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


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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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Lisa said...

Hi Halle!

Halle's Page said...

Darlene said...
Hey Halle...shout out to you!

Steve Kramer said...

Hi, Halle! All my best wishes for your complete and speedy recovery!

- Steve Kramer

Lisa Davis said...

I met your mom through Ms. Ardtria. You may or may not remember seeing me once as you and your sister were leaving her house one night. Anyway, wanted you to know that your prayer network is more extended that you may have ever believed.
There are many of us out here waiting to hear the good news that your health has been fully restored!

Kalila Stanley said...

Hey Halle!!! I just want to let you know that you're in my prayers, and I have no doubt that you're going to be just fine!!! You have an enormous amount of support in family and friends that are seeing you through this tough time and not going to leave your side; always remember that!! Don't be afraid to lean on your loved ones for support when you need it; that's what we're here for :-) Remember, stay steadfast in the Lord and He will see you through all things!! You have an amazing amount of strength Halle!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,

Gosh, I remember you as a little girl... how you have grown up! I know you will not remember me... My name is Dee Dee and we all went to Six Flags together along with my son Ashley, your mum and dad and your sister. Trust me we all had the best time. Halle, YOU WILL GET BETTER! I look forward to hearing your mum boast, and boast about your continued achievements and activities.

God Bless you! - Dee2

Dee2 said...

Hi Halle,

Gosh, I remember you as a little girl... how you have grown up! I know you will not remember me... My name is Dee Dee and we all went to Six Flags together along with my son Ashley, your mum and dad and your sister. Trust me we all had the best time. Halle, YOU WILL GET BETTER! I look forward to hearing your mum boast, and boast about your continued achievements and activities.

God Bless you! - Dee2

Halle's Page said...

Hi Halle!

We want you to know that we are all thinking about you and hope to see you back at practice real soon!

your friends on AP Volleyball Mambas!

Amy said...

Hi, Halle! I'm teach body combat with your mom and think she is just awesome! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong!!!

Cheryl said...

Hello Halle!
We have never met. I know your mom through the gym and she is one the nicest ladies I know. You are definitley in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything.

Halle's Page said...

Auntie Tree says, "Prayers are goin' up and blessings are coming down" Love, love, love, Uncle Merv and Auntie Tree

Halle's Page said...

Auntie Tree says, "Prayers are goin' up and blessings are coming down" Love, love, love, Uncle Merv and Auntie Tree

Nancy said...

Stay strong, God is always with you! Your mom is the strongest lady i know and the apple does not fall far from the tree...Keep your head up, that is where God is.

Teresa Pomerantz said...

Hi Halle- another lady who knows your mother through Body Jam at Gold's Gym! Our prayers are definitely with you, but how can you help but be strong with a mother like yours! I know you are in the best of hands as Dr Tim was my son's neurologist too- he rocks!

Roxana said...

Praying for you and your family. God will be watching over you and your doctor as you have your procedure today Halle (: Speedy recovery here you come (:


Miss Pam said...

Hi Halle,
I met you through Tree. I actually came to one of your VB games and was at your sister's baby shower. Know that you are an amazing young lady that God is using in His perfect plan. Matthew 9:22 says, "But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole". Smile God is with you always. You and your family are continually in my prayers: "And the prayer of the faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up". James 5:15. Much Love to you. Miss Pam

Janelle said...

Hi Halle! Just wanted to let you know me and my family are praying for your speedy recovery!!! I know God will give you the strength to make it through and this will jus be your testimony of how good God is!!!

BIG SISTER!!! said...


Hey...it's your big SISTER Brittney LOL!!! I just want u to know that I love u SSSSSOOOOO MUCH!!! Everything is gonna be just fine. God is taking u through this test right now and the fam and I know that you're gonna pass with flying colors. U have friends and HELLA family looking out for u and we all love u! LOL! U gotta hurry up and get better girl..."Koala" is missing his "ti-ti"!!! LOVE YOU!!!!

