Mar 8, 2010
A Year of Miracles: Lily Anderson UPDATE
Dallin and Karree visited Lily Anderson yesterday at St. Jude's hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She received a stem cell transplant on March 1st and has been quite sick these last few days. Lily's mother, Jennifer, wrote the following:
Shante, just wanted to share with you a picture of Dallin and Karree visiting us in Memphis today. Lily has not smiled like this in a long time. Thank you MonaVie for such incredible people. True blessings in our lives. Love you, Jennifer Anderson
Accompanying Dallin and Karree were Presidential Black Diamonds Holly and Corbin Roush. The following are excerpts from an email written to their leaders:
My heart is so full today...It seems like every time I am around Dallin, Karree and the Leadership of MonaVie, it is life changing for me in some way. Below you will see a picture of Corbin and I with Lily Anderson...she is an amazing, strong little 8 year old girl. Dallin, Karree, and the Kalb's have fallen in love with this little girl and her family.
This weekend Karree received a text from Lily's mom. Lily had a bone marrow transplant 6 days ago at St Jude's hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Lily is so sick from the transplant. The first 10 days after the transplant are the worst.
Dallin and Karree asked if we and the Kalb's minded jetting over to Memphis to visit Lily before returning home from Minneapolis. Can you imagine? Who does that? How unselfish the Larsen's and Kalb's are? The CEO and his wife of a billion dollar company. A couple who have traveled the world literally the last 14 days, unpacked thier suitcase Thursday and repacked Friday to head to Minneapolis. Completely jet lagged and physically and emotionally exhausted. But still had enough energy and compassion in them to say we needed to go see Lily who is so ill from her treatments. They needed to look into her mom's eyes and Lily's eyes and tell them that they cared and they loved them. Can you imagine how Jennifer felt when all of us walked through that door to spend a couple hours with her and her child? I have to tell you it was one of the most emotional days of my life...
The leadership of this company truly leads by example. I am so thankful and proud to be a part of something that stands up for what they believe in. A Founder who will put others before himself. We need to pray for the Larsen's daily. They are running hard to help each of us.
Most of all pray for Lily and her family. Pray for Lily to be healed. Pray for others who are sick and are going through hard times. Know that you are in their lives for a reason and never take if for granted. I can tell you through these trials MonaVie can be such a huge support system. Lily has thousands praying for her. Let's all work on being better listeners and givers. Lets make the rest of 2010 about others. Let's reach out and touch as many people as we can. I can tell you the MonaVie family has been a huge support for so many people. I am so thankful for all of you.
Holly and Corbin Roush, Presidential Black Diamonds
For more details on Lily’s progress, visit www.carepages.com and type LilyAnderson into the search for her page. You may have to sign up for an account.
We'll continue to post updates as we receive them. And as a reminder you can send cards and gifts to Lily at the following address:
535 Alabama Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
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