Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

If you have been waiting for a reason to pull out all your Christmas decorations (and hesitated because it wasn't even Thanksgiving yet) then you might want to rethink that decision. Please consider decorating early this year for Dax. You can find out more at but here is some information from their website.

What is “Decorate for Dax?”
Dax is a two-year-old resident of Washington, IL who has been battling an extremely rare form of leukemia. After two bone marrow transplants, there is nothing more that can be done medically to cure Dax’s cancer. Given just a few weeks with a happy boy, the Locke family decided to celebrate every day like it was Christmas. To show our love and support for the Lockes without intruding on their last few precious weeks with Dax, friends and neighbors from Trails Edge in Washington decided to join them in celebrating Christmas early by putting up lights. People outside the neighborhood were touched by Dax’s story, and wanted to celebrate, too. We made this website so supporters near and far could show the Lockes they were thinking about them and praying for them. There are now lights literally all over the world as more people hear about Dax.
So this weekend, Mommy is going to talk Daddy into getting a small tree so we can decorate and show our support to Dax and his family. If you decide to decorate too go out to Dax's website and post a picture!
Peyton Nicole Smith

1 comment:

  1. Hi Peyton,
    Your mommy told me last night about a wonderful little boy named Dax,who like you,is caught up in all the magic of what Christmas is really supposed to be about.Like your family this weekend,your Granpa and I will be starting to make our home a celebration of hoping for a miracle out of love and concern for a little boy we will never meet,but who is certainly touching our lives.As adults in a world that often times seems to have gone terribly wrong,
    it is again a child who reminds us to appreciate and see what is and has been,right in front of us all along.Hope and love can always be in our lives.Thanks Dax for reminding us of that,and to you Peyton for being caught up in 'Rudolphs' and reindeers in general,spell.
    Happy Holiday Peyton!
    Hugs and kisses,
    Granpa and Granma Mower