I received the following information from a friend and thought this would be a great service project that the kids could do for the month of September.
A boy by the name of Jonah, has been diagnosed with a disease called CVID (Common Variable Immune Deficiency). This is a disease where his body does not make antibodies to fight off infection, and as a result his body starts attacking all of the normal/healthy parts of the body (organs & such). The infusions he gets are like Chemo and are making him ill. He is allergic to the infusions, but he needs the infusions to live. He gets aseptic meningitis from the infusions. Jonah just turned 8 years old and attends Shawnee Elmwood when he is healthy and able.
I am urging you to send him a cheerful card, stickers or picture, etc.! Let him know how strong and brave we know he is! If you are unable to send a card, please say a prayer for him.
I would LOVE to see all of the HE kids color a picture, make a card or write a letter to Jonah. I will be collecting these items at our first co-op on Friday, October 3, 2014 and will send all of these letters together to Jonah.
Please let me know if you have any questions.