Brandon, the little guy I mentioned last week, received more tough news yesterday after his latest MRI.

His family is having a hard time with everything, but they are trying so hard to be strong for Brandon.

In an attempt to keep him smiling and to give him something to look forward to, our pediatric brain tumor group is rallying people to send Brandon a funny and/or inspirational card. Something to make his day a little brighter!

If you would like to be a part of this outreach of love, please send your card to

Brandon Brauns

104 236th PL SW

Bothell, WA 98021

Thank you for praying for this family who is facing a totally different kind-of holiday season than most of us. A very difficult one. While many are counting down the days til Christmas, they are trying to soak up every single second of precious time they have.

I know just how they feel, and I can tell you that in many ways their holiday will be more special than most of ours.

There is something very humbling, special, and unique about being made so very aware of the frailness of life. It puts everything else in proper perspective.

Shopping, cooking, cleaning……………..all of that can wait.

Thank you again for praying.