Friday, February 11, 2011

EARTH ANGEL

Smilin' like a goat in a brier patch this little lady celebrated her twelfth birthday on January 11th. She said her ice cream and cookie cake was the best part of her special day. This past year has been tougher than the back-end of a shootin' gallery for Angel. Yep folks, that in her real name. Last August a tumor at the base of her brain-stem was removed and diagnosed as malignant Medullobastoma. The surgery removing the tumor compromised her right side motor skills makin' it difficult to perform tasks that most of us take for granted. This 110 pound doll was hit hard with radiation and got so skinny ya couldn't see her shadow on a sunshiny day. Bless her heart, her weight plummeted into the mid~sixties as she lost her own beautiful hair and her skin was burned by the treatments. A test revealed another mass where the first tumor was removed. Angel underwent a second surgery which uncovered only scar tissue this time. To get the nutritional requirements needed to fight this battle, doctors put in a feeding tube. She has been undergoin' chemo treatments weekly and will continue to do so 'till mid~September.
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Angel said the worse day of her life was when the doctor sat by her bedside talking frankly with her in detail about her illness and the course of action to treat it. The best part of her journey has been the many friends she has made at the hospital. She just beamed as she spoke of her special friends Kate and Emma who are in a commercial promotin' St. Judes Hospital. Her Christmas was so very special this year filled with love gifts from Physical Therapy, Church, Hospitals and many, many strangers just like you. Angel's Christmas last year was not celebrated with festive presents but only by the love of her family. I have four legal pad pages filled with the love gifts sent by you, my wonderful blogsisters. You guys are the best! This Ozark Farm Chick is still overwhelmed with all the love, emails and prayers ya'll have heaped upon Angel. I do believe ya'll are sportin' your own wings!

Although Angel misses runnin' and playing with her dogs she is beginnin' to write with her right hand again. She is attending school as her condition allows for sometimes chemo shoots her immune system through the basement. Poor gal discovered that two of her best buds moved away during the absence of her illness. She is tried of people tryin' to do everything for her and just wants to be 'normal'. Angel is now weighin' in around 80 pounds and when she hits the 90 pound mark that feedin' tube comes out baby!!! Through it all she has retained her odd but wonderful sense of humor. A nurse asked as she was leavin' the room, " dear, is there anything I can do for you?" Angel piped up, "yeah, you can clean my window." Just as the nurse was about to find someone in housekeepin' Angel finished her statement, "on the outside." She was on the seventh floor!!! She's twisted like that...heeehehehe!!!




Angel told me that havin' cancer has made her more aware of God and has drawn her closer to Him. She once told me in Kid's Church shortly after her diagnosis that if God wanted to take her it was OK, she was ready to go as long as He brought her brother back home safely from that 'Big Sandbox' in Afghanistan. Doesn't that just melt your heart? The girl does live up to her name 'cause she's just a precious selfless Earth Angel.

"Earth Angel" was actually written for the B~side of "Hey Senorita" but a D~J flipped the record and the song quickly climbed to number one on the charts late in 1954. The Penguins first sang the American Doo~Wop tune under the Dootone label on the seven inch vinyl record. Our young Angel loves the songs of Taylor Swift, the color purple and any animal who takes breath. She is a sweet soul whose smile can light up a room and loves the Lord with all her heart. Even though life has been as rough as a old dried up corncob her attitude makes her my hero...my Earth Angel!!!

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  1. I am so often impressed by the grace and courage that kids show when undergoing serious medical problems. Lovely Earth Angel - she's an inspiration.

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  2. I don't know how you know this ga. But I am so impressed wtih her bravery - I am not sure I would or could be this brave myself.

    Does she live near you or did you read about her?

    Prayers and hugs being sent her way...

    Love,
    sandie

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  3. wow!
    lovely photos!
    gorgeous blog!
    Rosa

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  4. Hi Nezzy,
    I am so glad you updated us on Angel! I think of her often. She truly is a brave little soul and one we should all aspire to be like.
    Tell her I said hi, and that I am thinking and praying for her!
    Truly inspirational post Nezzy!
    Hugs and Happy Valentine's Day too!
    Cindy

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  5. Nezzy, this is a great post and I know God has her in his hands and heart. Great post, but you need to have an address on here so we can send something her way- or through you. What can I do?
    Angel has more courage and faith than all of us put together, and I'm not sure what she can draw from us, except a few kind words and all the prayers we can muster.
    You need to get this sweet girl blogging so we can send her some lovin every day.
    I hope she can get that feed tube out soon and the end of chemo comes before she knows it.
    God must have some awesome plans for this one.
    Hugs Tete
    PS That girl could use some easter bonnets, don't you think? Easter is really late this year and you would have time to post it and get some in in time...just a thought.

