Hi everyone, it is my privilege to tell you about one special little girl, sweet Lukah.
Lukah was born October 19, 2017 and instantly increased the happiness level of our world. Her smiles are contagious and she is the most carefree soul. She has blessed so many people simply by being herself.
Over the past month, Lukah has had many health struggles. What started as a trip to the emergency room late one night due to unexpected blood in her diaper has resulted in the discovery of an alarmingly large tumour that is currently pressing up against her internal organs. Lukah, her devoted parents, and her spunky older sister, B, have had their worlds rocked with this diagnosis. Due to the size of the tumour, Lukah will be having a surgery in the next week to have it removed. Though optimistic the removal of this tumour will result in many positive improvements in Lukah's health, the surgery and recovery will be extensive and tedious. Lukah is a strong girl, but her level of discomfort and overall decrease in mood and appetite recently are evidence of the daily struggle she faces until the tumour is safely removed. We are hoping that with the surgery, Lukah's blood levels will improve, she will regain her sunny disposition, and life will slowly return to normal for her family.
The village of family and friends surrounding this family is an amazing one, no doubt. That has already been proven over the past month! Lukah's parents have frequently shared how humbled they have been by everything offered to them. Lukah's family has been showered with love, support, and donations up to this point, and we all know they would be the last people to ask for financial assistance. However, the family continues to need our encouragement and support - be it kind words, offers of babysitting for B, or financial donations - to ease the stresses they face currently and will face as Lukah recovers from her surgery. Please know that any and all help is so appreciated. Lu is one amazing little girl - please keep her in your thoughts in the upcoming days and weeks!