Faces to the Facts

It is important put faces to the fight, 
these kids are not just stats or just another fighter.
 They have families, childhoods, friends, a LIFE! 

Rebeca Ortiz
My own little princess. Rebeca was diagnosed with AML(Acute Myloid Leukemia; a cancer most commonly found in 70 year old men; advanced) on Dec. 5 2009, a short month after she turned 10. She fought hard and beat the cancer! Im thrilled to say that today, almost 2 years after she was diagnosed, SHE IS IN REMISSION! 

Little Buddha, Julien Collot battled Acute Myeloid Leukemia (Adult Leukemia) and after a bone marrow transplant was diagnosed Graft v. Host disease (body attacks itself because it thinks the bone marrow is evil) yet he offered advice on staying strong. Such an inspiration of a child! Julien just lost his valiant fight.

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Nina Fredeen is an incredible 5 year old girl who has been diagnosed with a rare brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DPIG).
"On Thursday August 19, 2010 we found out that our precious little girl has an inoperable brain tumor in her brain stem. The overwhelming amount of love we have received from our families and friends is a testament to God's grace and provision in the darkest of hours. To help keep all our loved ones informed, as well as, process everything we are experiencing, we decided to create this blog. We adore our sweet Nina and we need a miracle!!!"

To read about Nina, visit her mom's blog at 

Nina has passed away. Please pray for her family in this difficult time.
"It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Thank you Nina, for impacting this world and me so greatly. Rest in peace little angel. 

Taylor Love- neuroblastoma and chemo-induced leukemia http://www.taylorlove.org/
Kate McRae- relapse brain cancer http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate
Ronan Sean Thompson- stage IV neuroblastoma (angel) http://rockstarronan.com/
Ellie Shoal Potvin- relapse stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma (angel) http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/elliepotvin
Savannah Hope Swandal- fought alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma 3 times (angel) http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/savannahswandal
Sierra Rayn Chamblee- neuroblastoma (angel) http://www.sierrarayn.org/home/
Jack Morton- neuroblastoma… REMISSION!! http://thejackmortonfoundation.org/
Layla Grace Marsh- stage IV neuroblastoma (angel) http://laylagrace.org/
Braden Hofen- neuroblastoma… N.E.D. (no evidence of disease) since Jan. 26, 2011!!! http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bradenh
Malia Jusczyk- stage IV neuroblastoma http://www.maliacrushescancer.com/
Ezra David Matthews- neuroblastoma (angel) http://thematthewsstory.com/
Talia Castellano- relapsed 3 times (and currently fighting) stage IV neuroblastoma http://angelsfortalia.wordpress.com/ 
Lucy Krull- medulloblastoam http://erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com/
Ethan Taylor Jostad- stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma (angel) www.caringbridge.org/visit/ethanjostad
McKenna Maiorana- stage IV neuroblastoma http://HopeForBabyMcKenna.org
Kiweila Lotus (Kiwi)- SPNET http://www.followkiwi.org/

If you know of theres you would like to put Faces to the Facts: 
email me at imaginethelove@gmail.com