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  6. Super good news to hear about Angel! Blessings and prayers to her and her family.
    Can't wait tho hear when the feeding tube comes out!
    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to Angel.

    Have a super duper weekend.

    Melinda

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  7. We have a lot to learn from children. I will keep her in my prayers and here is wishing her the 10 lbs so she can have the tube out. A very big happy birthday to angel.
    Cathy

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  8. People like Angel are inspiring to me. Thanks for sharing this story and all the best to her--she's in my prayers.

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  9. Such courage and optimism in a young person.

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  10. I am fairly new to your blog so I didn't know about your Angel...and she is all of that and more. God must be so proud of her for how she handles her great trial. Oh, I pray she will win this battle and live on and fulfill her mission on this earth yet! God bless her, she shines with true beauty! :D

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  11. God Bless her and you! I'll keep her in my prayers. It's so wonderful that she knows and loves God, and that this illness has brought her closer, rather than farther away. She's beautiful!

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  12. Goose bumps are flowin all over me reading this. God Bless her!!!! And you - for the special love and care you give her. I am praising God she can write a bit and that her weight is going up! Will keep her in prayer...she is one beautiful young lady - inside AND out!

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  13. What an inspiration! Angel is a beautiful young lady. I pray for her strength and continued improvement. Blessings!

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  14. You tell the story of her courage so well, Nezzy. You are an angel for sharing the story with so many people. Your love for her comes through loud and clear. My prayer is for her to be an earth angel for years and years to come.

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  15. Is Angel your granddaughter?

    She is so brave! I have 10lbs to spare, if I could I would send them to her!

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  16. I remember reading about her in a previous post. I'm so glad you updated her story. Gosh what a beautiful smile she has. Wishing her strength to continue on her fight.

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  17. The courage of this young girl is so inspiring!

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  18. Wow, Angel shows TRUE beauty and a cool sense of humor too. I am praying for all good things and healing for her.

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  19. when life gets us down, we have to think of a wonderful child like Angel and be inspired.

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  20. Nezzy, tears fill my eyes as I see 'our' girl! She is just darling. I wish I had know her bday was in Jan. I am so glad to see her with the quilt & clothes, & that the quilt goes everywhere with her. She melts my heart with her strength & beauty.

    You've not had a See's chocolates? Honey! You really aren't livin' til you have one of these morsels ... I'll take care of you!

    I just called Lynn so she can see Angel in her hats ... she was so moved.

    Love you, sweet lady~
    Happy Valentine's PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  21. Since I haven't followed your blog for very long I don't know who Angel is but what an inspiration she is.
    Thanks for sharing the story

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  22. One never knows what is in store for you in this life. It sounds like Angel is carrying along the best she can--better than expected--and has a lot of support. She is an inspiration! Adding prayers. :)

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  23. Awe, Bless her heart. It breaks my heart to hear of children hurting like that. Sounds like she has a great attitude and I love her sense of humor.
    Thank you for sharing this story. I will add her to my prayer list. Looking forward to hearing about the 10 lb weight gain!

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  24. It is good to hear that sweet Angel is making progress. She still has that precious, beautiful smile. Still praying for her here and hoping that she will soon gain the weight and get rid of the feeding tube. What a wonderful, brave girl she is. Looking forward to hearing good news in the next update sweet Nezzy. Hugs for you and Angel.

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  25. A beautiful post for a beautiful little girl. She sure is one to be proud of! This little sweethearts attitude could teach us all something!
    Thanks for a precious post!

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  26. Since I am one of your newer readers I hadn't heard about Angel before. I sobbed reading this...I actually stopped and reread it out loud to my husband...what an inspiration her story is...reading this surely puts life into perspective...thank you for sharing her story...my heart is already lifting her and her family up in prayer and will continue to do so. Sending hugs, love and smiles to you and Angel.

