Monday, November 24, 2008

Sad News About Another FA Family

I felt the need to share this with everyone, because something I read really got me to thinking. Weekly, I get Google alerts for Fanconi Anemia. In today's alert I was directed to a web-blog for friends of a family who had a 2 1/2 year old daughter, Lilly, who had Fanconi Anemia. Sadly, this post was to announce the passing of that little girl. She went on to describe the parents as being the most loving, caring people she had ever known and how happy they were to have had the time they did with Lilly. Our thoughts and prayers reach out to them as we approach this holiday season. It is also a reminder of how dreadful and devastating FA can be. We thank God everyday that we get to hold and love Elias, and pray that he continues to be happy and free from pain and suffering. If there is one thing I have really learned from this experience, it is "do not take anything for granted." There is no guarantee in tomorrow, so you cherish and treasure the moments you have today, regardless of how bad things seem. As each of you celebrate our nation's day of Thanksgiving this week, please take a moment to tell someone how thankful you are to have them in your lives.

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