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Laiven’s Story

Dear Family and Friends,

On August 24th, we took Laiven to the emergency room with what we thought was severe anemia.  After many labs and tests, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia which was a surprise to all of us.  Laiven began her first round of chemo on Saturday morning, August 25th and will continue treatment for the next several months here in Lubbock.  

Thank you for visiting our CaringBridge website.  We will be using it to keep family and friends updated in one place as Laiven begins her fight against Leukemia.  We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.  

Newest Update

Journal entry by Shelley Wells

It’s been a crazy few days!  We’ve been on a rollercoaster of medicines, tests, and emotions.  Very difficult days, but each day we are closer to the stem cell.  We are closer to a cure, an opportunity from Heaven to get well, feel well, and move forward!  We are Blessed in so many ways, broken in some, but we know God is working on putting all the PEICES back together in His own way,  and His Precious time.  Laiven has been through so much.  Although Lance and I can see the big picture, it’s difficult for Laiven.  I can truly say, she has NEVER lost her Faith!  She’s always known she was going to be fine!  Her strength for God is immense  and unwavering!  It’s amazing to witness, after all she’s been through. Laiven has learned some tough life lessons.  All in God’s plan. 

In our lives, we see the best and the worst in people. We have seen both. The Greatest, and some not so Great.  We know God’s plans are the Best, and we cannot wait to see the things she accomplishes.  Her world will be wide, and her options will be great... whether that is in Lubbock, or elsewhere. She will get to choose!  She has a lot to look forward to, but it can be hard waiting.  Honestly, in my old age, there is beauty in the wait!  

As we move forward, we are asking for continued Prayers.  We are asking for an easy transplant, with few rejections, and no host graph disease.  We ask for Prayers for Laiven, her brothers, and our family as we all travel back and forth.  We Pray for a complete Healing of Laivens entire body, mind and soul.  We are asking for a forever cure.  

We are beyond Blessed that Laivens brothers are matches 100%, and we ask for your Prayers, as they donate their beautiful stem cells!  

We Pray Laiven mends, and stays strong throughout this process, and beyond.  We Pray for her to find peace and comfort in knowing she will have her beautiful life back, both on the outside, but especially physically, on the inside.  She has family, and the most wonderful friends, both old and new!  We also love that people we barely know, and complete strangers, have been Praying for our daughter and our family.  We feel each Prayer. I have literally visualized God carrying Laiven, she has been floating on Prayer!

Please Pray for Laiven to be comforted in knowing she will be completely restored, The hair will grow back (better and faster), The eyelashes and brows will be back and beautiful, and her body, especially, will feel amazing!  

The doctor told her she was probably ill for a year!  We are Praying she feels Amazing physically! 

Thank you again to everyone who has taken this Journey with us!  We promise to keep you posted!  

Prayer and Faith are So Powerful!  If you didn’t believe it before, believe it now!   Laiven is proof!


Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this day.  Thank you for each and every prayer, and every person who Prays for Laiven and our Family.  Bless them Father, as only you can!  Thank you for every Blessing throughout this Journey.   We Pray for renewal and restoration, Body, Mind and soul for Laiven.  Let her Faith always be her guide.  We Pray she begins to feel beautiful, and Strong both inside and out. We ask for a physical body that is cured, and able to heal completely.  We ask that she feels Amazing!  

We ask that you be with Logan and Landry as they prepare for the stem cell transplant.  Bless them Father, they have  been Wonderful for their sister.  Our family is Prayerful and Faithful in the Plans you have prepared for our family.  We ask that you use Laiven’s Journey for your Glory only.  We ask for a cure for Cancer, every Cancer.  We thank you for medicines, doctors, nurses and cures.  We Pray for all of our friends suffering with cancer, other diseases, as well as personal and emotional setbacks. May they seek you, and feel the comfort and strength... only you can provide.  We lift David Ewald, Suzette Huerta, and Janet Garrett.  We Pray for Caleb to find a 100% match for his stem cell also.  This boy is so young and strong, Bless him and his family Father.  

Thank you for your son, and the spirit you have given us, through our belief in Him.

Thank you for the Love you have shown our family through our communities, family and friends!

You are our Rock... we are beyond Blessed in knowing that... You are already there!


In Jesus’ Name We Pray,


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