Monday, September 27, 2010

T-Shirt Time!

I've been patiently waiting for the t-shirt design artwork to come back.... IT'S HERE!! This is the design that will be on the back of our 2010 St Jude Marathon t-shirts. Our team logo will be on the front. The team logo will have a few names add ed this year to the circle of stars but other than a change in the date, it will remain the same as we created last year. I am also very excited to share with you that we will be offering a few new "TEAM BELIEVE" items. We will have our team t-shirt in both short and long sleeves. It will be a white shirt with light royal blue print. The company doing the shirts this year is only one of two print shops in Memphis that have a new process to do full color, yet it is still screen print and not a photo transfer, so it will hold up just like screen print. They can take a four color design and mix the four colors and make 16 colors. Pretty neat process! Along with the short and long sleeve T, we will be offering a light grey hoodie with your choice of our team logo or the words "Team Believe" in the center front, a pair of light grey sweats to match and a baseball style running cap with "Team Believe" on the front. Allison will get our pay pal button back up on the blog for you to order your shirts and sweats and hat. I know you will want it ALL! As always in the past, the sale of our team clothing is a fundraiser for our team and 100% of the profit goes directly to St Jude. This is another way you can help us out and get something really nice in return too. Remember, you do not have to be on the team in order to wear the team clothing and show your support for Childhood Cancer Awareness and St Jude. Order away and show your support!

For those who may not know, this is our Hero for this year that we will be honoring by running for him... Jordan James. I took this picture when he was here for his very healthy 2 year post transplant check-up. He and his family will be here to run with us again this year. They are so excited and working so hard down in Louisiana raising money for our team. Jordan is with Dr. Scott in this picture. Dr. Scott is our Hero too, he was Jordan's primary doctor during his treatment and transplant.
On a side note, I have a shirt for Jordan to wear that says "Thank You St Jude, You Saved MY Life"! I can't wait for him to put it on and hits the streets of Memphis in December.

As soon as Allison is able to get our pay pal button up we will begin to take orders. We will take orders until Friday October 29,2010. I have to get the order in to the print company on Monday November 1, 2010 in order to have it processed and ready to mail out for those who will be coming to Memphis for the marathon weekend. I will not be able to accept any late orders, it will go to print only one time.

Have you confirmed your hotel room? They are filling up, so don't wait and miss out on our half price discount for the rooms I have blocked off for us. Hopefully you all are coming up with some great items for our silent auction. You can either bring them with you or ship them to me ahead of time if you do not want to travel with them. Again, even if you are not on the team and traveling to Memphis, if you want to donate an item for our silent auction to help our team reach our goal, you may send them to me.

News on our kiddo's... Little Trevor was here this past week for his scans and chemo. His MRI show that his tumor remains "stable". So he continues his chemo. He is doing very well, looks great and has more energy than the energizer bunny! Praises of thanks for how well he is doing.

Big Trevor had knee surgery today. Pam explains what they did on Trevor's CB page, I'll let you get the info from there. It is a totally new process to me, one that I am not familiar with at all. The chances of it's success are less than 50%, so I ask you to be in prayer for it to be successful for him. He looks good and was feeling good (probably from pain meds) when he came out of surgery. I hope he will have a quick and successful recovery, He will have tomorrow off, then has some appointments at the Jude on Wednesday.

Preston is on his way to transplant. He is set to receive his transplant on Wednesday. His donor will be harvesting tomorrow, so I ask you to please be in prayer that all goes well for his donor. Pray for a speedy recovery for his donor. Pray a prayer of praise for the loving giving spirit of the donor. Pray for a successful transplant for Preston.

I have had so much going on the past few weeks. I apologize for such a long delay in posting. My "extra" time has been very short. It's late and I'm going to turn in for tonight but I did want to get the design up so you could see it. I hope you all love it as much as I do. I think Jordan's family did a great job, they knew exactly what they wanted. Dr. Scott and Jordan!

