Special Sibling Surprise to Share

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Hello Friends,

I was recently doing hair and makeup on a photo shoot with a model who is dating Packer tight-end Ryan Taylor. She overheard someone asking me about my daughter, who is currently being treated for leukemia. I told her a bit about Lulu, age 7, who is 3 months from finishing a tough 2.5 year chemotherapy course. I also told her about my 10-year-old son, who has been amazing through it all. She generously offered to send him something from Ryan. I knew that would mean so much to him since he is a HUGE Packer fan. 

It’s more difficult than we realize, for the siblings of those going through cancer. The sick child is given so much time, attention, and showered with gifts. Often, the well sibling is overlooked… Our son has been nothing but gracious through it all, never showing a sign of jealousy or crying out for attention. Making his sister laugh when she needed it, and hugging her at just the right times. 

Today, a box arrived in the mail for him. Inside it was not only a signed photo from Ryan Taylor AND Randall Cobb, but a number 12 signed jersey from AARON RODGERS !!! 

I’m so grateful to be able to share this beautiful Christmas story with you, to thank Abbie for her thoughtfulness and Ryan and the Packers for their generosity. Lulu continues to be up and down with nausea, vomiting and pain, but she is incredible; a force to be reckoned with.   We are still pushing through to March 6th, 2014 when she will take her LAST dose of chemo!  

Happy Holidays, 

T. Marie and a.l.l. of us

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