Monday, December 14, 2015

Thank you to Micron's No-Shave November Competition!

We say thank you to the "Mircon No-Shave November Competition" for donating $400 to Boise's Got Faith! Thank you Ryan Ikebe for growing out those whiskers to help out those kids that we love and support!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Alanna Sharing Some Christmas Love with Other Kids

What a big heart, for such a little girl. Look what Alanna did with a recent Christmas tree that was given to her. This makes all of us at Boise's Got Faith so proud of her:
"Alanna and our family would like to share some great news! Throughout this journey so many people have come forward with gifts, cards, prayers, and so much support and love. Today we are able to give and it feels awesome!!! The wonderful staff at Washington Federal in Ontario purchased a tree from our local Festival of Trees. They would like to give it to Alanna. Well we found out the other day that the MSTI Peds clinic didn't have a tree this year and were going to paint one on the window as an alternative. Alanna and I knew the moment we heard the news that we were destined to give this tree to them. Alanna always talks about how she wants to make other sick kids smile and be happy at the hospital. She told me this will make all the cancer kids in Boise so happy when they have to come to clinic. Her selflessness and commitment to make others feel good melts my heart. Thank you Lord for blessing us with such a miraculous child! And thank you to everyone at Washington Federal, the Festival of Trees, and of course MSTI Peds for allowing us to give back during this holiday season!"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Alanna Makes a Trip to Boise Last Night

Sweet, tired little girl. Here's last night's update from Alanna's mom:
"Had to make a trip to Boise this evening because her red line (Raven, formally known as Cupcake) seems to be clogged and won't flush. Please pray for an easy fix without an admission!"

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Alanna Update

An Alanna update shared earlier this week:
"2 days of MIBG scans down, 1 more to go! We are happy that we are able to do these procedures outpatient and in Boise so we can go home every night. But we don't like the 130 miles of driving we do everyday and will continue to do through September!"

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thank You Paradigm Construction Company!

Earlier this summer, while Brylee was spending months and months in a hospital room at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, we got in touch with Paradigm Construction Company to see if they would be willing to help us with a surprise for Brylee. Paradigm Construction donated a lot of time, all of the building materials and all of their expertise, and built Brylee a custom-made castle for her backyard. You can only imagine how surprised Brylee was when she returned home to Boise in June. These photos capture a bit of the happiness and joy that came from this big surprise. We encourage you all to give Paradigm Construction Company a BIG thank you by "liking" their page, and maybe leaving them a note of gratitude on their wall. They went above and beyond in showing their love and support for Brylee and her family during a time when some smiles were needed. A big thank you to our good friends at Paradigm Construction!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

After Nearly a Month of Isolation, Alanna is Back Home with Her Family!

After 28 days of isolation at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Alanna got to go home, yesterday. We are so thankful that she is now back home, and that her whole family are back together again sleeping under the same roof, after being separated for nearly a month. Thank you all for your prayers and ongoing support for this strong and courageous little girl and her family.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Alanna Birthday Update from St. Luke's in Boise

Alanna is sad that she is having to spend her 5th birthday in the hospital, but all of your birthday wishes and your prayers have helped in lifting her spirits and giving her some new and refreshed hope.  So thank you all for your birthday wishes and prayers. We wanted to share with you an update, that her mom just shared a few moments ago.

"She's had a rough few days but she is slowly returning to her normal self. Alanna has a blood infection that we are trying to treat with antibiotics. The scary part is that it is in her central line on her chest, so if we can't get the infection to clear, we will have to pull it out, let her heal, and have another one placed back in. All of this delays our Portland trip and stem cell transplant. So we need lots of prayers and good vibes that she can kick this infection out quickly! Today is her 5th birthday and she's been sad she has to spend it at the hospital, but we are trying to make the most of it. She even had a surprise visit from her siblings and cousins, and of course Aunt Nosey, and they decorated her room!"

