April 14, 2010 - Remembering you today and forever, Halle B

Gone But Not Forgotten......We Love You!



From Her Family







"Together Again"



Song By Janet Jackson







There are times



When I look above and beyond



There are times when I feel your love



around me baby



Ill never forget my baby



(I'll never forget you)







When I feel that I don't belong



Draw my strength



From the words when you said



Hey it's about you



Look deeper inside you







Dream about us together again



What I want is together again



I know we'll be together again cuz







Everywhere I go



Every smile I see



I know you are there



Smilin back at me



Dancin in moonlight



I know you are free



Cuz I can see you star



Shining down on me







Good Times we'll share again



Ooh it makes me wanna dance



Say it loud and proud







Always been a true angel to me



now above



I cant wait for you to wrap your wings around me



Wrap them around me baby







Sometimes hear you whispering



No more pain



No worries will you ever see now



I'm so happy for my baby







What I'd give just to hold you close



As on earth



In heaven we will be together baby



Together again my baby







Song By Janet Jackson







HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALLE - JULY 6th 2009

Dear Halle, Happy Sweet 16! Thinking of you today and always. We love you so much.

AP Black Mamba - In Dedication to Halle: "We Won't Be Quiet"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Halle's Happenings

On Wednesday, January 7, 2009, Halle was diagnosed with a Brain Stem Tumor. The diagnosis came after about a week of experiencing headaches, blurred vision, numbness and feelings of dizziness when walking. Up until now, Halle's health history had been excellent, which is why her symptoms, even in such a short time, were of concern.She was admitted to the Dell's children's Hospital, under the care of Dr's. Timothy George and Michael Lee and Ginger Herrod. She is scheduled for a biopsy on Tuesday, January 13th, at which time, a course of treatment will be provided. We expect that the treatment will consist of radiation and chemotherapy, however the amounts and length of time has yet to be determined. We are hopeful that the information obtained from the biopsy will provide enough information for a more definitive course of action and recovery.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 13th
Today at noon, Halle is scheduled to undergo a biopsy procedure that will enable the doctors to gather tissue samples of the tumor. The method by which they do this will probably take about an hour and Halle's recovery time from this procedure is estimated at 24 to 48 hours. If the doctors are unable to obtain an adequate tissue sample using the first method, then a more intensive and invasive procedure must be used and Halle's recovery time would be longer.

Please keep Halle in your thoughts and prayers. We are so appreciative of all the support and good wishes from everyone. We are working hard to keep her 'blog' up to date and will keep you posted on Halle's progress, when she is feeling better and up for visitors. Thanks again.

TUESDAY UPDATE 4PM
The biopsy confirmed a malignant, aggressive tumor. Halle will be spending the night in ICU tonight and will be able to move back to her room tomorrow. The Doctors and treatment team will be meeting with the family tomorrow to determine Halle's course of treatment.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14th
Guess who was up at 6am walking around the ICU floor looking for something to eat for Halle??? Go Halle! She's eating well and we're just awaiting the A-O-K to move back to her regular roo
m.

WEDNESDAY 4pm UPDATE:
Halle moved back to her regular room, rm 401, from ICU this afternoon. She continues to eat well and is working daily with a physical therapist. We also met with Dr. Herrod, an Oncologist and discussed a treatment plan which will begin with Radiation about 5 days a week for 6 weeks.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15th
This morning at 8, Halle will go in for a minor procedure to implant a stent so that she can receive her treatment more effectively. Then at 2 o'clock, she will have an appointment at the Radiology clinic where she will be receiving treatment for an exam and to meet with the doctor. This appointment is at an office out of the hospital so we are all excited that she will get to leave the hospital for a little bit. It is going to be a long day for Halle so please send her some special wishes and lots of strength for her day. There is a possibility that she will be able to go home today or tomorrow, we will keep you posted on her progress.

THURSDAY UPDATE:
The procedure went well and Halle was discharged around 1 this afternoon! Here is a photo of all her balloons and teddy bears heading out the door.

Halle is off to her first appointment with the Radiologist today for preparations for radiation therapy starting on Monday.

All in all, it proved to be a long day, Halle made it home around 4:30. She is in good spirits, still eating like a champ and is thrilled to be back in her home environment. The family enjoyed a quiet evening at home as they got settled in and made preparations for the next steps. The radiology appoinment went well and Halle will start treatment on Monday. The prescribed course of treatment will be radiation 5 days a week for the next 6 weeks.

HALLE'S FIRST NIGHT AT HOME
Halle had a great first night at home! She continues to work on getting her strength back to her legs so that she can move around by herself. She was up bright and early doing some physical therapy with her dad this morning - she was given some therapy puddy, bands and exercises to do at home until her PT is set up. Halle expects to start outpatient PT in about a week and of course her mom has enough equipment to keep her busy until PT is set up!

She is looking forward to family and friends stopping by today....as we believe having positive energy and the love of family and friends around will keep Halle's spirits up..... Halle has shown incredibly amazing strength...Can you imagine in a little over one weeks time going from playing club volleyball, Wii karaoke and games with family during the Christmas break to learning that you have a stage IV Brain Tumor named: Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) and Anaplastic Astrocytoma (AA)? Having two surgeries in three days and...and not yet knowing if you have swelling from the biopsy or if the tumor is growing, and wondering when you will regain your strength in your arms and legs.

Halle is amazing!!! So please let her know when you see or post comments to her!
Thanks again everyone for all of the prayers and support. Keep them coming!!! If you have poems or bible versus or motivational inspirations to share, please do.....the family views the comments several times daily.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17
You should have seen Halle's face light up when she saw her Granny yesterday who came in from Houston for a visit. Granny and Halle have a very special bond. Over Christmas, Halle couldn't wait for the family (who was going down to Houston on Christmas Eve - Wednesday), she had to go down early. She had her dad drive her halfway to Brenham, where she met her Granny and Auntie Nette. Two days made all the difference in the world to Halle when it came to visiting her Houston family, especially her Granny!

Halle received a card from her Granny today that was special made by her Uncle Phil in Houston. He took this picture over Christmas. Halle is standing in front of her Great Grandmother's house. Her smile is lighting up the sky as she is looking up. The inside reads: "Continue to Look Up Sweetheart, it is Going to Get Better Because God Loves You So Much" and "I Hope You Feel Much Better Soon"


McCallum Coaches Farley and Brodbeck came for a visit earlier today too!

Halle's appetite continues to thrive and she is trying to stay upbeat. Today, Halle is having more challenges with her mobility - She is experiencing more numbness on her left side than in past few days and she is requiring more help getting around the house.

SATURDAY UPDATE:
This evening around 7pm, after learning about the challenges that Halle was experiencing at home with her mobility and left sided weakness, Halle’s doctor recommended that she come to the hospital for some additional tests. They were concerned that there might be some swelling or bleeding around the biopsy site She had a CAT scan and some x-rays. The GOOD NEWS is that there is no swelling or bleeding (Thank God). However, her Sodium levels were low and there were some digestive issues, which were possible side effects of the medication.

As a precaution, Halle was readmitted to Dell Children’s Hospital, room 415 where the doctors will monitor her sodium levels as well as monitor the numbness and weakness she is having on her left side so that they can readily respond. It is likely that Halle will remain here at the hospital until Monday when she will have her first radiology appointment.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18th
Halle got a surprise visit from her Auntie Nette and cousins Darilyn and DJ last night. They drove in from Houston last night and surprised Halle in her room at around midnight last night.

Halle rested well last night and this morning. Lab tests from last night showed an increase in her Glucose levels so she is being monitored for that as well as her sodium levels. Halle is meeting with the Physical Therapist and is doing exercises today to work on gaining strength and to learn exercises to do on her own when she gets home.

SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Halle's Volleyball Club friends came for a visit, they played "Trouble," looks like Halle was winning win I took the pictures!


MONDAY, JANUARY 19th
Today was a good day for Halle. She had her first radiation treatment and it went very well with no problems. Halle was able to get a 'day pass' for today, so after her treatment she went home for a home cooked lunch and to visit with her aunt and cousins that traveled to visit her. At the hospital, Halle's blood levels and sugars are being monitored. She is still eating well! Tomorrow is day two of treatment and she may get to go back home on Wednesday - we'll keep you posted.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20th
The Brent family extends their gratitude for your thoughts, prayers, cards, emails, balloons,and generosity of your time. Providing lunch and/or dinner allows the family more time to spend with Halle. If you would like to help with a lunch and/or dinner meal, please contact the family via email at ms.brent@sbcglobal.net.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21
Tuesday was another good (and busy) day for Halle. She had her 2nd radiation treatment with no problems and then went home afterwards for a few hours to relax and eat lunch with the family. Back at the hospital, she visited with some friends, and Shanelle spent most of the evening with her. Halle also enjoyed a professional massage from family friend Michelle who came by in the evening. After her radiation appointment, Halle will be discharged from the hospital. She is very happy to be returning home.

Special thanks to everyone who signed up on the Care Calendar - your help with providing meals for the family is appreciated more than you will ever know! (See above posting for Care Calendar details if you'd like to help the Brents with meals.)

The transportation costs for Halle's treatments and out-of-pocket expenses have become significant. If you like, contributions with gas cards or cash cards to be used for transportation and associated costs for Halle's treatments and appointments will be accepted and appreciated. You may forward the contributions to Darlene Yanez at 5904 Cary Drive, Austin, TX 78757 and she will pass your contributions along to the family upon receipt. Be sure to include your name or organization you represent.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22
Halle sure was glad to be back home last night. She was in good spirits and had visitors from her Lady Knights friends as well as her Aunt and cousins. They laughed and ate hamburgers and watched American Idol -- it was a good visit.

Here are some pics of Halle and her good buddies - this is the crew that came over for a visit last night:


Yesterday, Halle's doctors made the decision to add Chemotherapy to her course of treatment. Halle will not have to go to the hospital for treatments, the chemotherapy is in the form of a medication that she can take at home. Her first treatment will be today. ** Please keep in mind that since this new treatment can possibly lower Halle's immune system and put her at an added risk to catch a cold, we ask that all visitors please be in good health. (We are not discouraging visitors, just make sure you are not sick or contagious!)

During this last stay at the hospital, Halle worked closely with an endocrinologist to monitor and regulate her glucose and sodium levels. The family spent time with the hospital staff learning the balance between the carbohydrates that Halle will eat and the insulin she will need to keep her blood glucose levels healthy after eating. They also learned how to check her glucose levels and give her insulin shots. For now, Halle will need to monitor her carbohydrate intake and will receive insulin shots to keep her glucose levels adequate.

Halle is a strong, remarkable young woman! Thank you for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers and thank you for all your support and well wishes.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23RD
Today concluded a full week of radiation and the first day of chemotherapy...and a great day it was! Halle continues to be in good spirits and is working hard to regain strength in her legs. Her Radiologist gave her a pep talk and shared stories of other clients that were athletes with similar tumors that had gone thru similar experiences but were doing well.....he stressed that she must push and push herself to really work hard everyday no matter how frustrated she gets and never never give up. He told her (in a very loving way) that basically she will need to rewire/retrain her brain to do the things that she once did so easily......but stressed that just as she's done it all before, she can do it again!!! As hard as that seems, he was very motivational and inspiring....and he said to her from day one,"I will not let up, and will push and push until we get your best. " It sounded just like all the coaching that she's used to!!! Today, one of our volleyball family members posted some footage in the comments from a previous volleyball season which is even more motivational!! Check out the link: http://www.vimeo.com/2926373

God definitely has his hands in the midst of all of this...what timing!

Thank you all for reading about Halle's progress everyday and sharing so much wonderful inspiration!

Saturday, January 24th
Halle was surrounded with family, friends and great food today! She had more visitors from Houston and of course her volleyball family continues to surround her with love and their daily presence. A true demonstration of bonded sisterhood.



She is doing really well with all of her medications and sugar levels. There appears to be no new symptoms or medication side effects at this time. She is working really hard doing her PT exercises, but was really frustrated today with her physical weakness and limitations. Mom held her tight and her family encouraged her to press on and be strong. She was reminded of all of the prayers that are going up and all of the people that are behind her and supporting her. We are grateful for the comments on the blogspot to serve as a constant reminder of daily support that we can also refer too!!

Halle also had a visit from her volleyball teammate Bailey Hayes today, who brought over money collected last weekend during a fashion show that was held at McCallum High School. Bailey called the family asked if it was okay if they donated the proceeds from the silent auction at the fashion show to Halle to help with her medical expenses. Well not just stopping there, she gathered the rest of the team and they set up a table at the fashion show. The out pour of love was more than we could ever had imagined!!! We heard that the silent auction proceeds were about $200. The total presented by the girls from McCallum students and attendees that night totalled $1003 (the girls must've collected about $800, amazing!) . The students also decided to use the table cloth to send notes of encouragement to Halle. Much Love goes out to these beautiful girls and the students and staff at McCallum High for their service, support and dedication to Halle!! Go Knights!! She also made a little scrapbook of pictures from the event.

Fashion Show Fundraiser Pictures:





Sunday, January 25th

Another good day for Halle! No symptoms or reactions to medications.....very determined to do her physical therapy exercise reps. A very few visitors, many blessings and great food! A quiet evening with family so that she could mentally and physically prepare for a long day tomorrow. Starting at 915 in the morning she will visit with all of the "ologists".......her oncologist, neurologist, endocrinologist, and the surgeon who placed her "portacath" then in the afternoon her radiologist. Lucky for her all of the doctors are in the same building, (accept for the radiologist). Needless to say, the quiet evening was much needed. They all would like to follow up to see how she is responding to meds, how her incisions are healing, and how her blood levels are looking.

Halle hopes to start back on her school work this week. Her peer leadership teachers have volunteered to provide an hour a day, four days a week to work with her to ensure she stays on top of her school work and grades. The family will meet with the school this week and finalize an education plan for Halle. We definitely want to maintain her honor roll status that she has worked so hard to attain this year! Thanks again to the McCallum Teachers for volunteering their off periods for our baby girl! Of course there's home bound school, but they've volunteered to go above and beyond the call of duty and the family very much appreciates it! Our prayer is that Halle will return to McCallum for school as well as her day to day activities as soon as possible. As for now, she needs to be in controlled environments to avoid any types of illnesses or infections. Let's pray that Halle has a wonderful day tomorrow and that God will show her a sign so that she stays strong and encouraged.



Monday, January 26th

Halle had a very long and exhausting day. She met with all of her doctors today for follow up. She left the house at about 9am and didn't get home until about 4. In addition to her doctors, she and her family were visited by specialty/support staff and learned about soooo many resources and networks and so on and so on. Halle was asked by one of the support staff if she thought she needed someone to talk to....or a minister.....Halle said very proudly, "No thank you, I have so many people and so much support all around me at home" That was confirmation to the family that even through this devastating time in her life, Halle feels and understands all of the love, support, prayers and blessings that are coming her way. We are so grateful and thank everyone for your continued support, responses and comments on the blogspot!!!


As for progress reports, her incisions are healing and her blood counts, sodium levels and sugars or where they need to be. She was taken off of one of the medications (for sodium levels) and the dosage was dropped from another of her medications. So she will only need to take it three times a day instead of four.....for some that may seem minor, but for Halle, who went from taking no medications to taking meds all day.... that's a big deal! And she and her family are grateful for even the baby steps. She continues to work really hard on her mobility. Even after such a long day, after a nap she was asking to walk around and do her physical therapy exercises.

She will meet with one of her peer leadership teachers tomorrow for an hour to get back on her school work and then on to Radiation in the afternoon. Please continue to pray without ceasing for Halle and her family.

Tuesday, January 27th

Another quiet but productive day for Halle. She met with one of her teachers for tutoring and then on to receive radiation. Her appetite continues to thrive and she is still going above and beyond with her physical therapy exercises.


Halle's APV (Austin Performance Volleyball) teammate Grace's, big brother designed a black heart "h" logo for the AP Black Mamba girls to get embroidered onto their uniforms. Their parents (who shared the volleyball footage and beautiful post) also purchased buttons with the heart "h" on it for the girls to sell to help with Halle's expenses and to help serve as a reminder for people to keep Halle in the front of our minds and prayers. (also visit the APV website to view the heart and to see their support to Halle). On a daily basis, please continue to keep Halle and her family in your prayers.


Wednesday, January 28th


Halle did well physically today, but had some emotional moments (as to be expected). She had a few visitors which really seemed to lift her spirits. Her APV volleyball team sent lots of love and a momento with their pictures and giftcards to her favorite places to eat. They sent word that they will be thinking of her and playing hard in her honor at the first tour stop. She also visited with members from her "Young Life" church group.

