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unibrower / Saturday, December 26 2009 05:58 AM

Merry Christmas we all hope you have a wonderful day. Our Ally is with us always she's an angel watching over us all. Take care.

AUNT DONNA / Friday, December 25 2009 01:42 PM


Carol Yeager / Thursday, December 24 2009 11:57 PM

I send my Good wishes to you and your family,I do know what it is like also to lose a loved one and especially what it feels like on the holidays and the whole year through.I think that the holidays are allways the hardest to get through after you lose a loved one.Allways remember there are alot of people out there that will be thinking of you and you must know that there are also other people out there that lost loved ones that they didnt get as many years as you had with Ally.I ams ure that she is watchinr you from up above and wanting to send you some sign that you will know that she is thinking of you also.Try and be happy for her and know that she is all well and in no more suffering. GOD BLESS and Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Joely / Thursday, December 24 2009 02:17 PM

I love you Jill. Have a good Christmas and know that the spirit of Ally is still alive and well in all our hearts this Christmas.

Jenny Clark / Thursday, December 24 2009 11:46 AM

Merry Christmas to must seem hard without Ally...I'm sure Ashley misses her, too. It's nice you still have each other...and Ally will always be with all those decorations, songs, movies....she will never leave your heart and memory.

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Debi / Monday, November 9 2009 01:38 AM

Thanks for the reminder Jill, so true, there is never enough time. Life is short and we are all guilty of not living everyday to the fullest or saying and/or doing all we could/should for others. Thank you.

Carol Yeager / Saturday, November 7 2009 04:22 PM

I am so very sorry to hear about Gavin and my heart goes out to them at their time of such hearaches and emotional pain, there are just so many things to say that I know seem to be so small but really they do come from thr bottom of my heart and also I wish that all pain and suffering could just be erased from the earth so all of us could just be happy for all the days of our lives that we have left.Again all my heartfelt emotions go out to Gavin and his family and also to you and yours also.

Jan / Saturday, November 7 2009 03:18 PM

Amen, Jill.

holly / Friday, November 6 2009 04:48 PM

that's so's awful to know what they're going to be going through and no one can do anything about it.that's an awful place to be ,between a sense of peace and anguish.i'll be thinking of the Owens family and sweet little Gavin.

Sheila / Friday, November 6 2009 03:44 PM

Thanks for the reminder Jill, its always needed. I've been following the Owens blog for some time and will continue to pray. For you, Ashley & Ally too.

SHANE / Friday, November 6 2009 03:43 PM

You and I both know today and everyday after this day, life will be difficult for both Adam and Karen. I'm sure our baby girl is already to welcome her new friend through those beautiful gates of heaven. I know Ally will take care of Gavin and great him with a big beaming smile!

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Donna / Saturday, November 7 2009 04:21 PM

just stopped by to tell you I was thinking of you and praying for you. Donna/Angel_wings

Carol Yeager / Thursday, October 22 2009 08:59 PM

I was glad to hear that things went well and I also seen a clipping about it. THANKS AGAIN FOR KEEPING ME UP TO DATE.

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Debi / Sunday, October 18 2009 01:10 AM

Another great breakfast for Ally......hope it was a huge success!

My Sweet Angel Ally...


steph / Sunday, October 18 2009 09:27 PM

I think of ALLY everyday and more the past year. She is always there to help you, ash and mommy and guide you through the right paths. Sorry those horrible images are still so vivid in your mind. I cannot imagine the pain but just know many are here to support and pray for you you and all of your family.

Sandy / Sunday, October 18 2009 01:32 AM

Always in my prayers and thoughts. Never a day goes by that we don't think of Ally and look at a picture we have her with that beautiful smile.

Deanna & Brian / Thursday, October 15 2009 10:55 AM

Thinking of all of you as we always do and remembering Ally's smiles. We all wore red in her memory. Take care of each other. Love, the Johnsons

Carol Yeager / Wednesday, October 14 2009 09:54 PM

I just cant think that it has been a year ago that we all got another Angel in Heaven, I just know that whatever she is doing she will allways be remembered bt so many people .She will never be forgotten.GOD BLESS her and her family.

Debra / Wednesday, October 14 2009 04:13 PM

Darling ALLY lives in us all - FOREVER

Cris / Wednesday, October 14 2009 03:10 PM

You remind me to hold Maggie Mya and now Liam as close as I can. You and Jill, Ashley and Ally have taught so many of us that this too shall pass. No matter how good or bad this too shall pass. And knowing that we all need to be better people to everyone. We try to make a difference everyday. Thanks Ally for teaching us so many wonderful things about life.

Mary and Maggie / Wednesday, October 14 2009 01:40 AM

I am praying for you all the time. I know Ally watches over you and will help you get through.

