Monday, November 10, 2008

Something BIG for Coleman...

Don't click on anything else on the internet until you read about my precious little friend, Coleman Larson. And, if you have ANY connections to the "powers that be" at John Deere, I emplore you to contact them and see what they can do. PRAY! PLEASE! We all have one BIG contact in Heaven...call on Him. Pray for a miracle! If you do NOTHING else...just pray! Coleman Larson is 4, he will be 5 in early December. His twin Caden has been a trooper for the last 2 1/2 years that Coleman has been fighting a beast known as Medulloblastoma... BRAIN CANCER! Together they are TEAM LARSON! Coleman has endurred brain surgery, chemo, radiation, CT scans by the dozen, MRIs that he no longer has to be sedated for...he is a pro, multiple lines, port-a-caths, a stem cell harvest and transplant and two relapses. His fight is getting harder and there are less and less options for him. How can a doctor look into these eyes and say, "We are out of options."?
I am on a personal mission to bring the BIGGEST SMILE ever to this little face. His beautiful Mama, Peggy, gets some HUGE smiles out of him and so does his Daddy, Scott, and brother, Caden...but if we all come together and see what we can do...I think we can beat them all!
Coleman and his family are in IOWA. But they are "regulars" at the Ronald McDonald house in NYC. I need YOU, those of you who kept reading even though tears are streaming down your face, to help me come up with an idea, give me a connection to make this Christmas one Coleman and Caden will never forget! THE BESTEST EV-A! Cause if TEAM LARSON has taught me ANYTHING it's to NE-VA DIV UP!
Coleman and Caden will tell you exactly what they think of Cancer if you ask.
I did.
This is what they said:
Coleman explains, “It’s hard to be hooked up to a pole all day when it’s a sun-shiny day, ann be in your hos-pita woom all day when yoa don’t wanna be there ann wish ya tould be outside in-said, but NO, ya tan’t. I wish that no more tids would det tancer, tuz it's tewwible to haffa do all-a the suff what ya dotta do. If no more tids dot it, then we tould all yust be no-mal wif no more pokes."
Coleman’s twin Caden chimed in and gave his two cents, “Cancer is the worse day of my wife (life) because you don’t getta pway wif your brudder when ya weally want to. Sometimes the hospital is fun …if ya aren’t froe-in up wike Coleman does sometimes. I wish that no tids ever det tancer, so they tan haff fun all-a their days until they be daddies."
WON'T YOU HELP ME DO SOMETHING?! PLEASE?! DON'T TURN AWAY.
LEAVE YOUR IDEAS, CONTACT ME, FORWARD THIS LINK TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. COLEMAN NEEDS YOU NOW! Thanks for hangin' in there and loving Coleman already!
For more info on Coleman Larson and his family, go to http://www.carepages.com/ and register (it's FREE and takes seconds). Click on Visit and type in ColemanScott (all one word). Be prepared to fall in love. This is ONE AMAZING FAMILY!!!!!

28 comments:

♥Lisa♥ said...

Boy i wish i had contacts!! I will have my dh ask around work. Someone somewhere has to know THE PERSON!!
My prayers go out to Coleman and his family. I read the update over the weekend and just cried over the news.

Peggy said...

Okay, between you and Dawn, I am in tears tonight, and I have cried enough already!
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU Michelle. Thank you, thank you thank you.
We love you!

Andrea M. said...

Michelle,
I have been reading your blog for awhile but this is my first comment ... I have been reading Coleman's carepages as well. I am from Michigan and I know someone who recently left Michigan for a job in Iowa at JOHN DEERE. I am going to send an email to him with a link to your blog. I am hoping he can help because Coleman and his family deserve it!!! I cannot promise anything, but it is definitely worth a try!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a John Deere connection but I was thinking of a Charity Auction of some sort. Something on the order of a Cheesy Cross??? I will keep trying to think of something.

Lori Hogan

Anonymous said...

I just sent the company a "please please please" email with your link on it. Maybe if we all bombarded them ?? :)

Lori Hogan

My Semblance of Sanity said...

You guys are AMAZING! Keep those comments coming....bombard me with ideas...forward this link to everyone you know!

GO!GO!GO!
It's all for COLEMAN!

Jen said...

Oh, Michelle! What can we DO??? I will help with ANYTHING!!! Seriously, email me!!! I am thinking, thinking, thinking. I linked to your post today on my blog...

