A Valentine’s Day Request For A Very Special Boy

I hope everyone is sharing this Valentine’s Day or at least part of it with people they love! I encourage you to take a moment and appreciate everything you have – your family, loved ones, good health, a warm and loving home, a job, etc. Count your blessings!

While you are reflecting on all the positives in your life, I would LOVE if you could find it in your heart to sponsor me for the CureSearch Walk at Lake Eola. This charity walk is raising funds to help end pediatric cancer. I am walking for a 12 year old local boy named Kellen. For two years, Kellen has been fighting a rare brain tumor called Ectomesenchymoma. There are only five cases of this type of cancer in the world!

If you would like to sponsor me for the April 16th CureSearch Walk at Lake Eola, please donate here. No amount is too small! Remember, your donations are tax deductible.

Kellen’s family received some VERY good news last week, his latest scans are CLEAR! He has upcoming radiation treatments at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Center in Jacksonville and then hopefully, the beast will be put to rest forever!

In this photo, Kellen and his brother are celebrating after receiving news of the clear scan. How amazing it must have felt to finally hear good news!

This scripture was on Kellen’s care page and I had to share! “I prayed for this Child and the Lord heard me and answered my Prayers”. 1 Samuel 1:27

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7 Thoughts to “A Valentine’s Day Request For A Very Special Boy”

  1. marie patellis

    Oh my gosh, I got tears and chills when I read this! Such amazing news!! Huge blessing! Could u email me on Friday so I can remember to sponsor you!!

  2. Jill Walden

    Jessica, I can’t tell you how much this post touched my heart and lifted me just when I needed it. I’m sitting in the Target parking lot- my place of refuge I find myself a lot to get my thoughts together and gain a bit of strength to get my “game face” on for the next step – sharing with Kellen that the first step of radiation starts Wed with a “mask fitting” in Jacksonville and a few more tests…and I saw this. Felt like a great big hug from a dear friend! What a gift. Sending you one back. Thanks for your kindness, compassion and making a huge difference for a very thankful momma – With love, Jill, proud mom of Kellen and Murphy

  3. Barbara Moreland

    This is so touching. I sure believe in prayer. Hang in there. I hope everyone that reads this message chips in and gives. Every penny will help out. Thank God. Love you lots.

  4. @Marie – Huge blessing indeed. Thanks for your support!

  5. @Jill (proud mom of Kellen and Murphy) – You are VERY welcome! You have a huge support system and please know we are all continuing to pray for your son and family. I can only imagine how difficult it is to put that “game face” on when inside you are on an emotional roller coaster. You are such a rock and inspiration!

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  7. What a sincerely kind post. Thank you for sharing with us <3 I am always praying for the brave warriors battling cancer.

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