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  27. Oh my.... I guess I have been out of the loop.. I did not know about Angel.. She has bravery beyond her age..... That is a God thing.... I will pray for her...

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  28. What a wonderful, beautiful girl!
    Your tribute was so touching.

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  29. I love the expressions you use and I enjoy your writing style - - - even when it is about something as wicked as cancer.
    This was a GREAT update on a great young lady. Please keep reminding us to pray for her continued recovery.

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  30. Wow, that really puts things into perspective for me and the stupid houses.

    She is gorgeous. I really love her smile. Please tell her that her courage and strength has inspired me to find my own courage and strength.

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  31. What a great update..things will be looking up if she can get rid of that feeding tube.. she is an inspiration.

    What can I do to help Nezzy? Certainly there is something that would make a difference, something that would make her smile..many bloggers pulled together can make a difference.:)

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  32. What a beautiful smile! Sounds like an amazing girl.

    An Arkies Musings

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  33. SO glad to hear Angel seems to be headed in a positive direction. What a sweet gal with such a beam of optimism! God knows what He's doing when He hands out daunting assignments.

    Looking forward to reading updates that Angel is gaining in all ways. If I could donate that 10 pounds she needs, I'd do it in a heartbeat :)

    Lucy

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  34. Oh Nezzy! You make me cry with this beautiful story of the amazing child. God bless her. I look forward to hearing all about her recovery.

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  35. What an amazing young woman Angel is. I'm so glad you are telling her story. She's in my prayers. We need angels like her on earth too.

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  36. I'm so glad to hear the update on Angel. She is such a beautiful, precious baby girl with a smile that lights up the whole computer screen. I'm praying that this is the last of the treatments for her so she can celebrate Christmas and many more holidays with her brother. She is an Angel.

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  37. Look at her smile! Sometimes we really have to face the worst to apppreciate what we have - but that's a difficult concept for a child to grasp. Not Angel, though. She truly lives up to her name.

    Like everyone else, I'd like to do something. Maybe we could all send her get well cards, or...something? Please let us know what we can do and how to do it.

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  38. Reading your post and others comments, I realize you,ve posted about her before. Is there anything she needs or wants now? Is there somewhere to send something fun in purple? This story just pulls at your heartstrings! You want to help but not sure how....while prayers are always the best, it's good to feel you can DO something. You write a touching story, Nezzie, thankyou for a post that helps me appreciate life. It's not fluff, it's important. If there is anyway to help, please post again!

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  39. I so love to here heartfelt stories like this. As ny husbands niece Teresa, her family story is heart break, trauma and tragedy, As they are a family 2 survive and 1 passed of cancer.

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  40. Only an Angel could have a sweet smile like hers. Just makes my heart break to think of what she's had to go through but I'm glad there is good news and hope for her. I'll be praying for a full recovery. May the dear Lord bless this earth Angel.

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  41. She is truly a brave angel... Amazing story of an amazing girl!

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  42. ....and to think that God never gives us more than we can handle is humbling, for He has given this darling Angel more courage than a woman three times her age could manage...may Jesus give us all the strength and courage to see this dear girl in prayer, action and support. Nezzy, you are the best....Anita

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  43. That was so touching, my eyes are dewy.

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  44. What a sweet Spirit and a REAL LIFE ANGEL! Handling her illness with strength and smiles! Thanks for sharing this sweet ANGEL with me! HUGS!

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  45. Thank you for this update on Angel. She certainly is a young woman of inspiration and grace. I am praying for her. I love that smile of hers.

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  46. Some young people put adults to shame with their courage and determination. Angel is an inspiration to me. I want to grow up to be like her.

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  47. angel is certainly a beautiful earth angel and i will pray for her. a sad story, but she sounds like she is handling it with God by her side. thanks for sharing her story with us. God bless her and her family and i pray for healing and for her to reach her goal weight soon. blessings on you and her

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  48. Wow, Nezzy, I started reading all 47 comments but finally realized the day would be over before I got to the end, so I scrolled down to say thank you so much for introducing me (one of your newer followers) to Angel. I am wishing her all kinds of good things, and praying for her complete recovery, if that is what God intends. She is spreading so much love and joy already! Oh my what an Angel.

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  49. The name 'Angel' perfectly becomes this kind and brave girl with an angelic smile on her lovely face.

