Sunday, July 24, 2011

Please Help the Parker Family

This is the Parker Family - one of many Reece's Rainbow Families. I was fortunate enough to meet Kate and Charlie when I was in Kiev. I was finishing up the last few things that needed to be done with our adoption of Milana. Kate & Charlie were just arriving to adopt 2 beautiful little girls with Down Syndrome.

This there son Joshua. He was born on March 2, 2006. He was diagnosed with a form of spina bifida which is called lipomyelomeningocele. Joshua also has a partial duplication of chromosome 2. He has Chiari Malformation Type 1. He has connective tissue disorder, brain stem dysfunction, psuedotumor cerebri, apraxia of speech, a latex allergy, gastroparesis, neurogenic bowl and bladder, a g-tube, a port, and a lumboperitoneal shunt.

Please visit Josh's Caring Bridge page for more information. It can be found by going to

Joshua's health has been deteriorating for some time now. Kate & Charlie have been trying to keep his pain free as much as possible. There is nothing more the doctors can do to help Joshua. He is dying. His parents, his brothers, and sisters are preparing to say goodbye to their son, to their brother. It is such a sad time in their lives. Can you imagine having to say goodbye to your 5 year old? It isn't fair!

Joshua's Daddy works very hard. He works long hours to provide for his family. He used all of the time off he could take in order to adopt his 2 little girls from Ukraine. Now the Parker family needs your help. They need help financially so that Charlie can take time off of work to spend time with his son.

Some amazing friends of the Parker's have created a blog to help make it easy for people to donate to them. You can visit that blog at Please consider donating to them and helping them out. Please share there story so that others will help.

Kate & Charlie are good people. They have such a strong faith in God. They don't understand why their son is dying, but they stand strong in their faith. Knowing your child is dying still hurts. They need as much support as they can get. They need financial support, emotional support, they need our prayers. Please help them in some way.

1 comment:

  1. I know this is an old post but I also do not want anyone to be able to "donate" money without knowing what is currently happening with this family.