On Tuesday October 11, 2011 Leanne (Chin) was diagnosed with breast cancer. This blog will follow her journey. It will share the peaks and valleys along the way. But it will also serve as a way to communicate prayer requests and praises. Join us as we partner with Chin and fight along side her for she "...can do all things through Christ who strengthens her." Phil. 4:13

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The meaning behind Chin ... There is a Chinese restaurant in the Twin Cities named Leann Chin. While Leanne was attending a basketball camp in middle school, a fellow camper had a bag from the restaurant. This camper made the connection between the name of the restaurant and Leanne's name. And the nickname Chin stuck!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Another way to help!

Ryan has a friend from high school, Amy Wohlwend, that sells Tupperware. Every October she donates her commissions from her sales to some type of breast cancer fund. This year she is giving her commissions to Leo's college fund. If you are interested in booking a party or placing an order, please go to her website HERE for more info. Thanks so much for helping out!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

A family friend of ours, Jennifer, is walking in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in the Twin Cities on October 11th. Jennifer's husband, Ben, was one of Leanne's basketball coach and trainers. She now works for the American Cancer Society.

Jennifer will be walking in honor of Leanne and would love your help raising money for her team, which she named TEAM CHIN after Leanne! Click on the link HERE for her page.

Thanks in advance!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bryce's Journey

Throughout Leanne's two and a half year cancer journey, there was not one single moment where she made it about her. She hated every single second of the spotlight and attention that was focused on her. She made it her goal to turn the spotlight back to God. She had the blessing of getting to encourage and be encouraged by others fighting the same thing she was up against. She frequently shared the stories of her fellow cancer warriors with us and ALWAYS asked us to partner with them in prayer as she pledged to do the same.

I remember a specific conversation with her about how she was thankful she did not know any kids fighting cancer. I know her heart would be crushed by the story I am about to share with you. Ryan has a friend from high school who has a son battling cancer. 

Bryce. 1 year old. Cancer. Not sure what kind. 

On Wednesday September 17th, Bryce's parents learned he had a large mass in his stomach. On Thursday morning an Oncologist at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis called them and said to pack a suitcase and get on the road.

Check out the link HERE to his Caring Bridge site to find out more. If you click on the journal tab, you will be able to read more of their story.

In honor of Leanne wanting as many people to fight alongside those with cancer, we are asking you to follow this little guy's journey and commit to praying for them. Their Caring Bridge site has specific prayer requests, but as those who have been down this road before please pray for:
  • Wisdom for the Dr's and nurses treating Bryce
  • Strength for Bryce's parents as the watch their son battle cancer
  • God to heal Bryce's body
  • Peace for Bryce's sister, Klare (4), as her world is turned upside down
  • God to sovereignly provide for Bryce and his family