Friday, May 09, 2008

Jessie Hall

Today I was proud to live in a small Texas town. There is a little girl that actually lives backed up to my parents who is six years old and has a rare disease called Rasmussen's Encephalitis. To treat her disease her parents are preparing to have half of her brain removed. Today they had a send off for this little six year old. In our town there are 3 elementary schools, 1 sixth grade school, 1 middle school and 1 high school, and 2 private schools. Today they had a parade for Jessie. She rode in a old pink muscle car from school to school and all the students were out lining the roads wearing pink, waving pink ribbons, many of the trees through town were covered with pink bows and lots of the signs in front of business wished her well. As I stood in front of one of the elementary schools and watched her parade go by, I was choked up thinking of all her parents are going through and how brave they must be. I've linked her blog to the sidebar so you can pray for her as she goes through her surgery and see what a sweet girl and what a sweet family this is. God Bless you Jessie. God Bless you Cris and Kristi and your three boys.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

Hi Lara,

What a sweet thing to write, and I totally agree with you about living in a small Texas Town. Parents of sick kids want for people to acknowledge that their kids matter and are still important. Today in this little town, the community went crazy to show their love and support of Jessie. It was something that we will never forget. Every time that we think of it, we will remember the work that God did today in Aledo, Texas. It will lift us up during the tough days ahead. God Bless You for taking the time to read Jessie's story and to write about it in such a caring way.

God Bless You,

Kristi and Cris Hall