Sharing a post with so much heart: Happy Donna Day.

I was taking tomorrow off, until I saw this from The Lucky Mom about a very special story, about a very special girl. THIS is the power of our social world. To embrace a story of a mother and her daughter gone far too soon. To be able to battle a horrible disease like Pediatric Cancer, which our friend Faith also passed from early this year. Blessings to the families and their little ones who fight this battle and lose but also those that fight and still fight. Thank you both to The Monster in Your Closet ( and The Lucky Mom for your beautiful posts. And to Mary Tyler Mom ( who lost her baby girl beyond too soon, your spirit and hers is strong with you. Happy Valentines Day, little Donna and little miss Faith. You are missed here with us, but now you are the little angels that bring us grace everyday.

To read from the other wonderful bloggers who shared Donna’s story please visit:

And to read Donna’s story:



Lisha Writes

I had every intention of doing the usual commercially-driven Valentine’s Day festivities this year. You know, a basket of trinkets and sweets from the dollar store and fancy, store-bought cupcakes that we’ll ooh and aah over for a few minutes and I’ll toss by the end of the week while the kids are in school.

But I this morning I started reading Mary Tyler Mom’s post about raising money for pediatric cancer, and my plans quickly changed.

I remembered the flood of emotion I felt when I read Donna’s Cancer Story and my heart ached for her mother. I hope I never understand her pain. I hope you don’t either.

I thought of Donna, of all the Donnas, who aren’t here to open Valentines and squeal over balloons. And I just couldn’t bring myself to get in the car.

I walked over to my pantry instead and pulled out…

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5 thoughts on “Sharing a post with so much heart: Happy Donna Day.

  1. I had read everyone’s pieces — except Deb’s. And taken together I was all: Sigh.

    When our son was born, he stopped breathing five times. The thing is: he started breathing again. I can’t imagine the horror these people experienced. We always give to our NICU — and we always give to The American Cancer Society.

    I don’t know if pediatric cancers are up, but I sure seem to be hearing about them more.

    And they are heart breaking.

    Thank you for sharing. And making those donations.

    1. Awww Renee, I know exactly how you feel all throughout this comment.

      I know your fear and can’t imagine what Donna’s mom and my little friend Faith’s mom have gone through having only walked a portion of the road they traveled.

      I am not sure if we all have more access because of media and social media sharing stories or if it’s up, but either way such a great opportunity to spread awareness and to advocate for funding and research to save these little ones and their family from such terrible pain. Thanks for sharing your story. ❤

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