Meet this months handsome Cancer Cutie Logan.
The bravery and strength that all these kids that battle cancer is incredible. Lets all show our love and support to our little super hero Logan.You can donate to logan and 100% of your donation will go to him and his family. Go to www.psiadoreyou.com
All our love and prayers are with you! You got this!

Logan Beckstrom was your typical 7-year-old boy.  He loved sports, playing with friends and wrestling with his older brother.  So it wasn’t abnormal to find an occasional new bruise every now and then.  Logan’s dad is in the Army and they had just received new orders and were preparing to move across the country.  In the days leading up to their move, Logan became more tired and complained of reoccurring leg pains.  Assuming it was more than likely growing pains, we proceeded to pack up our worldly goods and move across the country.

We made the 4-day trip from North Carolina to Utah safely and by all purposes, it was uneventful.  However, the very next morning, Logan awoke in horrible leg pain.  We took him into the local Emergency Room.  I just felt the need to share with the doctor the lack of color in Logan’s complexion.  He had a grey tint to his sweet, little face.  The x-rays came back negative but the blood work came back very wrong.  We were sent right away to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.  Here Logan began a series of blood and bone marrow tests.

On October 15, 2013 Logan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  He was admitted and began chemotherapy right away.  Now 9-years-old, Logan has fought bravely for the last two years.  He has 14 months left of treatments before he can hang up his boxing gloves and take a much needed rest from fighting this unseen enemy. 

Looking at him now, he looks like a healthy boy.  But every moment of every day, his body is fighting.  And unless you saw the handful of pills he takes daily or witness the week long after math of his monthly IV chemotherapy, you would never know that this boy has cancer.  Logan is a fighter and a warrior in every sense of the word.  He still has an uphill battle to climb but he faces this obstacle with pure determination and an iron will.  He is #LoganStrong.

October Cancer Cutie Alexis

Meet Alexis This months Cancer cutie. What a beautiful and strong girl she is. Read her story below. You can donate at www.psiadoreyou.com  We love and adore you Alexis! Stay Strong!

On September 11 2015, after attending two practices and performing three routines with her drill team, Alexis was taken straight from the homecoming game to the hospital with what she thought was appendicitis.  An ultrasound revealed that she had a large, abnormal mass in her abdomen. A biopsy was performed and pathology revealed that the mass was malignant.  

On September 15, exactly one month after her 15th birthday, Alexis was diagnosed with stage 3 Neuroblastoma and classified as high risk. Within a two week period she had gone from being a regular high school sophomore – whose biggest worries were boys, dance practice, and what to wear- to having two procedures, being diagnosed with cancer, and completing her first round of chemo. 

 The doctors have said that she will have to endure at least 6-7 months of intensive treatment including 6 rounds of chemo, surgery, stem cell transplant, radiation, and oral chemo.  Lexi’s life has changed drastically over the past two weeks, but she remains ever the optimist.  This is not a trial that she would have chosen, but it is one that she will bear with kindness, grace, and love.

Mille's Princess Foundation

As you may know, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. To do our part, we have chosen to raise donations for Millie's Princess Foundation (MFP) all throughout September. The beautiful Millie Flamm was PS I Adore You's very first Cancer Cutie almost 3 years ago. She continues to inspire us daily and has left a huge impact on us. She is in our Hearts forever and Always. 
Millie Flamm was a spunky, fun-loving, generous little girl. She had a smile that lit up every room she entered. She loved to draw, paint, sing, dance, and design clothes. In December of 2009 Millie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. She fought courageously for three and a half years. Even in the darkest of times, Millie had a smile on her face. Millie chose to be happy and lived by her own motto, “The grass is greener on our side, even with leukemia.” Sadly, she passed away on June 18, 2013.

