Great Cycle Challenge USA

Hey guys! I wanted to tell you all about something my uncle is doing, it is called the Great Cycle Challenge. The Great Cycle Challenge is where you ride everyday for the month of June to fight Childhood Cancer. You can make a team or sign just yourself up. You set a goal for how many miles you want to achieve and how much money you want to raise. It is super cool! It is amazing that people are doing this!

My uncle has decided to do it. He posted on Facebook that he would be riding for me. I am so appreciative of him for doing this! I am so thankful for him doing this for me and other children who are fighting cancer. His goal is to ride 245 miles and raise $500. I am so proud of him for doing this challenge! You can do it Uncle David! God will give you the strength do this! “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

If God puts it on your heart to donate, please do. Below is the link to his page:                  https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/DavidCunninghamJr?utm_source=dashboard&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=gcc_profile_ind_new_ride&fb_ref=Default

 

A Rough Few Days

The three day infusions I have for my bones really drains me. Although, they have made it a 2 hour infusion, instead of 4. It is still very hard on my body. It wears me out and my body out. I get so tired and drained. So, this weekend I am just resting. Can I get some prayers guys. This is so draining and with the motion sickness/not feeling well I have going on, it’s so hard. I just ask that you guys pray for my strength and energy this upcoming school week. God has always helped me and he will get me through this week.

“I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me.”                                 Philippians 4:13

 

Pre-Surgery Jitters

Hey guys! I need some prayers for my nerves. Even though my shoulder replacement surgery is in late June, I am getting nervous. I believe it’s the devil trying to get me to back down. I have prayed about this surgery for so long and I know that God wants me to do this. These nerves are not enough to get me to back out. I am just nervous about all the cons and I am so young, almost sixteen. I know God has a plan for my life and this surgery. I will continue to lean on him. I just need some prayers for my nerves and that God will take over my nerves, he has already has my life. I thank God for always being by my side and always comforting me. I know my doctor wouldn’t do anything on me he wouldn’t do on himself.  I am going to pray to God about my nerves. I ask that you guys pray for me as well! Love you guys lots, talk to you soon!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13 ??

Prayer & Support for Our Warriors

So, this week has been rough. Monday would have been my uncles 30th birthday, but he is no longer here with us. Along with that, a sweet cancer fighter lost her battle. Then, after that I got more terrible news my friend who also is Battling Cancer isn’t doing to well, his name is Cooper. Please pray for him and all the other children in the world who are fighting this horrible disease called CANCER!  I’m asking everyone will you please help my friend Cooper & his family. They have been in the Hospital for over 100 days, If you can donate at least $1, Cooper’s family and I would appreciate it just click on the link:  https://www.gofundme.com/teamcoop

I have been hurting a lot this week. Although, I have been hurting God has been by my families side and all the other families side as well. He is helping us through these heart breaking days. God had a special plan for these wonderful peoples lives and now he doesn’t want them to suffer any more. I trust in God’s plan, but sometimes you can’t help but wonder why…. God’s plan and mission is always bigger than ours and only he knows what it en-tells. I thank God for these lovely people in our lives and the lives they have touched.

Lord, I pray for all the families that are grieving at this time lord. Comfort them and blanket them in peace and your love. Lay your hand on their heart and help them get through this. Help them understand that they won’t be suffering anymore. Let your light shine in their lives. All things happen for a reason, let this reason be known to the families. Let the families know their angels are watching them, are proud of them and love them so very much. I pray this in your name, AMEN!!!

My Week Summed Up

Hey guys! I’m back!

I just wanted to update you guys on my week. I haven’t had the best week. Although, God got me through! I went to school Monday, but on Tuesday morning I was getting ready for school & I started to feel sick like I was going to throw up. My mom said I need to figure out what I want to do, go to school or stay home. I didn’t want to miss school but I couldn’t make it. I chose to stay home and texted my bus driver. I went to bed and went back to sleep. After, I woke up I still was feeling sick some decided on staying home the rest of the week. On Thursday, I had a IVIG, because my immune system was low. Which really wore me out. Friday, I went to my bone doctor and he took x-rays to see how I am healing. Which is well!! We also talked about which surgery we want to do next. An here we are today, Saturday. I am worn out from the week, but I am thanking God for getting me through the week. All the praise to God! My teacher came over to help get me caught up on school work, which I really appreciated. I am almost all caught up, so that’s good! Now I am writing to you all. I hope your guys week was amazing! If not, I pray that next week it will be better. Whatever you are struggling with, may God help you through it. I love you all! I hope you enjoy your night! Hold you family tight! An thank God for all he has given to you! Goodnight!

