In honor of Ally's 5th birthday this Saturday, my entire family will be dressed in as much red clothing and accessories that we possibly can. Know that she will not be forgotten and is loved by many. Our prayers and love go out to your entire family.
Baby Girl Ally, We think about you everyday. Your mommy and daddy are trying so hard to be strong. I know that you are looking down on them and trying to think of ways to heal there pain. You were and still are in true inspriration to us. John misses you. I look at the stars and think of you and talk to you. Thank you for looking down on us and taking care of us. Please take good care of your mommy and daddy.
Today at school I had to run and hour and a half long assembly, speaking, introducing others, and trying my hardest not to puke. I was sooo nervous beforehand just thinking of what i was about to do in front of my whole school too. Then I started thinking about Ally. I prayed to her for courage because if there was one quality i think of when i think of ally is brave. I thought about all of the obstacles she had to overcome and how miniscule my thing was. I prayed to Ally and almost instantly a wave of calm rushed over me. in that instant i felt so confident, all because of ally. I am so grateful for ally's help today. I am always thinking og you 3; you're the most admirable people i know. Thanks ally and hientz family! You're in my thoughts and prayers as always!
Shane, May the new year bring Ashley and yourself much happiness. I've known you for a very very long time. Long enough to know what a generous,kind, giving, successful, and strong person you are. Keep your head up. My prayers are with you always and forever. God bless you and your family.
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It won't be a Merry Christmas this year (or any other) but I wish you both peace, and joy for Ashley. Hope you are having fun in heaven bugaboo,I always think of you crying with the Santa hat on, it was so heartbreaking but you looked sweet,as always.
We only met a few times in Anthony's room a couple of years ago while Ally was in the PICU and then with Ally in Childlife so we don't really know each other but I have followed her story ever since. I can't tell you how much you have been on my mind. I don't really even know what I want to say except that I am thinking of you. I can't tell you it will get better with time because I have not been where you have but I hope that you can find some peace someday.
I know tomorrow will be especially hard and I know it seems terribly unfair that you will not be able to watch Ally open her presents...it is unfair...but I hope you will at least be able to enjoy some moments. To have some time in the moment just for yourself.
My son's favorite color is red too and every time he picks something because it is red I think of Ally. She will not be forgotten.
I just wanted to let you all know that I think of you all often! I am sorry for all the hard times that you are all going through & no one, not even myself, could understand what you are all going through & we never will. I hope you all stay as strong as you can through these tough times & know that you are in a lot of peoples thoughts & prayers everyday. Also, Merry Christmas to you all & to Angel Ally, I hope you get every present that you could possibly ask for! You are missed everyday!
A few weeks ago, Cody (he was in Sunday School with Ally) and I were outside kicking the ball on the ground to each other and he stopped kicking the ball to me and said "here" and started kicking the ball in the air. After kicking the ball for a while in the air I asked him what he was doing - he said I'm kicking the ball to Ally - He was giggling and having a great time. He continued to do this for about 10 to 15 minutes. When we were ready to go in he got to the door, stopped, turned around and said "Thanks for playing with me Ally". Thought it was important - since I firmly believe Ally is all around us all each day.
Because I had no computer for over a month, I was not aware of the huge loss your family suffered last month, until last night when I came accross the heart felt messages left by friends and family on Ally's site. You're family is in my prayers. I am glad that I got to know Ally, she will forever be missed. Ally will continue to live on through Ash. They were so very close that every experience Ashley lives will have a double blessing, as Ally supports her all the way. Jill and Shane you are very strong and raised two beautiful young ladies. Be proud that every moment of Ally's life she new you lived for her happiness, and you loved her deeply. Ashley also knows this, and with your streangth she will continue to blossom. I know this to be true because I see it in ever smile the girls wear on this site.
Heartbroken in Allentown, Lynda Horn.
You do not know me and I just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you!! I am actually at a loss of words and have to say you dealt with a lot in the past four years. I read alot of your journal entries and I don't know how you did it. I have three children of my own and I guess people take for granted having healthy children and don't know what parents go through when you have a chronically ill child. I wish you and your family the best.
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. I find myself going to her web page quite often to see her beautiful smile as well as Ashleys'. We don't know each other but my heart aches for you and your families. You two should be very proud of yourselves, you are both amazing parents. You took care of Ally and she will now take care of you.
I sent you a message a few weeks ago. I'm not sure you got it. I wanted you to know how very sorry I was to hear about ally. My prayers are with you,Shane and Ashley. I've been thinking about you alot. The pictures are great.
You do not know me, but I just want you and your family to know that you're in my prayers. I simply cannot begin to imagine what you and your family must have gone through, and the pain you must feel. After reading Ally's story, I wanted to go wake my three year old daughter just to hug her and tell her that I love her. Ally will continue to inspire, and give love, even to those who did not know her. Your daughters are beautiful, and you are an inspirational family!
I was so sorry to read about your daughter in the paper. You'll never remember who I am but I babysat you a few times when your parents lived on Lake Lane in LakeView Estates in Pennsburg. I'm sure your mom and possibly your dad would remember me. Of course I haven't seen you since you were a small little boy but I recognized your name as Ally's father immediately and just felt for you and your wife Jill. I just wanted to express my condolences to your family.
Shane, I don't know if you remember me but I just wanted to send my condolences to you and your family. I can't imagine what it is like to have gone through what you and your family have gone through. I recently had a baby boy and I can't begin to know what it would be like without him. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Though I do not know you or your family and I have only recently read about and viewed your website just now I was very touched at what a beautiful daughter and tribute you have made for her. I too have suffered the loss of a child. My son Todd Iatarola was killed in a car accident on August 13th, 2007, a little over a year. You may have heard about it, it was a horrific tradgedy and has touched many people in the Valley. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. I know all to well the pain of the loss you are going through just know there are many who share your pain and walk along with you and your grief. I am a member of The Compassionate Friends(Quakertown Chapter) and if you feel the need for extra support please know you are not alone and always welcome. You have a wonderful little angel who will forever be by your side! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rhonda Iatarola(215) 237-4883)
I stumbled upon your page approximately two weeks ago through Gavin Owens site. I just wanted to say that I'm praying for you and your family. You are in my prayers and will forever be. That's great your daughter made a pumpkin for her too! Art therapy is a great thing. I just wanted to say that someone in Ohio is and will always be praying for your family.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers with what you all are going through, what an amazing and beautiful child! She will always be with you no matter where you are and what you are doing. God bless you all.
I don't know if you remember me, Jill, but I was a student chaplain at Children's Hospital. I am just so very sad to hear of Ally's death. She was a very special, amazing, and beautiful little girl. And you are such a wonderful mom. I met so many children and parents during my time at CHP, but you and Ally stand out in my mind as such a courageous, funny and wonderful team. I will pray for you and your family that you may eventually find peace in your memories of Ally and comfort in your love for each other. Thank you again for what you taught me about courage and love. The peace of Christ be with you, your husband, your daughter and your whole family.
Our prayers are going out to you the Heintz family in this loss of your baby girl.
I know we live in an amazing community that has rallied and cheered to help in so many ways for Ally and all the ups and downs. She is going to be missed. The Vincent's in Gilbertsville
Shane & Jill,
My Prayers are with you & your family. Remember as you breathe each and every breath of fresh air it is an Angel's wing against your face. "Ally's wing"
I enjoyed being a part of Ally's distant family even though for a short while