Sleep well, pray hard and love those around you with all of your heart.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Marathon and Fundraising Info

79 Days 7 Hours and 21 Minutes

Yes, in about 77 days members of Team Believe will begin to make their way to Memphis. Others will make their way to Memphis in 78 days. We hit the streets of downtown Memphis to begin the event in 79 days!!! I wish you could feel just a tiny bit of the excitement that I feel just thinking about this! This is ALMOST as good as Christmas. When I stop to think about it, it's BETTER than Christmas for many many families who depend on St Jude to save their child's life. Just to think about what a wonderful gift this team of people and all of those of you who donate to this team are able to give. Not just any old Christmas gift but the GIFT OF A CHANCE TO LIVE TO BE AN ADULT! I consider that the best gift I can EVER give to anyone other than the gift of dedicating and giving myself to God.

Plans are coming together. I have talked to many of the team members from all over and many fundraising ideas and events are beginning to come together. Our Arkansas Chapter (Brenda & Lenzy) are preparing for their second annual Beauty Pageant. Last year was very successful and they are looking forward to an even bigger event this year. Be in prayer for their hard work to be a huge success.

Our Southern Mississippi Chapter (Ariel & Amber) are working on their County Wide Capture The Flag fundraising event. Their mom and dad are preparing for a Chicken Plate Dinner sale. Prayers for their success are requested also.

Our Northern Mississippi Chapter ( Hope and Beth) are working on some things through their businesses... top secret cant share yet :) Please keep them and their efforts in your prayers.

Our Louisiana Chapter (Patricia, Chance, Jordan and their family) are working on several different things. They have a Jordan Day Fall Festival and a Dinner (2 separate events) in the works so far, with more things in the works. They are really getting so excited about all of this. They call about every other day with questions and excitement for everything going on.

Our Houston Chapter (Allison & Susan) will be working in combination with our North Mississippi Chapter to do a fundraiser with Willow House (Hope's business). They will be hosting a home Willow House party and catalog sales with all of the profit going to St Jude.

Our Memphis Chapter has alot going on. We have 3 Give Back Nights at our Wolfchase Chili's with 10% of the profit on those nights coming to our team. We will be selling Spaghetti plates and Smoked Chicken plates during two different evenings at the concessions for a double header baseball game. All proceeds to St Jude (Team Believe).

These are the ones that I am aware of at this time. If you have any ideas or have anything going on that I am missing here, please let me know so I can share with others.

Lot's of great things going on to help our team and exceed our goal. Thank you to everyone for all your doing. I can not wait to give our gift of $20,000.00 + to St Jude this year!!!

Also, I will have our artwork for our team shirt ready to post hopefully in the next day or so. I have been playing phone tag with the guy from the t-shirt print shop today. He has it all, I just need for him to email it to me so I can post it and we can begin taking orders. This year, as in the past, we will offer our "official" team shirt to anyone who wants to have one. It's an awesome way for each one of you, team member or not, to bring awareness to Childhood Cancer and to St Jude. So please, order yours and wear it proudly to promote this very worthy cause and hospital. In purchasing a shirt, you are also supporting our team. All of the profit from the shirts go to our team donation to St Jude. This year in addition to our t-shirt, we plan to offer a team logo hoodie and sweats and a baseball style cap.

IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS ANY ITEM (NEW) THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO DONATE TO OUR TEAM FOR OUR SILENT AUCTION TO BE HELD THE NIGHT OF OUR TEAM DINNER (12-3-10) PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL. We had a great success with our Silent Auction last year and it added some fun and excitement to our evening. I'll list some examples of some of our items: handmade quilt, several really nice "goodie" baskets ( A pamper basket filled with a luxury robe, bubble bath, bath salts, lotions, etc.) A Gentlemans St Jude themed basket with a Man's St Jude logo watch, tie, pen/pencil set and more. A Ladie's themed basket. A St Jude Bubble Gum Machine, gift certificates and lot's more. It does not have to be St Jude logo. Any item you can get to Memphis is welcome. This year, I hope to have more items and some really nice items that anyone would be proud to be taking home. All proceeds from the donated items for the silent auction go to St Jude.

