3 S.R. Johannes: Books For Braedyn

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Books For Braedyn

Guys,

My friend, Stephanie Blake, needs our help.

Over the weekend, her 7-year old niece, Braedyn, was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). It's been a terrible shock to her family.

She lives in Wichita, KS. The treatment protocol starts this Wednesday with vigorous schedule of chemotherapy. Little Braedyn will probably lose her hair almost immediately. She loves books and crafts of all kinds. Her favorite color is green. She's being very brave, but is scared of what is to come.

Im planning on donating everything that is Fancy Nancy :) Anything will brighten this little girl's day - maybe coloring, crafts, books. They can be old or new.

Brenda Reeves Sturgis, is organizing A Book For Braedyn. Brenda would like to get an author a week to donate a single book (new or used) to Braedyn, to help keep her mind off of chemo and all the yucky cancer stuff she's going through.

Brenda is starting off by sending the picture book, All the World. If you could participate, it would be most appreciated. To sign up to send something, please contact Brenda via BSturgis@metrocast.net or feel free to contact me at sjohannes@bilaninc.com. I'm happy to help gather your stuff for Brenda as well.

Thank you so much, in advance, for brightening the days for little Braedyn.

And please keep her in your prayers and thoughts.

11 comments:

Kelley said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I know of an org called Friends Like Us who sends out gifts to kids (chemo bears, to help them understand the process and all that) who would undoubtedly love to send her a bear to help keep her spirits up.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, how heartbreaking! I'll follow the link and sign up right now. I have a son who is 8 and a daughter who is 6. I can't even imagine how hard it would be. Thanks for the heads-up, Shelli.

Kristin said...

Oh she's such a beautiful girl! Thanks for letting us know.

Solvang Sherrie said...

The thought of any child having to go through that is so heartbreaking. Best wishes to your friend and little Braedyn.

Melissa Gill said...

Oh, that is so sad. It's terrible that children have to go through such aweful things. I'll make sure to send something her way.

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks for letting us know, Shelli. I'll be sure to send a picture book I illustrated.

Bethany Mattingly said...

Thanks for the link. I'll definitely help out.

Gail said...

How heartbreaking for the family and scary for the little girl. Of course, I'll help. I'll follow the link. I'll also send the link out to my critique buddies and add it on my Facebook and Twitter pages.

Stephanie Blake said...

Thank you Shelli for the big shout-out. And to each of you for your support. She's gonna love all these books. Stephanie

Ishta Mercurio said...

Oh, I am on this. Thanks for mentioning it.

ZackBlake said...

This is Zack Blake, Braedyn's dad. Thank you all so much for thinking of my little sweetie. She is so strong and remaining very positive. We have not had a ton of time to read just yet but she has a blood transfusion today that will take about 4 hours and plan to read some of the books tonight. She has 2 different Facebook pages called Team Braedyn that you can follow for updates. Thank you again for you kindness.