I hate cancer so much, especially when it messes with kids. I know it isn’t man-made or God-sent, but it is rather something that is born out of the nature of this world. God has a plan though, and his plans are always good, even though we may not see it at the time. Alena Marek was an eleven year old girl with Stage IV Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. She was diagnosed in March 2010, celebrating her tenth birthday from a hospital bed, and then being diagnosed the next day. She fought bravely, relying on her strong faith in God, but she was suddenly called home to Heaven last Christmas Day.
The hearts of her parents, Jim and Carol, and her sister Kristine, are broken, and will never be fixed until they see their beloved daughter and sister at the gates of Heaven. Needless to say, this Christmas will be beyond difficult for this family. Please keep them in your prayers. Even 9 months later, they are still grieving terribly, as you can probably imagine. Alena was a beautiful, gentle child, and her dad was able to capture this on film during her many hospital stays.
TheTruth365 day 8 preview can be found here. In it, Alena’s sister Kristine reads a prayer that Alena wrote just before she passed away beside her sister’s grave. Utterly heartbreaking.
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it’s not going to get better, it’s not.” ~ from the Lorax, Dr. Suess
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