Anonymous / Wednesday, October 14 2009 01:36 AM

I am thinking and praying of/for you on this day and everyday. I thought that this poem relates to what you may be feeling today. My Dear Sweet Baby Girl There have been 365 days that I woke up without you next to me, but 365 days that you woke up in Heaven; A year has gone by without me holding you, but God has been holding you for a year; I haven't been able to look at you in 52 weeks, but you watch over me and you have been my angel all that time; It has been 12 monthes since I've seen your smile, but 12 monthes since I've watched you cry in pain. I miss you so, I wish you didn't go, but now I see you are better now. I don't know how time works in Heaven, but I will be with you in a few human years, and we can be together for all of eternity happy and smiling constantly. I love you. I miss you. I'll see you soon.

holly / Wednesday, October 14 2009 01:00 AM

i'm sure it was not an easy day,but i think what you did is good to do sometimes.just be alone.we all really miss ally,she was so darn special.

Debi / Tuesday, October 13 2009 04:34 PM

Ally will never be forgotten Shane! On this her anniversary day of her new life in heaven or any day. She is in the hearts and souls of so many. The lessons she taught so many of us. The smiles she gave, big enough to carry us thru the toughest of life's hard times. When you think you can't take or handle anymore, think of Ally and all she endured and you feel foolish and so thankful to have known her and her family. What a wonderful daughter you had and now an angel to us all. Some people only dream of angels......we actually held one in our arms!! :) Remember her today and everyday.....and try to smile when you do as she is smiling down on you. Thank you for all the memories Ally........God bless you!

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MJ/Angel_Wings / Tuesday, October 13 2009 12:06 PM

Good Morning Precious ^^Ally^^ I am thinking about you today and remembering how special and blessed you are. I am praying for your family and friends today on this special day. We all love you and miss you precious little one. MJ/Angel_Wings

Kristene / Monday, October 12 2009 09:32 PM

We are keeping you all in our prayers this month,Jill.Ava asks about Ashley all the time and would love to see her. Ava knows the heartbreak Ashley must feel when she starts fighting with her sister,Paige. I remind them that they are lucky to have eachother no matter what. No one knows what tomorrow may bring. May you find some peace and comfort in the loving messages this month.

Carol Yeager / Friday, October 9 2009 05:33 PM

I am sorry that I am using this way to send you a message but I just read an article in the obituaries that a person that I knew is related to you in some way His last name was Heimbach and I went to school with his son and Daughter, Gee its a small world.I didnt know that you were related to the Heimbacks,well I just thought I would let you know,I hope this day finds you and Ashley in good health and may all your days be filles with sunshine and Laughter,'Remember that there is allways someone looking down and watching over you.Have a great weekend.Your sincere friend allways,Carol(Sissypop52)

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Brett / Wednesday, October 7 2009 01:57 AM

Your postings help me remember to cherish each and every day with my girls. Thank you.

Amy Pavlik / Monday, October 5 2009 03:23 PM

It has to be so hard finding words to explain things to Ashley. Just knowing your family's story helps put a perspective on life and the time that we share with our children. It has certainly opened my eyes!

steph / Sunday, October 4 2009 07:15 PM

just wanted to let you know that we think of you and pray for you and your family everyday!

Lynne / Saturday, October 3 2009 03:25 AM

Wishing we could turn back the hands of time...I miss that smile of Ally's, and her saying - YIN, YIN!! I can still hear her sweet voice. I love you guys. Happy early birthday to Ashley!

Carol Yeager / Friday, October 2 2009 05:01 PM

I am so sorry for your loss and I hope as each day goes by that it gets better and especially for Ash too,I cant say that I know how it feels but I hope you know that we are all praying for the family.As allways you are in our hearts and memories.

Cris / Friday, October 2 2009 03:21 PM

I wish I could explain this to Matthew. He coaches WAY too much baseball and spends too much time in the basement and so little time with Maggie and Mya. Thanks for getting the word out to love every minute that we can.

HeatherHO / Friday, October 2 2009 01:13 PM

Love you Jill :)

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uni-brower / Friday, September 11 2009 04:23 AM

Ash we all hope you have fun in school and meet lots of new friends. Jill we are always thinking of you. Take care.

Jodee Reid / Wednesday, September 9 2009 11:47 AM

Think of you often Jill. Totally admire your ability to continue to help others. Hope this event goes well.

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Carol Yeager / Monday, September 7 2009 08:25 PM

Thank you so much for the pictures and I hope that all is going well for all of your family

Carol Yeager / Monday, September 7 2009 04:12 PM

Thank You for the pics,I liked them very much

Stephanie / Sunday, September 6 2009 08:13 PM

Ashley looks so cute. Good to see she enjoyed her first day of school with a big smile. She is getting so tall! Want you to know we are always thinking of you and praying for you.

Vickie Tim/Gordon / Friday, September 4 2009 10:56 PM

Jill: Awesome pictures! Ash is getting so Big and that Smile on Aly's Face and Twinkle in her Eye was as if she was saying "Hello" to everyone! Hope all is Well, your in my Prayers ~

dawn / Friday, September 4 2009 12:35 PM

thanks for updating!

