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Judi Lumis / Monday, January 5 2009 01:07 PM

Jill, Shane, and Ashely God Bless You, and Best Wishes in 2009. Through the Love you have for your children, you have been such an inspiration to me. Ally is inside you always, she will hold you up just as Jesus does. She made the Boyertown community stronger and closer in the wonderful years she was on this Earth. Again, God Bless.

Carol Yeager / Thursday, January 1 2009 04:52 PM

Thank you so much for tellin me about the situation of the little boy and his heart for now maybe I too can understand better WHY,I give you and yours the best and I only hope that the NEW YEAR brings lots of great joy and long overdue happiness, I just couldn't seem to find the words to explain how that story has also done something to my heart also eventhough the LOSS that your family must be feeling YOU just seem to know how to help others to understand situations better . I think about you so much from day to day and then I seem to be looking up in the sky and even though I haven't met Ally I see her smiling and laughing and running and playing .Those are the most beautiful sites that no one can take away .PEACE,LOVE ,FAITH and HOPE be with you all the days of your lives.

ksw / Thursday, January 1 2009 03:23 PM

my daughter Sara died 6 yrs ago from cancer...she was 3 yrs old...thank you for helping with the "why"...I can not wait to see her again...Have a blessed New Year

Karen Koller / Thursday, January 1 2009 05:14 AM

What a great story! Happy new year!

Phyllis / Thursday, January 1 2009 03:00 AM

May God bless you all and bring you peace in this new year 2009. I cared for Ally at A.I.Dupont a few times several years ago and I know what a wonderful child she was. You three have done so well these last few years; loving Ally and bringing her so much joy and laughter amidst the pain. She loved you so much. In her short life she brought such love and laughter to others. Even as a baby, she touched everyone she met. She would want nothing more now than for you three to be happy and to find some peace and comfort from the time you all had together. I can't begin to imagine your pain and I pray for a miracle of peace and joy for the three of you. God Bless!

The Strocks / Wednesday, December 31 2008 07:53 PM

Happy New Year to you all. Hoping that 2009 brings you peace and good health. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Keri / Wednesday, December 31 2008 07:27 PM

Happy New Year to all of you! We're sending the very best wishes for 2009.

The Bollingers / Wednesday, December 31 2008 05:26 PM

Ashley, Jill and Shane...wishing you all a Happy New Year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

Joanne / Wednesday, December 31 2008 05:18 PM

Great story! I saw Jesus in Ally's heart from your very first update! She had a very special purpose in her short time here and was an inspiration to many. May you have a most blessed 2009!

Sandra , Tony & Anthony / Wednesday, December 31 2008 04:04 PM

Thinking of you... Happy New Year!!! We love you all so much!!!!!!

cris / Wednesday, December 31 2008 03:52 PM

Jill and Shane and Ashley...Happy New Year and love to all...I think it is appropriate to ask you to visit the Caringbridge website for Joshua Gehman. The Gehmans need you special love and wishes. Joshua is like Ally a beautiful fighter! HE is doing everything to make it easier on his family, just like Ally. God bless all of you.

phil h / Wednesday, December 31 2008 12:43 PM

Jill,Shane and Ashley Happy New Year and best wishes for 2009

Sheila Little / Wednesday, December 31 2008 12:17 PM

Happy New Year Jill, Shane and Ashley! I'm praying that 2009 will bring you well deserved health, peace, and happiness :)

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Deanna / Saturday, December 27 2008 02:17 AM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May God bring you healing and strength over the next year. Thinking of you and wishing you well.

Kim Donohue / Saturday, December 27 2008 01:36 AM

Merry Christmas you guys. Here's to a wonderful, healthy 2009. Thinking of you.

Carol Yeager / Friday, December 26 2008 06:18 PM

I know that it must have been hard to go thru the first Christmas without your child and I only hope that you had a great day with Ashley and just try to have the best holiday with her because I would think you know just how hard it must have been on her also not being with her sister this Christmas.I can only send BEST WISHES and hope that every day will get easier to face as time goes on.HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR,GOD BLESS.

D. Stinnard / Friday, December 26 2008 03:15 PM

Best wishes and hopefully the year will bring you peace and joy. We know it will take time and the family has our prayers of support.

phil / Friday, December 26 2008 01:42 PM

Merry Christmas and have a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Best wishes to you and your family for 2009

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Carol Yeager / Monday, December 29 2008 12:27 AM

I just read your poem and I just had to let you know that we allways are thinking about you and your family. I dont have any idea what you must be going through and especially at the holidays . I dont know why it is but I seem to mis the ones that are no longer here with me to celebrate the holidays with me.I do believe that there is a purpose for everything and I do believe that our lives are only given to all of us for a certain length of time and that when HE sees that we no longer can bear the pain then he puts us under his wings and takes us home to spare us from all pain.I know that some day you will meet Ally again and when you do she will be all smiles and free from all her sicknesses and I know it will make you smile also knowing that there is no pain that can come to either one of you when you are in GODS care.It will take time and I supose it must feel like a lifetime allready but just try to close your eyes and imagine seeing Ally running and laughing and playing with the other children who have been taken there .Please accept my heartfelt condolances and just know that we here online are all thinking of you and prayers are allways sent with lots of warm heartfelt sympathy.GOD BLESS AND try to be strong if not for yourself than for Ashley because I am sure that this must be so hard to comprehend for her and also so hard to go through every day missing her little sister.Give her a HUG for me and tell her that we are thinking of her also.

dawn / Wednesday, December 24 2008 05:05 AM

I will be thinking of you guys as you celebrate Christmas.Ashley-- it was very nice to meet you on Sunday.

The Bish Family / Wednesday, December 24 2008 02:44 AM

We can not even begin to imagine what you all have been through, but know our thoughts and prayers will remain with you. We hope you have a Merry Christmas. Ally, you are a special person who has touched many lives. You are deeply missed in person but your spirit remains here with us. Thank you and we will see you soon. Pete, Marcy, Dylan and Aidan

mandee / Tuesday, December 23 2008 01:53 AM

baby girl, i miss you so much and you are constantly on my mind. i hope you have a merry little christmas up in heaven and i hope your family does too. i love you!

Karen Lenker / Tuesday, December 23 2008 12:08 AM

I have visions of Ally frolicking in heaven in a red dress with white fur trim and her wearing a big red santa hat. Wishing Ally's family a peaceful holiday. I think of Ally often.

The Reeds / Monday, December 22 2008 07:05 PM

Shane & Jill--Our hearts & prayers go out to you and Ashley during this Christmas without your special angel, Ally. Know that she is watching you from above and would want you to celebrate this blessed holiday just as if she were here. May God bless each of you and give you the strength to persevere.

Michelle Wallace / Monday, December 22 2008 05:26 PM

Jill, I just want you to know that I think of you often. The holidays won't be the same without that sweet little Ally, but she will be with you, and I hope you feel her little hand in yours. Someone told me that God only pulls back the curtain in heaven to let our loved ones see us when we're smiling, because there's no sadness in heaven. So smile today, dear, so that Ally may see you! My heart is with you.

Sue Hohl / Monday, December 22 2008 02:48 PM

Hi Jill-thank you for sharing the poem. It is exactly how we feel, isn't it. I'm not sure if you remember me but I lost my daughter Angela 5 years ago and we met at a Miller Keystone dinner that you spoke at. I just wanted you to know that as a mom, I understand all the feelings you may be experiencing and if you ever want to talk, feel free to contact me. 610-385-6671 I don't have any answers to take away the pain and sadness but I know it does help to talk. Sue

Nicki / Monday, December 22 2008 01:57 PM

Jill, Just want to let you know I'm thinking of you and sending you love and support, especially during this holiday season. Even after 4 years the holidays are bitterseet for me. My Christmas wish for you and your family is healing and peace. Take care! Love and hugs, Nicki

phil / Monday, December 22 2008 01:33 PM

We're continuing to pray for you and your family. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year

Kirsten Yarnall / Monday, December 22 2008 01:10 PM

Thinking of you and praying for you.

The Bollingers / Monday, December 22 2008 12:16 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

Tracy Diachynsky / Monday, December 22 2008 09:33 AM

Jill, I think of you and your family every day.....I pray that you see Ally as the Angel on top of everyone's Christmas tree this year and in every red ribbon and decoration....I know I think of her alot when I see anything red. I can not image how you feel during this time of the year but I hope it some how helps you knowing others do care! Merry Christmas! Tracy Diachynsky

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Michele / Saturday, December 20 2008 04:55 PM

That was great idea -- Wish you all a Merry Christmas

Carol Yeager / Friday, December 19 2008 12:32 AM

I wish your family the most Holiday happiness and all the good wishes and dreams and hope that Ashley gets everything she asks for.Please accept our good wishes for the holiday and also for the many days that are ahead.GOD BLESS

Kim/Angel_Wings / Thursday, December 18 2008 08:52 PM

Dear Heintz family, Just wanted you to know that ALL of us at Angel_Wings will be praying for you tomorrow during our prayer vigil. Ally remains in my thoughts daily. ATTENTION PRAYER WARRIORS!! PLEASE JOIN OUR PRAYER VIGIL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19TH. 2008 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8-9 PM. EST. FOR ALL THE FAMILIES ON OUR ANGEL_WINGS PRAYER LIST AND OUR ANGEL FAMILIES OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WHO HAVE EARNED THEIR WINGS.

Dawn Stinnard / Wednesday, December 17 2008 03:48 AM

You deserve a Big Thank You for everything you try to do to help others. That sounds like a great new tradition has been started and one that has special meanings for a lifetime.

holly / Tuesday, December 16 2008 01:39 PM

Shane,i think that's a great thing for Ashley to focus on.tell her Rayne and I miss her and hope to see her soon!

phil / Tuesday, December 16 2008 12:28 PM

that was a very nice thing that you and Ashley did, and should be commended for your generousty. Peace be with you Phil

Martha / Tuesday, December 16 2008 04:46 AM

I'm thinking of you both during this hard holiday season- be strong for Ashley- she needs you both! I hoping that 2009 brings happiness for you all!

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NIcki / Wednesday, December 10 2008 02:39 PM

Shane & Jill, I'm very sorry to hear you are experiencing yet another loss. I hope that you both can find peace, strength, and love - for yourselves, each other, Ally & Ashley in your journey through grief and healing. No one has the right to judge you, unless they are living your life and making the decisions you have had to make. Losing a child is devastating, I know. Sending you both love, warmth, and sympathy to help get you through your first Christmas without Ally. If either of you need to talk don't hesitate to contact me, you have my information. Much love, Nicki

Carol Yeager / Tuesday, December 9 2008 06:36 PM

I am so sorry for everything that your family is going through and also for things that were being said about you or anyone in the family.I do wish you the best that life can give all of you and I am so very sorry if anything I said seemed to be the wrong thing, PLEASE believe me when I say that those words were only intended to comfort you and as far as I know they were true ALL GOOD from me to all of you.HONESTLY I do believe that you are one strong family and hope there would be more out there just as strong.All HONEST and HEARTFELT words to you and your family,again I apologize if anything that I said seemed to be offensive to your family,I only had good intentions.

Kim/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, December 9 2008 06:03 PM

Just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you and your family.

haosdhf / Tuesday, December 9 2008 05:29 PM

I am sorry to here about the divorce. I hope Ashley is doing well she lost her sister and now her parents are apart.

K. Burd / Tuesday, December 9 2008 02:05 PM

I am sorry to hear that your family is going through such a difficult time. Many people don't realize how much support a person needs when going through a divorce. Proverbs 18:24 says "There exist companions disposed to break one another to pieces, but there exists a friend sticking closer than a brother." True friends give loving support. The Bible provides families with the help they need to live a happy life in such a difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Vickie Tim/Gordon / Tuesday, December 9 2008 02:02 PM

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Vickie Tim/Gordon / Tuesday, December 9 2008 01:58 PM

Let us not forget the reason this site began!!!! NOT TO CRITICIZE or FINGER POINT! This is and always will be ALLY's SITE! I COMMEND Shane for being man enough to share yet another personal turmoil that his family is going through,so why can't you people accept it and let them move on! Peace be with you and your Family as you deal with yet another bridge to cross, and I know this too you can cross! The Heintz's are strong or Ally would not have been able to fight as long as he did!

Tina / Tuesday, December 9 2008 01:49 PM

I am here to support the both of you...I do know how hard it is to go through the years of having a child with certain needs and trying to parent other children. I know the struggles of how hard it is to be gone from your family while tending to your hospitalized child. Do I think you both have anger...Yep I sure do. Do I think its warranted anger..yes. To those of you who feel the need to bash let me tell you its part of the stages of greif. I will continue to support you all during this time...I am including my email here so that one of you can contact me regarding the camp for Ashley. God Bless Both of you and Ashley as you start yet another journey of your lives...I hope that you can find some kind peace and happiness during this holiday season.

phil / Tuesday, December 9 2008 01:28 PM

Sorry to hear things didn't work out. As for the comments by the dumb and ignorant post on here, my advice is to ignore them. They nor I can comprehend what you guys have been through, nor will we ever be able to comprehend what you've guys have been through in the past year. Both you and Jill need to be strong for Ashley she needs you guys now more than ever Peace Be With You Phil

Heidi Snyder / Tuesday, December 9 2008 12:53 PM

Shane, I know the emotions of divorce but I don't know the emotions of the loss of a child. I can only emagine the pain the both of you are going through and the holidays make it even harder. I too never trash my ex nor ever will because he is the father of my children and hold a special place in my heart forever even if we are not together. Stay strong through this for Ashley she needs you. Take care of yourself because if you don't you can't be a good dad and one to be proud of. Please know you are not alone and God is with you every step of the way.

Susan / Tuesday, December 9 2008 10:15 AM

Shane - I too lost a spouse over a child with a life threatening illness. No person has any right to make comments unless they have been through this situation and the stress in your lives it causes. I do not feel you trashed Jill in any way. You both did everything you could possibly do for Allie until the end. I agree with your posting to let everyone know should they see either of you. You, Jill, Ashley and Allie have left us all in to yours and your Angel's lives for many years. And although I never had the privelage of meeting any of you personally I feel a part of your family. My prayers will stay with each and every one of you that you will eventually find peace in all your lives.

Dawn Stinnard / Tuesday, December 9 2008 03:49 AM

It must of been hard to decide to let everyone know of your divorce. You have let us into your life with Ally and Ashley this is just another chapter in your lives. God Bless and keep your strengh in God and he will lead you all in the right directions.

Mary / Tuesday, December 9 2008 02:41 AM

You don't know me, but I'm praying for peace and healing in all of your lives. You have all been under more stress than the majority of people could comprehend. Know that God loves you all and is pulling for a positive resolution, whatever that may be. Mary

Allie / Tuesday, December 9 2008 01:11 AM

Who said anything about hating?? Shane, I hope all of your anger can be eased when you look into Ashley's sweet little face. I will never feel bad about thinking that Jill/you have been incredibly strong/great parents through what must have been some of the most trying times anyone could face.

Tracy Diachynsky / Monday, December 8 2008 11:43 PM

Shane & Jill, All I can say is with all that you two and your whole families have been through over the last few years NOONE has a right to judge ANY of you!! You know alot of people in the area of Boyertown need to remember the simple saying of "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything"!!!! I am sure we have all learned that saying somewhere in our life and the world would be a better place if more people would follow that rule!!! There are two sides to every relationship and nobody's perfect! People that criticize the way others lead their life should concentrate on their own life because I would bet my last dollor that their life is probably not perfect by any means!! Stay strong both of you and remember your good times with Ally & Ashley, because that's what is important!

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steph / Sunday, December 14 2008 06:47 PM

Sorry to hear the news shane. I will pray that the two of you can do whatever you need to do to help ashley through all of these hard times. I pray there is more peach in both of your, 2009s. praying for you , jill and ashley everyday

Carol Yeager / Tuesday, December 9 2008 07:12 PM

I am so sorry and I dont think that we as normal human beings have any right to judge anyone, we need to be strong and giving to you as a family does ,after all I do believe we are all GOD'S CHILDREN and therefor we dont have the right to cast any stones.I eish whole heartedly thatall of you find comfort, happiness and peace and lots of love for oneanother.PLEASE all I think that is important at a time like this is to be a loving and devoted father for Ashley and supportive to Jill.IT is allways better to give than to receive.MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL.

holly / Monday, December 8 2008 10:56 PM

being a parent who lost a child,i ask that no one judge or take sides,shane and jill both lost a child and people work through things one can tell shane or jill what to do on this site.i dont think anyone is taking away what a wonderful job both of these parents have done with ally.if you just lost a child and had your marriage end,then you can tell other people how to feel.just be glad it's not you in this situation.i continue to hope the best for all.

Jen,Kim,Kate,and Remi / Monday, December 8 2008 07:54 PM

Jill, we are all thinking of you and Ashley as always. You know that we love and support you and everything you do. Take care and we will see you soon!

Sheila Duffy / Monday, December 8 2008 07:50 PM

I am so sorry for the fact that you and Jill are no longer married, however I am more sorry that you felt the need to post this on Ally's site, placing the blame on Jill and putting her down for all that read this to see. I am sure that you would not want Ally to read this if she were still here, nor would you want Ashley to ever read this. As a follower of this site who had the privilege of meeting your daughters and Jill while they lived in Pgh, I ask that you delete it and if you feel the need, perhaps think of starting a different blog where you can express these feelings. Save Ally's site for what it was intended to be. Your family continues to be in my prayers.

the Davis family / Monday, December 8 2008 07:20 PM

We are praying, praying, praying for all of you, please keep focused on that sweet little Ashley who is caught up in way more than a 6 yr old ever should be!!! Keep focused in the Lord and he will guide you.

