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Heroes Come In All Sizes.

You Can Make A Child's Legacy Wish Come True!

Steps To Becoming A Legacy Granter: 

1. Email info@feelbetterfoundation.com for a list of warriors in need.

2. Choose a warrior to help support. 

3. Learn about their legacy wish and goals. 

4. Sponsor the legacy as an individual, company, family, church OR fundraise, host an event, etc. to do so! 

5. If you wish, be a part of the wish granting process! 

Want to help in a different way? Donate to one of our active legacies now:

Active Legacies: 

Leanna: "Leanna's -I LIVED- Lists"

Diagnosis: Leanna is living with an inoperable rare brain tumor at her brain stem in charge of the CNS. She has had not 1, but 2 craniotomies. Sadly, on her third surgery, the cancer was deemed inoperable due to its location on the brain stem. As of March 2019, her latest scan now shows the start of a new lesion growing where the radiation took place.

Legacy Wish: Leanna's "I LIVED" Lists 

Leanna's "I LIVED" lists will celebrate and share a warrior's life and the things they wish to do, accomplish, and experience while battling their life-threatening illness, disease, or cancer. These lists will not only bring hope and positivity to the children and their families during an extremely difficult time, but also make the dreaded discussion surrounding mortality and their wishes, easier to facilitate.

 

We thank Leanna and her family for using their own struggle with cancer and Lee's inoperable brain tumor, to help others. Their strength and love knows no bounds.

Interested in helping Leanna with her mission and her own "I LIVED" list? Visit her go-fund-me page and learn more. Then, stay tuned for other warrior's and their lists! 

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Diagnosis:

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia- Diagnosed in 2015

 

If I could teach the world one thing about my/my child’s condition, it would be: 

"Cancer is more common than you think. Funding for pediatric research is for ALL types of childhood cancer combined. Therefore, we need more funding!"

Our Legacy Wish:

"To provide cancer warriors with hand-held gaming devices to use during treatments, at home while resting, or as needed in clinic as a distraction."

Why we want to create this legacy:

​"At times, treatments can be long and monontonous. Kids especially need a fun alternative to TV. The gaming consoles can also help the kids stay connected to their friends and family via the web and some games."

 

One thing we have gained during this journey:

" A new family- people that understand what we are feeling and can offer advice, a shoulder of support." 

One thing we lost during this journey:

"Our sense of security. Cancer is never gone from your thoughts, for long." 

Interviewee: Jessica (Mom)

Leah's Legacy: "Creating Happy Distractions" 

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Diagnosis:

Hepatoblastoma, 2018. Brynnley was 4 months old at diagnosis. First hospital stay was 6.5 weeks long with over a month of it in the PICU. We nearly lost Brynnley to a massive bleed from her tumor. Among other complications including 2 catheter associated blood clots she fought through it like a little baby superhero.

 

If I could teach the world one thing about my/my child’s condition, it would be: 

Even after the cancer is gone there is still a lot of healing to do and testing to be done. For Brynnley she will need help with eating, and physical therapy. She will need other test to check for side effects from chemo.

 

Our Legacy Wish:

We want to help raise money in Brynnley’s name to help other pediatric cancer families at Nationwide Children’s hospital, as we were helped in our time of need. 

 

We will be creating "Brynnley's Bundles." These bundles will include essentials for parents during their inpatient stay with their warrior. The bundles will help with expenses, personal care, and emotional support. They will remind moms & dads that they are not alone, and that they ARE strong enough to handle this! 

Why we want to create this legacy:

​To always remember the journey we walked, and the strength Brynnley had. And to give families some peace of mind in other areas of their lives so they can focus on taking care of their child.

 

One thing we have gained and one thing we have lost during this journey:

I am a pediatric nurse so I know what it’s like on the caregiver end. I gained the ability to understand 100% what it feels like to be the parent of really sick kid. We gained a second chance with her and will never take life for granted.

One thing we lost during this journey:

I feel like we were robbed of the first year of Brynnley’s life, she is my last baby and we have had so much pain, fear and complications we were not able to fully enjoy her as a baby.

Interviewee: Carol (Mom)

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Brynnley: "Brynnley's Bundles"

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My Mom's Interview:

Diagnosis: 

"Diagnosed at 5 days old with Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries, Primum Ostium Atrial Septal Defect, Common AV valve, sub-pulmonary stenosis, Moderate Valve Leakage of AV valve and mild pulmonary valve leakage, and Ventricle Septal Defect."

If I could teach the world one thing about my child’s condition, it would be:

"If I could teach the world one thing it would be that 1 in 100 babies are born with a congenital heart defect. Most babies and kids with Eli's condition don’t look “sick," so you wouldn’t know by looking at him that he has a condition. There is very little funding for kids heart conditions. This is very sad because it takes more children's lives each year than all childhood cancers combined. So, I guess I would teach that odds are if you’re in a large crowd, there may be babies/kids with heart conditions among you and you probably don’t know it. There may be someone whose lost a child to a heart condition. You never know what battle someone is fighting and it’s important to do our part to pray for these kids, their families, and help fund research, because odds are it may touch someone you know."

