Monday, March 21, 2011


I received this email today:

Received a request this morning to help a child with cancer.
Max Low is a 12 yr old from Neola, IA (he attends school Underwood, IA).

He has been battling cancer for half of his life. His doctors recently told his parents to enjoy the time they have left with him. His wish is to get 1 million cards. If you would like to help Max get his wish, please send him a card to the following address: Mighty Max Low, C/O Greg and Bambi Low, PO Box 111, Neola, IA 51559

He may not make it to one million, but the amount of cards that he receives will make his final days something to look forward to each day.

It only takes a few minutes to make a card and WE CAN DO THIS!! Please send Max a card at your earliest convenience and forward this email to all the scrappers and card makers you know. Let's all start our week making a child's wish come true!!

In order to post this on my blog, I wanted to verify the authenticity.  A simple google search netted numerous articles about Max and his battle with leukemia.  Here's one article that explains a bit.  And a facebook update from a friend close to Max's family

So now I'm off to find (in my stash) or make a suitable card to send to this 12 year old boy.  And hoping you might find it in your heart to do the same.  And maybe post to your friends so this request can go viral.


Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Thanks so much for posting this, Cheri! I'll do my part, for sure! xo

Scrap-diva said...

Oh this moved me. I will definately be sending him a card all the way from South Africa with lots of prayers for good outcomes. I'm writing the envelope at the same time I'm typing this (multi-tasking)!

humel said...

Oh gosh. How very sad. Lovely of you to spread the word about this, Cheri! I'll get onto it right away xx