Paying It Forward and Scan Results

Before I get to Lizzy’s scan results, I want to share with you what we were able to give to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital this morning at our visit.  The generosity from everyone who reads this blog, as well as many others, encouraged, inspired and enabled us to “Pay It Forward” in a unique way.

Lizzy with the donation of foam soccer balls and letters of encouragement filled with meal cards

Every time Lizzy was an inpatient, we would help pass the time by kicking a foam soccer ball back and forth in the hallway.  It was a great stress reliever, it was fun, and it never failed, when we out there kicking, other patients and/or the families would come out and kick with us.  So, we decided to make a donation of 20 foam soccer balls, along with a note of encouragement and meal cards for children who are inpatients on the Oncology unit.

When we gave the donation to the Child Life Specialist, she said “this is really unique.  I’ve been here 10 years and I don’t think I’ve ever seen soccer balls donated!”  Lizzy strikes again!!  She is one-of-a-kind!!

We are working on plans of how we might do fundraising to be able to continue to make these donations on a regular basis.  If/when those plans come together, I’ll be sure to share them on this blog.

As for the scans . . . . . . . . . .

They were ALL CLEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LIzzy and Lori after the Ultrasound

Thank you God!  We continue to “Raise a Hallelujah” and give God all of the praise, honor and glory for what He is doing in our lives.  We are so blessed.

And it was really cool what happened on our way to Cincy this morning.  Lori and I both were confident yet apprehensive (if that’s possible) as we made our way up I-71.  As we were approaching the big hill down to the bridge that crosses the Ohio river, the clouds thickened, the sky darkened and it started to rain.  Right at that moment, Lori took out her phone and played “Raise A Hallelujah” followed by “This Is How I Fight My Battles”.  As the songs played, we started singing louder and louder in the car, confident that our God was going before us and fighting this battle on our little girl’s behalf.  By the time both songs finished, we were at the clinic, and more importantly, we were in the right frame of mind to go in the clinic and watch God do His mighty works.  It was a really cool moment – one I will remember for a long, long time.

Thank you so much for all of the prayers, text messages, love and support.  Join us as we “Raise a Hallelujah” to our great God!!!!!

19 Replies to “Paying It Forward and Scan Results”

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! ALL of it! Right down to the praise battle cry!🙌🏻💕Rejoicing with you all!! Go baby girl, GO!

  2. Hallelujah!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! We would be delighted and honored to donate something towards this ministry. Let us know where we can send a donation for those soccer balls.
    Praising Jesus our savior for a clear scan.

  3. Praise God Lizzy, Oh how Love the littles. Being a grandmother and seeing , praying and cheering you on. I’m so very proud of you. What a wonderful person you are. Thank you for paying it forward.
    Blessings sweetness,

  4. Man, you guys are incredible in how that you give all the glory to God. Wow! Never stop that. Thank you for sharing his face to us!

  5. Yahoooooo!!!! Such wonderful news! I love the soccer ball idea. Yes, keep us posted. Would love to contribute to the Lizzie Kickin’ Fund!

  6. SO thankful for your updates! What a great story and your continued faithfulness overwhelms me. Praise God! And Yay for soccer balls! She is going to be a great player for a team
    but more importantly our Lord!

  7. The soccer balls, notes and meal vouchers are the perfect gift! You are in a place of knowing because you’ve been there. Praise God for the “all clear” report!!!!! Love to your family and give those girls a hug for us. ❤️

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