Every month we share an encouraging and thought provoking letter with the boxes of food that are delivered all around our city. Guess who wanted to write this month’s food box letter… a man who is relearning how to read and write, a friend whose left arm is not moving when he is left-handed, a buddy battling a year of chemo after brain surgery.
Here’s what Evan shared…
God Loves Giving Gifts
When someone is battling for life, and we see them lay down their life to minister and serve others, our own hearts are challenged. How are we laying down our own lives to love others as Christ has loved us?
“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” – 1 John 3:16-18
As you read the Moon update below, notice how they need this community to lay down our lives for them. We are the body of Christ, all different with varying gifts. Maybe your role is to pray fervently for the complete healing of Evan? Or maybe you are to invest and encourage his parents not to grow weary or consumed by anxiety? Or maybe you have some extra money in your pocket or an investment account and your privilege is to invest in relieving some of the financial burden of this family? Whatever your role, listen to Jesus and lay down your life for others as that is what Jesus did for all of us. We have a special privilege to imitate Jesus, not with empty talk, but in action and in truth.
Goal: Grace Klein Community would like to raise $3,100 this week to cover the out of pocket chemo treatment that was incurred this month. Contribute $30 or $300, or any other amount that you can share!
From the Moon family:
It has been a busy month for Evan. He is doing whatever it takes to stay on track with home therapy exercises as he makes all the necessary appointments to begin outpatient therapy. The rehabilitation doctor was very pleased with Evan’s “at home” progress and ordered the outpatient to begin again. Thank you to everyone for the support that has made it possible for Evan to exercise at home! We now wait for an evaluation appointment so therapy can begin. This appointment will be scheduled around the time Evan is strongest, after his monthly chemotherapy.
The ENT doctor treated the ongoing sinus infection and Evan is feeling so much better! We now have a plan with the ENT doctor to keep Evan well during the next 7 months of chemotherapy. What a blessing to have a wonderfully concerned doctor!
Evan does need continual prayer for his health and treatments. His seizure medicine has been increased to control partial seizures that began the end of December. We believe he has experienced around nine seizures in the last month. We are watching him closely and documenting his daily activity and time of any symptoms. He is asking everyone for prayer as the medicines are adjusted.
We, as parents, ask for prayer as we deal with the insurance for therapies and necessary medicines.
The insurance company has denied some services and is requiring large deductible payments. The constant phone calls can be tiring, but we will not shrink from the challenge. The insurance company required us pay out of pocket for this month’s chemo which totaled $3100. The ENT prescribed a nasal wash to prevent infection and the insurance company denied it. We are waiting for the rehab evaluation appointment which we fear is held up pending insurance approval. God is good and this will all work out.
We were proud he took on the challenge of writing the food box letter. He used an iPad and attachable keyboard!
We are grateful for everything. The food deliveries to us, from Grace Klein Community. have been so incredibly helpful. Every time I open the freezer I am overwhelmed with praise. We are so blessed to not spend on meat and veggies!
Thank you to everyone for your prayers, emails, texts, visits and gifts. Friends are the best medicine and God is good!”
If you feel God leading you to help support the Moon family with the unexpected expenses, here’s how you give:
Checks can be mailed to:
Grace Klein Community, Inc., 1678 Montgomery Hwy #104, Birmingham, AL 35216
OR via our website: gracekleincommunity.com/donate
Memo: Evan Moon Assistance Program