On June 1, 2010 our two year old, "Little Air Bear," was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Type M7. After enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Hospital, Erin is now in remission and living a full life at home with our family. Her strong will and constant happy smile is an inspiration to us all. Through our difficult circumstances we found great strength and peace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for checking in on us.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our Light the Night Experience

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's
Light The Night Walk

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to the LLS in honor of our Little Air Bear!  We were so excited that our little team made $725.  The LLS donations go towards research for blood cancers.  In other words - your generous donations go towards research that will help find a cure for our Erin's AML.

The Walk was a beautiful experience.
I tried to sum it up through a video since I feel that I can help you almost be there this way.  I just don't think I can put the emotions I felt, into words.

Where words fail, music (and video) speak.

We want to thank President and Sister Bowen (my Englad Leeds Mission President and his wife) who came to support us.  Thank you Cris LaPierre and Heather Stock for joining our team at the last minute.  Thank you Steve & Erin Hatch for taking care of our Little Erin while we participated in the Walk.  And, thank you again for your generous donations. 

Until next years' Light the Night Walk . . . .


  1. beautiful video! i've never heard that song before - it's neat. what is it called?

    those pictures of your whole family in their shirts at the end made me tear up. what a strong family you are. the walk was SO neat! i'm glad we got to see you there. here's to next year's walk with erin there, too! :)

  2. That was beautiful Jill! What a great experience.

  3. I cried in my cube at work again, lol. I really need to stop watching the videos you post at work :) I wish I could have waddled with you.

  4. Holy Cow!!! That got me! Whew! You gotta put a warning sign on that video. Where did you get that song?!

  5. The music is "The Will to Survive" by Megan McNeil who is a cancer survivor. All of the kids' voices in the track are kids who have had cancer. There is an excellent music video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9pHISnIj2Y but be careful because it's a big tearjerker!

  6. I love this video Jill. I wish we could have made it to the walk, next year for sure! Hugs to you all.