21 years ago, about this time, our lives were rocked! We were told those awful words, "Your daughter has a brain tumor!" Little did we know where this journey would take all of us and how it would transform our lives. I learned my daughter is the bravest and strongest person I know. I have learned cancer is hard, however it can be positive! This long, tough journey has been good overall, it strengthened us as a family, guided LeighAnna into the nursing career she thrives in, and put me in a job I never would have thought of!
I am grateful for all those who came to our rescue during those dark days, those who have stayed in our lives, and those who have come into our lives through the childhood cancer world since. All of you have made this journey faithful and positive. Thank you.
This year marks LeighAnna's 21st year being Cancer FREE! And we're walking in the Candlelighters Fun Walk to celebrate! We would love your support as we walk in honor of LeighAnna and ALL the families we've met along the way. Donations received will go towards our daily support for childhood cancer families - allowing me to do my job to the best of my ability.
The Fun Walk also raises money for Candlelighters annual family camp – a get-a-way for the whole family. Many camps in Houston offer the child with cancer a getaway, but Candlelighers believes that it is very important for the whole family to come together away from the treatment facilities and their everyday hectic lives. Quality time as a family is essential in their struggle to beat the disease. The cost to send a camper to camp is approximately $200 and this year they are planning on hosting 250 campers!
Thank you for supporting me and for helping all the children with cancer and their families that Candlelighters serves!