The Family asks that you say this prayer for Halle:
Father, right now in the name of Jesus, we thank you for your healing powers all over Halle. Father give her joy, peace and strength thru this test of her faith. Your word says if Halle just have the faith the size of a grain of mustard seed you will do the rest. So we shall give you in advance praise for Halle's complete healing in her body,from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet she is healed and made hold. Lord we thank you for restoring everything that the devil is trying to take control of in Halle's body, mind and her spirit right now, in the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. We serve notice to the devil and every demonic force that operates under his authority, that Halle shall be healed and declare the glorious works of the Lord Jesus Christ, devil you are a liar and you are defeated!.in the name of Jesus. We thank you for you are a miracle worker and what you have done for others we know you will do the same for Halle. Father bless her family ,and give them the strength that they need to know that God you are the one that is in control of the Doctors, you are the Pilot and the Doctors are only Co-Pilots. Let the family come together like never before standing on your word that says "By the stripes of Jesus Halle is healed and made whole. Lord there will be no unclean spirits come in the surroundings of Halle from this day forward in the might name of Jesus. We love you Lord and we give you all the praise and glory. We are leaning and depending on you Lord Jesus. Amen, Amen, Amen

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30th

Today marks the end of 2 full weeks of radiation treatment and 1 full week of Chemotherapy for Halle. (2 weeks of radiation down, 4 to go). Halle's days are definitely more active lately, as she's also going for tutoring at McCallum and.... rumor has it that she's also been doing a little bit of shopping... Halle continues to gain strength in her legs and continues to push through her physical therapy exercises. Tonight, after a long and busy week, Halle is relaxing with some visiting family and friends.

Halle continues to have lots of visitors that lift her spirits. Thank you to everyone who is helping Halle through prayers, visits, meals, gift cards, and comments on the blog.

Check out Halle's very own volleyball video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZUjdD_kNGo

Monday, February 2nd
Halle had a wonderful weekend! No new symptoms from the tumor and still no side effects from treatment other than fatigue. Her body is getting stronger as a result to her daily hard work and her physical exercises, but she is easily physically exhausted. Her Dr's were very pleased with her strength and progress at this point. The family stands firm in their belief that God hears all prayers and is still in the "healing business". That's their story and they are sticking to it!
Today was her sister's birthday and of course as head of the cake, ice cream and gift committee, she made sure there was plenty of each for celebrating. Happy Birthday Holliecia!

Halle was shocked and saddened this weekend by the news of the death of one of her McCallum family members, the Head Football Coach/Athletic Director. She was not going to miss the memorial service despite her full day of dr's appointments and tutoring that she attended. She sported her volleyball jersey and joined the McCallum student body as they remembered Coach Honeycutt. She was not able to stay long but stayed as long as she could. Her family was so proud of her. There was never a question...it was understood that this was important to her and she needed to attend.

Halle waited anxiously this weekend to hear how her Black Mamba team (club volleyball) did at their first tour stop this weekend. She cheered them on in spirit and kept asking if there were any emails yet.
Her granny and lil cousins visited again from Houston, which really kept her spirits up. And of course all of the really good home cooked meals kept her body nourished.

Thanks to everyone for the continued support and prayers!

Tuesday, February 3rd
Halle was able to relax a bit today before radiation....no tutoring today, as she was exhausted and really needed rest from a long day yesterday. Although despite her long day yesterday, she was walking a bit more independently and greater distances. Her endurance and strenth continues to build. Her dad will meet with her school counselor, her peer leadership teachers and the assigned home bound teacher tomorrow and Halle and the family will meet with the "make a wish" foundation. After weeks of her family trying to avoid this group, it was explained that this is a resource provided to all of Dell Children's Hospital patients with long term illness. This explanation was very much needed as the family was feeling awkward about meeting and did not want to appear as if they were " giving up". The hospital staff were able to explain to the family that the "make a wish" foundation strives to provide opportunities for children to have a positive experience and a great memory during such a devastating time in their life. They presented it as an opportunity that Halle very much deserves, especially after all that she has been through in a months time. The family agrees, she deserves a wish! So it will be interesting to see what Halle's wish will be....rumor has it she's thinking about visiting her big brother in Russia and/or she's thinking about a "My Super Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party"..... like on MTV!!!! How cool is that! She just may be able to do both, Lucky girl! We'll keep ya posted!


Also, the support staff from Dell Children's Hospital is planning to gather and meet with Halle's close friends to provide information about her diagnosis and what's going on and how they can provide support to her right now. They want to answer questions and provide as much information and support as possible. They've asked for email addresses and phone numbers to the schools and coaches. The family is eager to see how they will pull this off.....as they would actually have to reserve the Convention Center for all the friends that are concerned about Ms. Halle! (just kidding!) Well keep everyone posted on that as well.



Wednesday, February 4th
Ms. Tyra Banks....prepare yourself to meet America's "Fly-est" Top Model!!! That's right....The Make a Wish Foundation is getting to work on arrangements for Ms. Halle to meet Tyra Banks! The goal is to have this meeting occur within the next 3 to 9 months. And if for some reason that doesn't work out, then Ms. Halle will just have to go to New York and do her own fashion shoot!! (second choice).


Halle's doing well physically and mentally. Positive energy all day today! Her APV team mates brought by a video of the games from the first tour stop and she was very excited to watch it. They also dropped off the pins that they had designed for her friends and family to wear as they share her story and ask people to help pray for her. And then the Make a Wish visit. But at the end of the evening, she still asked to walk around and do her exercises! As we mentioned before the prayers and positive energy seems to keep pushing her to work harder!


Mom and dad met with school staff and confirmed her education plan. She will continue to meet with her core teachers for tutoring whenever possible during the week and will have a homebound teacher two days a week. Halle is an honor roll student and because of her GPA, she basically just needs to pass her core subjects this semester. She already has enough credits to ensure her junior status for next year. So all of her hard work this school year really paid off for her. Our prayer is that she can return to campus in August! And that she will return to her Volleyball Squad as well!


Halle's mom was also contacted by Halle's summer employment supervisor today....she sent a message..."tell Ms. Halle don't think she's getting out of working this summer". They've sent her summer job application package and are already working to ensure she will have employment this summer.

Halle has a lymphatic massage scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday). She will be pampered at the Spa for a while then on to her Radiation Treatment.

So you see......GOD IS GOOD....ALL THE TIME and ALL THE TIME....GOD IS GOOD! We are grateful for the blessings he has already bestored upon us!

Friday, February 6th

So many wonderful things to report from yesterday. First off, Halle's mom got a pleasant surprise first thing in the morning when she received a text message from Halle! Yes, folks, this mother of a teenager is SO HAPPY to be getting text messages from her daughter and ENCOURAGING her to text! We are thrilled that Halle's little thumbs and fingers are getting stronger and stronger - go Halle go!

Halle also went for a facial and massage at Vickmay's Spa. Her skin was glowing and she really enjoyed being pampered! Halle also heard from Chef Coi of Hell's Kitchen -- it seems that there may be a gourmet meal in her future... the pampering continues!

Halle's buttons are a HUGE hit! From Georgetown, TX to Frost Elementary in Austin you can see the support and love that everyone has for Halle. Check out the photos on the sidebar to the right.

Later that evening, Halle was hanging out with Shanel - a perfect way to end a great day!

Saturday, February 7th
Guess who was spotted out at FuddRuckers Friday night. That's right...Halle asked her family if they could go to FuddRuckers...and she said it would be her treat! It was her first time out excluding some type of appointment.....and accept for family members being over protective and holding on to her......there were no walking aides! Of course Halle was out like a light the minute she walked into the house and her head hit the pillow. She slept straight through the night til 7am in the morning. Considering all of the medication side affects that usually get her up through the night or have her up at 5am ready for breakfast.....the family was grateful and are ready to take her out again!

Her day today went well also. She had her second day of PT utilizing the family's workout studio. For those of you that are not familiar with this family.....everyone works out....they have their own workout studio in the garage. So it was only a matter of time before Halle would be doing "hard time". Rumor has it there was a bet out on who would get her out there first...mom or dad? Well Dad got her out ther first, but it was only because mom fell asleep before PT!

Halle had family visiting from Houston. Her big sister came in from Grambling University for the weekend. Great food continues to be delivered and her texting continues! The buttons continue to be in high demand and the blessings and prayers continue to pour in!


Monday, February 9th
Guess what friends and family?! Tyra Banks could not wait 3 months to see America's "Fly--est" Top Model! She has invited Halle and her family to New York this Friday for a meet and greet and for a taping of her show! That's right...Halle will be flying out to New York City to meet Tyra Banks this weekend! The "Make a Wish" Foundation is working on a departure party for Wednesday night @ the Cheesecake Factory at the Arboretum for Halle and her family.
Halle asked us to solicit input on the blogspot as to places to visit while in New York. They will leave Thursday, visit the Tyra show on Friday and will have some time Saturday and Sunday for touring. Of course her Dr's would like for her to be back for radiation on Monday.


Halle's health continues to improve. She walked in and out of her radiation appointment today. The medical staff and her family were so proud of her. She also walked to the snack area to get a snack while visiting her oncologist and will probably get out a little bit more to do some shopping for her big trip!

The "h" pins/buttons continue to be in high demand in Austin, Georgetown and Round Rock and have now spread to Houston! A second order has been placed due to the high demand. Here are some folks in Houston wearing them proudly:


All and all the family is grateful for all of the blessings ....God is Good....All the time....All the time...God is Good! Thanks again everyone for all of your prayers and support! Please keep Halle and her family in your prayers as they travel to New York! And of course continue to "believe" for a complete healing for Halle!


Wednesday, February 11th

Halle had a great day! It started off a little scary for her as she woke up with a headache. She was very nervous as you could imagine, because this was the very first symptom of the tumor. She was given medication and away went the headache. The Dr. stated that this could be a result of her coming off of one of the medications. We monitored and prayed all day...and of course no more pain.


Halle is very excited about her trip! She spent the rest of the day preparing for her big weekend. She got her brows waxed and did a little shopping! She will visit the hair salon in the morning and report for Radiation in the afternoon. Her departure party starts at 6pm @ the Cheesecake Factory in the Arboretum. There she will get her itinerary for the weekend.



Halle's Departure Party!







The family is asking for friends and family to take our prayers to the next level.....to exercise faith and start to praise and give thanks to God for Halle's healing....to believe with us for her healing. We've asked...now it's time to step further out on faith and believe and act like Halle will be healed! So as you're being asked about the "lil h" on the button...tell everyone that it's a reminder for us to Thank God for what he's already done and what's to come in healing our little Halle! And that we ask them to praise and believe with us! Please do continue to pray for strength through this journey...and that she stays encouraged as she accepts this challenge of her faith.
Please pray for Halle and her family as they travel to New York to see Halle's wish granted!



Thursday, February 12th
The AP Volleyball embroidered jerseys are in! They are so very beautiful and look fantastic! We'll be sending photos soon from the Mambas first game with everyone wearing them. For now, here's a sneak peak:



This afternoon, the Brent family arrived safely in New York City, they are staying in beautiful accomodations right in the heart of the city. Halle is very excited about her big day on Friday!

Monday, February 16th
Wishes do come true!!! Hat’s off to the “Make a Wish Foundation” they really do make wishes come true!

What an AMAZING WEEKEND for Ms. Halle and family! From start to finish God’s blessings continued to surround Halle and family! The first day of travel was very long and tiring for Halle.

Family started to wonder if they were too excited and the trip would actually be too much for Halle. However, once the Limo arrived at the airport and upon checking into a fabulous hotel, halle seem to sprout like a watered plant. Friday morning was the day that the wish was set to come true.


The family arrived at the Chelsea Studio where there was a line around the corner of guests waiting to enter “The Tyra Banks Show”….The VIP of the morning was driven around to another entry and was embraced by what seemed like friends and family. Associate producers, security, stage managers, greeters, hair stylists, make up artists..……you name it they were all present to greet Halle. She and her family were escorted to the “green room” where more visitors seemed to stop in, welcoming her and ensuring she was being cared for.

Down the same hall way, were the guests of the day’s show. Of course they started to come by to see who the celebrity with all the staff visitors, in the other green room.
The other guests were the contestants of the reality show “True Beauty” the new reality show produced by Ms. Trya Banks and Ashton Kucher. As they stopped in to see and meet Halle, they became fans as well! Taking pictures, meeting and greeting and in a very short time……..ASKING FOR HALLE’S BUTTONS!! Yes….the buttons were a hit in New York and were worn on the Tyra Banks show by some of the contestants of the reality show!!

After meeting and greeting, Halle was escorted to “hair” and “make up” Our little Diva received a makeover after which it was time for the show…..she and her family were escorted to tables up front. After the taping of the show, Halle was esorted on stage to chat and take pictures with Tyra….she met and received a big hug from Vanessa Minnillo, one of the reality show judges. And said hello to Nole…the judge from America’s Next Top Model…… and then to Tyra’s private dressing room….According to Tyra’s staff, this was a very rare happening….even her staff were in awe….In the dressing room, Tyra chatted with Halle and family as if they’d known each other for years….She answered questions for Halle and chatted about her BFF and God children….before making it to the dressing room, Tyra asked Halle “how tall are you?” and after answering Halle’s first question was “how tall are you?’ (5”9 and 5”10) Tyra gave Halle a gift bag and autographed a pillow with her picture on it……. it was truly a wish come true, an amazing time for Halle and her family!

Shopping was attempted afterwards, but it was a bit more than Halle’s little body could handle, so back to the room for a nice massage and rest for what turned out to be another great day in the Big Apple. Halle and her family saw “Shrek” the musical on Broadway on Saturday! And guess who was in the row in front of Halle and family…..Vanessa Williams and family!! How cool is that?! After the show, Halle had dinner, visited Time Square and then back to the hotel.


Halle proved this weekend that she is still just as tough as nails!!! She was determined to stay strong and see what she could of New York! Her spirit continued to say "let’s go", but her body was physically exhausted…..mom and dad had to pull rank and bring her in. She still had another long day of travel ahead. Of course not without reassuring Halle that they would return to the Big Apple to finish up shopping and sight seeing!


Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers and belief for Halle's healing and a safe trip!


Please view the slideshow of Halle's New York trip below!



Thursday, February 19th

This week has presented some challenges for Halle. She has had some sickness to her stomach and some discomfort to her joints. She continues to work on her physical therapy exercises with her family and will start with a physical therapist next week. She will meet with her homebound teacher today, and then twice a week starting next week.

Her dad has purchased a juicer with tons of veggies and fruits to ensure her body gets all the nutrients needed to withstand the physical challenges. And her Black Mamba team mates dropped by for a visit which helped to lift her spirits! Prayers for comfort and belief in healing is requested.


Saturday, February 21st

Well...Halle is not really feeling the "juicing" that her family was so excited about...:) but she is doing much better with the discomfort to her tummy no new sudden illness in the last two days. Still working hard to strengthen her body and keep her spirits up. Her granny and some of her cousins (more like aunts) visited from Houston. Drove all the way from Houston for a day trip to bring her blessings and an awesome prayer which really lifted her spirits. Later yesterday evening her auntie and cousins arrived in town for a cheerleading competition and of course to check on her. Halle had dinner with the cheerleading team,Elite Saints All Stars, at Ryan's Restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the company and encouragement from the National Champions from Houston. Halles going to try and attend part of the competition tomorrow to show support to her cousin Darrilyn.