Sheila Duffy / Friday, September 4 2009 02:18 AM

Ashley looks adorable, her shoes are so stylish! And Ally makes the cutest ballerina! Thinking of you guys and keeping you in my prayers Sheila

holly / Thursday, September 3 2009 06:47 PM

cute pictures!i always love to see ashley smiling.this will be sad this year at the irish festival,that was the last time i saw ally.i cant beleive it was a year ago.i'll always remember how happy she was on that pony ride.her perfect smile! take care

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Penny Andrews / Tuesday, August 11 2009 03:11 PM

Love the pictures! What a great way to enjoy your family and celebrate Ally - I know she was smiling down and helping your hands build those castles.

uni-brower / Tuesday, August 11 2009 04:42 AM

love the pictures and the neat castle.We are hear to listen. take care Love to all

Sheila / Thursday, August 6 2009 06:44 PM

Love the pictures! Glad you had a nice time with your family.

Carol Yeager / Thursday, August 6 2009 12:00 AM

I was glad to hear from you and I know that Ally was watching you as you were making those sand castles and I bet she smiled down on you and was saying that she knew you could build those castles just as good as she did.I bet she was just so happy to know that you are going on about your lifestyle just as you have done all along.Keep up the faith and allways remember that there are alot of people right behind you wishing you all the best.GOD BLESS

Deena / Wednesday, August 5 2009 02:47 AM

Hey, I was just checking in as you were updating...wanted you to know I am thinking of you guys!

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Vickie Tim / Wednesday, July 29 2009 03:08 PM

Jill, Through all your trials and tribulations as you sit on the beach remember the one person that has brought you all this far and recite his words to yourself: "Footprints in the Sand" and remember Look around...her footprints will be there, You and shane carried her till the Lord took over! God Bless You! "This is the Day the Lord hath Made Rejoice and be Glad" Enjoy the Time you have raising Ash and Relax! I know it will be hard! Peace be with You~

Dawn / Tuesday, July 21 2009 06:30 PM

I remember going to college with the thought that from this point on in my life the new people I met would never have had the priviledge to have met my brother...and it made me sad. Sometime the fact that life just rushes on and doesnt stop when we hurt makes it all the harder. It's been 15years since he died and the beach still reminds me of him.... i think that is why i need to be there each year for the bitter sweet memories that i cling to. As a sister who lost a sibling--- THANK YOU for being such a great mom to Ashley and keeping Ally alive for her in ways like the RED bucket. I am proud of you!

Cris / Wednesday, July 15 2009 02:53 PM

I hope everyone coming and going at different times keeps you occupied....stay as busy as you can...I don't kno whow you will sit still on the beach....God I don't know how you do it Jill! Hang in times the rope has to feel awfully tight. We are taking Maggie and Mya to the beach in a few weeks (the whole family too) and I will think of Ally while we clean off shells too. Love ya' Cris

Carol Yeager / Wednesday, July 15 2009 02:13 PM

Hello, I was reading the mail that you sent and I want to say that I think it is great how you continue to allways include Ally in all of your family activities,I guess that the feeling of your dearest Ally being close to you is very comforting. I hope that you continue to allways feel her presence around you and that Ash will allways help to complete your life and allways help to fill the emptiness that you must feel since Ally went to be with her Angels.Ihope that you will continue to get stronger and live life to its fullest just as your little angel would expect you to do.Allways in my thoughts and prayers,Carol(sissypop52)

Nicki / Wednesday, July 15 2009 01:45 PM

Jill, sending you hugs to try and offer some comfort. My heart breaks for you. I remember all too well the 1st vacation without our Collin. One thing we did to keep Collin with us was to bring a framed photo of him from our trip the summer before. Try to enjoy your time with Ashley. I hope you get a special sign from Ally that she is there with you, if only in spirit. We usually have a pretty butterfly join us as we're walking up to the beach each day :) I'm just a phone call away if you need anyone to talk to. Take care.

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uni-brower / Thursday, July 2 2009 04:07 AM

we are here to listen and weep with you. Ally will always be in our thoughts and prayers. take care. Love to all

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Carol Graves / Monday, June 29 2009 01:05 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley, I wanted you to know you are all in my prayers. I think of you often and keep Ally's picture above my desk. She will remind me of "hope". Stay well.

martha / Sunday, June 28 2009 09:01 PM

Hi Shane- Thanks for the amazing update!! I know Ally is with you all-please know your family and friends are here for you. I'm excited to hear more about your "ideas" for GOL! We will catch-up soon! Martha

Carol Yeager / Saturday, June 27 2009 04:17 PM

I was so glad to receive your update and I hope that your days ahead will continue with faith and also the beautiful memories that you have of Ally. I do believe that she is allways looking down on you and sending as much beautiful memories as possible. I know the love that children bring to a family and also I couldnt imagine a home without children allthough my daughter is an adult now and lives far away in Hawaii,but that doesnt make it easy for any mother or father , we miss her alot .She doesnt call very often nor do we get to chat online too often either.I wish you and your family all the good things that the Lord will offer you and allways remember there are eyes in the sky .

