Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This is the face of cancer?

Tomorrow is Allie Day. It is a day we remember her beauty, grace, strength, and courage. In honor of my beautiful Allie, here are some pictures of the gorgeous girl. Heaven got a lot brighter three years ago on September 13th, that's for sure.

These pictures are actually in reverse order so they are newest (about 7 1/2 months or so) to oldest (about 4 months at diagnosis). Remember--look at this smile. Every single picture is one where the child had CANCER.














My all time favorite picture of my giraffe loving girl.











66 comments:

Toes in the sand said...

Sweet, precious girl. What a beauty. Thinking of you on Allie Day.

H'mama said...

Just beautiful! What an angel.

Mom Of 3 said...

I will be thinking of you and sweet Allie tomorrow. Know that you have the thoughts and prayers of many people who love you and although we never met you in person feel like we know you on a personal level. I know Allie will be shinning down on you especially bright tomorrow.

aiden's mama said...

Thinking of you and your family. Love the pictures. All my prayers.

DeAnne said...

What a sweet soul. I love looking at her beautiful smile. I will be thinking of you all tomorrow. Lots of hugs and prayers to your family!

Jennifer said...

She will always be one of the most beautiful children I have ever seen. I will be thinking of you all tomorrow as you celebrate your daughter's life and legacy.

KirstyB said...

Ohhh, Jenny...my heart melts at these photos!! I recognize so many of them too!! Thinking of you all on Allie day tomorrow and releasing balloons for that sweet baby girl!! HUGS!!

kim said...

What a beauty! What an Angel. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you commemorate her life and the legacy she left for sweet Maggie.
*hugs*
Kim

Emily said...

Here's to you, beautiful girl!

Thinking of and praying for you today, Jenny and Andrew.

Julie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you today on Allie Day! What a gorgeous smile she had.

Alicia said...

Of course you already know this, but she is beautiful! I've been a reader of your blog since a few months before this day three years ago and Allie is still in my thoughts every day. Praying for your family today!

Amy said...

HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY ANGEL Allie! I love looking at your sweet face. I can't believe it has been 3 years since you earned your angel wings. Keep sleeping with the angels little one...we all know how glorious it is where you are.

Love and Hugs...

BookMama said...

I've been following your journal/blog almost since the beginning, and I can't believe it's been three years since Allie left. You and your family are in my thoughts today.
Regards, BookMama

libbittoo said...

allie's story had a huge impact on my life. i will be thinking of you all on this day as i do many other days. may you have peace.

Emily Gore said...

I just love this baby girl!! I love her whole family! =] The Scott's have touched my life in ways I can't even explain. I know I am better having "known" you. Allie is and always will be a magnificent baby sent here by God to make the world a better place - and she did. What a blessing. Thank you Jenny and Andrew for sharing Allie and your lives with us! Maggie is so lucky to have a sister like Allie... So much love and prayers to you today. God is with you - and so is ♥Allie♥ God Bless always

ps - I'm sending up balloons to Allie today when my girl gets home from school. Both my kids know Allie and call her their friend. In fact, just now looking at these pictures my son (also a 12-2003 baby) said her by name and said "Mom, she is soooo perty!" Well duh hehe! =] ♥

robinandamelia said...

Thinking of you all today and remembering Allie always. Love seeing photos of her.

Tiffany said...

Thinking of you today.

Carolein said...

Jenny and Andrew

Thinking of you today on Allie Day! Prayers and thoughts are with you today (as they are every day). I just love the picture of Jenny and Allie; Allie looks sooo happy to be with her Mama.

Love always,

Carolein & family

Jeannie said...

Thinking of your family today.

Jeannie from RI

Heather said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. I can't believe I have been following your story for more than three years now. I truly don't know where time goes.

I was always deathly afraid of needles so never even considered donating blood. After Allie passed away, and you posted about the importance of blood donation, I overcame my fear and donated for the first time on what would have been Allie's 1st birthday, December 17, 2004. Since then, I have signed up to donate at every single blood drive that comes to my workplace (once every three months!). I'm a "bad" donor--veins are hard to hit, blood flow slows down--but I figure the discomfort I go through is worth it, and will never compare to Allie's strength through all of her hardships.

I'm also happy to say that due to Allie and Andrew (I couldn't believe he was actually a match for someone!), I put myself on the National Bone Marrow Registry this past year. I have been truly touched by your story, and I now feel an obligation to do whatever I can to help save other lives from cancer (or whatever other diseases). I can honestly say that your daughter is the reason for all of this... I hope you find just a little bit (even a smidge) of comfort in knowing that. Especially since I know I am not the only one who has been moved to action by her story.

Much love to you all during what I know is always a difficult time. Today, we are all celebrating the life of your angel!

HollyH said...

Thinking of you and your family today. Yes, I did hear Green Day this morning.

Kelly said...

I am thinking of you and your family on Allie Day! Allie touched my heart in so many ways in her life, I have followed your journey since before Allie's diagnosis. God Bless you all!

Brandi said...