~Brittney B.

Anonymous said...

Halle, I'm Michelle Small, I've only met you a few times through your mom's challenging work-outs I'm praying for you and your family. Remember to Believe, Hold Fast, Hope, Have Faith, Trust, and Rest Assured All things are possible with God. Everyone in your family is sooo talented, I hope to see you in the next olympics!!

Lissa said...

Best wishes for a speeeeeeedy recovery! I'm one of your Mom's PowerJam "students" and I live across the street from the Garrett house. If you've got half as much power as your Mom (and I'm guessing maybe you even have more!) you will beat this! It will just be an interesting story to tell next year!

Donna & Shorty said...

Hey Halle,
We are praying for you! Did yall just leave the beauty shop, cuz everybody's hair is all cute. Lol

ChAneL RoyAl said...




Tanya (DeAsia's Mother) said...

To Halle and her family,

There's nothing more powerful than prayer and our God is an Awsome God. DeAsia and I are praying for your speedy recovery. Get Well Soon,

Tanya & DeAsia

Anonymous said...

Hello Halle,
This is Ardtria's friend Cherri,I just want you to know I am praying for your full recovery.

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,
I love you dearly and I pray everything is going well. I know you can make it through. May God be with you and the family. God Bless.

Davique said...

Hi Halle,
You look as beautiful as ever, and that wonderful smile lets me know that you have the strength to pull through this. God is with you all the way. Continue to smile and keep your spirits up and you will be home soon!! Love you sis


Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,

You do not know me, but I went to high school with your mom. I met you when you and your family were on a Carnival Cruise a couple of years ago. Stay strong and keep looking to God, because things will work out for those who love the Lord. I am praying for your speedy recovery.

Be Blessed!
Mia Rhodes

Anonymous said...

Hey Halle!!!

Coach B, Coach Pringle and myself will be heading up there in the next day or so to see your beautiful smiling face!! :^) Hope you are doing well and wishing you a speedy recovery!!!

Take care girl!!

-Coach Farley

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle!
Your mom is the instructor at Gold's Gym and she has been such an inspiration in my life. You have so many people out there praying for you and wishing all the best for you and your family. Stay strong and as your mom always tells us in class,"YES YOU CAN!!" You can get through any challenge life throws at you because it only makes you stronger and builds character! God Bless!!

Erin Thelen said...

hey Girly!! It's Erin.
I just wanted to let you know that I can't stop thinking about you. I hope I can come see you tomorrow, If not I will make it sometime this weekend. I miss you and your contagious laugh a lot in volleyball. We practiced hitting and other stuff today and it was...well...pretty embarrassing, we are all kinda out of volleyball shape. Stay strong girl and feel better! We are all thinking of you at MAC! SHOOO NUFF!!!! I love you very much.

Anonymous said...

NOW faith is the substance of things to hope for, and the evidence of things not seen.

Through faith everything is possible, whom so ever beliveth in him will be bless, in the Name of Jesus!

Hi Halle! My name is Cita, Your mom is my body jam instructor. Your mom is a very strong mom, and she helps builds and strenghten all of us at the golds gym. So, I know that you are in good hands. My love and prayers will always be with you....


Anonymous said...

I am one of your mom's students at the gym. Just want you to know that I read your blog each day so that I can send you prayers for each circumstance you encounter.

Do you know the poem "Footprints in the Sand"? Know that He is carrying you and supporting you now and each and every moment.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Halle! This is Pastor and Sis. Hamilton in Houston. Just wanted you to know that we're praying for you. Just remember GOD is the same GOD that healed your grandmother 18 years ago. We want you to grab hold to that same faith and believe with us that He's going to do the same for you. Remember, "Man's extremity is God's Opportunity". Not "when" but "before" everything else fails, "try JESUS".
-Love You

Hunter said...

Hello Halle,

You do not know me but I am a friend of Starnisha. I have heard such great things about you and I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Remain strong because you are a true angel.

Good Bless,
Henrietta H.

Roxana said...