Our team dinner will be at the same place again, we will be serving up a night of Pasta! Be making your plans to attend the dinner. As it gets closer to time, I will begin to ask for RSVP's so I can plan for the proper amount of food. YES, we will have our coveted Team Cake with the raspberry filling too.

Wanted to remind you of a few very important things. One, when making your travel plans, make sure you allow time to go to pick up your race packet. This is held at the Cook Convention Center downtown, so you will need to allow time to go get it before our dinner starts at 6:30. This year they WILL NOT BE DOING MORNING OF RUN PICK UP. This is always a great time to shop for items that are normally carried in the St Jude Gift Shop. They do have booths set up at the Packet Pick Up.

Also, if you have not already confirmed your room at our "Official" team hotel, please get this done as soon as possible. I want to make sure I have blocked enough rooms for everyone. Our special price (half price) is 89.00 per night.
Here is a copy of a past post regarding hotel info:

Our block of rooms are set up and they are ready to begin taking your calls to confirm your room accommodations for the Marathon Weekend. The hotel is the same as last year, Holiday Inn & Suites * 2751 New Brunswick Rd. * Memphis, TN 38133. When you call to confirm your room on your credit card, you must ask to speak with Sybil Sides or Gina Porter. These are the only ladies who can make sure you are getting in the right block of rooms and getting our very special team rate. Tell them you are a member of Team Believe for the St Jude Marathon. Call them diectly at 901-266-1952. I have a limited number of rooms that I can block at this time, so there again, I would not wait on this. When you call in to confirm your room, you will give them your credit card information, but you will not be billed until after your stay the weekend of the marathon. They will be forwarding me a list of the team members who have reserved a room, so I will keep an eye on it and do the best I can to make sure everyone gets a room.

One last thing for now... If anyone is interested in a private team tour of St Jude, please let me know by email. I will set this up again this year if there is enough interest. We have done this on Friday early afternoon in the past. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to participate in the tours. St Jude rule.

Rock On.... Keep praying and keep believing. It's going to be a wonderful year!!! Looking so forward to Reagan's family being with us again. I love to sit and talk to Barbara, she keeps us all in stitches laughing so hard!!! Natalie and Nicole and their family will be with us again. Of course, Jordan and his family will be here! You just never know who is gonna show up....



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Good Morning...

Good Morning, what a GREAT day God has made! It's a little early to be enjoying it already. It's been rather busy around our house this past week and weekend, but it's been really nice. A weekend full of baseball, surprising?

hummmmm.. I have been typing away here and covering the last part of last week and Monday and all of the sudden.... POOF!! It was just gone! I must still be asleep and not hitting the proper keys.

Let me try to remember what all I had just shared with you. The boys last week, Trevor & Jack both had great appointments with great news. Then on Friday, it was girls day. Ariel and Morgan were both in for their check ups and (Ariel) treatment. Morgan had another wonderful check up, her labs looks the best she has had. Praise God for this wonderful report! She looks absolutely beautiful and healthy as can be. She had her very sweet boyfriend with her. He was a very nice young man. Preston had to go inpatient last week for fever, so Morgan and Theresa were able to see him through the bubble window, but were able to meet and talk with his mom and his Ma. I know this was good for all of them. Theresa will be a wonderful friend to Renee. I know that she will always be there to help answer questions or just let her know some of the things they are going through are "normal". Please continue to pray for Preston, he is supposed to begin his process for Transplant today. With the fever he was running, I am not sure if it has changed any of the plans or not.

