A few years ago the Worthey family traveled overseas to adopt a little girl. While at the orphanage, they met a young boy (their daughter’s best friend in the orphanage) who asked them, “Please, take me to America too.”
And so they did.
At the beginning of this year Jacob was diagnosed with leukemia. He has spend most of this year in the hospital–in and out of ICU as his body fought one infection after the next. He has been so, so sick. His family lives two hours away from the hospital and, needless to say, it has been a very trying time for them all.
Jacob is currently undergoing his third round of chemotherapy. It’s been tough. I have watched him walk this road with unimaginable grace and courage for a young teenager. He has tried hard to stay positive. Last week he told his Mom, “I hate chemo.” Poor boy. Broke my heart!
The road ahead is very long and Jacob is going to be in the hospital for a long time still.
As I was praying for him, God put something on my heart and I was wondering if you guys would be willing to help.
I cannot imagine any of my sons enduring months and months confined to a tiny hospital room! So hard! Jacob is always looking for things to do and ways to keep his mind occupied.
I thought it would be such a blessing if some of us reached out and poured out some major love on him. I asked his Mom what he needed and she gave me a list. Can you imagine how encouraged he would be if his hospital room got flooded with gifts, notes of encouragement, and cards from strangers–the body of Christ who cares deeply when one of us needs to desperately know that God is near?
Would you and your family be willing to pick any one of the following and mail it to Jacob, please? Any small reminder that he is loved by many and that we care so deeply would be like water poured out on a dry and thirsty land for this young man. Jacob has no idea we’re doing this.
When his Mom asked him what he would like, he came up with this list…
– Legos (the more advanced ones)
– Art supplies
– School supplies
– Anything Denver Broncos- including up-to-date posters.
– Broncos helmet
– Board games
– Card games
– A remote control robot.
I was thinking that gift cards to Amazon would also be fun.
Children’s Hospital Colorado
13123 E. 16th avenue.
Aurora, Colorado 80045
THANK YOU, BODY OF CHRIST! I appreciate your help so very much. Thank you for giving, for caring, and for encouraging a young man’s tender heart. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus.
On earth as it is in heaven!
You can follow Jacob’s journey HERE.