Welcome to 2015!!!

by Steve on January 4, 2015

2015. Let me think through that for a moment. I am unsure where 2014 went. It seems like the time goes by quicker each year the older we get. 2014 brought the lovingBri family both triumphs and losses. I guess that is not any different than any other year really. Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the past twelve months is the same disappointment we have had for the past four years. There is still not a successful treatment plan or a cure for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Not to sound like a broken record but many of you know that this is the monster that took Brianna away from us and has taken so many other innocent children. There were some victories in the world of pediatric brain tumor research I am sure and for those victories we than God.

As we move forward into this new year we are going to ask you for a few things. First, pray for the families and the children who are fighting for their lives right now. Second, pray for those who are on the front lines battling everyday, devoting their lives to curing the kids through treatment or research. Third, pray for the lovingBri Fund, that we will be more successful this year and we will be able to expand our giving. And finally, we would ask that you consider the lovingBri Fund as your go to fund when you have charitable funds to give.

We are currently discussing an opportunity with one who can take us up to the next level, no wait, maybe skip a level and land even higher. We are praying that this opportunity works out and the Fund can bless even more. Even Brianna sends her wishes for this!

Bri Cross

Finally, we pray blessings of health and prosperity over your family until 2016 finds us.

The McQueen Family

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Beautiful Angel

by Steve on March 1, 2014

DIPG Angel

Beautiful Lailah Grace Hathcock.

February claimed another beautiful angel. In January we asked you to pray for and send birthday wishes to a strong little girl who was turning four years old. Lailah Grace Hathcock battled the monster we all know as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), the deadliest childhood brain tumor in existence. You will recall that this is the same tumor that took Brianna and many other children we follow.

On February 28th, four year old Lailah was called to heaven, her mission here on earth complete. She no doubt changed the lives of many through her battle and we know she is being rewarded in heaven now. We ask you to once again pray. Pray that her family may find peace in the coming months. Pray that they understand that God is with them. Pray for every other child that battles this monster.

Thank you Lailah for the difference you made in people’s lives. You are a beautiful little girl and our hearts break for your family. Rest in Peace sweet child.

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Plethora Warehouse

28 February 2014

Hello all! I guess I am making up for the lost time over the past few weeks but wanted to get this new opportunity to help the kids out to you. We were recently approached by a business with an offer that will provide much needed funds towards pediatric brain tumor research, assistance to families […]

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Another Angel

28 February 2014

Although we tend to focus on kids with brain tumors, we are saddened when any child is diagnosed with a potentially life threatening disease. We are even more saddened when we lose a child. Although we know that God takes His little children into His arms, those of us left here to remember them are […]

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Catching Up

28 February 2014

Hello Team lovingBri!! I wanted to get a post out to let you all know that we have been very busy as of late. We have alot of bracelets coming in from you Loom Loonies!!!! I will be sending them out early next week so you have a couple more days if you need them. […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day from lovingBri Fund

14 February 2014

We at the lovingBri Fund want to wish all of you a Happy Valentine’s Day. Cards, candy, gifts, and flowers are nice but the best gift that you can give, especially to your children, is to let them know how much you support them and how much you love them. When it comes down to […]

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Cancer Sucks

10 February 2014

It is amazing how lovingBri pops up in so many places. It does not happen by accident. It happens because Brianna touched people’s lives and they try to help us keep her memory alive. Perhaps two of the biggest supporters we have are Melissa and Chris Sorrentino of Danville. They are always posting pictures of […]

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RIP Big Mike

9 February 2014

If you are a motorcyclist in Indiana, have visited the ABATE of Indiana bash called the Boogie, attended the ABATE of Kansas annual party, or spent time in South Dakota or Wyoming around the Sturgis Rally you know the name Big Mike and you know the Eclipse Band. Big Mike was a great vocalist and […]

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Make Her Day

26 January 2014

Laila Grace Hathcock is a beautiful little girl from Louisiana who was diagnosed in November of 2012 with the terrible brain tumor Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, the same tumor that Brianna had. Today, January 26th, 2014 Lailah will turn four years old. Her parents are asking for birthday wishes and I am asking you to […]

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Happy Heavenly Birthday Bri!

24 January 2014

Eleven years ago today, at 1:17 p.m., Brianna Nicole McQueen was welcomed into this world by her family. Brianna was born at St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville and she was a Princess from the beginning. We were always awestruck at the beauty of this child and her Daddy was dreading the time when she would […]

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