It has been a crazy year with lots of ups and downs for our features. Baby Hazel found a living donor match and recently had BOTH kidneys removed in preparation to receive her life saving kidney and is doing great! Her new kidney will be here just in time for Christmas. Monica had a terrible set back for awhile and was gravely ill but managed to be the warrior she is and bounce back and wake up from her medically induced coma and find out she is in REMISSION! Robert the Great is in Seattle receiving a new T-Cell treatment that will hopefully be the answer he needs to finally beat AML once and for all and help further the use of this amazing treatment for others! Peyton RANG THE BELL on WORLD news for everyone to see as she completed her LAST TREATMENT! Cadence has continued to be cancer free, fight for awareness for Childhood Cancer and inspire so many everyday. Lake's picture continued to be shared this year all over the world creating awareness for childhood cancer and the truth of what happens when we lose a child as amazing as Lake. Even though he is not with us his photo and story continue to reach and touch people eveywhere.
You make this happen. Please keep sharing our features stories and help those I need of living kidney donors find their matches and help raise awareness for childhood cancer and it's grossly underfunded research. Just clicking share may seem small to you but look at the good it has done in ONE year! Donating to the right people who fund research is crucial, CURE Childhood Cancer, St. Jude, Be The Match.org. Sign up to be a bone marrow donor! It's so easy! You don't even have to leave your home! They send the test to you and you send it right back! SAVE A LIFE! www.bethematch.org, www.dkms.org, just a couple to start. Donate BLOOD, donate PLATELETS or PLASMA. Continue to PRAY for them all. YOU have the power to make a difference, even if it's just a well placed smile to a stranger. Don't ever forget that. You will be giving something just as valuable to yourself I promise.
Let's make 2017 even bigger and better. We have so many more opportunities that have opened up for Be The Change-BAF this year and we hope next year will bring about amazing change for those in need. You are a big part of that, just by being on our website and reading these stories and caring about these people. We are the change the world needs, and our ripples we create grown and exceed all our expectations. Be kind, be humble, be loving, be the change.