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Friends American Grill is hosting a FREE Easter Buffet with ALL Proceeds benefiting Peyton Greene and Her Family.
Event will include Jump Houses, Face Painting, Activities for the Kids, Easter Egg Hunt at 1pm for children 5 years and under and at 3 pm for children 5 years and older! We will have a silent and live auction at 2pm and live music. We hope you will come be a part of a tradition of caring for your neighbor.
For more information or to make a donation to Peyton Greene please visit this link http://www.friendsamericangrill.com/ansleyseaster/
A Mothers Tragic Pain
Peyton was born on April 20, 2011. She came into this world a fighter. After a long labor she was delivered via emergency Caesarian section, the cord was wrapped around her neck 3 times and she wasn’t breathing right and had aspirated fluids. She spent the first 12-hours of her life in NICU and gave us all a real scare. Soon she was home and growing a magnetic and energetic personality with room filling beauty. 13 months later in June of 2012 our first son, Parker, was born and then on March 3 of 2014 God gave us another son, whom we named Caleb. He completed our growing family full of love and joy. While we were in the hospital recovering from his birth, a family member took Peyton and Parker home with them, where they stayed until we were home for a couple days and settling into our new routine.
When Peyton came home she seemed a little off to us. We attributed the majority of what we saw with the stress of a new baby in the home. Though, she was so gentle and tender and acted like a little mommy to the tiny baby boy she is so in love with. On March 20th, 2014 we took her to the doctor for a bruised and swollen ankle. The x-rays showed nothing broken or fractured but they put a cast on to help heal, what they thought was, a “bruised bone”. She was running low-grade fevers on and off over the next couple days and she had what looked like blood blisters on the inside of her cheek and tongue. On March 25th she woke up looking pale yellow, was running another fever, still not walking at all with her cast, lethargic, and not eating like her normal self. So we took her in to see her pediatrician. We did the normal routine check up and then we asked the doctor if she could run some blood work because we knew something was wrong with our baby girl. Then our world came crumbling down around us. Our pediatrician told us that she thought it was Leukemia. We were sent immediately to the hospital where they confirmed that she had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and admitted us for the beginning of a surreal journey.
Our love is strong and our faith is even stronger. We believe that our God is bigger than this. There is no doubt that our sweet Peyton is a fighter and will fight this battle gracefully. With your help and prayers, she will beat this.
Treatment Plan: Her treatment plan is for 2.5-3 years.
Just a little something from Mommy while in the hospital with Petyon:
It is so late and I should be fast asleep but sleep escapes me as I sit here by Peyton’s hospital bed and type these words. She is too little to know so much suffering, so much pain and the ugly struggles that life have, can and will bring her. It’s during the stillness of the night that complete silence surrounds me, embraces me and scares me. Funny how the darkness can bring on so much fear, pain, sadness and anger. But on the other hand it can bring on so much peace, joy, happiness and love. Tonight I am sad that life is just so brutal. It takes so much energy to just breathe as I watch her sleep so peacefully. Lord, just let me switch places with her, let me take on this monster. If only He would let me. She is too young to let this suffering dictate her and who she will become and I am so thankful for that. I feel like during the day I suit up in my armor and fight every step of every minute of the day. At night I feel painfully exhausted, but so much stronger. It’s so weird. I saw a saying once (and I don’t who said it) but it said something like “give God your weakness and He will give you His strength.” He does and He gives me the strength to get through the next 5 minutes and then the next 5 minutes. On March 25, 2014, my heart and soul were wreaked and I wasn’t sure I was going to make it or how I was going to fight this fight with Peyton, with a 2 year old and a 3 week old at home. But I am and I will and it’s only by the grace of God that I am still standing here, fighting. I won’t give up. Just because I have God by my side doesn’t mean that the journey is going to be easy, it just means that the journey will be doable!
Please Lord, storm my heart and take away the suffering, the pain, and the troubles and restore me, restore peace and make us, as a family, whole again. Storm the hearts of all the other families and friends that are fighting their own battles and show your face to them and let them feel your grace, your mercy.
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