Thursday, May 10, 2012

A New Love...

I am a HUGE cat lover and have been for as long as I can remember. A few weeks ago, a friend told me about a local rescue group, Buster's Friends. I am now going to be a foster mom for cats! I am SO excited, not sure my 3 cats at home are though... :)

Meet Pence (after Hunter Pence, of course).

Isn't he adorable?? His mommy abandoned him and another family took him in. Unfortunately, their oldest son is highly allergic to cats, so they couldn't keep him. I believe he is about 4 weeks old (maybe 3 1/2). I got him to eat out of a bowl last night - YAY!! He is at work with me now so that I can feed him every 2 hours.

He's just woke up and is ready for lunch! Falling in love already :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Final Goodbye

Friday, May 4, 2012, Aidan McSpadden said his final goodbye here on Earth. God has called him home at a young age of 3. Aidan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) before the age of 2 and had a bone marrow transplant a few months ago. I was so very lucky to meet him last April at our Alana's Angels Fashion Show; Aidan was one of our handsome models and one of our Heroes. With his red hair and bright blue eyes, it is hard to not fall in love with him - then add his lovable, outgoing personality. An absolutely AMAZING child! Aidan was blessed to have two loving and caring parents, Kelli and Jared, and the most adorable little brother, Jax.
It breaks my heart that another child has died from cancer. It is not fair that children have to suffer from this horrible disease!! It amazes me how much my life has changed because of children like Aidan. Honestly, I was unaware or unconcerned about the life that these children lead. They are amazing individuals who have taught me so much about life and love. I encourage everyone to help fight cancer however they can. There are volunteer programs at local hospitals, local non-profit organizations, or you can give monetarily. Please find your way to help these children! Aidan's family has asked that people give donations to Big Love Cancer Care. For more information on Aidan and his fight, visit his website here. To find out more information about Alana's Angels click here.

Here is a slideshow of Aidan and his family. WARNING: it will bring tears to your eyes.

Aidan McSpadden - A True Hero

Today, Aidan's family and friends will say their final goodbye as they lay Aidan's body to rest. Please keep everyone who knew Aidan in your thoughts and prayers today - as they are saying goodbye to their Angel on Earth.