This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
Awareness for Progeria
Do you know anything about this disease? Nathan 6, and Bennett 3, both have this very rare disease and get this, the strain they have is even rarer. They are the only 2 in all of the United States to have it and to make it even rarer than that, they are brothers. Please click on their names, Nathan & Bennett, and meet these boys. You can also check out the other post I did for them here.
There is not much known about this deadly disease. It would be really cool if we helped this family raise awareness for Progeria. There are many ways to help but, being bloggers, I thought it would be great to just put up a post about them and get the word out in the blogging community and if you have a facebook account, you could like their page here which will also bring awareness. You can also check out this page and find out other neat ways you can spread the news. Here is something you can do every single time you use your search engine on your computer. It is #7 on the list of how you can help...7. Use goodsearch.com as your main search engine instead of Google or Yahoo! Visit www.goodsearch.com and under "Who Do You Goodsearch For?" enter PRF. Every time you do an Internet search, money will be donated to Progeria Research Foundation. Simple! Do this and money will be donated into finding a cure for this very rare disease. You will be helping to fund research in order to extend the lives of these sweet brothers and others who are suffering with Progeria.
Recently, the family did an interview to make awareness for Progeria. Click here to read the article and learn a bit more about the struggles this family deals with on a daily basis. Your can also read Phyllis' blog, The Falcone Family to learn even more about these precious boys and maybe you want to leave her a note and let her know that you are praying for them.
Cure for Progeria!! It all starts with awareness, are you willing to help? I am only one small person in a big huge world but if we all work together we then become one big huge person in a very little world.
Luke 10:30-35 NIV
In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
Jesus tells us to treat others as we treat ourselves and to look out for our neighbour. Who is our neighbour? The one beside you. The one in need.
Thanks for reading!!