Thursday, May 3, 2007

Teach the young.

First grade was a toughie. The entire 1981-82 school year was fraught with eye patches and eye surgeries following an accident I had with a sharp-cornered, wrought-iron TV stand on wheels. One day when my eye patch was particularly itchy, a slew of construction paper & crayoned cards arrived from Clearwater Elementary School. The entire first grade handmade greetings just for me! I wasn't forgotten! "Get Will" and "I hop you fil beter" messages piled high all over my Barbie bedspread. I was thrilled.

So that's what I was thinking about when I received a message from Leah, a commentator here on Kyrie's blog. She's been thinking about Kyrie, Jordan & Lacie a lot and a message came to her about a Canadian boy battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The outlook now looks pretty good for 7-year-old Shane Bernier, but it hasn't always. Despite hundreds of doses of chemo, he's still a kid, and he's at that age when "world records" are the epitome of goals. His goal? To receive the most birthday cards.

You may have received this e-mail forward, too. I checked it out on (a good place to double-check urban legends and stuff). Shane is legit, and his birthday is May 30. So I thought maybe this would be a good "Go, Kyrie, Go!" project for your children. Something creative, something compassionate. You can learn more about Shane here, and you can mail cards to this address:

Recent News
Shane Bernier
PO Box 484
Lancaster, Ontario
K0C 1N0

And Leah's e-mail P.S. reads: GO KYRIE GO!!!!

My itty, bitty Thankful Thursday thing is yellow construction paper. ;)


Leah Rundle said...

Thanks Megan!!
I bought my card today, I will mail it to Shane tomorrow...
Under my return address will read, in pink letters of course, GO KYRIE GO!!!
:) :) :0)
(It feels good to smile while on this site!)

Angie Bittner said...

You are an amazing person. I have never known someone so gifted with words.
I'm not sure I'm writing this in the correct place, but just wanted to say thank you for creating this website and sharing the most intimate things (see, I am not a gifted writer) you and others have experienced with little Kyrie's life and passing.
What a beautiful gift Kyrie was and are ensuring that her wonderful little life makes others grateful for every minute we have and that the struggles that she and her amazing parents and family have gone through are not in vain...goodness can come out of even the worst circumstances.

Thank you and may God continue to bless you and the rest of Kyrie's family.

Angie Bittner - Jamie (Simon) Stolz's big sister that lives in Topeka

Home said...

Im buying my card for Shane today. I want to help this little boy smile. He definitly deserves it!!! Kyrie is going to continue to help make us want to help others and that makes me feel so good.
Thanks for everyone being so amazing, Lacie

Brad and Trish Rink said...

You are truly an amazing person. Your strength is admirable. Thank you for sharing each day.

Melissa said...

This will be a great weekend project for the kiddos! We love to make cards for people, this will be a great way for them to help someone else in Kyrie's name.
I love it!
Go Kyrie Go!!!

ksfaith said...

I'm sending my card to Shane today - I imagine this is making Kyrie smile!!

Darcie Anderson said...

Wow! This is amazing!! I haven't had a chance to check this site in a while and I must say I am so happy that Kyrie is making such a wonderful difference everywhere!!! :o)
I am going out today and purchasing a birthday card for Shane. :o)

Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas!

Much Love,

!!! GO KYRIE GO!!!!!