Thursday, March 17, 2011
The Color Of Hope
However, after some of her close friends visited her, she is showing signs of life. Squeezing a teddy bear, pursing her lips, brain activity on the monitor when she hears others talking...all signs of hope.
Say what you will about social media sites-in this case, Facebook is awesome. Her friends immediately organized a page to have everyone wear teal yesterday, calling it the color of hope. People signed up by the hundreds, even people who had never heard of Julie, saying they were praying for her. They took group pictures at school and posted them on the page.
It was beautiful.
Abby and Caleb have been doing their part by praying for her. While they do not know the extreme details to how she is doing, they keep praying for Julie. Abby knows her as "the girl who wants to sell me her American Girl Kit doll." When I was commenting on facebook back in December about Abby expecting a doll for Christmas, Julie sent me a message, letting me know I could buy her Kit and all of her accessories for a fraction of the price. Abby has been doing chores to earn money for the Kit doll so Julie is on her mind a lot.
I ask you, readers, to pray for Julie. For her family. For the doctors. For a miracle.