The Bollingers / Monday, December 8 2008 06:00 PM

Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless

Sarah / Monday, December 8 2008 04:47 PM

My prayers are with you and your family. Life is so hard when there are marriage problems. Remember to put God first and look at life through his eyes and it is easier to go forward. May God be with you both and your Ashley.

Allie / Monday, December 8 2008 04:40 PM

Wow... It's really a shame that it has come down to pointing fingers. Ally would be so sad to see this going on. We all know this is not the appropriate outlet for this type of message. And Jill, we all know how WONDERFUL of a Mother you are and always have been. I hope God can continue to give you BOTH the strength, patience and understanding to work together as a team to give Ashley the best, happiest life possible.

Vickie / Monday, December 8 2008 02:12 PM

Shane; Hold onto to your Faith and remember the Lord has taught us there are Season's and we all go through them,this being just yet another one of your seasons. Hold onto your Dreams for Ally and Cherrish them. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and remember the power of Prayer! Your always in mine! Have a Wonderful Christmas & Look forward to a Change for 2009! p.s. your distant relative! Vickie Tim/Gordon

Kirsten Yarnall / Monday, December 8 2008 01:37 PM

Very sad to hear that you guys were unable to work things out. Shane, I appreciate your willingness to be open about your view of this matter. I need to be honest with you though, I always keep in mind that there are two sides to everything and nothing is ever the fault of only one person. I was raised to always look at my part in any situation first before casting stones in another persons direction because more than likely, whatever went wrong, I probably had a part in it. Given all that your family has endured these past years I feel that grace and understanding are needed right now. From all of us. Especially given that Ashley is in the mix. It is important for her to know above all else that both of her parents love her and are making decisions that they both feel are best for her. Please do not misinterpret my message. I am sure that you are hurting right now and that is certainly understandable. I'm sure Jill is too. As well as Ashley. All of you have lost something very precious and the pain of that is unimaginable to most of us reading from our homes. Please know that we will be praying for all of you as we have for all of these years. I pray that the pain this has caused all of you will soon be a thing of the past and that you can once again move forward with new insight about yourselves and new hope for the future. May blessings abound to all of you as you start on yet another new path.

Tara Hannahoe / Monday, December 8 2008 12:59 PM

Praying for all of you, as always.

Kasey Edison / Monday, December 8 2008 12:58 PM

I'm so proud of you. You're always in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly Cusumano / Monday, December 8 2008 11:40 AM

I'll be thinking of you on New Year's Eve. 2009 brings hope for a much better year for all of you.

Tracy/Angel_Wings / Monday, December 8 2008 11:18 AM

Praying for your family during this very difficult time. May God continue to grant the peace.

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D. Stinnard's Daughter Megan / Sunday, November 30 2008 07:57 PM

I hope you will have fun and Ally will be with you on all the rides and if you take a picture with Mickey i think she might be in the picture. It was sad that once Ally got off her tubes and that she went to God but you have to remember that God has given times for when he wants you and when you and Shane go you will find Ally nice and healthy and i hope you have a wonderful holiday.

STeph / Sunday, November 30 2008 06:58 PM

I hope you enjoy your time in Disney. I know the holidays are hard. Just know Ally is with you and you are in everyones prayers.

Lynn from MOPS / Sunday, November 30 2008 11:44 AM

Jill -- I have little wisdom but what I do have is what I can share, what you probably already know, that the first year of holidays is the hardest. It never gets "easy" but it gets "easier" . . . and you are always and forever in my prayers. Have a wonderful time in Disney. Let those moments of fun carry you away.

The Bollingers / Saturday, November 29 2008 08:50 PM

Enjoy your time in Disney. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

unibrower / Saturday, November 29 2008 03:50 AM

We hope you all have fun in Disney-hopefully the weather is good. Our Ally is no longer suffering and she is Smiling. Love to all

Carol Yeager / Friday, November 28 2008 08:33 PM

I hope that the days will get better for all of you as time goes on.I know by all that I have read about your little girl that this is what she would say that makes her happy,just to look down and see that you are going on with your everyday routines with Ashley and that maybe you can do this for her so she knows that she hasnt caused you to be lonley and heartbroken.I guess you must think that I must be a stronger person than you but you know truthfully in my book I think you have me beat for I dont know if I could be that strong , PLEASE just enjoy the times you have with Ashley because you both need eachother more now than ever.GOS BLESS.

Mary / Friday, November 28 2008 08:02 PM

I was thinking of you guys all of thanksgiving and I think Ally came and stole some of our lemon bars and pumpkin pie!

D.Stinnard / Friday, November 28 2008 02:23 PM

Enjoy your week in Disney and hopefully the magic will make it special for all of you. Peace be with you.

Diane / Friday, November 28 2008 11:46 AM

Jill, Shane & Ashley -- I hope you have a wonderful time in Disney and that its magic will help to ease your pain and loss. Life doesn't stop for a second, no matter what happens. May you find peace that Ally is no longer suffering and is now smiling all of the time, knowing that her parents and big sister love her very much.

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Dayle and Dave / Friday, November 28 2008 02:01 AM

Happy Thanksgiving! Remembering all those special moments helps. You are always in our prayers.God Bless Love, Dayle & Dave

Carol Yeager / Thursday, November 27 2008 12:18 AM

I am so glad to hear from you and also to know that Ashley is taking part in school plays.I know she will brighten your day when you see her perform in the play,GOBBLE,GOBBLE - just a little turkey humor in me I guess,I hope it made you laugh.I hope that your Thanksgiving will be a good one and that you will be with your family and,or friends.Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.Keep smiling,you know that Alley is watching down and she sees your smiles all the time.GOD BLESS and I hope you enjoy the day. I look forward to hearing from you all the time online.YOUR one of many online friends allways,

phil h / Wednesday, November 26 2008 10:06 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley, Happy Thanksgiving and know that the second grade Sunday School class is still praying for your family

Kim/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, November 26 2008 08:25 PM

Praying your family has a Happy Thanksgiving - You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you extra special with peace and comfort this year.

andrea horn / Wednesday, November 26 2008 05:23 PM

jill, you are an inspiration to everyone! there is so much to learn from you, shane, ashley and ally. thank you for sharing your special story. it's a beautiful gift to all of us. wishing you and your family strength and love...

The Davidheiser's / Wednesday, November 26 2008 04:37 PM

Jill, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I know Ally is looking down on you with her beautiful smile. We still pray for your family every night at dinner, and with Ally's picture on our fridge, I see her sweet face every day, sometimes I just have to give her a kiss. God Bless you all this holiday season!

Tara Hannahoe / Wednesday, November 26 2008 12:50 PM

You guys are constantly, still, in our thoughts and prayers. I know it must seem like the world is moving on and yours is standing still, so please know that we recognize that and think of you and "baby Ally" daily.

The Bollingers / Wednesday, November 26 2008 12:08 PM

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Praying you will have a Happy Thanksgiving. God Bless.

Deanna / Wednesday, November 26 2008 12:01 PM

Love the pic of Ally! So beautiful... even with the yellow eyes! Happy Thanksgiving Jill, Shane and Ashley.

Christie Groover / Wednesday, November 26 2008 09:53 AM

Jill - you and Shane and Ashley will be in my thoughts, as always, for these especially hard holidays. We all know Alli is looking down on all of you and maybe she'll make these holidays' even more special with her little signs. God bless you all.

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Steph / Monday, November 24 2008 02:01 AM

Just wanted to let you know I still think of Ally and your whole family everyday. You are in our prayers that you continue to have strength to get through everyday.

Kim/Angel_Wings / Friday, November 21 2008 11:20 PM

Just stopping in to let you know I'm thinking of you all and praying each day gets easier. I pray you are able to feel God's love and comfort...and that His peace envelopes you day and night.

Arlene W / Friday, November 21 2008 02:14 AM

Jill, I understand how you feel when you can't explain how you didn't know Ally was sick and why you didn't see it. I was with my mother the entire day. We went shopping and had dinner. Not once did I think anything was wrong. That night I rushed her to the hospital and she was gone. I blamed myself for the longest time. Why didn't I see that she was sick and that would be the last time with her. I have to look at it another way, I got to be with her on her last day. I replay that day over and over again in my head and try to leave out the ending. I got to have her for one more day. I pray for you and your family.

Deanna / Thursday, November 20 2008 02:13 AM

Maybe someday we'll understand what happened and why we were to become mothers to such medically fragile children, but for now please continue to live each day to the fullest. You are so strong and it will get better. Continue to remember the happy times and take care of yourself.

Carol Yeager / Thursday, November 20 2008 02:04 AM

Please know that everytime you shed a tear that Ally is looking down upon you and knowing that you are sad will only make her unhappy because now she is a whole new person without feeling any discomfort or pain . I hope that while you are trying to understand this tha you must try harder to be happy for her.I hope that you dont think it is bad of me to say this but you must try to be at peace for her so she can finally rest'My prayers and thoughts are allways with you.GOD BLESS AND GIVE YOU STRENGTH to go on as Ally would want you to do.ALL My PRAYERS ARE ALLWAYS WITH YOU.

D.Stinnard / Thursday, November 20 2008 12:47 AM

Everyone's right you can't blame yourself. Find the smiles and the butterflies that she sends your way. Remember the fun and smiles she gave and recieved.

The Bollingers / Wednesday, November 19 2008 02:08 PM

Please don't blame yourself, you had no idea what was happening to Ally's body. You did what any other parent would have done. You and your husband are great parents. Praying for strength for you and your family. God Bless

Judi / Wednesday, November 19 2008 01:56 PM

Jill, it breaks my heart to hear you blame yourself. There is no blame to be placed on you, or your husband, or anyone who gave Ally all those months of love and happiness. For her to be so happy through all the pain she suffered is a testament to the fact that you would have done ANYTHING to help her survive. God wanted her for reasons of His own, that is all there is to it. My baby is 6 months old and is still waking up at night. I cry over Ally when I am up with my baby, and I talk to Ally and ask her to reveal herself to you because I can only imagine that is your one comfort. She is in Heaven looking over you and Daddy and Ashley, and taking care of you as you took care of her so wonderfully over her beautiful, short life. God Bless.

Sandra / Wednesday, November 19 2008 01:42 PM

Thinking of you always... I can not wait to see you Friday night!!!!!

Hilary / Wednesday, November 19 2008 01:06 PM

Hi Jill - What a wonderful sign! How great that you recognize them and revel in them. God continues to bless you and yours. Take care, h

Luann / Wednesday, November 19 2008 12:38 PM

Hang in there and continue to keep the faith. Remember you'll ALL be together one day! I think of you often even tho I don't know you. I share your grief and pain of losing a child. Ally lives on thru such beautiful memories you have with her. Don't drive yourself crazy over the "what ifs"? When I find myself doing that... I think " God does not make mistakes " !! Take care!!

phil h / Wednesday, November 19 2008 12:13 PM

May God continue to give you and your family strength during this time

Thank you all for your ...


Carol Yeager / Friday, November 14 2008 03:19 AM

Please keep me on your list of friends and allways remember that YOU AND YOUR FAMILY will remain in ourprayers.I specially would loke to say that you are one remarkably lady and a GREAT MOM ,I only hope that you will be able to find peace in time and allways know that we online are thinking and praying for you allways. Hope strength and faith will see you throughtlife to come.ALL MY LOVE,ALLWAYS, Carol

Meghan B. / Thursday, November 13 2008 09:04 PM

The glass tears are a wonderful idea and so beutiful. As a Boyertown resident it makes me even happier to see that they are made at the local glass blowing shop in Boyertown. Your family is in my family's thoughts and prays everyday and will always have a specail place in our hearts.

The Bollingers / Thursday, November 13 2008 12:02 PM

Praying Ashley will fee better soon. Happy to hear you had a good trip to Pittsburgh. I'm sure it was very therapuetic for the both of you. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

phil h / Thursday, November 13 2008 11:24 AM

glad to hear you had a nice time Peace Be With You

Ashley and I are leaving ...


Kristen Allen / Tuesday, November 11 2008 05:03 PM

Jill, Shane And Ashley, This poem pretty much says it all. Good luck in Pittsburgh. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. I pray to Ally every night to continue to watch over you and your family. Kristen Allen

unibrower / Tuesday, November 11 2008 04:48 AM

Thank you for sharing the poem with us. We hope you have a nice time in Pittsburg. You all are in our thoughts & prayers- Lots of love to you all

The Bollingers / Monday, November 10 2008 12:09 PM

Hope you and Ashley have a good time in Pittsburgh. Praying your trip is safe and peaceful. The poem is so pretty and I can understand why it give you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deanna / Monday, November 10 2008 02:03 AM

Jill, Thanks for sharing that beautiful poem. It sums up our feelings so well. I hope your trip to Pittsburgh was fulfilling... I know how hard it must have been. Hopefully we will see each other again in Baltimore or Philly.

Carol Yeager / Monday, November 10 2008 01:28 AM

I was so touched to hear that you can find peace and comfort from the E-Mails that all your friends sent to you ,I guess maybe now you can see just how strong you can be and that I know in someway that Ally knows that too Allways remember that she can see whatever youare doing wherever you are.Please find comfort and peace for her sake,I am sure that she would want that for you ALL MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU every day and night.

Marcy / Sunday, November 9 2008 10:29 PM

Jill and Family as soon as i read that it gave me chills but please know god is with you and he is always! You been through alot with her and she with the lord he will take good care of her.

Jodee Reid / Sunday, November 9 2008 02:32 PM

HI Jill It was so good to see you last night. This poem sums up words that I myself have not been able to find to tell you how sorry I am that Ally earned her wings. Thank you to the person who sent this to you and thank you for sharing it with us.

phil / Sunday, November 9 2008 12:41 PM

Hope you had a nice time in Pittsburgh. May the poem grant you peace and comfort during this time

Another one of those sleepless ...


Sarah-7 North CHP / Monday, November 10 2008 06:16 AM

I remember how adorable Ally was in that alice costume...she seemed so proud to be wearing it. She really did make everyones day brighter. I am lucky to have taken care of her. I also remember Tamiya and her belly sticking out of her costume ha, and how caring and friendly Ashley was to her. Another one of my favorite memories of Ally was last year on Christmas Eve, she was sooo excited at the thought of Santa coming. I was her nurse that night and in the early morning her dad snuck in while she was sleeping in put presents in her room. I was so touched by that, and I secretly wanted her to wake up before I left so I could see the look on her face. I'm sure it was priceless! I think about your family often and you and Ally will continue to be in my prayers. We miss her. xxoo

the Davis' / Saturday, November 8 2008 12:59 AM

Stay strong all of you, we are praying for you at every meal and at bedtime. Ally has touched so many lives and continues to spread her joy. I am just amazed at how she seemed to be always smiling!! She is helping you through this, keep the faith. It is awesome that you worked so hard to give her so much fun and experiences and made all those memories for Ashley. You are totally tremendous and exceptional parents! My Ally put red rubberbands on her braces in honor of your Ally. We send our hugs, love and prayers to you all. Jenn

Sandra Kerr/Agape Girl / Friday, November 7 2008 05:51 PM

You know, I do not know you or your family yet I think of all of you daily. I wish there were words to make all of the hurt go away, but there is not, if there were I am sure all who know you would speak them to you over and over again. The only thing I can think of to say is thank you for giving such gift to the world being your children, they truly are gifts to be loved and you do such a great job of that. Also, you will be reunited physically with your sweet baby again and it will be FOREVER, right now you are only together spiritually, you have wonderful memories hold on to them. Let the hurt out, it is ok to let it out, matter of fact you MUST let it out. Please know that I am praying for all of you and I trul thank you for sharing your family with me and everyone. Please also hold on to the fact that you all will be together forever--no pain, no tears -- only joy, pure joy. God Bless all of you, I am praying for you and I think your husband and youself are so special and beautiful, the way parents are meant to be, I thank you for that. Love in Christ, Sandy

Deanna / Friday, November 7 2008 02:53 AM

Jill, You are always on my mind... the strongest woman I know. Ally's picture popped up on our screen saver today... I miss her smile. So glad you are thinking of the happy times. Love ya and call if you need to talk.

Carol Yeager / Friday, November 7 2008 12:52 AM

I am constantly thinking of you and your family and how you all are coping I do hope that each day will get better somehow for you . I do believe that Ally would want that and just knowing it will let her rest more peacefully.God Bless you.Take care and please feel free to write whenever you need to , we all are here for you and we will allways be here to listen.Take care and again GOD BLESS

Vicki / Thursday, November 6 2008 11:36 PM

Just because someone passes away it doesn't mean your relationship ends~ An exert from the book "Tuesdays With Morey". You should not have to worry about not talking about your Ally, you can talk about her as much as you want to, whenever you want to. This is your time to work through this. You should not have to worry or be concerned with what others think. You will work through this in your own way and your own time. You will recover one day and the memories will always live on. Always, any mother knows.

The Davidheiser's / Thursday, November 6 2008 04:13 PM

Jill, it is comforting to hear your feelings in the letters you write to Ally. I have her picture from the service on our fridge, and think of her, and your family, every time I'm in the kitchen. It makes me sad to know she is gone, but it also makes me very happy to see her little face and be glad that I got to know and love her. She will always be with you in your heart and memories, and people understand that maybe some days you can't talk, and other days you really need to. You are always in our prayers and Ally lives in everyone that knew her! Keep your strength and faith.

