Wednesday, March 10, 2010

(not really) Wordless Wednesday - Layla Grace

Shortly after Lil Kiwi had her surgery I stumbled upon a few fellow bloggers that also had wee ones with medical issues; Layla Grace and her family was one of them. I have followed this family's story for several months now and they have had to endure things that no one should have to.

If you do not already know of Layla Grace's story you can check it out at her blog LaylaGrace.org

Just shy of 2 years old Layla was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk Neuroblastoma. After fighting so hard against this beast of a monster; late January they found out that Layla's cancer was back. The doctors told them they had 2-3 months left with her. Then after a scan of her wee body they discovered that it had spread and now Layla had maybe a month.

Everytime I looked at Lil Kiwi they would come to mind and I would say a little prayer for all of them. Perhaps it is because our children are so close in age that I am so affect by the news of Layla leaving us to go play with the angels yesterday.

Please remember that her family still has a long journey in front of them and it is going to be a tough one. Keep them in your prayers...

Layla Grace Marsh


25 comments:

  1. I dont know what to say. What a beautiful little girl. My heart goes out to her family.

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  2. What a tragic story, so, so sad.

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  3. I found out about Layla through your earlier blog post. So very sad. Her family are in our prayers.

    Cancer is so cruel.

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  4. My heart breaks every time I see a post or tweet or something about Sweet Layla Grace. She touched so many lives in her short time - and her poor family. Oh how I am so sad for them. Poor baby girl.

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  5. I heard about Layla's new home in heaven yesterday on FB and immediately thought of her mother and other family members. So sad for them but hopefully they can take some comfort in the knowledge that their little girl touched so many of us.

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  6. It is so hard to make sense of something like this. It really tests my faith some days, why things like this happen. What a tremendous loss. Beautiful post.

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  7. Thanks for sharing such a sweet picture of her. Sad to hear such news.

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  8. ugh, I cried when I read the news on twitter yesterday. I've been following their blog closely as well. SO SAD for them. :*(

    What a gorgeous little angel that just entered the gates of heaven.... maybe my brother will play with her - I often think of that and it makes it hurt a little less. My brother's there too; and anytime I hear of someone passing on I TRY to find SOMETHING to bring me some peace.

    Death is so hard to accept. So sad with this news...

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  9. It's the hardest thing parents can experience: To loose a child.
    I know how it is.
    You'll never come over it.

    Wonderful photo

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  10. Your family and Layla's are still in my prayers. I wish there didn't have to be so much suffering. But I'm so thankful to know where Layla and a member of my own family are now and that the pain is gone.

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  11. I heard about this. I just can not imagine what it would be like to lose your child. They are in my prayers.

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  12. It just really hurts my heart!!!

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  13. this breaks my heart, in my prayers

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  14. As a mother, I can't imagine what they're going through. It's not in our nature to outlive our children, so when we hear about something like this, it's just heartbreaking for all of us. My prayers are with her family.

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  15. She is utterly precious. We have friends going through something very similar same age etc. I don't know what it's called but is inoperable. the have been doing raw food no sugar diet under a doctors care from NY I think. It's been touch and go But there is no other option, no cure. Very sad. We have just been praying for her continually. I think often of that phrase only the good die young. The rest of us here have stuff to work out.
    My brother passed away just weeks after finding out he had stage 4 lung cancer. It was so shocking that he was gone so fast. But at least he did not have to suffer. I think that's the worst. There comes a time when you get ready to let go because you can not stand to see someone you love suffer anymore. I find it comforting to think that we are all leaves of the same tree, drops of the same ocean however we may change form.
    {{{Hugs}}}

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  16. I cannot imagine the pain that the family must be going through. Makes us hug our children a little tighter.

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  17. That's a very sad news. I'll be praying for her.

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  18. So sorry for her family, I can't even imagine losing one of my boys.

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  19. I heard about this little princess a little while ago on Twitter. :-(

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  20. How so tragic! I can't even imagine what her family has been through, but my heart and prayers go out to them.

    Thank you for sharing her story and linking to her home page.

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  21. I've been following their story for a bit now too. So so sad. Still praying for them.

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  22. What a beautiful little girl. That is so sad. Thinking of her family in such a sad time.

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  23. I only learned of Layla when Ryan Seacrest of all people twittered about her. She passed shortly after. My heart hurts for her family, and all families with little ones who are sick. May God rest her precious soul.

    I pray for Lil' Kiwi a lot, by the way. No child should EVER have to endure such pain in my eyes. Not ever.

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