My nephew, Shane, passed away last November 19th, of Lymphoma at the age of 21. His self-created prayer before his first chemo treatment on 11/1/2011…”Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for my heart to conquer it!” Shane battled for about a year, then lost the battle only to be with Him. I felt helpless through it all – prayer and encouragement were my two gifts to give. When given $100 to spend on a person in need, I knew the 2013 Dallas LLS Light the Night event to raise funds for research and a cure for lymphoma was where Shane would have wanted the money to land. His faith in Him and his inspiration to others fighting his same battle gave me instant direction and confirmation that Shane was smiling down and “lighting the night” with us….in His light.
With love, Jan, Texas