Isabelle is an amazing and strong young lady. Isabelle is a fighter and a survivor. She is wise beyound her years. This post, by her grandmother, brings to light the importance of medical research. Had it not been for cancer research, there would not have been a cure for “Bell”. ♥♥♥
We have all seen them.
Ribbons for cancer. Pink for breast cancer, gray for brain cancer, yellow for bone cancer and lavender for general cancer awareness.
The one I wear is orange, for Leukemia, because that is what attacked my sweet granddaughter Isabelle Jade Ratclilffe a little over a year ago when she was just seven years old. The words, spoken through tears by my eldest daughter, were some that I prayed that I would never hear, “Isabelle has cancer.” That time was some of the darkest days for our family. My daughter Rebekah said it so precisely, “Christian and I have never slept so little, wept so hard, made more difficult decisions, questioned our faith so deeply, made such an effort to smile and laugh or worked so hard to keep our family together. But we also have never felt so loved or supported by so many. Family, Friends and…
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Oh my goodness Paula – heart-wrenching, and yet so hopeful. My heart swells at the thought, and so wonderful this little girl has triumphed. ♥
She is precious, as is her family. Yes, bad things do happen to good people. But that doesn’t mean the bad wins….thank God for that!
Thank you Paula!