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