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.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Video of Erin's Cancer Story

I am finally finished with a video I made that sums up Erin's cancer story.

Making this video was emotional for me as I looked back to what our family went through.  But, at the same time, it was also very soothing to my soul as I see the strength we received to overcome.

I am forever grateful for the whisperings of the spirit in May 2010 that told me that something was very wrong with Erin's little body.  These promptings led me to have Erin's blood tested.  She is such a strong little girl and she has overcome more than any two year ever should.  And, all through it, she kept a beautiful radiant smile on her face.


15 comments:

  1. Loved your vidoe!! Aubree was born the same day that Erin was diagnosed! Thanks for the support and comments!

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  2. O my heck that movie was amazing! i teared up watching it. I cannot believe it was over 7 months ago! wow... time sure does fly. what an wonderful story :) i'm glad it had a happy ending :)

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  3. Awwwww that was so touching. Sweet little Erin!!!

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  4. Okay, so I loved the video you made! (But you made us all cry!) We have come to know & love Erin and your family! We miss you and really do hope we can get together soon. Erin is an amazingly strong little girl. She has two of the best parents I know. Here's hoping she and Rachel stay cancer free forever!
    --Marie

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  5. I love you. What an amazing mother. Good job, Jillian, for all of it. What a journey. Thank you for setting such a wonderful example. I am so proud of Erin! What a beauty. You guys are awesome.
    Lindsay H.

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  6. that was a great video, Jill. and i totally cried watching it. :) i really enjoyed seeing those baby pictures of erin's -what a happy girl she looked like even from the start!

    it's amazing what you guys have gone through over the last year. i loved what you said in the video about how cancer changes everything about your life - it is so true. i was thinking about that just the other day - how we will be forever different because of our cancer journey. it's just not compartmentalized, you know? it doesn't seem to me like it's something where you think, "ok we're done with it. now that is over" and you move on and forget about it. it will always affect you - i think we're all forever changed.

    anyways.. :)

    the video was beautiful! i'm so glad you took the time to put it together - what a wonderful way to document things.

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  7. What an amazing, powerful and beautiful video. I am in tears. That little Erin has gone through so much and has been SO SO strong! She is absolutely amazing and I know she learned it from her wonderful parents. Im so glad you have reached the end of her treatments, although there will never be an end to the worry and pain you feel for her and others going through it. I think you are so brave for sharing this video and I love that you included the good and bad times. Sometimes its the hard pictures or videos that raise the most awareness of what these kids are going through. Thank you Jill! I think of you guys often. XOXOXO

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  8. What a beautiful video Jill. I hope the journey just goes up from here. What a sweet, strong little girl you were blessed with.

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  9. I am so happy that you have a healthy little girl at home now. I can't even begin to imagine the heartache and worry that you have been dealing with. Isn't it amazing what we can do when we have the strength of the Lord. You are an amazing woman!

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  10. What a powerful video. What an amazing journey your family and Erin have made. What an example you all are to us. Erin is one very special little girl!

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  11. I really enjoyed your video. Your strength through all of this is a great example to us all.

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  12. Awesome job on the video! I got to cry at home this time. Thank goodness for happy endings.

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  13. amazing video and I loved seeing her smile the whole time thru her ordeal. she is a beautiful little girl.

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  14. My son was just diagnosed with AML on August 5th and he is 2. I would love to talk to you if you are interested. My name is Chelle Crecelius....you can find me personally on facebook or you can go to his fb page called "Luke's Journey Through Leukemia".

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  15. Hi Chelle. I just posted on your son's facebook page. He looks like one incredibly strong little guy! Hugs!!

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