Tuesday, February 24
Needless to say it was a busy and very fun weekend. Halle spent time with her family and was able to attend the Cheer Competition on Sunday. Afterwards she had enough energy to visit her auntie and cousin Imani.
This week things are picking up and getting busier for Halle if you can imagine. In addition to her daily radiation and weekly doctor's visits, she will do 2 days a week of homebound schooling and 2 days a week of Physical Therapy at the hospital.
Support continues to pour in for Halle and her family! The "halle" buttons are being sighted all over town and on TV and news clips!
She received a big box full of Valentine's Day cards from McCallum High School family. She will be featured in the McKnightly Newspaper this Friday and there seems to be several benefit fundraisers scheduled this week.
As for her health, she continues to have physical challenges on her left side. Despite the challenges, she continues to press on and remain strong. She gets a little frustrated at times that her physical body seems to not be able to keep up with the strength of her will. She has not had anymore discomfort to her stomach.
Good Luck and much love to her APV volleyball family who are headed to Dallas for Tour Stop # 2 this weekend!
The family Thanks everyone for continued support and prayers!
Wednesday, February 25th
A Day of Praise!!
"Dear God Today we choose to think about all the blessings and come before you with humble hearts to say "Thank You"! We Thank You for smiling down on Halle today and everyday! We know that as praise go up, blessings will continue to come down! So today, and everyday we Acknowledge you and give you the praise as you arrange things in Halle's favor during this Journey of Faith!"
Halle's spirits were very much up today! She worked out at home and then decided to return to the gym to wish her APV Volleyball Club Good Luck for a big tournament this weekend! She was greeted by her team and coach with opened arms! It was really good to see her back in her element, laughing and talking with her team mates.
Another example of how blessings are being deposited and things are falling in place for Halle......As she and her parents were preparing to leave for the gym the phone rang....and it was someone from Fox 7 sports, stating that they heard about her and wanted to tell her story....they were inquiring about her schedule and when they could visit.....look at how God works!!! So they sent out a camera crew to the practice at the gym. Amazing!!! We are still in awe at the timing of the phone call.
Buttons were shipped to Seattle today! They've gone out to California, Florida, New York, and of course all over Texas!! Daily stories of how the little button and Halle's spirit continues to bring people together and touch people's lives.
Healthwise, no recent discomfort to her stomach and the medicine of movement seems to be working in her favor on her joints. She got some tips in physical therapy on things to do that will help minimize the joint discomfort.
So Family and Friends, as you put on your buttons....also put on an "attitude of praise" for continued blessings for Halle and her family!
Monday, March 2nd
Halle had a great weekend! She had a good report from her doctor on Friday. She will finish her first round of radiation on Wednesday and has one final week of chemotherpy as well. When she visits the doctor next week, another MRI will be ordered to re-evaluate the status of the tumor. Halle will have four weeks off of radiation and chemo and then will start another round, regardless of the outcome of the MRI.
Her spirits have been up. She has regained some strength in her body and her sense of humor seems to be returning. She is grateful for all of the support that she continues to recieve.
She and her family eagerly awaits to hear from Fox 7 Sports regarding her story. They followed her around last week and her family shared her story. What we know right now is that the piece will air on a Tuesday. They will notify the family and the info will be posted on the blog. Halle and her family would like to Thank everyone for the out pour of prayer and support!
Monday, March 9th
Halle had a great week and an awesome weekend! She hung outside and enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine this weekend with her cousins. It was such a joy to see her laughing and talking and catching up on all the happenings....but even a greater joy to just see her enjoying the fresh air outside. Her appointments last week went really well. She had a little bit of discomfort to her stomach last week but it was manageable. She will get two weeks off from two of her Doctor visits and will do an MRI in two weeks. She will add Occupational Therapy to her shedule this week. So she will be doing school with the homebound teacher twice a week, Physical Therapy twice a week and Occupational Therapy once a week. She remains in good spirits and is looking forward to having her Houston Family visit during Spring Break.
Halle's story is due to air on Fox 7, in Austin tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10th @ 5:45pm and 9:50pm. We hope to have a link or footage of the video immediately after for family and friends that are not in Austin.

Tuesday, March 10th
Halle's story aired tonight on FOX 7!
Click here to see the story and to watch the video. FOX even put a link to Halle's web page right on their website!

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and well wishes. Halle counts on you to write to her on her blog. Don't forget to send her comments - we read them to her everyday!


Thursday, March 12th
Halle's spirits are up, smiling alot and feeling good despite the minor episodes of discomfort to her stomach. She continues to work on stregthening her left side by doing physical therapy exercise daily. Halle's definitely ready for a Spring Break where she will only have to attend physical therapy. NO SCHOOL or DRS. APPOINTMENTS!!! She actually started trying to talk her way out of her PT appointment today but was reminded how hard she had to work after she took a break from her PT during her NYC trip.

Halle and her family were pleased with the story that aired on FOX 7 and received a tremendous outpouring of support - thank you!

Be sure to look at the new slideshows that were added!

Sunday, March 15th
Prayers, Prayers, Prayers for Halle as she will have her MRI that was scheduled for later in the week today. The family contacted her doctors this morning after Halle had said that she had been feeling very 'heavy' on her left side and was having more difficulty with movement.

Halle and her family went to Dell Children's this afternoon where Halle will have her MRI and at an overnight stay so that her doctors can fully assess her and address the concerns of heaviness on her left side. Halle is in room 403.

Monday, March 16th
As promised, Halle is on her way home from Dell Children's this morning. The doctors were able to give Halle a full check up and we will have a status update for you soon.She is very happy to be going home because her granny and auntie and nieces, nephews and cousins all came to Austin for their spring breaks to visit her.
Now is the time to Trust
He may not come when we want, but what we know is his timing is always perfect. God has promised to supply all of our needs. Delays in God's answer may not be a denial, this may not be the perfect time....and his timing is always perfect! (WFR)
The results of Halle's MRI were very disappointing to Halle and her family. The treatment did not produce the outcome expected. The tumor continues to prey affecting her left side and some other areas of her body. Of course, devastated by the news, Halle just wanted to get home to spend time with her family. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR HALLE AND HER FAMILY.
Thursday, March 19th
Halle has had a wonderful week, despite the disappointing news she received. After about a day of disappointment, Halle and her family strapped up their boots, dusted off their knees and got back into battle. She has surrounded herself with family and continues to press forward. Within a day's time and with a few phone calls, the family started to tap into other resources and inquiries and recieved some uplifting news. Amazingly, their spirits are lifted and their attitudes are positive.
Halle was sadden to learn today that one of her Mamba teammates world seemed to have changed just as rapidly as hers and in a very similar fashion, unexpected brain tumors (her teammate's father).
Please join Halle and the family as they lift her teammate, Maggie and her family up in prayer.
Friday, March 20th
Today was one of the longest most challenging days for Halle. Over night, in just a matter of hours, her health took an unexpected turn. The tumor has taken strength from her body and is presenting challenges with swallowing and talking. She has around the clock access to medical support and today started receiving home visits from a nurse. The family ask that you please continue to pray for comfort and healing for Halle and her family.
Saturday, March 21st
Another physically and mentally challenging day for Halle. Though she is unable to verbally communicate and her movement is minimal, she and her family are determined, have faith and are moving forward in prayer. Her aunts, uncles and cousins are in town to surround her with love, support and prayers and ask that you continue to pray for her.
Sunday March 29th
An incredibly challenging week for Halle and her family. Everyday has presented a new challenge, yet Halle and her family continues to press on. She has been surrounded by family and friends from out of town. Her big brother visited from Italy, her big sister was in town from Grambling University and other relatives and friends visited from near and far.
Words cannot express how much the family appreciates all of the love and support that they continue to receive. Please continue to pray for Halle and her family.
Wednesday, April 1st
Halle is back at Dell Children's Medical Center for medication maintenance. She was checked in for observation after experiencing difficulties with moving her mouth and some rattling sounds in her chest. We are happy to report that she is stable and resting comfortably, but will remain in the hospital under observtion.
Prior to being admitted to the hospital, Halle received a visit from her and her granny's Pastor from Houston yesterday morning. Pastor Hamilton prayed with Halle and encouraged her to continue her fight and have faith that God will use her to help other young people.
While in the hospital, Halle's family received some encouraging news regarding medication just approved for use of Halle's particular tumor yesterday by the FDA. The family is scheduled for a phone conference with the Chief Neurologist of the National Cancer Institute on tomorrow. The family is asking for continued prayers and praise that God will continue to bless Halle and her family.

Friday, April 3rd
Halle is back home as of noon today. She was ready to go home yesterday, so, needless to say, she is in good spirits! Later today we will be posting some additional information about the family's phone conference with the Chief Neurologist, Dr. Fine, at the National Cancer Institute and the new medication. Thank you for all your blessings and prayers - God is listening!
Halle is home and resting well tonight. She received her first dose of Avastin (bevacizumab). Avastin is the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved therapy designed to destroy the blood vessels that carry vital nutrients to the tumor . Avastin has been used in combination with other chemotherapies to treat other cancers (breast, lung), and was just this week approved to treat gliobastomas, the kind of tumor that Halle has.
The timing of this information from the FDA, Halle's visit to the hospital and the conference call with Dr. Howard Fine of the National Cancer Institute is not all a coincidence. We believe that God hears and answers prayers. While this medication is not a "cure" for cancer, it has been proven to stop the progression of and shrink Halle's type of tumor. As with any medication, there are risk and possible side effects, but results are seen relatively quickly. Please join us as we give praise to God and believe that this tumor will be stopped from causing any further harm to Halle.
Wednesday, April 8th
Halle had a good day yesterday. It was her mother's birthday! She woke up and reported feeling pretty good. Halle has not had any new symptoms since leaving the hospital. She is concerned at times about her hearing, but she and her family continues to pray and have claimed victory in this battle. She was blessed to have received information regarding a communication system. She tested the system yesterday and is hopeful to receive her own equipment by next week. She will use funds raised to acquire the equipment immediately. She will be able to borrow a machine until her's is delivered. It's called the "Erica". Its a computer that she can communicate, surf the net, answer the phone, check emails etc, just by using her eyes. The system will be used on an episode of CSI this thursday if you'd like to see how neat it is and how it works! The family is hopeful that Halle will start back communicating with all of her friends that she misses so much. She continues to read the blog entries and we are hopeful that she will at least start to email her friends soon! Please continue to pray for Halle and her family. And also give Praise to God for his continued blessings!

Tuesday, April 14th
II Timothy 4:6-8
For I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Our lord and savior called His beloved Halle home today. She is now at peace and resting in the bosom of the savior. For though there is sorrow in our hearts and we are missing her dearly, we know that God's will has been done. Continue to pray and uplift the Brent Family in prayer.

Information regarding arrangements will be posted as soon as they are completed.
The week prior to Halle's passing was a hopeful but challenging week. Halle and her family were very excited about getting the new communication system, and was actually on the way to the hospital to see the speech pathologist for paper work for the system. However, her trip turned out to Emergency Room instead. She started to experience difficulty breathing on the way to the hospital.
Halle was in good spirits on Easter Sunday! She was surrounded by friends and family as you could imagine. She was looking forward to a busy week this week, her weekly massage a Dr's appointment to get her second dose of the new medication and her new communication system.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Funeral Services for our beloved Halle will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 3:00p.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 3417 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,78721. Viewing will be held prior to services beginning from 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m. at the Church.
Internment to be announced.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to:
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E. 12th Street
Austin, Tx 78702
(512) 476-9128

Attention Volleyball Community - Teams are being asked to wear their uniforms or team jerseys, and there will be a special seating section available for you and your families. Thank you for all your support of our dear Halle

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Sheila E. said...

Good Morning Halle!
I Pray you had a good night. I woke up this morning with Halle on my mine. Then I begin to talk to God,and tell him How
Awesome he is,How Amazing he is,How Forgiving he is,How Loving he is,How Kind he is,and I told him Lord I could go on and on,but you Lord alread know what I am thinking before I even think it, type it,write it,or say it. So then I begin to think Lord you know how much I want you to continue to Bless this Awesome,Amazing,Strong Talented,Beautiful,Inspiring,Determine, Young Lady(Halle). I begin to say Lord Please continue to Strengthens,Bless,and remove all Halle's Obstacles. Lord Bless Halle's Father and Mother continue to give them strenght,and just Bless her(Halle) whole Family. Finally I say Lord Bless Halle to Live to get to be a little old Lady,who will tell her Children and Grandchildren her TESTIMONY OF HOW AMAZING AND AWESOME GOD IS,and how God can remove all OBSTACLES.
Halle! STAY STRONG!AND KNOW THAT GOD IS NOT DONE BLESSING YOU.

MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

SHEILA E.

Bailey Hayes said...

HALLEEEEE!
miss you girl! hope your radiation went well and that you had a delicious burger at fudruckers haha. coach b and a few of us would LOVE to come by tomorrow if you're up for it! we all miss you like crazy and cannot wait for you to get better! people have been asking for pins like crazy and how you're doing! hope you have a wonderful saturday and hopefully see you tomorrow! text me soon girl! love you so much!

Love,
Bailey

Ronnie said...

Hi Halle

This is Grace's dad; just like Coach Kane, reading your blog everyday is also a daily ritual for me as well. I'm impressed with the Fuddrucker outing and hearing how you are now doing your PT in the family workout room. Ms. Sue and Ms. Sherry, along with Grace & Haley, plan on leaving early for practice today and swing by with extra pins.

God Bless You Halle! You are an inspiration with your faith, courage, determination, and "mamba toughness".

Stay Strong!

Ronnie said...

Halle

Grace's dad again. You may have already seen this but I thought I would post the link in this message to share not only with you but with all your friends, family and supporters as it applies to all of us. Laura's mom (AP) sent a similar link to many of us a few weeks ago. I have noticed in many of the blogs that a lot of us, including me, have included the words "Stay Strong". Well, here is another short phrase for all of us to think about: "Finish Strong". I can tell from your daily blog that you have been finishing strong each and every day and I thank you for setting the example for all of us:

http://www.guzer.com/videos/are-you-going-to-finish-strong.php

God Bless you Halle and God Bless your mom & dad and family.

Tina Drinnan said...

Halle!!! I've been catching up w/ your posts every few days. Isnt it weird how someone you dont know reads and cares how you do daily. :) Hang in there... Question... how can i get a button? Are they being sold? if not we should get that set up...
Tina

Bailey Hayes said...

Halle it was so good to see you today! that was by far the best part of my weekend! it was so great to see you happy and regaining your strength! i can't wait to see you again. love you girl and miss you like crazy!
stay strong!

Love,
Bailey

Anonymous said...

Halle!
I just finished reading your blog,and baby girl Don't QUIET. Halle like Mr.Ronnie (Grace's Dad)say FINISH STRONG,because that is what we all want you to do. So I myself and many others will continue to send the prayers up. Halle for you and your family we are praying.
Top of the morning Halle sweet dreams. Halle much Love to you and your Strong Family.

HALLE FINISH STRONG
Sheila E

Mareli said...

Hey Halle.
My name is Mareli, I went to McCallum before my family moved last year. I'm friends with Erin and Bailey. I heard about you on Facebook and I can't help but keep you in my prayers. From what I've seen and read about you, you sound like an amazing girl. Stay strong and just remember to look to God for all your strength. There are so many people praying for you. More than anyone could know. Take a step of faith and trust God in everything. 11"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12Then you will call upon me and come to pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14I will be found by you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile." Jeremiah 29:11-14

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
Just finished reading your blog. You go Ms. Fly Girl. Halle I am so glad to hear you are still progressing,and that you and your family are flying out to see Ms.Tyra Banks. Halle enjoy every moment that you have with Ms. Banks,because I know that she will find you to be oneSmart,Talented,Beautiful young Lady. Halle I pray you and your Family have a safe and Blessedtrip,Enjoy yourself Tell Trya New Orleans,La Says Hello,and God Bless.
Halle! Finish Strong,and know that you are one Amazing,Inspiring,DetermineStrong,Young Lady. Halle Never Give Up,and keep the Faith,For God Sees your pain and he knows your struggle,and he knows Just how much you can bare. So Halle take everything to the Lord in Prayer and Leave It There. Halle as always for you and your Strong Family I am praying.

Much Love
Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,
You don't know me but I do "jam" in your mother's class and I think she is wonderful. I found out her birthday is the same day as mine(ARIES-yea!!!!!). I just heard about you in the hospital and was given your blog. I'm praying for you and your family. You are such a strong young lady with alot of love and positive people around you. You are TRULY BLESSED. What your mom would tell us "Yes you can" and you are doing just that. God bless you. You keep pushing forward that light is getting bigger and brighter. I would love to see you play volleyball.

Can I be part of the family "Thursday?" ha ha so I can go to New York? Show Tyra what your working with and work it.

My prayes to you and the family Always. Keep doing what your doing GOD is with you all the way.

Aries

Joyce Austin said...

Hi Halle,
You don't know me I'm in your mom's "Jam" class. She is a wonderful woman. I found out her birthday is on the same day as mine (ARIES, yeaaa!!!!). I heard you had been in the hospital and was given your blog. My prays go out to you and your family.
Halle you are an amazying young lady who is VERY blessed and loved by alot of people. You keep staying strong and push forward. That light is getting bigger and brighter. Like your mom would tell us "Yes you Can" and Halle you are doing it. You are talented in Volleyball and I want to see you play so when you go PRO I can say "I know her"

Can I be part of the family this week so I can go to New York? LOL.

