My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 16, 2010 by Tammy Howard

Welcome to my Light The Night Walk homepage.


TBrianna was born into this world on June 9, 1998. I knew she was a girl from the moment I found out I was pregnant. I was so excited and our little family was complete at that moment. She was a spit-fire from the beginning, she was full of life, lots of attitude and a take no stuff kind of girl, just like her mama :)

On October 13, 2000 our life as we knew it ended. She went from having possible allergies to bruising to not be able to walk due to what we thought was a hip injury. That Friday our Pediatrician sent us to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and I knew from what I had read what they would tell us. I prayed I didn't, but the news came, she had Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

She went into remission quickly and easily and so we settled in to this new world and this strange group that you just don't want to belong to but you are glad you are not alone. She did well, grew well and was her usual self, throwing doctors out of her room, bouncing on the bed with no immune system demanding room service or to go home, lol. Playing barbies on the floor, riding her car through her living room (the hallways, lol).

Then her 3rd birthday came around and I knew something was wrong, she wasn't acting well. They assured us she was fine, so on we went until the end of July when they took us into this room filled with doctors and sad looks and said the cancer was back and it had mutated. She then had T-cell ALL which at the time was so rare only 1 other kid was alive and he was a teenager. They had this agressive plan, we fed her vitamins and Juiced her and it just kept coming back.

Finally, she said she didn't want no more hospital and no more pins (needles), the doctors said there were only experimental drugs left so on October 10, 2001 we took her home on hospice....They said we only had weeks..But Brianna as usual had other plans and did things on her terms..

A few days after we brought her home, we took her off the morphine because she had no pain and she drank lots of Juices daddy made and took lots of vitamins and had tons of smiles and energy. She played, laughed and had lots of fun up until the last few days she was here....

On January 19, 2002 at 4:00 am. Brianna left us quietly while we were in the kitchen, she had told us she was going home to Jesus a few days before and would have her hair back. I know she does...

Brianna is forever my little best friend as she called me :) My hero and a true inspiration and lesson about strength and living life on your terms to the fullest.

So every year in her Memory we have done the Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year we are hoping our team can reach $5000 total and I ask that you help make this possible...

Thank you,

~~Tammy aka Breezysmom~~

She is greatly missed, yet we go on in her name to find a cure for this beast.

Brianna we only hope that while we are here that we can prove to be worthy of being blessed with your presence even if it was for a short time..

Tammy Howard

Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event. It is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.

In fact, in 2009 alone, LLS researchers were conducting more than 90 clinical trials, a critical step in the development of new treatments and cures that will help patients live better, longer lives.

  • A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.
  • A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.
  • A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.
  • A donation of $1,000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.

Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "In memory of Brianna and in honor of Annie, who is currently battling ALL."

    Chara Blanch

    Wed Jun 09 10:46:44 EDT 2010

    "Best of luck to you and your family in this worthwhile fight. My heart breaks for you and I'll hug my daughter even tighter tonight. Oh, and I'm a friend of LeAnn's from high's amazing what Facebook can do to bring people together for a good cause, huh? :)"


    Thu Sep 02 10:33:23 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,428.01 | Goal: $5,000.00
129 %

My Team

Team Total: $8,096.00 | Goal: $6,000.00

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Tammy Howard $102.00
Kimberly Brunson $100.00
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Barbara Fecker Terra $50.00
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Brandilyn Carpenter $50.00
Chara Blanch $36.00
Kerri Sturtevant $34.00
Majic Miller $34.00
Cheryl Leib $34.00
Jolann McKethan $30.00
Judy Hollinger $25.00
Cindy Del Vecchio $25.00
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Sonia Irizarry $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Sarena Kopciel $25.00
Isabella Lum $25.00
Clara Lum $25.00
Kimberly Gray $20.00
Teresa Gruendl $15.00
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Tiffany Hackett $10.00
Cheryl and Erica Facebook $10.00
April Waidelich $10.00
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