Hi everyone. In the last entry I was talking about some important things and wanted to give you an update. But I am going to save that for another entry. I have something else I wanted to talk about tonight. I wanted to ask for prayers and good thoughts for something.
I am hoping that John gets into a program called "Chemo Angels". I found out about the program through two journalers. If you want to know more about it the website is www.chemoangels.com. What they do is match a "Chemo Angel" with a cancer patient. The Chemo Angel sends the patient cards, post cards, letters, and sometimes even a magazine subscription or something to eat.
First I didn't know if John would qualify for the program. The site said it was for patients currently going through chemo. John will have to go through chemo, and maybe radiation, and then a bone marrow transplant, but not quite yet. So I emailed the Chemo Angel Network, told them he had MDS, explained that he was going to have a bone marrow transplant, and told them his health condition and how many hours he was sleeping a day. They emailed back and said he would qualify. Then they asked me to fill out a form on the internet at the site.
I talked to John about it, and he said that getting a card or a postcard from somebody would really cheer him up. It would really make his day. He became very excited.
So I proceeded to fill out the form. When I was done I hit submit. To my surprise it stated, "If you are selected, you will hear back from us within ten days." I am so nervous. What if I don't hear back? I really want this for John. He deserves to be cheered up! I am also worried that I filled out parts of the form wrong. Where they said put his oncologist down, it said: address, city and state. I thought that that meant to put the city and state. Now I am wondering if they wanted the street address. If they can't verify him through his oncologist maybe they won't accept him.
Anyway, please pray that he gets accepted. I want him to get a card or postcard sometimes to cheer him up. Or whatever.