Thank You

Rappahannock News - - EDITORIAL & OPINION -

I am truly hum­bled. In the May 23 Rap­pa­han­nock News, with Jan Clat­ter­buck’s help, we were able to let the com­mu­nity know about a child, Kayce Lu­cas, who was di­ag­nosed with brain cancer. We told her story, and asked for the com­mu­nity’s help with hopes that in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses would be touched enough to make do­na­tions on be­half of her cause. I in­cluded the ad­dress in which to send mon­e­tary do­na­tions if any­one felt so moved. I also vis­ited many lo­cal busi­nesses ask­ing for do­na­tions of any kind for the spaghetti din­ner and silent auc­tion that is tak­ing place in July. Then I placed do­na­tion jars in lo­cal stores and restau­rants.

The out­pour­ing of com­mu­nity sup­port has been in­cred­i­ble. The words of en­cour­age­ment for Kayce and her fam­ily and the do­na­tions in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses have been will­ing to make has touched me deeply and at times brought tears to my eyes. I have learned that there are many won­der­ful peo­ple out there, and when there is a cri­sis, many peo­ple are will­ing to open their hearts and do what they can to help.

It has been said that it takes a vil­lage to raise a child. I now say that it takes a vil­lage to cure a child, and our vil­lage is work­ing hard to do just that. Thank you, ev­ery­one, for your con­tin­ued sup­port, thoughts, and prayers for Kayce. Molly Bai­ley Wash­ing­ton

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