Ariel had a good visit, she looks beautiful too. I was so happy to see all of the Reynolds women! Mom brought them, Amber got to miss a day of school and come to! I wanted to share with you the BIG PLAN that Ariel and Amber are organizing on their own. With the support of their parents of course. I love these girl, I wish you could see their faces as they shared their plan with me. As you know, they are seniors in high school this year and truly enjoying their year. They have come up with the idea and have a very detailed and laid out plan to host a county wide "CAPTURE THE FLAG" game between the different schools in their area. There will be an entry fee, each school will have their own t-shirts to identify their team which will be part of their fundraiser, concessions, prizes and lot's of fun. They have their plan worked out for signs and advertising. It's a pretty huge undertaking, but they have done their research and have a very laid out plan. I think it will be a very successful fundraiser for St Jude and a total blast for the kids who participate. What a way to help support Team Believe and St Jude. Their parents are also planning a Chicken Plate sale coming up pretty soon. That will be another fundraiser for the team. WAY TO GO REYNOLDS FAMILY!!!

Natalie came in yesterday for her 4 month check up! She got the ALL CLEAR too!!! Goodness, can we ask for a better week for our kiddo's at the Jude? I did not get to go down to see Nat, I was tied up with Booster Club bookwork, and was hoping to meet up for lunch after their appointments, but with her now a college student, they stay on the run and busy, so they had to get back for an event on campus. I am just not to sure about "my" kiddo's growing up and getting so busy they don't have time to slow down. Honestly, I am just so thankful they are healthy and able to live their lives to the fullest and just like every other teen who has not had to fight the same battle they have. I am so very happy for all of the kiddo's.

I also got to visit with Heather and Leah on Friday. She was in for her weekly visit and treatment. She is doing well. She had been through a LP so she was trying to wake up from sedation and was a bit nauseated but after taking some meds she was beginning to perk up. She is just so adorable! I got to play Strawberry Shortcake with her :) You must keep in mine, I have all boys so playing with Strawberry Shortcake and brushing hair with teeny tiny little brushes was just not in my daily activities. I was loving every minute of it! Keep praying for her success. She has one more "big" round of chemo to go. At the time, she will have approximately 2 more years of treatment to go.

I plan to visit with another new face around the Jude. I was able to meet her mom last week, but she was in ICU following surgery. She is another teen and I hope to meet her and get her connected with another teen who happens to live in our area and fought the same diagnosed battle. I LOVE match making!!! When things settle a bit more with them and I get to visit with them, I will ask about permission to post her CB site and name. You can still be praying for her, God will know who you are talking about.

As you can see, so many are fighting and being affected by THE BEAST! I will ask you again, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider a donation to St Jude through our Team Believe. It is so easy to do. Just go to the top of this blog and look over to the right, double click on the "Donate to St Jude" link and it will take you straight to the online donation page. THANK YOU!

TEAM BELIEVE: Hotel rooms are filling up, make sure you get your room in our block of team rooms confirmed. I am working on the t-shirts and the design is almost complete and we will begin taking orders for the shirts soon. Anyone can order a team shirt, you do not have to be a team member to proudly wear and support our kiddo's and St Jude! I hope your training is going great! Our fundraising could really use a boost! This is the slowest we have ever been. Please be praying for our success in meeting our goal.

Have a GREAT day! Always remember....


Friday, September 10, 2010

Second Post For Today... see WooHoo right before this one

The week just keeps getting better! Just found out tonight that Ariel and Amber got here tonight for a quick checkup in the morning, then a quick trip back home tomorrow for a big rival football game at school! These girls stay sooo on the go busy! I am so thankful that they are able to do so! I'll try to get some pics of them and Morgan so I can update you.

Wanted to post a few pics so you can see how well little Trevor and Jack are doing. I forgot to take my camera, so these were made with my cell phone. Not the best quality, but you can see their sweet faces!

Trevor, all smiles and feeling great!

Me getting some sweeeeet sugar off of the Trev!!! I love this little guy!

Sweet Jack! Just out of recovery following his MRI. Still a little groggy, but all smiles!! So thankful for the blessing of another ALL CLEAR FOR JACK!!! Love me some Jack!

