10% Would you take those odds? If you knew whatever you were thinking about trying only had a 10% chance of succeeding, would you go for it? Sometimes God is asking you to take that leap…. and sometimes there isn’t an option.
I’ve been praying for this boy for a year now. One year ago, his parents found out that their used-to-be-healthy baby boy had cancer. Infant t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia to be exact. He was diagnosed before he was a year old and the odds weren’t good. His mom said recently that she had point blank asked during the first days of diagnosis but no one would say what the odds were. Their response was simply “we treat children, not numbers.” Praise God for hospitals and doctors that believe in miracles.
There have been long hospital stays, lots of vomiting, tears shed by family, friends, and strangers, ANC dancing, and even a broken arm along the way. Their family has touched so many lives and Grayson has inspired so many people in his short life so far. They went up against horrific odds and kept on trucking one day at a time. One hospital stay at a time. One procedure at a time. One prayer at a time.
They have been a part of what has inspired me to reach for my dreams. Despite the horrible odds. How many people get to be successful at something that they truly love? How many people spend their days doing super fun stuff with their awesome friend? I’d say those odds aren’t good. But if God can help Grayson beat the 10% odds that he faced, then He can help me live out my dream. If I let Him. If I give Him the opportunity. You see if I don’t follow God into this scary, unknown territory. If I don’t take that leap, I’ll never know everything that He had waiting for me. I’ve already gotten to experience some amazing only-God-could-have-worked-that-out moments. Like Grayson’s miraculous survival and the many lives he’s touched, God may have a gift He’s waiting to give you. You just need to trust Him enough to take that leap.
I was challenged the other day in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I gladly accepted and donated money. I love the way this fun social media game has brought awareness about this disease to so many. Funding like this makes it possible for organizations to continue research and search for a cure. Even when there isn’t a cure, these funds continue to make progress in the treatment of patients like Grayson. You can support Grayson directly at http://prayforgrayson.com/give/. I challenge you to find a cause and give. Whether it’s ALS or infant t-cell leukemia, you can make a difference.
My husband had WAY too much fun with this. He made sure there was plenty of ice(meaning all the ice we had at the house) in the bucket because “it’s not an ice bucket challenge if there’s no ice in the bucket.” And I love hearing Porsha’s laugh on the video. I think she enjoyed it too.