Nicki / Saturday, June 27 2009 02:43 PM

Hi Shane, I think you were right behind us at the Reading Phills the other night. I was going to introduce myself, but didn't get the oppotunity since we weren't in the seats much...our 1 & 3 yr old would rather walk around :) I think it's awesome you are all going to continue your work with Gift of Life. I want to thank you for helping me see the other side of donation...I used to think I didn't want to reach out to Collin's other recipients in case they weren't doing well or have moved on to Heaven...but now I realize no matter how long or short their time after their tranplant....every extra day was a gift for their family. We are meeting one of Collin's recipients today - a little girl who received his intestine. Hopefully one day we'll be able to meet the others, but I am at least inspired to reach out to them again thanks to Ally. She is such an inspiration. I hope she and Collin have met in Heaven. Take care & God Bless.

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Steph / Monday, June 22 2009 01:40 AM

Its good to see an update. Last night I tripple took, I thought I saw you and ashley, but it was just your twins! My sister in law finds pennie all the time. ITs always on days that relate to the passing of nate and her dad. So it is sorta crazy. You guys are always in our prayers. Tell the gift of life I said hello. Before jonah I did some volunteering with them but just dont have the time now with working and him. Take care steph

dr kyle / Friday, June 19 2009 09:30 PM

love it... you're all amazing! congrats ash - that kindergarten thing is a big step - thank god the tooth is growing!!! miss u all, tell howard (gift of life) i said "hI". He is an amazing man and that is a great program!

Carol Yeager / Thursday, June 18 2009 04:49 PM

Thank you for the update and the poem,LOVED IT. I hope all is well,I have the same feelings of the things that happen and when the thoughts come to mind that it very well could be the loved one is sending thoughts and messages to you. Keep the thought and also the faith.

Kris / Wednesday, June 17 2009 07:09 PM

That's a great poem. I have often heard people find pennies when someone passes. I completely believe in organ donation. When my father passed away this past March, he was an organ donor. Though our loss was hard to understand, he saved the life of a man his age,weight,race so he could remain someone's dad,husband,grandfather. The man received my dad's liver and his retinaes went to another gentleman. Though his kidneys could have saved one of three possible patients,due to the lack of available airline flights to transport the kidneys,no one was saved. This broke our hearts since it would have meant so much to our family and the recipient. (our father was a Urologist and saved lives every day.) You and Shane are working for a good cause.

Janet / Wednesday, June 17 2009 01:00 AM

Thanks so much. I've always believe in these pennies! This poem helps so much.

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Johanna / Thursday, June 18 2009 03:37 PM

Just checking the site, and found this poem, which I think will have special meaning for some of my families right now.

Debi / Tuesday, June 2 2009 11:50 AM

Thinking of you often lately. Peyton speaks of you alot and seems to know when you are near and where you are. She tells us you are in rocket often......I'm sure you are, you are working on all the missions w/ June and Leo and Annie and Quincey. You must have so much to do now that you are feeling so well! We miss your smiling face and it will never be forgotten! Keep catching all the balloons Peyton sends to you, she sends them full of love and good thoughts for her beloved Ally! Beautiful poem says it all......Love and God Bless.............

Karen Koller / Thursday, May 21 2009 06:07 PM

I love the poem! That is the best description I ever heard regarding loss. I'm glad that Ashley is finding joy in life and in remembering Ally. I bet she does look adorable with her missing teeth! I'll bet Ally is giggling like crazy at Ashley's missing teeth!

Karen Lenker / Tuesday, May 19 2009 01:07 AM

Saturday Torey noticed a single red ballon floating in the sky. I said- Oh my gosh that is Ally's ballon. We had such a heart warmer talk talking about all the things Ally liked. Torey plans to get a red ballon for her and send her some special Legos. You guys are never far from our hearts.

Carol Graves / Monday, May 18 2009 02:02 PM

I read your poem and thought about the Eric Clapton song for his late son..."No More Tears in Heaven" Ally is watching and smiling.

Deanna / Saturday, May 16 2009 04:04 PM

Jill, Miss talking to you. Your poem made me cry for even though Zac is still living I too feel as if I have lost the child I used to have. It has been a long and tiring journey with so many complications. I hope our paths cross again some day. I think about Ally often and miss her too.

