Update on my friend Molly from North Carolina

Remember Molly my 5th grade friend from North Carolina? I have had many of emails with her. She is truly a special young lady and has entered herself deep into my heart.

Well today, I received an email from her teacher and it put me back in my seat reflecting on the difference we can make in people’s lives by just being present in the moment.

Molly has a brother Noah who is in 8th grade and I got to talk to him the other day too. From what I heard, Noah had been internalizing the whole situation with mom and her progression to Stage 4 cancer.

Well, today the teacher wrote me in an email that Noah opened up to dad and actually wrote mom a note and the teacher said that I had that impact. WOW!!! I did? I didn’t do anything but showed my support and deep concern that they have to deal with this pain and the loss of their mother.

Mom today was moved to a hospice house where the priest is waiting for her. The email stated that the time is VERY near . . . I am so sad and my heart is pounding. I wish I could take Molly and Noah and take all their pain away. I wish I could heal their mother and make her live a fulfilling life so that she can watch her two beautiful kids grow into wonderful young adults.

I have heard nothing but incredible things about this family. By the way, for the record, mom has lung cancer but never smoked a cigarette a day in her life.

So, as I write this note to you I want to ask you, “How are you doing tonight? What are you grateful for? Are you positive? Upbeat?”

I am feeling empowered to want to be the person I am and continue speaking and motivating kids all over. I am so touched that I could have such an impact on young people by me just being me. I am grateful that my message inspires young people to want to listen and open up to me.

I am so moved and wish that all your pain I could take and carry it myself so that you can live the life that I dream of.

I hope you can pause and reflect for a moment. Hug your mom and dad and tell them you love them. I hope you can spend a moment and think about my friend Molly and Noah and what they are going through right now and the pain they will endure for a long time to come. They will lose their mother to cancer. Cancer is a disease that takes the lives of thousands of people every day. Cancer doesn’t pick favorites or enemies, it has no friends or foes . . . It just comes and it is very sad.

I hope you take a moment to just reflect and pray.

Thanks.

Author:Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker

Youth Motivational Speaker & Teen Life Coach. Since 1992, Jeff Yalden has been mesmerizing audiences with his engaging style and passion. Jeff is a story-teller that every where he speaks, he guarantees he is real and in the moment, perfect for every audience. He is one of a kind. He's interactive and nobody pours as much energy and passion into their programs that Jeff does. Guaranteed, Jeff will be a defining moment and a highlight of your students lives. www.JeffYalden.com

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