Chandler started preschool in January, and it has been quite the adventure! He is also playing t ball, and that has proved to be very entertaining as well. He is so full of life, and he keeps us on our toes. He tells us all of the time that he misses Hannah Grace so much. They were best friends, and I know that I sure miss hearing their chatter around the house.
The true reason for this update is to ask for some prayers for our friends....
Lindsey Steltenpohl has been battling a DIPG brain tumor for almost a year, and she is having a very difficult time right now. Please pray for complete Earthly healing of her body and peace & direction for her dear family.
EB Johnson has also been battling a brain tumor, and she is facing relapse right now, please pray for her family as well as her healing.
Knox Bridges is a sweet baby boy from Blakely that could use your prayers right now as well. His parents found out last week that he has relapsed as well. Please pray that whatever decision his doctors and parents make will rid his body of cancer forever.
RJ Jackson is a young man that we met at the beginning of our journey. He went through stem cell transplant with Hannah Grace, and they found out a few months ago that he had relapsed. His family traveled to Minnesota to have another transplant. He is responding well to treatment, and we are praising the Lord for this. He and his mother, who is a school teacher, have relocated to Minnesota until May. His mother contacted me yesterday, and she is out of sick leave days. If you teach at a school in the state of Alabama, are a member of the Sick Leave bank, and would be willing to donate some days to Vicky, then please contact us, and we will tell you how!
God has laid it on our hearts to help these families that are facing this battle. Through Hannah's Gifts of Hope, we are hoping to provide emotional, spiritual, and financial support to these familes. We have not had any fiundraisers in a while, but this weekend, March 26th we will be having a Yard Sale. We will be setting up at 116 Lakeside Dr in the Hidden Lakes Subdivision in Dothan. All proceeds will go to supporting these families that we have mentioned above as well as many more that travel from this area to Children's for cancer treatments.
Our friend Janna has put together a cook book to raise money for brain tumor research. She dedicated her cookbook in memory of Hannah Grace and three other children. We are hoping to have some of her cookbooks for sale at the Yard Sale. Also, we will have Hannah's Gifts of Hope calendars, car decals, t shirts, bracelets, and necklaces for sale.
Thank you so much for your continued love, support, and prayers.