AMAZING!!! I'm so happy to read everything went well and you are home! Happy wishes to a speedy recovery! (:


Chaquita & Russell Roy said...

Hi,Halle!We are so glad you are at home. And we are praying for you to have a speedy recovery!From Your New Orleans Family Auntie Quita, Uncle Russ & Grandmo Mary

Aunt Mary said...

Hi Halle

Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Mary want you to know that we are praying for your speedy recovery. We know that nothing is to hard for God. We love you and will keep you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,
You don't know me but I'm a friend of your grandmother, Olivette. I did meet you 2 years ago during Christmas at your aunt's house in Houston.
Just want you to know that you and the famiy are in my prayers.
Have a blessed day.
Mrs. Betty Harbour


hello niece lol it's claudia i wish you the best recovery, i'm sorry i can't be there right now but i will be there with you as soon as possiable, i hate to here you fell ill and i can't be there for (U), u and imani know yall keep me laughing ...but pray ma and when prayers go up all the blessings come down, i know it will be hard for you but always rememeber nothing last always and hold on to god unchanging hands he's there when nobody else is around he's the best of best friends when u r alone take your time and have a talk with him and tell him what you want... i love you so much and i hope you get better soon...love and miss you and the family!!!!keep in touch with me you know the number when ever you want to talk are laugh. your lil cousin d.j. said hey u know he don't have to much to say, again get better and i will see you soon
love your big cousin aka your teedy too!
claudia williams

Anonymous said...

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power. Ephesians 1:19

God got the glory in Jesus name is the power that you will call on at all time to defeat the enemy.

Love from Cita

Suzy said...

Hi Halle,
So glad you are at home now! You are a very brave young lady with a wonderful and supportive family. You will get better i promise.

NIKITA said...


Kathleen said...

Hi Halle,
I just want you to know that you have many positive thoughts and prayers being sent to you. If there's anything you or your family need (babysitting, cooking, you name it...) please don't hesitate to ask. Your MAC volleyball community is here for you! I am sorry you and your family are having to face this. I can hear your dad now, just like in the stands at the games, "Come on Number 8, you can do it, that's it, fight hard". We are all here to cheer you on and to help in anyway needed.
Kathleen Thelen (Erin's Mom)

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle

I know your mom through Gold’s Gym. She is a very good instructor and moviator. Your Mom actually encouraged me to take a class she was teaching which I thought was a very difficult class. All I could hear was “yes you can”. I wanted to let you know Yes You Can make it through and yes God can and Will Bring You Through. I know you are one of Gods children and he does take care of all of his children. I believe that God can bring you through and any time you have doubt you should remember this Scripture. Jerminiah 29:11
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.

Antoinette Fresch

Antoinette Fresch said...

Hi Halle

I know your mom through Gold’s Gym. She is a very good instructor and moviator. Your Mom actually encouraged me to take a class she was teaching which I thought was a very difficult class. All I could hear was “yes you can”. I wanted to let you know Yes You Can make it through and yes God can and Will Bring You Through. I know you are one of Gods children and he does take care of all of his children. I believe that God can bring you through and any time you have doubt you should remember this Scripture. Jerminiah 29:11
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.

Antoinette Fresch

Pie said...

Hi Halle,

I’m Tree’s sister. Unfortunately I haven’t gotten a chance to visit. But I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. And I know someone as strong and determined as you have been in life, will be a success in this challenge you’re facing too. People like Lance Armstrong proved that willpower is the best medicine and so can you.

Let me know if there’s anything I can do or get you that will keep you smiling.


Anonymous said...

Hi Halle Im a friend of your Dad who is very strong man.with his strength and prayers you will ALRIGHT. Hot Haynes in New Orleans

Anonymous said...

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. "

Hi Halle, I am one of your mom's students at the Golds Gym and I want you to know, you have been in my family's prayers and I am rooting for your successful recovery. Ain't nutting in life comes easy so don't worry, you and your family will come out on top!!! God Bless and Be Strong!!!

