We live in a fallen world. That explains a lot. And yet…there is just something incomprehensible about a child’s suffering.
Little Cameron has been through more than most in just the past few months. And the road continues to stretch far into the distance. I read his mom’s journal entries as the family moves forward through this JMML morass, and I find myself at a loss for words. I try to imagine the effort it must take for them to continue the journey…to even get out of bed in the morning while knowing what the day holds for them: pain, confusion, sadness, anger, joy, relief, more confusion, etc. A friend in prayer for Cam wrote to me this morning with words of wisdom from a friend of hers who survived breast cancer. When my friend told her friend that she was in awe of her ability to keep going through the battle, the horrific days of treatment and beyond, her friend said simply that the alternative was unacceptable. You either fight or surrender. Profound.
So Cam and his family and those of us on the periphery continue to fight against the evil JMML aliens. In the words of the character Jason Nesmith in the tongue-in-cheek movie Galaxy Quest, “As long as there is injustice, whenever a Targathian baby cries out, wherever a distress signal sounds among the stars, we’ll be there. This fine ship, this fine crew. Never give up… and never surrender.”
Treatment Update on Cameron:
They fear that the stem cell transplant from the cord blood has failed. Cam’s health, over the past few days, has worsened. The plan is for him to receive another transplant…this one from bone marrow…on Friday or Saturday. This week will be another really tough one, so please pray, send good thoughts, vibes, whatever you’ve got to give! Thank you.