meeting local needs
To help financially bridge the gap for local people during an unexpected life crisis.
The Neighborhood is a local 501c3 non-profit organization.
the current need
is 5 years old. She was diagnosed with cancer on Jan 20th. She will undergo a 15 month treatment plan with surgery involved.
From Naomi's mother:
I suppose some of you have wondered if we’re being real with you or not…how can we possibly be so hopeful in the face of such grim circumstances? While it IS true that we are filled with hope knowing that our lives here on earth are but a vapor compared to eternity, I will be the first to admit that there are still things that I am grieving about... these are the “cares that I am giving to the Lord.”
Naomi’s going to lose her hair.
I have to give her shots several times a month during the treatment.
I don’t get to be with all my kids all the time.
Naomi can’t be a kid in the same way she used to be.
She won’t be able to swim this summer.
Most days of the month she will be in a hospital or doctor’s office.
No fresh cut flowers are allowed in our home. (Chemo significantly lowers Naomi’s immune system and the bugs/fungal spores/bacteria present could cause infection for her.)
Our whole family will have a new normal. Adjusting will probably be hard at times.
This list is not exhaustive, just some things I have on my mind at the moment. A lot of times you hear the phrase, “Follow your heart.” instead, I would like to Lead my heart...especially in these trials.
1 Peter 5:7 “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.”
Naomi is super fun, she has a bright spirit, and loves writing notes to people.
how you can help
You may also make a donation through The Neighborhood to support Naomi.
3830 Talmadge Rd
Eau Claire, WI
The Neighborhood is a non-profit organization that exists because people like you care about what's happening in the lives of those around them.