In response to all of your kind offers to help…

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IMG_1501Sten and I sincerely appreciate all of the many inquiries and offers to help us in this challenging time.  Many of you have already helped us so much and continue to offer more.  Honestly, it is awkward to just come out straight and tell you what we need and what would be helpful, but having become with familiar with our reality from Allistaire’s first time around fighting cancer, we know both the specifics and the immensity of our need much clearer than the first time.

Here are a few things that would without a doubt be helpful overall:

Pray for us

Call us up on the phone and even if we don’t pick up or call you back, know that we have felt the love

Send us a card and better yet – a picture of you to remind us of all those caring for and supporting us

Gas cards (Costco, Exxon, 76)

Cash is always helpful

Assistance with plane tickets to help us go back and forth from Bozeman to Seattle easier and quicker (you can transfer miles to us or contact us to arrange the purchase of a ticket, or help with a portion of a ticket)

For Sten and Solveig specifically:

Bring Solveig and Sten a meal.  We have set up an online meal schedule which will give you all the details.  You can click here and then under the heading, “Find a Meal Schedule…” enter the last name, “Anderson,” and the password: 2397

You can then sign up to bring them a meal on a Monday or Thursday.  Please look over what other folks are bringing so they don’t end up eating the same thing for a week or two straight.

If you’re not much of a cook or in a hurry but still want to help out, a gift card would be great (Co-Op, Papa Murphy’s, Town & Country, Sola Cafe, Pizza Campania)

Sten & Solveig’s address in Bozeman: 14176 Kelly Canyon Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715

For Allistaire and Jai specifically:

Please don’t send stuffed animals, crayons or makers = we already have SO many 🙂

You can sign up to bring Jai a meal on the “Take Them a Meal Website,” as well.  Click here and then enter the last name, “Anderson,” and the password: 3610

Gift cards to local grocery store and restaurants (University Village, QFC, Pagliacci Pizza, Metropolitan Market, Starbucks)

Target cards – Allistaire uses a lot of diapers these days with all of the fluids she is on and she’s getting bigger because of the steroids which means bigger clothes.

Mixed CDs with happy music for Allistaire

Address for Allistaire & Jai:  Ronald McDonald House, Attn:  Allistaire Anderson/B 14, 5130 40th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Thank you immensely for all of your kindness, generosity and love toward us.  You certainly diminish the weight of our heavy load and add joy to our lives!IMG_1506 IMG_1516

6 responses »

  1. Hi Jai. Below is a list of some of Olivia’s favorite apps. Some are free, or at least they started out that way. 🙂

    PBS kids
    Curious zoo
    Amazing shape puzzle
    Alphabet zoo
    Talking pierce/ talking Gina
    Monkey preschool lunchbox
    The monster at the end of this book
    Ocean!
    Glow draw

  2. Jai…you all are in our prayers! Our Growth Group and Women’s Bible Study are praying also. I will pass this info along to both groups. Love and prayers Pat and Frank Valeriano

  3. Thank you for letting us know how to help. Prayers and hugs!

    “For I am about to something new. See, I have already begun. Don’t you see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in a dry wasteland.”
    Isaiah 43:19

  4. My sister (Sarah Balian) pointed me in your direction and I’m excited to bring you dinner tomorrow! Just wanted to say a quick hello! That is, if you get this before we show up (around lunchtime, to drop it off). We’ve been praying for you and will continue to.

  5. I have just found you, and pray for Allistaire. I’m sure you are exhausted, physically and emotionally, but I wanted you to consider one more option in Allistaire’s treatment and that is Breastmilk. It is being touted as a miracle medicine. I recently went to a breastfeeding conference where one of the speakers, as an aside, told the story of her husband who had tongue and throat cancer, none of his treatments had worked and he was given 6 weeks to live. She sent the message out to all their friends to prepare to say goodbye and instead got several offers of pumped milk. As a last resort, they gave it to him in his feeding tube, he went into remission, and was at our conference with her 2 years later! This was frozen untreated milk. There is another story that I found on facebook, of a brain damaged child given ‘Miracle Milk’ a fast pasteurized breastmilk, costing $5/oz I believe, who was healing beyond all expectations.They had a fund going to pay for it, I just wanted you to be aware of another possibility, especially if you get the dreaded, ‘we can’t do any more’. I pray that doesn’t happen, and that the clinical trial is successful.

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