We honor the incredible children that fought battles with ATRT.
Emmi Grace was born in December 2015, a glorious and beautiful addition to our family. Sadly, at only 3 months, she was diagnosed with AT/RT. She received amazing care from well trained and loving medical professionals. She was enveloped in love and kindness from family and friends, especially her big sister. Sadly the best treatment options available for her included adult chemo therapies designed decades ago to treat adult cancers. These watered-down adult drugs were too toxic for her developing organs. After only a few rounds of chemotherapies, multiple organs failed. The treatment meant to cure her was killing her. She was born to eternal life in June 2016. Emmi Grace had the best laugh in the world! She knew love- so much love and nothing but love. Her short life inspired so many and in her honor, those who love her continue to fight AT/RT in every way possible. We proudly support Hope4ATRT in memory of Emmi Grace and in honor of all those affected by childhood cancers.
Zion was born on June 27th 2012.
He was dearly loved by his family and everyone who knew him. Just before his third birthday Zion was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor known as AT/RT. After 15 months in the battle, Zion crossed over to be with the Lord on 7/7/16. Though our hearts ache without Zion, we cling to the hope that he is now free and more alive than ever before. We wait with joyful expectation...until we meet again. Zion's name means "the place where people meet God". Zion's life and testimony have pointed many to God through his love for music, especially worship.
Artist Pajon Battles
Our little angel, Artist Pajon Battles was and still is a gift to us. We were so elated to find out we were having a girl in April of 2017, and even more happy to welcome her here October 9, 2018. Our 5 months with our precious was so special to us, we were able to see the smiles and those dimples every now and then after about 3 months and then she started to coo which was so exciting for us as new parents. You could only imagine our devastation to find out she had a terrible terminal illness and we would lose her at 5 months. However as believers in Christ, we know she is with Jesus and her spirit will be back in her little brother or sister. We believe she knows Mommy and Daddy adore and love her and cherish every moment God allowed her to be with us until he decided to take her home.