It has been over 3 years since I have known about Allie Scott, and I honestly think about her almost everyday. My daughter is a month younger then Allie, so Allie's passing hit me pretty hard. But I am proud to say that because of Allie, I am a better parent. I have more patience, love, and understanding, all thanks to a precious little angel- so thank you Allie! You will NEVER be forgotten!

Becky, Rob, Zach, Nick, & Christian said...

Jenny, Andrew, Maggie, and the rest of your amazing family - you all are in my thoughts and prayers today. Allie may be gone, but she'll NEVER EVER be forgotten in the hearts of THOUSANDS.

The impact that Allie had on the world in such a short period of time is amazing and awe-inspiring. Because of her, I also religiously dontate blood. Because of her, I am on the bone marrow registry. Because of her, I help organize our local LTN Walk each year. Because of her, I have a new appreciation for my own children. Because of Allie (and your entire family, really), there is no doubt that the world is a better place.

I'm thinking of you.

Heather said...

Celebrating the life of your sweet angel Allie. What a little pumpkin....I have followed your blog for over 3 years now as I use to live in Lost Creek too. I will never forget the night I read your post of Allie taking her wings....I was up late because at that time I had a 3 mo. old son who needed a late night feeding. I saw the words....woke up my husband and told him about Allie going to heaven...He'd been following the story thru my reading it to him. We talked about how ironic that it was also our anniversary on the 13th and how some families are celebrating that day and some are grieving. You have been such an inspiration to so many. Allie's life has touched so many through your ministry of HFC. My prayers are with your family today as I know it will be hard for you. As your sweetie loved Giraffe's, my sweetie who is now 3 loves pumpkins. So, in honor of Allie we're going to purchase a pumpkin today, decorate "her" and name her Allie. I will take pic's and email them to you. Blessings, Heather

The Stopper Family said...

We're thinking of your family today and your two beautiful girls.

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Annie said...

So precious.

Thinking of you today! ♥

Amy said...

Thinking of you all today!
Many hugs to you Jenny, I know it is a hard day!
xoxo~
Amy

Adrianne said...

She is one important angel that will never be forgotten!

Sara said...

Allie has made such an impact on my life. Because of her I have twice donated bone marrow, I donate blood every 60 days and volunteer and fundraise with our local children's hospital for kids with cancer. I also have done the Light the Night walks in my city. Cancer was never a reality for me until I "met" Allie through your journal. Her legacy will live on forever through me and my 4 daughters who all know Allie's story. Your family is in our prayers evey night. Have a beautiful Allie Day, surrounded by the love of your family and the memory of your beautiful blue eyed angel.

Mama of 2 P's in a Pod said...

The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.
~Jean Paul Richter

These pictures melt my heart! Your family is in my prayers today on this Allie Day!

tysmorgan said...

I also can't believe it's been 3 years. I remember reading your journal the day Allie passed and just being shocked that the miracle I was sure would happen hadn't. I was just so sure with your love and strength she would some how beat the odds. But her legacy is the miracle. What you do in her name now is fantastic and I know she is proud of you.

On a personal note, Allie has touched me as a mother. My boys both have health issues, mild in comparison to Allie, but I sometimes forget and get overwhelved. I recently purchased a small stuffed giraffe which I keep prominently in my room. I, of course, named her Allie and she serves to remind me that even though breathing treatments and medications and days missed from work/school are frustrating, at least my kids are alive and fairly well and here with me. I see that giraffe every day and think of you and her. Hugs!

Melissa said...

Jenny, Andrew and Maggie,
You are in my thoughts always but expecially today. My prayors are with you all on the anniversary of such a sad sad day.

Leslie said...

What a beauty! My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours today.

Kylee said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers today. Heaven certainly is a little brighter, how could it not be with that beautiful baby girl?

Debbie said...

Thinking of you and your family today.

Hugs!

Jen said...

I have been thinking of your angel and dreamed about her last night. My daughter recently got a diagnosis of a genetic condition which more often than not is not serious but we were in the same place the kids with cancer were. I saw a beautiful girl who was not much younger than my 4 year old. You and Allie have made this real to me and not a day goes by that I don't hold my kids closer and love them better. Thanks for sharing her with us all.

Monica said...

That second one to the last is precious. She was such a beautiful girl!! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

~*~*~Monica~*~*~ said...

Such a beauty. I'm thinking of you and your family today on Allie Day!~!~!

Erin said...

Thinking of you on Allie Day. What a beautiful girl!

Carmen said...

I'm thinking of you and your family today, I'll never forget your sweet angel Allie.I haven't signed in a long time, but I read all your blogs.
Carmen

Tracey Robinson said...

Love you and your little wonder.

Laura Roemmele said...

I am thinking about you today and your family! You are a wonderful woman and think about you and Allie often. She is one very special angel!

Reuters said...

Happy Allie Day! I'm sure you are celebrating the girl right now, either with smiles or tears.
From very far away...

justmommy said...

