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Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
I'm so glad to hear the news!  I was telling Dylan and Samanatha about Gavin worried about missing school and that he wanted to make sure you got his homework assignments so he wouldn't be left behind.  They both thought that was amazing, especially in light of the fact that he was having another brain laser surgery!  BTW, Gavin looks amazing in the new pics you posted.  I wonder what he has chosen for his Halloween costume?  I'm sure you'll be posting those pics and I can't wait to see them. 

Blessings to you all <3
Dawn Maiers
Dawn Maiers
Praying for your brave young Gavin and Dr Petronio and the team at Childrens. Lifting you up in prayer. You are such a great mother Nicole, thank you for allowing your extended outside family in on your journey.
I pray that He will guide Dr Petronio's hands and heal Gavin completely.


Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
Dear Gavin ~

I just read that you were thinking that Dylan and Samantha must be pretty big by now.  Well, you know what?  Dylan turned 16 last Wednesday and got his driver's license!  He is in 10th grade and is 6 foot 1.  Samantha is 12 and is in 7th grade.  She's not as tall as her big brother though :)

I still remember and have a picture of when you lived by us.  When you first moved in - at some point we had snow and Dylan was out building one of his snow forts and saw you and Grace playing outside so he came over to your house and pulled you and Grace in the sled.  I think you must have been 2 or 3 and Grace would have been 3 or 4.  I can't believe how much you all have grown.

Once again, you amaze me that you're worried about your homework and not getting behind when you're about to embark on another surgery.  I wish that more people could have your strength and positive attitude.  This world would surely be a much nicer place.  But knowing that there are young people like you growing up in this world sure makes it better.  Even the young can teach the old how to live their life in a more meaningful way and you surely have a gift of showing that every day.

I will be thinking of you on your surgery day and know that you will do great as well as all your doctors and nurses.

Hugs to you Gavin!!!
Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
Hi Gavin!

You definitely have the prayers of Mike, Michelle, Dylan and Samantha for a successful surgery.  You are going to be strong and great (just like you always are)!  I'm so glad your mom and dad continue to share your journey with us.  You are an inspiration to me and so many others for your continued strength and perserverence.  I think about you each and every day and pray that soon you will be rid of Joe Bully.  I wonder if you realize how many people you have fighting and praying for you?  Each week, Samantha adds you to her prayer list at our church.  You are going to beat this and I can't wait!!!

Make sure you get plenty of chocolate and soak in all this wonderful Fall weather, but as a kid, you probably LOVE the snow too!

Lots of love and hugs are sent your way <3
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?







Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
I'm so glad to hear the news!  I was telling Dylan and Samanatha about Gavin worried about missing school and that he wanted to make sure you got his homework assignments so he wouldn't be left behind.  They both thought that was amazing, especially in light of the fact that he was having another brain laser surgery!  BTW, Gavin looks amazing in the new pics you posted.  I wonder what he has chosen for his Halloween costume?  I'm sure you'll be posting those pics and I can't wait to see them. 

Blessings to you all <3
Dawn Maiers
Dawn Maiers
Praying for your brave young Gavin and Dr Petronio and the team at Childrens. Lifting you up in prayer. You are such a great mother Nicole, thank you for allowing your extended outside family in on your journey.
I pray that He will guide Dr Petronio's hands and heal Gavin completely.


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
Dear Gavin ~

I just read that you were thinking that Dylan and Samantha must be pretty big by now.  Well, you know what?  Dylan turned 16 last Wednesday and got his driver's license!  He is in 10th grade and is 6 foot 1.  Samantha is 12 and is in 7th grade.  She's not as tall as her big brother though :)

I still remember and have a picture of when you lived by us.  When you first moved in - at some point we had snow and Dylan was out building one of his snow forts and saw you and Grace playing outside so he came over to your house and pulled you and Grace in the sled.  I think you must have been 2 or 3 and Grace would have been 3 or 4.  I can't believe how much you all have grown.

Once again, you amaze me that you're worried about your homework and not getting behind when you're about to embark on another surgery.  I wish that more people could have your strength and positive attitude.  This world would surely be a much nicer place.  But knowing that there are young people like you growing up in this world sure makes it better.  Even the young can teach the old how to live their life in a more meaningful way and you surely have a gift of showing that every day.

I will be thinking of you on your surgery day and know that you will do great as well as all your doctors and nurses.

Hugs to you Gavin!!!
Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
Hi Gavin!

You definitely have the prayers of Mike, Michelle, Dylan and Samantha for a successful surgery.  You are going to be strong and great (just like you always are)!  I'm so glad your mom and dad continue to share your journey with us.  You are an inspiration to me and so many others for your continued strength and perserverence.  I think about you each and every day and pray that soon you will be rid of Joe Bully.  I wonder if you realize how many people you have fighting and praying for you?  Each week, Samantha adds you to her prayer list at our church.  You are going to beat this and I can't wait!!!

Make sure you get plenty of chocolate and soak in all this wonderful Fall weather, but as a kid, you probably LOVE the snow too!

Lots of love and hugs are sent your way <3
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
I'm so glad to hear the news!  I was telling Dylan and Samanatha about Gavin worried about missing school and that he wanted to make sure you got his homework assignments so he wouldn't be left behind.  They both thought that was amazing, especially in light of the fact that he was having another brain laser surgery!  BTW, Gavin looks amazing in the new pics you posted.  I wonder what he has chosen for his Halloween costume?  I'm sure you'll be posting those pics and I can't wait to see them. 

Blessings to you all <3
Dawn Maiers
Dawn Maiers
Praying for your brave young Gavin and Dr Petronio and the team at Childrens. Lifting you up in prayer. You are such a great mother Nicole, thank you for allowing your extended outside family in on your journey.
I pray that He will guide Dr Petronio's hands and heal Gavin completely.


Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
Dear Gavin ~

I just read that you were thinking that Dylan and Samantha must be pretty big by now.  Well, you know what?  Dylan turned 16 last Wednesday and got his driver's license!  He is in 10th grade and is 6 foot 1.  Samantha is 12 and is in 7th grade.  She's not as tall as her big brother though :)

I still remember and have a picture of when you lived by us.  When you first moved in - at some point we had snow and Dylan was out building one of his snow forts and saw you and Grace playing outside so he came over to your house and pulled you and Grace in the sled.  I think you must have been 2 or 3 and Grace would have been 3 or 4.  I can't believe how much you all have grown.

Once again, you amaze me that you're worried about your homework and not getting behind when you're about to embark on another surgery.  I wish that more people could have your strength and positive attitude.  This world would surely be a much nicer place.  But knowing that there are young people like you growing up in this world sure makes it better.  Even the young can teach the old how to live their life in a more meaningful way and you surely have a gift of showing that every day.

I will be thinking of you on your surgery day and know that you will do great as well as all your doctors and nurses.

Hugs to you Gavin!!!
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?







Michelle Bangert
Michelle Bangert
Hi Gavin!

You definitely have the prayers of Mike, Michelle, Dylan and Samantha for a successful surgery.  You are going to be strong and great (just like you always are)!  I'm so glad your mom and dad continue to share your journey with us.  You are an inspiration to me and so many others for your continued strength and perserverence.  I think about you each and every day and pray that soon you will be rid of Joe Bully.  I wonder if you realize how many people you have fighting and praying for you?  Each week, Samantha adds you to her prayer list at our church.  You are going to beat this and I can't wait!!!

Make sure you get plenty of chocolate and soak in all this wonderful Fall weather, but as a kid, you probably LOVE the snow too!

Lots of love and hugs are sent your way <3