Mister and Sister have been taking swim lessons for a couple of years now. It was at the pool that Mister met his friend Andrew. They were on swim team together this last season. Here’s Mister encouraging Andrew before a race…
Andrew is a wonderfully gifted and talented boy that is battling Leukemia. He is wise beyond his years, and he has endured A LOT over the past couple of years. Over the summer, Mister participated in a Swimathon, in honor of his friend, to benefit the Friends of Kids with Cancer. He’s had more visits to the hospital and cancer treatment center than any child should have to endure.
When someone in the family has cancer, it affects the entire family. Andrew is one of six kids. His siblings pretend play recently included using plastic wrap to “have a port” just like Andrew.
Andrew’s parents recently learned that a portion of Andrew’s cancer treatment medications, the antibody treatments which he’d already received, was denied coverage by their insurance coverage. Medicine that had been covered by their previous carrier and that they thought was still covered. The antibody treatment helps prevent serious infection in an immune system compromised by chemotherapy. Needless to say, it is a treatment that he needed, and still needs. That said, his parents have a $21,000 medical bill to pay, and do not have the means to pay it.
Giving forward is a way of life for my family. When giving forward gets personal, though, it takes on a whole new level of meaning. Which is why I’m bringing this to you. I’m asking you to consider donating to help Andrew’s parents pay for his cancer treatments. Today is the 15th. Can you give $15 to help pay for the cancer treatments that the insurance denied coverage for AFTER he received them?
I’m also asking you to consider sharing the Give Forward for Carrying the Shah’s campaign on your social media channels. You can learn more about Andrew’s journey on the Carrying the Shah’s Facebook Page and you can donate by clicking on the widget above or by visiting the Give Forward for Carrying the Shah’s campaign
After I tweeted about the campaign, GiveForward reached out to me and agreed to work with me to help raise the funds. Give Forward has agreed to contribute $25 per blog, up to $1,000, to write about the fundraiser, what the Shah’s are going through, and talk about helping in times of need.
They’ve agreed to give an additional $200 if I can get 30 bloggers to post by the 24th of November.
You can learn more, and report your links, at
I am willing to give any blogger that posts about this campaign a 150×150 button ad in my sidebar for one month. To get the sidebar ad, simply select the Trading Spaces option on my ad page or at at:
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