"BUCKET FOR DREAMS", The Mary Abraham Johnson Foundation
Organized by: JOHN ABRAHAM
IT DOESN'T HELP WHEN YOU CONTRACT "E.COLI", A BACTERIAL INFECTION SPREADING .
May 30, 2016
"A BUCKET FOR DREAMS "
Organized by: JOHN A. ABRAHAM
Greetings to all of you that are so kind and generous with your time and resources to touch as many souls as possible in such a positive manner. Our Creator smiles upon you, and we do as well. For we know that "It is in giving, that you truly receive !" Well my friends, the story I am about to tell you is probably not uncommon, but it is for real and you really can make a difference. It is about my oldest sister, Mary Kayleen Abraham Johnson, who has been diagnosed with inoperable, stage 4, Cancer of her Bile Duct. It seems she has a tumor bigger than a baseball, hiding behind her pancreas. And it is in a position that makes it such that the doctors say they cannot operate to remove it. I don't know a lot about the medical field, or all of those big fancy words they use in that profession, but I do know we don't have a Cure for Cancer yet. And that is rather surprising to me, with all the technological advancements the human race has made in the last 100 years or so, we still have not found a way to kill the "Killer C". God's speed to those who are in the race to find the cure for this dreadful thing that has taken so many of our friends and family members all over the world. It could never be soon enough to find the Miracle Cure. Now my oldest sister Mary, is soon approaching 60, which seems to be far to young to be facing Stage 4 Cancer. Well at least to me it seems that way. You see my sister is one of the hardest working, mother of four children, and two grandchildren, that I have ever known. Ever since she was sixteen she has been working, bringing home the bacon (so to speak), to support herself and soon after, supporting her beautiful family. She has been through quite a few trials over the years, but she has always kept her chin up and usually maintained a positive additude through it all. She doen't drink alcohol or use any illegal drugs, and is a true believer of Christ's Promise and His Humble Teachings. She taught C.C.D. to the children at her Church on the weekend, and is one of the best, most honest and selfless people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting or of knowing. Mary has never asked for much of anything and was always willing to give far more than she ever received. What she did ask for, she usually only asked herself, and then would just work a few more hours in the work week in order to get what she asked herself for. She truly is a remarkable modern woman who basically supported herself and four children from the time of their birth all the way through the college years. That is amazing to me, but for her it was just another day in the life. Needless to say, with all of the working and raising of her kids, and teaching, she hasn't had much time to relax or vacation or to probably even think of what might be on her "Bucket List". But I am sure she is at least thinking of what might be on that list now. And that's where I would like to ask you kind folks to help her. I don't think the doctors are giving her much time as the Tumor that they can't seem to remove, keeps growing. Yes she is being treated with radiation and chemotherapy, but because they can't operate; well it doesn't look too good for my sister to have a long happy retirement that she deserves. So I am here to make sure that I , no I'm sorry, that "We" (you all and myself) do what "We" can to make whatever time she does have left here on earth, as easy and full of fulfillment for her as possible. You know I don't ever think she has been to any of the Hawiian Islands and I know most of our family roots are in the Mid West,while we are in California. And she hasn't been back to visit since she was probably 15 years old or so. I am sure she would love to see our relatives back there as much as they would love to see her. You know, it just doesn't seem fair, that here a modern woman who has worked so hard her entire life,one who is so selfless and caring of others, could be stripped of the dream of her golden years. Never the less, life does throw some curve balls at all of us, and we just gotta do our best to hit 'em. I remember my mom saying "Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, No one ever said life was fair !" Sometimes true wisdom is so very hard to swallow. Thank you all for taking some of your valued time to read this true story of a remarkable woman who never turned her back and always marched breast forward, "Fighting the Good Fight. Anything you can do to make my sister Mary's life better would be greatly appreciated. And may God Bless you and those who you hold near and dear to your heart and soul. And Thank You again.