Hello All ,
we have just recieved a prayer request for baby Declan - My heart is aching at the thought of another child, facing the battle against cancer. Declan has a very agressive tumor growing behind his eye , but docs are not sure what type of cancer this is at this stage. Please say an extra special prayer for this little soldier, his story and website follows
God Bless and thank you prayer army for your prayers for our Deqlan and all the kids around the world
Love Mark, Samm & Deqlan
FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU DECLARES THE LORD, PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE
Declans web page http://www.statmedical.co.za/all-hands-on-dec/index.html
Declan du Toit was born on June 14 June 2008 at 10 am - a gorgeous blonde bundle. Mom and Dad, Gillian and Daryl, were thrilled to bits and took him home to begin their new exciting (daunting?) adventure as parents.
Life can throw curve balls when you least expect it....
At 10 days old, Declan, was diagnosed with a a malignant tumor which appeared to be growing from the back of his eye. And so his - and Gill and Daryl's - tough journey towards full health began.
The development of this All-hands-on-Dec website has been motivated by two main ideas:-
Gill and Daryl have been overwhelmed by the support and friendship extended to them from so many people - friends, family, colleagues and complete strangers who have simply been touched by the paradox of both Declan's frailty and his toughness.So many people are rooting for him....They are unable to keep up with phone calls and emails to keep everyone up-to-date on Declan's progress, which changes on a daily - sometimes hourly - basis. They are hoping that this website will fulfill this function.So, please bookmark the site: follow Declan's progress through the Photo Gallery and Gillian and Daryl's Blog updates.They would love to hear from you, so leave them, or Dec a message via the Message Board.
Through the time spent at the Paediatric Oncology Unit at the Johannesburg General Hospital, Gill and Daryl have become familiar with the work of CHOC - Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa. Choc is a non-profit organization that assists parents whose children have been diagnosed with cancer or a life threatening blood disorder. Apart from the practical and emotional support they offer the families, the volunteers of this are continuously raising funds to facilitate the therapy, surgeries and care that these special children require.Many friends and family members have kindly offered their financial help in getting Declan the necessary treatment in beating this gremlin. Any funds not used for Declan's treatment will be passed on to CHOC. (See details below)
Hopefully long after Declan has made a full recovery, this website can continue to raise awareness and support for the fantastic work of CHOC.
Account name: All Hands on Dec, Acc no: 282 501 7817Nedbank, Clearwater Mall, Branch code: 18250500Cheque account
The account is being managed and administered by Dr Brandon Head (011 832 1381 / firstname.lastname@example.org). He will administer all payments in respect of treatments for Declan that we, as his parents, are not able to cover.
When Declan has recovered, the balance in the account will be used to further the goals of Choc. They have been wonderful to us and there are many volunteers working in the cancer ward at Joburg Gen, entertaining the children before chemo treatments and helping the parents cope. They also supply equipment to the wards and raise funds for cancer treatment, awareness and research.
Another way you can help both Declan and other children as to you can also do, is to simply give blood...