Friday, June 13, 2008

(Bump) Haley Palmer

Haley passed away just a little while ago. Please, take the time to visit her site and leave an encouraging message for her family. CF is a horrible disease, but we can make a difference together.

I've been watching Haley Palmer's Story, and, though many of you are already aware of her, I thought I'd mention her for those who aren't.

Haley is 12, with CF and in desperate need of a transplant, but first, she is in critical condition because of other issues. Her family remains hopeful, praying for the same kind of miracle that Tricia and Gwyneth received.

A few of our family who have also been following Haley's blog have noted how much Haley reminds them of Tricia at that age, and I have to agree (from what I've been told of Tricia at that age).

I know that Haley's family would appreciate your thoughts and prayers right now.

Thanks!

Nate

35 comments:

Lauri said...

Thanks to you (and your dad) for sharing Haley's story. I saw it on your dad's blog yesterday and immediately started praying for her. Prayers coming your way too! as always....

Paul and Christy said...

I can't imagine. Prayers from here for Haley.

Rebecca said...

I just took a quick look. Oh my heavens! I'll be praying.

Destini said...

I've been checking in and praying for Haley. Also praying for you and Tricia & Gwenyth of course! Praying still that satan be bound from you and that you will stay encouraged.

Kate's Mom said...

I was up until 1:00 this AM reading her story. Praying for a miracle.

Melanie said...

Nate,

Thanks so much to you and your dad for posting the link to Haley's site and the request for prayer. You and Tricia have so many prayer warriors who read your blog. It's great to know that they are now praying for precious Haley and her family.

When I started following your site months ago (before Gwyneth was born), I was struck by how much Tricia reminded me of Haley. They have that same, unbelievable fighting spirit and determination to beat the odds. I forwarded the link to your blog to Jenn (Haley's mom), and, as I mentioned to you previously, Haley and Jenn have been following your story since then, and Tricia has been such an inspiration to them. I hope you and Tricia can meet Haley some day. I'm sure you would see the resemblance...and I know you would both fall in love with her.

I love seeing all the comments from your blog readers. I know when Haley comes out of this and is able to read her guestbook entries herself, she'll be excited to see them, too.

I am praying that Tricia's surgery goes smoothly today and that she gets good results from biopsy.

Thanks again...

Faith Filled to the brim! said...
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Faith Filled to the brim! said...

I live in Haley's hometown and actually got to your blog thru her site 5 months ago and have been following both daily. Many prayers have been lifted for both of you. I have much more awareness of what CF is than I have ever known. It's a terrible disease, but I feel blessed to read the stories of what Tricia and Haley have accomplished (and continue to do so!) in helping raise money and awareness for a cure. Thank you to these brave girls and the many more CF'ers that are out there doing the same. I can only hope that my kids can have such faith and a heart for God that Haley does at her age (and Tricia too!) Thank you for the ministry of your blog :o)

jamie said...

Saw a post on your Dad's site about her . Been checking in and praying for her too. Bless her heart.
Jamie in Texas

jamie said...

Saw a post on your Dad's site about her . Been checking in and praying for her too. Bless her heart.
Jamie in Texas

JoythruHisGrace said...

Thank you for sharing so we can pray.

veronica said...

joining in on the prayers!

Mylynda said...

Just wanted to say thank you for posting this. The Palmer's are apart of our church family. Actually they are how I found your blog. Its amazing how God works and how prayer spreads throughtout. There is nothing better than your brother and sisters in Christ for support and encouragement.

Catherine said...

Haley has now gone home to be with Jesus.

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

Oh my. I just went over to check out the blog to find an update that Haley has passed away. I am sorry.

JoythruHisGrace said...

Praying for Haley's family and friends as they mourn the loss of their little angel.

~Mommy 2 Four~ said...

I am so sorry to hear this. How awful. I was just reading her caringbridge site earlier today. I can not imagine their greif. I will be praying for them.

Niki Nickel said...

May Haley rest in peace in His arms and hopefully her family finds strength in each other and the Lord.

JonesFam4 said...

Thank you for the update. Praying for God's comfort. Cannot imagine...

Rebecca said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I'll head over and leave a note.

Todd + Amanda said...

What a broken world we live in, but what beautiful Redeemer and God of restoration we have. As I weep now and pray for Haley's family, I am so grateful that Haley is in His arms now and has entered into her complete healing, rest and joy. My prayers continue for her family and yours.

Pam said...

Oh no :( :( After you originally posted this, I spent 2 hours reading the site this afternoon. I didn't read the update :(. So sorry to hear this - she seemed like such a special girl.

Jane-Jane said...

oh Nate...I will be praying for the family and friends of Haley.

Candy said...

I am so sorry for their loss. I have the family in my prayers and know that Haley is with Our Savior right now.

jamie said...

So sad to lose one so young..My heart hurts for the family.

sandra said...

I am so sad.

walkingbyfaith said...

I just read this on her site a couple hours ago. :(

Praying for this sweet family.

Princess Talana said...

I hate it, hate it, hate it when this disease takes kids so young. It hurts with the same amount of pain every time. We need a cure so bad, and even though it's hard to not lose faith, I pray for the cure even harder tonight.

Heidi said...

Oh this breaks my heart. It's so sad that she is one of so many stories just like hers. There is another girl who has CF and has now been diagnosed with Leukemia. Her prognosis isn't good. It's very rare to have CF and Leukemia. Her website on caringbridge is here

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kathymarder

Please pray for her.

Amy Lynn said...

My heart is breaking for this family. We will be praying for them.

joyfulmom said...

Praying for Haley's family with tears, and praying for you with much hope for a wonderful future as the Lawrenson Three. :) You all are amazing!

Hugs from El Paso,
Karla and family

Blake said...

It's amazing what one little girl can do. You should see the town where she lived, "Owasso's Little Angel" is everywhere, in lights, shoe polished on store front doors, ribbons, it's quite a sight. I saw your link on her site, came to say hi. Your story is amazing, best wishes to you.
God Bless.

Teresa said...

OMG, Nate.... I left comment earlier today that today was the 35th anniversary of my brothers death from CF..... Now, This little girl ... Haley Palmer..... lossing her battle will forever be on my mind as the date will always be with me (2 angels on the same date... 35 years apart)..... I'm hoping that Haley meets up with my little brother and he shows her around up in heaven..... I'm so in tears as I type..... That poor family.... Again You and your girls are on my mind and I'm praying for a great outcome to Trish's test..... T

Busy Momma said...

I feel like the air was knocked out of me. Just this morning I was reading your post about checking out Haley's story and I hadn't had a chance to check out her site...then I come back and she is gone. Much love going to her family

JenBcookin said...

Nate, Thank you so much to you and your dad for posting about Haley. Our heart is so broken tonight that this battle is over for her, yet rejoicing that she is no longer suffering at the hands of this dreaded disease. We are still praying for Tricia and your family as well. It's so good to have seen such amazing miracles. Haley had always been the "comeback kid" but this time, God was ready to promote her to a new team. She earned it. I know her family appreciates the prayers and you sharing your readership as they shared your story on theirs. God got another angel but the fight goes on here and I know "Haley's Heroes" (her Great Strides team) will continue to walk on in her honor and in hopes of finding a cure to keep other families from this same sorrow. We're just so thankful Haley new Jesus and that her life touched so many just as yours and Tricia's. What an awesome God we serve that he would allow the rest of us to have a glimpse into lives such as these and be humbled and become more grateful for each breath we take. God bless you all!