Despite the circumstances dealt him, Chase maintains an upbeat and positive attitude. He is still full of joy and personality, and looks for the humor in situations rather than pity. If you will allow a mom to boast for a second, I couldn’t be more proud of this boy’s strength, courage and faith which only serves to encourage my own.
Our family has been overwhelmed with the heartfelt prayers, kind words and sincere encouragement offered on the behalf of our son. From a missionary village in Rwanda, a friend fighting cancer in Miami, a twelve year old boy in front of his middle school in Texas, a church congregation that is more like family. From friends I see every day and those I haven’t seen in twenty years, from a fourth grade boy praying out loud in his mom’s car and from a little girl leading prayer in her family. From those I have just recently met and those I will never meet, from family close by and those afar, and those that consider us a part of their own.
Words are difficult to find to adequately express how humbled, how blessed, how grateful we are. Although our struggle is ongoing, we know that these prayers – your prayers – have held us, comforted us and changed us for the better.