To help the Flamm family with the financial burdens of Millie’s leukemia treatments, several of their neighbors organized a 5K run fundraiser. The event was such a success that a second run was planned for the next year, this time to help other families fighting cancer. From these races, the Millie’s Princess Foundation was formed. Every June, the foundation holds a 5K which honors a prince and princess who are fighting cancer. They also hold other fundraisers throughout the year. The foundation allows Millie’s memory to live on through the children they help.

Childhood cancer is expensive. There are medical bills, transportation costs, babysitting fees, and so many more unforeseen costs. The Millie’s Princess Foundation’s mission is to help families with the financial fallout of childhood cancer. The foundation is run completely by volunteers. Because of this, 100 percent of the money raised goes to families who are fighting for their children’s lives. You can find out more atMilliesPrincessFoundation.org.

MFP's mission is to help families with the financial fallout of childhood cancer. Because they are run completely by volunteers, 100 percent of their proceeds go to these families.

To encourage donations to MFP this month, we are entering all of our donors into a drawing to win a $100 Visa card. Donors will be entered no matter how big or small their donation amount is.

Please join us in helping many families feel of our love and support as they overcome burdensome medical bills by donating at www.psiadoreyou.com

Wear your gold this month and show your love and support!

August Cancer Cutie Emily!

Meet this brave and beautiful little girl Emily who is our Cancer Cutie this month. We love hearing that she is now in REMISSION! What a beautiful word to hear. Below is her story by her mother.

On June 12th 2014, after being sick for about a week and multiple doctors visits during that week, we were very concerned and decided to take her to Primary Children's Medical Center.  That evening we were told she had cancer and after about a week of tests and scans the doctors diagnosed Emily with Stage 4 Burkitts Lymphoma.  The scans revealed Emily has tumors growing at a rapid rate in her kidneys, liver, spine, face and a large 9 cm mass in her abdominal cavity.  

 The doctors wasted no time in starting her very aggressive chemotherapy treatments.  Her treatments consisted of 8 rounds of high dose chemotherapy back to back.  Five of the 8 rounds were done as a patient in the hospital due to the complications and side effects of the chemotherapy. The side effects from the first round made Emily critically ill.  She developed a serious condition called Typhilitus, as well as other serious complications and had to be moved to the ICU for several days until she could be stabilized.  She spent about 6 weeks in the hospital just recovering from the side effects from that first round. 

Each round was a little better than the last.  Her last three rounds she was able to complete in clinic and at home. On January 24 2015 Emily completed her last round of chemo and on Feb 2 2015 her scans revealed that all the tumors have cleared and we are very grateful and happy to say that Emily is officially in remission.   

Emily is six years old.  She is the youngest of 6 children, three girls, and three boys. She is such a delight to her family and we are so blessed to have her with us.  She loves to play soccer, ride scooters, wrestle with her brothers, play dolls and dress ups with her sister, pretend to be a ninja and fireman, have her nails painted by her oldest sister, and help her mom cook.  It's safe to say she is very "well rounded".  Emily just learned to ride a bike without training wheels.  Emily was also able to finish up the last half of the kindergarten year with her classmates and hopes to be ready for 1st grade in Augus 

Emily you are such an incredibly strong and brave littler girl. That smile of yours lights up the room. We are sending our love to you and are so excited for you to start 1st grade. To donate to Emily go to www.psiadoreyou.com Every donation made this month will go to Emily.

Meet Owen!

Our July Cancer Cutie is this brave beautiful boy Owen and he needs all our love, prayers and donations. 

Stay strong Owen we love and adore you! Here is his story below.

 April 27, 2015
This is the story of Owen, my 18 month old nephew.  Both daddy and mommy are Veterans of the United States Army and need your help.
No one can explain their circumstance better than what comes from his Owen’s mother’s heart. 

We appreciate as many prayers as we can get.  Please visit our fund raiser at gofundme.com/Owens-Expense. Owen needs to be transported by flight from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Boston, Massachusetts as soon as possible.  
        I just wanted to take a moment to thank every last one of y’all.  The support we have been shown has enabled us to push through the most difficult time of our lives, one day at a time; sometimes hour by hour.  From the time he was born until recently, Owen never displayed any signs of illness.  Those of you who know me would agree because I have smothered Facebook with enough pictures since day one (I tend to be a lil obsessive), but there wasn’t a single symptom.  