Today Was a Great Day!

I am so thankful to God for waking me up today! I have been battling my sinus’ and because of them I haven’t been feeling well. It gives me really bad headaches from the presser on my forehead and stuffy nose/runny nose. In general, when I’ve woken up these past weeks I have not been feeling well. I thank God though, for giving me the strength to get through today. He is ultimately my strength, and I lean on him when I feel weak. Remember, God will always be there when you need him. He is with through each step of each day.

Today was a wonderful day, I enjoyed school! I am thankful that He gives me the strength to persevere through each and every day! May God be with you each and every day! May you have the strength to call on Him when you need Him. Thank Him for all He does! Have faith that He will carry you through!

1st Check- Up Since Surgery

In January, I went for my first check up since my knee surgery.

For all who don’t know, because of  the chemo and steroids I ended up with necrosis of my bones. My bones have started to die in both of my legs and my left shoulder is no longer there. Due to all the damage, I now need surgeries to remove the dead bone in my knees and a shoulder replacement. On December 21, 2015, I had my first surgery to correct this. We started with my right leg, because it was hurting me the most out of both of my knees.

We found out that I would be seeing another doctor at my check up because my doctor was on indefinite leave. Mr. Stewart was very nice! He checked my leg and took the dressing off. He said my incision is healing very nicely and is almost closed completely! Oh, guess what!!!!….. He also said that I could start putting a little more weight on my leg!! I was so excited to hear that all is healing well!

Without God and my amazing family, I could have never made it through all I have been through! I am so thankful and grateful! God is my strength, when I am weak and weary he carries me through. He stands by my side and is with me every step of the way! “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Lastly, I have a prayer request. I mentioned my doctor was on indefinite leave. Well, a health issue has come up and she has to take care of herself. Please, pray for her and her health! May God be by her side and watching over her as she deals with. Comfort her and her family as they walk this journey. Give all people who come in contact to help her the knowledge. In Jesus’ Mighty Name, AMEN!! I love you Dr. DeRoode!!

Faith in the Storm

I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on February 20, 2013. It was a huge shock. The Thursday before I was at the pediatrician and two doctors fought over whether my spleen was large or if I had a lot of muscle. I was in a lot of pain. They said it was just growing pain – I don’t blame them for not knowing.

We were out of school for President’s weekend. When my parents came home I told them I ate but barely took a bite of food. My mom said I had to eat and gave me a small late of food. After I ate, I went to sit on the couch and screamed in pain. My side was hurting and I couldn’t breathe. I was literally in tears. My dad took me to the ER at Sunrise but, it was packed so we drove all the way to Southern Hills Hospital. They drew blood, took my weight, height and symptoms. I was very fatigued, couldn’t breath correctly and lost 20 pounds in a month. They got me set up in a room. I dozed off and was woken up to a nurse trying to move me to another gurney to be transported to Sunrise by ambulance. My mom came in just they were putting in an ER room. The doctor said did he tell you the L word. My mom looked at my dad confused. My dad was convinced it wasn’t that but, it was. I was transferred to the pediatric oncology floor. That night was rough. I was on oxygen and every time I moved I was hurting and screaming in pain. One of my lungs was partially collapsed the other filled with fluid and my spleen enlarged.

The next morning my parents told me the diagnosis. I was overwhelmed with emotions. Being diagnosed with cancer was something I never thought could happen. When I found out it was cancer that was making me so sick I was extremely angry at God. I asked God “why me” several times. One day he came to me and told me that everything would be okay to place my faith in him. Another day He told my sister that I was the strongest one in my family to handle this.

Over the course of the next week, my port was placed (immediately) and chemo was started. I also had a bone marrow and lumbar puncture procedure.

I have gotten on my knees many times and just cried to Him for help. He has been by my side and carries me when I am weak. Through this journey he has taught me faith, trust and to lean on him in my time of need because he is my strength. When I am struck with worry and doubt, I give it all to him and try to remain in faith. The verse that I live by everyday is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Even though this is a storm I am going through I have been blessed to wake up every morning and praise Him. With God I am finding the joy in this storm.