You show Tyra what you're working with. Enjoy yourself.

My prayers again continues to go out to you and the family.

Stay strong and GOD is with you all the way along with family, friends and people who don't know you but are inspired by you, your strength and determination.

God Bless
Aries

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle!

I'm so happy to hear how well you are coming along.and i'm happy to hear that you will be going to the NYC.i know you will have a great time.

TAKE CARE
PAMELA & JONATHAN

Anonymous said...

That a girl Halle,
Today it's walking tomorrow it's running, and before you know it jumping at the net. We all know you and yes you can! You may think you are the lucky one going to NY but wrong they are the lucky ones getting to meet you. What a blessing that you are doing so well. God is great and he has always said "I am the way" so continue seeking, asking and believing look what you have accomplished so far.

Tons of hugs and lots of love
Margarida & Katie

Uncle Darrell said...

Hi Halle,
Just a minor pit stop for you. You will be off and running full speed soon.

Erin Thelen said...

GIRLLLLLLL! New York is going to be sooooo much fun! you and your family will have an amazing time!!! I can't wait to watch the Tyra show and see you and her talking! you popular girl you!
When I went to new york, I had limited time and I saw the Empire state building,2 Broadway plays, Central Park, Ground Zero, Times Square, Hudson River and a lot more. and that was all in about two days, so needless to say, you will have an GREAT time and I'm so happy for you, we are all thinking of you and your pins are obviously a hit and everyone loves them, hey, just like you!
Love hearing that you are doing so well
Miss you!
-Erin

Coach Kane said...

Halle-

Glad to see you have been able to get out! What a blessing! Just wanted to check in and tell you about a coach all the way from Seattle, she coaches with Northwest Juniors. She emailed me saying she was on our web page and heard about you. She has asked to be able to get the buttons as well. God has blessed you so much that you have had the ability to touch so many lives! Stay strong and know that we are all praying for you!

Coach Kane

Sheila Martinez said...

Hi Halle, I drive a school bus out in Lakeway and heard about you from my friend Mark Kyle and his daughters, Tory and Cody. Isn't it amazing how small and connected you have made this world! You are in my thoughts and prayers as you have become a hero to many of us. Hold the faith.

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,
I am so excited about your progress and about your trip! Haley wants to know if you can fit her into one of your suitcases so she can go too!!!
Your hard work and steadfast faith is producing results!!! You are an example to us all.
Your story has reached as far as Seattle Washington.. you will learn more about that in the very near future.
I have sold out of all the buttons and have many people still wanting more. Mr. Ronnie has them in transit as we speak. You are blessing me in ways that you would have never imagined. The greatest blessing is knowing you.

See you soon. Have a wonderful trip
Love you
Ms. Sherry

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,
I am so excited about your progress and about your trip! Haley wants to know if you can fit her into one of your suitcases so she can go too!!!
Your hard work and steadfast faith is producing results!!! You are an example to us all.
Your story has reached as far as Seattle Washington.. you will learn more about that in the very near future.
I have sold out of all the buttons and have many people still wanting more. Mr. Ronnie has them in transit as we speak. You are blessing me in ways that you would have never imagined. The greatest blessing is knowing you.

See you soon. Have a wonderful trip
Love you
Ms. Sherry

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep going! Listen to your inner spirit and your athletic nature. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

GayNelle

Anne Bolgert said...

Hi Halle,
This is Anne (friend of your Mom's from the gym). I hope you have a wonderful trip to NYC. It is an amazing city and no matter what is planned for you it will be wonderful.
I pray for you everyday and I know that one day soon, the good Lord will restore you to perfect health. This is all just a part of his plan for you; so even though it sucks right now, embrace it, and you will emerge with more strength than you ever thought possible.

Anne

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,
I posted a comment earlier but i guess it didn't go... but just as well, I have more to tell you!

First of all Haley wants to know if she can sneak in your suitcase and go with you this weekend? How exciting for you and your family!!!
Have a great time and we can't wait to hear all about it.
Your story is spreading all over the nation... even to Seattle Washington.... more on that later...
You should see our uniforms and backpacks!!! Codie's dad got them embroideried with your logo (pink heart with the "h") and they turned out super cute!!! All the girls can't wait to show you.
And girl, get this. Tonite when we got home from practice, Leonard had the TV on with the news and they were interviewing some lady at the state capital and she had on ONE OF YOUR BUTTONS!!! I was going crazy saying that is one of Halle's buttons!!! I had to call Ms. Sue and tell her!!!
So many people are asking for more buttons. The Weavers are anxiously awaiting the order.
I hope that you will enjoy your trip. Your friends at home will be thinking about you. Thank you again Halle, today I met yet another person who had heard your story... once again my life has been blessed because of you.

Love you,
Mrs. Sherry

Anonymous said...

Hi, Halle. This is Sylvia, my daughter Annie is on your APV team. I've been getting to know you and your family by reading your blog daily. I am so thrilled for you all to be flying to NYC and meeting Tyra---she will know just how "Fierce" you are! You are in our family's prayers, and inspire us all to stay strong. Annie and I will be at our church retreat this weekend, and you can count on all 85 of us to be lifting you and your family up in prayer all weekend long. Have a wonderful trip, pretty girl, and remember, you are our "Top Model". Mucho amor y besos!

Sheila E. said...

Hi HAlle!
Hope you and your Family enjoy your trip to New York. May God give you guys a safe passage to and from New York. Halle I will continue to pray that God will continue to Heal your body,and may God forever Bless your whole Family. Halle remember God can and will Heal YOU,so Halle keep the Faith. Halle Good Night Sweet Dreams.

Love to you and your Family. God Bless.
Sheila E.

markakyle said...

Halle,
Codie has been selling out of the buttons everyday at Westlake. You are the hit of the town!! When the new buttons get in, I am sending some to my family in California to sell. You are coast to coast girl.
Word of advice: Don't look too good when you go see Tyra...she will be jealous!!
Have a wonderful trip and take a carriage ride through central park.
You continue to be in our family prayers.

Tracey B said...

Hi, Halle - just heard about your trip. That is soooo exciting! You are going to have a blast. I've been to NYC once, and the thing that really stuck in my mind was Times Square - it's like nothing I've ever seen. Check it out if you get a chance. Love and blessings and joy to you and your family. You're a precious, beautiful light in God's eye - keep shining... Tracey B

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,
Anxious to hear about your trip.
The Black Mambas will be playing Sunday at ASC in your honor.
Hopefully the buttons will be in and we can share them with everyone. Our parents and coaches will wear them with pride, and everyone will love the PINK "H" HEARTs on the uniforms and backpacks.
Be safe, stay strong

Love Ms. Sherry

Anonymous said...

HI HALLE! I lived in NYC for a while and I think you would LOVE Serendipity 3, on 60th betwenn 2nd & 3rd Ave. They have the most delicious ice cream and desserts and famous frozen hot chocolates! YUM!

Anonymous said...

Halle,

NYC! Wowwwwwwwwwwwww. I am excited for you and your family living out your dreams together. What a blessing and a wonderful opportunity God has given you. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Psalm 21 Personalized for Halle

Lord, in your strength Halle rejoices,
and in Your rescue how much she exalts You.
Her heart's desire You gave to her,
and her lip's entreaty You did not withhold.
For you met her with blessings of bounty,
You set on her head a crown of pure gold.
Life she asked You_You gave her,
length of days for time without end,
Great is her glory through Your rescue.
Glory and grandeur You bestowed upon her.
For You granted her blessings forever,
cheered her with joy in Your presence.
For Halle puts her trust in the Lord.

Amen

SASHA MITCHELL said...

Hey Halle,

It's Sasha from The Tyra Banks Show.... It was so amazing meeting and hanging out with you today. Thanks again for the button.I have attached it to my purse to remind me of you everyday. I will be praying for you and your family & wish for you to have a speedy recovery so you can rush back to NY so I can take you to Canal Street myself for some "fierce' shopping. Miss you already.

xoxoxox
Sasha

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
I was glad to read that you,and your Family had a safe trip to New York. It was good to read that you had a good visit at Tyra's show. You go girl the Tyra Banks show.(YES)
Halle! Hang In There,and Finish Strong. You and your Family Enjoy New York,and have a Safe Trip Home. God Bless to you (HALLE)and your Strong Family.

Much Love
Sheila E.

Sheila E. said...

Hi Baby Girl!
Hope you are in full speed in New York. Happy Valentine's Day Halle! Lot's of Hugs and Kisses to you and your Family. Halle!Stay Strong and Finish Strong,and remember for you and your Family I am forever Praying. God Bless, For This Battle Is Not Your's (HALLE) It's The LORDS. Halle!KEEP THE FAITh,LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Family Stay Strong
Sheila E.

Sherry Rhoads said...

Howdy Halle,
Hope you are having a great time in NYC. We are gearing up for the ASC tomorrow. Just got done with a lifesize heart/h poster for the table at the tournament.
My 8th grade son, Jacob had a Basketball tournament at Leander today and I proudly wore your button.... my very last one.
A lady asked me about it and thought it was so cute...
Another opporutunity. She gave me a $10 for it and promised to pray for you! God is so great!!!
Can't wait to hear about your trip.
BTW I was just up cleaning Jacob's room and saw his button... snatched it!!!! LOL
love ya
Ms. Sherry

Sheila E said...

Hi Halle!
Hope you had a fun filled weekend in New York. I am Praying you and your Family have a safe trip back. Halle! for you I am Praying,Stay Strong,and keep the Faith,because God is good all the time. Much Love to You and Your Family.

Sheila E

daddyWeave said...

Hi Halle;

We all can’t wait to hear about your trip to NYC. The Black Mambas played yesterday at the Austin Sports Center (ASC) and we had a table set up in the entry way with your buttons and an informational poster so we could share your story with the players and family members from all the other teams that were competing in the tournament. The Black Mambas won their pool and then played against TCA in the cross-over match for first place. This was a re-match from when the Black Mambas and TCA played each other in the TOT Qualifier with the Black Mambas winning in 3 sets. The Black Mambas fought hard yesterday. AP only had 8 players and G-Weave filled in at middle. However, this time TCA prevailed and evened the score by winning in 3 sets. This could turn into a pretty good rivalry; I’m sure the girls from both teams are looking forward to an opportunity to match up again. But, the greatest thing about yesterday was the chance for us all to share your story with so many people and there were a lot of interested, concerned and generous individuals at the tournament; a total of $291.17 in donations were placed in the envelope by the end of the day. On behalf of the Black Mambas we want to thank the Austin Sports Center for allowing us to place the information and buttons in the entry way and a big thanks to everyone who stopped by, read about your story, asked AP family members about you, took and wore you button and gave so generously to help you and your family.

Stay strong Halle and finish strong each and every day! Know that God is with you and wants you to finish strong and beat this. You are in all of our prayers and we ask all those that gave yesterday and now have your button to also join us in prayer and glorify God for his many blessings and for your healing. God Bless you Halle and God Bless your mom & dad and family!

P.S. I’m sure Ms. Sue & Ms. Sherry will be by soon with a big supply of buttons.

Ronnie (Grace's dad)

Sheila E. said...

Hi Baby Girl;
It's me Sheila E,Just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you,and Praying for you and your Family. Halle stay Strong Keep The Faith,and Finish Strong,because God is not done with you. He(GOD)wants you(HALLE)to tell your story of his Goodness,and to show his Unconditional love. Halle remember for you and your Strong Family I will forever be Praying. So Halle remember God is not done with You. HALLE HANG IN THERE. Much Love to You and Your Family.


Sheila E.

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,
I have been anxious to see the pictures... they are beautiful.
Tyra better watch out. You may just replace her!

Like Mr. Ronnie said yesterday was amazing, the outpouring of compassion and inquiries about you.
We just left the envelope there and people put money in 'cause they wanted one of those cute buttons! Lance Armstrong's Livestrong bracelet will be "small potatoes" compared to what these buttons are becoming!!And...The uniforms looked so sharp with the pink heart on them. We will get a picture to you ASAP.
The MAMA MAMBAS all posed and took a picture for you too. We love you Halle and can't wait to see you.

I can't tell you how many MORE people I met yesterday... what a blessing you have been to my life.

One of Haley's favorite verses in Psalms 118 is one I want to share with you. "Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His faithful love endures forever.
The Lord is for me; I will not be afraid. "

Psalms 121 is one of my favorites too. "My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip, your Protector will not slumber. The Lord will protect you from all harm."

See you in a couple of days.

Ms. Sherry

Bailey Hayes said...

halle!!
i just looked through all of your New York pictures and it looks like you had a blast!! i'm so glad that you had so much fun! as soon as you can, you HAVE to text me all of the details of meeting tyra banks and all! i miss you so much and i'm looking forward to seeing you soon! love you!!

oh and p.s.
my friend from round rock called me this weekend and said that they were talking about you on the radio! i have no idea what it was for or who it was that called but it looks like you are just getting more and more popular! i love you halle!!

love,
bailey

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
Baby Girl looks like you had a wonderful time in the Big Apple. I love the pictures,Halle you and your Family look great. Halle for a minute I didn't know who was the star,You or Tyra. Halle I am so glad you got to get your wish,and I am Praying that you Live to get to see, and live out many more of your wishes. You know Shasa is looking forward to you returning to New York,so you guys can go shopping.
Halle! Stay Strong,Popular,Determine,and never give up. Halle much love to you and your Family. Thanks to God for your Safe Trip to and from. Good Night Halle SweetDreams.
FINISH STRONG HALLEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Dear Halle,

My name is Tess. I am 16 and i too play club volleyball. I play for San Antonio Heat. I also go to school with you AP teemate Laura Blab. We are good friends. I saw her selling your buttons today so i jumped right in and started helping her. I sold 3, but there will be more. I play middle just like you. I just wanted to say stay strong. Hold on tight and dont give up. There is such a thing as miracles. You are in my prayers. Take care. :)

<3
Tess

Sandy said...

Hi Halle,

This is Amy's mom from your AP volleyball team. I am so happy that your wish came true and that you had a great time in the Big Apple! Make-A-Wish is truly an awesome program for amazing people like you. Keep working hard and stay determined and strong. We are praying for you.

Sheila E. said...

Halle!
Another day that the Lord has made,and Thank God You and I are a part of it. Halle continue to Stay Strong,and Finish Strong. God had a Miracle just for You,so keep the Faith. Love to You and Your Family.

Sheila E.

Sherry Rhoads said...

Great to see you tonight Halle!
Haley and Grace were anxious to hear about your trip. The pillow from Tyra is a pretty cool souvenir. You look so pretty, even in your workout stuff... mama was working you hard. I know you get tired, but keep up the good work.
Your mama knows what is best for you.
See you again next week.

Love you,
Ms. Sherry

daddyWeave said...

Hi Halle;

I had a dvd made of the last tournament but it got left on the counter last night as Ms. Sue was in a rush to get on the road to Austin. Not to worry; I'll get it to you soon. I also had the opportunity to meet Ms. Yolanda and her daughter Starr last night and they now have a bag of buttons for the Harker Heights area. I'm sure you know that Ms. Yolanda and Starr care very much for you and love you. I bet the three of us stood talking in the Valero parking lot for at least 20 minutes or more. I have a strong feeling I'll be delivering more buttons to Harker Heights real soon.

Take care, stay strong & finish strong.

Love & Prayers

Ronnie

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,
Tonight we had our informational volleyball booster club meeting at Georgetown High School (I am on the board). I decide to take the about 100 buttons with me to the meeting. Everyone wanted one! Two moms from Adam Johnson's team took the remainder and are going to take them to their tournament this weekend. Soooo I am outa buttons again.... whooop!

Do you know Halle, what an impact you are having on people? !!!! God has a plan and purpose for you. God Loves you and will take care of you. When you grow weary, try and find strength in knowing that soooooo many people love you and are cheering you on. Fight the fight. Win the race! You can do it!
In the meantime, I will continue to carry my buttons in my ziploc every where I go.

Love Always,
Ms.Sherry

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle;
So you were a little tired,from your trip to New York. So that says you had a Good time. Halle I am praying that you will find Confort and Healing in God. I will forever believe that God is in the Healing Business,and that he(God) will Heal you Halle. Good Night Halle,Sweet Dreams. I will read your blog tomorrow,so I can get the good news. Halle Stay Strong,and Finish Strong,and remember God Loves You. Much Love to You and Your Strong Family.

Sheila E.

markakyle said...

