This little guy and his story have weighed heavy on my heart since the day I learned the news.
His parents and doctor thought he had developed a sinus infection due to allergies, but one evening when he complained about his vision, they thought it would be best to go over to the urgent care clinic. On the way they made a quick decision to stop into their optometrist as they passed the office. They discovered that Will had inflamed optic nerves and directed them to go ahead to Dell Children’s Hospital ER. What they thought was a simple trip to the ER to be on the safe side, quickly turned into a nightmare…
Will was ultimately diagnosed with a medullablastoma brain tumor. He is only seven years old and his little life has suddenly been turned upside down by that ugly little word that starts with “c”…
His mama, Sara Lucas now, (although she will always be Ms. Johnson in memories of middle school days) was my 8th grade language arts teacher and remains to this day, one of the few special teachers that I remember really making a difference in my education. She put up with our junior high antics so well and her classroom was where I really started learning how to love the art of writing.
Will, his mama Sara, dad Tom and sister Darcy really need some prayers and love to get them through the journey they have just embarked upon.
Will you join me in lifting them up?
A few of my fellow classmates have set up a website for Will where you can find links to his Caring Bridge page (which the family keeps updated almost daily), links to community members and businesses that are offering their support, as well as a link to donate financially directly to Tom and Sara (the medical bills they are now facing are piling up quickly). I’ll also be posting this link on my sidebar for easy access. Please add Will to your prayer lists and pass the link to his page far and wide. It’s amazing how a community will rally to support one of their own. And also amazing how the internet has the power to stretch the reaches of “community” far and wide.
Thank you dear friends!