My beautiful niece Gracie was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (cancer). It is still early in the diagnosis and we are awaiting results to know more about the fight that Gracie will face. I've created this blog as an outlet for friends and family to stay informed about her journey and a way for friends and family to make anonymous contributions towards her care and the mounting expenses her family will face. Gracie is a fighter and the bravest 3 year old I know. Hundreds of people love you Gracie and are praying for you. "Be strong and of good courage for the Lord thy God is with thee" Joshua 1:9

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Hey guys! Please help our team AMAZING GRACIE raise money for the CureSearch walk. The walk is Sep 24th. DOnations go to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Help us EXCEED our fundraising goal! Come on guys, a little bit goes further than you know:) Click on the link and it will take you straight to our team page where YOU can donate! It is also where you can sign up to walk with us! $10 for adults and free for kids! Thanks so much! :)

Friday, August 26, 2011


I met with the principal last week to discuss Gracie and her needs and she was super nice and said they will help in any way she needs. I have a letter from Dr Granger stating her condition and her diabetes insipidus. So it basically just says that Gracie needs to be able to get a drink, use the bathroom, get pain medicine, and take a rest at any time she needs. The principal gave the letter to all the teachers Gracie has with home room, art, PE, and music, so they are all aware and informed. Gracie brought a blanket and pillow to leave at school in the nurses office if she needs a rest. Yesterday was Gracie's first day of Kindergarten! She was excited to go and she packed her lunch and went to wait for the bus with Chloe. Im glad they are at the same school.

Getting on the bus!! :) We are blessed to have the bus-stop be our house! Gracie had a pretty good first day. She told me she cried 2 times, once when her pants were too tight and the nurse came and put some ointment on her hip, then she cried at recess when she couldn't find her teacher, Mrs Schaefer. Mrs. Schaefer has been really sweet to us since hearing about Gracie last year. So we were beyond excited that she got her for a teacher! I talked with her on the phone later and she told me the same thing Gracie had, and that she did well the rest of the time! I was so glad and relieved to hear she had a good day. She seemed so much bigger to me when she got home and was telling me all about her day. WE are SO proud of her. Kindergarten is such a big milestone for anyone, but especially for her! We feel so blessed.

Von was so excited to see the girls when they got off the bus. He isn't sure he likes being the only one home.

This is Gracie today on her 2nd day of school. Excited and ready to go back!! :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Gracie's 5th Birthday

Here is a picture of Gracie the day she was born.

Here is my princess 5 years later on her 5th birthday! Gracie wanted a Cinderella party and she chose this princess cake from Walmart. it was so cute and she loved it. It was sure easier on me too, not having to make it. :)

Gracie had some friends over for a party. It was her first time inviting friends over. Last year she wanted to, but in the end, she wan't feeling up to it. It was less than 2 weeks after her major surgery. I remember thinking last year that it might be her last birthday...How blessed and grateful we feel to have her so healthy and strong a year later!! I arranged a party through and the lady comes dressed as a princess and does all the games and activities. The kids had a ton of fun and each got their picture with Cinderella.

My little Cinderella. We love you Gracie!!