Halle,
Below is a letter from a friend in California. Yes, you are now famous in California too!!! Take care,
Mark.............
Dear Halle,

I just heard of your story and I wanted to let you know that I picked up one of your buttons at work and I am going to put you and your family on our prayer chain at church. Having children of my own that have gone through club Volleyball and club Soccer, while being a club soccer coach for over 20 years, I have a love of working with and teaching players about the game and how the lessons we learn through competition can prepare us for challenges we face throughout the rest of our lives so your situation hits very close to home for me. I will also be sharing with my 3 soccer teams and others throughout the club soccer community so you may be hearing from some Southern California soccer players as well as you all share that same competitive drive.

In competitive youth sports it is very easy to lose perspective or balance in our lives as the stresses and demands of competition can often consume us. Your story is one that immediately puts things back into perspective for those of us on the outside looking in. Family, relationships, faith, love, hope, goals and their value suddenly become crystal clear as to their importance in our lives and everyone to whom your story touches.

The challenges before you are daunting however, you have support from people you have never met before in addition to your family, friends and team mates. Halle, I believe in you because a competitor like yourself will take on every challenge head on and give it your all while your "team" lends the support you need and your growing list of fans root for victory.

Best wishes and our prayers are with you,

Your fan
Drew Arnold, Head Coach
Coast Soccer Club GU12, GU14, GU15

Anonymous said...

Hey Halle

We loved your NY pictures I am so glad you had a good time, wow you look beautiful. Was Shrek as cool as the movie and are you serious you sat near Vanessa Williams that is great what a nice surprise. How was Ashton? and was Tyra as nice as she seems I bet she is.
We are so very proud of you and your commitment to recover as well as your faith and belief.

Hugs to you
Katie and Margarida

Sherry Rhoads said...

Thinking of you always Halle.
My teacher friends at Frost Elementary send their love. They ask about you everyday. Many of my students know you and are cheering for you!
I tell everyone how strong you are, how beautiful you are, and how I admire you.
Haley and Jacob are praying for you every night.

You keep working hard. See you this coming week.

Love you,
Ms. Sherry

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
Top of the morning to you. Halle I hope you had a Blessed filled day. Halle keep your head up,Stay Strong,and Finish the race. May God forever Bless You and Your Strong Family. Halle for you and your family I am forever Praying. Hang in there Baby Girl.

Sheila E.

Haley Rhoads said...

Hey Girlie
Its Haley here. Been thinkin about you today. I read that you have had some good company. I am so glad you have such a great family. We have both been blessed in that area. Allyson McCracken's mom was at a store today in Austin and had your button on.. your aunt saw it and they started talking and visited for awhile. What a small world it has become. You are bringing all kinds of people together!!!!
Halle, I am glad you are my friend. Please let me know if I can help you with anything.
My prayers continue to rise up and ask for healing and I am thankful for the progress you have made.

We are keeping our team at 9... holding that spot for you so keep working and get stronger!!!
You are a valuable part of all of us.
Love you
Haley

Sherry Rhoads said...

Here it is midnight and I am up reading your blog. You are in my thoughts and more importantly in my prayers.

Tomorrow we will go to church to worship HIM and offer many more prayers for you. God is Good.

You work hard tomorrow. Gotta Get back to your texting!!!!

Love
Ms.Sherry

Sheila E. said...

Halle!
Just Wanted you to know that you were on my mine. I also wanted you to know that I was still Praying for you and your family. Halle continue to keep the Faith,because God knows just how you can stand. Halle God Loves You,and so do I,and so many of use to whom you have given so much hope. Halle Hang in there,because God is not done with YOU. Finish Strong Baby Girl,Good Night and Sweet Dreams. Halle remember for You I am Praying.

Sheila E.

daddyWeave said...

Hi Halle,

Today was a beautiful morning for going to church. Grace, Ms. Sue & I drove to Waco and attended church with our son. The sermon was great and the music uplifting. The David Crowed Band played several songs and started with the song All Creatures and also played O Praise Him (All This For A King) and Deliver Me. I think I told you already that All Creatures is my favorite. After the service we took Ryan and several of his close friends (including Mark from the band) out to lunch. We wore our buttons and shared your story with them. I told Mark about posting the volleyball video and how the words from the song We Win were so appropriate for you. They were all so impressed with your spirit and that you got to go to New York City and meet Tyra Banks. Ryan is finding it hard to believe how popular his drawing of the pink heart has become and all he could say when I told him about the guests wearing your button on the show was "unreal"!

Stay Strong Halle; Finish Strong! For God Is Good, God is Great!

Ronnie

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
Pray You had a Blessed day. Halle I Prayed that Gods Blessing would continue to fall down on you. Halle You are a very Brave,Strong ,Popular,Loving,and Never Give Up Type of
Young Lady. Halle Keep Your Head Up,Stay Strong,and remember to Finish Strong. Halle for You I am Praying. Much Love to You and Your Strong Family. Good Night Halle,Sweet Dreams.


Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,
I work with your mom and I just found out about your story. I am so sorry but at the same time, from what I hear, you are one in a million and if anyone can beat this thing you can. Miracles happen everyday and I hope yours comes very very soon. All of us here at Travis County have you in our prayers.

-Anne Knutzen

Anonymous said...

Hey Halle,

Im just a crazy fan wanting you to
Hang in there you are a great inspiration and keep getting better.

One love,

Peanut Butter

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
Top of the morning,Pray You had a good day. Halle as always for You I am Praying. Halle Stay Strong and Finish Strong. I want to see You at the Finish Line. So I can say Job Well Done. Hang in there Baby Girl,for the Battle is not Yours it's the Lord. Halle God Loves You so much and so do I,and I've only got to know you from your blog,and your Dad. Halle Your blog has made me and so many others Love You,because You are a perfect picture of Love. Halle stay that way. Halle much Love and Prayers to You and Your Strong Family. Stay Strong Baby Girl and keep the
Faith. Sweet Dreams.

Sheila E.

Pam Greene said...

Hi Halle,
I hope you are having a great day today. My family just hostted a benifit for one of my daughters friends who is 11 with the same diagnosis. I will send emails out for you to be put on several prayer list. I look foraward to reading your progress. may god bless you and your family. Pam Greene

Bailey Hayes said...

hey girl hey!
so when your mom texted me about your tyra show coming on, i sent out a huge text to all of the volleyball girls and everyone got so excited! we all ate lunch in a classroom just to watch it haha i'm sure we looked a little strange. but we went crazy when we saw the true beauty contestants wearing your pins!!!!!! that was so cool!! i'm sure it was even more awesome to be sitting as close as you were too!! everytime the camera would zoom out to the audience we would get closer to the TV to try and pick you out, which wasn't very hard seeing as you were front row! i'm so glad that you had so much fun! also, here is the volleyball dance video that i've been meaning to send you for a while. it's pretty funny/embarrassing i have to admit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgOwig-KZbc

anyways, i love you halle and i can't wait to see you again! miss you girl!

Love,
Bailey

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
Just thinking about You,and decided to send you a brief comment. Halle You are forever in my Prayers. I Pray that God will forever Bless Your coming and Your going. Halle you are one Amazing,Strong,Determine,Inspiring,Popular,Wonderful Young Lady. Halle Stay Strong,So that You can tell Your Testimony to the world,In a book or two. Halle You are Awesome and God Love You,So keep the Faith. I am Praying that you(HALLE) will receive your Miracle from God,and receive Your Complete Healing. Halle I hope You were able to go in see your cousin(Darrilyn)because I know she would be happy to have you there to support her. Halle much Love to You and Your Strong Family. Halle Finish Strong.


Sheila E.

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
I just finish reading your blog.and as always I enjoyed reading the good news about You. Halle You continue to amaze me with your never give up attitude. Halle You stay in that mine frame,Baby Girl keep the good work up. I was glad to here that you were able to go to the cheerleader competition. I know that made your cousin very happy to have you there. Halle just Hang in there,
and remerber God is not done with You. I was glad to here all the good news, of how you are working so hard at everything you do. Halle I was not surprise to read that You were frustrated tha Your Physical Body,would not do what your strength wanted to do. Halle contiune to be Strong,because there are so many of use who want You to beat this thing. So Halle keep the Faith,and Finish Strong. Glad to hear the Stomach Discomfort went away. Halle McCallum Loves and Misses You, so continue the Progress. Halle I will continue to Pray for your Complete Healing. Halle Keep Your Head Up,Because God Loves You.
Much Love to You and Your Strong Family.


Sheila E.

Emily Johnson said...

"HAL-E!" Heyyy girrrl! I love reading about you every chance I get. I wish I could be in Austin, but it helps to read about you everyday. I am so proud of you. I cannot imagine to know what you are going through, but I am thinking of you. I am amazed by your strength. You are so much fun and I miss watching you play vb or hear your yell on the court. I would love to come see you when I come home for Spring break, if that would be ok with you. Have a wonderful week!
Hope radiation is going well...as good as can be expected, of course. I'll see you soon girl.

Tracey B said...

Hi, Halle! Thinking about you like I do all the time. I'm so glad you got to see Times Square - crazy, right? You are beautiful - keep smiling and keep shining.

Love,
Tracey B.

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Sheila E. said...

Halle;
Good Night Halle Sweet Dreams. I was thinking of You,and wanted to say something. Halle Stay Strong and Finish Strong.
Love to You and Your Family.

Sheila E.

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle Girl!!!
You came to APV volleyball practice!! Your team was so excited to see you!!! You looked great in your Black Mamba shirt.
What a celebrity, with the Fox 7 news coming in behind you!!!
It was great to hug you and see you giggling with your teammates.
They love you so much Halle. You can't lose with those girls by your side. You will win!!! Keep working hard, the Black Mamba team is behind you. I could see the look of pride and admiration in Coach Kane's eyes for you. He too was so happy you were there.
The Mama Mambas and dads enjoyed visiting with you and your mom and dad.
Keep working hard Halle..

when things go wrong, they sometimes will,
when the road you're truding seems uphill,
when care is pressing you down a bit
rest if you must, but do not quit
success is failure turned inside out
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt
and you can never tell how close you are
it may be near when it seems so far
so stick to the fight when you are hardest hit
its when things go wrong that you must not quit

Fight the fight BE FIERCE!!!
You have people all over the nation believing in you!!!

See you again soon. I will text mom and let her know how we are doing this weekend at the 2nd Tour Stop.

LOVE YOU!!!
Sherry

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle!

Reading your blog has become a daily thing like so many other people because you are such an inspiration. Jasmyne said she saw you and your family last night at the APV practice and was able to talk with you all. Wow, the cameras are following you! You really are such a strong young lady! By the way, where can I get a button? My email address is Julie_Munoz@Dell.com and phone number 791-6291.

Take care,
Julie Munoz

markakyle said...

Halle,
It was great seeing you and your family at practice last night. You are such a great inspiration to all of us. I had a chance to talk to your Dad for a long time last night. He is so proud of you!! The love of your family really shines. You are so lucky to have such great parents. Keep fighting girl.. you are teaching all of us.
With much love,
Mark Kyle

cpdoe said...

hey halle! It was so good to see you last night at practice! your smile is so contagious! you really know how to light up a room!each day i continue to share your story and i cannot even begin tell you how much of an inspiration you are! know that your constantly in my family and friends thoughts and prayers! stay strong girl!
codie

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle;
Just Finished reading your blog,and what a Joy it was to read. Halle you just keep on amazing me and many others,Please Don't Quit. I Love reading your blog,but what I Love most about reading your blog. Halle I Love reading about a very special Young Lady whoisKind,Loving,Popular,Strong,and who's Spirit has brought so many people together. Halle we all Love You,and Please continue to give us a reason to read Your blog. Halle You have touched so many lives. Halle continue to go through,because I can See and Hear Your TESTIMONY. Halle continue to give me and many others Hope,Strength,and many more days of good reading. I cannot Imagine not reading Halle's blog. Fox 7 You Go Girl. Praise God for You Halle,and I Pray that God will continue to Bless You and Your Family. Halle Stay Strong and Finish Strong. Halle Much Love to You and Your Family. Halle Keep The Faith,Baby Girl For You I
am Praying.

Later Ms.Halle
Sheila E.

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hi Halle!!!
Hope you had a chance to step outside and soak up that sun!!
I was at the car wash washing my dirty Tahoe and ran into a guy from our church. He was asking about you (we have prayer requests for you in our weekly bulletin) I told him about the buttons, I had one on.... two minutes later the button on my shirt was tranferred to his and his wallet was open.
Talk about TESTIMONY!!! WOW!!!
I went to Forbes MS today where Mr. Leonard is principal and the lady at the front desk handed me money and said she needed more buttons!!! So once again I am out!!! You are so amazing Halle.
Your spirit and oh man that SMILE!! It was so good to see that last night and good to see you back in your element.You are like me in that a gym is home to you, its where you belong.
Our first match / rematch is Saturday with Kaboom. That is the team that beat us when you were with us at the qualifier. Well it is revenge time... We will beat them and it will be for you.

Keep working hard... see you in a few days

Sherry

Haley Rhoads said...

Hey Girlie,
Just hangin out and wanted to tell you that i love ya and am thinking of you. I will try and text you tomorrow and let you know how we're doing. its all for you Halle.
Sweet Dreams. See you soon

Love Haley

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle;
Top of the morning to you. I Pray You had a Blessed filled day. I was thinking about you,and desided to write you a comment. Halle I Pray You are keeping the Faith,and remember God Loves You Hang in there Baby Girl,Stay Strong and Finish Strong. May God forever Bless You and Your Strong Family. Halle for You and Your Family I am forever Praying. Sweet Dreams Halle.

Much Love
Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Hey Halle!
I miss you so much. Not seeing your face at school is not the same! I am glad to read up and hear that you are doing good and is at home! You will always be in my prayers and so will your family! Just know I will always be thinkning of you and you will always be in my prayers.
Love you always&forever

-Cierra Whalon

Bailey Hayes said...

Halle!!
i have a copy of the school newspaper for you so hopefully i'll get to see you soon! i'm glad to hear that you're feeling better and i cannot even begin to tell you how much i miss you... volleyball just isn't the same! i love you so so so much and i can't wait to see you soon! text me when you can girl!

Love,
Bailey

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
Just want you to know that I am thinking about you,and to let you know that for you I am still Praying. So Halle keep your head up,Hang in there,Keep the Faith,Stay Strong,and Finish Strong. Halle remember that God Loves you and he cares. Much Love and Prayers to you and your Family. Later Halle Sweet Dreams.

Sheila E.

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
Top of the morning to you. I pray you have a good night,and a Blessed filled day. Halle I just wanted to say Keep Your Head Up,Hang on to that Positive Attitude,because it will go a long way. Halle You are Survivor,and with your Faith in God You can Conquer anything. Halle remerber that every day with God is a Blessing
God have his eyes on You Halle. Much Love to you and your Family. Sweet Dreams,and remember for you I am Praying. Stay Strong and Finish Strong.

Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle!! I pray you are doing good today on your way to recovery. It is the start of a new month and could be the start to healing! I saw you Friday (wanted to give you a hug) here at your Mom's work place but I was busy helping in serving food to all the wondeful donors who came to show their support and love for you!
love you always, Ms. Adela

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know your Mambas played well for you this weekend.!!! They avenged our loss to Kaboom and WON!! The Mambas beat them soundly just for you. They then beat Adam Johnson Volleyball Club and San Antonio Heat. Everyone played well. Our parents and players continued their testimonies about you and more buttons were sold.
I texted your mom that we were doing good and she said you had been watching the dvd's Mr. Ronnie sent and that you are a pretty good coach. She said you were telling those girls what they needed to do. I am sure Coach Kane would welcome your help LOL.
Can't wait till you are there with us to let the girls know what they need to do!!!
Keep working hard and get stronger. See you soon.

Love you
Mrs. Sherry

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
Just wanted to say Good Night,and Sweet Dreams. Stay Strong,Keep the Faith and Finish Strong. Remember
Halle for You I am Praying.
Much Love to You and Your Strong Family.

Sheila E.

P.S. Remember Halle God Loves You,and God is not Done with You.

Anonymous said...

