I just wanted to universally say thank you to everyone for the fundraiser last night! When Cory, Bryker, Byrklee and I got there it was so much larger than I was anticipating! I heard Mallery advertise it on the radio right when we pulled in and I saw the full parking lot. I immediately started crying! When we got out of the car we were welcomed with a crowd of amazing people. Hugs, hellos, sorrys, and tears were all around. I have never felt such overwhelming love. I then received a tour of all the events. I was welcomed with looks of awe and the question "Is this the mother?" So many people hugged me and said they look up to my strength and that I've been an inspiration. When in truth you have all been an inspiration to me. I have never met or lived in a community that is so willing to run and help at the drop of a hat! I was embraced by so many young girls that told me they love my daughter and they hope she makes it. I even had a few had me pictures that they had drawn for sweet Brylee. I met so many amazing people last night that were so willing to help such a complete stranger. One in particular was Tatum. She put together an amazing yard sale and had never met me until last night. She raised over $1,800 for someone she has never met. I am so humbled by the amount of grace and love she has. She told me that she looks up to me when the role is completely opposite, I look up to her more than she'll ever know! I hope we will become fast friends as I have so much to learn from her. A very special thanks to Moira, Keri, Jamill, April, Misha, and Nikki (especially Moira because she was the mast mind behind the whole event) for putting this event together. I am so blessed and lucky to have such amazing women in my life! I know I didn't just meet them by chance. God never makes a mistake. God will always determine who walks into our lives. It is up to us to decide who we let walk away, who you let stay and who you refuse to let go! I am so grateful that God has let all of you walk into my life, and Brylee's. And I will never let any of you go. I cried all night long and the entire drive home and all day today. Every time I think about what our amazing community is so willing to do I shed tears. Thank you so much for all your love and support. And just know it does not go unnoticed but I'm not capable of all the thank you cards that are called for in this case LOL! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Brylee Olson was diagnosed with a DIPG, an inoperable brain tumor (infiltrating brain stem glioma) on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. This is a blog for her and her fight to be in the 5% who survive 3-4 years. Or the rare chance of complete survival.