"Marco was born with Aortic Stenosis. This required a heart Transplant. At the young age of 1 month our little heart hero received his gift of life. At age 3 Marco was faced with another fight. He was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma. Marco began an intense Chemo therapy treatment and he won. Marco recovered and was doing well until recently. Marco's Cancer is back.
The Cancer is now in Marco's airway which has left Marco on a trach and constant care at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Marcos cancer is also in his spinal fluid and brain. Marco's parents have been given the devastating news that the Cancer in his brain cannot be treated. Marco's parents are both undergoing training in hopes that they can bring their son home for the next journey." - Love for Marco
I have come to follow Marco's journey through The Drawing Hope Project. Some of you who know me may know that I am pretty passionate about this Project. I am so incredibly inspired by ALL of the children, their families, their strength and perseverance.
A very special donation website and Facebook page have been setup by friends of Marco's family asking for donations, prayers and support. Marco's parents, Miro & Julia have not asked for this support, however, we know that they could use it during this difficult time.
Like so many, I want to help. I don't have much to give, but I want to help. So I have offered my support in the best way I know how. A quilt.
I've decided to take a short break from my current project to make an "I Spy" quilt for Marco. If you're not familiar with an "I Spy" quilt, it is simply a bunch of fabrics with random themes combined into a quilt. Marco can use the quilt to play "I Spy", or just simply for cuddling. The quilt will be 60" x 60" composed of 400 3" squares.
To build this quilt, I am asking for your help. Each one of the 400 squares can be sponsored for $5. It's a small amount that can collectively make a HUGE impact! When all is said and done we hope to raise $2000 for Marco's family.
This idea was posted on the Love for Marco website and Facebook page this afternoon and we have already sold 45 squares. Amazing!!!
If you would like to sponsor a square, please visit Marco's Quilt.
If you are a quilter and happen to have some boy-themed fabric scraps you would like to donate, please email me.
Thank you all for your support. I know Marco and his family truly appreciate it!!!!