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Liam’s Wells December 15, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 11:05 am

*****Update on this Post******* Please leave a comment to Liam on this post, sending him encouragement. For every comment received, we will donate $1 to Liam’s Wells. Comment, give, tell your friends.

“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well.” (from The Little Prince by Antoine de-Saint Exupery)

If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you already know about our friend Liam. We introduced him here about a year ago when we did a Christmas book giveaway and then he’s been mentioned several times since then. For those of you who just joined our little community, Liam is a six-year-old (almost seven!) who is absolutely unbelievable. In November of 2010, Liam was diagnosed with Leukemia and his family began a journey of treatment that has had many ups and downs. But Liam has been remarkable throughout. His cancer was in remission for a brief time before he relapsed in June of this year. When he relapsed, rather than focus on himself or wallow in the pain and unfairness of it all, Liam chose to reach out in love to people in need around the world. He started a project to provide wells for people in developing countries where the lack of clean drinking water leads to disease and death. Liam raised enough money to provide two wells in Kenya earlier this year and now he is at it again.

Liam’s family just received the devastating news that his latest round of treatments was unsuccessful in killing the disease. He is coming home today to begin hospice care and his family will surround him in the time they have left to be with him. I have never heard of a more amazing six-year-old. Some people go their whole lives without doing anything significant for other people and he is changing the world for hundreds and hundreds of people in Africa before he is seven years old. And all while dealing with a devastating illness.

If you would like to join Liam in helping to raise more money for wells in Africa, you can find out how here:

I think it would be a fantastic way to show Liam and his amazing family how much you care, to join his vision and help him help so many others. The well project is so close to his heart. Giving charitable donations in a family member’s name is a great Christmas gift idea as well. Another fantastic way to support Liam, if you are so inclined, is to pray for their family. To a mommy and a daddy, a little sister, and grandparents, no news could be more heart-breaking.


27 Responses to “Liam’s Wells”

  1. soosieq Says:

    What a precious piece of joy you are, Liam. Thank-you for making our world a brighter place.

  2. […] his life than I think I ever will. Won’t you help me honor his good heart? Go over to the “Liam’s Wells” post on The Children’s Book Quote of the Day and leave a little note for Liam. For every comment […]

  3. janesmom Says:

    Thank you. What a precious little soul he has.

  4. amanda Says:

    Thank you for sharing this story about Liam. What an example!

  5. Aunt Connie Says:

    Liam, we love you and your sweet family! You are our hero. Thank you for helping others across the world. We pray for you and your family every single day:) God Bless you!

  6. Amy Says:

    What a story and an example. Liam, your heart for others is encouraging.

  7. Ashlee Says:

    Thank you for sharing this!

  8. Kim Says:

    Wow. I can’t stop the tears. So inspiring. Thanks for being such a courageous and kind soul, Liam.

  9. Marisa Says:

    This is just an amazing story – I have no words! Thank you for sharing!!!

  10. Jess StJohn-Floyd Says:

    Liam you are truly a gift from heaven, may your story spark a fire in many people to do amazing things like you have done in your short time here with us. Thank you for caring for others the way so many do not, you have inspired me to do something too. I hope I am able to make a difference in this life just as you have. I will be praying for you, special angel and your strong family. Much love and Merry Christmas.

  11. Gayle Says:

    Thank you for sharing this Kristi. Liam’s example touches people’s heart everywhere..

  12. Rachael Says:

    Liam, you have been a blessing to our whole family! We love you and your family so much! So thankful for YOU!

  13. Jenny Says:

    Thank you Liam, you are truly inspiring!

  14. Stacia Hamidi Says:

    What a light you have been in this world! I know so many people are proud of you and love you — me included. May your light here on earth never go out, even after your soul goes to heaven!
    Stacia ‘Barton’ Hamidi

  15. Jennifer Says:

    Liam, we are praying for you and your family. I, too, support water projects and pray for an end to the world water crisis. You are an inspiration!!

  16. Jennifer Says:

    Liam you have been so brave, strong, and courageous through all of this and so loving and giving to help other people while you have been sick! Sending love and prayers to your and your family.

  17. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2

    Liam, you have brought light to very dark corners of the earth and helped advance the Kingdom of God by giving people clean water to drink. That is Christmas. Well, Merry Christmas to you sweet boy! You, your mom and dad, and your sister are in our prayers. Love, the Hogan family (David, Jennifer, Ethan, Ada and Emmet)

  18. Charlotte Felix Says:

    I hope to learn to love people like Liam.

    prayers to all

  19. Misty Says:

    Liam, you are an inspiration!

  20. Jacqueline Says:

    Praying for you, sweet Liam, and for your family. Thank you for your light of love.

  21. Amy (Simpson) Grubbs Says:

    Dear Matt and Amy,

    I love you guys so much. I pray for your family, thanking God for you, every day.

  22. Becky Says:

    What Liam has done is inspiring, it’s self-less and his attitude in adversity is one that people should try to emulate regardless of their situation.

  23. Heather Ratliff Says:

    Thanks for promoting Liam’s wells!

  24. Amanda Brown Says:

    Came across this post looking for inspiring quotes and this post brought a tear to my eye. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Narelle Says:

    Encouraging and makes my problems seem small and insignificant.. Very Inspiring i will share and i have commented..

  26. Melinda Ladd Says:

    I’ve never met LIam, but I will remember him forever.

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