Halle,
Positive vibes coming your way from me to you! Of course I pray for you daily, but I was thinking about you this past weekend, on Saturday night especially. -
After the Mambas match on Saturday night (when we whupped up on Kaboom :) )the whole group went out to eat at a cool place called Goodfellas Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta. It was fairly late so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The owner is from New York City and has the thickest "New Yalk" accent. He was sooo funny and entertaining.
I guess since you were just in NYC it made me think about ya. We ate alot and laughed alot. The pizzas were made in a big brick oven - of course the name tells you that...duh, and the crust was amazing. The pizzas all had funny names too. DaddyWeave and I had a "Sonny Supreme Pizza". Lots of people ordered these big bowls of different types of pastas. Grace got baked Ziti with chicken.
Am I making you hungry? I'm making myself hungry! It's almost noon on Tuesday. I would love to take you to this restaurant and a maybe do a lil shoppin'sometime this Spring. Maybe when you are in-between treatments and having a great week. Okay Precious,
Keep working hard on your strength and fitness -
Attitude is Everything!
Big Hugs,
Miss Sue

Bailey Hayes said...

halle!!
i miss you so much! i haven't seen you in forever! sooo many people have been asking about you lately and i can't tell you how good it feels to tell them about how good you're doing! i really hope to see you soon cause i miss you like crazy girlfriend! love you so much!

love,
Bailey

Anonymous said...

Halle;
It's early in the morning here in the Big Easy. I begin to think about Halle,
then I begin to Pray and ask God to continue to bless,and Completely Heal Halle. Halle I read your blog and you just continue to amaze me. Keep up the positive attitude,Stay Strong,and Finish Strong. Halle Keep Your Head up,for
You I am Praying. Keep up the Good Work. I just Love Your strenght,and attitude Remember God Loves,and Cares for You (HALLE). Top of the morning Halle,Sweet Dreams.
Much Love to You and Your Strong Family

Later Halle
Sheila E.

Sheil said...

Hi Halle!
Just thinking about you,and
Praying that you are having
a Blessed filled day. Halle
continue to do good and rise above this cancer,
because this Trial has only
come to make you strong,and
strong you are. Halle just
remember to hold on,even when you feel low hold on God knows your pain,
and he will see you through.
Philippians 4:4,13,19,and23
Halle Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say,
rejoice! Halle You can do all things through Christ who strengthens You. Halle
God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ
Jesus. Halle may the grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ be
with you all. Halle keep the Faith and Hold on. Stay Strong and Finish Strong. Much Love to You and Your Strong Family.

Sheila E.

daddyWeave said...

Hi Halle,

"How ya doin!" Ms. Sue told you a little bit about the Goodfellas Brick Oven Pizza place in Dallas and the owner with the thick NY accent. He took a picture with Coach Kane and the team and had everyone say How Ya Doin! instead of "cheese" for the picture.

I wanted to briefly mention a phone conversation I had this evening with a high school coach in Florida who heard about you and she and her team want to get involved and do something for you and your family. She asked if I could mail her 500 buttons in time for her to have them out for a tournament she is holding later in March. She sounds like a really neat lady and is doing great things with her high school team on and off the court. I told her I did not even know if we had that many buttons but as soon as Ms. Sue and Grace get home from practice tonight I am going to start counting buttons. I sent your mom an e-mail with more information about my conversation and a link to a news story about her team.

Stay Strong and Finish Strong Halle; everyday! I know it can be tough but know that there are so many out there from Seattle to Florida and many other places in between that are praying for you and pulling for you. God is Good and he loves you and wants you to be strong and well.

Love to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Halle,

be blessed our prayers are with you and your family. Keep the faith remember God is Faithful...

Pastor Charles
And SIMPSON United Methodist Church
Austin, Texas

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,
It was wonderful to see you last evening. Even better to see you doing that schoolwork!! Leonard says, "Go Girl".
Sorry we couldn't stay longer (we got a late start for practice) but it was important that we deliver those cards from Frost Elementary and that we see you!
I have some more from an older class that I got today. They were written by Mrs. McCaskill's class whose picture is posted blowing you a kiss, here on your blog. They sure have a connection with you and want to meet you. I think you will enjoy reading them.
My whole faculty is praying for you and they ask about you everyday.

You keep up the physical therapy and the mental exercises too (do your homework!!) You will beat this... I know you can.

Love Always
Mrs. Sherry

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle;
I missed sending you a comment on yesterday,but I did not forget to Pray for You. Halle I am forever thinking about you,and Praying for You. Halle just Keep the Faith,and know that God is not Done with You. Remember This Battle Is Not Your's,But It's The Lords. So Halle Stay Strong,and Finish Strong,and know that God Loves and Cares for You. Halle for You and Your Strong Family I am Forever
Praying. Much Love to You your Family.

lATER Ms.Halle
Sheila E.

CBooker said...

Hi Halle and Ena!
This is Cathy "Bumgardner" Booker, I worked with your mom at TCJC when we were both getting ready to have you and my Jasmyn! I have kept up with you and Hollencia over the years through mutual friends. What a beautiful young lady you have grown to be..you look just like your mom and dad! I went to McCallum also a LONG time ago! When I went there Coach Caldwell was a fine young 22 yo! See, it has been a LONG time : )
What a volleyball player! My Jaz plays for AJV 15's and I had her watch your video so she could see that your Mambo girls have it goin on!
My heart aches for the struggle you are going through. You are a true champion..a real athlete..you now how to fight to come from being down and get the win! I'm cheering for your VICTORY! Make sure you tell your mom I'm sending every ounce of my love to you guys!
God Speed!
Cathy

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle;
Top of the morning to you.
I pray you had a Blessed day.,with many more Blessed days a head I'm still Praying for you. Halle keep the Faith
and know that God knows your struggle,and he cares for you. Halle for you I am Praying. Hang in there Baby Girl,stay Strong,and Finish Strong. God has so much yet for you to do. Sweet Dreams,and Keep On Keeping on. Much Love to
You and Your very Strong Family.

Later Baby Girl
Sheila E.

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle;
I just finished reading your blog,and sweet girl you just keeping on amazing me. Halle it was good to read that you were out enjoying the fresh air,
and sunshine. It was really good to know that your family was there to enjoy these very special moments with you Halle. Halle remember Family is special,and know that you have a very special,kind and Loving one. So Halle Hang In There,because you have one strong family that's got your back. For you Halle I am Praying. Keep the Faith,and know that God is good all the time. Halle keep kicking that Radiation,and Chematherpy in the butt. I Love Reading Your Blog.
So Stay Strong and Finish Strong,so that I can have something to read. Much Love to You and Your Strong Family.

Later Halle
Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Halle,

I hope you have a speedy recovery. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

kyla said...

Hi Halle
i came from a small town called bangs texas and i seen your story on fox and i know the hard challenges that your going through..even though you dont know me id like you to know theres many others that have the same fight as you and for you to be strong and be on tv i lift you to god to heal . one of my closest best friend has just went through the same thing he found out that he had a brain tumor in 8th grade and they caught it late but hes recovering and he has learned to talk and walk again and he will graduate this year with his orginal class ... so i give you the best of luck with your surgery and coming through it you look strong and i know that you will be fine sooner then you think ....
love kyla

kyla said...

Hi Halle
i came from a small town called bangs texas and i seen your story on fox and i know the hard challenges that your going through..even though you dont know me id like you to know theres many others that have the same fight as you and for you to be strong and be on tv i lift you to god to heal . one of my closest best friend has just went through the same thing he found out that he had a brain tumor in 8th grade and they caught it late but hes recovering and he has learned to talk and walk again and he will graduate this year with his orginal class ... so i give you the best of luck with your surgery and coming through it you look strong and i know that you will be fine sooner then you think ....
love kyla

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle
i came from a small town called bangs texas and i seen your story on fox and i know the hard challenges that your going through..even though you dont know me id like you to know theres many others that have the same fight as you and for you to be strong and be on tv i lift you to god to heal . one of my closest best friend has just went through the same thing he found out that he had a brain tumor in 8th grade and they caught it late but hes recovering and he has learned to talk and walk again and he will graduate this year with his orginal class ... so i give you the best of luck with your surgery and coming through it you look strong and i know that you will be fine sooner then you think ....
love kyla

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,
Wow you looked so beautiful on Fox Sports! I watched at 5:50 and at 9:50. You did great!

You keep working, I know you are getting stronger!

I got a phone call tonight from a mom whose daughter will play volleyball at Stony Point. She has a daughter that plays at Austin Performance (14's) and they are leaving Thursday for the Denver qualifier. They want buttons for their whole team, parents included. I am trying to get enough together for them to take and wear to Denver. They want everyone to know that they love you and support you.

Halle I know I have told you this many times, but you keep blessing me in so many ways. Today I talked to someone I don't even know and because of you I feel I have a new friend. God has so much planned for you. I truly believe that. He will take care of you.

We will come by and see you tomorrow. I have more cards for you from my Frost kids. Some of them are very good and I know they will make you smile. I would love to come get you one day and drive you to Gtown to see the kids. We'll see you in a bit.

Love you
Mrs. Sherry

Erica Jackson said...

A stranger who cares.

Halle, I hope that comfort remains within you. Meaning that even though you may find yourself in alot of discomfort with the many diffrent porcedures you are having, keep confort in your heart that this will all be a story in your past that you will one day tell other children who may have to walk in your foot steps.
Dont be uncomfortable about what people are having to do for you now but be blessed that you have those people who will do for you.
You are in my prayers.
Erica J.

Codie Kyle said...

Hi Halle! Just wanted to drop in and remind you that you continue to be in the mamba's, my family, and my friends thoughts! All my friends and i wear your button on our backpacks for a constant surge of inspiration. i cannot tell you how many people i have asking me at school for updates on you girl! also i watched you on fox 7 tonight and you looked so tough! Halle, you are the strongest girl i know, whenever i see your face you're constantly smiling. keep smiling everything will fall into place.
have an amazing day!
love,
codie

Haley Rhoads said...

Halle Girl!
You looked great on the news!!!
Us Black Mambas are so proud of you!! I am praying for you everyday and you are never out of my thoughts. Grace and I will see you tomorrow.

Love ya
Haley

Jacob Rhoads said...

Halle,
This is Jacob Rhoads. I am Haley's brother and I am in the 8th grade at Forbes Middle School. I have been keeping up with you through my mom and sister. Tonight I watched your story on the news. I want you to know that my FCA group (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) is praying for you. Many of my friends at school know about you and are pulling for you and praying for you. Keep the faith, be strong. You can do it!!

Jacob

Leonard Rhoads said...

"I am fighting the good fight, I am finishing the race. I have kept the faith. There is in store for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord will award to me."

Halle your "spiritual muscle" will get you through this as well as your "physical muscle". You are strong inside and out. Just ask God for help especially when you grow weary.

Mr. Leonard

jennifer said...

hi halle u r in our thoughts and prayers...Hollis we r saddened by the news of ur daughters illness..u were there for our son,jeremy, and we would like to let u know ur family is in our thoughts and prayers and wish halle a speedy recovery.. from jeremy zapata and family......

Juliet Prather said...

Hey Halle, do you remember last year when I put on your volleyball shoes for a game (because of course i left mine at home) and joked that I could feel their power running through me? Well, girl you do have a power that is incredible. I know you'll get through this, and I love you and think of you constantly. You've got the power!! (imagine that being sung like that one song)


-Little Irish

Angie said...

Hello! I just saw your story on the rerun of Fox 7 News @ 9 since I just got off from work. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. As soon as I saw you I knew I had to visit your page. I hope you're feeling better and I know for a fact you will overcome this. With your spirit and bright smile, nothing can keep you down. I will keep you in my prayers and hope to hear your volleyball stats in the fall for McCallum.

Teresa Pomerantz said...

Hey Halle- saw you on fox last last- you look great! Glad your spirits are up!

Anonymous said...

I saw the news on Fox last night. What a horrible thing for a teenager to go through!

I hope that your recovery will be speedy and complete.

Hubie said...

Hi Halle,

I heard your story when one of my co-workers showed up this week wearing a ribbon for you. We are wishing you well and are inspired by you. Stay strong!!

Anonymous said...

Halle, I wake up every morning with you in my thoughts. And of course you are in my prayers. I will be by soon to see you and spend some one on one time with you. And remember, although so many are praying for you, don't forget to talk to God for yourself! I Love You soooooooo much! Keep that beautiful smile on your face.

Aunt Kim

Darlene said...

Halle you are a very special young woman, I’ve known how special you are for years...

I am awed by your strength and courage. You've always been strong and brave it's just who you are... it’s just MORE evident to a whole lots more people. I thought Fox did a really great piece...What I like is to see how much better you are now Halle compared to when that was taped just a couple of weeks ago. You inspire me to go out and live everyday like it is precious.Just like you do...XOXOXOXO

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Halle!
I remember you and your sister going to the kiddie daycare back in the days of Future Firm gym when your mom was teaching there. (I have yet to find a class that gives me as much enjoyment as your moms classes do) I couldnt believe how you had grown when I saw you and your mom in dave and busters last year. I am so proud of you. You have such amazing strength. I will continually lift you and your family up in prayer...Gods Speed...
Tracy

Anonymous said...

Heyy Halle!!

we miss you so much at the track meets haha...dancing and actin a fool
We are doing really well though.. Cant wait for you to be back!
LOVE YA!!

Michelle E.(your favorite twin) =D

markakyle said...
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Markakyle said...

Halle,
I had to edit my last post there were so many typos!!
You continue to be an inspiration for all of us. I drive a school bus in the mornings and yesterday I brought your buttons in for the drivers to help out. Codie made a flyer to explain everything that I left on the front counter. By the time I came in from my route, it was amazing how many people were already wearing your buttons!! You have made us all open our eyes and appreciate the small things in life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your strength and your smile keep us going. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. With much love. Mark

Sheila E. said...

Halle;
I just finished reading your blog,and as always I
enjoyed. Halle You are one
Beautiful,Amazing,Strong Young Lady. I Pray that you will continue to keep the Faith,and Hang in there,and remember the battle is not your's Halle it's the Lords. Halle God knows your struggles,and he sees your tears,and he can and will wipe all your tears away. Halle as I watched you on the news video,I saw a very very
brave young lady even through your tears. Halle
when you broke down and begin to cry. I begin to cry too,because I really don't know you,and have only seen you once in New Orleans with your mom and dad, when you and your sister were just little girls. Halle but my how time passes by,and through
your blog I feel like I have been knowing you all your little young life. I will continue throug your blog to get to know you better,because Halle if the doctors ever give me some bad news. I will know that I can handle it,because I know of a very Strong Amazing,Tough
as nails young Lady who have given me so much Strength. Halle I am forever Praying for your complete Healing. My Prayers are going up for a clear MRI. Remember Halle God is good all the time,
and all the time God is good. When Praises Go Up
Blessings Come Down,So Halle Receive Your Blessings from the Lord.
Mr and Mrs's Brent know that the both of you have one Brave,Amazing Young Lady,who have played a positive role and so many peoples lives. You are two AWESOME,AMAZING,
POSITIVE,SUPERSTRONG,LOVINGPARENT. I just want you guys continue to Pray and Love on Halle,and know that me and sooooooooooo
many others are Praying for your family. Much Love to the Brent Family.
Halle and Family stay Strong and Finish Strong,because you guy have a TESTIMONY. Halle I hope this comment dosen't
wear you out,but some times I just can't stop typeing or thinking. when I read your blog and begin to reflect upon you Halle,
such a Strong and Brave Young Lady,Keep On Keeping
On. Next time I will try to be brief. One more thing Halle Sweet Dreams.

Later Ms.Halle
Sheila E.

Bailey Hayes said...

hey halle!
i know i've already told you but your piece on FOX was so so so good! even your text made my day sooo much better! i love you so much and i'm so glad to hear that you're doing better. can't wait to see you!

Love,
Lil B

p.s.
just thought i'd let you know that we got two baby goats yesterday since i know how much you loooove my pets haha :)

Alisa said...

Halle! May you know the love and power of God as you go through all this. I live in Austin but learned about your situation when I visited a school at Georgetown today. A flyer was prominent on the information desk, and the person at the desk told me about your case and how important it is to the folks at the school. So you can bet that I joined your team of supporters. I have a button and you have my prayers.

Can I suggest a question for your parents and your physician? Have they considered the proton capabilities at UPenn as a possibility for medical treatment?

Be strong in knowing you have a community of supporters surrounding you. How cool is that! God is good ... all the time. All the time...

S. Whisenhunt said...

Halle

Just want you to know that APV 14 Moxie is headed to Denver this weekend. We have 50 buttons that we will wear proudly and distribute. You will be in our thoughts and prayers this weekend as always.

You know Moxie means "The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage". You, Halle, have Moxie and we for sure are on your team!

Hugs!
APV 14 Moxie

Mrs. Kyle said...

