Stories

“They Take Care of Us, Feed Us, Spoil Us”

“A fighter who has a lot of courage and never gives up” is how Kari describes her daughter Kaylee, who adds, “Courage is the ability to do something that you never thought you would do.” Kaylee, a teenager, and her mother, Kari, have resided at the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis since they left their home in Tulsa, OK for treatment at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Kaylee has a stage 4 aggressive high-grade glioma tumor. Both Kaylee and Kari... Read More
Posted by Lisa Haguewood at Thursday, December 28, 2017
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“Enjoy All the Little Moments”

Matthew, age 4, says he wants to be a police officer when he grows up and then adds, “I have leukemia.”  His ever-inspiring mom, Robin confirms his diagnosis:   Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  She says that Matthew is “joy and light.”  They are 7 weeks into this journey that started in their hometown of Brownsville, TN.  Robin says, “He has been in God’s hands all this time.   God protected him and brought him this... Read More
Posted by Lisa Haguewood at Monday, December 18, 2017
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“We know that we are here today, but tomorrow we do not know”

Imagine living in Memphis, TN your whole life with little travel outside the country.   Suddenly, you have to leave for Peru for an indefinite time with your critically ill child.  Your Spanish is limited, and everything you know is in Memphis. Well, that is the reverse of the experience of the Ayala family.  They lived their whole lives in Piura, Peru.   They gave up everything to come to the USA, to Memphis, TN, leaving behind school, work, career, and... Read More
Posted by Lisa Haguewood at Thursday, December 7, 2017
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