Wanda El-Amin said...

Hello Halle,
I visited you and your mom/family with my daughter Nadiyah and her friend Jazmine. Your prayer base has expanded and your name has been lifted in prayer by people who don't know you. Know that when one person is in need of prayer and healing then we all join together. We will keep you in prayer. May GOD continue to bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Halle and Family,

May the Lord answer you on the day of distress,
the name of Jacob's God make you safe.
May He send help to you from the sanctuary,
and from Zion may He sustain you.
May He recall all your grain-offerings,
and your burnt-offerings may He relish.
May he grant you what your heart would want,
and all your counsels may He fulfill.
Let us sing gladly for Your rescue
and in our God's name our banner raise.
May the Lord fulfill all your desires

Anonymous said...

Hello Halle, we will uplift you through prayer.

Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

God Bless

Elaine Mays, Sammie and De'Andre Wheeler

Mary Ruth Bahari said...

Sending light and love and healing, Sweetheart. I work with Mia. Take care of yourself. We are all praying and pulling for you.

Michel Dabon said...

Hi Halle,

We've never met, but I have learned of you from your big brother, Hollis. And what has been so beautifully described of you is that you are a strong, talented and an ambitious young lady. My family and I are interceding for you and your family in prayers for a miracle.

In JESUS' name, we wish you strength and a speedy recovery!!!


Ozzie Gutierrez said...

Hey Halle, it's Ozzie I just want to say that you and your family is in our prayers!! Stay strong and never give up!!

Ozzie Gutierrez

Anonymous said...

Hello Cutie,

Wish I could have seen you leaving with all those balloons bet you looked like Mary Poppins!
Stay strong and keep up the good work, you will be out again soon. I know you have a great group of cheerleaders in you family cheering you on and I also know what you can do I have seen you at that volleyball net plenty of times and was glad I wasn't on the other side, "you got it girl"

Hugs to your family and a huge one for you.

Luv ya
Katie & Margarida

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle and family,

As part of the McCallum Young Life committee, I want to send support and prayers your way. Ali shared with us about your amazing spirit. Just reading this blog is an uplifting journey. I'm sure you know that God is as close as your next breath.

- Kathy Lewis

Jackie McGrath said...

Hey Halle!
I'm Jackie McGrath and I work with your Mom at the gym. It sounds like you are hanging tough. This is certainly a lot to handle but you are strong, just like your mama and I know everything will be just fine. BELIEVE it! ;-)
Hugs from south Austin and the entire McGrath posse!

Anonymous said...

hey babi i heard you was back in the hospital keep the prayers up...ma you will be back home again i'm sorry i can't be there ..i wish i was but i know the family is there full force...thats the brents all about there babies and you are one. d.j. and i love you and wish you a good recovery. i'll see you soon.
love claudia

Cheryl said...

Halle, I read your blog every day. I know you can't see most of the people our here in the blogosphere, but I sure hope you can feel the positve energy sent your way. I will be with you for the long haul and hope to meet you soon. What an awesome family you have!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle, This is Christin Cannon I hope you remember me. Donna is my cousin and we use to talk in biology class. I am no longer at McCallum but at McNeil I miss you guys so much! I am praying for you and just know that "No Weapon formed against you shall Prosper" my mom put that in:-)Here is my number 736-2317 I would love 2 come and see you, just let me know when.Love Christin.

Sheila E. said...

Hi Helle!
I hope this little brief note,fine you getting better with each passing day. know that the God we serve is a good God all the time. So just pray and ask him (GOD) for whatever you want,and I will be praying for you a speedy recovery. I will also be praying for your family to remaine stronge and prayful.

Sheila E. Jackson

Anonymous said...

Keep your head Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup.

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle!
We heard the sad news,but because of your strength,we know that you can make it. So look to the hills from which cometh your help, for your help comes from the Lord who made the Haven,Earth,and you Halle,and what a fine piece of art work.

