This is Lucy from England. She passed away on the 9th of November, 2018 after suffering late stage of DIPG, an inoperable brain cancer. A while ago, Lucy wrote a book entitled The Spider and the Whale. By buying the book, you will be supporting a future charity, Lucy's Pineapple Fund. Please view Lucy's website for more on her book
Every day in the USA, 42 children are diagnosed with cancer. It's the leading cause of death by disease in American children. In the UK, it's 1,500 per year.
Aalish Naylor from Barnsley
Title colour chosen to bless Darcy & Aalish
Mum, let's run through the rain.
Click the name, not the picture, to link to the pages.
Taylor defeated cancer twice and is now a healthy 13 year old - (the scratches came from another little girl in the nursery, bit of an argument).
More of these needed - Bell ringers and cancer defeaters.
When you're 6 days away from being 3 years cancer free this is how you show up to the pool
“We literally held her hands through the gates of heaven.” - Heather Holsworth.
Childhood cancer is a vicious and unforgiving disease, parents forced to watch in anguish as their own flesh and blood suffers more than words can describe......Andy Whelan
Almost every story on this site is sad, sadder and even more sad, in fact, they're all horrific. Horrific because the awful disease, cancer attacks beautiful blameless children who seem to have been selected at random. None of them deserves what comes to them, neither do the loving parents. We can pray against this horror, but it's happening all around the world.
I say almost every story, because all except one of the children has died as a result of the disease. One girl however, Taylor Love, defeated it twice and is enjoying life in Virginia today.
Each and every story is powerful and emotional. As I compile the pages on this site, it has to be said that I almost seem to infiltrate the families of which the children are part and although I have never met any of them, I feel as if I'm part of their lives. Some of these stories were compiled some years ago, but I never forget the children and I never forget their names and faces. Apart from being incredibly beautiful, all of the children manage to smile throughout their decaying condition. They seem to be enjoying every part of their lives almost to the very end. They were all just so wonderful. I do wish I had known them all. Now, God has them in His Kingdom.
Bill Ross - email: email@example.com
To anyone reading this story now, who has healthy children, I urge you to wrap your arms around them right now, tell them that you love them and then thank God for them. If you don't feel like doing that right now, you certainly will if/when you read through this website. Your children are a gift from God to you, a gift that not all of us (myself included) are blessed with.
I love you so much Jessica and I don't want to let you go but seeing you fight this horrendous disease shows me that this world is just too evil for you to stay any longer. Close your eyes one last time baby girl, leave this cruel world behind and watch down over your little brother............... Andy Whelan.
In some of the discussions on the site that the story of Jessica Whelan came from (MSN - Mail Online), Christians were saying, as they often do, that this has cast doubt on their faith stating that they don't believe a good God would allow this to happen to an innocent child. I must admit that I too ask the question and I don't have an answer.
We, the human race, tend to be scientifically based in our reasoning, in that we always need to be able to work something out before we believe it, but that shows a weakness in our faith. We cannot ever understand God and why He does what He does. A four year old girl has not had the time to become a sinner, so this couldn't be punishment, although God doesn't punish our sins. He prefers to work towards our repentance then forgiveness.
We might not be able to compute it in our traditional way of thinking, but that's because we are approaching everything from a human perspective. True believers will understand that God does things His way and for His reasons. Isaiah 55:8 & 9 - “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. 9: “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts."
None of this makes me any less sad about Jessica, however. I will pray for her and all of those in her situation again tomorrow. Perhaps we can give thanks for the life of Jessica and all the joy that she brought into the world.
For reasons best known to Himself, God has decided that I should have neither a wife nor children, but that doesn't stop me from loving and praying for the children around the world. I believe the Lord blesses us all with children, and I thank Him for that.
To all people reading this page, I would like to say,