    May God remove the illness from her and speed up her recovery!
    Be blessed, Nezzy, for sharing this moving story about Angel!

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  50. She is such a special person. Bless her!

    Keeping her and her family in my prayers.

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  51. What a lovely young lady and brave. Is there any way all of us bloggers can send her a valentines and let her know that she is in our hearts and prayers.

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  52. Oh Happy Day Nezzie Sweetie...
    Angels' precious birthday of 12. God has big plans for this child. Yes he does.

    I keep praying for that magic day when her weight is back up and no more feeding tube. She will eat well on her own again. I am so tickled to hear that she has met friends at the hospital. That is SO important for a child. God Bless Emma and Kate also as they walk their journey of faith. So hard for an adult let alone a child.

    Love her stained glass name plate. How beautiful it is. She is glowing. Love her little hat, I am sure one of the gals sent it to her. Lilac is a beautiful color on Angel.

    Nezzie thank you for the beautiful update. I am so happy to see and hear about our precious Angel Dawn.

    Many hugs to you sweetie. Happy Valentine's Day as well. I love coming over to your part of the world. It just beams with LOVE.

    All my love, Sherry

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  53. Hi Nezzie!

    What a little fighter she is and what an inspiration to the rest of us who take our health for granted and who complain when life throws the odd tough little obstacle in our path.

    I, too, am new to your blog and so I don't know Angel's relationship to you or her history (apart from what you've shared here, today!) - but please do tell her she's quite something and even though she's hospital-bound, her young spirit is flying right around the world, touching the hearts of strangers, everywhere :)

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  54. Wow. I think she deserves the title.

    Earth angel, indeed.

    What a great girl.

    =)

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  55. She is definitely an Angel on Earth. I am always amazed how people both young and old when faced with such extreme illness can be so strong and inspiring to those around them. Thank you for sharing her story. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

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  56. Dear little Angel...you are so inspiring and I love your humor! Your beautiful smile lights up the room and our hearts. I will pray for your recovery and that you gain those 10 lbs quickly so the feeding tube will come out! Maybe Nezzie will pass along my note you. Take care, dear one, we all will be thinking of you. Hugs, Cheryl

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  57. What a precious young lady. And such an inspiration. With God's grace we can persevere and it sounds like Angel is directly in contact with her Lord and Savior.

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  58. Nezzie...thanks for answering...and give me name and address too...K?

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  59. What a doll. Her courage is amazing. As a chemotherapy nurse, I've taken care of many adult cancer patients who didn't exhibit half the amount of insight or bravery that this beautiful young lady has. She truly is an Angel!

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  60. Thanks for dropping by my blog and please tell little Angel she has one more fan rooting for her.

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  61. Happy birthday to Angel and wishes for many more birthdays to come! Take good care of your self and sending hugs and good wishes to you across the miles!

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  62. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You've got a lovely blog here and such a deeply touching story about your Angel! With God all things are possible! Blessings!

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  63. Nezzy, whenever you write about sweet Angel, it gives me both warm & chills.. all in the same reading. What a special 'big' girl!!! I wish I was half as positive and full of Grace, as this sweet, sweet child!! Thanks again for sharing and updating us of her jounrney. She will continue to be in all our prayers for a very, very long time. Forever probably!!

    Please give her a Big Hug for me!
    Much Love,
    Coreen xoxoxo

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  64. Poor thing :(

    She's so beautiful!

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  65. What an amazing young lady! She is an inspiration to us all.

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  66. She is indeed an Angel - one special girl! Woohoo for her weight getting close to that 90# mark!
    She is beautiful, inside and out!

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  67. She's one special angel for indeed. Beautiful child. I hold her and those who love her in my very best thoughts. Hugs to you, Nezzy.

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  68. smiles. you go giving me tears of joy on a saturday night...shame on you. smiles. she sounds like a very special angel...prayers for continued progress...

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  69. Beautiful Angel, inside and out. So wonderful God is giving her the strength and acceptance to get through this. Same for you and the rest of the family. You all continue to be in my prayers.