Sue Hohl / Saturday, May 16 2009 01:28 PM

Dear Jill, You've described the journey of grief perfectly as I too wear a pair of those shoes. My prayers are with you and your family. Sue

Carol Yeager / Friday, May 15 2009 04:36 PM

I am so glad when I get mail from you to let me know that all is going well for you and your family.I hope that each and every day gets better and better for you.Keep the Faith. God Bless

Sheila Duffy / Wednesday, May 13 2009 03:19 PM

great poem Jill. I don't think I ever saw Ally not smiling or enjoying life. One of my favorite memories was when me & MK came to see her before Christmas in the hospital and Ally had fun driving her cozy coupe all through the halls as we walked. And another is she and Caileigh on the teeter tooter swing at our house while you sang to them! Still praying for you guys!

Sandra / Wednesday, May 13 2009 02:42 PM

Jill, Thinking of you...... Love you guys so much!!!!!!

Becki / Wednesday, May 13 2009 11:59 AM

Hey Jill, So glad to hear you guys are doing well. I love you. Becki

Jodee Reid / Wednesday, May 13 2009 11:29 AM

HI Jill Wow that poem is spot on! I am glad Ally is sending you signs, I guess she knows what you need and when you need it. Happy to hear Ash is doing well. Thinking of you. Jodee

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Carol Yeager / Thursday, May 7 2009 06:20 PM

I am so glad to hear that things are going so nice for you and your family I hope that things continue that way and I hope that your memmories of Ally will live on for ever. GOD BLESS.

steph / Sunday, May 3 2009 05:38 PM

I am so glad everyone was honoring ally in so many different ways. She and you and your family truly deserve it. It was good to see you. AS hard of a day as it was, not much different then ay other day I am sure. You continue to hold your head up hight and honor ally. She was an inspiration to so many people. Always in our prayers

uni-brower / Friday, May 1 2009 04:10 AM

Thinking of you all very much. Can I still get a t-shirt. Please let me know. We hope all stay healthy. Love to all

Cris / Friday, May 1 2009 12:14 AM

Always good to hear how well Ashley is getting thru it. One day at a time with wonderful support from many!

Dawn / Thursday, April 30 2009 12:53 PM

What a sweet thing it is to hear both Ashley and Ally's classes taking part in Ally's memory. Thanks for continuing to share with us.

Sandy Maicher / Thursday, April 30 2009 12:36 PM

Thinking about you all everyday.

Jodee Reid / Thursday, April 30 2009 11:58 AM

Thinking of you all.

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Debi / Wednesday, April 22 2009 12:52 PM

I missed the walk but I did participate by making more people aware and I raised $$ for such a wonderful cause....the best gift is this tee shirt. I'm wearing it again today and it feels so good to have Ally's little patty print on my arm!!!!!!!!! Miss you Ally!

Jodee Reid / Thursday, April 16 2009 12:03 PM

Wishing you all well this weekend.

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Carol Yeager / Sunday, April 5 2009 10:37 PM

I am so sorry that I wont be contributing to the fund and also I wont be able to attend ,I am in a financial bind at the time and I too am on meds to help me with a heart condition.I do wish you lots of luck in raising money for this event and also I hope that you will continue to inform me of how things are coming along for you and your family.GOD BLESS

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D.Stinnard / Tuesday, March 31 2009 02:57 AM

Sorry to hear. Maybe next time will be her lucky number our prayers and best wishes are with the family and Matisse.

Carol Yeager / Monday, March 30 2009 08:02 PM

I am sorry to hear about the mix-up and I hope everything will work out for the family of Matisse,and YES SHE eill drfinately be in my prayers.Thanks for the update.GOD BLESS

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Carol Yeager / Monday, March 30 2009 02:34 AM

I am confused,you say we could help children like Matisse and Ally, how can we help Ally, she isnt here to be helped anymore.I am so sorry for putting it so bluntly but it is the truth.Accept my apology for saying that but I dont understand how we can help Ally, she is in heaven and doesnt need help anymore I am sure she is well and looking down and smiling.GOD BLESS.

Jodee / Sunday, March 29 2009 12:46 PM

Thank you Jill. Maybe next time. Thinking of you.

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Carol Yeager / Sunday, March 8 2009 04:42 PM

I would like to help but we are in a crisis at this moment and things are really hard for us just to get by and survive due to the economy and my husband is retired and I am under Drs. care for a heart condition and all our money goes towards meds for me and Drs. visits periodically.I do understand how important it is to raise as much as you possibly can to help those in need and my heart goes out to you all for thinking of others.Again I am sorry that I cant donate anything at this time.sincerely yours allways, Carol.

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Carol Yeager / Sunday, March 1 2009 04:54 PM

I am so glad to hear that the foundation will be continued to help all those who are in need of them and they all have my blessings and prayers.I feel so sad but there isnt anyway that I am financially stable enough to donate any kind of money because I myself am disabled and my husband is retired and we live on a very tight budget.I am not able to get any kind of financial help eventhough I have a heart condition and cannot work nor can I get any help financially due to the fact that I am married.Again I am so sorry.