 

Our Legacy Wish:

"We wish to donate to Motts Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Floor." 

 

Why we want to create this legacy:

"We wanted to create this legacy because Mott's Hospital is were Eli will have open heart surgery. Additionally, this is where many kids with his condition have their surgeries. We wanted to bring some joy to these kids and their families during this difficult process."

   

One thing we have gained and one thing we have lost during this journey:

"Gained: We are still very in the midst of this but so far I have gained a deeper faith in God, learning to put my trust in Him, and an appreciation for every day that we are blessed with our children by side! 

One thing I have lost: I would say the joy of bringing home a new baby and enjoying all those first moments and memories. Eli was diagnosed at 5 days old and so the memories I have of his first months of life are unfortunately stressful. We spent a lot of time upset and we spent a lot of time at doctors appointments. I wish we would have had more time to just enjoy him and soak in all his newborn sweetness but we were robbed of that carefree time and instead spent many hours worrying and researching his condition."

Interviewee- Mom, Amanda

Eli: Research For A Better Tomorrow 

My Mom's Interview:

Diagnosis: 

"Diagonsed with a AT/RT (atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor), a type of cancerous brain tumor."

If I could teach the world one thing about my child’s condition, it would be:

"Until 15-20 years ago, no one knew what AT/RT was or even that it existed. Doctors believed it was Medulloblastoma, because they look similar under the microscope. Due to this, AT/RT is one of the deadliest brain cancers." 

 

Our Legacy Wish:

"We want Athena to have a wagon dedicated in her name to the hospital that saved her life, Nationwide Children's Hospital." 

 

Why we want to create this legacy:

"We want this journey she has taken to mean something. We want people to look at her story and see strength and beauty in it. The hospital wagons made Athena’s days brighter when she was stuck in the hospital and couldn’t be outside playing like a ‘normal’ kid."

   

One thing we have gained and one thing we have lost during this journey:

"One thing we have gained is that we will never take time with her for granted. One thing that we have lost is friends."

Interviewee- Mom, Taylor

Athena: Transport Wagon For Nationwide Children's 

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Maelée: Transport Wagon for Nationwide Children's Hospital  

My Mom's Interview:

Diagnosis:

"Malignant Sacrococcygeal Teratoma"

 

If I could teach the world one thing about my child’s condition, it would be:

"Childhood cancer is not rare. The available treatments for Maelée’s cancer helped to get rid of her cancer, but they can lead to many secondary long term side effects such as hearing loss, cardiac issues, immunosuppression, pulmonary fibrosis, and more." 

 

Our legacy wish:

"To donate a Nationwide Children's Hospital Butterfly Wagon in Maelée’s honor."

 

Why we want to create this legacy:

​"Maelée rode through the hospital during treatment in wagons and on her IV pole. Her zest for life was contagious to many staff members and patients. We hope this wagon will serve as a way to continue to share her sparkle with other kiddos at NCH!"

One thing we have gained and one thing we have lost during this journey:

The Good: "Through Maelée’s health journey we have ​gained perspective for life. We have learned to not take a single moment for granted, not stress over the small stuff and enjoy EVERY moment."

 

The Bad: "Our family lost the ability to enjoy Maelée as a baby. She spent her first two years of life primarily in the hospital. Most of her milestone happened inside of Nationwide Children’s walls. I find that when I try to think back and remember milestones, those first couple of years are a blur." 

Interviewee- Mom, Macée & Dad, Nick

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Logan: Transport Wagon for Nationwide Children's Hospital 

My Mom's Interview:

Diagnosis: 

"Anaplastic Epemdymoma Grade 3 (brain tumor) in the posterior fossa (brain stem) diagnosed in February 2018. Logan's tumor was found two days before his 1st birthday. Sadly, we celebrated his birthday in the PICU. He had a 12 hour brain surgery two days after his birthday."

If I could teach the world one thing about my child’s condition, it would be:

"Most children with this tumor are diagnosed before the age of 5 and standard treatment consists of surgery and proton radiation. Tumor, surgery, and radiation can have long term effects that impact the child and family for a lifetime. My son is a fighter and at 1 year of age, he is my hero."

 

Our Legacy Wish:

"To donate a hospital butterfly wagon to Nationwide Children's Hospital in honor of Logan and his fight."

 

Why we want to create this legacy:

"While Logan was in the hospital, he loved his wagon rides. After surgery, wagon rides were one of the only things that he actually enjoyed. They helped to calm him down and allowed him to get out of his room. Wagons are scarce though. We would often have to hunt one down. We would love for there to be more wagons available for kids at Nationwide!"  
 

One thing we have gained and one thing we have lost during this journey:

"Gained: A renewed Faith and relationship with God.

Lost: A life that could've been. A more carefree life where we didn't live for 3 months at a time."

Interviewee- Mom, Jessica

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