Some very dear friends of ours from college and from my home town in MI - people who we have worked with in Catholic radio and have had joint birthday parties with - people who we have celebrated the birth of our children together and attended the funerals of mutual friends with - now have their own set of troubles.
The long and short of it is that Nick is 29, has had brain surgery and chemo but his brain tumor has begun to grow again. He recently had a seizure while driving his wife and 2 year old daughter to Thanksgiving dinner and totaled the car. He will be undergoing more chemo and radiation shortly.
On top of the serious medical circumstances that they now face they will be running into financial burdens too with copays and coinsurance. Nick has sacrificed a lot of worldly goods and prestige to work for Catholic radio and spread Christ's gospel message through this powerful medium. He has worked for my father for many years and believe me, Catholic radio is not the place to get rich. Heck, it's not even the place to get comfortably secure.
Please consider giving something this holiday season to my dear friends who are now suffering with Christ in ways that most of us are not called to.
There is a paypal option from this blog.
God bless your Advent season.