Anonymous said...

Michelle - can you send me your email address -- I'm a dork and can't find it.

Lori Hogan

lori.hogan@infores.com

Ragdoll Billie said...

Michelle, I left you a comment on FaceBook earlier, but will also leave one here. I have dedicated the sidebar of my blog to Coleman primarily, and childhood cancer. I will be updating his this afternoon with a new video. PAC2 changed the way I was doing it, so I want to make some changes.

Count me in, of course, on anything you do.

Ragdoll Billie on the Road to Remission
CaringBridge: billieWages

Christina said...

Oh what a special place the Larson family has in my heart!! Goodness I wish I knew the right person at John Deere to give Coleman and Caden a Christmas they'll NEVER forget, but unfortunately I don't. For those of us out here that don't have connections, here's an idea...go to www.johndeere.com, then "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page, then there is a link at the bottom that says "Our Company" and under that is a link "John Deere in the community." where you can e-mail them. I have NO clue if this will do anything, but heck, for those of us out here THAT have to do something for the amazing Larson family, it's worth a shot!

Love and prayers,
Christina Gomez
C.O.L.E Prayer Team
www.colesfoundation.com

My Semblance of Sanity said...

Lori's ideas is GREAT!
Bombarding JOhn Deere may be the way to go...

How about hitting them up for a HUGE donation to CURESEARCH in Coleman's name??!

Becky said...

I just left John Deere a message and hope there will be many more to come! You guys are great!!

Anonymous said...

I requested a donation in Coleman's name :)

Anonymous said...

I sent a note to JD and told them to consider the advertising that Coleman and Caden have done for them. That if they would have had to pay for all of that the company may be bankrupt now :o) I told them if was time for them to give back.

jean - in Harlan

Lisa Jaco said...

I went to John deere and left a message for Coleman. My prayers are with you Team Larson.

Anonymous said...

Message left on John Deere for Coleman - THANK YOU for doing this!! I have followed TeamLarson for over a year now and I am storming the gates of heaven for one(+) more chances for that little man to live a full life. THANK YOU for all you do. Lisa

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I sent my email to John Deere this morning. Let's pray for a good response.

Anonymous said...

I sent John Deere an email. I am and have been praying for Team Larson. Sue Rooney

Anonymous said...

Did the duty...left a message on the John Deere site requesting a donation to cure search in Colemans name.
Lori Baker
Lewisville, TX

Anonymous said...

Just sent off a note to John Deere - thank you for taking the time and care to do this for Coleman. I sure hope John Deere steps up and takes on this request!

Rebecca said...

I just asked John Deere to donate in Coleman's name. Keeping the faith!

Rebecca Burge

Anonymous said...

I "did my duty" and followed the link to John Deere and left my comments to them. I also copied your web address and passed this along to my Sunday School class and prayer partners. Thanks for all you're doing to help in the search for a cure.
Lillian
Charlotte, NC

Anonymous said...

I just sent John Deere an email. Once they go to Coleman's page how can they not help!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle,
Just went on the John Deere sight and left a message on Coleman's behalf. Thanks for all you do.

An Iowa Friend

Anonymous said...

Michelle,

I found you via Dawn. I have been following the Larsons for months and just love them all. I will try to keep checking in. If you think of an idea, I would be glad to help in any way I can.

I sat at my computer crying and praying for them today. They have touched my heart so much as has Mimi and other families I have found since I first found JuJu.

Sherry

Joy said...

I just got an email back from John Deere. They said that they aren't able to help. Hopefully with enought emails, they will change their minds.

Anonymous said...

If you or someone you know uses the online "LinkedIn.com" business networking tool, you will be very likely to find someone - maybe even just the right contact. Have people you know that use LinkedIn.com search on John Deere. If they don't know someone directly, but they have a contact that knows someone, they can request an "introduction." It's an effective way to reach the right people. Good luck and keep fighting the good fight!

Debra in So. Cal.

Evelyn said...

Hi Michelle,

I have been following Dawn's blog for the past month and that's how I got to your blog. I haven't finished reading up on Coleman's blog and updates. But have you or them tried the Make-A-Wish Foundation? My son was diagnosed with leukemia at the end of June and his primary nurse had told us about Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada which grants wishes to children with serious medical conditions. I searched the web and there is also one for the States - http://www.wish.org/. May be they can help?

Blessings,
Evelyn