Cris / Friday, February 27 2009 06:30 PM

Jill and Ashley, keep as busy as you can so that time passes more easily, but I cannot imagine waht you are going thru. I know it will get a little better, but you will never stop missing your baby girl! I am glad you and Ashley found a place. Sometime email me the info. Try to do something different this weekend, although I know you will have to give yourself a BIG kick in the butt to get going!!!! I hope it gets alittle better soon.

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Gayle McNeill / Wednesday, April 8 2009 01:17 PM

I am glad that your in your new place and sorry that the other bunk has to be empty. I pray for you often. That you'll be OK for today, one day at a time. Please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do. Peace, Love

kim donohue / Sunday, March 8 2009 10:10 AM

Jill, I'm thinking of you and Ashley. Let's get together soon.

Steph / Sunday, March 1 2009 04:09 PM

thinking of you and your family. Think of ally everyday. you are always in our prayers. I am so sorry things are esp difficult lately.

Dawn / Saturday, February 28 2009 03:41 AM

Prayers are always with you.

Carol Yeager / Friday, February 27 2009 09:16 PM

I wish there was something I could say that would make it possible for you to get some most deserving rest and finally be able to believe that you will never be able to go on in life if you keep on thinking that your life wont get any better You must just believe that for every tear that you cry ,you are taking rest away from your daughter Ally in Heaven .I am sure that she would tell you that you have done all that you possibly could have done for her but it was her time to go do her job with THE LORD now.I am sure that she is helping him take care of all those children up in Heaven and telling them what a brave little girl she was and it is all because of YOU her mommy that has given her the strength and hope that she would some day feel well enough to run and play with others just as she is probably doing as we speak.I am sure that you have something that nobody could ever take from you and that is all the good times and fun times that were shared while she was here on EARTH.PLEASE just remember all the love that you and her did share and still is there with her now in HEAVEN. I hope you can find some comfort in these words and just remember that you will never forget her but as time goes on it will get easier on you.LOVE,MEMORIES and your faith will see you through this.GOD BLESS

kelli / Friday, February 27 2009 04:12 PM

I remember those long nights...your body gets so used to hospitals and the icu that it takes awhile to "unprogram" i tell many people i am not getting over it, i am simply getting through it...i do what i can and thats all...i have a HOPE chest with all of Sara's favorite things in it, esp what she wore on her last day...what a beautiful gift it is 7 yrs later to be able to have that piece of her with provides HOPE for better days and sleep filled nights knowing that if i continue to hang on to HOPE, it will put me one day closer to being with her again...i dream of butterflies and waterfalls and Sara being right there...Hang on to HOPE, Jill, and sleep will come in time...

unibrower / Friday, February 27 2009 06:25 AM

you are in our thoughts & prayers. Hoping that you are able to get some sleep soon. Ashley is watching over us. Love to you all

Eileen / Friday, February 27 2009 12:06 AM

Everyday sucks and is horrible, it's just some days are more horrible than others, they just come out of nowhere and sucker punch you, just when you think you may have a handle on things and aren't going to breakdown. Have you tried Melatonin? It's OTC (Walmart carries it) and it doesn't let you sleep all night, but it sometimes extends the 3 hrs into maybe 4 or 5, and each extra minute helps and certainly beats dusting!I prayed to her to help Gavin and I think she worked her magic, like always!

Keith / Thursday, February 26 2009 03:23 PM

Jill, Stay strong and keep the faith.

Jodee / Thursday, February 26 2009 01:40 PM

Thinking of you Jill and hope you get some sleep so you can dream about your beautiful Ally. Thank you for prayer request for Matisse. Hugs to you and Ashly from us

Tara Hannahoe / Thursday, February 26 2009 12:30 PM

As always, you all are in our prayers. I wish I had something to say to ease your pain. I pray that time and memories bring you some comfort.

The Bollingers / Thursday, February 26 2009 12:08 PM

Praying the days and nights get better for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deanna / Thursday, February 26 2009 11:24 AM

Thinking of you. Call me or come visit!

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Carol Yeager / Wednesday, February 25 2009 01:39 AM

Heavenly Father we are praying to you for the strength and the hopes that there will be good things ahead for Gavin also there are lots of prayers to be said that we all hope will comfort the family in some way.Please do your best to help them to be strong and just to see there little boy get well .I know that his little friend that is up there with you now would want to hqve him get well and feel no more pain or suffering here on this earth with his family and friends.In Jesus name we ask this of you,AMEN

The Bollingers / Tuesday, February 24 2009 12:06 PM

Heavenly Father, be with Gavin today as he is having surgery. Help guide the doctors hands as they prepare for this surgery and do what is best for him. Let the family know they are not alone and you have them close to your heart. In Jesus' name we pray..Amen

phil / Tuesday, February 24 2009 12:02 PM

Dear God, Be with Gavin today as he goes for surgery. Be with the doctors and nurses as they do what's best to heal him. Grant his parents and sister inner peace to know that you are watching over him AMEN



