October 7, 2014

by Robyn Bryant


October 7, 2014

 

This blog post comes with a warning....I am pretty angry! Most of my day was decent and busy. I told a good friend recently, with tears in my eyes, I would just love to go 24 hours and not think about childhood cancer!!!!! That is not possible! My beautiful oldest daughter died way too young because of awful complications and I run The Christian Bryant Foundation....I hear about need daily! The last 2 weeks have been hard, a dear friend has relapsed and is in Atlanta right now receiving out patient treatment and staying at the Ronald McDonald House. I spent yesterday coordinating money movement and spent time on the phone trying to make sure one family did not have their car repossesed. And late today, I heard that another local teenager has been diagnosed with leukemia. It all makes me angry! I don’t often get angry, but tonight, that is my key emotion! 

 

But let me shift gears, in my anger, sadness and grief, I am also thankful. The Christian Bryant Foundation continues to make a difference. Friday night, Chris and I were talking about the Race Expo on 10/18 and Race Day and he said we need something that says everything that The Christian Bryant Foundation has done....today, I wrote it all out and then typed it and then requested some expert help with the information. But here is the FACT! Since May 26, 2012 - The Christian Bryant Foundation has donated at least $59,000 dollars. The majority of this has gone directly to families to help them survive the devastation of childhood cancer.  The report I did is detailed and will share when it’s ready....but oh my...Thank YOU!!!!! We have never had a true fundraiser, imagine the impact if we truly started fundraising! Every donation makes a difference! I think Christian is sad about Gabriel’s relapse (now his Mom thinks that Christian visits him when he is asleep for procedures...I wish one day he would wake up and tell me about the visit), but I know she is thrilled that so many continue to support her life and legacy and honor the fact that she wanted to change the world...Christian will be always loved and never forgotten..... - Robyn Bryant