I don't know how many of you know of Ezra Sherman from Becky and Cricket's blog. If you don't know about him, he was a young boy, only 10-years-old, a puppy raiser, a twin, a beloved son who succumbed to AML Leukemia just six days after being diagnosed. His story is heart wrenching, you can read it here. That is his family's blog for Ezra. I never met Ezra, or any of his family, but for many reasons I feel a tie to them. Not because of a common religion, or just because it's another sad story, but because this boy's family lost a part of them, his brother lost his twin, and the service dog world lost another amazing puppy raiser.
In honor of Ezra, Maayan, who raised two puppies for GDB in the same club as Ezra and his family, is training with Team In Training to run the LA Marathon. Maayan is running to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please, if you have the ability to do so, consider donating for this great cause. You can view Maayan's progress and/or donate at http://pages.teamintraining.org/los/LA10/mgordonnn7.
Please, feel free to post any variation of this on your blog. Help spread the word and get more support for not only Maayan, but Ezra's family and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.