Fall is coming! It is!
It might not exactly feel like it, but it is! The calendar says so! I actually found two conflicting dates online about when the first day of fall really is, but whatever, it’s September 20 Something and Halloween decor is mixed in with the Christmas decor so I know that it’s officially coming.
I can’t believe that almost a year ago, I learned that one of my first graders had been diagnosed with DIPG. This blogging community was so helpful with a fundraising pack . . . the response was overwhelming. I am forever grateful.
Jon is in second grade now. He’s not too cool for school and still comes to visit me. He always has a hug and a smile for me. Would you believe that some of my kids get too cool for school after they leave me, and they don’t even want to wave to me? Which then causes me to yell their name and jump and down and blow kisses? Well, Jon isn’t like that and is always happy to see me. 🙂
He has been fighting a courageous battle and it is still on-going. His family put together a video on YouTube in the hopes of sharing his story and getting out more information about DIPG. In their wildest dreams, they would love for the video to have enough likes and shares that it might gain lots of attention and bring about awareness on a bigger scale.
So! I’m asking for your help again.
I am asking you to like and share Jon’s video.
As a thank you, I’m offering my Parts of Speech Picture Cards for free for the next two days. Obviously, I have no way of checking to see if you liked or shared the video. I’m just hoping you will and I’m giving you the pack as a thank you.
Amanda Pauley says
The other day I was thinking about your posts last year about Jon and wondering how he was doing. I will continue to pray for Jon, his family, his friends, and you!
Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten
"Only 4% of cancer research that is done goes to pediatric cancer." As a teacher of children and as a pediatric cancer survivor myself, that absolutely disgusts me.
I loved when Jill said, "Even though Jon has DIPG, DIPG does not have Jon." DIPG will never have Jon! I am adding Jon to my prayer list. What a sweetheart he is!
Thank you so much for sharing this with your readers. I will be sharing the video!
My Carolina Classroom
Done and done. Thank you for keeping us up to date on Jon's condition and showing us how we can help.
We need to put more funding into pediatric cancer research. I will pray for JonJon and his family. Thank you for your efforts to help him.
Shared and praying.
Catherine Newlin says
Will do!! 🙂
Susan V says
Thank you for the freebie! We liked, shared and donated! How awesome that you are able to reach so many on JonJon's behalf. We donated last year and have thought about and prayed for him over the last year! Praying for a miracle! Susan (Sprinkled With Grace)
Thank you for sharing this update and video of Jon. So little is being done in the area of pediatric cancer research. Please check out what one family is doing to help change that.
Ashley Cook says
Thanks for sharing an update on JonJon. I hope that this video helps bring even more awareness. I have been following his story via facebook. I liked and shared on my facebook!
Sherrie Nackel says
I shared it on facebook, twitter, and google+. Hope it goes viral for them.
Janice Lorenz says
Our hearts are overwhelmed by your love and generosity for our Jon Jon! So many lives have been touched because of your selfless love. Thank you!
This is not just about Jon Jon, it is about all the other children also who have no voice. Thank you for helping us be heard. Our babies are passing away because until it affects a family personally, it isn't real. It is real to us because we are living it…
Thank you for reaching out to your community on Jon Jon's behalf. Words cannot express out thankfulness.
Standing Strong With Jon #prayforjonjon
The Lorenz / Padilla Families
Heidi Butkus says
Hi, Kristin! I donated and shared it on FB! I will also share it on my other networks right now. God bless you for helping this family!
I wish I was in a position to be able to do more than just like the you tube clip to help promote it, as I cannot, I have liked it and hope in someway it helps contribute to spreading the message. JonJon is a very special and loved boy with some amazing people in his corner 🙂
How heartbreaking! I will definitely keep Jon and his family in my prayers. I liked and shared the video and hope that awareness about this condition spreads.
Such a beautiful video! Thanks for sharing sweet Jon Jon's smile with me and the world. May the Lord bless Jon Jon and his family as he travels this journey.
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