Thursday, February 25, 2010

Important Message from Chris, Bradley's dad

Hi everyone. I just received a phone call from Bradley's dad Chris. He asked that I please update the site immediately to assure everyone that he has NOT quit his job as the newspaper article incorrectly reported today. Chris apologizes for getting everyone upset and he is very disturbed that the newspaper inaccurately reported this.

Once again, Chris has NOT quit his job and is still working at Village Inn!!

Bradley's Story in the Des Moines Register

The Des Moines Register published a story about Bradley today. To read the story online, please visit

Your continued prayers, donations and support are much appreciated.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chili Supper Fundraiser

On Friday, March 5th, from 5-8PM, a Chili Supper Fundraiser will be held with all proceeds going to the Allen family. The supper will be held at
Holy Trinity Luthern Church
517 Southwest Des Moines Street
Ankeny, IA 50023-2805
(515) 964-4348
Our friend Tracey Bolin is putting together a silent auction to be held at this event. If any of you might know of a business or individual that might be willing to donate a gift card or an item to auction for Bradley's Miracle Fund, please contact us as soon as possible as we need to put together a pamphlet by the first of next week. Please send an email to if you have an item for the auction or contact Tracey, Chris or Angie on Facebook. You can also leave a comment on this post.

Thank you and God bless.

Monday, February 15, 2010

A reason to give thanks to God and celebrate!

Bradley spoke today for the first time since his initial surgery!!

Here is a quote from Bradley's dad's Facebook page:
"If you don't believe in miracles....let me tell you of one! I was praying with the hospital priest, and right in the middle of praying for Bradleys quick recovery.......he said his first word.........he said mom! But he didn't say it just once....he said it three times! If that doesn't give you goose bumps and make you believe......then there is no hope for you! Thank you for all your prayers! Please continue and check out his site"

Thank you all for your prayers and please keep them coming. God is great and hears each and everyone one of us in our pleas for his help.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bradley's Buddies T-shirts

T-Shirts are no longer available. Thank you for your interest and support!
Join Bradley's fan club by purchasing an official Bradley's Buddies t-shirt!!
This fundraiser is sponsored by Ressurection Luthern Church in Ankeny, Iowa. All money raised goes to the Allen family to help with expenses. Shirts are royal blue with a white logo.

Size options:
Infant - 6M, 9M, 12M
Youth - YXS (2-4), YS (6-8), YM (10-12), YL (14-16)
Adult - S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL*

Cost is $10 each.
*Adult 2XL and 3XL please add $2.00 per shirt

To order, please email with the following information:
Name and mailing address
Email address, phone number
Sizes and quantities of t-shirts

For local orders, you will be contacted with a time and location for pick-up and payment. Ordering for a group of people through one contact person would be helpful.

For out of town orders, please mail the above information with payment for shirt and shipping to:
Resurrection Luthern Church
914 NW Ash Drive
Ankeny, IA 50023
Shipping costs:
1-2 shirts $5
3-9 shirts $11
10-15 shirts $15
For larger orders to be shipped or other questions, please contact Vali Potter @515-577-6193

Shirts will also be available for purchase at the Chili Supper fundraiser on March 5th!

Please make checks payable to RLC and note in the memo "For Bradley's Buddies".
Permanant link to this information is coming soon on our website!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A great big thank you...

Today I want to take a minute to thank the actual designer of

When I came up with the idea of having a website, I knew I wanted it to look better than what I could create myself. So I put up a request for help on a website called I received a lot of responses and offers to help, some for seriously reduced rates and some for free.

Dana ( so graciously offered to donate her time and extreme talent to design the site for us and I honestly believe God had a hand in us working together. I could not have found a more perfect person for this project. She and I worked well together and she was so excited and happy and even grateful to be the one to help. I never expected someone to thank me for the opportunity to donate her time and talent!

Thank you Dana. Your kindness, patience, time and talent are much, much appreciated.

In addition, Dana is really helping to spread Bradley's story. She's a member of his Facebook group, has posted about this site in her own blog and is spreading the word to her friends.

I ask that all of you continue to do the same. Let's get people worldwide praying for Bradley!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Extra prayers needed today

Today is a big day for little Bradley. He has three different surgeries scheduled and we are hoping that the overall outcome will be that no permanent shunt will have to be placed. Please say some additional prayers for him today.

I also wanted to share with you a few photos Chris and Angie passed along to me of all the cards and letters hanging in Bradley's room!

I know Chris and Angie are so, so appreciative of all the love and support everyone is showing. Let's keep it up! We have re-ordered another set of bracelets, as the first set went so quickly! Thank you to all of you who have ordered and if you don't have a bracelet ordered yet, get one now :-)

There is a Chili Dinner benefit coming up that I will post more information on a bit later. It will be held on March 5th in Ankeny so mark your calenders and please attend if you can.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you for your continued prayers. The more people praying the better so please keep spreading Bradley's story.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Channel 13 News Video

We're moving right along with the website development! I wanted to share with everyone the link to the Channel 13 news story that ran about Bradley. Here is the link

Chris and Angie have a meeting with doctor's today and ask that we all pray that God will give them the guidance needed in their journey.

Please visit, sign up for a free account and search for BradleyAllen2. Chris and Angie are updating several times a day.

As always, thank you all for your prayers!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Donate on

We have added the links to donate $5 and receive a "Prayers for Bradley" bracelet (on the left side of the page) and we have also added a link to make a donation for any amount you choose (on the right side of the page).

Bracelets will begin being mailed out in the next couple of days so get yours now!!


Thanks for visiting our new website!

Bradley Allen, the adorable 2 year old in the photo to the left, is in a fight for his life. In the last two weeks Bradley has been diagnosed with a stage three Ependymoma brain tumor, undergone two brain surgeries and has started chemotherapy. Bradley's a fighter and we know he can win this battle, but we'll sure need all the prayers we can get!

You can watch a video of Bradley's Story here.

Please visit, sign up for a free account and search for BradleyAllen2 to stay up to date with Bradley's progress. His mom and dad, Chris and Angie Allen, are posting updates regularly there.

As we establish this site, we plan to have a link to make donations through PayPal, as well as a special donation link that will get you a "Prayers for Bradley" silicone bracelet to wear to show your support. We'll have permanent links to the site listed above, Bradley's Facebook support site, any news stories that are published, information on upcoming benefits and hopefully lots and lots of pictures!

Please bookmark the site and check back soon to see our new look and most importantly, please keep praying for Bradley and spreading his story. Thank you so much!

Write A Letter or Send a Card!

Write Bradley an Email! Send an E-Card to uplift him! Whatever it may be, he's sure to be happy to hear from you!
You can also mail a card to Bradley Allen c/o Blank Childrens Hospital 1200 Pleasant St. Des Moines, IA 50309

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Leave a Prayer or Message For Bradley

To leave a message or prayer please leave a comment on this post.