Monday, June 22, 2015

Alanna is Spending Her 5th Birthday in the Hospital

Alanna will be spending her 5th birthday in the hospital. Yesterday, she was rushed to St. Luke's in Boise by ambulance, as her fever spiked. Please encourage Alanna by wishing her a happy birthday, and please keep this precious girl in your prayers throughout the day, today.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

FINAL T-SHIRT PICKUP!!!!! Thursday 11th June - 5-6:30pm - Shu's Idaho Running Co - Boise, ID

For those of you who have not yet received your Boise's Got Faith T-shirt, we are having a "T-shirt Pick-Up" at Shu's Idaho Running Co, Boise, ID this coming THURSDAY 11th JUNE from 5pm - 6:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you there! Thanks for all the continued support :)


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Happy & Thankful Alanna Update

A happy photo of Alanna, along with a happy & thankful update from her mom, that we wanted to share with you all:

"Good morning warriors!!! We just wanted to send a funny face and let you know Princess is doing so so good!! Aunt Sarah is here for the day and we have a day of nails & make-up planned. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the prayers & love, keep it coming and we will be on our feet dancing in no time!"

Thursday, May 28, 2015

This Evening's Alanna Update

A thankful and happy update this PM from Alanna's mom:

"Hi warriors!!! This amazing little trooper continues to defy the odds against her! Not even 48 hours post operation and she is out of intensive care and back in the annex! And guess who's her nurse??? That's right! Good ol' Slow Joe! She's determined to be independent and heal quickly so she can get back to choreographing more awesome moves!"

We love you very much, Alanna! You are steady in our prayers moment-to-moment throughout each and every day.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This Morning's Alanna Update

This morning's Alanna update, shared by her mom:
"No more breathing tube for this baby girl! She sat up this morning, says her tummy feels weird, and wants to go home. Although she has a few rough days of recovery ahead of her, she continues to defy the odds and go ahead of schedule! Keep those prayers flowing!"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An Alanna Update and Prayer Requests from Her Mom

Here's an update from Alanna's mom, along with some prayer requests that she has for you all to be praying for her little girl:
"Here are some pics of our impromptu journey to Boise the other day. As you can tell she was quite pale and tired. A few blood transfusions and she felt so much better. She even asked her nurse Cheryl to juggle with her and then was giving her fake prizes, like the dreaded salt and soda she hates rinsing with smile emoticon we will find out this evening if she can go home, but no matter what she has tests and scans tomorrow that she will be sedated for, and more the following day. We should know next week what our next steps will be. Praying for no scan anxiety, clear tests, and to be cleared for a successful surgery!"

Monday, May 18, 2015

This Morning's Alanna Update

This morning's update from Alanna's mom:

"Better safe than sorry...Alanna will be spending the next few days inpatient at St Lukes. She spiked a fever after her transfusions and has also needed an extra one. With her having scans and tests this week it may be easier to just stay down here. Please continue to send healing prayers to our girl!"

Beautiful & Courageous Alanna Featured on KTVB News

Last night, Alanna was rushed to the ER at St. Luke's as she was experiencing some nausea and had a nose bleed that just would not stop. Upon her arrival, they discovered that her platelets were low, and so she was admitted and had to stay in the hospital overnight to receive a blood transfusion. Please be praying for Alanna this morning, that the transfusion will get her platelet counts back up, so that she can be released from the hospital today and able to go home. 

As you're praying for her this morning, in case you missed it last night on KTVB News, here's the story that featured our amazing and courageous little Alanna. Thank you to Will Hall of KTVB for putting together such a beautiful story for such a beautiful little girl:  http://www.ktvb.com/videos/life/2015/05/18/27517843/

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Our Boise's Got Faith Kids Featured on KBOI 2 News

In case you missed it, here is last night's story featuring our Boise's Got Faith organization and the kids and families that we love so much. This story was featured during the Pay it Forward segment on KBOI 2 News. Thank you Brent Hunsaker of KBOI 2 News and all of the good folks at Mountain America Credit Union, and our very own Stephanie Tomlinson for putting this all together:  


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Alanna Completes Her Fifth Round of Chemo Treatment

We are thankful today as Alanna has completed her fifth round of chemo.  Here's an update from her mom on all that went on at the hospital during that last day of this round of treatment:

"Hi warriors! I realized we didn't post our last day of chemo pics! The last day was filled with dance parties, Legos, and card games. The chemo hit her pretty good and she had a few sick episodes, but like always she bounced back like a champ! So we enjoyed our weekend with a parade, an ice cream social, and family time!"

