by Michael Wells
Wednesday nights at Confectionately Yours are normally known as just another night. Wednesday is the night that is between Tuesday night’s car show and Thursday night’s Prime Rib dinner specials. But Wednesday September 1st is going to be known as “Platelet Night.” That’s right on Wednesday September 1st the good people of Confectionately Yours will be hosting the first Hugs for Brady Platelet and Blood Drive.
Sunday’s Blood Drive was such a huge success the American Red Cross is returning to Confectionately Yours to collect more blood along with Platelets. I cannot begin to tell you just how important these blood products are to children with cancer. It’s very simple blood products and platelets save lives! Please contact Confectionately Yours and sign up to be a donor. Even if you donated blood on Sunday you can still donate platelets on Wednesday September 1st and enjoy some GREAT ice cream as well. I’m signed up for the 7:15 appointment for platelets; see you there.
It has been a whirlwind of activity since our beautiful baby Brady passed. Sherrie and I are still trying to sort this whole “thing” out and believe me it’s not easy. We are so humbled by everyone’s unbelievable support and condolences. We are in the formative stages of putting together our plan for the Hugs for Brady Foundation and we will keep you posted on our progress. Yesterday evening we delivered more than $12,000.00 to the RWJU Foundation and it was a very good feeling. Our thanks to everyone who made Sunday’s fundraiser such a success. Remember, there are still car raffle tickets available; you could be driving in a new Hyundai in September; $50.00 per ticket with a total of 500 tickets to be sold. Good Luck!
Finally, your prayers, hugs and good thoughts are helping us through our excruciating loss; so please continue them…
“8 Years Later—Still No Cure for Pediatric Cancer” is a series of posts revisiting the journal kept by Sherrie and Michael Wells during the cancer diagnosis and treatment of their son, Brady Michael. Hopefully these entires will provide an understanding of the journey families face when dealing with these horrific diseases and of the important work the Hugs for Brady Foundation does.