Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Our New Fight and Fabric Tuesday

Do you remember our Welded Quilt from just more than a week ago?


I told you we had a plan for it....so I (Megan) pieced the quilt top and sent it off to Heather to be finished.  She finished it over the weekend and she delivered it to our big brother, Dan.


Two days after his 43rd birthday (just over a month ago) Dan was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer.  It was a shock to everyone.  He immediately went into surgery to have the tumor removed from his colon.  Soon after they met with an oncologist who, frankly, didn't give Dan and his family any hope at all.  For this dad of 4 that just isn't an option!!


So after a LOT of research and a LOT of prayer they've found a treatment center that is perfect for healing Dan so he can spend many years with his wife and kids (and us!!).  However it is very expensive and it is not covered by insurance.  A YouCaring page has been set-up for him.  If you are able to donate at all (forgo your morning coffee out, take lunch from home) and add those funds to my brother's cause we would be so so grateful.


 You can also follow along on Instagram.  Our sister-in-law Charity is keeping everyone very informed on her account @avibrantlife.  You can follow #fightenforlighten as well.  And Heather and I will be raffling handmade items for him as well @quiltstory and @quiltstorymeg

Thanks everyone for taking the time and reading this post very very dear to our hearts.

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Fabric Tuesday #250
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10 comments:

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

I'm am so sorry to hear about your brother. Many prayers for him and all of you as you take this journey!!!

Maartje Quilt said...

So sorry to hear about your brother. Hope a lot of people will be willing to help him and his family!!!

Alycia said...

So sorry about your brother - heres to a good fight! That quilt you made him is beautiful. I'll be praying for him

Jen Frost said...

We will definitely say a prayer for him and his family. I'm so glad he found a treatment center to work with!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I am glad to hear that the treatment centre was found. I wish him a speedy recovery.

-Soma

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Megan! I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Great that you found place for the speciall therapy and I do hope he will be well soon. x Teje

Shelley Folkerts said...

We will be keeping Dan and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that the team of Doctors is able to help him to be able to be with his lovely family for many years to come.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It is such tragic news for a family to have a loved one diagnosed with cancer. I hope the very best for your brother and his beautiful family.

Carole @ Fresh off the Frame said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your brother's illness. Your quilt will bring him comfort as he fights this battle. Best wishes to all of you.

Jessica said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I'm thinking of you and your family.