Thursday, August 26, 2010


We found out that Dayton Children's has used Ally as their "poster child" for their work with an organization called CureSearch and the Children's Oncology Group. Attached is the ad they are using for the conference in September. We are always proud to see our girl making an impact, especially when it helps, in any way, of finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Her story was also recently featured in the Annual Report for the Community Blood Center. She has been a major user of their blood! I will scan in the report and share it with you all. We love blood donors!

Ally continues to LOVE school. I did get my first call from the school nurse today (a scratch on her wrist) but it was quickly followed up with "Ally does not want to come home..." Yay.

We are praying for normalcy to continue and also praying for all those who have been diagnosed with childhood cancer.

Please mark your calendars: The Light the Night Walk for Leukemia/Lymphoma is again at Fraze Pavilion this year. I would love to have a lot of Ally's Army there walking behind her. This year, she may actually get to walk! They will also be recognizing my Dad for his efforts as Man of the Year. I hope to make a sea of orange shirts like we had last year. I won't even bug you to donate like I did last year (we have tapped out our army) but just walk to show her your support. It is the evening of 9/30. I hope to get her webpage for it up and running this weekend so you can start signing up. Running Ally's Army is really like having another part time job! Whew. But we can do so much good.....


  1. Yeah for Ally!! She looks good on the poster and that is awesome that she stayed at school. Way to go, keep up the good work. For those of us who live too far away to walk, please let us know where we can donate to the walk. Great job Janel and you are right, it is like another job. Lots of prayers and thoughts coming your way for more good days.

  2. Congrats on a great first week of school for all of you Janel! We will all be there for the walk again this year and if you need any help with getting the Army ready, please call :-)Ally looks awesome on the ad. What a special young lady, changing the lives of Dayton!!!!! Jenny Black