Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hearts for Peyton

Here is a photo of today's work. A friend is making a heart quilt to auction off for a 4 year old named Peyton who has been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis and will be undergoing chemotherapy. There is a benefit dinner and auction later this month to raise funds for his family. I made these blocks today for my friend to use in the quilt.

Stories like Peyton's and his family make me wish I was rich and could donate a bunch of money to cancer research and helping patients and their families through these hard and uncertain times. But I'm not rich and will probably never be rich enough to give away the amount of money this problem requires. So I make a few quilt blocks, stitched with love and prayers of healing. Then I go hug my child and say a prayer of thanks that he is healthy.


Barb said...

That is wonderful what you are doing, I wish I had know, I would have made some....looks wonderful.

Mama Pea said...

Hi Lynn, wish I had known, too. I would have been glad to make some for her. If she needs more, please let me know. I feel just like you do...wish I had money to give to all these causes that are so just. And, I go hug my kid a lot, too, when I think about this stuff. Have a good day. Let us know if there's a way we can participate in the auction/raffle.

pegcollins said...

Hi. I'm Peg and I'm the one making the quilt. Peyton is the son of friends of our family. I, too, wish there was more I could do. The dinner/auction is Sept 18 5pm at the middle school in Alamosa, CO. Also a run/walk that morning. I am blessed that I have healthy kids and 12 healthy grandkids.