August 21, 2012
So do not fear, for I am with you
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God
I will strengthen you and help you
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
|Madeleine with a stuffed animal gift from Dr. Gailani|
shortly after we checked into our hospital room, a man and woman came over to greet us. They explained that their 33-year-old daughter was in a room down the hall and was also battling melanoma and was there for her first round of bio-chemo. They also explained that they had come to know of us through somehow stumbling upon Madeleine's blog on the internet, and that the blog had really helped and encouraged them as they were facing her diagnosis and considering doing bio-chemo. They invited Madeleine over to their daughter's room, and Madeleine was able to encourage her as they compared experiences and talked about the treatment. It is really amazing to realize that the things that Madeleine has gone through, and the encouragement she has found along the way, might also be an encouragement to others.
Thanks again to everyone for your prayers for Madeleine - we are praying that this treatment would be effective and that she would have courage and grace as she goes through this week.