Serving Saturday – Treatment of Hope

Hey my name is Tristan and I guess I’ll be invading this blog for the day. Recently I met a girl who’s friend’s family has a little girl with cancer. The treatment required for this particular form of cancer is really expensive and the family won’t be able to afford it. The hospital however has made a deal that for every bag of bottle caps they will take $500 off the treatment cost. These bottle caps can be from any kind of drink bottle: water bottles, soda, Gatorade, etc…..any kind of plastic bottle cap from a drink bottle. I honestly don’t know the family or even this new friend really well, but when you think of it, why should that matter? Just cause it’s not my daughter or your daughter doesn’t change the simple fact: that it is SOMEONE’S little girl and she needs help. This family needs love and prayer to make it through this hard time and the help of many different people to save their little girl. We have a way to help and I encourage you to get involved by saving up bottle caps from any drinks you may purchase. I currently don’t have an address to have them mailed to but as soon as I do I will have it posted. Until I get the address posted please just pray for the family and start saving up your bottle caps to ship when I have the address available for everyone. This is a great way to help a family in desperate need of aid and every little bit helps to getting this family’s little girl treated and on her way to recovery.

Thank you for your time and I hope ya’ll have an awesome weekend!

Matthew 25:34-40

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’  “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

 

Hey guys, now it’s Taylor. I really want to encourage all of you to get involved with this reader’s event for serving Saturday. This will be something that is continued on for a few months, so just because it was posted for today doesn’t mean it only happens once. Get involved! To make sure you don’t throw away bottle caps (because it’s easy to do out of habit), decorate a box with a child (or on your own) and have a designated spot in your room where you’re holding the bottle caps. For now while we don’t have an address to send to, whenever you’re ready to donate your caps, just email me at taylorcedarleaf@gmail.com and I’ll meet up with you and make sure to get them to Tristan.

I know we can help this little girl; she so deserves to have the treatment given to her. No one, let alone a child, should suffer through the cruelties of cancer. Please lift her up in your prayers as well as her family to remain strong for her.  I’ll keep all of you posted on any new news given for the little girl as well as an address.

In the meantime, feel free to send me pictures of the caps you have saved and/or your decorated boxes. Let’s make this an activity that’s fun and saving a life (literally)!

xoxo, T

2 responses to “Serving Saturday – Treatment of Hope

  1. This is a great idea! Do you know her name? Is there any way you can find that out and at least post her first name? Also, I would encourage any of you reading this to take a few moments and try to visit the child and her family. If they are in a particular hospital, you could pop in and bring her a balloon, or puzzle, or toy of some sort to cheer her up. Being that I have a close friend that just recently lost their 4 year old son to cancer, I am well aware of how important it is for this family to feel connected and supported.

    I hope everyone gets on board with this. It can make a difference in this little girl’s life and that of her family.

    • I definitely agree with your suggestions! I think it’d be awesome to have people show up and just encourage and love on her and her family. I’m still trying to get the little girl’s name and an address to send bottle caps to, but I’m def going to see if I can get a hospital address too so people can go and show their support. I’ll be sure to post as soon as I can those details! 🙂

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