Thursday, March 11, 2010


My sister asked me last night to update my blog. She claims people actually want to read about me and my happenings on a more regular basis. I am not entirely sure that I believe her, but her request did make me think about what I would choose to write about when I posted my next entry. And, I decided that I could really only write about one thing. Kayla.

I was first introduced to Kayla through Christi and Kids Cancer Crusade. Kayla is an amazing young girl from Tiffin, OH. She was diagnosed with a DIPG brain tumor in the summer of 2005 when she was only 5 years old. At the time, doctors gave her a 10% chance of surviving 9 months. Through faith and grace, Kayla thrived for 4 1/2 years, largely symptom free. In January, Kayla's condition worsened and it was discovered that another tumor is growing. She is once again in the fight for her life.

I was fortunate enough to meet Kayla and her family when I was in Ohio for a friend's wedding in July 2007. They are truly inspirational and their friendship has meant so much to me through the years. If you have a moment today, please visit Kayla's site and let her family know they are not alone.

Kayla, I am thinking of and praying for you. You are a light for so many. May you feel the warmth of our love for you now.


Christine said...

Yes, Olivia, people DO want to read about your life and what's going on with you! Thank you for posting! (And I'm glad you like my blog as well--it's a lot of fun keeping it up.)

Thank you for telling us about Kayla; she'll be in my prayers along with Ylaria!


Anonymous said...

I will be praying for her and her family! Just make sure you update more often!


Anonymous said...

I second the 'Please Update!' Seriously, if I can find *something* to say every day, think of the absolute brilliance you could share with all of us. I need a regular Olivia fix!