Sherry Strock / Thursday, November 6 2008 01:44 PM

Jill: I think about you and your family every day. My thoughts and prayers are always with you. Just be yourself and let whatever your feeling out. You may be surprised at how many people that you see at work are going through or have gone through what you have. Maybe even hearing about Ally could help someone. We love you all so very much. The Strocks, Bill, Sherry, Zach, Miranda and Dominic.

Kirsten Yarnall / Thursday, November 6 2008 12:30 PM

Jill,Just let yourself be sad. I don't think anyone expects you to just move on from this at the snap of your fingers. Ally is your child. Her passing does not change that. God sent Ally to you and your family for reasons far beyond our own understanding and you should never feel badly for wanting to hold on to that desire for closeness to her. She truly does have one of the best seats in this world to watch over all of you and she IS helping you through this. She will continue to help you, Shane, and Ashley through this. She wants you to be happy and to enjoy your days here. To be that phenomenal Mommy to Ashley like you have always been to her. She knows you hurt right now. She also knows your strength in facing everything that comes your way. She saw it with her own eyes. Honor her and her life by continuing to be you. Sad when you feel sad. Strong when you feel strong. Happy when you are filled with joy over something. I can't say what feels "normal" after what you have lost. All I really know is that God somehow gives us the ability to keep getting up and moving forward no matter what we endure in life. It feels different and is, without doubt, more difficult but somehow He helps us to push forward. I will continue praying for you and your family. Know that there are many of us here. Available when you need us. We love you. Kirsten

The Bollingers / Thursday, November 6 2008 12:04 PM

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Eileen / Thursday, November 6 2008 08:20 AM

I love the idea of the tree for Ashley to take care of like she took care of Ally. Hope you get to see her soon in your dreams

Hi baby girl! Were you ...


The Bollinger / Monday, November 3 2008 12:23 PM

The bible and heart are beautiful. What a beautiful way to remember Ally by planting a tree. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Olivia / Monday, November 3 2008 01:50 AM

Just wanted to let you all know that my thoughts and prayers are with you every day. I can't imagine your struggle, stay strong Ally will help you.

The Bollingers / Sunday, November 2 2008 02:30 AM

Just checking in to see how you are doing? We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Kelly / Sunday, November 2 2008 12:31 AM

Was thinking of you and the girls today. Wanted you to know... Michelle Kelly

steph / Saturday, November 1 2008 06:23 PM

thinking of you and your family everyday

D.Stinnard / Tuesday, October 28 2008 11:26 PM

It was so nice to see Ashley smile and have fun carving pumpkins. It was nice to see her paint one for Ally. Keep strong and have faith. God is with you and your family.

Carol Yeager / Tuesday, October 28 2008 05:14 PM

It was so nice and comforting to see the pics of Ashley and the pumpkins,I am so glad that you have her and she has you and I know it doesnt fill the big empty feeling in your heart but she will help you and you will help her to go on with your lives because thats what Ally would want and just remember she can see whats going on down here and she would be so upset if you were just so unhappy all the time.Allways remember that when the sun shines she is up there playing and when the night falls she is watching down on you and Ashley so please for Ally just try your hardest to be as happy as you both can be, I know that is what she would want for the both of you.My prayers and thoughts are allways with you,GOD BLESS Your friend Carol,(sissypop52)

Lynne / Tuesday, October 28 2008 01:40 AM

I was reminded of this verse today...and wanted to share it with you. Thinking of you and missing Ally...Love, Lynne II Timothy 4:7,8 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."

holly / Monday, October 27 2008 03:38 PM

Ashley's pictures are so cute!Hang in there Jill,all my wishes.

Kim Burd / Monday, October 27 2008 03:01 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I know it must be such a struggle to get through each day. Death is so unnatural for us. God originally purposed for us to live perfectly in a beautiful paradise earth without sickness or death. But because Adam and Eve sinned, we too have inherited sin and imperfection. (Romans 5:12) However, God still has a purpose for humans. Because God loves us so much, he sent his son Jesus Christ as a ransom sacrifice to cover for our sins. (John 3:16) It is through God's Kingdom that sickness and death will be done away with. (Matthew 6:9,10) We'll be able to live in that beautiful paradise without war and crime. We will even be reunited with our dead loved ones, as the Bible promises us they will be resurrected. (Acts 24:15) This hope for the future helps ones to cope through such difficult times. My sincere condolences go out to you. You are in my daily thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Kim Burd

Jodee Reid / Monday, October 27 2008 12:21 PM

Thinking of you all.

The Bollingers / Monday, October 27 2008 11:08 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Yet another sleepless night Ally! ...


TheBollingers / Monday, October 27 2008 11:24 AM

Just watched the video and it is a beautiful tribute to Ally. OUr thougths and prayers are with you.

Carol Yeager / Friday, October 24 2008 11:45 PM

I think about your family and just how all of you are doing and aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamyheart aches for you so very much prayres be with you allways and remember that your little angel is up there watching down on you and your family Peace and prayers be with all of you. GOD BLESS

Kristin Federico / Friday, October 24 2008 01:23 AM

I was so sorry to hear about Ally. She and my daughter, Grace, were in the same dance class at MIM. Grace would tell me on the walk to the car after dance that she "likes being silly" with Ally. It wasn't until I read an e-mail at work that I realized that Shane and I worked together at Vanguard and made the connection. I think of you and your family often and Grace remembers Ally in her prayes each night. Pleaes know that my family will remember your family in our prayers for a long time. We hope that Ashley is okay and that she knows how many people think of her and wish her lots of love.

shirley grosser / Thursday, October 23 2008 04:43 PM

I was so sad to hear about Ally. My thoughts are with your family. I'm so sorry I couldn't be there on Sat. but my thoughts were with you. Ally is always with you.You have some great memories.

Dawn Stinnard / Thursday, October 23 2008 01:35 AM

That's a ringtone specially made for dad. You'll see the signs in everyday things that remind you of her. Enjoy the pumpkin hunt, I bet Ashley picks the one just right for Ally and the biggest one for herself. It will be nice to hear what she paints on her pumpkin.

ANDREA MOYER / Wednesday, October 22 2008 05:55 PM

what a great video. Sorry I couldn't make it on Saturday. I was there in spirit though. Hang in there guys. She will always be with you.

Karen Owens / Wednesday, October 22 2008 12:17 PM

Jill -- You are amazing. You've raised an amazing family and I will forever model my care for Gavin after you. You have taught me so much! I have been constantly thinking of you this past week. Hang in there.

The Bollingers / Wednesday, October 22 2008 11:06 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Some how we learn to function no matter what kind of crisis we are dealing with. You are a strong family and together you will be able to get through this. All the love and support you have is truly a blessing. Have fun picking out your pumpkins.

Good morning Ally,


Lauren / Thursday, October 30 2008 03:22 AM

I'm very sorry for your loss. I have been checking updates on your site for a very long time after coming across it through links on Andrew McDonough's page. At the end of August, a virus wiped my computer of all my links and it's taken my until now to find my way back here. I was shocked and saddened to hear about Ally. I just wanted to comment and let you know you're all in my thoughts (and have been for the months I've been following your entries) and I wanted to send you something I saw emailed into Post Secret regarding audio messages on cell phones: "I work for a major cell phone carrier. About once a year we hear of a story where someone is desperately hanging on to a voicemail from a lost loved one. We will put a hard copy of a voicemail from a lost loved one in your hands if you ask. It could be the greeting on their phone or a message they left on yours. We want you to have those memories. Please ask." I don't know if it'd be possible for you to get a hardcopy of her message, but I thought I'd let you know it might be worth it to try. I'm praying for you often! Lauren

unibrower / Thursday, October 23 2008 04:23 AM

Ally's voice and love will always be with you all. Aunt Jeannie gave me one of her pictures-I thanked her. Praying for you all-She will never be forgotten-Take care

Stephani / Thursday, October 23 2008 03:14 AM

I cam across your page through Andrew McDonough's page. From looking at your photos and the tribute video it is clear Ally was a very special girl and that those who knew her should feel blessed to have been a part of such a special little girl's life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

vickie tim/gordon / Thursday, October 23 2008 12:18 AM

keep listening and she will keep sending! look closely and you will find! "Calling all you Angels" Keep singing she will keep smiling & dancing. I tahnk-you for letting me gabber about how I am related to the Heintz's You really are special parents with a special angel waiting for you.

phil h / Wednesday, October 22 2008 12:34 PM

keep those memories of Ally alive and she'll always be in your heart. PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL

The Bollingers / Wednesday, October 22 2008 11:09 AM

How sweet to be able to hear Ally's voice. There was a reason why that message wasn't deleted. Ally will forever be part of your life and helping you through the days when you don't think you can function. She will always be with you.

holly / Wednesday, October 22 2008 02:54 AM

i'm thinking of you's so much and i see Ally in everything.take care.

Tara Hannahoe / Tuesday, October 21 2008 08:25 PM

Thinking of you guys and praying for you often.

C. Matlack / Tuesday, October 21 2008 02:15 PM

The services for Ally were so special, just like she was and always will be in all our hearts. We will be happily reminded of her when we see red balloons or anything in the color red! All of us will save the beautiful picture of you on the bowling alley. When we drive to Delaware or Pittsburg you will be the first one we think of, knowing they did everything they could to make you feel better. Beautiful child we will never forget you.

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The Willigmanns / Tuesday, October 21 2008 08:49 PM

We are truly sorry for the lose of your special little girl. Everyday your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Words can't come close to comforting you at this time but we do send our heart felt sympathy. I believe that Ally is looking down on your family and she will keep you in her arms. God Bless You

Landis family / Tuesday, October 21 2008 01:41 AM

We were so sad to hear of Ally's sudden passing last week. Our hearts go out to your family. Please know that even though the services have ended, there are many people who are continuing to hold your family up in prayer. May God bless you with an enduring sense of His comfort and peace. Your dear little girl is held in His loving arms. Ally has left her footprint in many people's lives, and all those who knew her will never be the same. Her legacy lives on. Thank you for sharing her life with all of us.

Mary / Monday, October 20 2008 11:59 PM

Though Ally's body died, her spirit live on in my heart,and in the hearts of many others.

Tracy Lambeth / Monday, October 20 2008 08:54 PM

Wow, look at all those beautiful red balloons. I bet Ally felt pretty darn special when she saw those coming her way in heaven. We continue saying our prayers for all of you for your loss. God bless -

Trisha / Monday, October 20 2008 02:51 PM

Jill, My heart aches for the pain you and your family must be experiencing. I'm thinking of you all. Heaven has a beautiful angel. The balloons were amazing. I know your strength means the world to my sister. (Julie Malone's sister)

unibrower / Monday, October 20 2008 03:00 AM

thinking of you all-so sorry I couldn't be there with you all but you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Please stay strong and keep in touch-Say hello to your families for us and send them our prayers-Love to all

Jim & Sonuia Brake / Sunday, October 19 2008 06:03 PM

We have kept up with your family for the last year since the McDonoughs put your website on theirs. We feel that we have known you with the updates you have sent. My daughter Janell, is here with her new baby from California, so I didn't get on the computer this week until Friday night. What a shock to see that Ally had died and gone to the Lord. The last I had read was that she was doing so good. You both remind me of the sad grief that my mother experienced in 1961 when my sister, Mary, 7 years old, died of a brain aneurysm. Because you have benefit of Caring Bridge, you have kept people abreast of the many ways children get sick and die. It also brings people whom you have never met closer to your family through prayer and love. We share your grief and sadness. It is so hard. Ally will always be remembered in a special way, especially in your family for her bravery and smiles. Things will happen each day that will bring her to mind. There will be in time, a smile that will pass your face and stay there. The remembering will be so sweet. I can say that with much confidence because the Lord will heal your broken heart. Keep her name and spirit up most in your family each day. Someday, perhaps someone will name their child after Ally. It happened in my family. My granddaughter, 4, is named Mary. May God continue to bless you as you will be His spokespersons for others who are hurting.

Carol Yeager / Sunday, October 19 2008 04:02 PM

To Ashley,Jill,andShane, I send all my sincere sympathies to all of you and hope that you shall find some comfort in knowing just how many of us here online care for all of you and will allways and forever remember your little girl,I know that she is in Heaven with the LORD and he is watching over her ,I also believe that she is up there looking down and saying to her MOMMY and DADDY and SISTER "PLEASE BE HAPPY AND JUST KNOW THAT I CAN SEE YOU ALL AND I DONT WANT YOU TO CRY OR FEEL SAD BUT PLEASE FEEL JOY AND LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER and know that I am in no pain and I am not feeling sick or weak but that I am running and playing with all my friends here that prepared a place for me and Ashley must be strong and take care of my mommy and daddy so that they dont feel too sad about me leaving ,allways remember that my love for you all will go on forever and allways Carol and STERLEY, GOD BLESS

steph / Sunday, October 19 2008 03:33 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these oh so hard days. I know that you know you have tons of support... dont be afraid to use it. Our prayers are with ashley that she can work though this as well.

The Bollingers / Sunday, October 19 2008 03:29 PM

Many thoughts and prayers are with you. Our 1st grade sunday school class said a special prayer for Ally and your family. God Bless.

Jessica Larramore / Sunday, October 19 2008 02:00 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley - I just wanted you all to know that I am thinking about you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I think about Ally all the time in my work with the kids here in Buffalo. She is always an inspiration and fighter till the end. She will be dearly missed.

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jess / Saturday, November 1 2008 12:54 PM

i heard that ally has passed away a while ago but still even though you can not see her in person you can feel her still in your heart and she will always love and dream of u she is a real angel now and i bet everyone loves her in heven you will see her someday and i wish u the best RIP Ally

Kristen Allen / Sunday, October 19 2008 06:56 AM

Jill, Shane and Ashley I'm just writing to tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this terrible time. Kristen Allen

denille / Saturday, October 18 2008 08:00 PM

we are thinking of you during this hard time. all you have done for her she will always be with you rip ally the harps

Barb Bingener / Saturday, October 18 2008 06:48 AM

I know today and tomorrow will be such tough days. I hope the love and prayers you feel from your huge support team will provide a little comfort. Ally and your family have touched so many lives of people, both people you have met and others who have just heard of your journey. It is amazing how such a sweet little girl for a short time can affect so many people's lives. Jill, you have been an inspiration as a mother. Whenever I heard of how in the middle of the difficult stressful times you still made time for special outings for Ashley, it has impressed me and inspired me to be a better mother. Our daily thoughts and prayers continue for all of your family.

The Bollingers / Saturday, October 18 2008 01:53 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sarita Staines / Friday, October 17 2008 09:40 PM

there are no words that will make you feel anything but the sadness you have right now. Our prayers are with you and want you to know that people in WNY will be wearing Red for Ally tomorrow too. You are all in our prayers, and especially Ashley. Tell her she was the BEST BIG SISTER EVER! BE strong and courageous for one another, and the best way to honor Ally is ts LOVE ONE ANOTHER and hold onto the family that she lived for and depended on. BLessings of peace, comfort and strength for all of you.

mandee / Friday, October 17 2008 09:04 PM

ally.. i will never forget you and the incredible strength that you showed in just four short years. i will never forget the way you fought day after day with such a fierce determination to live. i'll never forget the way you touched my heart and showed me love. most of all, what i'll never forget is the radiant smile my mom would always get whenever your name was said. it's the most beautiful gift you ever could have given her and i thank you so much for that. i'll always think of you as family. i miss you and i love you baby girl. rest easy, beautiful. jill, ashley, shane.. i'm so sorry. my mom and i will be here for you for whatever you need. you're in my thoughts and prayers always. love, mandee

Wendy S. / Friday, October 17 2008 08:26 PM

Dear Jill, Shane and Ashley, I am crying as I am reading your updates. My heart aches for you and your family. May God give you peace as you go through these hard days ahead. Not peace as we know it but His peace that passes all understanding as you meet the challenges ahead of you. I will be praying for all of you!

The Bohn Family / Friday, October 17 2008 06:29 PM

You and your family are in out thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Always remember her dear little smile and all the wonderful memories you have. Hold them close in your heart.

Kylie Crampsie Seitz / Friday, October 17 2008 06:21 PM

Jill, I haven't seen you in ages probably since we lived in the apartment together at Northampton. I just wanted to tell you I am so sorry to hear about your little girl Ally. I have heard so many wonderful things about her. I know you were a terrific mother and my heart aches for you!! Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My condolences are with you and your family. Take care.

Cydney Gilbertson / Friday, October 17 2008 06:19 PM

Shane, Jill, and Ashley, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. I have followed your journey through these updates and words cannot begin to express the sorrow I feel for you at this time. We won't be able to join you tomorrow, but you'll be in our thoughts and prayers --- and we'll be wearing something red in Ally's honor. She has taught us so much about life and faith in her four short years. May God give you strength during the coming days.

The Bollingers / Friday, October 17 2008 05:16 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. You are not alone during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Ally.

