So many people have asked how they can help Havyn and our family. We are so grateful (more than you can possibly imagine) for the love and support we’ve received. To be honest, we feel guilty because we consider ourselves abundantly blessed and are constantly meeting families who seem to be in much more dire situations.
The biggest thing we can ask for is your love and prayers. We have seen God at work and we ask for that above all.
But many of you have asked how else you can help. Several have prepared meals and others have helped us by watching our kids and helping with jobs around the house.
We have trouble identifying specific needs, but here are a couple ways you can help:
- Food on chemo days. Tuesdays are typically chemo days for Havyn. Help with lunch and dinner on those days is huge. With our unpredictable schedule and her finicky palette, the easiest thing for us is gift cards. That way we can grab lunch between doctors’ visits or pick up dinner on the way home. We aren’t too picky on restaurants, especially if they have “to go” options. Here are some options who have locations convenient to us and allow you to send gift cards through email: Cracker Barrel, Panera Bread, Qdoba, Subway, Domino’s Pizza, Logan’s Roadhouse, Doc’s Cantina, Dairy Queen, IHOP, O’Charley’s, Tumbleweed, Red Robin. Other options that the kids love are Chick-Fil-A, Fazoli’s, McAlister’s, Rafferty’s, Shiraz, Wendy’s, and El Caporal.
- Help with St. Louis travel. Since we have to go to St. Louis every few months, help with gas would be appreciated. I couldn’t find places to order eGift cards, but Speedway, Pilot, and Shell would all be great options for travel.
– Steve and Tammy Young