As you know, we have received an AMAZING amount of cards for Kate. Wow. You are all amazing. So we thought we would bring another child into the drive. This way, if you still want to make cards or make more cards, you can make them for this child. Just spreading the joy around a bit. If you have already sent cards, those will go to Kate and her family. But any future ones – it would be great if they were made for Eric and his family. (You will be eligible for the same prizes.) In hopes that we can get cards for him, too, we will extend the deadline just a touch – the prizes will be drawn on October 31 – so you have time to get them in before we pick prize winners. (ETA – No worries. If you send cards and they don't get here in time, I will still include you in the drawings.
OK… on to Eric…
I found out about Eric from my friend Kathy Rocoosin. Eric has ALD. (ALD is an inherited recessive genetic disorder linked to the X chromosome. The 1992 movie "Lorenzo's Oil" brought this rare disorder to the world's attention.) He was diagnosed on May 18th, and his little brother received the same diagnosis on May 29th. For information and updates on Eric, you can visit his website HERE.
Eric's mom, Leslie says, “Eric is a fighter and he has endured a tremendous amount. I am confident that he will not surrender. The docs have not thrown the towel in and we have not either… so pray hard everyone because we really do need a miracle.”
Eric will be 9 on 10/26. He has a sister (Rachel – 7) and brother (Jacob – 5). His dad is Bob and his mom is Leslie.
All the "guidelines," mailing info, etc is the same as for Kate. You can find it all HERE. Again, we would love it if you mailed the cards to arrive here by October 31.
I know I have asked a lot from you all to send cards for Kate and her family. But if you could just do it one more time – this time for Eric and his family – that would be wonderful. Imagine how much it would make him smile.