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!