UPDATE: Hope celebrated her eighth birthday in January, and she loves school.
This email is long overdue — The Summer has kept me and my 17 month old twins very busy. I wanted to give you an update on Charlotte’s blanky.
I contacted Corrie after I received your email on 6/26/09 regarding the aqua minky dot blanky she had, that her daughter was not using. With everything going on in her life, she was kind enough to get to the post office and send out the blanky within two days. I received the blanky, and it was immaculate!
This wonderful mother was kind enough to send the blanky for Charlotte (at no cost) as long as I said a prayer for her daughter, Hope.
I have made a donation to CaringBridge in Hope’s name and continue to keep her in my prayers. I want to thank you and your wonderful website for putting me in contact with this kindhearted mother and her daughter, Hope.
Please post this great story of “HOPE” (a pun very intended)for those praying for Lost Lovies AND this beautiful little girl — WHO NEEDS ALL OF OUR PRAYERS!!!!
I continue to visit your website, so I can help pay it forward for a family looking for a lost lovey!
Once again, thank you and God Bless,
The story of Hope and her family really puts into perspective what is truly important. Please take the time to read about Hope, who has a degenerative neurological disorder called Leukodystrophy and give this family your prayers and encouragement.
As Corrie said in her journal some time ago, “We are excited to make use of all the services they have, but it’s still hard to say that our 6 year old will be in Hospice.”
(Please understand that if you donate in Hope’s honor on the journal website, you are helping Caring Bridge provide the free journal space for families like Hope’s. You might prefer to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit that they use when she has extended tests, therapy, etc., or directly to the family.) Regardless of any monetary donation you might consider, Corrie’s whole family, and especially Hope, need your PRAYERS.