I'll fill you in on the girls tomorrow. All boys today all girls tomorrow!!! Got a new family I have met, they are actually friends of one of the new couples on Team Believe. At this time since I have not yet ask permission to post anything about her, I am just going to ask for you to please keep her and her family in your prayers. She had surgery at The Jude on Tuesday evening and was taken to ICU. Pray for a full recovery for her. As soon as I have a chance to get permission to post name and CB site, I will do so. God will know who you are praying for :)

I'll be taking Preston his handmade quilt tomorrow that was made for him by my sweet friends. I am anxious to give it to him. I will also be introducing him and his family to Morgan and her family. They share the same diagnosis. Hopefully this will be a great benefit to Preston and family as they begin the same journey that Morgan has been through.

Hope you have a great day! I have had a wonderful full past few days at The Jude! So many hugs, smiles and thanksgiving!

Bless this hospital and all of those who are employed there who do their part to fight and save these precious children.



Thursday, September 9, 2010


A quick update! I just got home and am about to have to run out again. I have had two very fun days at The Jude with Jack, Little Trevor and Preston's family. Morgan will be here tomorrow for her check-up, I'm looking forward to seeing her. It's been awhile since she has been here.

On the news front...

JACK IS ALL CLEAR AGAIN!!! Thank you, praise to our AWESOME God for another NED for Jack! He was so adorable! I have a few pics from the past two days that I will post in the next day or so.

Trevor did not make it in on Tuesday due to the weather in Texas, his flight was cancelled. He did make it in late last night, was held up today awaiting EKG results, so he did not get to begin chemo until late this afternoon, so he will not make his flight home tonight. They will return home tomorrow. He will be back on the 21st and have his big scans and test on the 22nd that he did not get to do this week because of the flight cancellation. So keep praying for good results for him on his big scans.

Preston is back. He has been very busy the past two days with scans and port/line removal/replacement. He should have everything done and be ready to check in to the transplant unit on Tuesday of next week to begin actually transplant process. Keep him and his family in your prayers for successful transplant. They are such a sweet family, just like all of our other families.

Pray for safe travel for Morgan and mom tomorrow and for excellent results for her.

I'll have a more detailed update including pictures as soon as I can SLOW DOWN!! Between marathon plans, hospital visits, and baseball booster club activities I am hopping pretty good right now.

We do have some new team members that have signed up in the past few days. I will recognize all of our new members in an upcoming update soon. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM WITH HOW OUR TEAM IN GROWING!!! Let's get the money coming in now!!!

Love to each of you! Thank you for being such wonderful and awesome prayer warriors.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Few Changes In This Weeks Schedule

Good evening. I just wanted to let you know about a couple of things. First, Jack is here for his big scans and check-up. He is supposed to get started in the morning. Remember to keep Katie, Ryan and the other family members back home waiting to hear the reports in your prayers. Pray specifically for their peace as they await the results. Pray specifically for the results to show Jack remains CANCER FREE.

Trevor was to get in to Memphis tonight, however due to a flight cancellation, he will not arrive until tomorrow afternoon. So his MRI and other scans have be rescheduled for the 22nd. He will come in tomorrow and will have his treatment on Thursday and return home Thursday evening. Pray for their safe travel. Pray for their peace as they now will have to wait a couple of weeks longer for his scans to see if the current treatment is still being effective.

Preston will be in (I just realized what time it is now, so it is now today instead of tomorrow :)) today, to begin his process of transplant. Prayer specifics for him are for him to handle the treatment he will have to take to receive his transplant, and for the transplant to be successful. Pray for an easy journey for him.

Big Trevor now has a surgery date for his knee scope. It will be on Monday September 27th. Does this date sound familiar to you? It should :) It is the 100% Profit Day for Chili's! Keep those two things in mind and let one be a reminder for you of the other one. Plan now to eat a Chili's on the 27th. That is a way that you can help support St Jude from where ever you are.