Irene McKee / Friday, October 17 2008 12:45 PM

My most sincere condolences, although I never met you or precious Ally I fell that I know you. Ally was a light shining in this world. I know the pain is great and seems like it will never ease. I pray that Abba Father will send you healing and peace in this time, and beyond. When I was praying earlier He gave me this scripture, Isa: 51-11. Ally wears a crown in Glory and is smiling still. Ashley be strong and remember that you are loved by many. Abundant blessings, be happy. Abundant Blessings

Jessica / Friday, October 17 2008 12:14 PM

Jill and Family, I have had such a hard time finding something to write to you because I know that there nothing that I can say that can ease your grief and heartache. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I know we did not know each other well, but I feel like we are connected in a special way because of our experiences at CHP. We were there together so often and Andrew and I loved seeing you and Ally walking around 7N (even though neither one of us wanted our little ones to be in the hospital again). She was such an amazing little girl and you and Shane are amazingly strong parents. I cannot even imagine the pain you are feeling but please know that you have all been and will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Jessica, Mike, and Andrew Morrissey

Valerie Pursel / Friday, October 17 2008 12:05 PM

I just wanted to let you all know I will be with you in spirit tonight and tomorrow. My thoughts are with you and I pray you have strength to get through this, the most horrible time in your lives. God has a plan for Ally. She will do great things from Heaven above. Just think you will be able to see her in all of God's beauty. When you see a gorgeous sunrise or rainbow, Ally will be there. She will be the colorful sunset, the refreshing summer rain, the pure white snow in the winter. Ally will be in everything that God makes. Embrace the wonderful memories you have of Ally it will help you through. God Bless you all. Even though I never met you or Ally, I feel like I know you. I have been following Ally's journey through her short but profound life. Try to have strength and peace knowing that Ally is no longer struggling and that she is at peace. I lost my brother last year and it is very hard but, God will help you through. Trust me on that. God Bless you once again.

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Carol Yeager / Sunday, October 19 2008 04:40 PM

May God Bless all of you and PEACE be with you allways.allways on my mind and in my heart Keep the Faith and also just love one another and dont ever forget all your friends here on the internet.LOVE BE WITH YOU ALL.Carol and Sterley

Courtney Stroud / Friday, October 17 2008 02:26 AM

Dear Ashley, Shane and Jill, I didn't know Ally that well, but I supported her at all her benefits and I got to see her a lot. I remember this one beautiful moment when she looked at me and gave a little smile. It made my heart so happy to see that cute little face of hers, when she smiled it seemed as if she was telling me that she was happy I was there for her. I know she is in a much better place now after all shes been through. And Ashley I never really got a chance to know you, but I would like to say that you were the best big sister ever! You are such a trooper and have gone through so much, everyone is very proud. My prayers are with you all. I would like to add that you may not remember but a few years ago at my birthday I raised money for Ally. So my class and I are going to wear red ribbons in our hair at school tomorrow in remberance of her. I remembered her favorite color was red. I think this will make Ally feel good to know that we still remember that cute little smile of hers. We will all miss her so much, I wish you well. Love Courtney Stroud 13yrs PS I attend Ville Maria Academy Lower School, just in case you were wondering.

Kasey Edison / Thursday, October 16 2008 11:58 PM

I wish I could be of some comfort. leaving for training saturday extending thru middle of next week. i'm so devastated that i wasn't able to rework my unimportant schedule to be with those i love most, who give me such inspiration. i interviewed to give part of my liver to ash. i would do ANYthing for you guys! anything at all...

The Lind's / Thursday, October 16 2008 08:38 PM

Jill,Shane,&Ashley, We will continue to put you in our prayers and say a special one for Ashley. Though we just met, I am amazed at the stength you have already shown and the ability to write such beautiful entries during this time. Though we can not imagine the pain you are going through,know that with God's help and that of your family and friends you will get through. Although Ally rests in heaven,she will not be forgotten here on earth. Her smile was angelic. Kris

Debi R / Thursday, October 16 2008 07:13 PM

Jill and Shane. You have been amazing parents and a role model to us all. I don't know how you had the strength to write what I hardly had the strength to read. I truly believe that there is a purpose for us all on this earth. You and Ally showed us how we can endure far more then we think we can. As sick as I have seen Ally you have always shown strength when you faced the uncertainty ahead and never turned away. Since that very late night that I flew Ally to Pittsburg, I have commented to so many people how I had never seen the moon so bright and beautiful as that night. Now I know why, to me Ally will not be a star in the sky, but the moon which is bigger and brighter, just like the radiance of her smile. You and your family are in my prayers.

Davis family / Thursday, October 16 2008 05:33 PM

My heart breaks for all of you. Do not worry as you will never forget her and will see her in all the little things the rest of your life. All the video and photos are a tremendous blessing too, and keep some of things that you can shove your face into and smell. She is always with all of you now watching over you and guiding you, never doubt it. She also lives on in the things that we have learned from her. I think I will work on taking more videos of my kids. My kids and I are trying to remember that Ally and Ashley would want us to value everyday and not fight or get angry at each other and to thank God for his boundless love in giving us family even if it is for a few short years. Your family is precious and strong and you will make it through because we are ALL praying for it and when a group prays for something it will be answered. Just keep the faith and know that we are all loving, hugging and praying for you. Jenn

Christy Meitzler / Thursday, October 16 2008 02:13 PM

Jill and family- My heart breaks for you and your family. You are all very strong and loving. Hold on to one another. There are no words or gestures that will make this any better for you. Trust that God is taking care of your angel and that she is with you always.

Grace / Thursday, October 16 2008 06:19 AM

Grace: Jill, We have not met yet, but my spirit goes out to you after reading your post from today. I believe in my heart that you will survive the pain, and already are - you're comforting others and reaching out to everyone else - that's stength. And love. A very wise friend told me once when I was grieving horribly over my baby's death, that the pain we feel and the tears we shed are perhaps that Little Soul's way of reminding us of their presence, and their way of not letting us forget them. This helped me tremendously with my grief, and I hope that it helps you. Embrace the pain and know that it will be ok, because your Angel will alway be with you.

Grace / Thursday, October 16 2008 06:15 AM

Grace: Jill, We have not met yet, but my spirit goes out to you after reading your post from today. I believe in my heart that you will survive the pain, and already are - you're comforting others and reaching out to everyone else - that's stength. And love. A very wise friend told me once when I was grieving horribly over my baby's death, that the pain we feel and the tears we shed are perhaps that Little Soul's way of reminding us of their presence, and their way of not letting us forget them. This helped me tremendously with my grief, and I hope that it helps you. Embrace the pain and know that it will be ok, because your Angel will alway be with you.

Kathie & John Hands / Thursday, October 16 2008 01:49 AM

We are so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of you precious wee girl. Our hearts are breaking for you. We are Matisse Reids grandparents, and send you our love and sincere sympathy from New Zealand.

Traci / Thursday, October 16 2008 01:27 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Ally's passing. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Phil & Linda Manthey / Wednesday, October 15 2008 10:26 PM

We CANNOT imagine your grief, but God can, and "underneath are the everlasting arms" to hold and comfort you. You had 2 amazing daughters and your family's strength and patience were an enormous inspiration to thousands of people. Ally's smile was amazing. Lord bless you.

Darlene Dunn / Wednesday, October 15 2008 10:24 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley, even though I'm not in Boyertown anymore, I still hold everyone in my heart and prayers. I was greatly saddened to hear of your loss. As Parish nurse I had opportunity to know you but never really got to know you because you already had such a strong support system. Lean on them in this time, or take the time to care for yourselves and your precious daughter Ashley. I remember all the times I saw Ally and she always had a huge smile on her face. She was such an inspiration. Know that prayers are rising up from NC and I will continue to do so. Lean on others and lean on the Lord, you will make it through this difficult time. God Bless Darlene Dunn (RN, Parish Nurse)

Dawn Stinnard / Wednesday, October 15 2008 09:25 PM

Family means everthing at a time like this, so lean on them and they'll hug and support you. Even though we can't hug know that your in our hugs and thoughts and prayers.You have shown so much courage and strength through all this. Remember her smile that always seemed to be there. The grace she had to make everyone grateful to know her. Bless you and your family and we'll keep you in our prayers.

samantha Hoffman / Wednesday, October 15 2008 07:54 PM

Four years ago, I began to follow Ally's story through the newspaper. Every new article in the paper, my homeroom teacher would cut out and post on the bulletin board. I enjoyed reading about how well she was doing, how she was growing, and getting so big. Her strength through adversity inspired me to transform how I go from day to day. I am a caretaker at a nursing facility and I carry her story in my heart everyday. She has impacted my life in a way that I can’t even begin to explain. Even though I have never met your family or Ally, you will always be in my prayers. You should be proud that Ally's life reached out and touched so many people. She was truly an angel just visiting us here on earth........Samantha

Meghan / Wednesday, October 15 2008 07:08 PM

My heart was broken when I heard the news. I neaver had the privalage of meeting Ally but, know of what a sweet, happy little girl she was, I couldn't help but smile when I saw her photo. I also know that you were the best parents in the world to Ally and you will cont. to be to Ashley. I read all your updates and felt your pain and worry in the bad and your joy in the great times. Ally will always be remember in our family. Your whole family is in my prays and may god help heal your broken hearts. Meghan (2008 Corvettes for Kids Spokes Child's Moms)

Aunt Nancy & Uncle Larry / Wednesday, October 15 2008 06:36 PM

Shane and family, Our family will greatly miss this amazing little girl. Ally had a big part of our hearts, even if we were many miles away. Thank you for sharing the ups and downs of her journey. Shane, you have shown remarkable courage, responsibility, love and warmth. Ally will inspire your inner strength, she will help you, Jill and Ashley get through these tough days ahead. We love you. Your family is in our prayers~ Love, Aunt Nancy and Uncle Larry

Carol Yeager / Wednesday, October 15 2008 05:47 PM

I am so very sorry to hear about your sweet and brave little girl and I wish there were words that could tell you just how saddened I was today when I checked my mail and found the message that Ally has passed on ,I am sure that you know this but the LORD says with open arms "come to me and I will let you rest and also that HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST, at this time I hope it helps to know just how many friends you have and that includes us ONLINE also Allways remember this the love that a mother has for a child goes on forever and ever I know in time it will get bettet but right now I can imagine that you must feel so empty and also in a sence you must feel so mad but remember the good times and all the love that Ally showed even thru all of her bad days You should be so proud of her and I hope that will help you find comfort in some way to keep the faith and also help Ashley to understand that death isnt an end but a new beginning for the one who has passed on into a better place with no pain or suffering anymore .Well I dont know what else to say but please remember me and I will answer your letters whenever I get them May GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU and remember there are a whole lot of friends that send their sympathy and comfort to all your family.HAVE FAITH AND TRY TO BE STRONG AS Alley was and I am sure that is how she would want you to be ,I do belive that when He sees that it is getting to difficult for someone to bear the pain that he helps to ease that pain by taking you under his wings and keeps you in his care.Once again I must say GOD BLESS Allways in our hearts, Carol and Sterley

Judi Lumis / Wednesday, October 15 2008 04:40 PM

I have not been able to stop crying since I saw the newspaper this morning. The fight that you, your husband, little Ashley, your family, and Ally herself have put up has been a gift to this community. People forget that it takes a village to raise a child, and it has never been truer than in Ally's case. Thank you, thank you so much for the gift of Ally's life. I will pray for you to find peace as there will never be understanding as to why someone so beautiful should be taken away from us. And please let Ashley know that my concern for her is as great as it was for her sister. I will pray for you all to find comfort in each other. You are such a beautiful family, don't lose faith. Judi, Chris, and our angels CJ and Madee Lumis

Mary Beth Kuzma / Wednesday, October 15 2008 04:02 PM

Jill, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet angel, Ally. You have been an amazing mother to your beautiful little girl! My heart aches for you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and many prayers are with you to help ease your pain. You have an amazing family and remember that God will help you through this difficult time. Take care.

Kim Burd / Wednesday, October 15 2008 02:20 PM

I was so sorry to read about the death of your precious little girl. I can't imagine the pain that you must be going through. It seems as though you have been through so much, in and out of hospitals and doctor's offices and even being on an emotional rollercoaster of hope and despair. I understand how painful it can be to lose a loved one, but to lose your own child must be devastating. What helps me to cope in such difficult times is knowing the Bible's hope for the future. Acts 24:15 explains that there will be a resurrection of all our dead loved ones in the near future and we will live peacefully on the earth, just as God originally purposed, without sickness or death. Even wars and crime will be done away with so that all of mankind will live without fear and worry. (Isaiah 2:4) The Bible promises us such things will be fulfilled. I find knowing the truth about what the Bible really teaches is of great comfort. My condolences go out to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Kim Burd

Lynn / Wednesday, October 15 2008 02:05 PM

Jill, I shared with you many times while at MOPS the pain we as a family went through when we lost my brother. So, I agree: nobody should endure that kind of pain and it feels unbearable. We are ALL praying for you, and I pray you feel the peace that surpasses all understanding

Jenny Clark / Wednesday, October 15 2008 01:47 PM

I am in shock- Ally looked so good- it doesn't seem possible- from the very fist time I saw Ally she always had had smile on her face- even though she had a different life than you would have wanted for her- her bright smile showed she was loved by everyone around her- she was a happy child- I'm sure she is sharing her bright light and special smile with all of her Heavenly friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you now as they have been all these years. Sincerely, Jenny Clark and family

Dawn Hastings / Wednesday, October 15 2008 01:16 PM

I really do not even know what to say other than I am praying for you all so much. I pray that you could feel God's prescence around you like a warm blanket. Love, Dawn ~ ^i^Brandon^i^, Jordan, & Seth's mom

Tricia Ettinger / Wednesday, October 15 2008 01:07 PM

To Ally's Family: I am so sorry to have read in the newspaper today of Ally's passing. My cousin had last their 4 year son one year ago in March 2008 to Neuroblastoma. His name was Trevor Gresko. He was also on the Caringbridge Foundation Webpage. I'm sure your angel will be greeted by our angel Trevor in heaven. Always know that your angel will always be with you and in your hearts! God Bless! Tricia Ettinger

The Puleo Family / Wednesday, October 15 2008 12:51 PM

Shane, Jill and Ashley, You have been in our hearts since before Ally was born. We were always sure to ask after evertime we saw Donny and Mary Kay and the rest of the family. May God give you peace for the pain that lies deep within you. A pain I can not begin to imagine. Know that love surrounds you now as it always has. Blessings to you and your entire family at the very difficult time. Becky (Harner) Puleo and family.

Bonnie Kooker / Wednesday, October 15 2008 12:49 PM

Jill & Shane, I have followed Ally's journey for several years and my heart goes out to you and your families. No words can ease your pain at this time, but always remember that so many people read about Ally and thought of her and your family and prayed for you every day. I will continue to pray for both of you, your families and especially Ashley as you go through this heartbreaking time. Bonnie

Christina / Wednesday, October 15 2008 12:41 PM

Jill,Shane and Ashley, Our prayers are with you all. I never got to know Ally in person or you all, but through this site, if feel like part of the family. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you. I pray that He will give you all the strength you need during this very difficult time. I have posted a prayer request for you all on my Christian message board...we will continue to pray so hard for you all. If you need anything please let us know. Love in Christ, Christina Hopkins and The Christ Haven Team

Audrey Eddinger / Wednesday, October 15 2008 12:32 PM

Jill, Shane, Ashley, My prayers and thoughts are with you and all of your family. Ally was a very special little girl, Ashley your sister was a joy to you I know. She will be sadly missed by so many people. No one should have to loose a child/sister so young. I now you have great support from so many people and hope that will be comforting. Ally will never be far from my thoughts. Take Care Audrey

The Bollingers / Wednesday, October 15 2008 11:13 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and for many days to come. It has been a difficult journey not only for Ally but for your entire family. Ally has touched so many people and her memory will live on. Hug Ashley a little tighter, a little longer and in return she will be the one comforting you. Love surrounds you.

Becki / Wednesday, October 15 2008 10:56 AM

Oh Jill, My heart just groans when I think of the pain that you and Shane have been through in the past couple of days and the emptiness you are still enduring. We will be praying for you, and for your whole wonderful family.

Luann / Wednesday, October 15 2008 10:41 AM

You do not know who I am, but I have heard so much about Ally through people who know the family as well as the newspapers. You have a difficult road ahead of you. I know this, because I too lost a child not all that long ago. I was lucky enough to have my son for 23 years and it was nowhere near long enough. All I can say is treasure the four precious years you did have with her and the memories of the days that she brought you such joy and made everyone smile will keep you going. Keep your faith! That's the single most important thing that kept me going along with my close friends and family. I still seek comfort that he is in a much better place and its now his turn to join God and help watch over me. I know he does. I miss him so much and a small piece of my heart breaks every day but I know it time that will subside. As the song says "only the good die young" and don't forget "God never makes mistakes". Take care of yourself, the rest of your family and may God be with you and help you through this early most difficult tme.

Diane / Wednesday, October 15 2008 10:11 AM

Dear Jill, Shane & Ashley, You and your family have traveled a long, difficult journey. I pray that God will comfort you and help to ease the aches in your hearts. May you find some peace knowing Ally will suffer no more. You and Ally are inspiration to the community with your strength and courage. She will not be forgotten--her beautiful smile will always shine. Diane

The Diachynsky's / Wednesday, October 15 2008 08:31 AM

Jill, Shane & Ashley, Our prayers are with you! You are an amazing family that has been thru more than one family should have to go thru in their life....there is no doubt that together you will get thru this terrible time. Being a parent and knowing your family my heart just breaks everytime I think of what you are going thru.....some how I pray that knowing you have such a big support system will make it somehow a little easier. Tracy

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The Kennedy's / Friday, October 17 2008 12:40 AM

We just met your beautiful family at Ashley's birthday party on Saturday and were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We can not even imagine your pain but know we are thinking of you and your little angel. God bless.

The Kennedy's / Friday, October 17 2008 12:27 AM

We just met your beautiful family at Ashley's birthday party on Saturday and were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We can not even imagine your pain but know we are thinking of you and your little angel. God bless.

Tina Shanda / Thursday, October 16 2008 05:34 PM

My thoughts are with you all..I cant tell you how hard it is forme to see you go through this pain since I have struggled with it myself. Just know her pain and hurt is now gone...and she will always be with you. Im so sorry....