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  70. Oh Nezzy....thank you so much for the update on Angel. Childhood cancer is one thing that our family works very hard to help find a cure for.
    As you may know or remember, Our little grandson (Tucker) has had Leukemia and even though he has finished treatments, he is left with issues caused by the chemo and radiation.
    My heart is so heavy for these kids...I have seen first hand what all these kids have to endure and and it breaks my heart.
    I would say to any reader, please pray for Angel, Pray for Tucker, and please, please, please give to the cancer foundation to help us all find a cure..
    Thanks again Sweetie for the update..
    Shug

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  71. Angel is really a trooper. She's such a doll. I've never had to deal with anything like this up close and personal. I'm sure it takes someone special to do so. I'm proud of all of you that do. Prayers are being sent your way.

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  72. It always amazes me how God can turn lemons into a sweet, sweet, lemonade!

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  73. Angel can teach us all so much. This morning she makes me look at my day with such a different perspective. Her story, her fight, her sense of humor and beautiful smile, her courage. I am humbled. Thanks for the update Nezzy. Is there a way we can send a card? I will be keeping her in my thoughts and prayers.

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  74. Ahh, Nezzy, this is a wonderful update. Angel seems so sweet even while carrying this unfair burden. Her story will impact others that need inspiration and even perhaps turn them to the Lord. She is an awesome testimony. I will pray for her strength and recovery.

    T

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  75. What a sweetheart! My prayers go out for her.

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  76. May God bless this dear sweet angel.

    Happy hearts day to you and yours.

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  77. She sounds so strong! Amazing, thank you for sharing. Love all the pictures too.
    xoxo
    SC

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  78. Tears of joy at the strength of this precious little Angel. May God protect her. Thank you for introducing us to Angel.

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  79. Nezzy,
    Thank you so much for the update on this young gal...I saw her photo on the side of your page and read about her story and always wondered how she was doing. I am sooo keeping her in my prayers and will continue to do so.
    hugs,
    t.

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  80. Nezzy -- Thank you for sharing this beautiful Angel with us. Praying that her healing will continue and be complete and that she will soon be home with her brother too! She sure lives up to her name as a messenger of God spreading her joy and witness!

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  81. Oh Nezzy, Angel has been in my prayers so many times. Thanks for the update and the gorgeous pictures of that brave girl. My heart is breaking for her but smiling at the same time-- Angel's grace is a great inspiration.

    I'll be focusing my prayers on those next ten pounds and a feeling good, good, good.

    xoxo jj

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  82. Stories like these put my life into perspective. They make me see how blessed I am to be in good health, but it also inspires me to see that those less fortunate are however so much richer than I will ever be - as they still harbor such a fountain of hope and love, such a will to go on and such a joy for life itself.
    Beautiful post that touched me to tears - my best to you and Angel...
    xoxo

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  83. What a sweet, sweet girl. And yes, it did melt my heart when you wrote what she said about wanting her brother to come back from the sandbox. Some children are disgusting selfish brats, and then you have kids like your wonderful earth Angel.

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  84. What a sweetheart! I remember reading about her on an earlier post of yours, that was her, wasn't it? We wonder why these things happen to children, but God is always just eternally, and I know she will be richly blessed! My prayers will be with her. This should take care of any whiners out there, don't you think?

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  85. What can I say to this touching post? I am crying and smiling. Yes, she really is an Earth Angel and you have a talent of writng what she feels and what she is going through. Sending you hugs and prayers.
    Rita

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  86. Angel truly sounds like an angel. My heart and prayers go out to her. I also pray her brother gets home safe and sound, too. What a wonderful tribute to an obviously remarkable young lady.

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  87. What a cutie pie. Love her smile. Her name is perfect for her.

    EARTH ANGEL is one of my husband's favorite songs.

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY sweet friend!
    Hugs,
    Kat

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  88. I just adopted her as an angel, too. WHat a hellacious year or so she has had and survived. I hope her prognosis continues to improve. I have supported St. Jude Hospital in a lot of ways, including sending all my empty inkjet cartridges to a place which gives some of the profits of recycling to the Hospital.

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  89. Darling Nezzy,

    You just made my love-bug's day by visiting his GOAT POST!!!! And you always make mine when you come a callin', you darling farm chick you! THANK YOU FOR STEPPING INTO OUR WORLD, that is not done yet, but love takes time, non?

    BISES, Anita

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  90. What a little fighter she is. It must be so hard for those that love her so much watch her suffer like this at times. May the Lord Bless her and heal that little angel of his.