I am very excited about a fundraiser opportunity to raise some money for Team Believe. My favorite Wolfchase Chili's has agreed to do one "Give Back" night each month during October, November and December. THIS IS HUGE! If you are not familiar with this program, Chili's will create a flyer for our team, we are responsible for passing it out to everyone we can to let them know if they eat at Chili's on that specific night AND present the flyer to their server, Chili's will donate a percentage of all meals served that night where the ticket is attached to our flyer. This can really add up depending on how many people show up to eat and turn in our flyer. They will do this one night each month through December for us!!! Have I told you how much I appreciate this particular Chili's location? I love what they do for our kiddo's! Guess what, Team Believe members, I bet you have a pretty good chance of getting your local Chili's to do the same for you where ever you live. It does not hurt to ask. Our first one is set for October 5th I believe.

I pray that each of you are enjoying your week and looking forward to a blessed weekend.

Keep those prayers going up!



Monday, September 6, 2010

Big Week

The Hero's Program has a new button this year! I LOVE it! I have a supply of them for our team members. If you would like one, send me an email with your address to send it to you. Show your HERO pride!

Happy Labor Day! I hope that each of you are enjoying the same type of beautiful weather that we are having here in Memphis. It is absolutely perfect! After all of the extreme heat and lack of rain we have had all summer, this is such a welcome relief! I could just stay outside all day and into the evening. God's nature and beauty at it absolute best!

This week is a big week around the Jude. Join me in prayer for safe travel for all of the families who will be coming in for scans and check ups this week. Also, our little new guy, Preston will be returning on Wednesday to begin his transplant process. I'm excited to see them again. My "quilt lady" friend and her husband have a beautiful hand quilted quilt all ready for him. I picked it up this week, it is so beauitful! Preston loves Thomas the Train and this quilt is all about trucks, trains and planes! I think he will really love it. For anyone new to this blog, I have a precious and dear friend and her husband who hand quilt a quilt for each of the kiddo's that I have the pleasure of "adopting". They have a label they put on each one with the child's name on it and a little message. They are just priceless. Last year, they did one that we placed in the Silent Auction at our Team Dinner the night before the marathon. I can tell you, it was a big hit and we have folks really bidding to get it. Well, for those of you that will be back this year, they are doing another one for us for our Silent Auction!!! Their love for St Jude is amazing, and their dedication to our team and our St Jude kiddo's is awesome. I want to give a thank you and shout out to them. Thank you, we appreciate you so much... Mike and Pru McBride.

Prayers for great reports from scans and test this week, for little Trevor and Jack. They will both be back here tomorrow. Prayers for Preston as he begins transplant.

Prayers for TEAM BELIEVE as each one is preparing to come to Memphis and run/walk to help fight the beast these kiddo's are fighting. Prayers for our team as each one is working to raise funds to help us reach our goal. Again, if you can not be here to be apart of this, please consider making a donation of ANY amount to the team to help us in that way. That is just as important to St Jude as you being able to be here. For anyone new, the cost to operate St Jude Children's Research Hospital for JUST ONE SINGLE DAY is OVER $1.4 MILLION DOLLARS. That is A LOT of money, and it comes from people like YOU. Thank you so much for your consideration to help these doctors, the kiddo's and their families. I am so blessed and thankful for the four healthy children I have, but I do realize this could effect ME just as quickly and easily as it has effected the families of Jack, Preston, Trevor, Alex, Elizabeth, Mary Kate, Reagan, Mallerie... and the many others that you have all come to know and love through this blog. Please help TEAM BELIEVE make our goal a reality so that we can proudly present the funds that we can raise this year to help keep St Jude going.

I will be spending most of the rest of the week at The Jude, so I will keep you posted on everyones test and progress. Please keep them and their families in your constant daily prayers.



Thursday, September 2, 2010

Time To Raise Some $$$$

Good morning! I hope that today is a wonderful day for each of you. If any of you, I know of a couple, are on the east coast in the path of Earl, we are all praying for your safety! Please do what they tell you that you need to do. If they say get out.... then GET OUT! My house is always open if you need a place to escape to! Seriously, prayers are with you.

