Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cheers for Caty


Dear Friends,
I am a firm believer that God gives us little lessons in our lives to help us along on our Journey. Today I would like to share a story about my daughter’s friend, Caty and her journey.
A few weeks ago Morgan received a phone call from one of her close friends telling her that their friend Caty had just returned from her doctors visit and they were going to admit her into the hospital the following Monday for test on a cyst that was located in her back. They feared that is might be cancer.
A few days later, Morgan and Addie went to the hospital to visit, and while they were there, she received the news that her tumor was indeed cancer. She learned that she had a form of cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma and she would begin a long duration of treatment.
Instead of being asked to leave, her parents invited the girls back into the room. There they sat together and prayed with her. To Morgan’s amazement she talked of her faith and growing relationship with God. She talked of words of encouragement and how she was going to “Tackle” this head on. Then she said the most wonderful thing, she reflected on her times at church camp, and how they had talked about their purpose, she then told them that she realizes her purpose was to bring people closer to God. There in that hospital room, 13 years old and just being diagnosed with cancer; she realized her purpose was to help others. This story moved me.
Caty was able to leave the hospital for a few days before starting “Chemo Camp” as she calls it and decided to cut her beautiful long red hair and donate it to Locks of Love, still thinking of others.
I have decided to try to share Caty’s story of Faith and Encouragement to everyone I can. I am asking for people to add her to their Prayer Request at their Church and to your blogs, and to send her letters of encouragement. I would love to see how far her message is received.
Please send letters to the following:
Cheers for Caty
2935 Thousand Oaks #6-220
San Antonio, TX 78247
Thank you,
Amy

30 comments:

Mario and Amy Andreani said...

Please keep us updated on this little girls journey and my family will definitely keep her on our prayer list and on our prayer request list at our church. What a brave young lady and such an inspiration. I’m so glad you left me a comment because I really enjoyed taking a peek at your blog. I hope you don’t mind me adding you to my favorite blog list. Have a good week. ~Amy

DivaDeb said...

Thank you so much for the email you sent to me, letting me know about this remarkable young lady. I will happily post about her on my blog and send her message out to even more people.

Isn't it wonderful how the internet has enabled us to reach out and connect with people everywhere?!!

Judy said...

Amy, I was very moved by your post (and e-mail to me) tonight. I have posted a short story about Cathy on my blog and linked it back to you so others can see the story of this amazing young lady. I also gave the address for writing Caty.

Please keep us up-to-date as best you can on her progress.

Caty is a very special lady and also lucky to have wonderful friends like your daughter and you to care enough about her to let all of us know.

Love,
Judy

Judy said...

....sorry, I mean Caty!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I have already begun praying for Caty and will post the story link and address on my blog tomm. Praise God for this new form of prayer chain!

mrsjones6 said...

Hi Amy, I couldn't tell Caty's story as well as you so I copied your entry as well as linked to you so others might send her a card as well. Our Jr High students at church all had special prayer for her tonight. She sounds like a very brave young lady and a light for the world to see. Thank you for sharing her story.
~Jen

sadieolive said...

I will keep her in my prayers as well.

Oliver's said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and telling your story. I will post her story as soon as I can figure out how. I will share this story with my daughter as I know she would like to send words of encouragement and pray for her. Please keep us updated. God bless you, Paula

Counting Your Blessings said...

Will send something out this weekend! Blessings... Polly

KARIN said...

Amy, Just wanted to let you know I blogged about Caty. My thoughts and prayers are with that sweet girl. Keep us posted on her progress.

Karin

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Caty will go on our prayer list as well as the church prayer list. Three cheers for Caty. That is a really great thing you are doing. Three cheers for you too.

Cookie Sunshine said...

She will be in my prayers and I will pass this along.

Hugs,
Cookie

pumpkin seed said...

Thanks for sharing this with us! I posted a link on my blog so others will join in! She will be in my prayers!

Country Girl said...

Hi, Amy. I came here via Mary's Little Red House blog and was very moved by Caty's story. I'm posting a link on my blog as well to get the word out there. My husband was diagnosed with brain cancer just over 4 years ago and I'm convinced that it wasn't just the chemo and radiation that kept him alive. It was the tremendous number of people of people who had him on prayer chains and prayed for him. Prayer and attitude combined can be amazing things!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What a remarkable girl! I am praying for her and will spread he story to everyone I know. Caty is going to beat this and go on to help many others! In Jesus' name, amen!

Beverly said...

I will definitely keep Caty in my prayers. Please let us know if they start a website for her.

http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

TSannie said...

Hi Amy - I'm here from Country Girl Kate. Caty will be in my thoughts and prayers from here forward. Do let us know how she's doing. She sounds like an incredible girl.

Aunties said...

Amy, I read about Caty after you left a comment on Jen's blog at Fiddle dee dee. I too did a post about Caty last night and I hope that others too will take the opportunity to serve this sweet little girl whose precious desire is to bring others closer to God. She is already to doing that by giving all of us an opportunity to pray for her. Thank You for letting us all know about Caty so we could all get involved in serving her at this time.
In just a simple post, isn't it amazing how many people you can reach and how much good you can accomplish for a daughter of God in need.
Hugs, Beth

KKJD1 said...

Will keep Caty in prayers and add a link so others can come and read your blog about Caty. Blessings,Karen

pumpkin seed said...

I just sent out a little gift for her this morning!

3CHEERS4MOM said...

Hi,
This is Amy’s daughter Morgan!
And words can’t not even describe how ecstatic I am to see Caty’s story get out and touch the lives of many other families.
Thank you so much for putting her on your blog, it means the world to us!
Keep her in your prayers!
~Morgan

Cookie Sunshine said...

Amy, I've posted an "I Cheer for Caty" button on my sidebar linking back to your post and I've created a post also linking back asking my readers to put an "I Cheer for Caty" button on their blog. I've put a set of handsigned and embellished prints, along with colored pencils in the mail to her this morning.

Thank you for sharing her story.
I will keep her in my prayers.

Sincerely,
Cookie

Barb said...

Hi,

I am cheering and praying for Caty and the entire family. Know that prayer is powerful and God hears every single one.

Caty's faith will get her through.

blessings,
Barb

Michelle said...

Consider it done! It would be an honor to send her a card encouraging her in her fight. What an amazing girl! Thank you for sharing the story!

Michelle
www.everydaycelebrating.com

Rue said...

God Bless that little girl and her family I'm praying for them.

rue

Bre said...

My best friend was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in July of '07. She is doing fabulous and almost done with the last of her chemo treatments! Caty will beat this ugly cancer!!!

Cottage Rose said...

Thank you so much for sharing her story. I will most assuredly keep her in my Prayers. What a great Faith she has in the Lord for such a young lady. I will pass on this blessing of a story with others and for them to pray. The power of prayer is so great. I will make sure
I send her a letter or card. My the Lord wrap his loving arms around her and her family.

hugs;
Alaura

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Amy, I have just put Caty's picture on my blog and linked it to her blog you have made for her .
Give her a big hug for me ! i will be praying for her .

bj said...

I am adding the pic of Caty on my sidebar and will pray hard for her and her family.
love, bj

Chocolate Cat said...

As a Mum with a daughter the same age as Caty and your daughter I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.