My friend Gina and her son Britt
(see picture in sidebar)
Britt is 14 and was diagnosed last year with Anaplastic Astrocytoma.
It's cancer in the brain and spine.
Britt went through chemo and radiation and was in a trial study with other drugs. (the same one we were planning to do for Andrew)
Britt lost his hair, was nauseous, had other side effects and has faced what no child should ever have to face.
He met Andrew when Andrew was at All Children's last fall.
Gina and I have had conversations about the why and the how and the what if.
Gina believes God's word. So do I. But we are left with questions in spite of that. And the only answer is Jesus. And the only place to go is God.
Britt was able to finish school last spring and to start this fall.
His latest mri (8/6/10) resulted in very bad news.
I will never, ever understand what happened with Andrew and why cancer has attacked Britt. I will never understand this side of eternity.
Please pray for my friend Gina. Britt is her only child. Britt has such a sweet spirit. Please pray.
Despite losing Andrew I still believe in divine healing and I still believe in miracles.
I would be lost, undone, utterely broken and sitting in a corner crazy as could be.
I love you, Son. I remind myself everyday that you are in our future. Sometimes it's the only thing that gets me through.