Hello Halle,
This is Mary. It is very goog to hear the progress you have made. Keep the faith in God knowing that he has the ultimate power and he can change any situation at any time for anyone. I've always considered you guys as family and that's never going to change. I love you all. When I get better from the flu I have, we will come see you and bring pictures of Melissa's baby. His name is Wyatt Harner and he is a cute-e-pie! You take care and never give up!!!! God Bless you and the entire family. TTYL.

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle Girl,
On this dismal day I am full of excitement for you! I know God is taking care of you. I met Mrs. Wisenhunt last night at Sonic and gave her 50 buttons to take to their qualifier in Denver... She is the nicest lady. APV 14 Moxie is proud to support you. Lets see, you are now known in at least 8 other states! With all those people praying for you and pulling for you, you have to keep working hard. They know you can do it and so do I!!!
Keep up your hard work, it will pay off. As Mrs. Wiaenhunt said "you've got MOXIE!!!"
Love ya girl
Mrs. Sherry

Nancy & Angel said...

Hello Halle,

Angel and I have you in our prayers. We saw your story on the news and I see you still have that beautiful smile just like Ena. When Tee told me last year you were playing volleyball on varsity I was so excited for you. You have been an inspiration for Angel. Get well soon and we are looking forward to seeing you on the court again. FYI The Austin Striders have really missed you.

Nancy & Angel

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
Love reading your blog,girl
you just keep on amazing me with your strong will to go on. Halle like Mrs.Wiaenhunt say you are MOXIE,and a prime example of MOXIE you are. Halle keep up the good work in all you do. Keep the Faith,Know that God Loves you and he(GOD)cares for you. Halle Stay Strong and Finish Strong,because we Love you and want so very much to see you at the Finish Line. Hang in there Baby Girl,for this Battle is the Lords. Halle
have a Safe and Blessed Friday,and a Spirit filled Weekend. Halle To God Be The Glory For The Things He His Done,And The Things He Is Going To Do In Your Life.Amen. Halle Much
Love To You and Your Strong
Family.

Sheila E.

Dominique said...

Hey Halle, this is Dominique from Fulmore! Just letting you know you and your family are in my prayers! You'll be back on the court ace'n those balls before you know it! Keep your head up! Everythings going to be ok!

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle;
Hope and Pray that you had a good day. Halle I Prayed
for you and your family today as I did yesterday,
and will continue to do and
the many days ahead. Halle you just continue to give me and others that will to go on,even when it's not going our way. Remember
Halle God Loves You and He
cares,and God will never leave You. Hang in there
Halle,because I look forward to reading Your
blog. Good Night Halle,
Sweet Dreams. Much Love to
You and Your Strong Family.

Sheila E.

daddyWeave said...

Hi Halle

It was so good to finally get the opportunity to come by for a visit and see you and your parents the other night. I had a lot of fun playing with your dog! haha :-) Check out the slide show I just uploaded for you; I hope you and your friends enjoy it. I thought about pointing out your dad in the photos but I figured those that know him won't have trouble picking him out (sorry Hollis; of course I'm not too far behind). I tried to upload the video but it got "blocked"! I'll make a copy for you; I included background music - "Blue Skies" by Big Daddy Weave. Well, it is sort of late so best get to bed; hope you had a great day and "finished strong". Love to you and your family. Most of all - God loves you and is your biggest fan!

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hi Halle,
Hope your spring break has started out well. We have been relaxing and are fixing to go to Waco to visit Haley's grandparents. We will be here the rest of the week until Friday when we go to the tour stop. Maybe we can get you and Haley and Grace together. We are supposed to practice either Wed. or Thurs. don't know when yet.
We will text you and see when you are available.
The APV Moxie group made it to Denver and I am sure they have handed out all the "h" buttons.
Enjoy your week off but keep that PT with mom going!! We need you.
The Mambas want you with them.
Take care and we will see you in a couple of days.

Bailey Hayes said...

halle!!
i hope your spring break has been excellent and i'm praying that your MRI will turn out perfectly!!
also, today my brother said something and i was like "are you dumb, or are you just stupid?" and then i started cracking up because you're the only one besides me who understands that! halle i miss you so so so much!! hopefully i'll be able to visit you soon. i love you halle and stay strong!

Love,
Lil B

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,
I am sure you will enjoy spring break, especially with this beautiful weather---God is smiling on you, sweetie! Hope to hear good news from your Mom when she comes back to work and we can finish planning something for you for Easter. Send us any wishes (just not to see Ms. Banks again:)and we will try our best...love, Ms.Adela.

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle;
I just finished reading your blog,and comments,and as always I enjoyed. Sorry to read you had a little heaviness on you left side,but I Pray that you are feeling better. Halle I am Praying that you get a A+ on Your MRI results. Halle when I read your comments I am so glad to know that you have so many people who Love,
cares,and are Praying for you. That makes me Proud to be a part of the human race,that Loves and cares about others. Halle know that we all Love You,and is Praying that receive a Complete Healing from the Lord. Halle enjoy your Spring Break. I think it's wounderful that your Family is coming to visit you. Halle always remember
that at the end of the day
the Unconditional Love of Family is worth more the Silver or Gold,and Halle know that you have one Loving Family. Halle Hang
in there and know that God Loves You and he cares. Halle know that God see your struggles,and he knows your pain. God is faithful and just,he can and he will see you through. Halle have a Safe and Blessed day,and keep up the good work. Stay Strong and Finish Strong. Until I write again know that I am always thinking about you,and forever Praying for You. Much Love to You and Your Strong Family.

Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Halle! I have exciting news. Today my mom and I were flying back from El Paso and Rick Perry was sitting in front of us. I gave him one of your pins and told him your story. It was so cool! He put it right on too! You are an inspiration to everyone, and I just want to let you know that i continue to pray for you everyday and wear your pin with pride!
Love Annie

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle Girl,
Your family in Gtown is here for you. We are praying fervently for you, that God will work his wonderous powers and take care of our special "Halle Girl".
You enjoy this beautiful day and evening with your family. I know you have enjoyed having them visit. Your Belton/Gtown family will be there soon to cheer you up with more of Grace's funny stories.
Haley is cooking supper right now..., she says she might cook you supper one night if this turns out good. We need to find out what your favorite food is. Can't wait to come see you again. We have practice on Thursday from 9-11 so we may come by after if you don't have too much company. Don't forget that "fierceness" Be strong, stay "FIERCE".

Love ya
Mrs. Sherry

Pamela Sherman said...

Hi Halle! You will not remember me, but I know you through your mom. We are sorors and she is one of my favorite gym instructors. Your New York pictures are FANTASTIC! I know someone who has Stage IV breast cancer. If you google Shannon Iezzi, you will find her blog. Like you, she is such an inspiration to many. I have learned so many things from her and want to pass on a couple to you... When you are down write down things that you are thankful for. Also, make a love list which consists of the things you love - challenge yourself to think of things that are not obvious. For example, I love seeing rainbows in the sky. I also love sitting on my couch on a nice cool, rainy day & the fireplace going. I think Shannon's ended up having a list of over 100 things. Keep your head up and a smile on your beautiful face. Know that God loves you.

haley rhoads said...

hey halle,
i hope youre feeling better. just so you know, you are an inspiration and role model to me as well as many others so keep working girl! our team misses you and will proudly be wearing our uniforms this coming weekend just for you! i look forward to seeing you soon.

love ya

Bailey Hayes said...

Hey Halle!!
Just wanted to say that I'm thinking about you and hope you begin to feel better soon. We have all missed you so much these past couple of months and we're all praying for you. Halle you have so much support, it's incredible! Just looking at your comments, i can see that you're loved and supported by those who you don't even know! I love you soooo much girl! Stay strong Halle!! I'd love to talk to you soon so if you get the chance, text me!

I love you!
Lil B

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,
you don't know me but your mom was like an aunt to me while growing up, I am David's neice Kysha. I am so sorry to hear that you are going through all that you are going through, just remember that this is God's will and I pray that you recover from this and we will one day meet. Ena, you and the family will be in my prayers and I have also asked the Oakwood Church of Christ to pray along with me for all of you. "James 5:16 the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." I know you have many righteous people praying for you so don't give up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,

It's Ms. Kmetz, (now Mrs. Caltagirone) your old 3rd grade teacher from Dawson! I can't believe you are in 10th grade already.

I heard about your story, and I just wanted to let you know that I'll be thinking about you during your treatments and recovery.

You still seem very much like the sweet little girl I knew 7 years ago!

Best wishes,
Julie Kmetz Caltagirone

Anonymous said...

Halle and Ena,

Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and continuing to send up our prayers. I know it is hard to look up when you feel like you keep getting knocked down...I believe you have to let yourself get mad..heck, you are giving so much and need a break..emotionally and physically. We are mad for you and when we get mad we fight..we are fighting with prayers and you keep fighting with everybit of strength you have!

All of our Love,
Ron, Cathy, and Jasmyn Booker

tcockrell67 said...

Hey shadow!!!!

Its me and "koala" (josiah) stopping by 2 say HEY and we love u very,very much!!! U need 2 hurry up and get well b/c um, weren't u and chanel supposed 2 be coming 2 gram 4 spring fest! And we're supposed 2 be finalizing plans 4 your sweet 16!!! So come on shadow!!! I'll be there soon 2 visit. "Koala" and I love u sooooooo much!!!


Your big sister,
Brittney

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Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle,
I read your blog today with tears in eyes,because I along with many others wanted so much to hear the good news from your MRI. Halle you've worked so hard,and your family have been there 110 percent. So don't give up now Keep the fight alive,and know that God is not done with you,and he has the final say. Stay Strong Halle even when you want to quit. Halle just know that me,and all the many people out here,who have come to know you will forever be Praying for you.
Hollis and Ena I can't imagine,what you guys are going through. This has got to be a very frustrateing,disappointing
moment for the entire family. Mr.and Mrs. Brent know that God is good all the time,and he is still looking down on you little Halle. So don't ever give up,keep the Faith,and keep Praying. God is forever preforming Miracles,and I truly believe God is going to let Halle tell her Testimony. So hang in there Brent Family,and know that God is good all the time,and all the time God is good. Good night Halle sweet dreams,much Love to you and your Family.

Later Halle,and Family
Sheila E.

Lorrie said...

Dear Halle, Ena & family:
I've been following your blog and sending prayers everyday. We are confident that your strength and fighting faith will see you all through this!! Our prayers and thoughts are with you all everyday!!
Our love,
Lorrie, Jay & Michael Rodriguez

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Halle,
Hope you are enjoying your spring break with your family and loved ones. I pray for your continued strength and am lifting you and your family up in prayer. Brent Family...Take it one day at a time. I hope to visit with you all soon.

Tracy Simpson

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hi Halle,
It is late but I couldn't quit thinking about you. Hope you have had a wonderful visit with your family this week. I can't believe the break is almost over!

Haley had a setter clinic tonite and I had the chance to visit with some moms from the APV 14-2 team. I tell ya girl, you have blessed me again. I have met soooo many wonderful people who love you and are concerned about you and who are on your side ready to help you battle. That team, the FLYERS (kangaroos) are planning on making pink shirts in your honor to wear to their qualifier, I think in Atlanta. So add another state to the list... the buttons and "h" heart are going to Georgia!!
One of the moms bought my button off my shirt! I am going to have to hit up Mr. Ronnie for another one!
I want you to know Halle, not an hour goes by that I don't think about you and pray a prayer for you. Leonard, Haley and Jacob also are praying hard for you. You can do this girl... I know you have the strength!!
Your team is putting together a big Easter suprise for you so get ready!!! Here's a hint. The initials of it are: H E B ( and I don't mean the grocery store....LOL)
Okay, girl gotta get to bed. Love
ya, Mean it!

Mrs. Sherry

Sheila E said...

Hi Halle,
Just finished reading your blog,and comments. I was very glad to read that You,and Your Family have decided to dust off your knees and press forward. Halle this is why I enjoy reading your blog,because you and your Strong Family
is a prime example of Love
Strength,Fight,and the Power to go on. May God forever Bless,and continue to give you and your family the fight and will to go on. Halle and Family
"Delight yourself's in the Lord and He shall give you
all the desires of your hearts." Psalm37:4
Brent Family Be ye stedfast,unmoveable,always abounding in the work of the Lord. 1Cor.15:58. Halle as always for You and Your Strong Family I am forever Praying. Good Night Halle Sweet Dreams.

Later Halle and Family
Sheila E.

P.S Halle tell your
teammate Maggie for her, and her Family I am Praying. God Bless You All.

Kim-Neighbor said...

Hey Halle!!!

wishing you a happy, healthy life!! The kids reminise about staying out till 3am playing bball, making home movies, and the Maury show! Do you remember that? Derrion and Brandon remember you as the strong veril athletic funny young lady you are.

You haven't seen Kayleigh in a while, she will be 1 3/28. If I can squeeze through the house full of your friends and family I'll bring her by so you can see how much she has grown since you watched her for me a couple of months ago. Thank you for always being a helping hand, and please let me know if there is anything I can assist with in your miraculous recovery.

Saw you met Tyra Banks!!!! You go girl!!! I was all smiles!

See you soon, you are definitely on my mind and in my heart.

Stay veril!!

Your next door neighbor, KIM

Barrie Breed said...

To: Halle and family
From: Maggie's Mom

We have not been good about keeping in touch, but have continued prayers and positive thoughts each and every day. You are an amazing family and a source of strength and inspiration to more people than you will ever know. As you continue your battle, we begin ours. We too are a family of faith and strength. We too have hitched up our boots and are ready to kick butt! Let's saddle up and ride together!

God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Halle and Family,

I had the opportunity this year to hear from our brothers and sisters from South Africa sing a song and declare it in the Spirit that despite the Aids epidemic in their coutry "I Will Never Give Up" and I believe with all my heart that is in your spirit also.

Halle declare it tonight, "I Will Never Give Up"
God bless you and your wonderful family and my family and I will continue to pray for you all.

Anonymous said...

Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and my rescue.
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is my life's stronghold,
Of whom should I be afraid?
When evildoers draw near me to eat my flesh
my foes and my enemies are they
they trip and they fall.
Though a camp is marshaled against me,
my heart shall not fear.
Though battle is roused against me,
nontheless do I trust.
One thing do I ask of the Lord,
it is this that I seek
that I dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life
to behold the Lord's sweetness
and to gaze on His palace.
For He hides me in His shelter
on the day of evil.
He conceals me in the recess of His tent,
on a rock He raises me up.
And now my head rises over my enemies around me.
Let me offer in His tent sacrifices with joyous shouts.
Let me sing and hymn to the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, my voice when I call,
and grant me grace and answer me.
Of You, my heart said: Seek my face
Your face , Lord I do seek.
Do not hide Your face from me,
do not turn Your servant away in wrath.
You are my help.
Abandon me not, nor forsake me,
O God of my rescue.
If I but trust to see the Lord's goodness,
in the land of the living
Hope for the Lord!
Let your heart be firm and bold, and hope for the Lord.

In Jesus Name.
Amen

Bailey Hayes said...

halle!
just wanted to stop by and say hi! i'm so sorry to hear about your teammate's dad, but if he is as strong as you i know that he will be just fine! i love you so much girl and i hope to see you very soon! we're all praying for you!

Love,
Lil B

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle,
Top of the morning to you! I was just sitting here thinking about you,and I begin to Pray for you. I asked God to continue to Bless you and your family.
Halle hang on to that non stop,never quit Sprit,and always remember God Loves You,and He Cares. Halle God will never put more on you then you can bare. God is there to give you the strength for every hill you will have to climb. So don't try to climb any hill without Him,but just carry everything to God in Prayer. Halle I am forever Praying for you and your family. Sweet Dreams Baby Girl. Much Love to you and your Family. Hang in there Brent Family.

Sheila E.

Anne Bolgert said...

Hey there Halle,
Hang in there! I'm praying for you, asking god to give you comfort and healing. Keep the faith.

Anne

Bailey Hayes said...

Halle,
i love you i love you i love you i love you i love you!!!!!!!! stay strong!!

Love,
Lil B

Sheila E. said...

Halle,
I'm up late as always,and I was thinking about You. So I begin to read your blog,and comments. Halle I was very sad to read that your health has taken a unexpected turn. Halle you are such a good sport,
and have been such a strong young lady with such a big challenge. You have fought such a goooooooooooood fight don't give up now. Myself along with so many others are Praying that you will win this battle. Halle
and Family put all your faith and trust In God
and don't give up. God sees Halle Pain and He knows her struggles,and
only he can see her through. Ena and Hollis May God give you and your Family whatever you need to get through this very difficult time. Hang in there Brent Family,and know that God is good all the time. Keep the Faith,and know that I and so many others Love Halle and cares for her Family. Top of the Morning Brent Family,Sweet Dreams Halle.

