Here are a few of the pictures from before and during Hannah's Journey.
She is truly missed.
Even though it has been over 5 years...it still seams like yesterday that she was in my arms.
I miss my baby girl and it's hard to believe that she would be a 6 year old .
To those of you who still visit Hannah's caring-bridge, I
thought I would up date one last time. I "think" this will be my last
If you want to keep up with us and Hannah's HOPE you can
stay up to date by viewing our website and blog as well as joining our
cause (Hannah's HOPE) on Facebook!
as if I am only doing up dates every 6 months. December 2nd, is
Hannah's Heavenly Birthday and June 15 is Hannah's earthly birthday. She
would now be 3 years old. That is pretty crazy to think about.
whole family misses Hannah so very much. Not a day goes by that she is
not thought about. That little girl of ours had a HUGE impact on so many
people and still does to this day.
Hannah's HOPE Foundation is
growing and growing, it is uterly amazing to see the growth that has
happen with her foundation in just a year and a half. We have been
blessed and able to assit many families in need. It is astonishing too
see what Hannah's HOPE is becoming!
Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."
hearts are still heavy with sadness because are baby girl is not with
us, but we do our best to not be selfish but to have joy in knowing that
she is in a much better place. We still have that peace that comforts
our heart and gets us through every day. We hope to see Hannah again and
live with her for eternity.
"May the God of hope fill you with
joy and peace as your trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13
We LOVE you Hannah Banna and can't wait until we are together again up in the clouds!
we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
year ago today, Hannah received her angel wings. It is hard for me to
believe that a year has now gone by with out Hannah. It just seems like
yesterday we were all home together being our happy family doing things
that normal families do. Then the indescribable happens, it is amazing
how in an instant things can get turned upside down and how your lives
journey can take another path. Cancer is awful and what it does to these
children is terrible.
are now copping and learning how to be a family without Hannah here on
this earth. We incorporate her in everyway possible and Jackson talks
about her all the time. We are figuring out our new “normal” life and
walking down our new path with Jesus lighting the way.
are doing are fair share of grieving. We are NOT letting grief define
who we are but we are simply letting God define who we are. We are
together putting one foot in front of the other and being thankful for
all the things we had, all the things we are, and for all the things
that are yet to come.
"Rise and go; your faith has made you well."
miss Hannah like crazy! I still look back into the rear-view mirror
when driving, thinking that she should be there in her car seat. But
with God’s grace he has given us the strength to make it through each
day and we glorify him every step of the way. Whether, it is through our
daily life or through Hannah’s HOPE Foundation we have felt God
comforting us, giving us strength, and putting the right people in our
path when we need them at that very moment in time.
not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust
destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for
yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and
where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.”
We are following God’s plan for us.
weekends ago we were invited to attend the Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Memorial Service for the Oncology patients/families. It was a very
emotional day, but the service was beautiful. There was a slide show of
all the children, we lit a candle in memory of Hannah, a lovely couple
told us about their story of loosing their daughter, and an amazing
choir sang Where Joy and Sorrow Meet. The words of that song are touching. The verse stood out to Jon and I.
There is a place where hope remains
In crowns of thorns and crimson stains
And tears that fall on Jesus’ feet
Where joy and sorrow meet
to think, all our tears that we have shed and will shed are falling on
Jesus’ feet. He is our savior, without him, we would be lost. Through
him our Faith has withstand the grief of loosing Hannah, he has given us
HOPE and in that we are reassured that we will soon see Hannah again!
How we long for that day to come, Jackson even tells us he is ready to
go to Heaven to see Hannah. Our treasures are in heaven not on this
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about the things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1
We again want to thank everyone for thinking about us, those we know
and those we have yet to meet, Thank YOU! This past 16 months have been a
whirlwind and with your love and prayers we have truly felt your
support. Thank you for keep us in your prayers. Also, please keep
Hannah’s HOPE Foundation in your prays as we continue to grow.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month and
Hannah's HOPE as been showing our support and spreading the word that
kids get cancer too!
We have been so blessed this month by so
many people. Each of our events have been a success and each event has
been better than I could have ever imagined!
We have been at
Jump!Zone for the kids to play, we had a golf tournament, a Gala, a 5K
run/walk and hot wing eating contest, and we finished the month off with
a kids carnival! Each and every event was amazing. The support from
each and every individual who has contributed has been astounding.
name Hannah's HOPE is getting around, people are hearing about us and
that is great! We have been on the radio advertising our events,
advertisments in the newspapers, and even Hannah's Story was in a local
September has been a success!
