Photo courtesy Nate Dunford Photography

February 25, 1974~July 3, 2010

Amy is a 36 year old mother of 6.

On April 15th, 2010, she was diagnosed with a rare and terminal cancer: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.

Surrounded by her family and friends, she is determined to face her future with faith, hope, courage and love.

Surrounded by her family, and with Gary by her side, Amy passed away in the early morning hours of July 3rd, 2010. Just a short 2 1/2 months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

When You Wish Upon A Star

When you wish upon a star...

Makes no difference who you are...

Anything your heart desires will come to you!

If your heart is in your dream...

No request is too extreme...

When you wish upon a star, as dreamers do!

Like a bolt out of the blue...

Fate steps in and sees you through...

When you wish upon a star...

Your dreams come true...

When you wish upon a star, as dreamers do!

Special thanks to A Life's Wish and
Disneyland for truly making dreams come true.
To family and friends for making the trip a reality.
To Mel and Leslie for their help before and on the trip.


  1. I'm so glad that you were able to spend such fun, quality time with your family. I love the smiles on everyone's face!

  2. Amy, I am so glad you guys got to go on this trip!! You are an amazing woman!! Look at the everlasting memories you have made, you and your family are such an inspiration to me and many people. Love Ya Pam

  3. I love how happy you all look! I think about you all the time, even though I don't know you. Partially because my name is Amy as well and I also have 6 children so I imagine myself in your position quite a lot. But also because I admire the strength and courage of your whole family and I hope and pray that you all will be ok. I'm sending love and prayers your way. I love you!

  4. Amy~ I love all your pictures from Disney Land!Seeing you and your family in the sun with smiles on your faces makes me smile too. I think about you often and pray you will will be able to do the things your heart desires!!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings with all of us,it has really made me think about what is important in life and to be thankful for the smallest of blessings!Thankyou for being a friend... Love ya, Sherron

  5. Dear Amy and Family!

    Heather Jackson is a good friend of our family. We learned about your blog through her. I loved looking at your Disney trip photos! What a beautiful family you have, and it looks like you had a great vacation! I am so glad you got to go create memories as a family!
    Our family knows to a small degree what your family is experiencing. My husband was diagnosed with brain cancer 2 days after you received your diagnosis. His cancer is at an advanced stage also. It is a challenging road to say the least. You are definitely in our hearts and prayers at this time.
    The Hughes Family


Thanks for commenting! Amy is truly uplifted by all the words of love and encouragement you share.