Sheila E.

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hey Halle!
Hope today fines you better. I know with that strong spirit and fortitude you will press on!

We have been thinking about you and praying for you all weekend.
Our team played hard ... all for you! We are keeping your seat warm on the bench so you can come and help Coach Kane.

If you need anything please call me or Haley, I think you have Haley's cell. We love you girls and are here for you and your family in any way that you need us.

Mrs. Sherry

Starnisha Bodie said...

Hey Halle,
Just want to let you know that you are still in my prayers. I know your going to make it!

-Starr

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Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,
Sorry we missed seeing you tonite.
Your mom said you were sleeping. I know you have enjoyed your company... what a wonderful, supportive family you have!!

"Be Strong and of Good Courage, and do it: fear not,nor be dismayed: for the Lord God will be with thee, he will not fail thee"
1 Chronicles 28:20

Stay Strong, Be Fierce, Fight!!

Love you
Sherry

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle;
I,m up again just thinking
about you,and Praying for You,and Your Family. Halle Stay Strong,and Finish Strong. I want to see You at the Finish Line. Brent Family May God Continue To Bless and Keep You! Halle Much Love to You and Your Family. Sweet Dreams Baby Girl.

Sheila E.

Darlene said...

This is from Joel Osteen...
All through the day, imagine God’s hand outstretched toward you. It is a hand of healing, a hand of favor, a hand of restoration. No matter what you may be facing, realize there is a force for you that is greater than any force that will ever be against you. As a child of the Most High, I know God’s hand is outstretched toward me.” AMEN

Anonymous said...

Dearest Halle

Here is a note just for you filled with love, I have had the song " can you feel the love tonight" from Lion King on my mind for the past week and just want you to know there are lots and lots of people out there sending you love. Please know that above all our Lord has his arms around you filled with his love. I do hope you can feel the love being sent your way. Your smiling face is always just a thought away.


We love you lots
Margarida & Katie B.

Lorrie said...

Dear Ena, Halle & Family:
Just wanted to let you know that we (a group of 3 Tae Kwon Do families)- are praying for you and your family - we got together last night for a dinner and in our prayers asked and are continuing to ask and pray for strength, faith and a continued fighting spirit! We are thinking of you all here in McKinney, TX everyday! With much love and continued faith for healing and Strength.
Love to you from the Rodriguez, Murto & Wingfield families.

Love to you all
Lorrie Rodriguez

M Cornett said...

Hi Halle,

Your Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Mary wants you to know that we are stilling praying for you. We know that God is willing and able to bring you through no matter what man says. God is a healing God, just keep the faith and in his own time he will heal your body. Ena and Hollis we love you and know that you both are doing everything you can for Halle. We pray that God keep you both strong and he loves you both and though we may not understand why this is happening but God has a purpose for all of our lives. James 1:2-3 My brethen count it all joy when you fall into various trials. Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen. Just keep the faith and dont worry about those things that you cant see just know that God is working on your behalf. We love you all and we are there far you if you needs us.

Anonymous said...

With God behind us and His arms beneath us, we can face whatever lies before us...

Miss Pam said...

Hey Halle,
You are still in my prayers continually. I know we can't see the big picture, but just know that God never makes a mistake. Romans 15:13 says, May the Og od hope fill yuou with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. We all go through pain & sorrow, but the presence of God, like a warm, comforting blanket can shield us ad protect us and allow the deep inner joy to surface, even in the most devestating circumstances.
Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, on thoe days when I am trouled, You comfort me if I turn my thoughts and prayers to You. When I am discouraged, You lift me up. You are my unending source of strength, Lord. In every circumstance, let me trust Your plan and Your will for my life. In Jesus Name. You continue to be an inspiration to many people; you cannot imagine how many lives you have touched. God is truly working a great thing through You. Continue to be blessed. Much Love, Miss Pam

suzy said...

Hi Halle,
You are a special young lady who has so many friends praying for you. Do not hesitate to lean on your family and friends for anything and everything. We are here for YOU!

Love,
Suzy

Erin Thelen said...

Hey Halle it's Erin Thelen!
It's been too long since I have seen you I wanted to visit you but I know right know it is most important that you visit with your family.
The other day in volleyball I had the sudden urge to "run it" but nobody but you is worthy enough, or at least nobody makes it as fun. I miss you, we all do. But mostly we hope you get better, and feel better. I'm praying for you and thinking about you so much. You continue to amaze me with your strength, Halle, and your perseverance. You are beautiful and somebody who everyone loves to be around.
Love you, and miss you!
-Erin.

Grace Collier said...

Halle!
I saw you on the news the other day (my mom taped it)and it really opened my eyes to what you are going through. I just wanted you to know that you have everyone on your side and not a day goes by where I don't think about you! I told my Sunday School class about what you're going through and we are all praying for you. Halle, you are so beautiful, talented and smart! You haven't let this get you down! You rock!!!

Anonymous said...

We're praying daily for you Halle!
We are so very much looking forward to seeing that beautiful spirit and smile of your!
Lynette & Ariel

Anonymous said...

Hey girl,

Love you tons, Sorry we missed you last night. Cant wait to see you in a couple days. Keep the faith. You are my hero

Haley

kathleen said...

Halle,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We are praying for healing, comfort and peace for each of you. Your bright face is, I'm sure, missed dearly at McCallum and especially at Volleyball.
Just know that you and your family are loved.
Kathleen Thelen (Erin's mom)

Markakyle said...

Halle,
Sometimes things get harder before they get better. I believe with all my heart that this is the case with you. You have too many people, that love and support you. All this positive energy can only make things better. Hang in there girl. It is all going to better soon. With much love,
Mark

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family daily.

Becky

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle;
You are always on my mine,and forever in my Prayers.
Halle each and every day I ask God to continue to Heal You,and Bless Your whole Family. Halle always remember God never sleeps,and He sees everything You are going through. So Halle don't quit,because God is not done with You. Therefore Halle Keep Your Head Up,Stay Strong,and Finish Strong. I'm looking for You at the Finish Line.
Halle God don't make mistakes,and He knows just how much you can bare,remember God is just a Prayer away. So Halle please don't give up,because You are a fighter,that have given so many people the Inspiration,and Strength to go on. Halle so many of us look forward to reading your blog, be it good or sad,because we know one thing for sure that you are an Inspiration for all of us. So to our true fighter never ever ever ever give up. Halle myself and so many others will forever lift You and Your Family up to the Lord in Prayer. May God hear all our Prayers, and show Favor on the Brent Family,therefore giving Halle a Complete Healing. I am also Praying that God will continually Bless Mr and Mrs. Brent to have Faith even in these devastating,discouraging moments don't ever hesitate to call upon the name of Jesus. God is Faithful and Just,and Willing to handle any Circumstances that we cannot handle by ourselves,remember He made us,and He knows all about us. So Hang in there Brent Family,and never give up. Halle Much Love,and non stop Prayers to
you and Your Family. Until I write again Halle be Blessed,Good Night,and Sweet Dreams.


Sheila E.

Bailey Hayes said...

halle!
i miss you girlfriend! halle we're all praying for you, keep fighting! you have so much support from everyone at mccallum, and people ask about you all of the time. i miss you and love you so much! stay strong halle!

Love,
Lil B

Anonymous said...

Hi Precious!
Just wanted to say hello cuz I've been out of town for almost 2 weeks!
You were takin' a nap when we came by a couple days ago.
I went to Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas.
It was great cuz most of the time I just soaked up the sun.
Vegas reminds me of New York City with lots of lights and tall hotels and great shopping.
Thinking of you, beautiful girl and hoping you have sweet dreams.
Big Hugs,
Miss Sue (Grace's momma)

Roxana said...

Praying for you Halle!!! Please keep fighting...we are all thinking of you and praying for you!

Much love!

Roxy

Anonymous said...

Halle, I don't personally know you but I've attend a few of your Moms classes at Golds. You will definately be in my prayers.

God Bless! Remember....BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD!

MUCH LOVE!
KENDRA

JEdwards said...

Halle,
We are praying for you, asking God for complete healing. God Bless and KEEP you

Jackie Vick said...

Halle and Brent Family-
This is Jackie Vick. My daughter, Aubree, played on the Austin Jrs North team with your sister a couple years ago. Aubree and I heard about your illness, and you have been in our prayers. I have read your blog and so admire the courage of your family. Your faith in a living, loving and healing Savior is an incredible inspiration. Continue in that faith! I wish I could give you a hug this evening, but I know you are surrounded by the loving arms of so many family and friends and an incredible Lord and Savior.

Love in Christ,
Ms. Jackie

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hi Halle,
Didn't get to come visit you before practice tonite, the weather was sooo bad we had to drive slow to practice. We need to deliver a bunch of cards (about 60 of them!!!) and a book from Frost kids. The book was made by a kindergarten class.... It is so cute. One little boy drew a picture of you and him playing volleyball!! (Pretty good artist for a 5 year old!!) I think you will enjoy reading it and trying to decipher what they are trying to say.
You keep working hard and generate your energy into getting better. Like Mark (Codie's Dad) says, sometimes things seem to get worse before they get better.

Stay focused, Stay fierce.

Love you,
Mrs. Sherry

Bailey Hayes said...

halle!
i hope that you're feeling better and i miss you like crazy! i really hope that i can come and see you soon! it was really cool, today in volleyball instead of breaking on "yipee ki yay" we broke on "halle!" it was really cool! we all love you halle and are praying for you! stay strong!

Love,
Lil B

p.s.
i gave your cousin imani (i think that's how you spell it...) the newspaper that you were in from school so be sure to get that from her. i love you!

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle ;
Top of the morning to you. I hope,and Pray you had a Blessed day,that will continue into a Spirit filled tomorrow. Halle as you sleep I am up thinking about you,and Praying that God has his Angels encamped all around you. Halle as always for You and Your Family I am forever Praying. Sweet Dreams Halle, May God continue to Bless you and your Family Much Love. Stay Strong Baby Girl,and keep the Faith. I will write you later.

Sheila E.

Barrie Breed said...

Hey Halle! This is Maggie's Dad. I hear you've been concerned about me. Well, you need to know that I'm doing well and thinking about you. I'll make a deal with you, I'll work as hard as you have. I don't know if I'm as tough as you, but I'll give it my best!

I'm not doing the blog thing, but I will get back with you once I start my treatments and let you know how it's going.

Hang in there kid!

Jeff (Maggie's Dad) Breed

Sheila E. said...

Halle
I'm back at ya. hoping and Praying You are having a Blessed filled day. Halle keep the Faith and know that God is good all the time,and that He Loves You(HALLE)
unconditionally. So Halle Hang in there Stay Strong,and Finish Strong. Much Love to You and Your Strong Family, God Bless.


Sheila E.

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hi Halle,
What a beautiful day that God has given us. It is a blessed day because of you Halle. I want you to know you have touched my life and changed it. I will never be able to thank you for all the things you have done for me.

I have been working on something for you.... It has caused me to look back through some volleyball pictures. That AJV 14's team was so fun. You were the spark of that team. I remember your enthusiasm and your work ethic. I remember what a FIERCE competitor you were, even at 14. That work ethic and fierceness will carry you through this girl.

Keep fighting.
The Rhoads are thinking of you and praying for you daily.
Love,
Mrs. Sherry

Anonymous said...

Hollis, Ena, and Halle,

We know you find yourself in the middle of difficult days...your story continues to touch others and has reminded us of the power of family, power of love, and power of prayer. Keep fighting the good fight...this community has your back!

and Jeff (Maggie's dad) we may not know you personally but you are a part of this blog family and we got your back too! Our prayers are with you also!!

Ron, Cathy and Jasmyn Booker

Anonymous said...

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
In grass meadows He makes me lie down,
by quiet waters guides me.
My life He brings back.
He leads me on pathways of justice
for His name's sake.

Your rod and Your staff
it is they that console me.
You set out a table before me
in the face of my foes.
You moisten my head with oil, my cup overflows.

Let but goodness and kindness pursue me all the days of my life.
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
for many long days.

The Brent family is in our prayers.

Cindy said...

Hi Halle,
It's Cindy from Pearce. Just wanted you to know we think about you all the time! You are in our thoughts and prayers--and our hearts.

Joyce said...

Hi Halle

Keep fighting and stay strong. You and your family are in my prayers.

Joyce

Mareli Greyling said...

Hey it's Mareli again,

Sounds like a lot has been going on. But just remember that everything will work out for good for those who love God. He loves you more than anything. You are his special child and he will give you the rest and the peace and the healing that you need. I can't imagine how tough it can be but you have some much prayer comin' at you and so many people who love you. Stay stron girl, I can tell you have been. Keep persevering and never give up. Have a beatiful day! You're most definitely in my prayers.

~Mareli

Anonymous said...

Always thinking of you and your family Halle!
Everyone I know is just in awe at the strength you have and how supportive and loving your family is. I want you to know that everyone at MAC and elsewhere loves you and is praying for you and your family.
I love you and miss you terribly!

-Erin T.

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
You are one Strong,Amazing,Tough Young Lady. So don't give up, just keep the Faith, and know that God has the final say so. Halle God sees your pain and He knows your struggles, and God will see You through. So Hang in there Baby Girl, because God Loves You, and He cares. Much Love to You Halle and Your whole Family. May God Bless all of You.


Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Hey Halle,
You dont know me, Im Hollis‘ friend from Lithuania. Ever since he showed me your page, Ive been on it everyday, following your story and praying for you to get better. I know you dont know me, you havent ever seen me and nothing i say could actually make you feel better.. Still i just want to say that you are an Amazing girl! You are Very beautiful, sweet and loving! You are brave, determined and you are an inspiration to everyone! Your family is amazing and i see how they all love you very much..
Keep being strong and I believe that God and the Love and care that you are surrounded by will help you get better!
Me and my family will continue to pray for you and your family!
Vilma.

Haley said...

hey girly

I was looking at our Austin Juniors pictures from FOREVER ago and we look sooo young! It's crazy to see how much you Grace and I have changed over the years. Anyway, I hope you are still staying strong. Keep working girl.

Love ya

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle;
I was thinking about you and begin to Pray for you, and your family. I hope and Pray that you are having a Blessed evening. Halle remember the Lord is Your shepherd and You shall not want, So Halle Keep Your Head Up. Brent Family for all of you I am Praying. Much Love and God Bless. I know it's not easy, but try to Keep your heads up.

Later
Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

I forgot about your angels, Lord,
That they stay always near
To help me through my days
When I'm feeling fear.

I forgot when I'm distressed
And anticipating harm,
That they are ever ready
To hold me in their arms.

I admit sometimes it's hard
And my human eyes don't see.
And I still feel all alone
Even though the angels are with me.

I just need to remember
That You promised us their care.
And it only takes a little faith
to know that they are there...


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Anonymous said...

you are in our hearts, Halle!

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Chris Blab said...

I'm sorry. It's not fair, or understandable. But know you are touching peoples lives. I look up to you....as in a way, we all do. Be strong with an open heart and mind. There are only so many tomorrows, so do not dwell in anger or sadness, but take notice of the things around you. We are all here with you. Just close your eyes, open your heart and let us in.
You are very special Haley, we love and cherish always.
Never ever forget that.
Read Psalm 23

Love,
Christopher Blab, and all the Blab Family

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,

I found this verse for you today,

The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life
of whom shall I be afraid?
PS 27:1

God is our refuge and our strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore I will not fear..
PS 46:1

I was very glad to see you last evening. I love you Halle. You are the strongest person I know. Thanks for everything you have done to make me a better person.
See you soon.

Mrs. Sherry

Sherry Rhoads said...

Halle,

I found this verse for you today,

The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life
of whom shall I be afraid?
PS 27:1

God is our refuge and our strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore I will not fear..
PS 46:1

I was very glad to see you last evening. I love you Halle. You are the strongest person I know. Thanks for everything you have done to make me a better person.
See you soon.

Mrs. Sherry

Bailey Hayes said...

Halle!
i miss you girlfriend! i hope you're feeling much much better. halle you are so strong, it's incredible! this weekend i was wearing your pin and a random lady came up to me and asked how you were doing, because she had seen you on the news and recognized the pin! you have so much support! we're all praying for you halle, keep fighting! i love you so much!

Love,
Lil B

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