While I know my blog is not that far-reaching, I want to share this with you guys in case you might be able to help. This story directly affects two people I really care about and I hope you feel as inspired as I do.
One of my best friends, Meghann, sent me a facebook invitation to a group called "Skye Getter" about her fiance, Justin's little cousin named Skye. Skye has been battling cancer since three when cancerous tumors were discovered on her kidneys. Currently, Skye is on dialysis, kidney-less and receiving chemo treatments. Here is here CaringBridge link where you can read more about her story.
This is something Meghann typed for the group:
Skye wants to be able to have received a piece of mail from every state in the US before she leaves us. Her family has maps hung around the walls in the house with thumbtacks covering them from the places she has received mail.
If you could send a postcard, card, letter, whatever, I know it would mean a lot to her. She has two older siblings, her sister Patience, and her brother Aaron.
She is missing mail from California, Washington state, Rhode Island, Nevada, Wyoming, North Dakota, Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Alaska and overseas. Even if you live in a state not included in that list, please consider sending mail, as I am sure Skye and her family would appreciate. Also, maybe you know someone who could send mail from one of the states she does not yet have.
The address is:
P.O. Box 33
Lewisburg, OH 45338
And above the mail, please hold Skye in your thoughts and prayers. I keep thinking about the wear three years of cancer must be having on her young body. As Meg put it, she is "losing steam." The tiring effect it has on her family must be immense as well. Anything you can do to help her achieve this goal will be deeply appreciated.