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Alanna Update:

Alanna is currently undergoing her 5th round of treatment. We got to visit her yesterday in the hospital, and we were just so thankful that she was so happy and feeling so full of energy, as she showed us all of her dance moves. Please be praying that this same comfort, strength and joy continues for her (and the rest of her family) throughout the remainder of this round of treatment. Here's today's update from her mom:
"Day 3 of Round 5 is a pajama day! We decided we deserved a lazy day since we were exhausted from yesterday's activities. Alanna's appetite is puny, so she had ice cream for breakfast....well she made brother eat most of it. Then, she got to do the one thing she's been begging to do since she could talk: go to school! She went to the classroom here at the hospital and had some time with Teacher Colin. She was so happy and nervous for her first day. I went and snuck a few pics and let her have fun. She came back beaming and saying how much fun it was. She wants to go everyday!"

Thank you to Clown Connection!

Today we tip our hats and offer a BIG thank you to Clown Connection of Boise for putting so many smiles on so many faces Sunday. Let's show them some love back by heading over and liking their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ClownConnectionBoise?fref=ts) or checking out their website at www.clownconnectionllp.com.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thank You to Woods End

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A big thank you to Woods End for dedicating their time and talent Sunday! We thoroughly enjoyed having you be part of the day! Your willingness to share your talent was a blessing to so many! We'd encourage you to head on over and "like" their Facebook page. Once you've done that, head over to iTunes and purchase their album:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/woods-end/id969304466
Please stay tuned throughout this week as we continue to recognize and thank our sponsors who made the family festival possible.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tomorrow is the BIG Day!

Who is ready for a fun-filled day honoring Alanna and Brynlee?!?!
TOMORROW is the BIG day at Julia Davis Park in Boise. Festivities will kick off at noon by the bandshell with packet pick-up (for those who haven't claimed their packets yet), live music by Katie and Derek Henbest and Woods End, lots of kids activities, lunch from Famous Dave's, and a silent auction with incredible items including a private party hosted by the firefighters from BFD #149, signed BSU items, Disneyland tickets, golf packages, an American Girl doll, themed baskets and much more. The kids' run starts right at 1:00 and the 5K will start at 1:30. And remember, 100% of registrations, donations, and auction proceeds go to Alanna and Brynlee to help with expenses related to their battles with cancer!
Remember to wear your crazy/mismatched socks in happy & loving memory of Lula (BGF's 2013 Honoree).
If you haven't registered yet, you can still sign up at the park just prior to the event.  Registration opens at 11:30am.
Can't wait to see you there!

Friday, May 1, 2015

**FRIENDLY & IMPORTANT REMINDER** - BOISE'S GOT FAITH  is taking place at JULIA DAVIS PARK this SUNDAY near the GENE HARRIS BAND SHELL! Looking forward to see you ALL there!

Canyon County Packet Pick-Up is Today!

For all of you folks from the Canyon County area, who have registered for this Sunday's Boise's Got Faith event, you can pick your packet up today for the upcoming event anytime between 10am-6pm at Advocates for Inclusion in Nampa. Advocates for Inclusion is located at 958 Corporate Lane, off of Midland Blvd. in the Midland Business Center.
If you were unable to pick your packet up at Chick-fil-A last night, and are unable to pick your packet up at Advocates for Inclusion today, you still can pick up your packet at Julia Davis Park on May 3rd starting at 12pm, just prior to the event.
Haven't registered? There's still time! REGISTER NOW!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tonight is Packet Pick-Up Night at Chick-fil-A

For all of you who have registered for this Sunday's Boise's Got Faith event, tonight is packet pick-up night at Chick-fil-A (8000 W. Franklin Rd.) from 5-8pm. In your packet, you will find everything you will need for the day of our event (Boise's Got Faith shirt, race-bib, event info and other goodies and give-aways). During this time, Chick-fil-A will also be donating 15% of all sales to Boise's Got Faith (of which 100% will go directly to Brynlee and Alanna's medical assistance funds). So spread the word, and let everyone know that tonight is Boise's Got Faith night at Chick-fil-A! We'll see you all there!  

