Friday, June 12, 2009

Please Pray for Karli

I have been incredibly blessed in my life. I have a wonderful family, an incredible friend network, and so many other blessings. We have all been blessed with safety and good health, for the most part. In my life, I have known people who had cancer, but it was always an acquaintance, a friend's relative or a relative's friend. It has never been my relative or friend.

Yesterday that changed. Karli is a precious 3 1/2 year old little girl with big eyes and curly hair. Her parents, Chris and Beth, are very good friends of ours and we do many, many things together. The guys play softball while us wives and kids watch, we get together for game nights and scrapbooking and nights on the town and Bunco. They are our close friends. They are also our relatives. Chris and Andy are cousins. So besides doing things as friends, we also see each other for holidays and birthday parties and family celebrations. To say we spend a lot of time together is a bit of an understatement.

Karli woke up with a fever yesterday and Beth brought her into the doctor. After determining the cause of the fever was a bladder infection, the doc decided to check her blood to make sure the infection hadn't gone to her kidneys as well. That's when they discovered that her white blood cells and platelets were very low. A call to Children's Hospital soon had them on their way to the Twin Cities for further testing. Last night it was confirmed that she has leukemia and today they'll continue testing to determine what type and how advanced it is.

Please pray for sweet, active, funny little Karli, her parents Chris and Beth, her older sister Kaitlin and her younger brother Brett. They need all the prayers they can get and I know it will mean the world to them. Thank you.

4 comments:

Laura said...

Candy, this story has really affected me. I hate hearing of anyone, but especially a child, facing this diagnosis. I'll be thinking of them and praying for them daily. One of my best friends is a survivor of Acute Myloid Leukemia. Although she was in her mid-20s at her diagnosis, she had a grim case. However, she made it through and has been in remission for SIX years. I'll be hoping for the same success story for little Karli!!!!

LeeAnne said...

Candy, I'm so sorry to hear about Karli!! I will be keeping her, and her entire family (and you too), in my prayers.

Mom to 3 Monkeys...Lexey said...

What a whirlwind. I will be praying for her! I know a friend who survived a very dire diagnosis at age 16. They said he would not live but he's 32 and healthy. I know prayer and love and care can see her through this. We will be thinking of them and keeping them in our prayers. HUGS

Cascia said...

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