"Some stories are true that never happened" _Elie Wiesel
Friday, July 29, 2011
Letters for Trinity
I received an invite on my Facebook page and it really touched my heart. I had True and Annika write letters. What a great way to encourage and bless this little girl while teaching our children love and compassion:
Hey Everyone, you know me and normally I don’t ask for favors but I have a HUGE favor to ask. I come from a small town back in Iowa called Lytton and in that town, we are like a family. Our neighbors back home (my parent’s next door neighbors)daughter, Trinity was recently diagnosed with leukemia and has been having a rough go of it. Trinity is 7 years old and is currently receiving aggressive chemo treatments and suffers daily pain and high fevers. She is also away from her friends and family in the hospital.
The one thing that Trinity looks forward to everyday is receiving letters in the mail. Our town has banded together to try and get each resident to send a card with words of encouragement. Our town has even set a goal of adding a $1 bill to each letter in to make Trinity smile and help her parents with medical bills as they have 5(!) kids. Even if you don’t feel comfortable sending $$, please take the time to send a card with words of encouragement to Trinity. She looks forward to getting mail so much, her father holds over a few cards every Saturday so she has cards to open on Sunday when there is no mail delivery.
The address is to her room at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines. Please help and give a smile to a little girl with a big heart. It is a small request but you have no idea how it brightens her day. Also please feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who would be interested in being a part of this great cause or invite people to this event!
Trinity Jean Carlson
c/0 Blank Children"s Hospital 4th floor room 415
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309