Support for "Super Ray" McPadden!
This means that Marybeth won’t be able to work all that much, if at all, during the coming months. As you all know, Marybeth's husband passed away in February 2013, so this will be a financially difficult time for her.
This family has been dealing with a lot more than any one family should. They’ve been amazingly strong. In addition to prayers, love and support, they could use some extra help over the coming months.
Marybeth’s FB page is filled with words of encouragement and offers to help. One friend said it perfectly, “Ray Ray is going to not only beat this, but he will come out stronger and better. His guardian angel will be sure of that.”
Please share this page with anyone and everyone. Let’s show Super Ray we’re all here to support him and his family!
Mary-Kate has turned control of this page over to me so I can share the good news about Ray with all of you. Ray soared through his stem cell transplant in December and had clean PET scans in March and June. He went back to school in March, finished the year, and will be moving on to sixth grade next year. He is feeling fantastic, and is living the life of a normal, healthy 11 year old boy. I even registered him for football tonight. Life is good. :-)
In light of this very happy ending, and my return to work, we are shutting down this page to further donations. But before we do, I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your donations and your words of love and support. Your messages were inspiring and helped us to keep going through the very difficult times during Ray's treatment. I am humbled by the generosity and selflessness you all have shown to us and cannot adequately express how much it has meant to us. You are all angels, and we will always be grateful for what you have done for us during this incredibly difficult time in our lives. Love and thanks to you all.
With love and gratitude,
Marybeth, Raymond and Christina McPadden
I don't even know where to begin.... I am so grateful and humbled by the enormity of the support everyone has shown over these past few days. It has been a week since we received the news that the chemo hadn't worked on Ray's cancer. In that short week, I have seen that kindness, generosity, friendship, and selflessness are everywhere. Thank you all so much for your love and support. Together, we will beat this monster. Super Ray WILL prevail!! All our love, Marybeth, Raymond and Christina