Pennies for your thoughts

     Maybe I should apologize for the double post this week, but the way I see it, if you follow all of her bad (non) adventures like the chemo, bone marrow and all that other crud, you should be okay with an extra dose of Delaney goodness to end the weekend. 

      I got an instant message from a friend on Facebook tonight to inform me that the middle school where she teaches is starting their “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser tomorrow.  If you aren’t familiar with Pennies for Patients, it is a program where students bring in spare pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Anyway, my friend was letting me know that her class is going to be generously participating in honor of Delaney (Excuse me while I give A quick shout out to Mrs. Flores class at Fulton Middle School in Fountain Valley, CA.  You all have a very cute six year old mustached girl in Colorado cheering for you!).

      Anyway, I was sharing this instant message with my wife, and she reminded me of something that I thought was worth sharing with all of you.  Right before her own leukemia diagnosis, Delaney’s class participated in Pennies for Patients.  Delaney came home from school on the very first day that it was announced and emptied her piggy bank (and her old man’s poker jar) to give it all to Pennies for Patients because she desperately wanted to help those sick kids.  That’s just how our little Laney Bug rolls!

6 thoughts on “Pennies for your thoughts

  1. My ache for you all is from a distance, for I cannot comprehend all you that is happening in your life, but my prayers for you all and especially for Delaney, in particular continue on, along with thousands of others.

    I also pray for peace, contentment and comfort for you all. God bless yoy all.

  2. I found your blog through the K-Love website. I am a 15 year old girl and I can’t even imagine going through all that is happening in your life. I pray that Delaney will get better, and thank God that there are people as young as she who are so willing to help others.

  3. I turned on Tom Martino for about 5 minutes today and heard you talk about Delaney. I have been helping my oldest son through his figh t with cancer and my heart goes out to you and your family. We will keep Delaney in our prayers.

  4. Love you guys very much. Praying daily for your strength, endurance, encouragement and healing for sweet Delaney.

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