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.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Make-A-Wish Sky View High School CAUSE WEEK!

We are so THANKFUL for Sky View High School for all that they have been doing for our family this week. The Sky View High School student body officers visited the Wishing House in Murray a few weeks ago and choose to help sponsor Erin's Make-A-Wish trip to Disneyworld.

Last week we got a special visit from Belle, Cinderella and a few Prince Charmings.

They came to meet Erin and get some pictures and video with her.

Belle read the Rapunzel story to the kiddos.

And Cinderella gave a glass slipper to Princess Air Bear.

This week Sky View High School has been holding their
They have been fundraising all week long
for Erin's Make-a-Wish Trip!

I was so impressed with their enthusiasm and creativity for fundraising!
On Monday they had an assembly where they showed a movie that they had made from their trip to the Wishing House and from the footage they took while they were visiting Erin at our house.
They sold bracelets, they sold make-a-wish stars that are hanging from the ceiling at Sky View, and they held a blood drive in honor of Erin.  One day they stood at the entrance to the parking lot at school and got change from everyone's cars as they left - they made over $300 just from the change!  Tonight they are holding a drive-in movie and last night they had an activity at The Fun Park, where 30% of proceeds went towards Erin's wish.

Last night they invited our family to the Fun Park activity.  We were there for 3 hours and the kids had seriously the best time of their lives AND we got to thank so many of the kids responsible for this kindness!

The family in the Soft Play.


I scored THREE STRIKES in a row!!! 
I just wished they'd all been on my game
so I could have beat John's score.
(one of them I scored on Erin's game)

We met TONS of awesome new friends at every turn!

Erin was laughing so hard in the one below!

We ate pizza and pop and watched some of our friends skate around the rink.
Near the end of the night the kids went back to the soft play with some of the guys.
They chased each other all over the place and zoomed down the big slide.

We had the most magical night as a family.  When we came home I was just overwhelmed at how much fun we had all together.  I don't think our family has had that much fun together since before Erin's cancer!  I was overwhelmed by the generosity of a huge group of high school kids.  They have given us so much too look forward to, they have lightened our burden, and they have touched our hearts.



  1. That is SO NEAT!!! I love the picture with the princess and prince charmings. What a special thing!

  2. Wow! That really touches my heart! What a wonderful group of kids!

  3. I know what you mean!!! That was how we felt with the kids at Salem Hills who sponsored Elena's wish. I'm so glad you guys got this experience. What amazing kids, huh?! The enthusiasm and drive and compassion of high school kids amazes me. HIGH SCHOOL KIDS!

  4. AMAZING! I can only hope that my kids will turn out to be so giving and thoughtful one day. It is so touching to see kids so young caring so much. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and I am LOVING Erin's hair color! It is so much darker and it looks adorable on her!!! Love you guys!