Love Big, Spread (Sadie) Sunshine to the Village of Neply in Haiti

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In mid-November 2012, our then 16-month-old daughter, Sadie Davis, was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia called Acute Myeloid Leukemia, which presented itself primarily in her Central Nervous System. Until then, she seemed like a perfectly healthy toddler—beautiful, playful, and progressing just like any other little girl.  She bravely fought her battle against this vicious cancer at the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, where the amazing doctors and nurses did everything they could medically to give her a chance at life.  On December 21, 2012, after exactly 40 days and 40 nights at VCH, Sadie breathed her last breath here on Earth, and her first in Heaven with her Maker.  Our hearts are torn in a million pieces, but we are trusting that “in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28, NIV).

Since Sadie’s earthly death, our family has felt compelled to do various things to reach out to others who are going through a hard time.  Today, we would like to think outward and help children in another country—Haiti.  Specifically the village of Neply, which is where My Life Speaks Ministries of Nashville is focused.  Neply is a village of about 2500 people, and My Life Speaks is working to provide a better quality of life for families there.  We know several people involved in this ministry, and trust wholeheartedly that any $$$ given to them will be used to help these families have an opportunity in life.  I had a wonderful conversation with Missy Wilson from My Life Speaks, and in that conversation, I asked her if she could give me an idea where  the majority of funds raised would be used, trusting that she would have a great idea as to where the need is the greatest in this community.  She immediately replied that this money will be predominately used in their new special needs classroom at the school at Neply, and also to treat children and families at the medical clinic in the village.  This meant a lot to me, because in the course of a day, my daughter needed significant medical attention, and became a special needs patient.  I can’t imagine how I would have felt if she was not given the love and care that she so desperately needed.  Supporting this ministry is a way that we can know that we truly are reaching out and helping those less fortunate than us.  To learn more about My Life Speaks, click here.

Having said that, I am now taking orders for the following fridge and car magnets:

Love Big Spread Sunshine (blue-circle) Love Big Spread Sunshine

The blue-rimmed picture will be printed round, and the orange-rimmed picture will be printed square with rounded edges.

Fridge Magnets are 2.5”x2.5”, and car magnets (made thicker) are 4.5”x4.5”.  Both pictures are available in both fridge and car magnets.

Fridge Magnets:  $3/each

Car Magnets:  $6/each

If you are not particular as to which design you want, I will surprise you!  If you prefer to be more specific, that’s fine, too.  Just make sure you let me know which design you want (blue or orange).

If you need them shipped, be sure to give me your address, and add the following:

$3 if a car magnet is part of your order

$1 if a car magnet is not part of your order

If you feel compelled, please round your order up to the nearest $5, and the additional $$$ will also go directly to My Life Speaks.

Please make checks payable to Amber Davis, and mail to 213 Cobblestone Landing, Mt. Juliet, TN  37122, or feel free to catch me at Mt. Juliet Early Learning Center or The Journey Church or wherever else you might find me.  If you have a PayPal account and want to pay that way, my email address is happygal1@msn.com (this is definitely the easiest thing to do, and is free—see PayPal instructions below).  I will get your order to you promptly once payment is received.

Thank you for loving our family, and for helping our sweet Sadiebug have a positive impact far and wide.  I’m excited to know that Sadie magnets will be filling fridges and roadways in Middle-Tennessee and around the country!

Love and peace,

Tim, Amber, and Eli Davis (and of course, Sadie!)

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).

Paypal instructions:

Go to www.paypal.com

Click on Transfer>Send someone money

Enter your email and mine (happygal1@msn.com)

Enter the dollar amount you wish to send, including shipping if it needs to be mailed.

Click on “Continue”.

Follow the rest of the prompts (if you are transferring from your bank account to mine, it is free.  If you pay with a debit or credit card through PayPal, please add $.88 to your order, as this will be taken out of your total $$ value when you submit your order).

Sadie Nov 6

This picture was taken on the afternoon of November 6, 2012.  Just hours before we rushed our sweet Sadie to the ER at the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  She was diagnosed ten days later with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (it was hard to diagnose because it presented itself primarily in her central nervous system–apparently very rare), and chemo started immediately.  Sadie wore this same smile until her smile muscles just didn’t work any more, and we physically and spiritually placed her into the hands of God at 11:58am on Friday, December 21, 2012.  Emotionally, I think we’re still hanging onto her with all our might.  Allowing Sadie’s legacy to reach out and help other people lets us focus more on the positive impact her life is having, instead of the extreme sadness we feel over losing her.  Everything we can do to help others hopefully points people to the love of Christ, and reminds us to love big and share sunshine while we can.

About amberhilldavis

I've always been referred to as a "happy gal"...someone who could make light of almost any situation. But in December of 2012, my 17 month old daughter, Sadie, lost a 40 day/40 night battle with a very aggressive form of leukemia called CNS AML. This has taught me that everything in life is not mind over matter. Sometimes life is really really hard. I don't look at this as a reason to give up on life, though. God has brought me through lots of things--I know for a fact that He will not forget me now. And so now my true journey of complete faith in God Almighty will dictate my future. I plan on ending this story victoriously.

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