Aunt Donna/Nana / Wednesday, October 15 2008 08:51 PM

Your precious little girl is now with Jesus, she was such an inspiration to my family as we got to interact with her. She is the "CUTEST LITTLE ANGEL" in HEAVEN & by now has been promoted to "QUEEN ALLY" as I write. We love you guys so much, been so blessed to know you so well. Lots of prayers for "SWEET ASHLEY" too:))

The Dierolf's / Wednesday, October 15 2008 05:45 AM

Shane, Jill and Ashley, My family had met Ally on several occasions and the one thing we will never forget is her smile.My 8 year old has taken the news hard and we have many tear filled talks.. Her answer is simply that when Ally was born she was not "done" yet and God took her so she could finish.Courtney loved Ally and would talk about her everyday after Bible school this summer and when she would see her in church she would always rejoice because if Ally was at church it must mean she is doing well.When she found out during bible school that Ally was sick she came home and had a lemonade stand to raise money she was so proud to walk to church and give pastor John the money she earned. I can not imagine your pain and thoughts going thru your minds.We send all of you hugs and kisses and prayers that time will heal your broken hearts and that you have peace in knowing that this is not the end.You will see her again but until then hold onto eachother as God is holding onto each of you.I wrote this poem years ago when I lost someone I loved dearly I hope it helps a little now. A Death has just occurred and our lives are all blurred we are sad the world seems so dark the tears continue to flow like a never ending rain the pain is hard to bear In the distance there is a glow a flicker of light every day the tears come less the pain starts fading away as the light gets closer the good memories come back and ease the pain even more until the light finally reaches and is all around except for a little black speck to keep the memory alive It will not happen fast But it WILL happen And so for now, Well at least we have that flicker of light Remember the Lord is OUR light and our salvation. God Bless , Noelle, Matt, Jon, Alyssa & Courtney

unibrower / Wednesday, October 15 2008 04:09 AM

Many tears will be shed for our loss of such a Beautiful Little Girl.Many prayers are being said for Your Whole Family. We are here for you all. She will always have a special spot in our hearts.She will always be our Little Angel-Love to All

The Houcks / Wednesday, October 15 2008 03:55 AM

Shane,Jill & Ashley My Gods peace be with you. Ally was a true gift to everyone. Your family is in our prayers.

Davis family / Wednesday, October 15 2008 01:31 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Ally. She was an awesome person. We loved seeing her pictures on the site and getting glimpses of her at church. We do not know what to say really except that we are praying for all of you and your family knowing that God will send you the strength you all need to make it through the following days. My Ally will miss helping her "birthday buddy." We send the warmest hugs to you and will keep that little Ashley highest in our thoughts and prayers.

Dawn Stinnard / Tuesday, October 14 2008 11:04 PM

Sorry to hear about Ally. Keep loving her and talking to her it may help heal your hearts. God has taking her home and healed her so she can be your special angel. Shane your a good father don't say otherwise. She loved you as daddy. Love Ashley and Jill and you will always love Ally.She's in your heart and soul.

Karen & Jason Konnick / Tuesday, October 14 2008 10:07 PM

Shane, Jill and Ashley -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing Ally and her life and story with us. We are all better people for knowing her. She is truly an angel!

The Stoudt's / Tuesday, October 14 2008 09:56 PM

We feel like we are part of your family just from reading your updates. We are so sorry for your loss! You are both such wonderful parents and did all you could possibly do for Ally. And Ashley has been a wonderful sister too! We can't even imagine what your going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless! Bruce and Debbie.

Noelle / Tuesday, October 14 2008 09:01 PM

My deepest sympathy to you both, and of course all gave Ally such a wonderful life in the face of such trials to live it. If nothing else, Ally taught us all to be thankful for each day we have on this earth!

Kathy & Jeff / Tuesday, October 14 2008 08:28 PM

We're so sorry about your precious little Ally. We can't imagine the deep pain you're all feeling. You are your family have touched many lives. May God give you His peace and strength today and in the days to come.

Michelle Kelly / Tuesday, October 14 2008 08:22 PM

Jill, Ashley, Shane All my thoughts and prayers are with you. Ally was an amazing child who has a tremendous spirit. I am honored to have known her and your family. I will think of her often. In sympathy and love, Michelle Kelly (NNP)

Cindy / Tuesday, October 14 2008 07:26 PM

Though I never met Ally personally, I felt like I was a part of her life, following her struggles as well as her joys through the photos and words on this website. I look forward to meeting Ally one day when she and Jesus greet us all in heaven.

Mark Snyder / Tuesday, October 14 2008 07:00 PM

Shane, Jill, and Ashley: There are no words at a time like this. Please know that many are praying for you all. Take all the time you need to pour out your hearts to the Lord, for He understands. I share your heavy hearts. May God's Presence be more real to now than at any other time. You will always carry Ally in your hearts. Pastor Mark

The Latshaw Family / Tuesday, October 14 2008 06:47 PM

We have followed Ally's story from the beginning and although we do not know you well, we've kept up to date on Ally's condition through a mutual friend (Tiffany Dunning) as well as through Jill's sister Heather. (Our daughters go to school with Heather's girls). I wish I had the words to say to take away your grief. I hope in some small way it brings you comfort to know that although Ally's life was short, she contributed more to this world than most of us do in a lifetime. She brought hope and inspiration to many in the Boyertown area and beyond. Your family's strength and courage over the last several years have made many people re-examine their own lives and hug their own children a little tighter. And your family has made many people think about and consider the gift of organ donation. I hope it brings you some solace to know what a special little girl Ally was and that she has left a lasting impression on people that never even really knew her. Shane, do not doubt yourself as a father, to Ally you were the best Dad in the world because you were HER Daddy. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be in the coming weeks and months. Cale, Audrey (Hoffman), Katie, Ashley & Jake Latshaw

The Bollilngers / Tuesday, October 14 2008 05:44 PM

Your feelings are normal and very understandable. Losing a child is one of the hardest things that any parent should have to deal with. We are all here for you, Jill and Ashley...You need to lean on each other and you will get through this. Precious Ally will always be a part of you and you will never lose that. Hold on to those memories...give Jill and Ashley extra hugs and hold them tight. You will find they will comfort you as well. Many thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

Steph / Tuesday, October 14 2008 05:07 PM

Shane, you dont need to be strong 24/7. As someone else said you can grieve and hate it right now. You can let it out. Ally was a wonderful little girl and I can imagine your pain. It is only human to not be strong "for everyone else" Be with your family and dont worry about all of the others. This is your time. You are in our prayers and hope that god can give you the stength that you need steph

Charrele / Tuesday, October 14 2008 04:52 PM

Shane, this is the very first time I have been on Ally's site. Please allow me to express my deepest sympathies to you, your wife, and your daughter Ashley. You have an excellent support system at home and at work. You guys have done a phenomenal job documenting Ally and Ashley's life. It will bring you very fond memories as you get further away from the grief. You will always miss her. She knows that she was loved. Ally was a superhero. You and your wife are the best parents she could have wished for. Pat yourself on the back for giving her unconditional love and and the best care. Then go and kiss Ashley. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray the Lord's blessing on your family as you go through this extremely tough time.

Keith / Tuesday, October 14 2008 03:43 PM

I know nothing can be said during this difficult time, but I think Ally was sitting on Matt Stairs' shoulder last night. God bless all of you.

Dawn Alderfer / Tuesday, October 14 2008 03:28 PM

Words cannot really express enough right now, so I will send you a big hug and pray that God will give you the strength you need for the upcoming days and heartache. I know God's heart is breaking with yours. Blessings, Dawn Alderfer (MOPS)

Kathy Hyland / Tuesday, October 14 2008 03:26 PM

Shane, Jill and Ashley, I was so very sorry to hear about Ally and cannot imagine your pain. Ally was lucky to have such wonderful parents and a sister, who loved her so very much. I hope that your memories of Ally's smiling face help you to find peace and comfort in this most difficult time.

margaret TV-60 / Tuesday, October 14 2008 03:07 PM

Shane, Jill and Ashley We have kept up with your updates and feel we know you all so well. As you miss Ally remember that she is in the best place that she can be with our more pain and suffering. We pray for strenght for all of you. Your love and dedication for Ally was amazing!

Christine Graham / Tuesday, October 14 2008 02:46 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley: My heart aches for you in this difficult time. I will always keep Ally in my heart for she was such a strong little girl. I want you to remember that she had a wonderful supportive and loving family that brought her so much life. We will keep her memories alive in our hearts. Please give Ashley extra hugs and kisses for me.

Shylah / Tuesday, October 14 2008 02:11 PM

Shane, Jill and Ashley, My heart is breaking for you all. Ally was such a special, beautiful little girl. She was so full of joy even if she wasn't feeling so great. You guys are such a wonderful family, I pray for you to have the strength to get through this. Give Ashley extra hugs from us all. Shylah

The Davidheiser's / Tuesday, October 14 2008 01:28 PM

Shane, Jill, and Ashley, words cannot express the sadness we all feel for the loss of your beautiful Ally! We loved her and I felt so lucky to have known her and had her in our Sunday School class. Your family will be in our hearts and prayers. We will pray for your strength through this extremely hard time. God Bless you all! Mike, Betty, Kyle & Zach Daviheiser

Mary / Tuesday, October 14 2008 01:07 PM

I believe Jesus takes special care of children who return to His kingdom. I am so, so sorry for your pain and grief. I am praying for peace and healing in your family.

holly / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:47 PM

Shane,my heart's breaking for you and Jill right now. I know there's no words. It's blackness. minute by minute is all you can do. Ally is and always was an angel.

Dee Berger / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:44 PM

Shane...we got the call late last night and I simply could not believe it. We've never met, however, I've followed Ally's story these past several years via this site. I was blessed to have witnessed the miracle that she is at the Bechtelsville Gun Club Fishing Rodeo this past Spring - under an umbrella, playing with Ashley and others in the drizzle. What an amazing little girl! A testament to you and Jill as parents. I can't even begin to fathom the grief that your family is feeling right now, but I know that your tremendous faith will get you through, as it has done in the past. Our prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing Ally with all of us.

Debbie/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:43 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss of ^^Ally^^. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

Kristi Cole / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:37 PM

I came across your daughter's website last week and read her entire journal. My son too is waiting for a small bowel transplant at CHP. After reading about Ally's many struggles pre & post transplant and then reading that she was finally doing so well was such an encouragement. In fact, I mentioned Ally and another transplant kiddo yesterday to my mother in regards to how much they struggled initially post-transplant and then how well they are doing today. I was shocked and so sad to read last night that Ally had passed. Please know that Ally's story has touched many. Your family is in my prayers. Kristi Cole & Brody Carepage Name-brodyjcole

mbh / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:30 PM

God bless you. Many tears will be shed for our loss of Ally today and in honor of the heroic job you did to make her life full of love, friends, family and fun.

Lori / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:26 PM

I am so sorry about sweet little Ally! I hear your pain in your writing and I am just so sorry for you all but, know little Ally is with our Lord and pain free and her little heart is healed. Praise the Lord that Ally is pain free but, I will pray for all of your hearts cause I know that their broken. I pray that God will give you all strength beyond measure. Blessings, Lori/Angel_Wings

Heather LaBombard / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:24 PM

good job Shane, let it out. Continue to talk to Ally and let her know how you feel. we are all here to listen and support you.

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Christie Groover / Tuesday, October 28 2008 02:00 PM

Shane, Jill and Ashley... my thoughts are with you as I only found out today of Ally's passing. Shane, never doubt your abilities as a father. Ya know, God has a way of sparing us pain that sometimes we just cannot bare. Jill was there for a reason and you weren't. Ally knew your love for her. Jill - stay strong. Mother's are Gods blessing to us all. My prayers are with you.

Jennifer / Thursday, October 16 2008 03:40 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so lucky to have known Ally. She taught us up about triumph, having a positive and great attitude, love, perserverence, and about really living life through the great and the tough times. Those lessons will live on along with her fabulous smile that is ingrained in our memory. Ashley - Samantha sends a lot of hugs and kisses. She really misses her friend. She loves you. Love. Jennifer, Larry, Samantha and Grayson

Kristen Allen / Thursday, October 16 2008 09:42 AM

Shane, I know that this time is the most horrific of anything that you have endured over the past 4 years with Ally, but you are a terrific father! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carol Yeager / Wednesday, October 15 2008 06:17 PM

I am sending this message to Shane and I just wanted him to know that he has been a wonderful DAD and HUSBAND and he has absolutely no reason to feel as though he wasnt, in times like those that you all went through and he had so much else to do to see thst his family was taken care of He has been nothing but wonderful and he has no reason to think otherwise.I hope that he will someway find pease and comfort in time Please try to think of what Alley would want for you ,I feel as though she would want her daddy to just be happy and also find comfort in some way knowing that there is no more suffering or pain for her anymore.Allways PLEASE remember that the time you have with a child is so precious and we must just be thankful for the time spent with them.REMEMBER also that HE only takes the BEST.It must seem so hard at this time to understand that but I am sure in time you will be able to comprihend just what I am trying to say.Allways in our hearts and on our minds .Prayers be with you allways Carol and Sterley

Patricia/Angel Wings / Wednesday, October 15 2008 04:48 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Precious Ally's death. I am holding each of you close in my thoughts & prayers. May Our Lord supply each need that you have. God bless always.

Annette / Wednesday, October 15 2008 01:54 AM

I am sorry to hear your loss. May your sweet girl rest in peace.

martha chase reisinger / Wednesday, October 15 2008 12:43 AM

I am very sorry to hear the news... you both are wonderful parents. Ally is in peace. we are thinking and praying for all of you! Martha

Chris Karver / Wednesday, October 15 2008 12:15 AM

Ally is with the saints now. I pray that Jesus will hold her dear and I will pray to Ally that she will help her family in their time of grief and sorrow.

Valerie Pursel / Tuesday, October 14 2008 11:54 PM

I am so sorry to hear Ally went to be with the other angles today.. Please accept my sincere condolences. Although I never met any of you I have been following All's Story for the past year and a half and I feel like I know you.. Again I am so very sorry.. God will take good care of her.. He has plans for her. Remember the good times you were able to have with her. God will help you through this.. God Bless all of you.

Stefani (Nathan's mom) / Tuesday, October 14 2008 11:48 PM

Ally inspired us all and we will always remember her smiling face during the trike-a-thon. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

mary kay / Tuesday, October 14 2008 08:30 PM

I can't even think of any words right now...Ally was so special and will be missed by so many love, prayers and thoughts are with your family

Ken and Becki / Tuesday, October 14 2008 07:28 PM

We know that any words we say won't take away your pain any more than a mommy or daddy's kiss takes away the pain of a child's ouchie. But just like a mommy still feels the need to kiss her wounded child, we are searching for something, anything, to say that may be some comfort to your broken hearts. Shane and Jill, you were an excellent father and mother to Ally during the time that you had with her, as you still are to Ashley. Ashley, you were such a sweet sister to Ally. We will pray for strength and healing for all of you in this difficult time.

Bonmer Family / Tuesday, October 14 2008 06:47 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley - we are so sorry for your loss! How many people this little girl has touched is amazing - she is an ANGEL! We can not imagine your pain and loss. We will keep your family in out prayers.

Joanne / Tuesday, October 14 2008 06:45 PM

My heart grieves at the loss of Ally and for your entire family. Ally was a certainly a precious gift from God that he bestowed on your family perhaps to bring you a deeper understanding of HIS love. Ally was an inspiration to me, as has been your entire family. You are all very precious. We pray for all of you during this difficult time. Shane, I understand your grief, but you can be assured that you are a wonderful father. You were there for Ally - she knew your love. May you, Jill and Ashley find comfort in remembering the times you did share with her and the glory Ally is now living with the Lord!

Crystal / Tuesday, October 14 2008 06:34 PM

To the Heintz and Heimbach families: We are so sorry for the loss of your little angel. Our hearts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort. Crystal, Cory and Hayden

Chad and Kimberly Kardos / Tuesday, October 14 2008 06:29 PM

Shane, Jill and Ashley, Chad just shared the news and we will be praying for all of you. May God's love be with you all and comfort you.

Jennifer Strickland Herb / Tuesday, October 14 2008 06:26 PM

Im so sorry to hear about the passing of Ally. Though I never got to meet your amazing little girl I have followed her story and prayed for her. She was so loved by so many people and she will forever teach others the importance of family. I'm praying for you and your entire family through this hard time. God Bless Jen

Kirsten Bollinger / Tuesday, October 14 2008 06:19 PM

I'm so sorry about your loss. Remember all those sweet times with Ally. I never had the chance to meet your wonderful family but I do attend your church and have heard so many wonderful things about Ally and her love and passion for life. My prayers are with you and your family! Ally has walked in and out of our lives but she has left footprints on so many hearts. God Bless!

Hilary / Tuesday, October 14 2008 04:17 PM

God is your strength. He loves you and Ally and all.

Debra / Tuesday, October 14 2008 03:22 PM

Dear Shane,Jill and Ashley: May GOD comfort you, may you gain the strength to continue to shine ALLY's LIGHT. We love you, We Love ALLY, now in Eternal Life.

Steph / Tuesday, October 14 2008 03:09 PM

Jill, Shane, and Ashley We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Darrin, Steph, Kegan and Steven Hoffa

Angie / Tuesday, October 14 2008 03:05 PM

I am so sorry for your loss! Losing a child is something none of us should ever have to endure. My heart goes out to you. Prayers for your family as you go through this very, very difficult time.

