Hi all… I wanted to give you guys an update on Cora. And I have to be honest, I just talked to Heather and all my blues of earlier in the day just seem unimportant right now. Cora is supposed to start being prepped for the bone marrow transplant next week. Unfortunately this past weekend, she came down with an infection and had to go to the hospital and be admitted. The family lost out on the little bit of time they had together as a unit before the possibly up to 4 months Heather will be spending at the hospital with Cora.
Andrew, aka “Captain Corageous” started kindergarten today. Heather was luckily able to be the one to bring him to his first day and hang out for a little while. Andrew was drawing a picture and his teacher told him she loved the way he was drawing and coloring. He replied, “I drew hearts for my baby sister because I just love her so much.” Captain Corageous is going to save her life with his bone marrow. I told Heather today that right now totally sucks. Right now is hard. And right now, their family is going to struggle. But soon, we will all look back and this will be a memory. And the bond between the kids is going to be so strong, and Andrew will always be the one that saved Cora’s life.
But Heather is scared. Doctors have to do their job and make sure you know every possible thing that could go wrong with these procedures. So now she is scared of the big “What if?” And not to mention the bills are already piling up. It’s just one of the toughest things anyone has to go through. But I can honestly say that no dollar amount can ever be placed on saving the life of a child.
Soon, we will have a website or blog up and running where “Be CORAgeous” T-Shirts and bracelets will be available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting Cora. I will let you know as soon as we have it going so that you may order. In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation, you can.
You can mail any checks and make them out to Cora Dalik, mailed to…
Cora Dalik, P.O. Box 333, Linthicum, Maryland 21090
I encourage you to check out this video of family photos by clicking here.