For the month of August, Kate McRae and her family will be the recipients of our handcrafted cards.
Monday June 29th, 2009 was supposed to be a day filled with summer fun. The kids and I were going to the water park to celebrate summer. However, I noticed that a slight tremor in her right hand that had developed over the past few days had notably worsened. We decided to take her to her Pediatrician, just for safe measure. A CT of Kate's head was ordered. We proceeded to Phoenix Childrens Hospital for a stat CT of her head.
At 5:30 I, Holly, Kate's mom, was taken into a room alone and told Kate had a massive tumor on the left temporal lobe of her brain. The world seemed to stopped for us that day. I called her dad and through sobs told him to come to the hospital quickly. Our long journey had begun. Kate was directly admitted to the PICU. One minute thoughts of the water park the next our child is critically ill in the intensive care unit awaiting emergent brain surgery within a matter of days. We would have never chosen to be a part of this journey with childhood cancer, but it was chosen for us, and our sweet Kate.
Cricut: Doodlecharm Cartridge
Punch: EK Success Punch Corner Rounder - Large
Stamp: Paper Company -- Greetings, Peachy Keen – Wided Eyed Kids
Other: White Gel Pen, Glitter for wings
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