I heard a new Taylor Swift song this week called ‘Ronan’. As I listened to the words of this song, it got to the part where I realized this song is about a boy who dies. I kept listening while my eyes filled with tears and a lump grew in my throat. I cried and cried as the song went on and listened to it over and over after that. A little bit later, I got on google to find out just who this ‘ronan’ was. I read some posts on the blog his mother kept about his journey and cried some more. This sweet innocent 4 year old lost his battle with a cancer called neuroblastoma on may 9th, 2011. May of 2011. If you know me, you know that was the month I was expecting my own baby boy. It was a joyous time for me. but for this family, it was heartbreak and sorrow. It’s a pain I hope I never ever have to deal with and that I wish no one did. I don’t understand why kids get cancer, but it happens everyday, and most of us try to just ignore it b/c it’s sad and we don’t want to be sad. The reality though is it is real and it’s happening to innocent children and their families every single day all across the world. I know it’s not a pleasant thing to talk about, but I wanted to do a post on this today b/c I’ve decided that I’m going to start donating a portion of my sales to this foundation for Ronan. The proceeds benefit research for the particular cancer he had, neuroblastoma.
I don’t know this family, I’ll probably never meet them, but listening to that song & reading that blog she kept made me feel so sad for her. My heart broke for a complete stranger. A mother who lost her child. I wanted to start donating to this foundation b/c although my donation is small, every little bit goes to research that maybe, just maybe, can one day help another mother not have to lose her child b/c the treatment is there and research was done.
Thank you for reading all the way through. If your heart can take it today, go purchase Taylor’s song on itunes and see what it does to you.
I’ll be doing a monthly donation, starting small, but as my business grows, my donation will grow.