There is no way to know how many lives Allie has truly touched...millions, I'd guess. I know she changed ours. We have had Allie in our thoughts and prayers today. Sept. 13th will always be imprinted in my mind and on my heart. For a beautiful girl with a very special Mother, Father and Sister, God bless.

Much love to you all. Hope to see you Saturday!

Erin Oldfield

Mike said...

Thinking of you and your beautiful angel.

Mum's The Word said...

That beautiful girl doesn't even look sick! She is gorgeous, and even though I've never met her, I love her and miss her. Thinking of your family today, the hardest of days, hoping you saw a butterfly or two to bring you peace. She will always be remembered and loved by her internet fans.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Brandy

Donna said...

I was eating lunch today with Daegen's mom, Janelle, when I stopped to check the calendar. Sure enough it was the 13th. I mentioned it to her and she said it was a milestone day for the Feyh family as well, one where I believe they were going through Daegen's HAPLO transplant. One of the teachers eating with us mentioned he had heard Daegen's dad on the radio that morning promoting LTN. And they are hard at work building the DMAN Hero Foundation, which will try to do for kids in NE Kansas what HFC does for Texas (just wish we had some of that oil money up here!). You and Janelle and all the other moms and dads who said goodbye all too soon are heroes in my book. Your baby girl and your and Andrew's love for her changed the way I look at the world.

Donna Swaffar
Rossville, KS

anne said...

What a beautiful girl. She was such a treasure on earth.

Anne
http://www.archiesroom.com

cmcguffin said...

I hope that you, Andrew, Maggie and the rest of your familt celebrated Allie's sweet smile in a great way. As I remind myself we might not be able to hold our angels (and its not fair but we know that) but I was told by someone when my son got his wings...the Lord has a garden and he gives beautiful flowers out to special people but every now and then he has to fill his garden again with his beautiful flowers. When I think of that I think of Allie being a butterfy in this special garden.

My 4 yr old and I went to the Gulf of Mexico beach on the west coast of FL tonight at sunset and released 3 ballons for Allie and one for my angel son and when we got in the car, no joking here, there was a butterfly on my wiper blade. They always let us know.....Timmy sign to me is teddy bears :)

Bless you and your family and thank you so much for sharing your children and your family with all of us. We all love to see pictures...you have beautiful little girls :)
Connie

Heather said...

Jenny-I emailed you the picture of Angel Allie Pumpkin to your HFC email. But I wanted to let you know I also put a tribute to Allie on my blog today...http://www.ricetrio.blogspot.com

Love and peace to you and your family,
Heather Rice

Pink Lady said...

Beautiful, beautiful girl! Thinking of you, Andrew and your family today.

Rachel

The Nanny said...

I remember every single one of those pictures. I remember being so excited every day to see new pics of your beautiful baby girl! Allie certainly inspired me--every year now at Christmastime, I raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society. What a precious girl she was--and still is!

Kelly said...

I am thinking and praying for you and your family! I followed your story from the beginning, and feel like I "know" Allie. I love seeing her pictures, she was truly an angel. I joined the bone marrow registry in honor of Allie, and pray someday I can help someone.

Jin said...

thinking of all of you...thank you for sharing her story in the internet...i have learnt and still learning to be appreciative of my two kiddos despite their "nonsense", and to cherish them each and everyday...

Unfertile Myrtle said...

You have come through such sorrow with so much grace.

I just have the utmost respect for you. I have followed your blog for over three years now.

Your daughter lives on in all of our hearts. She touched so many.

baldrix said...

Just sending thoughts from California. Have been thinking about you and your family even more today.

One Crunchy Mama said...

Your life and Allie's legacy has touched far more hearts than your mind can even begin to comprehend. God bless your family on this 3rd Allie Day. I've been rooting for & praying for you all for more than 3+ years now and I don't intend to stop anytime soon. You are a wonderful, amazing mother and a great inspiration to many.

Waffle Lady said...

Wishing you peace and love.

Dana said...

She is gorgeous Jenny! Simply beautiful!

Smiles, Pointe Shoes, and Spongebob Popsicles said...

What a beautiful girl!
Over the past few years Allie has inspired me in so many wonderful ways!

Susan said...

Jenny,

I remember all of those pictures and how I hoped and prayed every single day that a miracle would happen and Allie would be all better.

She was such a beautiful girl and I really can't believe that three years have passed since she flew to heaven.

God Bless,
Susan Bernhardt

Ashar, Erin & Dorian said...

I have been coming back every time I hear the green day song as I was reading your blog when Allie was sick and then I read your post about the song.
And everytime I hear it I think of your little Allie.
May peace find its way into your hearts, I can only imagine the pain you feel.
She is beautiful.

Allie (aka Mommy) said...

This is a little late but never the less, I thought of Allie on Allie Day. Man, those pictures are great, I miss the picture of the day from FOA. I also think of your little Allie when I hear the Greenday song.

She certainly is missed.

mum1228 said...

I know I have never met you or Allie, but I will never forget. I would have posted earlier, but I forgot about you new webpage. All my best...