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Melina Edenfields

Melina Edenfields

 The Monumental Life of Melina Joy. That seems to be the only emotion the Edenfields could use to describe their daughter Melina. Pure joy in the form of a little girl. Michelle, Melina’s mom, described that when she became pregnant with her third girl she anticipated Melina to have the personality of a “wallflower”. To […]

Nylah Thorpe

Nylah Thorpe

The Noble Life of Nylah Nylah was a girl full of life and energy. She loved to do anything she was immersed in whether it be horse-back riding, camping, fishing, anything you name it. Her favorite colors were hot pink and green, she loved to read Dr. Seuss books and eat almost anything. I had […]

Daisy Xiong

Daisy Xiong

On the 25th of August, 2019, Donna Xiong received the worst news any mother could receive. Her daughter Daisy, age 6, had been diagnosed with DIPG, an incurable brain cancer only seen in children. Daisy was a vibrant young girl, who loved to sing and dance. She had aspirations of becoming a cheerleader in high school and one day having a successful YouTube channel. She was described by her mother as a “girl’s girl”.

Eva Grace Williams

Eva Grace Williams

On January 1st, 2020 Paul and Carran Slapa received the worst news any parent could be faced with. Their daughter Eva was diagnosed with the rare form of brain cancer known as DIPG. At first Paul and Carran did not know the severity of the diagnosis, only understanding that Eva had brain cancer. Paul was […]

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith was a very sociable child who loved seeing the people around him happy. He grew up with one older brother and sister, in which he acted as the balance between the two of his siblings. He was constantly funny, even when he didn’t want to be. Andrew was gifted with the ability to […]

Savannah Cash

Savannah Cash

Savannah Audrey Cash was a child filled with happiness and life. She had a strong, outgoing, and spontaneous personality that could connect with nearly anybody she came into contact with. Savannah wanted to have fun in her life and didn’t let anything get her in her way. She performed in her pre-school plays as well […]

Meghan Farina

Meghan Farina

For those who had the opportunity to meet Meghan, they knew she was an energetic and lighthearted young girl who always saw the good in everything. Growing up in New York, she was the biggest Yankees fan and dreamt of playing shortstop for the elite baseball team. Meghan also had quite the sweet tooth, enjoying […]

Zamora Moon

Zamora Moon

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” – Winnie the Pooh. Just like Winnie the Pooh, Zamora Moon was a sweetheart, but also a tough cookie. When diagnosed with DIPG at the age of seven, she was told she had two months […]

Olivia Bicknell

Olivia Bicknell

“I would do anything for my children” is a phrase that Charles Bicknell had heard many parents say throughout his life, but until something happens you don’t realize that you really would put your life on the line for your child. Olivia Asia Bicknell was diagnosed on June 22, 2016, with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. […]

Caleb Lanz

Caleb Lanz

Caleb Lanz was an energetic and active young boy who loved spending time outdoors whenever he got the chance. He enjoyed a variety of activities, from boating and fishing to baseball and hockey. Caleb was born in November of 2001 and grew up in the town of Kelowna, British Columbia, where his parents still live […]