Meet Korie Howard, a sweet and beautiful 10 year old girl who is now fighting for her life.
It started with an achy knee. When the doctors noted something odd on her x-ray, they began to investigate. It turns out that Korie was experiencing something far more devastating than growing pains. In the fall of 2012, Korie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, or cancer of the bone.
Since then Korie has gone through radiation, various chemotreatments, knee replacement…and let’s just not beat around the bush here okay? When a mother has to make posts like “gave her some morphine this morning, hope that helps”, you kind of get the picture. Are more details necessary? I say that as I glance at my son and think no…I don’t want to know this…don’t want to imagine it or think about it...
Finally, when Korie experienced shortness of breath, more tests were done and her parents were faced with a fresh new horror. The cancer had spread to her lungs. As of right now, Korie has months, maybe weeks to live. The community of Knox, IN rallies around her, supporting her with local events and t-shirt sales, but they can’t give Korie what she wants most, and what she wants most is so typically pre-teen that it breaks your heart.
She wants to meet Taylor Swift. She doesn’t want to go to Disneyland or anything extravagant. She simply wants to meet her favorite singer, Taylor Swift. Korie declares her favorite song to be “Safe and Sound”, without knowing that those are the very words her parents want to apply to her.
I have friends from all over the world and I just wanted to take a moment to share this story about a little girl here in my community who is fighting against cancer and recently found out that it has spread to her lungs with the doctors giving her mere weeks to live.
If her story touches you at all and you are able to I was hoping that you would take the time to send her a postcard, letter, or card so that she can see the support she has all over the world. It would really mean a lot to me if even just one person were to do this for Korie.
10-year-old Korie Howard is fighting the battle of her life. In the fall of 2012 then 9-year-old Korie was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She has been through numerous chemo regimens, radiation, hospital stays and even had a total knee replacement and femur resection. Despite all of the treatment she has received, nothing has worked to stop the cancer from spreading. Korie is unable to do the simple things in life, like walk. She has become increasingly depressed. When her mother asked her recently how she felt about having cancer, her reply was, “I try not to think about it, but how can you not think about it.” My wish is that everyone would send Korie a card or a letter so this young child can smile once again. She is so tired from fighting that she needs some cheer in her life and some inspiration to keep fighting.
304 N. Roosevelt Rd.
Knox, Indiana 46534
If you are able to send her a card or letter, please state where you are from so she can see where all of the love is coming from!!
Also if you could go to this link and sign the petition to help make her wish come true it would be appreciated. Or if you have twitter could you tweet to Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 that would be great too. Our little community has been trying to spread word and the support has been overwhelming to watch as a bunch of rednecks come together to support this little girl and her family
family can be the most ruthless virus of them all
I just want it to end.
You miss her? Then book a ticket on the next flight get on a fucking plane and fly to her. Jump on a bus and ride five, six, eleven hours to see her beautiful face. Hitch hike from the other side of the country, in the rain, sunshine and the hail. Take your Mom’s car and drive for three hours and bang on her door, until she wakes up shitty but happy to see you. Sneak onto a train and journey for two hours. If you miss her as much as you say, then you will find a way to get to her. Even if that means you’re broke for two months, or tired for a week. If she matters as much as you say, you’ll find a way.
19 weeks on T, one vial down!
p.s. getting the last bit out was near impossible.
so yesterday I had a job interview(finally) at wal-mart(not sure how I feel about it but work is work and I need money).
and well Charlie is a gender neutral name in some aspects. It could be short for Charlotte or Charles or some other stuff. And I realize or I’m assuming that since it is my legal name that people either assume it is short for something and ask for my full name or that they could assume I’m a guy. So it works out mostly.
However, my ability to pass on the phone is nada. My ability to pass speaking in person is 90% if I am talking in short spans. So yesterday when I had to talk to two different groups of interviewers for about 30 minutes each I had no idea what they were thinking.
And when someone finally used a pronoun to refer to me it was perhaps the greatest moment of my transition so far. Sure my voice isn’t as deep as some, but at least I must be doing something right for there to be no question or hesitation in referencing me as male. And the best is it came from another male. Usually females gender me as male no problem, but males not so much.
I was just glad I didn’t have to correct anyone in my interview because I think I would of been super self conscious if I had had to.