A Special Thanks
Nearly a year ago, I put a call out to the wonderfully generous population of knitters far and near who visit my blog, and y’all responded with unbelievable swiftness, love and kindness for dear little Luke, my 8 year old neighbor who was suffering from a brain stem glioma (inoperable brain tumor).
Luke fought a tough battle, underwent a rigorous clinical trial of chemo and radiation. He showed great improvement and after the round of chemo and radiation even returned to school.
Luke recently took a turn for the worse and the doctors found that his tumor had returned. Luke lost his battle with the cancer on May 22nd 2009. He died at his home surrounded by family.
I want to again thank every one of you who helped me make the blanket for Luke last summer. I do know that he was very grateful to receive it and that it’s creation was filled with love and prayers from many across the country.
I apologize for not getting this info out on my blog sooner. Luke passed on the Friday of my Father-In-Law’s viewing, and I only learned myself after returning from the funeral weekend.
I am so saddened by the loss of Luke, for his family, his young twin sisters, his parents and grandparents. It’s never easy to say goodbye, and I imagine it’s even harder to say goodbye to such a young one.