The Jackson,Washington Family

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle!
We heard the sad news,but because of your strength,we know that you can make it. So look to the hills from which cometh your help, for your help comes from the Lord who made the Haven,Earth,and you Halle,and what a fine piece of art work.

The Jackson,Washington Family

Anonymous said...

Halle and Family,

I lift up my eyes to the mountains:
from where will my help come?
My help is from the Lord,
maker of heaven and earth.
He does not let your foot stumble.
Your guard does not slumber.
Look, He does not slumber nor does He sleep.
The Lord is your guard,
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
By day the sun does not strike you,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord guards you from all harm,
He guards your life.
The Lord guards your going and your coming,
now and forevermore.

Grace said...

It was so great seeing you yesterday. Haley Rhoads and Grace were happy to see you and get to spend a few moments with you.
We will all continue to pray for you to have strength, both mentally and physically and spiritually through this whole things.
You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!
-Sue & Grace Weaver

TAMMIE said...

Hey Halle,
I am so glad to see you doing better, you may remember me as Tamara and Zeke's mom or Ruben exwife.... anyway seeing and hearing your progress put a smile on my face so I can only imagine how your parents feel right now.

I will keep you and your family in my prayers and if you need anything please call me 512-627-1963..... Smooches and lots of love !!!

Anonymous said...

hey! it's Erin again.
I know all this moving around is probably hectic at times, but I can imagine you are handling all this better then anyone I know could. You are an outgoing, strong, and beautiful girl, Halle, and I know you can get through this! You have so many people who support you, want the best for you and know that you can handle anything with that awesome smile on your face!

love you, miss you, see you soon!

<3 Erin

Anonymous said...

The Lady Cats volleyball team in San Angelo, Texas want you to know that you are in our prayers. We all know that volleyball players are the toughest people to begin with, so just go ahead and kick this tumor's butt:)

Anna Rhodes said...

Hey girl, it's Anna
Trouble was a blast yesterday, maybe next time we will find a game that your cousin won't demolish us at
You are doing awesome and I can't wait to see you again. I hope we can make it down this week
sho nuf i love you

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hi Halle,
So good to visit with you last night. Haley and Grace were very relieved to see you looking so well. I want you to know that I have everyone I know praying for you and through God's strength you will overcome this. You are such a sweet young lady with a wonderful family. They will also help you conquer this! I know you can do it.
Coach Pryor and Coach Kat (from Austin Juniors North) said to tell you they are thinking of you and praying as well. We will be back to visit soon. Haley thinks she can drive there but we want to protect others on the road so I will bring her to see you.

We Love You,
Sherry, Leonard, Haley and Jacob Rhoads

holly jean said...

hi halle,

once again, i'm one of your mom's students. we prayed for you tonight at my bible study, and i will continue to pray for you daily. it looks like you have an amazing group of people to walk through this with you.


mani said...

hi halle,
get well soon

Starnisha Bodie said...

Hey Halle,
Sitting here thinking about the memories we had way back then, and just laughing about them. I tell all my friends about you and they just think im another you. I just tell them shes like the sister i never had (besides Brittany). But just know that my loved ones and I are keeping you in our prayers, and I know your going to make it through it all, just like you told me before our 4x4 relay. Love you :)

imani(1st cusin) said...


Roxana said...

Good Morning Halle!!

Glad to hear your had an amazing weekend visiting with your granny (: Sorry to hear you are back at DCH but...I'm sure it will be another short visit again ;) Hang in there pretty girl!

Much love,


4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. He can rise superior to every condition through the strength that Christ gives.

Teresa Pomerantz said...

I am so glad to hear that Halle is doing very well. Can I suggest that you do each update as a new post- I only ask since I am following this blog and the feed doesn't work to tell me there is anything new. I know to scroll down to the bottom but someone else might not.

Britt said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. Keep focused on the positives and don't accept the negatives. God has given you strength and drive for a reason. Use these gifts as you face this newest challenge.

