Friday, December 27, 2013

Because of you...

Six years ago on December 28, Braden was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and given a 30% chance of survival for five years.

Despite those odds...and a relapse with less than a 10% chance....and a secondary cancer diagnosed on July 8, 2013 when we were told he had "several weeks to a few months" left to live...

He is here today and we are


for every moment we get.

Through all of it, you, our army of caring, loving, hopeful supporters have been there.

You have been our Aaron and Hur.

In Exodus, there is a story of Moses lifting his hands during a battle...and when he has his hands up, the good guys are winning but when he lowers them, the bad guys are winning.

He can't continue to hold them up on his own because he is exhausted...

but it is critical that the good guys win.

So Aaron and Hur come to his aid and when Moses can no longer hold his arms up...

they hold them for him.

YOU have been our Aaron and Hur.

cANCER is the bad guy,

God is the GOOD guy

and hope, faith, and love of an army of believers will win this battle.

I created a video several days before Christmas and I have been looking forward to sharing it with you.

It's sort of like when you have a really big gift wrapped for someone and can't wait to watch them unwrap it so they can see how much they mean to you.

This video is a celebration of the gift of time we have been given to date

and it's also a celebration of YOU.

A "visual thank you" to you for being our Aaron and Hur.

The title is "Because of You..." and it's all about what has happened because you have held our arms up for us when we cannot.

Because of your love, faith, thoughts, prayer,

and hope.

Because of God's grace and mercy...

Braden is still here.

Thank you.

SIX years and counting....


The video is available at this link....just click on it...and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it for you.