Friday, October 21, 2011

Hope for Stephen Update {PLEASE READ!!!}


*Deeeeep breath*

Hello, my WONDERFUL friends! I know I keep saying how blown away I am at the love and support you have all shown for little Stephen! This necklace promotion has spread like wildfire and right now I am at over 80 necklaces! This is WONDERFUL!!!! However...I am starting to get a little overwhelmed by it all. I wasn't really expecting it to grow so big, and while I am eternally grateful for your kindness, I can't handle all of these orders on my own. It's absolutely humiliating....but I think I need to stop taking orders for now and work on what I have so far. It's costed a lot in out of pocket costs for supplies and right now my reserves for supplies are gone...and that's only after ONE day! So, for all who ordered necklaces yesterday and today, I will still do your orders. But, after today I will have to put a pause on all orders until I can catch up and get my bearings and give my sore fingers a little break! ;) Thank you SO much for your understanding....and I am so sorry! I feel like I'm letting people down....but I just don't know what else to do.

In the meantime, if you would still like to donate to the Hope for Stephen fund, you can click on the link on my right sidebar! I know all donations would be greatly appreciated!

They just found out that the 90% estimate of the brain tumor removal was inaccurate, and he still has about 20-25% of the tumor still in there. I guess the brain had shifted during surgery to fill the hole and it got harder to navigate. They didn't want to go any deeper and risk cutting into the important parts of the brain that control speech, sight and motor functions. So....the hard journey isn't over yet.

I'll be sure to keep you updated, and please continue to keep them in your prayers! Thank you!!!

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3 people leaving some love!:

Melissa said...

Let me know when your fingers are back in commission so I can order some! I especially want one for my oldest sister who has a surviving child of a brain tumor (medulloblastoma). He was 5 when he was diagnosed and is now a straight A student in his first year of high school! That after receiving radiation directly to his brain and months of chemo. Hugs to you and your family. I completely feel your pain!
Melissa Johnson

Heather L. said...

Don't feel badly - I am sure everyone understands! And you certainly don't have to rush on mine at all. How exciting that you are able to raise so much money!!!!

AmieAnn said...

You are awesome.. and you are doing an amazing thing!
Hope he has a quick recovery!
Also I gave you a blog award @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/im-versatile-blogger-are-you-one-too.html
Hope you stop by and grab it!