Haven't registered yet?  There's still time:  REGISTER NOW!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Alanna Spends the Day with Her #1 Fan

Alanna got to spend some time on the ice yesterday with her #1 fan, Mike Dalhuisen of the Idaho Steelheads.  So beautiful to see all that Mike is doing to help bring some light and smiles to Alanna's life during her fight.  Here's yesterday's update from Alanna's mom:

"Alanna and Mike had their long anticipated ice skating date after today's appointment. They had the whole arena to themselves and I could hear her giggling the whole time all over the ice. She didn't really get the hang of skating, so he spent most of the time skating and carrying her. And at one point he pushed her all over in a chair! After all the fun she was asleep within 10 minutes on the way home"

Monday, April 27, 2015

Boise's Got Faith Packet Pick-Up Info

For all of you who have registered for this coming weekend's Boise's Got Faith event, packet pick-up will be held this Thursday (April 30th) at Chick-fil-A (8000 W. Franklin Rd.) in Boise from 5-8pm. Also, during this time from 5-8pm, Chick-fil-A will be donating 15% of all sales to Boise's Got Faith, from which 100% of these proceeds will go to the benefit of Alanna & Brynlee in their fight against cancer. So, grab your family, grab your friends and come to Chick-fil-A this Thursday from 5-8 to pick up your Boise's Got Faith packet and enjoy a tasty Chick-fil-A dinner. It's all about these two girls that we love and support!
If you're from the Canyon County area and are unable to make it to Chick-Fil-A on Thursday night, we will also be holding a packet pick-up in Nampa on Friday (May 1st) from 10am-6pm at Advocates for Inclusion, which is located at 958 Corporate Lane, off of Midland Blvd. in the Midland Business Center.
If neither of these locations, dates and times are convenient for you to pick up your packet for our May 3rd event, you still can pick up your packet at Julia Davis Park on May 3rd starting at 12pm, just prior to the event. However, we do encourage you to try to pick up your packets in advance at one of the two locations above, as it helps make things run a lot smoother the day of the event.
Haven't registered? There's still time! Go to BoisesGotFaith.org and register NOW!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time is Running Out! Register TODAY!

Two local girls, 4-year-old Alanna and 6-year-old Brynlee, are fighting cancer and are in need of the Boise community's love & support. That is why we encourage you to sign your kids up for the very best and most meaningful one mile kids run that Boise has to offer. The 4th Annual Boise's Got Faith event will be held at 1pm on May 3rd at Julia Davis Park. REGISTER your entire family today for this very special annual event. Also, on the day of the event, make sure your kids wear the craziest, most colorful, mismatched socks that they can find, in happy & loving memory of sweet, smiling, beautiful, Lula Coe. To be sure you have your family's shirts for race day, you will need to register by this Sunday (April 19th). Also, early-bird registration rates end on Wednesday, April 29th. So, take a moment right now and register yourself, your family and your friends to be a part of this incredibly special event, as our amazing Boise community comes together to support these two incredibly courageous girls, as they face & fight cancer.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alanna Begins Round 4

Alanna begins Round 4 of her chemo. As we prepare for our upcoming event on May 3rd to benefit Alanna and her family, we ask you to please keep her in your prayers. Here's today's update from her mom:
"Round 4 Day 1 is over and we are now starting day 2. Alanna is her happy spirited self so far and has had very few side effects. Little brother came with us this time to keep her happy and it's working! She also brought her iPad and has been making some super silly videos I will post soon!"

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Kids & Crazy Socks for A Mile!

This happens on May 3rd @ Julia Davis Park. Sign your kids up to run & support Alanna & Brynlee.  Make sure your kiddos wear the craziest & most colorful socks that they can find, in happy & loving memory of sweet, smiling, beautiful Lula Coe.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Thank You, Starry Night Media!

We are so thankful that Chad Estes of Starry Night Media has once again offered his amazing photography services for the 4th Annual Boise's Got Faith event on May 3rd at Julia Davis Park. Chad is an incredible photographer, and we encourage everyone to "Like" his Facebook page, and to get in touch with him the next time you're needing any photography services.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Good News Continues with Brylee's Transplant

We are very happy to share this good news with you, as Brylee's transplant continues to proceed better than the physicians had expected. Please continue to keep this sweet girl and her family in your continual thoughts and prayers:
"Brylee continues to do well!!! Her rounding physician made a comment today stating "Go figure, the healthiest kiddo on the floor is the transplant kid." And we will take that...we continually say we like to be boring. We are starting to watch for engraftment signs showing that the new donor cells are replicating and thriving, but won't know anything definite for a couple more weeks.
Brylee's numbers are stabilizing meaning she has not needed any further transfusions and we can be hopeful she won't need anymore. She started back to school this week after Spring Break and otherwise finds other ways to entertain herself in her room each day. She is very creative in coaxing physicians to get their fingernails painted...thank you to Dr. Kram, her favorite physician for obliging. A friend stopped by to introduce himself and they were able to play in a modified way. As long as she doesn't leave her room and he doesn't come into her room (per isolation guidelines) they each could do their own legos sets with a little socialization. It was minimal talk and maximum building, but maybe the next encounter will generate a little more interaction."

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

We Need Volunteers!

We are in need of volunteers for our event on May 3rd.  If you're interested in helping us out during the event that day, please send an Email to our volunteer coordinator, Carlyann (carlyann@boisesgotfaith.org).  Carlyann will promptly respond to your Email letting you know how you can help us out.  Thank you, in advance, for volunteering for the Boise's Got Faith event.  It's going to be a very beautiful and special event for two very beautiful and special little girls. 

Home Sweet Home

It's "home-sweet-home" for Alanna. Here is the happy update shared by her mom:
"Alanna is curled up in Daddy and Mommy's bed watching movies and cuddling her Lucky dog. She says this is right where she wants to be smile emoticon she is feeling a little tired and nauseous from chemo, but that's to be expected. We are all just so happy to be home!"

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thank You Sports Authority!


Sports Authority has come on board as an official Boise's Got Faith corporate sponsor for our 2015 event. Thank you, Sports Authority for your very generous contribution and for the love and support you have shown for Brynlee and Alanna!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thankful for this Brylee Update!

Brylee was another one our beneficiaries in 2014. She remains in Portland following her transplant, and from the sounds of the update below, her body is responding to the transplant better than could be expected. Of course, we are thankful that God has heard and answered so many cries and heartfelt prayers for this sweet girl, that we love so much. Boise's Got Faith loves you and is praying for you, Brylee!
"Uneventful has been the name of the game this week and we are very grateful!!! So far Brylee has been feeling well and playing each day since transplant. Naps are not even a part of her vocabulary and she continues to eat well and maintain her weight. This is so amazing because typically after a transplant there are about 4 weeks that are critical where symptoms are expected and watched closely due to the chemotherapy side effects, low blood counts and zero immunity. The longer Brylee maintains health during these initial weeks ahead of engraftment, the better.
Her spirits remain high and she continues to amaze the doctors with her resiliency. Several nurses and doctors have noted that they only remember one other transplant patient that did not experience mouth sores. She is showered in prayer and we are thankful for your continued dedication to keeping her in prayer."

Linzi Received Some Great News This Week

Very thankful for this news that was shared by Linzi's mom, earlier this week. Linzi was one of the Boise's Got Faith beneficiaries in 2014. We are all so grateful that she remains cancer-free, and that she received this clean bill of health from the doctor:
"Good report from the GI specialist in Anchorage. Linzi "looks great" and her physical exam is negative for anything concerning. Getting labs now to check her liver enzymes again. Linzi thinks it is so much fun to be back "at her hospital....she is running the halls and getting a snack with Dad in the caf. Thank you all for your prayers!"

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Some Very Good News!

Alanna's most recent update, shared by her mom, last night.  Boise's Got Faith​ loves you and is so proud of you, Alanna!  We are praying for you!

"Results from the Bone marrow aspiration are in: HER BONE MARROW IS COMPLETELY CLEAN! No neuroblastoma was present on either side! This is the best news we could receive and just proves that prayers really do work! She will have her last chemo treatment of this round at 5am, and then will be able to go home tomorrow evening. Although she's been pretty tired, she's still fighting strong!"

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Boise's Got Faith is Now a Recognized Non Profit Charity of "It Takes a Village" in Nampa!

"It Takes a Village" on Karcher Road in Nampa has selected Boise's Got Faith as a non profit charity partner. When you donate your furniture, household items, etc. to "It Takes a Village", 50% of the proceeds from the sale of your donated items, goes directly to Alanna and Brynlee's funds, to help their families with medical-related expenses. So, if you have stuff to donate, take it to "It Takes a Village", and they'll turn your old items into much-needed cash for these two girls battling cancer!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Happy Alanna Update!

Happy to share this Alanna update from her mom this morning!
"Our prayers are working warriors!!!! Alanna's ANC was 200 yesterday and needed to be above 1000 to be eligible for harvest. Today it is 1410! We are waiting for more results to see if her harvest can happen today, but will definitely happen tomorrow if not. We are very excited to be one step closer to home and our family! Thank you everyone, we feel your prayers everyday and they guide us through our journey with ease."

Monday, March 16, 2015

Auction Items Needed for the Boise's Got Faith Silent Auction on May 3rd!

Boise's Got Faith Community: WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
It is time to start collecting items for our silent auction! Here’s what we need from you:
1) Get together with one of your groups (book club, co-workers, church group, play group, friends, etc.) and commit to creating a themed basket for the auction. It can be any theme that you think others would want to buy (e.g., date night basket, family games, outdoor activities, bookworm basket, summer fun, homemade crafts, sport themed basket, etc…).
2) Donate an individual item or service that we could include in the auction
3) Ask your employer if they would be willing to donate an item or service for us to include in the auction
4) Let Crystal know what donations you are working to get (crystal@boisesgotfaith.org or comment below)
All donations will need to be collected by 4/24/15. Remember 100% of the proceeds from the auction go directly to Alanna’s and Brynlee’s families to help with expenses related to their battles with cancer!!
If everyone works together to do a little, we can make a HUGE difference in the lives of these families!!
Feel free to share this post with anyone you think might be interested in helping support these little fighters!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pray for Linzi Today!

This is Linzi (one of our Boise's Got Faith​ beneficiaries from last year).  Please also keep Linzi in your prayers today, as she is going in for her 6-month post treatment scans at Providence Children's Hospital in Alaska. Blood work, urine tests, and CT of the chest are on the agenda for her today. Here she is waiting for her IV, while watching the Little Mermaid.

A Boise's Got Faith Connection at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland

A Boise's Got Faith connection was made earlier this week at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland, as Brylee (one of last year's Boise's Got Faith beneficiaries) met Alanna (one of this year's Boise's Got Faith beneficiaries). Both girls were very happy to have each other's company, as they remain in Portland, continuing their amazingly courageous fight. Please pray right now for these two girls, and please make sure that you do register for our event on May 3rd, to come out and encourage the beautiful kids that we support, so that they can feel your love for them. They need your prayers, they need your love! REGISTER TODAY!

Thank You Clif Bar!

Good morning!  We want to take just a moment, to recognize and thank the good people at Clif Bar​ for their support of Boise's Got Faith​ in 2015.  Thanks to Clif Bar, everyone who registers for this year's event to support Brynlee and Alanna, will receive some tasty and nutritious Clif Bar products to enjoy.  We thank Clif Bar for their ongoing support, ever since our first event in 2012.  Thank you, Clif Bar!

If you own a business, or know someone who does, and would like to be a corporate sponsor to help in supporting Alanna and Brynlee, please Email us:  info@boisesgotfaith.org.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

An Encouraging Brynlee Update!