Britt said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. Keep focused on the positives and don't accept the negatives. God has given you strength and drive for a reason. Use these gifts as you face this newest challenge.

Haley Rhoads said...

Hi Halle,
so glad you got to go home for awhile. Haley and I are keeping tabs on you, you know...
Stay strong girlfriend. You certainly have lots and lots of friends who love you and care about you.
I will have to ask your mom what your "fav" food is so we can sneak you some in.
See you soon,

Sherry & Haley Rhoads

Stephanie said...

Ashley and I will be praying for you. Remember God is in control, keep your faith in him and remember through him all things are possible. Stephanie

Anonymous said...

Dear Lord,
Please give the Brent family to be strong and be focused on getting through this challenge. Touch each of them with your grace and mercy and may they find peace and happiness in all that you have in store for them.


Haley Rhoads said...

hey girly,
I just wanted to let ya know I'm thinking about you. Sorry Grace and I didnt get to stay long. Stay strong and hopefull. I LOVE YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle!
Hope you had a good day today. I know this was the second day for your Radiation Treatment. I pray it dosen't make you fill bad. Halle for you I am praying. Good Night and God Bless.

Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful, awesome,family who is praying for your speedy recovery. I say to them you are not along,because my family along with many others are also praying for the Brent Family.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Halle you have NO idea how many people are praying for your speedy recovery. People that you will never meet, but care about you. Trust in the Lord and he will see you through this difficult storm in your life. Everything is in God's hand.

Shnetha and Ciena said...

Please know that our prayers and thoughts are always with you and that God's grace, goodness and mercy will heal you.
Your courage and strength is an inspiration to us all.

Lift up your heads…that the King of glory may come in" (Psalm 24:7)

Much Love in Houston!
Ms. Shnetha and Ciena

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Halle!
I pray you have a good morning. I Prayed
for you again last night,as I did the many nights and days before,and will continue the many nights and days ahead. May God forever bless you, and your family.

Sheila E.

Adam said...

My name is Adam Johnson. I run a volleyball club here in town.
I have something for you from the all the girls and coaches in my program. Can you please give your Mom or Dad my information below so I can get this to you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Just take this one point (volleyball talk), one day at a time. Stay positive.
I look forward to meeting you.

386-1755 o
786-2605 c

Anonymous said...

hey halle hope u doin good! we just waiting 4 u to come back to school:)

Bailey Hayes said...

hey sweet girl!
I miss you sooo incredibly much! volleyball just isn't the same without you! i'm sooo excited to come and see you!! anna, erin, and i are going to try and come by this weekend and watch bring it on with you. also, you were like a celebrity at the fashion show! we raised so much money for you! i love you so so so much and i cannot wait to see you halle! stay strong! :)

Bailey (LIL B/BALLY)

Amanda said...

Take care Halle! You're incredible!


Hi Halle!
Top of the morning to you Halle. I hope you had a blessed night. Halle you are a very strong young lady , continue to be strong, and prayerful. I was glad to learn from your web site that your second Radiation Treatment went well,and you were able to go home for a few hours. I was also glad to read that you may even be getting discharged from the hospital soon. YOU GO GIRL! BECAUSE THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME.
HALLE! You just keep getting better,and kicking that Radiation in the butt. I will continue to pray for you and your strong family.

Sheila E.

Linda Turner said...

Hi Halle,
I'm your school nurse at McCallum. Erin Thelen's mother called me and told me all that is going on with you. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. Linda Turner

N.O.LA said...

It's me Sheila E. again. I just wanted to let you know who I am. Sorry it took me so long to let you know. I am someone who knows your dad from high school and the Desire Projects,known as one big loving family back in the days. Those were some good old days. Myself,Scott,Belton,and many of your dad's other friends from the great city of New Orleans,La better known as the Big Easy,The place for Jazz and more Jazz Music,Talent, and of course Mardi Gras. We would love to let you know something you already know Halle, and that is how much your Dad(Hollis ) LOV------------------ES you. He would give anything to have this Tumor thing to just go away, and for his little baby girl to be just fine, going to school with all her friends, playing volleyball again, running,joking,etc etc etc. Halle your Dad is a man of wisdom,knowledge,love, forgiveness,and one who loves his family with unconditional LOVE. So Halle know this for sure as the old folks would say when you get old and gray, and that you will get. when some boy will break your heart,and some man will love you,but not like your Daddy. So who loves Halle YOUR DADDY.
Halle! know disrespect to your mom who is a beautiful,smart,caring,loving,providing,mom who loves her Halle.



