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Ellie’s Story

Ellie Fundraising Website: Lift Up Ellie! Thank you for your words and prayers to "Lift Up" Ellie! I invite you to walk with us in our journey called "cancer" ... we experience sadness, fear, grief, anxiety and incredible blessings. We are in a fight for our daughter's (twin) life. We believe in God and Miracles.     Someday, I will use this journal to write a book in hopes to bring awareness and greater depth of compassion and understanding to those families fighting cancer.  God Bless! Please see my (July 4th) first journal entry to support a mothers plea/ prayer for God to heal our Ellie.

Our Ellie was perfectly happy, energetic, tanned and appeared healthy... not a symptom but a dull leg ache for the last few months. What was dismissed for growing pains was the ugly tumor growing silently in her lower left pelvic area...pressing on the leg nerves. From there cancer metastasized into her lungs.

Our innocent, kind and sweet Ellie (a twin), at six years old has are rare pediatric stage 4 (Rhabdomyosarcoma) cancer in her trunk and lungs. I found a hard lump in her pelvis area on the evening of July 2, 2008 while powdering her before bedtime. Ellie's twin sister is Grace, they are best of friends and rarely leave each others side. Our family asks for your prayers for God to heal Ellie. We do need a miracle. Ellie began her cancer treatment on Saturday, July 5th. She had completed 30 straight days of radiation to her lungs and abdomen by end of October 2008.  Ellie completed a total of 42 rounds of Chemo through May 2009. 

Ellie was an inspiration to many and kicked cancers butt - Remission in June 2009.

Sadly, less than 3 months later, Our Ellie is back where we began with tumors in her lungs and the same tumor in her abdomen growing again.

We started a new chemotherapy treatment as our second line of therapy... it failed to work.  Now we are looking for the cure.
This will be decided over the next week... we hope.

But we must hold strong to the faith and belief that God can heal our daughter... Ellie does not need medicine. Cancer does not have a chance next to God.  For such a scary name, it is just a weak bully when compared to our almighty father in heaven and earth.

We wait for a miracle... Why not Our Ellie?  We pray.

Latest Journal Update

"Specialize in Kindness" -Ellie Potvin

In memory of Ellie this Christmas Season ...

We have been working together to share her love and childlike faith in midst of our brokenness.

"Specialize in Kindness" - Ellie Shoal Potvin

Our goal has almost been reached to send 26 Sandy Hook families a beautifully framed and matted Guardian Angel Print.

If you are interested in supporting us in reaching this goal... Please purchase a piece of Ellie's Art or make a donation! Thank you.

Special 2 Day Sale on Ellie's artwork!

Purchase today Ellie's Pinky Power and Blue Moon Artwork for only $40.00 (original price: $75.00)

All Holiday Print packages include:

Ellie Art Print
"Specialize in kindness" photo button
"In it to win it" bracelet
Angel notecards.

Please go to link to see Ellie's artwork or to make a donation toward Sandy Hook fundraiser! Thank you. XO


Our hope is to send these 26 families a beautifully framed and matted Guardian Angel Print by New Years!

At a time words have no meaning...
We hope to offer a glimpse of the beauty of heaven painted by a child's heart. May it act as a reminder that their precious child is safe, loved and at peace in the arms of God. And they now have their sweet child acting as their own Guardian Angel.

Thank all who have made a donation or purchased an Ellie button, wrist band, Guardian Angel notecards or one Ellie's 5 paintings.

As for Team Potvin...

What a Blessed Christmas 2012! Hold on to you faith, have hope in tomorrow, lean of God and know that his love is never ending.

No matter my heartache the holiday season brings ... I have great joy and peace knowing the greatest EVER - All my Love for my 3 daughters in Heaven and on earth!

Blessings to all you love,


Amy Potvin, CCLC
Christian Life Coach