Here are three specific ways that you can be a part of helping Charlie battle Hyper IgM:
We are relying on you to pray for our son. Whenever we put out a specific request or when God brings us to mind, please pray. We believe in the power of prayer. James 5:14-16 says,
"Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."
Often Bone Marrow Transplants are the only solution for patients who have cancers and other blood diseases. In order for children like Charlie, to have a shot at a healthy life, there must be donors on the registry that are a good match. In fact, someone from the registry will be a part of saving Charlie's life. Wow, we are so grateful for this person we have never met! We are also so blessed to have the best medical professionals taking care of Charlie and guiding us. You can give in two ways:
- Be The Match is a bone marrow registry and its very easy to sign up online. Please consider this option! Click here to learn more from bethematch.org.
- Consider giving to Cincinnati Children's Hospital where Charlie will receive his Bone Marrow Transplant. It's a great hospital and Charlie is very fortunate to be able to have the best treatment through them.
Tell others. It is our prayer that this journey can impact the lives of many. We know that God is writing a BIG story that includes more than just our immediate friends and family. The donor, the doctors, the nurses, and anyone who crosses our path has a chance to be a part of, what we believe, is a great testimony to God Almighty.
If there are specific needs that you'd like to help meet please contact us and we'll let you know how you can help.