You may know how hard it is when you find out that a friend or family member has cancer. Imagine how hard it is when that friend or family member is a child who is just staring their young life, whether new born or 18 years these precious children of our society are struck with such horrific and debilitating cancers. The affects on them can be life altering. But they are not the only ones affected, parents and family members also have emotional and financial issues usually resulting in one parent having to give up their job to care for their seriously ill child. They sometimes lose their homes and relationships during this walk. What better gift to give; than to reach out and help a neighbor through a donation which will make a loving difference and answer some of their needs.
Harley’s Helpers Angel Ministry was formed when my grandson, Harley Johannes Ruppert passed from Neuroblastoma which is an unforgiving killer of usually small children. A lot of Harley’s treatments were built on hope and faith in God that something would help. We had a strong support team of loving church family, doctors, nurses, Ruppert family and friends to see us through this life challenge. We held that love, faith and hope for Harley caring for him through his death in July, 2010. Harley’s Helpers Angel Ministry now holds love, faith and hope for other children who walk the same walk or similar walks with other types of cancer.
Harley and we, Rupert’s were very lucky to have such a support system in place. From walking the walk with Harley, our family felt we wanted to keep Harley’s love of life, laughter and wonderment alive along with his true love for everyone. Harley’s Helpers Angel Ministry is a mission of love and understanding to support the needs of others battling childhood cancer issues; sponsored through The First United Methodist Church of Katy Missions.
Harley’s Helpers Angel Ministry has ongoing projects this summer which we would like the community to participate in. June 1, 2010 through August 8, 2010 we will be gathering donations and School Supplies for Children at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. There is a great need for these School Supplies. June, 2010 we will be delivering three, HP Laptop Computers to M.D. Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. This is a great need for our children there since some are isolated due to treatments or just too ill to go to the school room and want access to computers. Harley’s Helpers Angel Ministry is thrilled to be able to donate these computers because of Hewlett Packard’s generosity and the generosity of our community during Harley’s Helpers Angel Ministry Garage Sale in March. Harley’s Helpers Angel Ministry will also have their Annual Fundraiser Luncheon and Silent Auction, August 8, 2010.