This is my friend Ian. He is 4 years old and I just found out yesterday that he has a rare tumor in his head. My heart wanted to stop and I wanted to help him and his Mom. She is a wonderful Mother, not because I say so but because I have seen it. She has always been kind and patient with Ian. Today he is fighting for his life. The Tumor doesn't allow him to balance himself, so he often trips because of the dizziness. His eyesight has gottten progresssively worse and doctors do not have a long prognosis for him. However, his mother presses forward with courage and strength and does not give up, even when she is turned away from any long term hope of recovery. She is his biggest advocate and she needs help too. She is a single mom, being a single mom myself I know the hardships that come along with it. Although she looks full of strength I can still see the pain in her soul through her eyes. She holds it in very well but I am not immune to her pain. I cannot even comprehend how she is doing it because she has left her job to be with her son 24/7, like a good mother. I worry, will she have money for food, for gas to get back and forth from the hospital, will she have a place to live???? I would like to say that losing everything doesn't matter to her right now because her son is her main focus but a mother fighting for her sons life deserves to have the simple things to help alleviate her worries. She is my friend, Ian is a part of my and my childrens life. They need a chance to live, a place to come home to, I pray that everyone who reads this will find it in their heart to help. My greatest wish is to see Ian home playing outside with his friends, He is her only son, he means the world to her. I know although she would not ask for help she would be eternally grateful and so would I.
Sometimes we miss the bigger picture of what our actions could mean to someone because we get so caught up into our own chaos, life, choices, regrets but then something like this happens and it changes our perspective in life. Whats important, what truly means the world to us and what adds value to it. It is only at that point that we realize that this life is about LOVE and COMPASSION< and truly helping one another. I know I will never be the same again. I got home today from the hospital and saw my 4 year old son and hugged him so tight, like I never have before. I cannot imagine going through what she is going though right now. Pray for Ian and pass this message along share his story. Help his Mom Vicky, she is not asking because she is very reserved and suffers in silence but I am in good faith, praying that someone will read this and feel what I feel at this moment and help. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read this.