Thursday, June 2, 2011

I cant believe we are already in June.  The CureSearch walk is NEXT month!  I am so excited for this, and for the awareness that it will bring of childhood cancer.  I have seen so much pain and suffering ever since I entered into the cancer world. There have been feelings and images that I wouldnt wish on my worst enemy.  There have been too many nights when I sat holding my sons limp hand and listening to a mother down the hall sobbing at the loss of her child, or walked by parents with tears streaming down their faces.  I still cant get the images of my son laying in a hospital bed covered head to toe with tubes that were the only things keeping him alive out of my head.  Along with the pain, suffering and heartache though I have also seen miracles.  I have seen Skyler start breathing on his own when everyone thought he never would again.  I have seen him take his first drink after months of not being able to, and I have seen him take his first steps again.  I have also received many blessings. The support we have been shown has been incredibly humbling for me.  My eyes have been opened to how much good there is in this world.  There have been so many people who have picked me up when I didnt think I could go on.  Alot of those people were people I have never met before.  This last year has changed me for the better and I want to give back.  I want to help raise money for a cure.  I am proud to be able to take part in this CureSearch walk and am so happy that they have come to Utah for the first time this year.  With CureSearch 94% of the money you donate will go directly to childhood cancer research!  A fellow cancer mom and her husband made this video for the walk.  Every child in this is from Utah.  Its hard to watch a video of little children battling this awful disease and then see a picture of my son pop up.  Some of these kids are now off treatment, some are still fighting and some are now angels.  One boy in this actually earned his angel wings while this video was being made. He was on this CureSearch committee and was dedicated to finding a cure all while fighting for his life.

If you would like to join Skylers team or just donate you can go here
Thank you all for your support!


susi and adam said...

Go Team Skyler! ;) We are with you guys! Wish we could come for real!

Anonymous said...

crystal,, that video was amazing, thank you for sharing,, may god bless you and skyler

Katrina Mortensen said...

A friend of my family daughter is in that video. I'm getting a big group together to do that walk. Could we all join your team?