**UPDATE: the link to Caden's website should work now!**
Would you please take some time today to stop by Caden Ledbetter's website and lift up a prayer for him?
Here's a bit of his story...
On July 26, 2007, a week before Caden's 2nd birthday, our lives changed in a way we would never have imagined. A typical little boy "knot" on our Caden's head, that was discovered on July 5th, was suddenly being diagnosed as Eosineophilic Granuloma (AKA:a bone tumor.) This type of tumor can be benign or malignant and could only be confirmed by a series of test.
We had hoped that further testing would reveal a benign tumor that could be easily removed. We never expected to hear what we were told. Our little boy, not yet 2 yrs. old, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma*. Tumors were located in his left adrenal gland, abdomen, liver, lumbar spine, sternum, bone marrow, and 2 in his skull.
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This hits especially close to home. Caden and his family attend our church. We will be having a blood drive on Caden's behalf on the 17th at our church. I can't help but imagine my almost two-year-old son, Reid, suffering in this way. Will you pray with me?