Ok, as of this morning TEAM BELIEVE is officially 42 strong!!! Wow! I am so amazed and so excited. It is wonderful how each year we get bigger. What an amazing power house! When we put on our team shirts and show up on the streets of Memphis in December, people do see us, people do know that this is a group of people who want to do our part to fight the beast and support the kids and St Jude!! I have had some amazing opportunities each year to represent the Hero's program and TEAM BELIEVE. I have already had the opportunity to emcee the Hero's Kick Off Reception back in June, and have had a few other speaking opportunities where I have been able to tell the story of how our team was formed and why we do what we do. I have another opportunity on the 22nd of this month to speak to all of the employees and managers of one of the largest fitness gym chains in the city of Memphis. The owners of this chain of gyms lost a daughter to the beast some years back, they are really getting involved in the work of raising funds for St Jude. They own 11 gyms in the city and have launched a contest between each of their gyms to see which one can raise the most money. I have been ask by the ALSAC Hero's Director to speak to this group. So, once again I will get to share our TEAM BELIEVE story and hopefully get this group all pumped up to help raise some major money.

Ok, speaking of raising some money.... we have at this point 42 team members, a goal of 20,000.00 with 2,000.00 of that amount raised at this time. I really challenge each of you to just try to raise at least $500.00 each. It is truly not that difficult. If you just ask your friends and family to support your efforts, you will be surprised how the love for this work shows up in donations. Also, if you are not on the team, can not make the trip to Memphis, you can still raise money and donate it to the team. We have had people do bake sales, yard sales, Chili dinners, different things in their local area then donate the profit to our team. There are many ways you can help TEAM BELIEVE without making the trip to Memphis. Please pray about it, do what you feel you can do to support these kiddo's and help give them a chance at life. A CHANCE TO LIVE TO BECOME AN ADULT. I promise, if you only have an extra $5.00 that is a much needed $5.00 to St Jude! You can go to our team page (there is a link you can click on on the left side of this blog page right under the title of our page, it says donate to team). Just double click on that link and it will take you to our team page. Or if you want to make a donation to a particular team member, go to team page, as the list of names scrolls down the page, when you see the name of the Hero you want to make a donation to their page, just click on their name as it scrolls and that will take you directly to their page. At that time you can click on DONATE NOW an orange button, and make a secure online donation. It is sooooo very easy. PLEASE consider a donation of any amount. Maybe a little each month between now and the first of December if that fits your budget better.
Ok, so we have a great team... let's take our fundraising out of PARK and put it into DRIVE today! Over the past 3 years, this team has raised over 60,000.00 yes I did say OVER SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS for St Jude. We can do this 20,000.00 if we set our hearts and our minds to it. Set up your personal goal page. If your a facebooker, put it on your facebook page. Write a letter, include why you are doing this and tell about our sweet Jordan that we are running in honor of this year, mail it out to everyone on your Christmas card list and friends in your neighborhood and church. I'll give you a little tip... when you mail out your letter include a self addressed envelop with it to make it easier for the recipient to put a check in there and mail it back to you. Give others an opportunity to be a part of this great effort.

OK, pump up cheer session is over for today :)

No news on any of the kids today. They will all be in here for scans and checkups next week. Be in prayer for great checkups and clear scans for each of them. Be in prayer for Preston and his donor. Your a wonderful group of prayer warriors and I know God hears our cries to him.

I did want to ask you for prayers for one of our prayer warriors and new TEAM BELIEVE members, Nan. Her father passed away this week. Please include her and her family in your prayers at this time. She will be traveling to be with her family, pray for safe travel also.

I know I will be in trouble for this one, but I did want to put as many of the names out of our sweet angels that have been a part of our lives over the past few years. I know I will leave some out, so please forgive me, and help me by reminding me of the ones I may leave out.

In remembrance of: Ethan, Maddie, Sully, Elizabeth, Reagan, Alex, Clay, Mallerie, Christian, Dax, Mary Kate, Mikey and James. There are so many many more but I know these are some of the ones this group embraced and prayed so hard for. Pray for their families.

Enjoy your holiday weekend, be safe!