Lent Almsgiving – Ashley Woltman

Lent Almsgiving – Ashley Woltman

Click the above link to go directly to her site.


Lent is a special time of year that we are given an opportunity to express love through generosity.   During the 40 days of Lent, please consider the following as an option for your almsgiving.   This is our wonderful preschool teacher Debbie Meier’s niece.   Your prayers and any donation are extremely appreciated.

Ashley has been diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. Her best hope is with an extremely expensive new treatment. Please consider donating

Ashley, only 11 years old, became sick on December 26 with a high fever that wouldn’t go away.  By December 31, she was in the emergency room with a diagnosis of the flu, strep throat, mono, and leukemia.  Ashley had cancer.
Ashley was immediately transferred to the University of Chicago Comer’s Children’s Hospital to begin treatment.  On January 2, Ashley had a blood transfusion, bone marrow biopsy, spinal tap, and two doses of chemo.  She received daily chemo treatments for the next month.

By early February, another bone marrow biopsy revealed that the chemo was not killing any of the cancer cells in her bone marrow.  Further testing showed that Ashley had a rare form of Leukemia called PDGFRB-EBF1 that is resistant to standard chemo drugs.  There have only been a handful of children with this rare type of cancer.  One child survived this disease with a drug called Gleevec.  Unfortunately, Gleevec is not typically used to treat ALL type cancer.  After a long struggle to get approval, insurance finally came through with coverage, but only for the next six months.

You can easily donate via this link.   Thank you again.