Donna Schanze / Tuesday, October 14 2008 02:56 PM

Shane, Jill and Ashley, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Ally was an inspiration to all including myself. Her strength taught me so much. I enjoyed seeing and chatting with her when she came to pick Ashley up in Sunday School. You and your entire family are in my thought and prayers.

Rae Lapine / Tuesday, October 14 2008 02:53 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Wendy let me know. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Rae

Stacy Stauffer / Tuesday, October 14 2008 02:18 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley, Brian and I are so very sorry for your loss. Ally was such a special little girl. Our prayers are with you!

Wendy Troxel / Tuesday, October 14 2008 01:45 PM

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your precious little girl. I am so glad we were fortunate enough to get to know her and you all during your time in Pittsburgh. We are thinking of you and sending you love and strength.

Bob & Karen / Tuesday, October 14 2008 01:30 PM

Shane Karen and I are at a complete loss and so very sorry. When I saw her at the organ donor run I was shocked to see how well she was doing and now this. I tried to call but the number I have was no longer working. Give me a call when you get a chance and just let me know if you guys need ANYTHING at all.

Sany Maicher / Tuesday, October 14 2008 01:02 PM

Oh I don't even know where to begin. I am so sorry. My heart is breaking through my tears. You all were like family to us. Please know that we love all of you and all of you will be in our hearts and prayers.

Dana Fruzynski (Noah's Mom) / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:20 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Ally. She was a special little girl. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

phil h / Tuesday, October 14 2008 11:57 AM

Heintz Family My condolences on the loss of Ally. I will pray for your family, and I will make sure that the second grade Sunday class prays for your family as well PEACE BE WITH YOU

Heidi Snyder / Tuesday, October 14 2008 11:45 AM

Jill, Shane and Ashley I am so sorry about Ally's passing, what a precious little girl. She is walking with Jesus today hand in hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Andy / Tuesday, October 14 2008 11:38 AM

Thoughts and prayers are truly with you and your family.

Stephanie 3CS / Tuesday, October 14 2008 11:35 AM

Im am so sorry for your loss.. Ally was an amazing little girl who we love very much. She will always been in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Becky / Tuesday, October 14 2008 11:30 AM

What could I possibly say, but how shocked and sorry I am! We've never met, but for years I've followed little Ally's journey through it all. You're website is wonderful and I feel as though I know your family. But I could never know your grief today. I will pray for the peace, rest, and assurance that can only come from Christ. Let Him hold you especially tight this week. You are in our prayers. Becky and family

The Bollingers / Tuesday, October 14 2008 10:59 AM

Jill, Shane and Ashley... Our deepest sympathy is extended to. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your precious Ally is an angel in heaven. You have been wonderful parents and sister and Ally knows that. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Krista & Jason Rose / Tuesday, October 14 2008 10:56 AM

Jill, Shane, and Ashley We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Ally was such a wonderful little girl, she was lucky to have you as her family. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you.

Donna / Tuesday, October 14 2008 10:04 AM

Entire Heintz Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your little girl. She has brought so much hope to so many people. She was a fighter and she fought a very long hard battle. God bless your family and your family will be in my prayers.

Carla and Bob Brodbeck / Tuesday, October 14 2008 08:43 AM

We are so sorry to hear about precious Ally. You and your family are in our prayers. Shane, don't think for a moment that you are not a good father. God chose you and Jill as Ally's parents because you are strong, excellent parents. Ashley will probably take this really hard, too. You are all in our prayers. Know that many, many people love and support you.

Brady & Andrea Reed / Tuesday, October 14 2008 07:19 AM

Shane & Jill, PLEASE know how many prayers are coming your way. Your faithful and selfless love for your children has been such a beautiful inspiration to SO many. Ally touched SO many people's lives and will no doubt, continue to do so, just from another place!

Chris / Tuesday, October 14 2008 04:24 AM

My heart ACHES for you all! No words can possibly express it, and I know that no human words can ever take away your pain. However, the wonderful and HOPEFUL spirit that WAS ALLY'S, to the ULTIMATE, will live in all our hearts for as long as we all live! Wow, what a marvelous example she was to us all. She embraced life in it's purest sense and loved ever minute to the fullest when she was able. Whoa, what a wake up call to us all!

3CS Staff / Tuesday, October 14 2008 03:29 AM

We send your family a great big hug and Ally will always be in all of our hearts.

steph / Tuesday, October 14 2008 02:40 AM

Oh my god I am in such shock over the news I just read. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Shane, dont beat yourself up. You are a wonderful fathers providing all that you can and Ally always new that. Praying for you guys steph

Fontana's / Tuesday, October 14 2008 02:32 AM

To Jill, Shane, Ashley, Mary Kay, Donnie, and all your families - We are without words, trying to make sense of this. Ally is surely in heaven, one of the most precious of angels. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a Treasure. God Bless

Kurt and Janine Davidheiser / Tuesday, October 14 2008 02:08 AM

Jill, Shane and Ashley, We are so sorry for your loss. Ally is definitely your guardian angel and will always be there for all of you, guiding you all. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Katie / Tuesday, October 14 2008 01:25 AM

What a fortunate litle girl Ally was - that she had the best care possible from Day One, very special parents and a sister who cherished her, and a life that inspired so many. My prayers are with you all, especially your sweet angel who is loving you through all this.

Marie and Andy S. / Tuesday, October 14 2008 01:00 AM

God bless your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ally was an angel while on earth and now she is one in heaven.

Dayle and Dave / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:58 AM

Jill, Shane, Ashley, MaryKay, Donnie and the entire family, our hearts our heavy with the loss of Alley. We will never forget those forever smiles she shared with all of us. Please know that we are here for you, please call. Our prayers are with you.........

Laura / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:51 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Ally. She was such a great fighter and determined little girl. Her memory will live on through all of us. We're all here for you, no matter what you need. Shane, you were there for Ally every moment..she couldn't have asked for a better Dad.

Jen / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:41 AM

Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your little girl. She was an inspiration to so many - and I hope that you know that she touched so many people's hearts. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Lynne / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:02 AM

There are no words...thank you for allowing me to be part of your little angel's life here on earth. I am truly blessed to have known her. Ally touched so many hearts, of those she knew and loved, and so many people she'd never even met. My heart aches. My love to you all.

Amy Pavlik / Tuesday, October 14 2008 12:01 AM

Jill, Shane and Ashley, Only god knows why he needs her up there, we can only think it is because she was and always will be a little angel. She has endured so much in her 4 years here...I often wondered as parents how you two did all that you did. You are more than an amazing father, and couldn't have done any more than you did. Please know that so many are thinking about you and praying that your pain be eased.

Laurie / Monday, October 13 2008 11:51 PM

Jill,Shane and Ashley I am so sorry to hear about Ally. This time last year I was at UPMC with my mom and I was inspired by the love and strength that your family has. This little girl was loved so much and I am glad to have met her and your family. I will tell my mom to watch over this little angel. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family at this sad time.

Jeanine / Monday, October 13 2008 11:39 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of your angel. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family, especially Ashley. You are wonderful parents and I feel blessed to have met your family. Sending lots of love.

kasey / Monday, October 13 2008 11:37 PM

Shane, never doubt what a wonderful father you are and have always been. Ally is the beautiful, vibrant fighter as only she can be because of your and Jill's love, hope, understanding, and patience.

Michele & Rich / Monday, October 13 2008 11:23 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

Susan / Monday, October 13 2008 11:13 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley - I am so sorry to hear about Ally today. Shane you are a great father and always have been. No words are enough to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. My prayers are with you all. Ally has been an inspiration to everyone through her tough and inspiring fight for life.

Dana - Aide from AI / Monday, October 13 2008 10:58 PM

I am so sorry for your loss, I send my prayers to you all! I am so glad that I was able to know Ally, she was a wonderful little princess. She will be greatly missed by the 3CS staff!

Tricia Howerter / Monday, October 13 2008 10:44 PM

Mike and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Shari Widlund / Monday, October 13 2008 10:42 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ally will be an inspiration to us all. I feel priveleged to have met and known her. Know that Jesus will take the Best of care with your sweet precious child. You will be in my prayers forever.

The Huff's / Monday, October 13 2008 10:40 PM

Jill,Shane and Ashley, Our deepest and most sincere condolences. We too are at a loss for words. Phyllis, Brian, Jillian and Lucas

Brad and Tammie Kear / Monday, October 13 2008 10:35 PM

We are so saddened to hear about Ally. Please know we hold your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Julia Corcoran / Monday, October 13 2008 10:19 PM

I am so sorry. Find strength in the love that you have for each other as a family, and know that there is a little piece of Ally in the hearts of all that knew her.

Treena / Monday, October 13 2008 10:10 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Ally. Your family will be in our prayers.

Kathy / Monday, October 13 2008 09:59 PM

Shane... I am so very sorry... I will be praying for you and your family.

Rachel & Ben Frey / Monday, October 13 2008 09:48 PM

Please know how sorry we are to hear of Ally's passing. I imagine that no words, at this point, will bring much comfort, but be certain that you and your daughters have taught us how precious life is thru your actions and love.

Mary / Monday, October 13 2008 09:46 PM

I love you ally.

Mary / Monday, October 13 2008 09:46 PM

I love you ally.

Shari / Monday, October 13 2008 09:43 PM

I have no words. My heart is aching with yours today!

Karen Shellenberger / Monday, October 13 2008 09:32 PM

My heart aches for you and your entire family. Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you all of you.

Sherry Strock / Monday, October 13 2008 09:26 PM

I am so very sorry to hear about Ally. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love the Strocks

Betty & Dave / Monday, October 13 2008 09:17 PM

Ally had a lifetime of trouble, but she had a lifetime of love packed into her 4 short years. She is an Angel with Jesus now, just as she was an Angel here. Love and Warm thoughts Betty & Dave Burdan

Kim Donohue and family / Monday, October 13 2008 09:16 PM

Jill and Shane, Our prayers are with you. I am so sad for you and my heart breaks for Ashley. Praying continuously. Love, the donohue's

Lorena / Monday, October 13 2008 08:51 PM

Shane, I am so lost for words. I am so sorry to hear such painful news today. Ally has touched so many lives. Your little girl is an Angel in heaven now. You are a good father and Ally knew that her father loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Diachynsky's / Monday, October 13 2008 08:43 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley, We are SO sorry for your loss! You and your families are in our prayers and thoughts. Words can not describe the sorrow we feel for you and your family. Allie was a special little girl....hold on to that!

Lynn / Monday, October 13 2008 08:36 PM

My heart is breaking for you. Gain comfort in knowing Ally is with Jesus.

Linda / Monday, October 13 2008 08:29 PM

Words cannot express the deep sorrow I feel for your loss. Ally was truly an inspiration. My heart goes out to you, your family, and especially Ashley.

Teri, John and Grace / Monday, October 13 2008 08:26 PM

Dear Jill, Shane and Ashley, We are so sorry for your immense grief. Ally will be very missed, even by us who knew her mostly by through pictures and your journal. We will not stop praying for you three, esp little Ashley. Please give her a hug from us. Let her know she is very loved, and God always has a better plan in mind than we do. He protects us from the worst, even when we are feeling that we know the worst and are living the worst. God loves us and is for us. Don't forget that. Love, The Hinckleys

Paula K. / Monday, October 13 2008 08:22 PM

Shane, Jill and Ashley, I am so sorry to hear about Ally. She was a terrific little girl who was very lucky to have you as family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Bob and Deb / Monday, October 13 2008 08:13 PM

Jill,Shane and Ashley-We are so very sorry to hear of Ally's passing-she always was so happy -she was blessed to have you as her parents and Ashley as her sister just as I was blessed to get to know her and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Uncle Ronnie / Monday, October 13 2008 08:07 PM

Shane, Ashley and Jill, I'm so sorry for your loss, I do not have the words to express my sorrow, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan / Monday, October 13 2008 08:07 PM

Shane, you are a good dad, don't doubt that. No one could have known she would leave this morning. My thoughts are with you and your family. Ally was a special little girl who touched many people's lives.

Laura / Monday, October 13 2008 07:39 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your little girl. She was full of memories. You all will be in my prayers.

Tara Hannahoe & Family / Monday, October 13 2008 07:37 PM

I wish there was something we could say or do to ease the pain, but we know better then that. You have done everything parents could do in the past 4 1/2 years to give Ally everything and provide her the best life possible. You, your family and sweet Ashley are in our constant prayers and thoughts.

Eileen in Pgh / Monday, October 13 2008 07:28 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss, more than words can say. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary / Monday, October 13 2008 07:26 PM

We are all thinking of you at work today, Shane. You can never know when things in life will happen, but Ally knew you loved her. Our prayers are with you and your family, esp. little Ashley.

Jodee Red / Monday, October 13 2008 07:12 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with sweet angel Ally in heaven.

Becky Lee / Monday, October 13 2008 07:10 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your precious little girl. I am so glad to have met and known her. I will pray for all of you, especially Ashley.

Heather / Monday, October 13 2008 07:01 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Ally today. Shane, you ARE a wonderful father and Ally knows you love her very much. I will be praying for you and your family.

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unibrower / Wednesday, September 10 2008 02:03 AM

The Best News ever!!! Hope all are doing well. We have 3 that's right 3 in college. Help me. Can't wait to see you all-Enjoy school. Love to all

Luis & Cheryl / Monday, September 8 2008 06:03 PM

Jill & Shane, It is great to read updates with more positive news than negative. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the photos of Ally at the beach with the rest of her "accomplices" speaks volumes. We know it has been difficult and some challenges remain, however your words of pain & relief, despair followed by hope, and faith are inspiring to all even to some of us that have travelled a similar path. May God bless you and the girls, and may he look over you always.

Carol Meeker / Wednesday, August 20 2008 12:28 PM

Wonderful, wonderful! We prayed for Ally and we will continue to pray for your friends. God's blessings are enormous!

Carol Yeager / Thursday, August 7 2008 03:14 PM

I am glad to hear that things are falling into place for Ally and I pray that they will keep on going that way.Please give my prayers to all who are having ill health and also give strength as you have had in the past for all that you and your family have gone through.My thoughts are allways with you for I am a kind of person that even though I havent met you and really dont know you I still feel so much for all that your daughters han your husband have gone through.God willingly that you shall be blessed for all you do and also all that you have had to come head to head with,In my book you are some lady.GOD BLESS

Kim/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, August 6 2008 07:08 PM

I'm so happy you're headed home Ally! I'm praying you continue to improve each day! Love and hugs - Kim

Cris Matlack / Wednesday, August 6 2008 05:58 PM

Continued love and support to the Heintz's and the other families in such need of a break! You all make us realize what we can do if we have to and make us so grateful for healthy husbands, wives, children and grandchildren. I count my blessings every single day. YOu all are an inspiration.

The Davidheiser's / Wednesday, August 6 2008 02:15 PM

Great News! Glad to hear the family will be together back home. Looking forward to seeing the girls at Sunday school.

The Bollingers / Wednesday, August 6 2008 11:06 AM

Great News! Keep strong Ally. Enjoy visiting all your friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers along with the families that need an extra prayer. God Bless! Enjoy what is left of the summer.

MJ/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, August 6 2008 11:01 AM

Ally I am so thankful you are well and out of the hospital. I hope you have fun visiting with your friends. I will be keeping your friends in my prayers also.

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Emberly / Tuesday, August 5 2008 02:52 PM

Shane I am so very proud of you. I have never met anyone who has been so committed to your family. You and Jill have a strength together that many will never know. You have both worked so very hard and have endured so very much and you both have two beautiful daughters. You are a family! You are never alone - god is with you.

steph / Sunday, August 3 2008 06:24 PM

I am so glad to hear the good news. The first thing I thought was that the trip to pgh was worth the news of being told the endocarditis was gone.. maybe that was the reason for her fevers! Just to give you good news and to hang out one on one with your sweet little girl. DOnt ever questions what you have done for teh past year. We always do our best and do what we think is right. we always got questioned too on some of our actions, or nates actions, but again like you said, we do what we feel is right. Noone is in your shoes. YOu obviously did right because you are still fighting as a family and are now on a new road at being a healthier family. YOu two are amazing parents... many couldnt do what you have done. ANd take it from nate and I that if you have gotten through all of this, everything else is a piece of cake. Many will NEVER know how to deal with all of these obstacles the rest of their lives... Hopefully none of us will have to deal with them again either! Take care. We need to get together and meet the girls... out of the city! Prayers are always with you

Kathy Buck / Saturday, August 2 2008 01:24 AM

Shane and Jill, I have been and will continue to be praying for Ally and your family. God has brought you on a long journey, and I praise God for all he has done for Ally and bringing her this far.

Carol Yeager / Friday, August 1 2008 05:34 PM

I am so very.very glad that things are starting to get back on track for all of you.God willingly that they will continue to getting better each and every day.GOD BLESS

Johanna / Friday, August 1 2008 05:26 PM

You and your entire family have been amazing and inspirational to all of us who have been privileged to know you! I honestly don't know how you could have done anything better. I know Ally could not have had more devoted parents and family and both of your girls are so amazing because of you. Continue to be awesome!

