Friday, October 10, 2008

OPERATION PRINCESS HAIR BEGINS!

It's hard for me to even start this post. Already I feel a big lump forming in my throat. Someone that many of us care about is walking through a deep valley. That someone is sweet Abby....

I have serious doubts that I will get through writing this without crying..... Ok now it's too late... I am already there...with tears flowing. This is Abby. You will find her precious family at this blog address.

Abby is so many wonderful things. She is part of an amazing family. There are 7 wonderful kiddos in her family. 3 of those sweeties- including Abby came by way of adoption. Abby is a bouncing, happy, funny princess of a 3 year old....

Now she is also a dear little warrior fighting for her life. She was diagnosed with Leukemia and life suddenly took a radical turn for this amazing family. Her concerns of which princess dress she should wear have turned to whether she will get poked or be able to keep her food down today.

This is sweet Abby right now....

These are the battle scars she has right now in her fight against cancer...

Just one of the MANY things she has been forced to give up is her GORGEOUS princess hair and it makes her very sad.... What is it like to be the mommy that has to tell your 3 year old that she has to take medicine that will give her horrible sores, make her throw up constantly, and cause her to lose her hair? What is that like? What is it like to watch tears slide down your sweet baby's cheeks even in her sleep cause that's how much it hurts.

THIS is not OK with me. If I could I would make this go away. If I could I would change this- I wish there was a way. I know there are so many of us who wish that. We CAN'T MAKE IT GO AWAY! We just can't.

What we can do is give Abby back her princess hair. It's expensive and not something this family needs to worry about during this stressful financial time of paying for medicine and gas and hospital bills. We can not make this all go away but we can give Abby back her hair and make her smile.

SOOOOOO TODAY WE BEGIN....

OPERATION PRINCESS HAIR!

This is your mission, should you choose to accept it...

1. I want us to buy sweet Abby one of these-
http://www.hatswithhair.com/

It's called a pony sport. It costs $228. It's made with real human hair. It's very comfortable and can be worn with any baseball type cap that Abby prefers.

After visiting with her mommy we feel this would be very comfortable and fun for everyday use at home and the hospital.

2. We will flood Abby and the other kiddos in the family with care packages that let her and her family know they are loved. If you feel you would like to send Abby or her family a present please e-mail me at angelweir@gmail.com


We can all send Abby fun presents AND ALL SEND an ADORABLE BASEBALL CAP to wear with her new hair. Then everytime she is having a hard day her momma can bust out a new care package to give her something to smile about.

3. We are also going to buy Abby a custom made wig! Check it out here....

http://www.celebritystylewigs.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=493

I am so excited about this! It is going to be custom made to look a lot like her hair did before she needed to start chemo. So when Abby wants to dress up nice and look like the Abby she remembers she will have this. This wig will cost about $450. It is made of real hair and created just for her little head.

4. If there are donations exceeding the needed amount for the princess hair we will invite the family to use this money to help with whatever extra expenses they are facing during this difficult time.

It's hard for me to fathom what this family is facing. I want to do whatever I can to support them.

They are full of faith and strong. Cancer FEARS this little fighter! Let's do whatever we can to love and walk with this family during this time. I can't begin to imagine what they are facing but I PRAY that people would be there for me if we ever did walk this path.

TO HELP ABBY GET HER PRINCESS HAIR YOU JUST NEED TO CLICK ON THE PAY PAL BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER THAT SAYS "OPERATION PRINCESS HAIR."

IF YOU WANT TO SEND ABBY A CARE PACKAGE INCLUDING A CUTSIE NEW BASEBALL CAP PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT angelweir@gmail.com

Thank you from the BOTTOM of my little ol' Texas heart for taking care of a little girl named Abby. What we do matters. What we do makes life better or worse for those around us EVERY SINGLE DAY. Let's take time to stop and care. Hugs, Angel

PS If you would like to spread the word on your blog PLEASE do it!! Feel free to take this whole post or part of it. Then please link your blog to mine so everyone can see how many people are loving and praying for Abby.



38 comments:

Alicia said...

Praying for sweet Abby and her family.

Greta Jo said...

Praying for Abby.

Melinda said...

Awesome idea Angel! Love it! I just posted and I will be praying we bless their socks off!

Amy said...

Thank you Angel... I didn't make it through without crying either. Love you and love Abby and her family to pieces!! Amy

steffany said...

Thanks for allowing my family to be a part of sweet Abby's life

Faith, Family, Future said...

Praying for precious Abby and her family. Thank you for helping all of us be able to help them.

God Bless,
Tammy

PS-When you have a minute would you email me. We are still in process with a 7yr. old from Guat and would love to talk. Thanks.

tnmomanddad26@aol.com

Kathy said...

Great idea. Abby and her family are in my prayers.

Michelle said...

Angel - I so wish I could donate. I just did my monthy donation money.