        One month ago, almost to the day, I put Owen to bed and within minutes he threw up.  All day he had been fine, so instinctively I began to dread a stomach bug making its way through my house.  Long story-short, Owen wasn’t getting any better, and no one else was getting sick.  He began vomiting more frequently until it became a constant occurrence.  He was lethargic, and couldn’t even keep the anti-nausea medication down when we brought him back to the ER for the third time.  At that point (day 14) Owen had lost 8 lbs. (1/3 of his total body weight) and was extremely dehydrated.  Tommy and I came with an overnight bag and assured them that we were not leaving until they told us something other than “there’s a nasty bug going around”.  We were eventually sent to Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City for further evaluation.  We were not in any way prepared for what came next.
The mysterious stomach bug turned out to be an advanced stage of brain cancer!  They were as delicate as they could be, but there’s no gentle way to explain:

You’re beautiful baby boy has a rare form of brain cancer that has now spread throughout his spine as well.
His case is exceptionally difficult because rather than one large mass, he has hundreds of tiny tumors that divide and spread rapidly.
His tiny body can’t sustain the amount of radiation that would be needed; therefore survival is a long shot depending solely on his ability to withstand high doses of chemo that will make him far worse than with standard rounds.
        Devastated doesn’t begin to cover it, but we refuse to give up hope.  Percentages mean nothing to me because he is still here with us today in spite of having endured 4 surgeries (2 brain, 1 chest, 1 back) this week.  Our entire focus HAS to be on him if we are going to see him through this and that is ALL I care about at this point…seeing him through regardless!
        The donations that have been so generously given to us mean more to me than I could ever express.  They have allowed me to pursue the absolute best Children’s Hospital in the country for pediatric brain cancers, and there is no way to repay the hope that brings me.  I know I cannot do this on my own, and I am eternally grateful that I have not had to!  
We love you all for the prayers and compassion for my precious poopsie!    
                                                              ~April (Mommy)

You can make a difference and donate to Owen at www.psiadoreyou.com
Every penny of your donation will go to this Brave little boy!


In memory of Afton

We are heartbroken to hear that our Cancer Cutie for the month of June passed away on May 24th. When we received Afton's story we knew we needed to feature her and share her positivity and courageous fight with cancer. Afton was one remarkable beautiful lady. We are sharing her story and will continue to collect donations for her family. All our love and prayers are with the Wallace family at this difficult time. 
This month of June lets pay it forward. Live each day as if it was your last. Keep Afton's memory alive and pay it forward.

Afton Wallace is a vivacious young woman, full of life and full of vigor. She faces each day with a smile and her influence has been great! With thousands of followers on her Facebook page and thousands more in her local community, she has touched so many lives. She says, when you have a video and it’s been viewed 5,000 times or it’s reached over 20,000 people… it’s very impactful,” she said. “It’s like wow, something that is happening in my life is — well people comment and say how much it impacts them and how much it inspires them, and it’s really cool for me.” Afton said the feedback she’s gotten from social media reminds her to stay positive. “It helps me a lot to be like ok, I need to put a smile on my face because this isn’t just about me,” she said. “I’m helping other people with my trials and my willingness to stay positive about this.”

The initial diagnosis:
May 25 2014. Another gut wrenching day. After 8 weeks and 8 doctors trying to solve the cause of her pain in her hip, Afton received the diagnosis that she has a form of bone cancer named Ewings Sarcoma.This cancer is very aggressive and has spread throughout her body. Although treatable, it metastasized and spread throughout her entire abdominal region with spots in her liver, spleen, and other internal organsThe main cancer is in her pelvic bone but has spread to the skull, and spine as well. Those in the skull are the most worrisome. One is pressing on the top of the brain and the other near the pituitary gland, causing slurred speech and potential endocrinological issues. Treatment started immediately to try to reduce the tumors so she could be free of the pain….

