I have an update for you! Back in a post back on July 13th, we introduced you to Maddy, her sister Melanie, and their parents Tim and Marizel! Tim is a close friend to Jason, Heidi’s husband, and gave him the opportunity to work at a job that would support the beginning phases of Simon Says Stamp!
“Tim is coming into the room with Melanie. He is pushing her in a wheelchair, and she is still wearing her hospital gown; her face is pale, a look of exhaustion washes over her, and tears are streaming down her face. She looks at Maddy and up at her own cells being infused into her sister, and she is sobbing. She stretches her hand out, and Maddy reaches for it. The girls finally touch. One, the source of health, strength and life; the other, a symbol of inspiration, courage and hope. That moment is one I will never forget…words cannot even describe the feeling. The entire room was flooded with emotion. I watch the girls and cry uncontrollably. The look on their faces tells me that “they get it”; they truly understand what this all means. Melanie willingly and without hesitation sacrificed a part of herself to save her sister’s life. Maddy, grateful beyond words for the gift she received, and grateful for an end to months of chemo and grueling procedures.”.
As we all hope and pray that the transplant ends up being the cure, we also want to thank everyone for the cards they sent! The whole family enjoyed seeing all the different countries the cards came from!
Our dear friend Jana Millen is now doing her own card drive for Maddy and the family, and has AMAZING giveaways you could win if you participate! From dies, to stamps, to tools- it’s definitely worth checking out! The cards need to be to Jana by September 30th, (she extended the deadline from September 14th) and she’s drawing the winners soon thereafter. For more information on the drawing, check out Jana’s post (and while you’re there, check out her blog! She came to teach at Simon Says Stamp a few weeks ago and I was blown away at her skill!), or sign up to see Maddy’s page and follow the progress here.
Thanks for all your support you’ve shown, and continue to show! We at Simon can only hope the best for this family!