I am doing my part. I am growing my hair for locks for love. I decided to do this a year ago. My friend donated hers...I am taking good care of my thick naturally curly hair, my hairdresser just keeps saying how lucky someone will be. I get it trimmed every 5 weeks. I am going to try to wait another year before cutting so I can get to next October, so I can cut in memory of my friend's brother who died from brain cancer.

Bibi said...

We will be adding info on our blog. We will be praying for Abigail everyday!

Thank you for sharing the information.

Bibi

www.ourjoyfulblessings.blogspot.com

Joanna Ray said...

My heart has shattered after reading about Abby. Prayers and love coming her way...

Joanna

Bibi said...

PS.... we sent a donation via the paypal button. We already posted everything on our blog and are praying for everyone to participate if possible.

LET'S GET MAKE HER FEEL LIKE A PRINCESS!!!!

www.ourjoyfulblessings.blogspot.com

Bibi

nikki said...

Oh angel this is a great idea!!!!
Abby has been on my mind since I first read her story. Such a brave little girl, and such a wonderful family.!!

Erin said...

Angel,
Thank you for being you...this sweet baby girl. My plan is to email you as my family would love to get a care package to Abby.
Hugs,
Erin

Christy said...

We will pray for Abby!!!!

darci said...

Thank you for sharing this! I have posted a link to you on my blog. I hope many will donate. We will, and if you'd like to email me your address I am at mhovdestad at hotmail dot com. I have three little princesses here who would LOVE to pick out a princess hat for sweet Abbey! Praying here for Abbey and her family. God bless. darci

annb said...

Such a sweet post and an awesome cause! I have linked to your site and also copied your post to my blog. I made a donation and wish I could do more!
In His Love and Blessings,
annb

Wendi said...

she is precious...thanks for the opportunity to serve

Angie said...

I am so excited you have posted this Angel! I watch Abby's blog and pray for her. I sent you my donation. THanks for organizing!!!

erinz said...

I am praying and will spread the word!

Wagoners' World said...

Thanks for sharing this story. I have posted to my blog, and pray that you surpass your goal.

Carla said...

I am praying for this precious child and her family. What a great idea, Angel.

Angel, could you email me at sweetpea31897@msn.com. I have a question for you.

Peggy said...

Blessings Angel, I visited here on Saturday after reading this at Jill's
(Forever N Ever N Always)and I am linking this post to my Mission4Monday. I did not sign up because I am not posting it but I am sending them here to read your post!
I am linking you! Hopefully, you'll get more spreading the Word for this precious child of God! I wish I could do more but I will be praying and checking back for updates. God bless Abby & do a miracle for her because HE IS the God of miracles! Thank you for sharing & putting up this opportunity to surpass your goals!

abby said...

Hi,

I linked to your post on my blog. I was wondering if you could e-mail me your address, I would love to send Abby a new hat and a little something else. A few months ago I had an 11 inch ponytail cut off for locks of love...for kids just like Abby.

Praying for your family.

Denise said...

May God sweetly bless your efforts for this precious child.

Brad and Stacy said...

How sweet of you to do this for Abby. My family has been praying for her for months now. I am on a list serv of families that have adopted from AGCI (my little one is from Kazakhstan). They keep us updated on her very well. I did not make it thru your post this morning without crying and thinking that this could be any one of us!! Just know Abby is being covered with prayers all the way from Missouri! I am going to post about this on my blog and good luck with operation Princess hair!

Vanessa said...

I'll be praying for this family\11 Emailing you for the address!!

Darlene said...

Praying. and thanking God, for you, Angel. Your efforts to post on this, and coordinate this, help those who long to help... well, do SOMETHING!

Darlene

sailorcross said...

I'm going to be posting on my blog about Abby!!

If you could please e-mail me your address, I'd love to send Abby a cute hat and some other goodies!!

Beth

Andrea said...

This sweet little princess! She and her family will be in my prayers!
I will be emailing you, we would like to send this princess a gift.
Thank you for all that you do!
Andrea

Terri said...

Praying always for sweet Abby.
I just donated on pay pal. I wish I could do more.

Suzanne said...

Poor little thing. I can't bear to think of a child going through this. I am praying for her, and left a small donation through paypal.
Suzanne

Audrey said...

Praying for Abby - she is the sweetest little darling.

Wendi said...

Need updates on progress :-) how's it going in Princess Hair land?

Stacy said...

Hi Angel,
Will be praying and just posted about this on my blog and linked to yours! Will be emailing you about sending a care package!
Stacy

Sarah said...

I have been and will continue to pray for Abby and her family. Thank you Angel for organizing this for sweet Abby!

Flamingo Mama said...

A little pathetic, but I FINALLY just posted about Operation Princess Hair!!!

Lorri said...

Hi to Abby...I lost my princess hair too, but guess what? Everyone said I still looked pretty and I did! And so do you!
I have cancer too. I will pray for you to be better soon.

Love, Lorri

Anonymous said...

Rather interesting blog you've got here. Thank you for it. I like such topics and anything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

Joan Simpson