i just found out that my daughter's teacher from last year was diagnosed with colon cancer in june. her husband was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer that has spread to his bones last november. they have two little boys, the oldest starting kindergarten this year & the youngest born last november around the time her husband was diagnosed.
i can't imagine what they have been going through these past few months! she is very positive about her situation & her husbands. she is determined to get well & positive he will also, as she said she is not leaving her boys!
my daughter is upset by the news. she knows that cancer is not a death sentence, my father was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in november of '10 & he's been in recovery since last summer, but i think she is more upset for the boys.
teachers & staff at the school have set up a meal schedule till the end of august to help them out & they have had various family members staying with them to help out. a few that also have side businesses of selling jewlery & such are going to do various fundraisers throughout the year & donate their profits to the family.
i would love to do something with my daughter & other former students to help the family. even if it is just sending handmade cards. anyone have any ideas of something i could get students involved with?