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  91. Nezzy! I am in LOVE! What a girl! What a heart! Thanks so much for sharing her story with us! She is soooo inspirational!!!

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  92. An am amazing little angel, indeed. Imagine being that graceful under such a weight? Sure gives pause to all of us who whine about our little daily trials and tribulations.
    God Bless her.

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  93. And you are one special farm chick for introducing us to Angel...what a very very brave little girl...makes us realize not to take life for granted...You have a great day dear Nezzy...Dzintra

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  94. Makes my problems get real dinky in a hurry. Thanks for the perspective, dear.

    I'm prayin' that Angel gain that ten. Hey, I've got an extra ten I'll gladly give her!

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  95. I am adding Angel to my nightly prayers. She is a sweetie....many blessings for her.
    xo

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  96. Nezzy, mi amiga! Muy hermoso tu blog, take a great San Valentin my bella Nezzy, Happy day of the love and friendship!!! Feliz día del amor y la amistad!!! :)

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  97. The courage and grace these young cancer patients show is so amazing. How can anyone get up in the morning and say "I'm having a bad day" after meeting someone like Angel? Here's hoping she continues on her path to health, 10lbs. more so that feeding tube can come out, and someday a post about her dancing at her prom with her own hair streaming down her back, and that beautiful smile still in place.

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  98. What a precious angel.....


    You are a winner....of Ree Drummonds book....email me your information....
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    Teresa

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  99. brave angel. When my baby Andrew was alive, he too had a nasal feeding tube.

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  100. Angel is such an inspiration. I'm keeping her in my prayers. God Bless her.

    Thanks for sharing this, Nezzy!

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  101. Nezzie,,,doesn't it seem like the ones that are fighting cancer are the strongest people..even the young ones!You just have to be so tough...it is hard. Wishing all the best for Earth Angel...she is a fighter!

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  102. What a beautiful, sweet post, and look at all the comments that wish and pray and give hope for your Earth Angel. Now, that's a love story.

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  103. Such a precious earth angel, definitely a hero.

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  104. HAPPY BELATED VALENTINES DAY NEZZIE,
    BEAUTIFUL, CHERISHED, FUNNY, AND VERY SAD POST. YOU KNOW...I SAID THIS ABOUT MY OWN DAUGHTER....ANGEL DAWN IS A SOLDIER JUST LIKE HER BROTHER....ONLY SHE WAS DRAFTED TO FIGHT this terrorist called cancer. THEY NEED TO HAVE A MEDAL OF BRAVERY FOR CHILDREN LIKE ANGEL DAWN.
    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THIS UPDATE. I AM SO VERY GLAD SHE HAS PUT ON WEIGHT.
    IS THE FIRST PICTURE ON YOUR BLOG FOR US TO USE ON OUR SIDE BAR TO PRAY FOR ANGEL DAWN
    WITH LINK BACK TO YOUR STORY....
    HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
    HUGS AND LOVE
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  105. It makes me very sad that children have to go through that kind of journey. Life is just not fair. Glad you are keeping us updated.

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  106. Well darn. And I am just not a pretty crier. It was neat to see a picture of Angel. She is most definitely an earth-bound example of her name.

    Hugs, prayers and blessings to her and to all the lovely people that help her on this rocky journey for now.

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  107. Dear Nezzy,
    I send my love and prayers to Angel and you. What great news that she is doing well. Thanks so much for poppin' in to visit me at Heavenly Minded & Earthly Good. I thought my friends would get a chuckle or two out of that post.

    Blessings,
    Ruben

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  108. God works in many ways. If you hadn't made a comment on my blog I might never have read Angel's story. I will say a prayer for her recovery. Reading about a sick child certainly puts your life in perspective.

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  109. What an encouragement Angel is for me! Thanks for sharing her story! Blessings and prayers to her and her family...and her brother so far away!

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  110. Her name is totally fitting. Sometimes I wonder if people such as her are just to "pure" to even be on this earth. I am sure she knows there are thousands of prayers being offered in her behalf........and isn't that a beautiful thought.

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  111. Such an inspiring story about a beautiful young lady...both inside and out!

    I am convicted of my pettiness...

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  112. What a sweet and brave young girl she is! And for her to maintain her sense of humor through it all is amazing. Just goes to show how resilient kids are! We can learn a lot from them!

