Jillie Pays It Forward

$1,276 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 43 months
Katie Hensley  CANYON CITY, OR
We are here asking you to help Jillie PAY IT FORWARD, to the children who are right now fighting for their lives with severe illnesses at Doernbechers Childrens Hospital in Portland, OR. Our goal is to provide an awareness within the staff by supplying them with donations of the same whole food nutritional chews that Jillie used as a patient and continues to take now.
Our Jillie has just hit the 5 month mark of being CANCER FREE! Her journey began October 2012 when at age 2 1/2 she was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia, an aggresive and rarer form of childhood blood cancer. Doctors and staff were amazed at how well JIllie handled her treatment plan. She was kept as an inpatient through most of her treaments, as they had to keep her on fluids to help keep the chemotherapy from destroying her healthy organs. For four months Jillie never missed a beat, receiving week long treatments like a Superhero! Her side effects of treatment were very minimal, part of which we attribute to her healthy appetitie and whole food supplements of fruits and vegtables, which she ate by the handfuls. Jillie had lost 10 pounds prior to diagnosis. She only lost 1 additional pound after starting treatment. We feel there could be a stronger hand in healthy nutrition during hospital stays. Empty calorie foods, candy, cookies, chips, and ice cream were all way to easily accessed. We worked diligently keeping them all away, and turning her thoughts towards a more nutritious substance. She continues with her healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, limited sugar, as the fight will continue for the rest of her life for the magnitude of drugs she was given also cause cancer.
Jillie would like you to join her now and donate the smallest amount for us to purchase more fruit and vegetable chews to take up to the Candlelighters who are at the hospital 3 days per week handing out snacks from a traveling snack cart. They are looking forward to the new product! Chews will also be available during Halloween for trick-or-treating surprises. We have voiced our concerns to the staff, and volunteers have started to make an effort in getting some healthy snacks available to those in need. Together with your help we can do more for these children. Please help us help Jillie PAY IT FORWARD with a small donation. You can learn more on Jillie by visiting Caringbridge.org and entering the name Jillie in the search box, or Jillies Road to Remission on Facebook.
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Update 4
Posted by Katie Hensley
32 months ago
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One more donation to Doernbechers Childrens Hospital in the books!

Jillies last appointment breezed right on by. Her labs are looking spot on. She is considered the sergeant around here, never missing a single beat. Her opinion has become as strong as her will to fight. All wonderful things we love to see.

Thank you Lord for blessing us with this beauty.

Thanks again to those who make this donation possible to the many children still fighting. We have begun to hear a few amazing stories about Juice Plus+ and other children around the U.S since starting "Jillie Pays it Forward".

It has warmed our hearts to know that because of you, our efforts have continued to help our fellow friends still fighting in Portland, OR.
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Update 3
Posted by Katie Hensley
38 months ago
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Jillie has done it again! Our last trip to Doernbechers we were able to take another wagon load of Juice Plus Chewies to our friends on 10S (the childrens oncology unit). HUGE HUGE thanks to those who have helped Jillie give back! Without you we wouldn't have been able to make this last donation. Its a BIG deal for the children who currently stay on the unit to have some variety of healthy snacks to choose from. Snacks are always available, but Healthy snacks can be harder to come by. During our stay at Doernbecher I learned that nutrition can help save a life. The one thing I pushed the hardest was.....food. And not just snacks like chips, cookies, and soda. I may have made my two year old eat salmon, baked potato, and broccoli nearly every night during our stretch of inpatient treatments, which lasted nearly a month at a time :)
Jillie is here with us now, 3years old, very opinionated, and starting out the new year CANCER FREE!!! I still feel nutrition is our #1 goal to keeping her little body at its best!
Thats why we have chosen Juice Plus as our way to give back. We all need better nutrition for our bodies, especially those children who are in a fight for their lives. Thank you again, we are almost half way to our goal!
I love this kid, her courage, her strength.....
Jillie has done it again!!!
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Update 2
Posted by Katie Hensley
42 months ago
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Our first delivery was a success!!!! Thank you all!!!
First Juice Plus delivery!!!
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Update 1
Posted by Katie Hensley
43 months ago
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EXCITING! Thanks for all the contributions made so far, our first delivery will be on August 26th! My heart is filled with joy!
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$1,276 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 43 months
Created July 29, 2013
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$20
Aimee
37 months ago

Thank you, sweet Jillie, for taking special care of all of those kids! You are special! :)

JW
$100
jayme westerfield
37 months ago

So happy that Jillie is doing so well.

NL
$20
Natasha Luttenberger
37 months ago

This has truly touched me. What a smart and beautiful little girl.

$10
Nicky Essex
38 months ago
ZR
$10
Zoey Rookstool
38 months ago

Zoey loves Jillie and wanted to help...god bless u all

$500
Bob Armstrong
38 months ago

Bless you Jillie for your efforts!

HP
$20
Hannah Piehl
39 months ago
$20
Anonymous
41 months ago
MH
$26
Meema ! Hensley
42 months ago

I just sold garden produce and decided to match it and donate again today!

HP
$20
Hannah Piehl
43 months ago
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