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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.


Amy Potvin posted a new journal entry, ""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 ... Read more

Amy Potvin posted a new journal entry, "Welcome Sweet Ava!".

I lay in my hospital bed typing on my iPhone .... As I hold our sleeping precious bundle of incredible overwhelming LOVE. Sweet AVA SHOAL POTVIN was welcomed into our ... Read more

Amy Potvin posted a new journal entry, "Little Pinkie's Birthday ...".

Dear Family and Friends,Our family has been on a journey together for 3 years with many of you. We have witnessed the joy of our child, Ellie Potvin's, inspirational life ... Read more

Amy Potvin posted a new journal entry.

For those who live in the Charlotte area please join our family tomorrow evening to Celebrate Ellie the Artist!  Ellie shares her beautiful artwork to continue the Fight ... Read more

Amy Potvin posted a new journal entry.

Wonderful Beautiful and Meaningful Holiday Gifts for those you love... 100% proceeds go to "Lift Up" Foundation to support families fighting childhood ... Read more

Amy Potvin posted a new journal entry.

As you all can assume... Our family is in a turbulence of emotions as Little Pinky Potvin is due to arrive in 8 weeks! Our little New Years Eve baby :) Or whenever God ... Read more

Amy Potvin posted a new journal entry, "Support".

It is amazing to think that in 10 weeks or less little "Pinkie" will be arriving into our arms! Our family is getting very excited for this little bundle of ... Read more

Amy Potvin posted a new journal entry.

Sweet Pinky Boo Potvin is now at 28 weeks and growing like a flower!  I can't get over her movements and now my whole belly dances when she becomes active several times a ... Read more

Amy Potvin posted a new journal entry, "Ellie the Artist... Miss you.".

Please help me this holiday season by sharing Ellie's artwork with others!  You may have a business, networking group, community, club, organization or social media ... Read more

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