Friday, December 10, 2010

What Christmas is Really About

I warn you you will cry when you watch this. It shows what a community can do when they come together to help someone.

I grew up about an hour from St . Jude and I know that they do the most wonderful work and every penny that is donated is used . I have had pediatric patients who went there and they never ask for a penny from the parents and they take patients with cancer from all over the world. It is a special place. I once had a mother who had one child at St. Jude with cancer and about a year into the treatment she found that the other child(they were twins) also had cancer and even though she was going through the most heart wrenching thing a mother could go through she still loved and was thankful for St. Jude.

I think the video conveys much more than my words ever could. The performer is a gospel/country musician from Nashville named Matthew West.You can go to his site and learn more of Dax's story and about this incredible artist.



"But God taught me a lesson about angels that day. They don't always wear wings and carry harps. Sometimes they can just be people. People who open their hearts up to do things God tells them to do." - from Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent

10 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Ok, so I am bawling my eyes out now. No child, no family, should have to go through this. St Jude's is one of the organizations that I have supported for a number of years. I hope everyone will find it in their hearts to give generously, not just at Christmas, but all year long.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My daughter called me crying after hearing this song on the radio.

Rita said...

This brought back some dreadful memories. My step sister's baby died at St Judes from cancer. They have done so very much for families that are facing such terrible things and we are grateful. Wishing no one else had to face this situation.

Rita said...

Yolanda, just wanted to let you know that the video did not upset me, just brought back some painful memories because of what happened in our family. I am very grateful for St Jude's as they were wonderful to our step sister and her family when it all happened. It is a good thing that you showed the video. Many would not know about them otherwise. You did a good thing.

Catherine said...

So beautiful! It's sad that we need to see and hear about such struggles other people go through to put our lives into perspectives isn't it? St. Judes is indeed a wonderful organization.

Char said...

there are so many wonderful things that st. jude has done. that and cancer are my only charities

A New England Life said...

What an inspiring story and beautiful song to honor their son. What a great organization St. Jude's is.

patti said...

I read your post yesterday, but put off watching the video until this morning. I have a son with health issues and it hit a little close to home. But thanks for posting it!

patti said...

Yolanda, you didn't upset me, it's the stinky situation! Your post was lovely, and St. Jude's is so important.

Finding Pam said...

Yolanda, this was a very touching and heartfelt video of this young boy and the love he was shown by his family and community.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

Nice to meet you.
Pam