Cheryl / Friday, August 1 2008 04:54 PM

Shane, You have no idea how I brag about the many strengths that both you and Jill possess. If I turn out to be half the mother Jill is and Jerry turns out to be half the father you are, our baby will be very lucky. In 20 years of neonatal/pediatric nursing, I have never encountered a couple as strong as the two of you. You two work as a well oiled machine in regards to juggling schedules, taking care of each other and doing what is best for the girls.Never doubt your parenting abilities because in my book you deserve father of the century. I have witnessed you taking care of Ally during the not so good times and you are completely capable. What is so nice to see is a couple that takes such good care of each other. That is why Ashley and Ally are doing so well. I have seen others try to deal with sick children and they don't have the support of a loving relationship and it wears them down tremendously. It's so nice that you can now focus on a brighter future with less trials and tribulations. I didn't say no trials and tribulations for that would be unrealistic but getting your family back to home base will be a great start and a new beginning for all of you. Miss you all and pray for you daily, Cheryl

Agapegirl / Friday, August 1 2008 04:01 PM

Shane, as I read your update it brings tears to my eyes. I do not know you, have never met you but I have been praying for all of you since I first learned of your situation. I personally think you are amazing, I Praise God the Ally has had a father, mother and sister as she does not to mention the doctors and medical staff. Jesus said he would be with us always and as he ascended into heaven He promised a comforter, He went to prepare our REAL home, but while we are here in this life we must do our best along with His love, help and guidance. And you my friend and your wife have done a super job of taking care of your children. I am so glad and filled with joy with your good news and I pray for Ally's healing as well as praying for all of you as a family and as individuals. It is so wonderful to be able to take our problems to the cross and KNOW there is an answer for us and that every tribulation we go through (and I do think that you and your family have had more than your share) nevertheless Christ is always with us. Know that you are loved and prayed for and I do not believe anyone has the right to second guess either your or Jill, I think you both are wonderful and Praise God for you, may God continue to improve Ally's health and give you all the strength needed to make it through the storm, I look for a rainbow and Ally's total healing! God bless you, with love your sister in Christ. Sandy Kerr

Jen Harmer / Friday, August 1 2008 12:46 PM

It is so great to hear of your wonderful news! I am so happy for all of you! Ally and Ashley are so lucky to have such great parents.

Shari Widlund / Friday, August 1 2008 12:02 PM

I think you are a wonderful father Shane. You and Jill are two of the strongest and most loving people I have ever known. I think you have done wonderfully caring for Ally. It is a team effort...Jill could not do it without you, and you could not do it without her. Ally and Ashley are very blessed to have the two of you for parents, and Ashley as a sister. God Bless you and your precious family.

The Bollingers / Friday, August 1 2008 11:39 AM

You are "GREAT" parents and without going through what you have gone through, NO ONE can judge how you are doing. You have two happy, fun-loving children and that is because of YOU. You are doing a great job. We are happy to hear Ally is doing better. It is good that you and Ally had some Daddy-Daughter time together. You both needed that. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! God Bless!!!

Ken and Becki / Friday, August 1 2008 11:33 AM

You have overcome so much as a family, more than a lot of people will have to overcome. We can't put into words how glad we are for this relief for you and Jill, this burden lifted. Take a deep breath and enjoy your new life together. And you're right that you can get through all of life's challenges "through Christ who strengthens you" (Phil. 4:13).

Love / Friday, August 1 2008 11:02 AM

We are SOOOOO Proud of you!!!

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Christina Hopkins / Friday, August 1 2008 12:32 AM

Praise the Lord for answering this prayer!!!!!!!!! God is Good isn't He!!! Our prayers will continue for Ally and your family!! With Love from our family to yours, Christina Hopkins and The Christ Haven Team

Audrey Eddinger / Thursday, July 31 2008 01:04 PM

Jill & Shane the new is so wonderful the prayers really to work your family is always in my thoughts and prayers. You guys deserve a break I know Ally will come home and you can start to be a real family. Lots of Love to you all!

Becky Lee / Thursday, July 31 2008 12:20 AM

Dear Ally- you are amazing & deserve this miracle more than anyone after all you have been through. May you return home very soon to enjoy more special times with your family!!

the davidheiser's / Wednesday, July 30 2008 08:54 PM

Glad to hear that Ally is doing better. We couldn't believe all she just went thru, but sooo happy to hear she's getting stronger. Our prayers continue for you all.

Cheryl / Wednesday, July 30 2008 05:00 PM

Shane, it truly is the miracle Ally is so deserving of. I will continue to pray for you all to be home together soon. Cheryl

Johanna / Wednesday, July 30 2008 02:44 PM

Wow! Always full of surprises! I'm so glad for your good news- take care! Johanna

Joely Heidinger / Wednesday, July 30 2008 12:49 PM

Ally's candle is burning brightly and I thank God for your miracle because I cannot think of a better little girl to get one.

Karen / Wednesday, July 30 2008 11:44 AM

That is wonderful news! I'm so happy for your family!

The Bollingers / Wednesday, July 30 2008 11:08 AM

Great news. Prayers have been answered. We continue to pray that Ally keeps getting stronger and that your family be given the strength they need. God Bless You All.

sarah / Wednesday, July 30 2008 10:48 AM

Praise God, He is so good! Yeah Ally! We continue to pray for Ally and your family, and for more miracles in your lives. Keep leaning on the Lord, He loves you all so much!

Holly Cusumano / Wednesday, July 30 2008 10:44 AM

What fabulous news. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Wednesday, July 30 2008 10:39 AM

Thanks be to God! Prayers of thanksgiving and for continued healing continue. Pastor & Kathy

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Carol Yeager / Thursday, July 31 2008 07:43 PM

OUR prayers are allways with you and your family and Ally is ALLWAYS on my mind and in my heart also.My deepest thoughts go out to you and I wish you all the strength and LOVE that will help you through this.Please continue to have faith and allways look to OUR HEAVENLY FATHER to guide you through this as I am sure he is by your side and will give you the strength that is needed to get through this once again.allways in my thoughts,Carol

nan moyer / Wednesday, July 30 2008 02:05 PM

My prayers are with you.

phil h / Wednesday, July 30 2008 11:37 AM

Let's hope and pray for the best

MJ/Angel_Wings / Wednesday, July 30 2008 09:37 AM

Ally I am so thankful you are better and praying that you continue to improve today. Please know that I am thinking about you and keeping you close in prayer.

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Carol Yeager / Thursday, July 31 2008 07:53 PM

I hope that all will go back to when Ally was doing better and I hope she will be abel to enjoy life as others do.All my prayers are with you all.

uni-brower / Thursday, July 31 2008 03:59 PM

You all are in our thoughts & prayers--we all hope for a speedy recovery--Love to all

Trisha / Tuesday, July 29 2008 05:05 PM

Keeping your family in my thoughts & prayers. F.I.G.H.T. Faith In God's Healing Touch God bless you always.

Sheila Little / Tuesday, July 29 2008 05:01 PM

How frustrating after settling back into life in Eastern PA! As always, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tara Hannahoe / Tuesday, July 29 2008 02:20 PM

Praying for all of you. Such a long windy road this has been and continues to be. You all have amazing strength.

Oscar S. / Tuesday, July 29 2008 02:08 PM

Another challenge; another recovery, hopefully this is the last. We keep praying for you.

Debbie/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, July 29 2008 01:48 PM

Saying prayers for Allie today. God Bless.

Kim/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, July 29 2008 01:22 PM

Ally girl, So sorry you are not feeling well. I'm praying for your body to heal quickly so you can get back home. Sending you lots of love...Kim/Angel_Wings

MJ/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, July 29 2008 12:55 PM

Sweet Ally I am praying for you to be quickly cured os this infection. Please know that I am thinking about you and keeping you close in prayer.

Donna / Tuesday, July 29 2008 12:51 PM

Jill, I am so sorry to hear about Ally. You all have been in our thoughts and prayers. I was just thinking of your family because I added a new bead to my bracelet! It is a great reminder to send off a prayer...if Shanes needs anything whie he is here in Pgh please have him give us a call.

Barbara / Tuesday, July 29 2008 12:47 PM

Jill I am sooooo sorry I missed you ....sorry that Ally is sick again and praying for a quick recovery...........her numbers look great!!! Love to all

Deanna / Tuesday, July 29 2008 12:06 PM

So sorry to hear that you are back in Pittsburgh under these conditions. We will make contact with Shane and check on Ally's status today. Call me when you can. Thoughts and prayers are always with you!

Jodee Reid / Tuesday, July 29 2008 12:06 PM

ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We will be in on Thursday if Shane needs anything let me know. Always in our thoughts.

Jessica / Tuesday, July 29 2008 12:02 PM

Hi Jill. I am so sorry to hear about Ally. We will be praying for a quick recovery. Maybe we will see you. Andrew was also admitted to CHP yesterday. He is on 7N right now. He had had some unexplained fevers about 2 weeks ago which went away. His EBV spiked so we decreased his Prograf. He has developed some hernias where his incision is so they had us come to Pittsburgh yesterday for clinic to take a look. Turns out they are not concerned about the hernias right now, but after having labs done three times yesterday to check and recheck, his LFTs are elevated (and a week ago they looked great). A biopsy is planned for sometime today to determine if it is rejection. Since his EBV is also up, they aren't sure which it is and need to know before they can treat since they will be doing completely opposite things depending on what it is. We are at about a year (September) post transplant and I know exactly what you are saying about hoping you'd be in a different place at this point. Thank God Andrew's hospitalizations have slowed down some since before transplant, but it is still a lot more than I had hoped it would be at this point. I think of you guys often and you will continue to be in my prayers! Jessica (Andrew’s mom, Kidney/Liver TX at CHP on 9-19-08)

The Bollingers / Tuesday, July 29 2008 11:18 AM

Sorry to hear that Ally had to go back to Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and your family..

phil h / Tuesday, July 29 2008 11:00 AM

We will say a pray for Ally in 2nd grade Sunday School at St. John's. Hope all goes well

Pastor & Kathy / Tuesday, July 29 2008 10:45 AM

Father in Heaven, as you have watched over Ally in this past year through the transplant, so watch over her now with your healing presence. Grant her physicians skill in caring for her and speed her healing. Give assurance to Jill, Shane and Ashley. In Jesus's name. Amen.

Donna / Tuesday, July 29 2008 10:42 AM

Your family is always in my thoughts and prayers. I had been hoping that when you did update again it would be great news but life does not always go the way we hope. I iwll keep praying for your family and God Bless.

Sandy Maicher / Tuesday, July 29 2008 10:37 AM

Prayers are coming your way. We think about you always.

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Dayle and Dave / Wednesday, July 23 2008 02:27 AM

We are so happy that you are back in the area. We pray everyday for your family. Keep your chin up and if you need anything, please call. Lov ya

brenda / Wednesday, July 16 2008 01:56 AM

so very happy for all of your family! glad to hear you are back home , we pray ally stays strong and keeps improving. take care, i've had a good summer so far, scott came home for a visit from colorado it was great seeing him. hope your summer continues to be great! best wishes brenda and rod

Ken and Becki / Tuesday, July 15 2008 08:20 PM

We're SO glad to hear that things are going well. We thank God for all His blessings and answers to our prayers. Love to you all, the Branfords

Donna Perovich / Tuesday, July 15 2008 11:34 AM

Jill, Ashley and Ally, It is so nice to read a wonderful update. I enjoyed looking a the pictures of the girls. Ashley looks older already! Congratulations on that loose tooth. Remember to wiggle, wiggle, wiggle! Hannah misses you all! Lots of love, Donna Perovich

MJ/Angel_Wings / Monday, July 14 2008 11:52 AM

Morning Ally I am so thankful you are doing so well and praying that you have a wonderful summer with no infections. Hugs special little girl, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, MJ/Angel_Wings

Sandy Maicher / Sunday, July 13 2008 01:42 PM

I am so glad to hear that Ally is doing well. We think about you guys all the time. It seems like forever since we have seen all of you. Our prayers continue to be with all of you. Now if we could just get John straighten out :( Give Ally and Ashley hugs from us. Take care.

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Ellen K / Friday, June 27 2008 03:20 AM

Jill and Shane: we will pray that Ally's fever abates and that you can come home!

heatherjay / Tuesday, June 24 2008 11:19 PM

hey jill....just letting you know that all of us girls at dr. greens miss you so much, we think about you all the time, and we know there is a huge happy light at the end of the tunnel...:)

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alyssa / Tuesday, June 24 2008 06:11 PM

ally is sucha great kid igo to bible school and see she does so great and today when she was saying bye to everyone was so great also i am a leader in asley's group u might of saw me outside with my sister my sister loves as well i do 2!ashley does well in bible school she is with katie alot i hear there cousin that is so cool!!!katie became one of my best buds in a day all she had to da was asl to sit on my lap!!!!!!!

Noelle / Monday, June 23 2008 03:44 PM

Sorry to hear the update was with some sadness. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and Ally seems to be taking the progress happily!! Wish you luck for the upcoming test results.

Agapegirl-Sandy / Monday, June 23 2008 02:31 AM

I am praying for Ally and your entire family, I will pray that her hearing if any is lost at all, will return 100%. God Bless you, you have an amazing family and your are such a great mom. God Loves You.

steph / Sunday, June 22 2008 02:16 PM

Jill, so sorry to hear the list of bad news. But I was so excited to hear ally enjoyed having the trach out and was showing it off. I will pray for neg cultures esp so you can avoid that surgery. You guys are all amazing. You will get through this...not that I need to tell you that. We cant wait to have you home. Hang in there. You are getting closer.

Diane / Sunday, June 22 2008 12:43 AM

Jill & Shane, Hang in there! Ally is strong and will get over this last hurdle so she can finally come home. She (and you) get stronger each day. We'll keep praying for you.

uni-brower / Saturday, June 21 2008 04:31 AM

We are all praying for negative cultures. You all have come so far and we are here to help. xtra prayers for all.

Heidingers / Friday, June 20 2008 11:39 PM

Jill, You are a strong woman and Ally is blessed to have you as her mother. One day at a time, and we in Pittsburgh are always here for your family. Our candles are lit for Ally.

Carol Yeager / Friday, June 20 2008 10:15 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and we hope that soon there will be a brighter side to look at and feel good about things for Ally.You must allways remember that the GOOD LORD above is allways watching over you and he will see you all through this.KEEP THE FAITH.

The Davidheiser's / Friday, June 20 2008 06:13 PM

Jill, we will be praying for Ally to make it thru this latest problem. It was so great to have her in Sunday School, talking up a storm, on Father's Day. She is a special little girl. It was nice to see the girls together, and playing with their cousins. Hopefully, you'll be coming home soon.

Sandra DiCesare / Friday, June 20 2008 12:56 PM

Jill, You all will get through this, you are a strong family!!! We are praying for negative cultures. We miss you all so much. Always thinking of you....

The Bollingers / Friday, June 20 2008 12:38 PM

Stay positive Jill. Ally is a strong little girl and this is just one more "little" hurdle she needs to jump. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jodee Reid / Friday, June 20 2008 12:00 PM

Hang in there Jill -you have come so far!!!! Praying for a negative culture!

phil h / Friday, June 20 2008 11:39 AM

glad to hear the good news, but hopefully the bad news will turn into good news. We will continue to pray for Ally in 2nd grade Sunday School at St. John's

Sonyia Brake / Friday, June 20 2008 09:52 AM

I will update you in our prayer intentions at St. Matthew's Church in Wilmington. This all must be frustrating to you but the Lord is by your side. God bless your whole family.

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Kim / Wednesday, June 11 2008 09:17 PM

Ally, I am praying things are going better for you this week. AND that your tests turn out good enough for you to be removed from some of your lines/tubes etc. I'm sure you are ready for that! Keep up the great work and remember I'm here praying for nothing but the best of days for you. Love, Kim/Angel_Wings

steph / Monday, June 9 2008 07:46 PM

Hey guys I am glad the HOME word is in the vocabulary. I will keep you in our prayers that all of the tests go well this month and that ally can lose some tubes and things. It makes a huge difference..take it from me! We you get home, I cant wait to get together and get to know your girls better. Ashleys grad pics were soo cute. She is so tall. Looks like she made lots of good friends. Take care.

Johanna / Thursday, June 5 2008 03:01 PM

How wonderful for all of you! I wish Ally and all of you all the best, and hope things go well!

D.Stinnard / Wednesday, June 4 2008 12:50 AM

Sounds like good news hope everything works out this week and you can come home for good. Glad you had a nice weekend. Stay positive and things will work out. Always in our prayers.

Gelsina / Tuesday, June 3 2008 10:21 PM

Ally, you made my day today with the little hug you gave to me! I'm sad that I couldn't join you for lunch because just those few minutes visiting at our office wasn't enough time with you. I hope I can see you and your Mom again before you wrap things up in Pgh. I won't forget your beautiful, smiling face, your precious personality and your very pretty pink toes :)

Carol Yeager / Tuesday, June 3 2008 03:56 PM

I wa thinking about you and was hoping to hear from you soon and here you are.MMM isnt that amazing how people communicate through thinking of them?Oh well I am so glad to hear that things are coming along and I pray that they will continue going down the right path.Please tell your girls that I hope the best for them and to keep on being good girls for their mommy also.Oh and as a mother I do know that there just isnt enough hours in a day to accomplish all the things that we would like to accomplish.I will allways be looking for your emails and I will allways pray for all of you. / Tuesday, June 3 2008 01:26 PM

ALLY and JILL, Hurry Home! Can't wait to see you! As always our prayers are with you daily, hope this week is uneventfull

jodee reid / Tuesday, June 3 2008 12:57 PM

I can not believe the H word is on the horizon!!!! What a journey. Ally looked great when we poked our heads in the other day. Hope every thing goes smoothly this week and maybe we'll bump into you in the hall way of childrens.

Audrey Eddinger / Tuesday, June 3 2008 12:46 PM

Glad to hear the good news, hope all goes well and you can home for good. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care.

