Summer Earl's Strength

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Raised by 109 people in 75 months
Summer is a 3rd grader who loves to be around her friends, she is a very outgoing, beautiful, brave little girl.

On October 10, 2012, Summer was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma. A glioma is a malignant{inoperable} tumor on the stem of the brain. A tumor in its last stage, doctors knew Summer would never fully recover from her cancer but we needed to buy her as much time as possible. After diagnosis she completed 6 weeks of radiation treatment at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. Summer had several MRI scans after treatment and they all showed shrinking in the tumor which was a sure sign that her treatment was successful. Though the battle was far from over we continued to fight. Several months later after watching Summer slowly show signs of pre-treatment behavior, Summer's mother made the heart-breaking decision on May 1, 2013 to turn Summer's care over to hospice. Their help in caring for her was greatly needed and we've appreciated it. Now the real battle for her life begins. On May 17, 2013 (5 months after treatment) we received word that Summer's tumor has begun to grow. With growth in her tumor Summer has not been given a good prognosis, she's expected to live only months.


We have set up this page to help Summer's family with expenses. Thank you all for your support and prayers for the family during this difficult journey in their lives. May God Bless each and every one of you.

If you would like to follow summer's story on Facebook please follow the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/StayStrongSummer
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We can't believe a month has gone by since Summer was called home. We all miss her so much! Many memories are shared on a daily bases to get the family through the difficult days, please continue to pray for them.

We are approaching a big event that Summer participated in last year. The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life in Romeo!

Summer's team is "Summer's Strength" please feel free to join our team, donate money to the team, or sponsor our team if you are a local business! We really appreciate all of the community support we have received and we hope to see you all at Relay!

You can also purchase a luminaria for $10 at the link below!

Please light a luminaria to honor, remember, or support a cancer survivor. Your contribution helps the American Cancer Society save lives and create more birthdays.

How many luminaria's can we get for Summer?! Let's light Relay for Life up with Summer's name!

Follow this link to purchase a luminaria or to make a donation! If you have any questions please contact us.

http://main.acsevents.org/goto/summersstrength
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Our Angel Summer Ayanah Gloster-Earl, age 9 was born September 20, 2004 in Grosse Pointe, Mi. She was the second oldest of 5 children. Summer moved to Romeo with her family in 2007 and began Kindergarten at Hevel Elementary in 2009. She was a very intelligent young girl with an eagerness to learn more. October 10, 2012 Summer was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma. She battled her way through her illness with a smile and grace, touching others along the way. On March 10, 2014 Summer departed this life and gained her wings. Summer leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Sheniqua Earl and Eugene Gloster her siblings Moriah, Victor, Sanyah, Krystina, Gena, Gene and Neeky. Grandparents: Matthew Taylor, Myrtis Gloster and Barbara Taylor. Also, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that Loved her dearly.

In lieu of flowers we're asking that donations be made in honor of Summer to one of her favorite charities The Rainbow Connection or to The Summer Earl Benefit Fund (via Fifth Third Bank) or here on gofundme.
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We are saddened to share with everyone that our dear Summer has gone home. Summer fought one amazing battle for the last 17 months. She always had a smile on her face, a joke to tell, and a laugh that was contagious. Summer you are now with Jesus. Fly high beautiful butterfly, fly high!

All donations to the family can be made here on gofundme.

Arrangements:

Summer Ayanah Earl - age: 9
(September 20, 2004 to March 10, 2014 )
Resident of Romeo, Michigan

Visitation Information:

The Visitation will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 from 11am until 8pm.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10am at the First Baptist Church of Washington (58774 Vandyke, Washington, MI 48094.)

A private burial will be made at Guardian Angel in Rochester Hills.
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We just wanted to thank everyone who has donated to Summer!
Please continue to share Summer's story so we can reach our goal! All donations go directly into Summer's Benefit Fund.

You can follow Summer's story on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Summers.Strength



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Janice Elswick
72 months ago

My prayers for you Summer, and your family. May God watch over you, and give you strength to keep fighting.

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Kristy Scheuer
74 months ago

Hi Nikki and Summer and family! Praying for you and please let me know how I can help.

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Patricia Radzom
75 months ago

You are always in our thoughts and prayers Summer! Meghan (from your class) sends her love and misses you! Keep fighting Summer! We love you sweetie!!!

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Shelly Warren
75 months ago

Keep fighting Summer and never give up on receiving your miracle! I am a friend of Leanne's.....and I am so thankful she is sharing your story! God gives the toughest battles to His strongest soldiers- even without meeting you I know you are full of courage & strength! You & your family are in my prayers! ((Hugs))

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Crystal Pollock
75 months ago

Summer, You are truly a beautiful young lady. Thank you for all the smiles, laughter & just being YOU!! We are thinking of you always.

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Jack Murphy
75 months ago

We are thinking o you all the time and praying for you all !

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Shelley Maas Mancinelli
75 months ago

thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep Fighting!!

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Annette Dezio DeClark
75 months ago

Dear Summer and Family, We are praying for all of you. Our family also used the "Angels" of hospice to help care for our dad. They have so much wisdom and we need that during times like these. I don't know what else to say except that you are in the hearts of more people than you will ever know.

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Nikki Earl
75 months ago

special thanks to everyone who has generously donated to our family. Your help and support through this extremely difficult time is appreciated. I have read all your comments to Summer and she think they are awesome! We Love all of you.. to our Hevel Family.. U guys Rock!! Have a safe & Happy summer :)

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Summer you are an inspiration to all who know or know of you.

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Janice Elswick
72 months ago

My prayers for you Summer, and your family. May God watch over you, and give you strength to keep fighting.

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Kristy Scheuer
74 months ago

Hi Nikki and Summer and family! Praying for you and please let me know how I can help.

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Patricia Radzom
75 months ago

You are always in our thoughts and prayers Summer! Meghan (from your class) sends her love and misses you! Keep fighting Summer! We love you sweetie!!!

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Shelly Warren
75 months ago

Keep fighting Summer and never give up on receiving your miracle! I am a friend of Leanne's.....and I am so thankful she is sharing your story! God gives the toughest battles to His strongest soldiers- even without meeting you I know you are full of courage & strength! You & your family are in my prayers! ((Hugs))

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Crystal Pollock
75 months ago

Summer, You are truly a beautiful young lady. Thank you for all the smiles, laughter & just being YOU!! We are thinking of you always.

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Jack Murphy
75 months ago

We are thinking o you all the time and praying for you all !

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Shelley Maas Mancinelli
75 months ago

thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep Fighting!!

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Annette Dezio DeClark
75 months ago

Dear Summer and Family, We are praying for all of you. Our family also used the "Angels" of hospice to help care for our dad. They have so much wisdom and we need that during times like these. I don't know what else to say except that you are in the hearts of more people than you will ever know.

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Nikki Earl
75 months ago

special thanks to everyone who has generously donated to our family. Your help and support through this extremely difficult time is appreciated. I have read all your comments to Summer and she think they are awesome! We Love all of you.. to our Hevel Family.. U guys Rock!! Have a safe & Happy summer :)

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