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Vivia’s Story pt. 2 : JDM: a photo documentary

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This is Vivia’s first infusion admission at Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, FL. We are on the track of one visit every three to four weeks, for 3 days at a time. Vivia still astounds me with the amount of bravery and courage she shows each and every time. She says to me “Mommy, I’m not brave because I am still scared.” and that’s where I tell her, “That’s what makes you brave! You do it, even though you are scared.”

She is amazing!

JDM rash at it

July 7, 2011 - 4:37 pm


July 7, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Laynie Harris - She IS amazing! And you’re right; she is brave because she is doing it even though she is scared. Always sending thoughts and prayers to you guys.

P.S. What SPF do you buy when you get your suncreen? I can pick some up if I find some good deals for you!

July 7, 2011 - 4:44 pm

Bella - When God is using things in our lives in powerful ways, those thing will not be ordinary, there will be no denying that they are extraordinary.

Fear not, for I am with you. I am able to give you exceedingly more than you could hope or ask for.

When we don’t understand how a thing could be God’s best for us, then we need to change our prayers to ,”Open my eyes in complete trust.”

July 7, 2011 - 4:47 pm

Carla - Hey Free, looking at these pictures it reminded me of when I was four I was diagnosed with a rare disease, molluscumcontageiosum, and had to have hundreds of these deep-rooted wart-like bumps removed by hand without anesthesia. Though a painful experience at the time, I was grateful for the rest of my life that I had the experience because it lifted my pain-threshold considerably and saved me from feeling and hurting when I got smaller bumps and bruises later in life. I pray that Rom 8:28 will be true for Vivia and you and that many good things will come out of this situation.
Hugs for you and the family!

July 13, 2011 - 11:27 am

Desiree - Vivia, you are so brave, and I am so proud of you. Just remember every princess has their adventure and yours will be an epic tale! I love you soooo much.

<3 Your Tia Desie

July 13, 2011 - 1:07 pm

Rachael - She is such an example of bravery!

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