His name is Caleb Gill & he needs our help
Posted by Thomas the Terrible on December 3, 2008
Since I’m a sucker for deserving charities, skinny females over the age of 24 that are good looking and have a pulse and candy corn, I thought I would pass along this info.
In all seriousness folks it’s the holiday season and I know times are tight but there is always someone worse off and had a better disposition than you or me.
Meet Caleb Gill. The following was written by the Ghost of Neyland over at the 3rd Saturday in Blogtober, so I take no credit for it. There’s even a more adorable picture of him over there as well, so click on the link.
Young Caleb Gill is battling cancer
If you’re a frequenter to 3rd Saturday in Blogtober, you know that we consider Tennessee and Alabama to be “important” in our lives. Sometimes, football and basketball become so dominant that, if we’re not careful, we can let our sports allegiances control us. But, in our hearts, it is essential to us for our readers to know that we realize the difference between wins and losses and what is REALLY important in life.
Late this past summer just prior to the start of football season, our community was saddened to hear that 6-year-old Caleb Gill, a happy, beautiful little boy who attends First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Tenn., was diagnosed with a brain tumor at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Since then, he has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments to try to shrink the tumor. While the road is long and sometimes seemingly never ending, we know that there is no limit to what our God can do. We know that with love, support, treatments and – most importantly – prayer, Caleb may one day be able to return to the normalcy of life.
What we at 3SIB have decided to do is raise money for this family to try to assist them with all of the medical expenses and anything else that they need. Unfortunately, Caleb lost his Daddy in a 2003 accident, and Caleb’s mother, Debbie, is working to support their three children and obviously trying to be by Caleb’s side through each step of his treatments and recovery. They need our help. Here is a link to Caleb’s Caring Bridge site where you can read journal updates and more on Caleb’s progress. He just had his seventh birthday, which he shared with all his friends and just received his first rifle.
We want to assist this family. And while we certainly do not expect any of you to give any money, we encourage you to do so. That is why we have established a PayPal account where you can put your donations. Our PayPal is 3SIBcharity@gmail.com or click here:
Again, thank you all for reading, and thank you for helping out. We realize that we all can help make a difference in this family’s and this little boy’s lives this holiday season.
So seriously folks please give to a worthy cause I’m planning on it.