Who was Brittany? Brittany was one in approximately 46 children diagnosed with cancer each day. Cancer is the number one killer of children by disease and 2/3 of children that survive will live with life long side effects.
Before Cancer... Brit was a very active little girl. She loved to ride her bike, driving her 4 wheeler, go cart, mini-motorcycle and ice & roller blade skating. She was very competitive and it showed in her desire to do her best. She also was quite the prankster. She loved to catch us off guard with a joke or magic trick. She loved to help in the kitchen and took great pride in being able to say “I cooked that.” She loved music, singing and had a natural talent for dancing. Most importantly, Brittany loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Brittany remained in remission until August 2008 when she relapsed and would need a bone marrow transplant to survive. Chemotherapy began again, but sadly did not touch the cancer that continued to spread throughout her body. At that point options were running out. Brittany and family packed in one more fun outing on her Make A Wish trip to Nickelodeon Hotel.
Brittany’s Journey to Heaven... On November 6, 2008, Surrounded by her loving family, Brittany Marie journeyed to Heaven to be with her Heavenly Father. The hardest words ever spoken, “Baby girl, when you see Jesus - run to him."
She did not run from this world without leaving an impact. She touched so many lives during the 8 years she lived. Brittany wished she was not sick. She prayed for healing for her oncology friends, her family and herself. She would often ask for prayer because she knew God could do all things. Remembering her strength is what continues to push us forward to ease the burden for other children fighting cancer.
Holding Brittany’s memory close, Brittany’s Wish~Kidz Kicking Leukemia sprung into action to help other families and their child along the journey to beat cancer.