4.06.2011

Family Bonds

As I was going through my reader today, I read a blog post about a family going through a hard time.

The very next blog I read was about the exact same family, same story.

Then I posted about it on Facebook, and found out that this family is a friend of a friend.

Somehow, I feel like I'm being led to this story for a reason. I can't do much, but I can use my blog to spread the word, so that they can get all of the support & prayers possible. And they need a lot.

You see, this couple, Nathan and Elisa Bond, were both diagnosed with advanced cancer within 9 days of each other. First dad Nathan, 38, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer. Doctors give him a 60% chance of living five years or longer. Nine days later, mom Elisa, 36, got the results of a breast biopsy: Stage 4 cancer considered incurable. They are the parents of an 18 month old daughter.

I can't even begin to imagine how they and their family are feeling. They have a personal blog, Family"BOND"ing Time. There's also a blog, Friends of Nathan and Elisa, at which you can make donations to help them with their medical & other expenses. I hope you will go read, and offer your support to them, in whatever way you can (prayers, encouragement, donations, etc.)

And maybe stop for a moment and reflect on how fortunate (or blessed) you are to have your health, and to be grateful for each day, each moment, that we have here on Earth.


16 comments:

Shell said...

That is so heartbreaking! Sending them lots of prayers!

Erin said...

OMG This is horrible, completely unimaginable! Lots of prayers and wonderful vibes being sent their way!

Myya said...

Oh goodness I couldn't even begin to imagine. My prayers are with them.

Mamarazzi said...

this story touched me too. even if all you can do is hug your own kids a little tighter and count your blessings i really feel that is enough.

i never understand why things like this happen to families and then i wonder if God is reminding us that our time here on earth is short and we need to make the most of each day.

i dunno, i could be way off, but it does make me realize how truly blessed i am.

Lisa B Carter Designs said...

You don't know how truly blessed you are untill you hear about others who are going through something like this. Thank you for sharing it with us. I will be praying for them.

Tettelestai said...

what a great reminder and thanks for passing them along. we will pray for them for sure!!

Diane said...

Praying.

thesisterhoodofspiritualsinglemoms said...

Oh my gosh! This is just so sad. They are in my prayers. This is when I just want to kick my ex in the head. There are so many dads out there that would give anything to be healthy and watch their kids grow up and become parents themselves. It's men like my ex that CHOOSE to stay away from their kids that I just don't understand. This couple would love to be in charge and be able to make that choice. It is so heartbreaking for them and especially their child.

angie said...

I can't even imagine. Sending them my prayers and thoughts.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This is so sad. I am heading over there right now and thank you for sharing their story.

shortmama said...

Gut wrenching... my prayers are with them

OHmommy said...

I read about them too. So horrible. Cancer sucks.

Kat said...

Oh man. It just makes me bawl. How horrible. I don't even have words.

I will definitely pray for them.

Brandy@YDK said...

what a sad sad story

Helene said...

Oh wow, so sad!

Mrs4444 said...

Wow. That has to be incredibly tough. I'll definitely keep them in my prayers.