Jenna Bird's Leukemia Battle

This is the story of Jenna Lynn Ham, our Miracle Bird. She was saved through prayer after a presumed miscarriage, was faced with a D&C when Carrie requested one last ultrasound to be sure. And there was Jenna’s heart, beating loud and clear at 10 weeks old. Born May 31, 2006, Jenna is the kind of kid that reminds her parents how kindness is defined. You can find her full story on the Caring Bridge

Jenna and her family are so grateful for the help that people they know and those they have not yet met can provide. This help can come in the form of prayer, monetary donations, or sharing their story with others who want to help. If you are more comfortable donating without a percentage going to GoFundMe maintenance fees, please send your donation to:

For the benefit of Jenna Ham
Black Hills Community Bank
840 Mt. Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD 57701
Or contact Dennis Wagner at (605) [phone redacted] with questions about donating or to send it direct deposit.

Money donated to Jenna’s journey assures that over the next three years the people that are providing amazing care for her are paid for what insurance does not cover. It pays for the gas and car maintenance needed for the weekly trips to and from Sioux Falls her dad and sisters take and for outpatient trips to Sioux Falls Jenna will later require. It allows her mom to fight by her side until she is strong enough to come home. These donations also help cover Jenna’s schooling while she builds up her immune system to be able to go back to school with her friends. When Jenna’s treatment is finished, any funds not used will be donated to a non-profit organization to help a South Dakota kid facing a similar scary life-changing situation.

There are no words to fully express how amazing and humbling it has been to watch the enormous support system fall into place as Jenna’s story has unfolded. The compassion and generosity that we have felt will never be forgotten and has provided immeasurable inspiration to pay this forward. We want everyone who has prayed, donated, laughed, cried, read, or shared with us to know how much we appreciate the ability to have people to share this journey with.  Thank you for joining us.

  • Karen Taylor Soiles  
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Louise Kelley 
    • $200 
    • 17 mos
  • Clint & Judi Hall 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Susan Hade 
    • $50 
    • 17 mos
  • Cari & Luke Mortimer 
    • $500 
    • 17 mos
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Fundraising team: team birdie (3)

Julie Ham 
Raised $12,535 from 42 donations
Rapid City, SD
Connie Cupp 
Team member
Raised $250 from 2 donations
Kendra Ham 
Team member
Raised $200 from 1 donation
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