A delicate little thing from all appearances, I know a young woman eighteen years of age, who epitomizes Shakespeare’s words. A slender, willowy girl with a twinkle in her eyes and fairest skin — she is full of spunk and feistiness and courage to be who she is without qualm. I thank God that He gave her these qualities, as she is facing a challenging battle over the next few weeks and months.
Kaitlyn has been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. When I learned of her diagnosis, the first thing that ran through my mind was “Oh, my gosh — she is only one year older than Jami!” As if cancer only strikes old people who’ve smoked boxes of cigarettes every day of their lives or tanned beach bunny blondes who refuse to use sunscreen. But cancer is no discriminator of persons, and just as there are many, many forms of this horrible disease, it attacks many, many different people for reasons beyond our comprehension.
As I said, Kaitlyn is a tough little thing and I have faith that between her spunky determination and God’s grace, she will beat this thing. A fund has been established to help her family with the medical expenses not covered by insurance. I am asking if you would please consider clicking on the link to the left labeled “Kaitlyn Mageors Fundraiser” to make a donation (in whatever amount you feel led). Share Kaitlyn’s story with your friends and family.
Kaitlyn, her family, and I thank you.