Since Afton was diagnosed, she has spent 
120 days in the hospital, undergone 45 radiation treatments and received 70 doses of chemotherapyRegardless that many of these treatments took place nearly 3 hours from her home, She's had hundreds of visitors.

May 2015: After being crowned homecoming queen, named Miss Warren Central High School, chosen as class favorite and voted captain of the swim team, we got the devastating news that not only was the treatment not working, but in the past 6 weeks her tumors have tripled in size and have dramatically increased in number. There are no further standard treatment options available and the tumors are growing so fast they do not believe we will have enough time for her body to recover enough from the latest chemo and radiation treatments for her to qualify for a clinical trial. In fact, they feel that she less than 3 months to live. 

Even with this heart-wrenching news, Afton kept on at it. Her motto has been "Just Keep Swimming". When she first went to the hospital and was paralyzed, she immediately started doing dips on her walker. She should have been paralyzed, but she fought through the pain and is walking. 

Her dream is to attend college this fall. Cancer hasn't stopped her from taking numerous AP classes, scoring a 33 on her ACT and receiving a full-tuition scholarship from Brigham Young University. 
We pray for her to find release from the pain and to know that we've done all we can do to take care of her and that she will be happy.

You can donate here www.psiaodreyou.com and every penny of your donation will go to her family. Afton,Thank you for teaching us courage and strength. 

May Cancer Cutie Braden

Meet Braden our May cancer cutie. We are so thrilled that he is in remission. We heard about his story last year and couldn't wait to share his story with all of you. Braden you are so BRAVE and STRONG! 

Braden loves the outdoors! We as a family love to go camping and ride our ATV's and go Four Wheeling! He was in the beginning June 2014 having very bad leg pain - I took him to the hospital 3 times in the 4 months and to the doctor 3 times even a physical ! They kept telling me it was growing pains and being a normal boy with the bruising! The doctor at the hospital even told me he may be lying! But I know my son - he handles pain very well and is not a complainer!!! 

September 7th We went on a group trip for our 10th anniversary to Jamaica (our portion was only $1400)! Due to it being such a large group and off season! So we had a entire year to pay on it! 

While we were in Jamaica my mom was watching my kids, Braden was having stomach pains and bruising very bad and went to the hospital! His liver was enlarged and they finally did blood work which then they found the ALL Leukemia! 

It was the worst news I could get! We had to wait like 19.5 hours to get on a plane! The airport was terrible! We couldn't get back fast enough! We could not walk - run - take a boat - drive- we had to wait for the plane - due to it being off season there was only one flight out and it did not leave until 1 pm the next day! 

I have not been able to work! My husband missed a a lot of work and in December we have to stay at the hospital every other week for 2 months for some strong chemo appt! So will miss more! But it is all to cure - make him better!! I would do anything to take his place or make him better! 

Braden is responding to the chemo amazing! He is definitely my little super hero! He is 4 yrs old and is stronger then all of us put together! He use to be afraid of just getting his picture taken at the dentist and now he allows all of them to poke - pinch- get his treatments and take his medication without a fuss! But he does hate to remove the bandaids!! 

Update as of mid April

Braden is doing great! He is in Remission (The best Day of our Life's) it took 4.5 months but he kicked Cancers Butt! It did put him in Very High Risk! It was very hard when the doctors were saying it was gone at day 7! Not expected from anyone! Everyday is a new day we try to take one day / month at a time! He is an Amazing Fighter! I am so proud of him! He spent the holidays and his Birthday at the Childrens Hospital doing high dose Methotrexate!  So he has not been able to do normal kid things but -  We plan to have his Birthday Party at the end of the month;) 

Please head over to www.psiadoreyou.com and you can make a donation to this strong little fighter. Every penny of your donations this month will go to Braden.