It’s Saturday and we’ve just come back from brunch. My mind is swirling with thoughts of this past week. I’m having a hard time concentrating and deciding what to share for Sunday Snapshots. I decide to take a break and catch up on some blog reading. Eventually I ended up on Laura’s blog, Family Spice. That’s where I met Cody.
Cody is a brave four year old little boy. He is fighting High Risk Neuroblastoma, stage 4, cancer. He had been in remission since December of last year. But last week his family got the news that the cancer had returned aggressively. Laura states, “There is no longer a treatment option. He is registered with hospice but at home.”
Cody’s aunt Stephanie, of The Recipe Renovator, has organized a bake sale and cookbook auction to help pay for the $15,000 his family has incurred in medical expenses. “Cookies for Cody” is a wonderful fundraiser that not only helps a family in need but also gives back to those willing to donate. Please stop by either Family Spice or The Recipe Renovator to get more information on how you can bid on bake sale items and cookbook auctions. The auctions end 5 pm Pacific time on Sunday, August 5th
Additionally Cody’s family has set up a page, where you can read Cody’s story. On the page you’ll find a “Donate” button. Donations are being accepted through Paypal. If you don’t have a Paypal account it is very easy to set one up, and you can use your credit card through Paypal to make donations. When you send your Paypal donations make sure to included “Cookies for Cody” in the message line.
Cancer is a horrible disease that has surely effected all of us, directly or indirectly. We’ve all known someone who has fought or is battling cancer right now. There is someone very dear and near to my heart currently fighting that battle. Though that person is a full grown adult, much of Cody’s story sounded familiar to me. My heart aches not only for my family and loved one battling cancer, but also for Cody and his family. It’s a reminder of how precious life is and how unfair Cancer is.
I wish I could somehow console Cody and his family. I wish I had the power to eradicate cancer from our world. But I don’t. Instead I made a small donation through Paypal, because that’s all I can do.
Please donate, bid, and help get the word out so we can help Cody’s family. Remember that no amount is too small, every little bit counts and helps.
Here’s how you can help.
- Donate via Cody’s Update page and include “Cookies for Cody” in the message line.
- Get the word out
Send Cody and his family infinite amounts of positive energy.