Carol Yeager / Sunday, February 15 2009 09:58 PM

Hope all went well at the event and I am sorry that I couldnt attend but I am not up to that and we also just recently lost one of our didtant relatives due to cancer,just in her 50's she was suffering so bad and I just feel that it was a blessing, at least there isnt anymore pain for her. That is what I have to come to grips with and try to get it through my head that it is GODS work and who knows better than him what is best for us.I send my deepest wishes to you and ashley and the family. Happy Belated Valentine's Day

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Carol Yeager / Monday, February 9 2009 11:26 PM

Happy Birthday Ally, My B-Day is also in February I had my B-Day on the 4th of this month.I hope that you had lots of fun running and playing with all the other little angels.I can just see all the red ribbons that all of you little angels were wearing.I am so glad that you can run and play and that you arent feeling sick anymore.I know that you wont feel anymore pain and that you will enjoy yourself knowing that your mommy and daddy and sister are all watching you play.Again I wish you a Happy Birthday.

Barbara / Monday, February 9 2009 03:20 PM

Happy Birthday Ally are missed and loved everyday.

unibrower / Monday, February 9 2009 04:44 AM

Happy Birthday to one sweet girl. Can still remember that day you came into our lives. I wore red in your honor and to keep you always in our thoughts. Thank you for all those memories. Love to all

steph / Sunday, February 8 2009 04:10 PM

Happy Birthday Ally. I always pray for you and your sister and mom and dad everyday. Hope you had a peaceful day

Allie / Sunday, February 8 2009 12:36 AM

Happy 5th Birthday Ally! We all miss your bright and shining light, but we know it is shining brighter then ever in heaven... You're always in our thoughts & prayers!

kasey Edison / Saturday, February 7 2009 11:37 PM

happy birthday, girl! you're such a big girl! you have the most wonderful parents in the world, and you are such an angel to so many people... we all love you so much!

The Davidheiser's / Saturday, February 7 2009 08:24 PM

Happy 5th Birthday Ally. We think of you everyday and are sending special wishes to you in Heaven. We are also sending extra prayers to Mom, Dad, and Ashley.

Kim Donohue and family / Saturday, February 7 2009 07:47 PM

Happy Birthday ALLY!!! We miss you and think of you often.

Eileen / Saturday, February 7 2009 07:14 PM

Happy Birthday Ally! I miss you. Love, Eileen

Lynne / Saturday, February 7 2009 05:05 PM

Happy Birthday Ally! We know you are celebrating with the angels today and with your Heavenly Father - that makes us smile! We love you! Lynne

TheBolllingers / Saturday, February 7 2009 04:11 PM

Happy Birthday Ally. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless.

Lori / Saturday, February 7 2009 03:50 PM

Happy birthday sweet Alley! Praying for your mom and dad today! Lori/Angel_Wings

mandee / Saturday, February 7 2009 03:38 PM

happy birthday my beautifuuuuuul big 5 year old cousin :) i love you! i'll be thinking of you allll day sweets. have a fabulous princess day in heaven <3

Jodee Reid / Saturday, February 7 2009 02:35 PM

Happy Birthday Ally. Thinking of your mum, Dad and Ashely today.

Cris & Mark / Saturday, February 7 2009 01:38 PM

Happy Birthday Ally! It is such a bittersweet day like all of them since your BIRTHday. We smile, we cry, we laugh, we cry, and on it goes. Hopefully soon for Mommy and Ashley, the laughter and smiles take over ALL the tears. We all miss funny stories about you and just miss you! Help all your relatives and friends get through each and everyday knowing you are safe and happy! Happy Happy Birthday!

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Deanna / Saturday, February 7 2009 12:19 PM

Happy Birthday Ally! Maddie, Aidan and Zac will send you up some special red balloons. Watch over your mom and dad and sister today.

Debi / Saturday, February 7 2009 12:11 PM

Happy Birthday Big Girl! 5 years! I remember it like it was yesterday. All the phone calls from Aunt Jen, keeping me informed of where you and mommy where and what was happening! That was quite an exciting, busy day. You had many exciting, busy days.....I hope today is the best one ever! Eat lots of birthday goodies. Enjoy your kisses and balloons from mommy and look down and enjoy seeing all the red we will be wearing for you today! Happy Birthday Ally! Love, Debi

Deena / Saturday, February 7 2009 12:01 PM

Happy Day! I will ALWAYS remember this day! You are all always in my thoughts!

Karen Lenker / Saturday, February 7 2009 10:32 AM

Happy 5th birthday sweet girl. I will be wearing red also in your honor. I know this will be an extremely hard day for your family. I am keeping them in my thoughts and prayers.