Anonymous said...

WOW! I loved reading your blog--You are a very strong young lady! We hope to meet you sometime and give you a huge hug!! You Rock, Halle!!!

Cherie aand Carly
AP Rudy 12U

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle!

I pray that your day is going good.take care and we are praying for you.


Katrena said...

Hi Halle! I came to see you a few weeks ago in the hospital, I used to work with your mom at Juvenile Probation. Glad to know you are home and doing well. We are praying for you and wishing you a speedy recovery. Luv ya Ena!

Anonymous said...

hi halle!
audrey here, on behalf of all the fish we know you will have a speedy recovery. and you are in our thoughts and prayers! you have so many people behind you! god bless!
audrey and all the fish!

Anne Bolgert said...

Hi Halle,
I'm a friend of your Mom's from Gold's Gym. I remember you from when you used to come and watch class while your Mom barked orders at us. :-) I'm the loud one in the back row! Anyhow I just want you to know that I'm praying for you everyday and sending you my best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.


Anonymous said...

Dear Halle:

My prayers are with you and your family. You are a courageous young lady and I admire your determination and spirit. I believe in God's healing power. And I pray that He will heal you completely from your illness.

Blessings and love,

Sherrel Downes
Health Ministries Dir.
Alpha SDA Church

Anonymous said...

Your strength is contagious, as well as your smile. As I visit your page and see your smile shine through this battle, I learn from you to be strong. You are blessed and the Lord is working his miracle at this moment. I am praying for your speedy recovery. God Bless you.

Hallie Ford said...

Hey Halle!
I check your website everyday to see how you are doing!
We miss you!

Halle's Page said...

Hi Halle,
Just stopped by to wish you a speedy recovery and to tell you to stay strong,stay prayful and remember that God gives us all that our hearts desire,all we have to do is ask,believe and keep faith.I love you,keep in mind that this is just a little set back for a BIG COME BACK!
Keep Smiling,

Sherry & Haley Rhoads said...

we were so happy to see you home and with your "buds".
Your APV Black Mambas Team miss you tremendously!
It was great to see you the other day.

You are in our constant thoughts and prayers.

My entire school knows you now (Georgetown) and we are all pulling for you. You have more friends than anyone could ever have on even Facebook!!!

we love you girl

Sherry & Haley

Ronnie said...


This is Grace's dad.
I have to admit that I find myself checking you site multiple times a day wanting to see the latest news on how you are doing. My first memory of you is hearing your shouting voice after each point when you were on the Austin Juniors North team two years ago. I had a big smile when I learned that you were joining the AP Black Mambas this year and looked forward to hearing your voice again. I know I will hear you shouting once again! I was reminded of the video we made for the 2007 AJV North team and I posted it on the web for you and your friends. The words to the song just seem so appropriate and remind me of you; keep shouting Halle! God is with you and will see you through this; you have already won:

"We’re gonna shout loud, loud
Until the walls come down
Shout loud, loud until the walls come down
Loud, until the walls come down"

"Cause we’ve already won and you don’t have a chance
Yeah we’ve already won and no, you don’t have a chance
Yeah it’s already done and you don’t have a chance
Because we’ve already won
We have already won"

"We’re gonna should loud, loud
Until the final sound
Shout loud, loud, until the final sound
Loud until the final sound


Holliecia B. said...

Hey Baby sis!!!
I love you so much, I know yoy hear this everyday but...stay strong and and will get through this. Keep Positve thoughts!!!!!

