Last night I stumbled upon the story of sweet, sweet Kate McRae. Kate is a precious five-year-old little girl who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in June.

It's a story I can't rip myself from. It's not a tale for the faint of heart; but the bitter reality is there are kids just like Kate all across the world. This Christmas my thoughts are with Kate, the McRaes and the other children and families facing this serious illness and spending their holidays in the confines of a hospital. I continue to think about and pray for all of you.