Aunt Jeanne / Saturday, February 7 2009 05:47 AM

Happy Birthday beautiful! Can't believe it's been five special years since I first saw you showing us your fight...I hope today is a very sweet and happy day for you...I will be wearing red just for you! Love you...Aunt Jeanne

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Kim.Angel_Wings / Saturday, February 7 2009 11:58 PM

Happy Happy Birthday Ally. I know you're having the best time in Heaven! I'm praying for your family - that they feel God's peace and comfort because we know they miss you so....Hugs sweet Angel- Kim/Angel_Wings

Carol Yeager / Thursday, February 5 2009 07:44 PM

What a lovely letter and such a beautiful inspiration that this little boy has given all of us since entering the HOUSE of OUR LORD, I hope this brings some much needed comfort to all who have experienced a loss of a child.GOD BLESS

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Carol Yeager / Tuesday, February 3 2009 10:54 PM

Thanks so much for the E-Mail,I allways look forward to reading them.I wish you all the best and good luck with your Benefit that you are having .Hope to hear from you real soon.

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Cris / Friday, January 30 2009 06:31 PM

I am so sad. I read more about Nolan today and received your email. Some days I just get sad for all and scared for the thousands of others going through these things. Take care, hugs to all and God bless.

Kristene / Thursday, January 29 2009 11:29 PM

All good thoughts and love we are sending to you! You always make me appreciate Paige and Ava when I read your entries--they are beautiful. We celebrated the Chinese New Year this past Monday with Ashley and Ava's class and seeing all that red made me think of Ashley! I know she was happy!

dawn / Thursday, January 29 2009 07:47 PM

sending love and prayers

Carol Yeager / Thursday, January 29 2009 06:32 PM

Hello I was so glad to recieve your Emai today I think about you and all your family alot.I hope that you will send an extra RED BALLOON from all the people that will be thinking about you that day.I know Ally would love all the Balloons that you send.Have a great day and never forget those who are thinking of you as you are going through your days.

Deanna / Thursday, January 29 2009 04:44 PM

Thanks for the extra thoughts and prayers Ally, Ashley and Jill. Zac's condition has improved and we plan to stay in Baltimore and hope to be discharged tomorrow. Take care and let us know if we can help you.

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Debi / Thursday, January 15 2009 12:45 PM

3 months!! It seems like you were just here yesterday! Of course you were, right here in my heart. You must send all those smiles and all your strength down to Mommy and Daddy and Ashley now Ally! You were such a happy little fighter when you were here on earth, now that you are so happy in heaven, hopefully eating chocolate and bowls of ice cream, maybe you can share some of the fight and strength you no longer need! Send it to Mommy and Daddy and Ashley to give them alittle bit of you to get thru each and every day. Help them to be as strong as you are!

mandee / Thursday, January 15 2009 03:32 AM

i love you

Carol Yeager / Thursday, January 15 2009 02:02 AM

I hope that everyday will get a little better for you and your family.I know that your little girl would want you to smile and keep on going remembering all the happy times you had together.I suppose thats easier said than done but you must remember that our lives are in the Good Lords hands and he will decide when he needs us there in his house of love. Try and stay strong and allways remember that is what Ally would want you to do.

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holly / Tuesday, January 6 2009 02:24 AM

Shane,thanks for the update,it's such a nice thing ur doing.

Meghan / Monday, January 5 2009 08:40 PM

You is so nice to hear of what you are doing. Chairi Malformation is a very unknow disability to most people. I love to see you are spreading the word while helping this family in need. P.S My son is Dorian Burnell, 2008 Corvettes for Kids spokes Child, and he also has Chiari Malformation along with everything else. As a parent I can understand the constant worry that comes with it. My god help this family and yours to find comfort in pain.

Tracy Lambeth / Monday, January 5 2009 05:57 AM

You know, it seems that with the rush of the holidays, we can often forget the real meaning and purpose of life and helping others. Thank you for seeing through your grief to help out another child in need. God bless you guys. Seeing that I live in AZ now, I won't be able to make the event, but I do plan to wear red on the 14th to celebrate Ally's life.

Carol Yeager / Monday, January 5 2009 12:09 AM

THE CONSIDERATION that you have for everyone even though after all you are still going through is just totally amazing, you are one amazing woman . GOD BLESS

Jodee Reid / Sunday, January 4 2009 02:09 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley Ally must be so proud of you, how, through your own grief you still manage to think of others. Jill I was totally amazed that even when you were here with Ally in Pittsburgh dealing with so much you still found the time, energy and heart to connect me with Lynne and MaryKay who not only raised money for Matisse and our family but who have become wonderful friends. How better to remember your little fighter than to help others - I am in complete awe of you all! Kia Kaha - stay strong.

Jodee Reid / Sunday, January 4 2009 02:09 PM

Jill, Shane and Ashley Ally must be so proud of you, how, through your own grief you still manage to think of others. Jill I was totally amazed that even when you were here with Ally in Pittsburgh dealing with so much you still found the time, energy and heart to connect me with Lynne and MaryKay who not only raised money for Matisse and our family but who have become wonderful friends. How better to remember your little fighter than to help others - I am in complete awe of you all! Kia Kaha - stay strong.