I am so
proud of how Hannah's HOPE is developing. The need is there to help
other families that have kids with cancer. We have already helped over
10 families since March; enabling these families to be with their
children while battling this disease. We are receiving 2-3 new
applications a month. The need is there and these families need our
"Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it is in your power to act." Proverbs 3:27
miss Hannah like crazy, it seems like it was just yesterday that she
was our healthy, happy baby girl. I can't believe that this time last
year we were at Arkansas Children's Hospital watching Hannah receive her
chemotherapy and radiation treatments, having surgery after surgery
fighting for her life. Such a brave girl she was.
I think about
all the kids who get newly diagnosed each day and all the kids that we
have had the pleasure to meet who are fighting for their lives. I pray
each and every day for all the kids I know and the ones I don't know who
have been stricken with this terrible disease! We are doing everything
within our power to make a difference and to help these kids and their
I ask you...... Are you doing your part?
all September has been an amazing super busy month and we have been
blessed. We have seen God's amazing hands in each and every event we
have done this month and we are excited to start planning for our future
events and our 2nd Annual events next year! "The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." Psalm 126:3
Below is the link to the slide show of Hannah's Journey we played at the Gala!
***I also updated the blog with pictures form our September events...so go to the website and view the blog!
This day is the day that we were told that Hannah had cancer. A year ago today our lives took a new path and this day will never be forgotten.
can't believe a year has gone by since Hannah's journey started. At 13
1/2 months old she was so brave and strong, she fought as hard as she
could for four months. I think about how long those four months seemed
while we lived in the hospital and all the up and downs we in countered
along the way. How we were always as positive as we could be and highly
optimistic; even though kids diagnosed with AT/RT have a mere 10%
survival rate. We give all of the praise to God for making those 4
months bareable and giving us the strength and guiding us to make the
right decisions for Hannah.
Hannah touched many people in her
short life. I have heard stories how she has impacted peoples lives who
never had a chance to meet her. I think about the impact she has had on
my life. I treasure ever second of every day that she was on this earth
and I am so anxious to see her again in Heaven.
"He will wipe
every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or
crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation
This path we have been on is not an easy one. It is
something that I wish know one had to go through. It just breaks my
heart thinking of all the kids, 12,400 U.S. Children, this year that
will be diagnosed with cancer. They each will encounter many
chemotherapy treatments, radiation, sickness, scans, tests, pokes,
tears, life style changes, and their families will have to adjust to a
new way of life. And out of that 12,400 children, statics says that
2,500 children will die from cancer. There are many more families going
through a similar situation as we have then you would think. Please keep
them in your thoughts a prayers.
"The righteous cry out, and the
LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is
close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
We appreciate each and every one of you that has
followed us during Hannah's journey, all the many prayers, and the
encouraging words. We ask that you continue to pray for our family and
the wonderful ministry that we have been called to do with Hannah's HOPE
Foundation. We are helping families who are going down a similar path
as we did with Hannah. September is Pediatric Cancer Awarness Month
and we are hosting many events to helps spread that word that kids get
cancer too and to raise money to help support Arkansas families that
have children with cancer.
Blessings to you ALL! Keep the Faith! -Tiffany, Jon, & Jackson
Six months ago today, Hannah went to Heaven. It
sometimes feels like yesterday and then other times it feels has if it
has been years since I have held my baby girl.
I felt like I
should up date the caringbridge today and let everyone know how things
are going with us. All in all I think we are doing good. I am staying
super busy with Hannah's HOPE Foundation and trying to keep up with
Jackson. Jon is back to work and then when he gets some free time he is
enjoying his motorcycle. Jackson is Great! He keeps us going and he is
always putting a smile on our faces. He is in t-ball right now and
enjoying every minute of it, escpecially when he is in the out field
when he can roll around in the grass.
It is amazing to me at all
the lives that Hannah has touched. Hannah is still touching the lives
of people today. It has only been 6 months and Hannah's HOPE is already a
501(c)3 non-profit foundation and we have helped 3 families. We were
informed last week that we now have a corporate sponser. We will have an
event this August and then our goal is to do something every week in
September. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month and we want to
spread the word. Kids get cancer too and they need our help!
would be celebrating her 2nd birthday on the 15th of this month. We
plan to take balloons to the graveside like we did at her funeral. I
think Jackson will be happy with celebrating Hannah's special day this
way, we may do cupcakes too.
We just want to thank everyone for
their continued love, support, and prayers. This road we are traviling
is not an easy one but by the Grace of God we are Comforted.
us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may
receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews