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!

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Meet Alanna & Brynlee!

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

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 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 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.