Sandy Maicher / Tuesday, June 3 2008 11:04 AM

Thanks for the update....I know how crazy things can be. We think about you everyday. It was nice catching up with your mom yesterday. Hugs to all of you.

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Tuesday, June 3 2008 10:49 AM

We give thanks for the steps forward, even though they come with a step backward. We pray for continued healing for Ally and patience for all her family. How wonderful to read the phrase "for the first time in her life." May God continue to bless you all.

The Bollingers / Tuesday, June 3 2008 10:35 AM

Wow...It amazes me how you do it and seem to stay calm. Glad to hear that Ally is doing better, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sheila Little / Tuesday, June 3 2008 10:16 AM

I'm so glad to hear you had a nice weekend at home. Good luck this month; hopefully we'll see you in July!!!!

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Stephanie 3CS / Tuesday, October 14 2008 11:31 AM

I am so sorry for your loss..Ally was an amazing little girl and will always be in our hearts..Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lynne / Monday, October 13 2008 11:55 PM

There are no words...thank you for allowing me to be part of your little angel's life here on earth. Ally touched so many hearts, of those she knew and loved, and so many people she'd never even met. My heart aches.

phx lab / Monday, June 23 2008 11:39 PM

we are praying for all of you.god bless

The Bohn Family / Saturday, May 24 2008 05:41 PM

Enjoy your holiday and so glad that Ally is doing well and your all together with your family. Many Blessings to all of you.

uni-brower / Friday, May 23 2008 05:34 AM

So glad everyone is home. Enjoy the weekend.

Carol Yeager / Friday, May 23 2008 12:22 AM

I am so glad to hear that things are finally going in the right direction for you and your family.I do hope and pray that they continue to keep on going in the right direction,not only for Ally but for all of you. Thanks so much for keeping in touch with us and for letting us know how things have been going.GOD BLESS

Dawn Stinnard / Thursday, May 22 2008 10:42 PM

Congrats to Ashley on graduation from kindergarden. Hurray for Ally great news on her being home. Keep up the good work.

The Davidheiser's / Thursday, May 22 2008 02:19 PM

Hooray! Glad to hear everyone will be together for a fun weekend. Enjoy yourselves, you all deserve it. Our prayers continue. Congratulations to Ashley for her big graduation!

Sheila Duffy / Thursday, May 22 2008 02:04 PM

Great to hear some good news! Enjoy your weekend - safe driving! Sheila

holly / Thursday, May 22 2008 12:06 PM

glad things sre going well.ashley,congratulations on your graduation! can't wait to see you!

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Thursday, May 22 2008 11:12 AM

What wonderful news! We give thanks to God for Ashley's graduation and Ally being home. May God continue his blessings. Pastor

The Bollingers / Thursday, May 22 2008 10:40 AM

So happy to hear that Ally is back home and doing so well. I am sure Ashley is thrilled to have her sister back home to play with and now that her school is over that even gives her more time to play. Enjoy the is to be a nice one! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

phil h / Thursday, May 22 2008 10:31 AM

glad to hear that Ally's home from the hosptial, and doing better. Let's hope it continues Have a great holiday weekend

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steph / Sunday, May 18 2008 08:18 PM

Hey Jill I am sorry tohear ally has had another bump. It is always harder to accept those after feeling good for so long. You guys are in our prayers that you can clear these infections

Carol Yeager / Wednesday, May 14 2008 10:59 PM

Thank you for the update on Ally, I pray that things go well from here on in for all of you.My prayers are allways with you.

alyssa / Wednesday, May 14 2008 10:48 PM

i really think ur website is cool i hope ally will be fine and will never give up ally is very good for her age and everything she is going through!!!She must be a really tough girl!!!i have seen u at my church i go 2 st. johs luthern church!I'll pray for ally everyday and pray she get better u guys hyave to stay strong woth ally and keep ur hopes up and pray u never know what kind of mircle god will give u guys -alyssa

D.Stinnard / Wednesday, May 14 2008 09:48 PM

Plans we all know how plans go, in one door and out the next good luck. Hope her spirits stay high and yours do to.

phil / Tuesday, May 13 2008 11:31 AM

Glad to hear that she's doing better, I will continue to pray for her along with second grade Sunday School at St. John's

The Bollingers / Tuesday, May 13 2008 11:29 AM

Glad to hear that Ally is doing well and coping with the hospital stay once again. Soon she will be home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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CarolYeager / Sunday, May 11 2008 10:36 PM

I am so sorry to hear about ally being back in the hospital again but if this is what will help her than I guess it is for the best. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be sent her way to help her have a speedy recovery and get back home with her family.Stay strong and keep on praying and hopefully she will get well enough to return home with her loving and caring family.GOD BLESS, ALLWAYS THINKING OF YOU.

Sandra DiCesare / Sunday, May 11 2008 12:16 AM

Thinking of you.... I hope today is a better day for Ally!!!! We love you all. Happy Mothers Day Jill!!!!!

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Saturday, May 10 2008 07:25 PM

Healvenly Father, watch over Ally in the hospital and bring her healing. We give thanks for good docotrs, nurses and staff. Use their gifts and skills to bring healing to Ally and strength to all her family. Amen.

Shawna / Saturday, May 10 2008 04:20 PM

Hoping you are feeling better soon sweet girl. I'm praying for you. Shawna/Angel_Wings

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Sandy Maicher / Saturday, May 10 2008 03:45 PM

Happy Mother's Day Jill. I'm sorry to hear that Ally is back in the hospital again. You all continue to be in our prayers.

The Bollingers / Saturday, May 10 2008 12:56 PM

Happy Mother's Day Jill...sorry to hear Ally is back in the hospital. We are keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong Ally!

MJ/Angel_Wings / Saturday, May 10 2008 12:16 PM

Sweet Ally I am so sorry you are back in the hospital and I pray you will be feeling better very quickly. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers precious little girl. Hugs and Blessings

phil h / Saturday, May 10 2008 11:07 AM

Sorry to hear that Ally is back in the hopstial. Hopefully she gets better soon Happy Mother's Day Jill Phil Haddad

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Kimmy / Tuesday, May 6 2008 02:26 PM

Hi everyone! I saw the news clip on ally and she looks wonderful! What a nice thing for ash's school to do. I miss you but Im glad you guys arent in house. Take care and hopefully I only see you on clinic days :)

Tracy Lambeth / Tuesday, May 6 2008 03:30 AM

Wow - it's delightful to hear about how much progress Ally has made. Such a blessing it is for you all to be able to take a walk with your beautiful girls to the park. God bless - we still continue to pray for you all the time (all the way out here in Arizona!)

uni-brower / Tuesday, May 6 2008 03:26 AM

enjoy the walks & fun--Shoe shopping should be fun take pictures for us--HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you and to all--love to all

Carol Yeager / Sunday, May 4 2008 03:08 PM

I was so glad to hear that things are finally going in the right direction finally. Please hug both girls for me and tell them that they will forever be in my prayer as so will you.GOD BLESS AND I will pray thay things will keep getting better each day for all of you.

steph / Sunday, May 4 2008 01:48 PM

Glad to hear about the simple problems. glad she is doing so well. Just in time for spring and nice weather... take care, cant wait until you guys get back this way!

Dawn Stinnard / Sunday, May 4 2008 02:20 AM

Sounds like you're having alot of fun on those walks. That sounds wonderful. Sounds like great news coming in for Ally hope everything stays that way or gets better. Always in my prayers.

The Davidheiser's / Saturday, May 3 2008 08:50 PM

It is so great to hear that everyone is doing so well. Ally and Ashley deserve to go to the park together like sisters should. It is a wonderful thing. We will keep up the prayers for you all. They sure seem to be working!

Carla B / Saturday, May 3 2008 07:09 PM

Very happy for Ally and you all. Enjoy spring!

Kristin Hedgelon / Saturday, May 3 2008 02:48 PM

So happy to read a wonderful update! It was great to meet you all at the walk (I was with Steph). Keep up the good work! We pray for y'all daily.

The Bollilngers / Saturday, May 3 2008 01:40 PM

So happy to hear that everyone is doing well. Ally continues to be in our thoughts and prayers. Good luck in finding shoes...

Sandy Maicher / Saturday, May 3 2008 12:41 PM

I'm glad to hear that Ally is doing well. We continue to keep all of you in our prayers and hope that you will be heading home soon. Hugs to all of you.

Rachel Frey / Saturday, May 3 2008 12:35 PM

That is the best news I have heard in a long time, your hard work is finally paying off. Keep it up and enjoy your girls!

Tracy/Angel_Wings / Saturday, May 3 2008 12:00 PM

God bless you Ally and family! What a great report. I am praising God for how far you've come. You are loved and prayed for.

Pastor & Kathy Pearson / Saturday, May 3 2008 11:29 AM

What a wonderful update! We give thanks to God for Ally's good progress and Ashley's joy at being in Pittsburg. Certainly there are new challenges each day, but how refreshing to be worrying about shoes! God is good.

phil h / Saturday, May 3 2008 11:16 AM

Glad to hear that Ally is doing well

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Robin - Angel_Wings / Sunday, April 27 2008 11:31 PM

Hey Girlie Girl! Praying for your friend Zac and his family and keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! Sending GREAT BIG Angel hugs, smiles and rainbows!

Jodee Reid / Sunday, April 27 2008 02:54 PM

HI Jill I have been offline for a few days and just catching up. I am so happy Zac's organs have finally come - saying heaps of prayers for him. Please keep me posted.

Carol Yeager / Friday, April 25 2008 02:27 PM

Thank you for the news aboutZac and we will all pray for a successful recovery and also that his family stay strong and keep the praers in their heart.We here in Pa at Douglassville shall all do the same.GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU

The Bollingers / Friday, April 25 2008 10:58 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Zac and his family and for the family that made the decision to give someone another chance. God Bless!

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steph / Wednesday, April 23 2008 03:40 PM


uni-brower / Wednesday, April 23 2008 02:53 AM

so happy everything went well--that Phanatic-can't wait to hear how we did-love to all

Dawn Stinnard / Tuesday, April 22 2008 12:44 AM

Sorry to hear Ally got the scare of her life. Hope the Phanatic took more care and thought the rest of the day. Hope the day turned out to be better and more fun for her.

Carol Yeager / Monday, April 21 2008 08:35 PM


The Bollingers / Monday, April 21 2008 12:23 PM

So happy to hear that you had a good day yesterday. Everyone lucked out with the rain. Sorry to hear that Ally got scared with the Phanatic...but being the great parents that you are, you reacted quickly and took care of the situation. Hope she recovered and was able to enjoy the remainder of the day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

phil h / Monday, April 21 2008 11:09 AM

glad to hear that Ally is doing well

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Ally Davis / Sunday, April 20 2008 10:24 PM

Hi Ashely! thank you for the lovely picture! love,Ally Davis*

Not too much to report ...


Lynne / Thursday, April 17 2008 03:04 AM

Good luck to all of Ally's Angels this weekend! Have fun walking/running - I'll see you there! Thank you to ALL those who donated to support me! You helped me raise and beat my goal of $1,000!! GO TEAM! I'll be wearing my Steelers garb, representing Ally's Pittsburgh connection and her newest friends and fans!

Just a super short update ...


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Palm Schwenkfelder Church / Monday, April 7 2008 12:00 PM

My prayers are with you every day. I know each day is hard. God is walking beside you.

uni-brower / Sunday, April 6 2008 02:30 AM

Vent all you want-our hearts are with you all-stay strong & speed healing to all--love ya all

Robin Schultz / Sunday, April 6 2008 01:44 AM

Hi Jill, You have only so much patience.Vent away!! You deserve it!!I am so sorry to hear Ally is back in the hospital. I know the doctors are doing what is best(I've seen both sides being a transplant nurse)but it never diminishes the frustration that you feel.You are such a wonderful Mom to both girls and just want to have a normal life.I also really understand your worry about her catching something else at the hospital it is a real concern. Be the hand washing police with everyone which I am sure you already know.I have added you to the prayer chain at my church as well as my sister's in Maryland.Too many prayers can never hurt. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I pray you are all home very soon!!!!!

Robin - Angel_Wings / Sunday, April 6 2008 01:26 AM

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and sending GREAT BIG Angel hugs, smiles and rainbows!

Dawn Stinnard / Saturday, April 5 2008 02:38 AM

peace and patience and prayer that's alot to ask for but we are praying for all that and more. Hope Ally is doing okay and will be home soon. Tell Ashley to stay strong, we know that is hard on a child to be patient but things will get better. Stay strong and know we are praying for all of you.

Carol Yeager / Friday, April 4 2008 10:02 PM

The PRAYERS from myself and also my husband are allways said with you in our minds and hearts.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Shari Widlund / Friday, April 4 2008 12:10 PM

Please God relieve the burden that this family has to bear. Bring healing to Ally, peace to Jill and Shane, understanding to Ashley. This family has had to bear so much, Lord, Please bring them the joy, love, and healing they deserve. Amen.

The Bollingers / Friday, April 4 2008 11:39 AM

It just doesn't seem fair...I'm sure everything will turn out o.k. and Ally will be home very soon. We can understand your frustration and we are here for you to vent! It is o.k. Stay strong, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pastort & Kathy Pearson / Friday, April 4 2008 11:16 AM

O Lord, our Lord, send your calming spirit to Jill. Grant her an extra portion of patience and an overflowing cup of strength. Speed healing for Ally and be the support for Ashley and Shane. In all things let them know your power for Jesus' sake. Amen.

April is organ donor awareness ...


Carol Yeager / Wednesday, April 2 2008 08:48 PM

I think it is a great idea of showing how greatfull you are and that you do appreciate all that has been done for the Ally Foundation and I hope that there are ways to keep this going at this time I am not able financially to give but I do so respect all that you have done for the Foundation. GOD BLESS

Diane Schueck / Tuesday, April 1 2008 11:52 PM

Jill: I am glad to be a part of the walk coming up and I will try to raise as much money as I can for the program. Sincerely, Diane Schueck

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Carol Yeager / Wednesday, April 2 2008 09:09 PM

My only wish at the moment is that all will go well from here on in for the family

uni-brower / Tuesday, April 1 2008 04:06 AM

Rant all you want-we are here to listen- I think I'll go buy some Silly String--Hope that Ally's medicine works fast--you guys are always in our thoughts & prayers--Love to all

Dawn Stinnard / Tuesday, April 1 2008 02:02 AM

Jill, I had to laugh when your weekend ended on a positive note with Ashley. Sorry just the way you wrote it made my day. Keep that silly string handy for anyone who comes in with bad news perfect targets for frustration. Go for it. Go ahead and rant we'll all read and pray things get better. You know we'll all try to send encouragement your way. Bless you and the family, and the friends the girls and you have made.

The Bollingers / Tuesday, April 1 2008 01:19 AM

I really don't know how you do it Jill...You have such strength and patience! I know as parents we will do anything for our children and you have shown that over and over again. What an inspiration you are. Stay strong...Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Robin Schultz / Monday, March 31 2008 10:00 PM

I am so sorry to hear all your news.I am keeping all of you in my prayers.Your strength amazes me. Robin

Ruth D / Monday, March 31 2008 05:27 PM

There are alot of people praying for you and prayer really helps. Always remember you are to be admired, never apologize for your thoughts. You are one strong person. God Bless

The Davidheiser's / Monday, March 31 2008 01:21 PM

Jill, glad to see you were only human last week. You are still one of the strongest women I know. Keep that strength. We will pray for Ally and Ashley (and the whole family). Your Easter pictures were so nice. The girls looked like they really had fun. Hopefully you'll have more of those days again real soon.

Carsa / Monday, March 31 2008 11:57 AM

Hi Jill, I am sorry to hear Ally is back in the hospital. Hang in there! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! -Carsa

Jessica / Monday, March 31 2008 11:30 AM

Hi Jill, I am so sorry to hear about Ally's latest difficulties. I can honestly say I know how you feel. We actually got to come home (even gave up our Pittsburgh apartment). We were home for TWO days before Andrew decided he wanted to visit his friends at UMMC. He was admitted and we spent a week there only to find out that he had a line infection (those darn gram negative rods) and they treated him for pseudonomas. Luckily we were discharged in time for him to celebrate his birthday at home, but he is still getting treated with the IV antibiotics through his PICC. Vanc didn't work for his type of infection, so he is on Zosyn (luckily, because we can come home on that!). We are heading back up to Pittsburgh this afternoon. Andrew has a (supposed to be) out patient procedure tomorrow and then clinic on Wed and Thurs. Hopefully all will go well and he won't get admitted! I have been praying for Ally and for your family! I hope Ally keeps her good spirits! Jessica (Andrew's mom - Kidney/Liver TX 9/18/07 at CHP)

Deanna / Monday, March 31 2008 11:17 AM

Where can I get some of the silly string?! Do you think Kyle would mind another round? He got an earful from us this weekend too! Zac needs organs!!!

Phil h / Monday, March 31 2008 11:08 AM

I will keep praying for Ally and we will continue to pray for Ally in 2nd gr Sunday School at St. Johns

Sandy Kerr/Agape Love / Monday, March 31 2008 09:38 AM

Jill what a wonderful Mommy you are God Bless you and Ally and Ashley and your entire family, I have not been in touch but you have been in my thoughts and prayers always!!! May God continue to heal Ally and hold all of you close to His precious heart as we ALL keep you all close to our hearts and in our minds and prayers. You have so touched my life by sharing your story. Thank You, keep on keeping on and I will continue to PRAY for all of you. God Loves You and So Do I!!! God Bless Love-- Sandy
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