"And Jesus said unto me, 'My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."
~ II Corinthians 12:9-10
Now that Lauryn has been discharged from the Hospital and is receiving her care as an Out-Patient, her family has set up a new mailing address for all the wonderful cards and care packages that are being sent. Please continue to send your goodies to her new mailing address:
Miss Lauryn Newsome P.O. Box 172 Thornburg, VA 22565
Note: Any and all cards/gifts that were sent to the hospital address, will be held and given to her when she comes in for her next treatment. Do not worry if you have sent a package or card there, they will hold it for her.
She also LOVES having cards and little gifts to open, so please continue to send them. Thank You!!
All snug at the outpatient facility, munching on cookies.
Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you.... Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease. Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!
As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.
Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial.
Cards can be mailed to:
Miss Lauryn Newsome P. O. Box 172 Thornburg, VA 22565 (Revised on April 27th, 2014)
You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Special thanks to those that have helped get this Card Drive, not only the ladies that have organized it but specifically: Nina Brackett, who designed the beautiful blog badge; Colleen Holmes, who set up the Paypal donation site to get money right to the family where it is so desperately needed. We also want to thank the wonderful artists who through their generosity donated images to give out with a donation to Lauryn and her family. As you can imagine costs add up quickly during an extended stay in the hospital. Claire Keay for Jellypark, Tracey Malnofski of The Stamping Boutique, Cec Wintonyk at Sugar Creek Hollow, Faith Skrdla of From the Heart Stamps, and Philomena O'Neill (Phindy's). To all that have shared, Your work brings a smile to our face and we hope the love and gift you have so willingly given will come back to you all tenfold. If this story touches your heart to do so, please see the donate button in our sidebar where you can make a donation to this wonderful family.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment on their blog...
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia Thursday, March 27th. She has been in the hospital since her diagnosis and will remain there having chemo treatments. Please pray for this sweet little girl and her dear family. Lauryn has two siblings that she just adores! Updates can be found via their Facebook page HERE. Several of us are organizing a Card Drive for this sweet little girl which will be Monday, April 14th! So please mark your calendars and I hope you can join us! Here is a blog badge if you would like to help spread the word:
Please click on the following links for more information on:
*** IF YOU MAKE A DONATION TO THE 'LOTS OF LOVE FOR LAURYN' CAMPAIGN TO PURCHASE DIGITAL STAMP SETS, PLEASE READ THIS.......
we have a bit of a problem that is going to get me in huge huge huge trouble with the artists, so I need to address it here. sorry to be a Debbie Downer .....
I am horrified to think that their generosity would be abused by having images of theirs given away for free. I'm sure it is nothing more than an oversight, but please understand the difficult position this places those of us in who are trying to do an act of kindness.
thanks so much! I appreciate you taking the time to read this.
If you are interested in purchasing a digital stamp set, please make a donation using the paypal button on the sidebar. in the notes section at checkout, please specify which set you are purchasing. your images will be sent to the email included with your paypal address unless otherwise specified in the instructions.
Please understand that we are just some friends of Linda's who are trying to help. We will do our very best to get your images to you in a timely fashion, but we aren't at our computers 24/7.
Thank you so much for your willingness to help! and thank you again to these amazing artists!