Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jillian's Journey

Once I get this finished, I'm going to post this on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  If you're reading this now, it means that I already have it up and running.  The project below will be coming up very soon, but Jillian's story won't be stopping with this.

I remember another young lady whose story was in the local news a little over 30 years ago, and people were being told about her.  About a year ago, I happened to meet one of her relatives by marriage (former marriage, as this relative was now divorced), and she hadn't kept up with the family that much, but she told me that Sharon Stohler (a name well-known here in Madison County) had survived her own childhood health issues (in her case, having to do with her heart) and had recently (at least, according to what she'd been told) even become a grandma!!!

Thirty years from now, I wonder what Jillian will be up to. 

For now, she's a courageous, young lady who would love to get lots of cards, letters, etc. for her upcoming 11th birthday, so her family and friends are trying to make this happen!  Please join this global birthday party!

Details below...and, after that, a couple of links that will keep you up with her progress even beyond that time!!!

Hello Fellow Supporters ,
We've seen it done before and we feel like trying it for our girl! Birthday cards from around the Globe!!
Jillian's 11th birthday is May 4th. We would like to challenge you two simple things, that would directly help Jillian's Journey.
BIRTHDAY CARDS!! That's right, we'd like EVERYONE to SEND a birthday card and THEN, SHARE THIS STATUS.
This is something that Jillian would have tangible, in her own hands. She'll be able to physically see the OUTPOURING OF LOVE from NEAR AND FAR!!
Doesn't that sound exciting?!!
Cards can be mailed to:
Jillian's Journey
PO Box 293
Yorktown, IN 47396
***PLEASE, send a card full of love. The world should see Jillian's fabulous smile. Each time this story is shared, there are two benefits. First Jillian meeting you, second you creating Jillian's infectious smile!
All of the birthday cards received will be presented to Jillian at the benefit chicken noodle dinner/ birthday bash being held on May 3, 2015 at Cross Roads United Methodist Church, located in Anderson Indiana. All are welcomed to attend!
We are eagarly trying to keep Jilliian's special smile on her face as she continues chemo and radiation treatments for Gliobastoma Multiforme (GBM) brain cancer.
For birthday card ideas, Jillian's favorite characters are Frozen (especially Olaf but she also likes Anna and Elsa), Little Mermaid, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Tangled. She is also a fan of butterflies and dragonflies.
Thank you all for supporting Jillian on her journey! We encourage you all to share with your friends to follow her page here on Facebook, "Jillian's Journey"!

Here are the links to a couple of Jillian-related places...

Her special Facebook page:

Her site for progress reports and donation information:

It's now June 2, 2015, and I'm sharing a new website for Jillian...

Thank you for filling her mailbox!!!

P.S.  Jillian shares a birthday (more recent birth year, of course) with the late, great Dr. Warren C. Polhemus who assisted God with bringing me into the world on Friday, December 12, 1952.