We are so excited to share this update from Brynlee's mom:

"Today is Brynlee's last big dose of chemo and the end of Interim Maintenance. Her numbers are awesome!! We are all on cloud 9 and couldn't be happier. Kellen and Ashlyn joined us today and I'm so glad they are here because we got some really fantastic news. We got word that Bryn will be completely done with chemo on her 8th birthday!!!!! We thought we had another 2 years from now before she was done but that's not the case. She will be done in September of 2016 and the last day happens to fall on her birthday!! We are so happy and so excited and so are the doctors.

Maintenance will begin on March 25th which will be another back poke. We will eventually be up here once a month for vincristine, every 12 weeks for back pokes and she'll be on oral chemo at home with steroids off and on as well. We will get more information on the 25th. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

This morning, we thank Mandi Feely Swain and her company, American Pacific Mortgage​, for their sponsorship and support of this year's Boise's Got Faith​ event.  American Pacific Mortgage sponsors our event and volunteers at it each year.  Their caring and supportive hearts for the kids we serve, translates over into how they run their business, too.  Many of us at Boise's Got Faith have used Mandi and her team for our real estate lending needs.  You will not find a a group of people who care more about your home purchase, than these guys.  Truly special people with big hearts, and we thank them for their love and support for Alanna and Brynlee in 2015.  Thank You, Mandi and American Pacific Mortgage for your love and support!

If you own a business, or know someone who does, who would like to be a corporate sponsor to help in supporting Alanna and Brynlee, please Email us:  info@boisesgotfaith.org

Monday, March 9, 2015

This Evening's Alanna Update

This evening's update from Alanna's Mom:
"Just checking in with our warriors: we are now at the Ronald McDonald house which is so wonderful and comfortable! We were able to spend the weekend with our Uncle Raymond and cousins Christina and Victor. We did a little exploring in Portland and went to OMSI on Sunday. Health wise Alanna is feeling fantastic! She's a little more tired than usual, but no other symptoms. Today is our rest day and tomorrow we have an appointment to check our counts. She will be at her lowest this week and when her counts come up next week, we will start the stem cell harvest. I will post more details about her medical treatment soon as I know we have a lot of warriors who are curious. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. Our girl is battling hard!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Please Keep Alanna in Your Prayers Today

Just a reminder for you all this morning to keep Alanna in your prayers as she is in Portland at Doernbecher Children's Hospital receiving another round of chemo and scheduled for a bone marrow harvest. Only her mom was able to go with her to Portland, which means she had to leave her dad, her baby brother and her sisters here in Idaho. Please pray for this little girl, that she would have the strength and confidence to fight strong this day, while surely missing her home, her dad and her siblings that are here in Idaho. God bless you, Alanna. Boise's Got Faith loves you!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Register Your Child for the Boise's Got Faith One-Mile Kids Run!

What better way for your kids to spend a spring Sunday afternoon, than getting outdoors and enjoying some fresh air, while running in honor of other kids fighting cancer? For those who have never been a part, Boise's Got Faith is all about the kids. Our event is kid and family-focused, and for only $15 your child can be registered to participate (many have called it the best kids race in all of Boise). Registration includes a Boise's Got Faith t-shirt, a post-run meal provided by Famous Dave's of Meridian, as well as bounce houses, face painting and lots of other fun activities for your kiddos to enjoy. Also, each child will receive a medal as they cross the finish line, which will be handed out by some very special local celebrities. The best part of all? 100% of the $15 registration fee goes directly to help support Alanna and Brynlee's families as these two beautiful little girls courageously fight cancer. Be sure to register your kids, and make sure their friends register, too! Your family won't want to miss out on this very special once-a-year event! REGISTER HERE!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Thank you Atlas!

Today, we recognize and thank Atlas Products for being the catalyst behind the corporate giving that has developed through the years for Boise's Got Faith​.  Atlas was the very first sponsor of Boise's Got Faith when our organization was first established back in 2012.  Every year since then, Atlas Products has covered the cost of t-shirts, facilities and operational expenses that are involved to make our event happen.  We are thankful for Atlas Products, as their sponsorship ensures that every single dollar received from registrations and donations to Boise's Got Faith, goes directly to the kids that we are serving.  Thank you Atlas for your ongoing support in all that we do, and for helping Brynlee and Alanna as they bravely fight in 2015!

Please Pray for Alanna and Her Family, Today!

Please keep Alanna and family in your prayers. She and her mom are off for a 3-week stay at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland for a round of chemo and a stem cell harvest while her dad (and "army") hold down the fort here with Alana's three sisters and 5-month-old baby brother. Please be praying for all of them!
...and don't forget to show your support by getting registered for this year's BGF fun run, community festival and silent auction.  100% of the proceeds go to Alanna's and Brynlee's families to help with expenses related to their battles with cancer!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Registration is now OPEN!



The 4th Annual Boise's Got Faith

Kid's One-Mile Run - 5K Run/Walk 
& Silent Auction

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 @ 1pm
at the Julia Davis Park Bandshell

100% of your registration goes directly to the benefit fund of 4 Year-Old Alanna Schiffhauer and 6 Year-Old Brynlee Nebeker, to provide their families with financial assistance for medical expenses related to their illness.

REGISTER NOW:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thank you to Advocates for Inclusion!

Since our very first year, Advocates for Inclusion has been a strong solid partner providing not only financial assistance, but hours and hours of volunteer service to our organization, as well.  The bottom line is, Boise's Got Faith would not be possible without the help and support of the beautiful hearts at Advocates for Inclusion.  So, today, we want to warmly recognize Advocates for Inclusion for all that they have done in making Boise's Got Faith the amazing event of love that it is today.  Thank you Advocates for Inclusion for all that you do to support and love these kids that we serve!

For more information on Advocates for Inclusion:  http://www.idahoafi.com/home

Meet Alanna & Brynlee!

Boise's Got Faith proudly introduces you to 4 year-old Alanna Schiffhauer and 6 year-old Brynlee Nebeker:


ALANNA SCHIFFHAUER
Alanna is a very social, determined 4-year old from Fruitland who loves playing outside, coloring, and anything “Frozen.”  She takes her role of “sister” very seriously, placed right in the middle of her four siblings.  At the end of January, Alanna was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma.  She has just finished round one of chemotherapy in Boise.  In the coming months, she and her mom will have to leave her dad, baby brother and sisters to travel to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland to have surgery and undergo a bone marrow transplant. Her first trip to Portland for another round of chemotherapy and a bone marrow harvest is scheduled for next week.












BRYNLEE NEBEKER

Brynlee is an inquisitive, happy, and always smiling 6-year-old from Twin Falls.  This active kindergartener loves baking, painting, and music.  She also enjoys spending time with her mom, dad, and little sister, Ashlyn—especially doing any kind of outdoor activity.  This past summer, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  She has undergone 7 months of trips back and forth to Boise for chemotherapy.  She is anxious to begin this next stage of chemo—maintenance—so that she can get back to school and return to just being a kid again!  She has almost 2 more years of chemo and close monitoring before she will be considered “cured.”


We encourage everyone to honor and support Alanna and Brynlee in 2015, by registering for the 4th Annual Boise's Got Faith Event, which will be held at Julia Davis Park on Sunday, May 3rd at 1pm.  Registration for this year's event will open on Sunday March 1st.  As we plan and prepare for this event, we will be posting more information and making announcements with respect to the event, auction details, and ways that you can volunteer, help and support.  So, please be sure to continue to check in at BoisesGotFaith.org for updates.  Also, be sure to "LIKE" us on Facebook, as we will also be posting many updates, photos and videos there, as well.

Above all else, we ask you all to please keep Alanna and Brynlee in your continual daily thoughts and prayers.  One thing that we have all learned in the past few years of doing this, is how powerful prayer truly is.  So, please pray, please register and we will look forward to seeing all of you Julia Davis Park as we stand together in honor and support of these two beautiful girls.