Candles For Corey
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“There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.” Robert Alden
Will you join me in lighting up the world for little Corey?
There is a little boy who has become very special to me that I just had to blog about today. His name is Corey and one day Corey’s parents were told something that is the nightmare of all parents….he had cancer. “Corey was diagnosed on August 12, 2013 with a rare form of cancer called Neuroblastoma Wilm’s Tumor. A tumor of the kidney. He is three years old and such a fighter and almost always has such a beautiful smile in spite of all he is going through. Talk about a warrior…this little fellow is a real warrior and inspiring to watch. He could teach us all about holding on to faith and fighting battles with a positive attitude.
Today this precious little boy is having surgery to remove the tumor after having gone through chemo already to shrink it enough that they could remove. I am asking if you would light a candle for this sweet little boy and if you pray…say a prayer. If you do not pray…to send positive thoughts his way. I am lighting a real candle here for Corey and keeping it lit all day long as I lay here and pray for this sweet baby and his parents and family who are right there for him.
From his Facebook: “Since birth Corey has struggled with Sever allergies to food and other things in life. So visiting the doctor is not new to him.
On August 8th I noticed a lump on Corey’s left side. He has had problems in the past with constipation due to food allergies. So I thought that was the problem. On Sunday August 11 He complained of his stomach hurting so I took him to the ER. After running test X ray’s and a CT scan. To my surprise my son had a tumor that covered the entire left side of his abdomen. He was admitted and two days later went to surgery for a biopsy. He was released on the 15th and the following Thursday the 22 he returned to the clinic for his results. At that point they confirmed it was cancer and it was a stage 3 of 5 stages. The started Chemo that day and he has been taking it every Thursday at 10 am.”
I know people from over 75 countries read my blog and am hoping that prayers will be flowing from around the world for Corey and his family today especially and every day as he continues on this journey to whup cancer’s butt and that you will ask others to pray for him too. So many of you have done this for me on my journey with sickness and I hope you will for Corey. It only takes a few minutes to pray or light a candle…just a small thing and yet such a HUGE thing for a family or person in need. I know how you all helped me this time last year through kidney surgery…just knowing you were there and how you are helping me now.
Corey and his Mama…fighting the battle but holding strong in their faith and with smiles on their faces.
You can find Corey’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CoreyKokieRichardson
And the twitter account is here: https://twitter.com/kokiesworld
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