Woden Girl Battling Cancer Shows Purest Form of Love
"...Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything..."
On this Valentine's Day, a day set aside to celebrate love and relationships, God has blessed me with the opportunity to witness one of the purest forms of love - when one sacrifices of herself for the benefit of others.
Many in East Texas know the courageous story of K.K. The 10 year-old beautiful girl from Woden was diagnosed with cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma) in September of 2018. Over the past 6 months, she has endured some scary setbacks during her protocol of treatments and chemotherapy.
With the bad, however, there has been good...lots of good. The Woden, and for that matter, the East Texas community has rallied around K.K. and her family. A welcome home parade lined the highway around the Woden schools when K.K. and her family returned home after a lengthy stay in Houston, numerous fundraisers have been set up to help offset expenses, and the outpouring of prayers on social media has been staggering.
I was hoping to get the opportunity to talk to K.K. or her mom (Brittany) this week so that I could share their story during our annual KICKS 105 St. Jude Radiothon to help kids beat cancer. However, K.K. became very ill after her latest round of chemo which she received this past Monday. But, this sweet, beautiful young lady did something which will hold a special place in my heart forever. I was floored when I saw K.K. walk into the station with her grandma, Anita Scott. But, when she pulled a $100 bill out of her pocket to donate to help other kids beat cancer, I wept.
Here is K.K., sick to her core with her most recent dose of chemotherapy, sacrificing of herself to help others. It seems only appropriate that this example of pure love happens on Valentine's Day. Won't you please follow her example?
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is in the business of saving the lives of children who have catastrophic diseases, including cancer. Treatments invented at St Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened. And, St. Jude freely shares their discoveries, so all hospitals and clinics and doctors including those here in East Texas can use these protocols to cure children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude. The hospital is truly the hospital that prayers built.
Please consider becoming a Partner in Hope. All it takes is $20 per month to help kids beat cancer, just 67 cents a day. Call 1-800-588-1433 or go to our website to donate. When you do, you'll get a St. Jude 'This Shirt Saves Lives' T-shirt.
Plus, when you become a Partner in Hope, you'll be in a drawing for a Galveston giveaway or a guitar autographed by Shania Twain, Brett Young, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols, Kip Moore, and Tracy Lawrence.