Hayden is home and resting after a grueling three weeks of chemo… she is feeling more nauseous and has puked more this time around… so prayers for that would be lovely.. “Jessica”
If Hayden is strong enough this next week she will be doing the following.
29th: Hayden will be going back stage to meet one of her favorite bands for King and Country at the state.
September 1: Hayden and the family will be heading to meet the Beavers football team and spend time with the players. On the 2nd Hayden will be coming out on the football field during the game and be introduced to the crowd.
3rd: we are having a surprise party at the Kroc in Salem. Hosted by ‘Seeds of hope’.
Will you join us in prayer for Hayden. She will need her strength. We are excited to show Hayden how much people love her and are praying for her during this difficult time in her life. Again, thank you for all your prayers and encouraging words.
As these events wrap up, Hayden will be preparing for the surgery on her leg and knee. Please pray she will be recovered enough to join us for the Hayden’s Benefit Auction on September 29th.
Thank you from the Shenk and Pratt family.
Hayden is almost ready to come home from her third round of Chemo. When grandpa and I visited Hayden she was in high spirits, extremely tired, and a bit hungry. She however, mustard up enough energy to show us the Lego set she put together that her social worker gave her. She has always loved legos; this was music to our ears. Hayden also wanted to show grandpa and I how to make slime. Not only was she excited because it turned out we seen a hugh smile on her face that we haven’t seen in a long time. As Hayden’s 10th birthday approaches I can’t help but reminisce the joy and love our little girl has brought to the family. I’m greatful for the love and support each of you have shown to Hayden and her family. Please continue to pray for her as she heads home to rest. She will be heading back for chemo round four on the 22nd.
Hayden’s second round of Chemo at Dornbeckers Hospital. We visited our Granddaughter Hayden, and her Mom, Jessica. Hayden is losing her hair from the Chemo, but she is so Beautiful she shines brighter than any Disneyland princess ever has, could or will. In other words, I have never seen a more beautiful young lady!! Hayden was pretty tired while we were there, so I borrowed the picture of her smiling from Jesssica, taken acouple of days ago. We also gave her the necklace my Aunt Ruthanne got her. Also, Hayden’s great grandma from California came to visit. Hayden is home now with her family and doing well. Her siblings missed her very much.
Here’s our Granddaughter Hayden, fighting her Osteosarcoma bone cancer with a smile. A Beautiful Princess for sure, but dont be fooled, she’s as tough as a Pirate, a Dayton Pirate like her Mom, Jessica and Grandpa are – Except, Hayden’s sooo much tougher!
These pictures Jessica posted yesterday just warmed my heart. Hayden’s white cells were down to zero, so she had a blood transfusion today to get the white cell count up. They have to be up before the next chemo treatment. – Keep this Princess and her family in your prayers. And Thank you very sincerely to all of you who have been praying for her. The Lord has been showing himself throughout this whole ordeal, and still is. For THAT, I am so thankful!!
They had to take Hayden to the Salem hospital… she’s at about a zero white blood count… 🙁 and a fever of 101.4
Prayers for no bacteria 🕆 ambulance will take her to Doernbecher shortly 🚑
JULY 15, 2017
Hayden has started her first round of Chemo last night around 11:30. She did well through the night. This afternoon she started feeling sick. Of course, we all know chemo destroys the body and the side effects are going to be awful. Please continue to pray for her and the family as they begin this 7 month journey.
Hayden is a smart, vivacious and witty 9 year old daughter of Chris and Jessica Shenk. She just ended her 4th grade year at Terrebonne Community school this year in Terrebonne, Oregon. She has 1 sister and two brothers. Hayden has always been very physically active participating in karate, softball, swimming and basketball. She just received her green belt in karate. One day Hayden was playing in a tree and twisted her knee. Her knee seemed to be okay for the most part but never healed. Hayden’s Knee gradually hurt more and swelled up. On June 27th, Hayden was taken to the doctor to see if her knee had a pulled tendon or some other type of injury. Little did we know that x-ray would change her life. At the appointment the physician identified a tumor on the upper knee. On July 5, She went into the hospital for an MRI to confirm that it was a tumor. On July 7th, a biopsy was done, they diagnosed her with Osteosarcoma bone cancer! Over the next several weeks Hayden will be undergoing Chemotherapy. Her parents have to make a tough decision to replace the knee or amputate her leg either way Hayden has a tough journey ahead of her. We hope to raising funds to help Hayden and her family pay out of pocket expenses including medications, surgery, prosthetics, loss of work and other unforeseen out of pocket expenses to help the family during this tough time. It’s our hope that by raising funds the family can focus on kicking cancers butt! Hayden starts her chemotherapy treatments in the next week. Your prayers and donations would be greatly appreciated. The time is here, the battle is now. You can help. On behalf of Hayden’s friends and family, THANK YOU for your time and consideration. Please Help spread the word! Hayden’s Grandma Pratt