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  113. Tears are running down my face right now for sweet Angel. She's on our prayer list! And we won't cease praying for this angel of the Lord's.

    Our neighbor girl who just turned 8 yesterday has a stage 4 cancer in her abdominal cavity that is at the present inoperable. She is doing chemo presently. We are doing all we can to help out, but it still leaves you feeling helpless at times.

    Thank goodness for prayer! We know God loves these dear ones tremendously and He is holding them close to his heart.

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  114. Such courage for one so young, an angel indeed.

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  115. Hi Sweetie! I am so glad this post received the POTW award on The Smitten Image blog. Super post and so much love in this post.

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  116. Stopping back by to say congrats on POTW at Hilary's...very much deserving...still keeping Angel and her family in my prayers. Blessings.

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  117. Nezzy...I don't think anyone out there has a heart any bigger than yours! I really don't.
    I also don't know how you have come to know this young woman..but she is fortunate to have you as a friend. She hit the jackpot!
    She has gone through so much...and so have her parents and family. It's obvious to me that she has God on her side as well as you! I mean, HOW can she lose with the two of you rooting for her?
    I hope you can feel the hug I'm sending to you!
    Mona

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  118. I must say I`ve read this post more than once.I feel her strength every time I read about her.May God wrap His loving arms around her,& her brother & keep them safe & growing,phylliso

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  119. What a special little girl. A true angel through and through.
    Congrats on Post of the Week award at Hilary's.

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  120. I have a pop up calendar on my computer with some specific names of people to remember each morning -- to pray for -- to lift up.

    Earth Angel is being added as soon as I post comment.

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  121. What an inspiration she is to us all....I so need to remember her sweet little face when I feel like I am having a bad day...thank you Angel....what a blessing you are. xoxoxo

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  122. A beautiful, inspiring, young lady! And my hubs is a window cleaner... I totally would have sent him out for her. :o)

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  123. Hi Nezzy, Stopping back to say congrats on your POTW from Hilary.
    xoxo jj

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  124. What a positive little girl. If anyone can pull through, Angel can. Thanks for the update on this brave child.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  125. What an inspiring little girl. It's amazing what attitude and faith can do. Keeping this little one in my thoughts!

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  126. Wow. I don't know what else to say. God bless Angel and all the other angels watching over her.

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  127. Keeping this very special girl in my prayers. She is an inspiration. God bless!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  128. Poor kid - hope her hardest fight in life is behind her now. Dues paid in full!

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  129. What a beautiful post...and a beautiful, inspiring Angel!

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  130. She truly is an angel. I pray for her and wish her the best.

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  131. Oh Nezzy...Such a beautiful, strong angel she is, and I love her sweet smile. I'll keep both Angel and her brave brother, close in my thoughts and prayers. Sending much love, Paulette xoxo

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  132. My kife is crazy but nothing compared to this sweet Earth Angel! She is a remarkable little lady. I have more treasures for you and her. Please forgive me, life has not been perfect here. Prayer is always in order and when I open my blog each day I see that darling girls face and I say a special prayer for her. I am rooting for her 100%. Bless your sweet heart for keeping us in the Ange Dawn loop. Love and Hugs Anne

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  133. If I used spell or could actual spell today I would be amazed at me! My L I F E is nuts like a hamster running on a wheel! What else can I say? Love to You! Anne

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  134. Aw Nezzy I am glad I came by here tonight and read about Angel Dawn. I have really been praying for her a lot and to see this post means a lot to me.
    Your such a blessing in this young girls life and all of ours I so appreciate you!
    I can not believe that she still has to go through Chemo until September. what a brave brave young lady.
    Of course I will continue my prayers for her and you
    Thanks for sharing
    Love ya
    Maggie

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  135. Bless her heart. She is in my prayers. She certainly sounds like a blessing to all those around her.

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  136. Wonderful smile! Hey Nezzy!,
    happy weekend my friend!!!
    happy weekend lady!!!

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  137. She is one tough and determined earth angel. I wish her well.

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  138. I appreciate the update. Boy, she has a light about her, doesn't she? :)

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  139. Love her love her love her!!! I will pray my hardest for Angel and all she dreams of. Thank you for bringing such a special girl to my attention. Dee

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