Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Enjoying "freedom"

Madeleine’s Blog

August 13, 2013
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
Isaiah 41:10

Go Giants!!! Madeleine and friend, Kaila
As the time to go back to NIH approaches, Madeleine has been enjoying her freedom. She has been getting time with friends, and right now she is up at Mt. Lassen with extended family for a few days.

Then on August 19th, she will fly back to NIH to begin her chemotherapy, TIL infusion, and high dose IL-2. This will involve an intensive 3-week stay in the hospital. Being "shut in" for three weeks will be hard for someone as active as Madeleine, so this is all the more reason for her to enjoy her freedom now!

Many of you have asked how you can help Madeleine and her family. There is a group of people from "The Cove" church who are organizing some meals during the next few weeks to help take some of the load off the family during this season. After spending so much time out of state, and also away from work, it would be very meaningful to know that meals are being taken care of a few times each week.

If you would like to help in this way, please contact Kirsten Carpenter at 707-548-3460 or by email at kcarpenter618@sbcglobal.net and she can put you on the schedule.

Thank you to The Cove and to all of you for your prayers and support during this time.

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