Friday, December 28, 2012

A note from Bradley's family


It has been rough day. It is with a heavy heart that I share the recent news.... the cancer has spread to Bradley's brain and is covering it entirely. The tumor on his spine has grown back and is pressing against his spinal cord.  Because of this, Bradley has lost the ability to use his right side along with his left. The doctor has given him two weeks to live at best....it's in God's hands now as there is no more the doctors can do for him. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and support you have shown us through this extremely tough time in our life. We know that many of you would probably like to come over and see him and say good bye. You are all welcome to if you would like. Bradley stopped being just our son a long time ago so feel free to message us via Facebook if you want to. I really don't know what else to say right now except that we love each and every one you....God bless you all.

Bradley, and his family, have fought an inspiring fight.  I'm heartbroken that this is the outcome.  Please keep them all in your prayers through these impossibly difficult next few weeks.  

Friday, December 7, 2012

 It has been a while since we have posted on here, and for that I apologize. Since we created his Face Book page it is a lot easier to update on there. We have been in Memphis, Tenn. since Thanks Giving. They are internalizing his shunt as I type this and we will hopefully be going home in the very near future. We have tried every avenue available to beat his cancer and we have not given up hope and prayer, but medically we have exhausted all of our options. We will stay the course as we always have, how ever we are focused on the holidays right now. Our immediate goal is to make this our  best Christmas ever with the whole family, and then take a small trip some where we can make some life lasting memories. Thanks to a lot of great people helping us out we have been able to focus on our family thru this tough time and not worry so much about finances and for that we eternally grateful. If you haven't already, and are able please follow us on FB as it is much easier to update every day. His page is"Bradleys story". I pray that you all will have a blessed and very Merry Christmas.
 Much Love,
 Dad

Monday, October 22, 2012

Request

In light of the heartbreaking news the Allen family received last week, I wanted to remind you all that the link to donate to Bradley’s Miracle Fund is still active and the bank is still taking donations. With the holiday season fast approaching, the additional expenses of an in-home nurse so Bradley can be at home with his parents and siblings, the additional medication to keep Bradley out of pain, and all the other expenses that have been piling up the last two years, I am sure money is tight. I think it would be an amazing thing if Chris and Angie were able to take as much time off work as posible in the next months to spend as much time with Bradley and the family as they can, but that can most likely only happen with some help from us. I know how much they appreciate all the love and support they have received over the last two years and your prayers are a treasured gift.

Thank you for caring so much about Bradley and the Allen family. They are truly wonderful people and I am blessed to call them my friends. The address and link for donations is on the right hand side of this page.  Please remember them during this upcoming time of giving.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Prayers needed

The Allen family received the worst possible news today.  Bradley's tumor has returned and grown to a massive size.  Bradley had not been feeling well the last few days and he went to the hospital for an MRI a couple of days ago.  Today they did a full brain and spine scan and received this devastating news.  At this time, there is nothing more that can be done.  The doctor's believe that with the help of steriods and pain medication that they will be able to keep Bradley in as little pain as possible, however, they do not expect him to make it more than two months.

Please keep the entire Allen family in your thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks and months. May God grant them the amazing amount of courage and strength they will be needing.  Your prayers will help lift them up.  Thank you for your continued support...I know the Allen family appreciates it more than words can say.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bradley's on FB

Hello everyone! Just though I would give a quick update on Bradley. He has been doing amazing! He's continuing to accell in his therapys. He's been doing so well in fact they believe it may be time to consider preschool. He loves playing on the trampoline with all his bouncy balls (he insists that we buy him a new every day...good thing they're cheap lol). He still loves watching his Mario Brothers show and playing Mario on the Wii. He has recently took over my bed as he thinks it's his now to share with his mommy. Oh well the couch isn't too bad I guess. Bradley has his next mri at the end of the month back at St. Judes. We are still giving him the herbal remedy..It's been almost 4 months now and he has made huge gains while taking it. My long time friend, Bryan put togather a fundraiser through some of his friends and helped raise enough money to get us through the summer. Our days are very rich with Thankfulness and gratitude for all we have recieved for our precious little angel. We have recently added a facebook page for Bradley to make it easier to keep all of you engaged in Bradley's daily achievements and successes. So please visit his page, Bradley's story and like it and share with everyone you know. As always we love, thank, and appreciate all your thoughts and prayers

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

LIFE IS GREAT!!

Bradley's last MRI revealed that he has no more tumors! His last surgery Had left a small amount of tumor wedged in between is vertabrets. Today marks 2 months since he started his newest treatment...an herbal suppliment. We noticed an immediate improvement in his general behavior. Since his previous surgery and radiation he had become very lathargic and non ambitious. Once we started giving him supplement he became ambitious, more energetic and much more alert. When he went to his last MRI the Dr.'s said he was like a new kid. We do have to watch for the potential of Necrosis(look it up for more info). Thanks to some great friends and the continued support of all you we are able to pay for this product. It is not covered by insurance and is quite costly, but that will not prevent us from getting it for him. My wife and I can not thank you all enough for helping us with finances and most importantly praying for Bradley. He has been fighting this battle for almost 2 1/2 years and continues to come out on top. There's another fundraising event on June 2nd at the House of Bricks @ 9pm. There will be live music and a silent auction for artwork donated by some very talented artist right here in Des Moines. For all you that would like to follow Bradley's daily improvements please clink on the Carepages tab and create a free user account and search for the name Bradleyallen2. God is Great!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

new hope

My name Is Bryan and I'm a long time friend of Bradleys father. My family has had some of our own life threating battles over the past several years. We were introduced to a product that allows, and helps the body to heal itself. After many of conversations and lots of reserching,Chris and Angie have decided that they are ready to take a new step. As a parent, you cannot leave any stone unturned when it comes to saveing your childs life. That is why we are once again asking for your help. Thank you and God bless.

Bradley Allen has had a long and grueling battle with a rare form of brain cancer. Because the medical community has exhausted every avenue of treatment for his disease, we decided to research other alternatives and foung a high quality, patented natural product which has proven effective for boosting the immune system and helping the body heal itself. Numerous people with similar life threatening illnesses have had overwhelming results with this product.Because of the high cost Bradley and his family are asking for your donations so he will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.

Please see the link and information on the right hand side of this page to donate to Bradley's Miracle Fund.