I didn't make it to church today because hubby wasn't feeling well last night and I stayed up really late/early with him. In the past, when he has felt bad like that we have ended up in the ER, so I was afraid to go to sleep until I knew he was going to be okay. He is fine now, thank God.
Staying up with him got me to thinking about 2 ladies that I have become Facebook friends with in the past week. Jennifer and Vivian are both parents struggling to care for children who cannot eat like the rest of us.
I wrote a blog post about Vivian's daughter, Lidija, here. Since I wrote that little post, Vivian and I started talking on Facebook and she introduced me to Jennifer. Jennifer's son, Michael, an adorable 3 year old; suffers from a different problem than Lidija, but with the same results.
|Michael..Isn't he a handsome boy?|
Michael has FPIES, an extreme food allergy. His doctors say this is the worst case of FPIES they have seen because Michael has been allergic to every food they have tried. So, this little boy can only eat Neocate.
You can read more about Michael here, and donate to help him here.
I don't have children. So perhaps I can't really imagine what Jennifer and Vivian are facing. I just know that they can't face it alone. They need our help. Yes, they need money, and I hope if you have it to give that you click the links and give (I will give both again at the end of this post).
Even more than money, they need our prayers. Prayer is a powerful thing. I have talked about this before. Prayer really does change things. So please, pray for Michael and Lidija, and for their families. Give if you are able and share their stories with your friends and family. Literally, the lives of these children depend on it.
To give to Lidija, go to http://www.giveforward.com/lidijashope
To give to Michael, go to http://foodallergyfoundation.org/donate/save_michael
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As always, thank you for stopping by to visit, and have a blessed week! xoxoxo