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Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
Thank you for sharing your personal journal entry.  It's ironic that you wrote about this because on Friday, Samantha and I were running errands and out of the blue she said, "mom, does Gavin still have cancer?"  I honestly didn't know how to respond.  I said, "technically, yes, but he is so strong and is still fighting everyday and has an upcoming surgery to tackle Joe Bully, hopefully once and for all."  I told her he is making great strides and is in school and doing everything an 8 year-old boy should/could be doing.  It really caught me off guard and I'm not sure what triggered her question.  As I've said before, I don't think a day goes by where I don't have a thought about Gavin.

Yesterday at church, the sermon was about blessings.  They had us do a quick connect conversation with others around us and everyone pretty much said the same things, kids are a blessing, having a job and a home are blessings, being in good health is a blessing, etc.  But then the pastor said that as much as all of those things are blessings, that we should be a blessing to others, whether it be helping someone, or just having a nice conversation with someone who looks like they could use it.  I thought of Gavin instantly and how he has been a blessing to so many people around him that he probably can't even imagine or understand the impact he has had on so many of us.  God has big plans for Gavin.

Hugs to all of you.
barb arends
barb arends
Dear Pierson family,
I remember seeing Gavin at Gillette in February and things looked so bleak.  His recovery has been miraculous.  I'm so sorry that Gavin still has to go through all the medical crap.  It must be so discouraging to you all.  I know how hard it is when your kid cries because of something that he has to have done.  You feel so powerless.  Praying that you will all find some peace in all of this.  You are loved so much.  
Any news about Gage?







Colleen Muscato Zarach
Colleen Muscato Zarach
Gavin, 

You are an inspiration to us all and I am sending warm wishes for healing, many hugs and know that you are going to be a star in school this year.  You don't know me, my name is Colleen and I live in Massachusetts.  We will be thinking of you and following your progress through Caring Bridge.   
Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
For what it's worth, I have not forgotten.  I see that the guestbook entries have dwindled, however, I continue to think about Gavin each and every day.  I hold him close to my heart.  Sometimes, I think, "oh, I have this going on and I'm feeling overwhelmed, what would Gavin do?" and then I'm back into perspective.  I still realize how much you are all going through even though you don't post every single thing.  If you did, you'd go crazy.  When I read about Gage and his heart issue, I thought to myself, Lord, no.  How much more can this family take.  I know you probably get tired of hearing that God only gives us as much as we can handle and that must be getting so frustrating to hear.  God knows that you and Steve are a remarkable team of parents.  I pray for strength for you both to have to deal with yet another detour.  No child should ever have to go through any medical condition and we are left to wonder "why?"  I will continue to pray for you all.
Rebecca Reid
Rebecca Reid
I just love you guys and we continue to pray that you can feel some peace and comfort.  I don't blame you a bit, this has been so, so, so much.  You Nicole, are the worlds most attentive and loving mom I have ever known.  
Really you are.  I pray for your continued strength as a mom.  I am so glad all three of you can go together for the scan.  Steve is such a remarkable father too.  He has been there every step of the way and has reassured Gavin that he is not alone.  Gavin couldn't have better parents...God knew just who he needed.  Love to you all.
barb arends
barb arends
Dear Piersons,

thank you for the beautiful post.  So thankful that Gavin is cruising along so well.  We will keep you and Gage in our prayers.  It's always something isn't it?  I hope you can feel how you are being lifted up and carried by all those that care about you. 


barb arends
barb arends
Dear Nikki,

Thank you so much for posting the pictures on this site for people like me who have not yet figured out Facebook!  The pictures are  so beautiful.  Such joy on everyone's faces.  It speaks volumes about how you and Steve have loved your family through all you have been through.  And the orb - I love it when God pops in somewhere and surprises us, reminding us that He is always with us. 

love to you all,


Rebecca Reid
Rebecca Reid
A miracle INDEED!  I so agree with you, of course you would try any chance at saving his life.  That is a loving mom move, no questions should ever be asked as to why.  We continue to pray that Gavin can retain his strength and progress, and that amazing scan results will lead to an obvious next step to keep him moving forward on this successful path you and Steve have worked SO hard at keeping him on.  God bless and love you all Piersons!  Have a sunny summer week!
Teresa Hornbuckle
Teresa

Dear Gavin and Family,

You do not know me, but I have followed your story on Caring Bridge now for quite a while.  I am amazed everyday by the strength you show as a family.  Before my father passed away suddenly in November of 2010 he was involved with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, especially their ride for kids.  It is motorcycle rides all across the country raising money for children with all types of brain tumors.  My dad was hooked after he randomly happened onto a ride and had the pleasure of speaking to many children fighting for their lives.  My dad would travel from MN, to AZ and FL to raise money and join the fight for children everywhere battling brain tumors.  After he passed away my husband and I decided to continue his mission.  Tomorrow July 20th is the MN Ride for Kids.  I will be thinking of Gavin tomorrow and I will pray that you all will soon be able to take comfort in a "normal" life and many years without Joe Bully!     

Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
Thank you for sharing your personal journal entry.  It's ironic that you wrote about this because on Friday, Samantha and I were running errands and out of the blue she said, "mom, does Gavin still have cancer?"  I honestly didn't know how to respond.  I said, "technically, yes, but he is so strong and is still fighting everyday and has an upcoming surgery to tackle Joe Bully, hopefully once and for all."  I told her he is making great strides and is in school and doing everything an 8 year-old boy should/could be doing.  It really caught me off guard and I'm not sure what triggered her question.  As I've said before, I don't think a day goes by where I don't have a thought about Gavin.

Yesterday at church, the sermon was about blessings.  They had us do a quick connect conversation with others around us and everyone pretty much said the same things, kids are a blessing, having a job and a home are blessings, being in good health is a blessing, etc.  But then the pastor said that as much as all of those things are blessings, that we should be a blessing to others, whether it be helping someone, or just having a nice conversation with someone who looks like they could use it.  I thought of Gavin instantly and how he has been a blessing to so many people around him that he probably can't even imagine or understand the impact he has had on so many of us.  God has big plans for Gavin.

Hugs to all of you.
Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
For what it's worth, I have not forgotten.  I see that the guestbook entries have dwindled, however, I continue to think about Gavin each and every day.  I hold him close to my heart.  Sometimes, I think, "oh, I have this going on and I'm feeling overwhelmed, what would Gavin do?" and then I'm back into perspective.  I still realize how much you are all going through even though you don't post every single thing.  If you did, you'd go crazy.  When I read about Gage and his heart issue, I thought to myself, Lord, no.  How much more can this family take.  I know you probably get tired of hearing that God only gives us as much as we can handle and that must be getting so frustrating to hear.  God knows that you and Steve are a remarkable team of parents.  I pray for strength for you both to have to deal with yet another detour.  No child should ever have to go through any medical condition and we are left to wonder "why?"  I will continue to pray for you all.
barb arends
barb arends
Dear Piersons,

thank you for the beautiful post.  So thankful that Gavin is cruising along so well.  We will keep you and Gage in our prayers.  It's always something isn't it?  I hope you can feel how you are being lifted up and carried by all those that care about you. 


barb arends
barb arends
Dear Nikki,

Thank you so much for posting the pictures on this site for people like me who have not yet figured out Facebook!  The pictures are  so beautiful.  Such joy on everyone's faces.  It speaks volumes about how you and Steve have loved your family through all you have been through.  And the orb - I love it when God pops in somewhere and surprises us, reminding us that He is always with us. 

love to you all,


Rebecca Reid
Rebecca Reid
A miracle INDEED!  I so agree with you, of course you would try any chance at saving his life.  That is a loving mom move, no questions should ever be asked as to why.  We continue to pray that Gavin can retain his strength and progress, and that amazing scan results will lead to an obvious next step to keep him moving forward on this successful path you and Steve have worked SO hard at keeping him on.  God bless and love you all Piersons!  Have a sunny summer week!
barb arends
barb arends
Dear Pierson family,
I remember seeing Gavin at Gillette in February and things looked so bleak.  His recovery has been miraculous.  I'm so sorry that Gavin still has to go through all the medical crap.  It must be so discouraging to you all.  I know how hard it is when your kid cries because of something that he has to have done.  You feel so powerless.  Praying that you will all find some peace in all of this.  You are loved so much.  
Any news about Gage?







Colleen Muscato Zarach
Colleen Muscato Zarach
Gavin, 

You are an inspiration to us all and I am sending warm wishes for healing, many hugs and know that you are going to be a star in school this year.  You don't know me, my name is Colleen and I live in Massachusetts.  We will be thinking of you and following your progress through Caring Bridge.   
Rebecca Reid
Rebecca Reid
I just love you guys and we continue to pray that you can feel some peace and comfort.  I don't blame you a bit, this has been so, so, so much.  You Nicole, are the worlds most attentive and loving mom I have ever known.  
Really you are.  I pray for your continued strength as a mom.  I am so glad all three of you can go together for the scan.  Steve is such a remarkable father too.  He has been there every step of the way and has reassured Gavin that he is not alone.  Gavin couldn't have better parents...God knew just who he needed.  Love to you all.
Teresa Hornbuckle
Teresa

Dear Gavin and Family,

You do not know me, but I have followed your story on Caring Bridge now for quite a while.  I am amazed everyday by the strength you show as a family.  Before my father passed away suddenly in November of 2010 he was involved with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, especially their ride for kids.  It is motorcycle rides all across the country raising money for children with all types of brain tumors.  My dad was hooked after he randomly happened onto a ride and had the pleasure of speaking to many children fighting for their lives.  My dad would travel from MN, to AZ and FL to raise money and join the fight for children everywhere battling brain tumors.  After he passed away my husband and I decided to continue his mission.  Tomorrow July 20th is the MN Ride for Kids.  I will be thinking of Gavin tomorrow and I will pray that you all will soon be able to take comfort in a "normal" life and many years without Joe Bully!     

barb arends
barb arends
Dear Pierson family,
I remember seeing Gavin at Gillette in February and things looked so bleak.  His recovery has been miraculous.  I'm so sorry that Gavin still has to go through all the medical crap.  It must be so discouraging to you all.  I know how hard it is when your kid cries because of something that he has to have done.  You feel so powerless.  Praying that you will all find some peace in all of this.  You are loved so much.  
Any news about Gage?







Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
For what it's worth, I have not forgotten.  I see that the guestbook entries have dwindled, however, I continue to think about Gavin each and every day.  I hold him close to my heart.  Sometimes, I think, "oh, I have this going on and I'm feeling overwhelmed, what would Gavin do?" and then I'm back into perspective.  I still realize how much you are all going through even though you don't post every single thing.  If you did, you'd go crazy.  When I read about Gage and his heart issue, I thought to myself, Lord, no.  How much more can this family take.  I know you probably get tired of hearing that God only gives us as much as we can handle and that must be getting so frustrating to hear.  God knows that you and Steve are a remarkable team of parents.  I pray for strength for you both to have to deal with yet another detour.  No child should ever have to go through any medical condition and we are left to wonder "why?"  I will continue to pray for you all.
Rebecca Reid
Rebecca Reid
I just love you guys and we continue to pray that you can feel some peace and comfort.  I don't blame you a bit, this has been so, so, so much.  You Nicole, are the worlds most attentive and loving mom I have ever known.  
Really you are.  I pray for your continued strength as a mom.  I am so glad all three of you can go together for the scan.  Steve is such a remarkable father too.  He has been there every step of the way and has reassured Gavin that he is not alone.  Gavin couldn't have better parents...God knew just who he needed.  Love to you all.
barb arends
barb arends
Dear Nikki,

Thank you so much for posting the pictures on this site for people like me who have not yet figured out Facebook!  The pictures are  so beautiful.  Such joy on everyone's faces.  It speaks volumes about how you and Steve have loved your family through all you have been through.  And the orb - I love it when God pops in somewhere and surprises us, reminding us that He is always with us. 

love to you all,


Rebecca Reid
Rebecca Reid
A miracle INDEED!  I so agree with you, of course you would try any chance at saving his life.  That is a loving mom move, no questions should ever be asked as to why.  We continue to pray that Gavin can retain his strength and progress, and that amazing scan results will lead to an obvious next step to keep him moving forward on this successful path you and Steve have worked SO hard at keeping him on.  God bless and love you all Piersons!  Have a sunny summer week!
Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
Thank you for sharing your personal journal entry.  It's ironic that you wrote about this because on Friday, Samantha and I were running errands and out of the blue she said, "mom, does Gavin still have cancer?"  I honestly didn't know how to respond.  I said, "technically, yes, but he is so strong and is still fighting everyday and has an upcoming surgery to tackle Joe Bully, hopefully once and for all."  I told her he is making great strides and is in school and doing everything an 8 year-old boy should/could be doing.  It really caught me off guard and I'm not sure what triggered her question.  As I've said before, I don't think a day goes by where I don't have a thought about Gavin.

Yesterday at church, the sermon was about blessings.  They had us do a quick connect conversation with others around us and everyone pretty much said the same things, kids are a blessing, having a job and a home are blessings, being in good health is a blessing, etc.  But then the pastor said that as much as all of those things are blessings, that we should be a blessing to others, whether it be helping someone, or just having a nice conversation with someone who looks like they could use it.  I thought of Gavin instantly and how he has been a blessing to so many people around him that he probably can't even imagine or understand the impact he has had on so many of us.  God has big plans for Gavin.

Hugs to all of you.
Colleen Muscato Zarach
Colleen Muscato Zarach
Gavin, 

You are an inspiration to us all and I am sending warm wishes for healing, many hugs and know that you are going to be a star in school this year.  You don't know me, my name is Colleen and I live in Massachusetts.  We will be thinking of you and following your progress through Caring Bridge.   
barb arends
barb arends
Dear Piersons,

thank you for the beautiful post.  So thankful that Gavin is cruising along so well.  We will keep you and Gage in our prayers.  It's always something isn't it?  I hope you can feel how you are being lifted up and carried by all those that care about you. 


Teresa Hornbuckle
Teresa

Dear Gavin and Family,

You do not know me, but I have followed your story on Caring Bridge now for quite a while.  I am amazed everyday by the strength you show as a family.  Before my father passed away suddenly in November of 2010 he was involved with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, especially their ride for kids.  It is motorcycle rides all across the country raising money for children with all types of brain tumors.  My dad was hooked after he randomly happened onto a ride and had the pleasure of speaking to many children fighting for their lives.  My dad would travel from MN, to AZ and FL to raise money and join the fight for children everywhere battling brain tumors.  After he passed away my husband and I decided to continue his mission.  Tomorrow July 20th is the MN Ride for Kids.  I will be thinking of Gavin tomorrow and I will pray that you all will soon be able to take comfort in a "normal" life and many years without Joe Bully!