Saturday, November 24, 2012
Greetings Across the Sea
A few times this year I've written about a great site called PostPals. It's based in England and is a site that supports children with serious illnesses by letting them know that people are thinking of them. Through the site, you can read about particular youngsters and e-mail them, write them, or send them gifts. For privacy reasons, the e-mails and letters go to a forwarding address and then they're sent on to the patient. Today I chose to write to a cute 6-year old girl named Lydia.
It seems that Lydia has had one serious disease after another since she was born. And now she is fighting a significant brain tumor as well. It's hard to even fathom what these children and their families goes through as they battle the enormous challenges they face on a daily basis. If receiving a caring note from a stranger across the sea can brighten their day just a little bit, it's the least I can do.