30 Jul

This is Allie’s mom.  I’m going to try to catch you up on the past few days as Allie has been extremely busy since returning from Houston last Wednesday.  She was very encouraged that Dr. GM from MD Anderson felt it was a good idea she return home to join her family for our annual family vacation at   Lake Michigan.  She also was very elated that she would be able to see Paige perform in Oliver at the conclusion of a very exciting two weeks of drama camp.

Adam, Allie and Paige drove half of their trip to see good friends Friday after the play and arrived at the cottage Saturday afternoon very exhausted.

Unfortunately, Allie started having back pain on the trip and the past few days she found herself needing to rest more often. Last evening new and unfamiliar symptoms of bone pain arose in her torso.  Her pain became very intense throughout the night keeping her awake. Much to her dismay, a prescheduled appt. for labs and a blood transfusion evolved into getting admitted to the hospital in Grand Rapids due to her intense pain and a high temp.  Their goal is to find the source of the fever and get control of her pain.  Once she feels better, she may return to Houston for the new trial drug just recently approved.

It has been wonderful to have the support of family this past week.  We continue to be amazed at Allie’s courage as she deals with the sufferings of this disease. Your prayers for Allie’s next steps in this difficult journey are much appreciated.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

Beemer and Armstrong Girls

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Molly and Megan


  1. Judy Cox July 30, 2013 at 1:56 am #

    Dear Tana and Mike, Hope abides when I remember this one thing: 22The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, 23 Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. 24 The Lord is all I have, and so in Him I put my hope.
    Lamentations 3:22-24.
    My loving thoughts and care are being sent to you each day.

  2. Angie July 30, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    Thanks Tana! Praying for comfort and peace. You’re an amazing mom, wife, sister, gramma and friend! Hoping Allie is able to join in on the fun soon! Hugs and love to all!

  3. megan williams July 30, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    Allie I’m so happy you were able to see paige in her play. I’m sure your heart melted!!! Remember to smile today!!!!!!

  4. Pam July 30, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    Continuing to hold you in care, love and prayer…

  5. Ellen Patrino July 30, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    Your family is at the top of our prayer list every day

  6. Vicki Rhodes July 30, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    Thanks for the update, Tana. I am thankful that you were able to have some family time and will continue to pray for Allie, Adam, the girls, and your whole family. May God give each of you continued strength and comfort as you go forward.

  7. Jan Sparrow July 30, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Tana, it was good to read your report this morning …we have been committing you to the Lord everyday and sending arrow prayers to Him throughout the day, targeting the halt of this disease in Allie’s body. We are trusting Jesus for her complete healing.

    You, dear friend and ALL your family are uplifted as well. We pray for strength, for courage, and faith without limits.
    Love you all.
    Jan & Tom

  8. Liz in Austin July 30, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Thank you, Tana for the update. Checking on and praying for Allie is the first thing I do every morning. Please deliver hugs from us. Jim continues radiation which is really taking it’s toll, but we pray that this round will bring success!

  9. Beth O. July 30, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    Thank you so much for updating us all. I think of you all so often. I send my love.
    Beth Orris

  10. Lois Ann July 30, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    The Owens’ all send their love, hugs and prayers to all of the Kuras/Clarks. We love you all.

  11. Ellie July 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    Thanks for the update Tana. So grateful that Allie had the encouragement of her doctors to go on vacation with the family. I pray that this new infection can be contained quickly. Sending love for you all!

  12. Allison July 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Thanks for the update, Tana. Allie is so lucky to have such a supportive and loving family. Our thoughts are with all of you.

  13. Chris Flaherty July 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    Thank you for the update, Tana. Allie continues to be in my daily thoughts and prayers. Her faith and courage are a real inspiration to me. May God continue to bless her with faith and hope through this difficult journey. You and Mike, Adam and their beautiful girls and the rest of your family are also in our prayers.

  14. Cousin Pat Shepard July 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Tana & Mike, My prayers are with you all. I have shared about Allison’s journey with my ABF and many people in Myrtle Beach are praying for her too. Love, Pat & Bud Shepard

  15. Tina Wilson July 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Thanks for letting us know what has been happening. I was wondering when I didn’t see any posts for a while. Will continue to lift Allie up in prayer. Asking for relief of pain and fever and ultimately complete healing!

  16. Lee Ann July 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    I am sorry to hear of the new pain you are suffering pleading for you in prayer

  17. Lesa and family July 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    We love you all. Paige was a wonderful little actress last Friday. What a blessing to see you there.

  18. Katie Truax July 30, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    Your beautiful eyes have always ‘smiled’ my dear friend. Praying without ceasing for you and your family.

  19. Linda Davis July 31, 2013 at 12:21 am #

    You And Your Family Are In My Daily Prayers.
    I Faithfully Follow Allie’s Blog. Allison’s Penned Words
    Of This Journey Have Been Lessons Of Faith, Hope,
    Courage and Love Of A Commited Follower Of
    Christ. Thousands, Including Myself Have Been Humbled,
    ,Strengthened And Encouraged In Christ Through Her
    Witness. Know That You Are Much Loved In Prayers.

  20. Val O'Connor July 31, 2013 at 5:11 am #

    Tana thank you for the update. I am so happy that Allie was able to go on your family vacation, but very sad to hear about her new pain. You and Allie and your families are on my mind and in my prayers daily. I am praying for her relief of pain and total healing. Peace and strength for all of you! Hugs!

  21. Aunt Sue July 31, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    sending love and hugs to all at the Owl’s Nest. Praying for lessened pain for Allie and hopefully some much deserved time spent with family. Much love.

  22. Gina Y July 31, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Always enjoy the pics and updates. Know that takes time and effort and it is vacation–thank you! You ALL have been a light throughout this journey-what a testimony to what God can do with a life and family yielded to Him Praying for relief from the pain, no fever and some quality time with family.

  23. judy watkins July 31, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    Thank you for the update! We will continue to pray for Allie as well as her family. I was glad to learn that Allie was able to enjoy the play!
    We are all amazed at Allie’s strength and faith! She is a beautiful inspiraption to all that know her.

  24. Mary July 31, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    We are praying for you, Ally! And praying for the whole family. Love and prayers from the Iles family

  25. lori habeck August 1, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Thank you Tana! love you guys

  26. Jamie Williams August 5, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Much love to you and the whole family. My heart is broken. We continue to pray for healing and peace for you all.

    Jamie & Madelyn Williams

  27. Jody Harkcom August 7, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Allie, you are amazing and truly an inspiration. Your family is absolutely inspirational as well. Our hearts are saddened and we will continue to pray for healing and certainly for the pain to subside. In spite of all this, you must know that you bring a smile to our faces because…well, you are so courageous and you continue to bring light and love into the lives of the people you touch. Continued prayers and blessings…Bob and Jody Harkcom

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