“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
13-year-old Erin Griffin has taken the first step toward realizing an important dream. Although she is fighting aggressive brain cancer, she is traveling 10,000 miles to the United States to help bring international attention to pediatric cancer and the lack of funding for research. We are asking for your help in making Erin’s dream come true because she can’t do it alone. We need to come together and get behind Erin so that her visit has a lasting impact that will benefit all children in the fight. Are you with us?
You may ask, “Why Erin?
We can’t say for sure but we know that it wasn’t by accident. I won’t get too spiritual with you but I personally think it is her destiny. The dozens and dozens of things that had to fall into place in order for this trip to happen are unbelievable. There were many high hurdles that had to be overcome but Erin’s mom was able to work through each one of them. (Given all of the positive things that have been happening recently, we consider it a good omen that Erin was born on May 1 which is the first day of national brain cancer awareness month.)
As I mentioned, Erin’s wish is to help other children who are fighting cancer by spreading the truth about pediatric cancer. We promised to help her and invited her to the United States without any resources to make it happen. Children’s Wish Foundation International based in Atlanta, GA graciously stepped in and offered to cover their airfare, accommodations and many extras. (www.childrenswish.org)
But in order for Erin’s wish to officially come true, you and I will need to help her get the word out. She is just one child who will be coming to an unfamiliar country. Her voice by itself is small and quiet but with your help, it will be magnified a hundred times, a thousand times, maybe more. So please Like and Share and comment on this post so others see it.
Also, we ask that you go one step further. Please share this with any journalists or news organizations in NYC, Washington, DC or other places. All of the national morning shows would be good. (GMA, Today, etc.) We will need some type of media attention so that we can reach as many people as possible. Will you help Erin? Will you help all children fighting cancer? If so, please comment below and share this post. We appreciate your support.