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Signing With Babies And Children: Your chance to help a brave little guy, Nathaniel Bayer

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Your chance to help a brave little guy, Nathaniel Bayer

I met Nathaniel in a SignShine class when he was 6 months old, vibrant and healthy. Today Nathaniel is fifteen months and, I'm very sad to share, he was recently diagnosed with stage three neuroblastoma (cancer). I have a strong connection with Nathaniel and his parents, they are a dear family and I hold them close to my heart.

In an effort to support the Bayer family during this challenging time, I have organized a raffle fundraiser to help minimize the financial burdens of travel, medical treatments, and other vital needs.
Join with me in this effort. Click here to read more about how to participate in the raffle. Each ticket is $10 (you can buy multiple) and for each ticket you'll have the chance to win one of 5 fabulous items. The winning tickets will be drawn by Nathaniel himself on May 31st and we will post the video on YouTube!

When I asked Steven, Nathaniel's father, for permission to share the story with others, he replied: "If every parent would give an extra hug to their child -- that would make us happy!" And that positive spirit has clearly been passed on to young Nathaniel. Watch Nathaniel's signing in action: he sees an EXIT sign before chemo treatments and then signs BIRD and after the treatment is done.

Nathaniel’s surgery has been scheduled for Thursday, April 16 in New York. We are praying the doctors will be able to remove the tumor without complications and that his recovery will be quick and complete.

With prayers and great hope,
etel
Etel Leit, M.S.
Founder & Owner www.SignShine.com
Publisher www.BabySignShine.com310.613.3900 etel@SignShine.com

1 comment:

My Baby Details said...

Nathaniel and his family are in my thoughts and prayers... I hope that the surgery went well today. Your example of faith is felt. ♡