I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. I've contemplated on many occasions rather I should quit this blog or not. Each time I am inspired that I should not. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever! This I know. Our family continues to live and to love and this is our story...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

your help is needed

From my friend Dorothy...

Friends and family I need your help. I have learned some devastating news that has just shaken me to the core. I am sick, I am mad and its days like these that I hate cancer so much!! Our dear cancer buddy, Hunter, just got done with a bone marrow transplant because of relapse. 
He had acute myeloid leukemia.

While he was still in ICS recovering his 
mother suddenly passed away from a heart attack. 
She was 37 years old.
You can view her obituary here
That was on September 18th. 

Today they learned Hunter's cancer has returned 
a second time and that there is nothing they can do for him. 

They told his father who just lost his wife two weeks ago that they needed to take his son back home to Wyoming a make him comfortable for his last days here on this earth. Hunter is nine years old. He gets it. He is still mourning the loss of his beloved mother and now learned he will soon join her. 

I am asking for you to please send Hunter a card. I want to flood his home with uplifting cards so he knows that we care. Please make them happy and uplifting. He is nine years old and loves legos and nerf guns. He also has an 11 year old brother named Phillip (his only sibling) that I  am sure could use some kind words and love as well. Please send them to 

Hansen Family
3800 Sunset Drive #17
RockSprings, Wyoming 82901

This was posted today, by Hunter,
on his care page...

Hello everyone, thank you for looking me up on my page. I love the support and love. I went to the doctor yesterday and I found out that my cancer has progressed to the point that it is no longer treatable. It hurt me to know that I may not live to be old and experience what my dad and mom did. I was scared until I had a really good talk with my dad. I know that my mom will be there to get me, but not until I have had my fun here first. I have so many things I want to do with my brother and my dad. My Make a Wish has being started and I will be going on my Disney Cruise, I am so excited. Dad is going to take me fishing this weekend if the weather is good. I haven't been fishing for a very ling time and I can't wait. I know that my Heavenly Father has a plan for me but I hope he will grant me some extra time to do all the things I want to do. Thats all for now, thank you. 


Faylene said...

That is so sad. Im sitting here crying and trying to prepare to give a speech on AML in an hour for a class. I can not imagine what the family is going through.

Kristin said...

There are no words. Praying in between tears.

Stephanie said...

Sweet Jesus! How will Hunter's dad live through this! Oh my heart is broken for this family.will send a card for sure!!

The VW's said...

How heartbreaking! Praying for this boy and his family!