There are some things that happen in life that are difficult to understand. Why do bad things happen to good people?
I was given some really bad news last week (September 14, 2012). An old friend of mine (James) that I grew up with in Humboldt, Canada, let me know that his son (Tyler) was diagnosed with brain cancer. Unfortunately the tumor cannot be removed by a surgeon; it can only be treated with radiation. Tyler is 5 years old.
James, his wife (Kelly), and Tyler are about to engage in a very difficult war with cancer. They are about to uproot their lives and temporarily live in another city to give Tyler the best treatment available. It’s hard to imagine how difficult this will be for these young parents.
During this crazy time, the old gang from Humboldt started calling, texting, emailing, praying, and asking how we could all help. It was certainly a proud moment for me to be part of a special group of compassionate friends. We all live in different cities, and sometimes we don’t see each other as often as we’d like. But make no mistake, everyone is stepping up for James in one way or another.
We all want James to put every ounce of his attention and energy on Tyler. We don’t want James to be concerned about bills piling up at home, a temporary loss of income, and some increased expenses. In the near future, we hope to put together some fundraising efforts. I hope many of you will join our cause to help this family pour their love and focus on to their little warrior.
For now, please keep Tyler in your prayers.