Love you!!!!

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts daily..."I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phillipians 4:13 It's my favorite verse! Love, Mrs. Loerch

Grace Collier said...

I just wanted to let you know that I check your page whenever I can, and think about you every day! Volleyball just isn't the same without you there. You are sooooo amazing, both on and off the court! You are greatly loved and missed!
Stay strong and don't let ANYTHING get you down!!!
Grace : )

Carla said...

Hi Halle. Just want you to know that you are in our prayers. I look forward to seeing you next month when we come to Austin.

Anonymous said...

Dear Halle,

You are making the world smaller. Yup, smaller. Everywhere I go I hear your name and people have only the kindest things to say about you. There are so many people out there praying for you and your family, thinking about you, and pulling for your good health to return. And then there are the people who just care about you just because, well, you're YOU!

So many people know your mom (wish I did!), so I also want to give a shout out to your dad. We at Pearce get to see and hear how proud he is of you and how much he loves you.

Take care, Sweet Girl!


P.S. I'm thinking of making Greek food for Monday's dinner. Do gyros sound good?

Anonymous said...

Hey Halle! I'm another gym Anne, & one of your Mom's biggest fans, & now one of yours! I always loved to see you and your sis when you used to come to the gym with your Mom...it's been a while! Be assured that the love & the light & the power of Jesus are healing you NOW!!!!

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hey! I am so happy to hear you are doing better! I am so glad Grace's dad posted the AJV highlight video so you and everyone else can watch...
IF YOU ARE READING THIS WATCH THE LINK (POSTED ON ENA'S LATEST UPDATE)VIDEO. HALLE B IS AMAZING #11! Haley R. "set-up" to Halle B. "put down" is amazing especially at the age of 14!
You are incredible girl! Amanda Bizzell, Paige Forrester, Allyson McCracken, Haley Rhoads (your Georgetown home girls from your 14's team) all want you to know they are pulling for you!!!
Haley and Grace feel so privileged to have you back on their team and in their lives again!!!! Go Black Mambas! Go Austin Performance 161!!
We have something for you and will be visiting very soon. Stay Strong because like the highlight video song says, "it" doesn't have a chance, cause we (you) have already WON!!!

love you Halle


haley said...

hey girl,
just wanted to let ya know im still praying for ya! cant wait to come see you again and give you your surprise!


Anonymous said...


May God continues to richly bless you and your family. It is so awesome to see how you are so bless with family and friends who loves you so much.

I thank my God every time I remember you in thoughts and prayers and reminded of your great strength and tenacity to go through this valley today and to stand on the mountaintop in the coming days.

Much Love and Peace

"H" said...


Psalm 62

For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall never be shaken.


Bailey Hayes said...

hey halle!
it was really good to see you yesterday! hopefully once i get better i'll be able to see you much more! stay strong girly, we all love you and miss you like crazy! also, i emailed the fashion show pictures to your mom so hopefully she'll get them soon

love you halle!

Tracey B said...

Hi, Halle,

Thinking of you all the time, sending you love and strength. God's hand is always cradling you just as the love of your beautiful, wonderful family and your friends surrounds you and reflects that strength. Work hard when you need to, and rest when you can. Love and hugs - Tracey B

Sherry Rhoads said...

Yes, its me again... Haley Rhoads' mom...
I check on you everyday and am amazed at your strength and power.
You are an example to us all!!

Fight the Fight and Keep the Faith and the Lord will take care of you.

Stay Strong. You can do it!

Sherry Rhoads

Amy said...

Hi, Halle!! I can't stop thinking about you and reading your blog updates. You have to keep the faith and believe that all these positive thoughts and prayer are going to help pull you through . But just as important, YOU have to keep positive and don't give up on yourself!!!! Stay strong!!

Michael O. said...

Hi Halle, just got a grip on the blog thing. I met you ten years ago while working with your Mom. Powerhouse of Praise Christian Fellowship Church on Broadie Ln has been praying for you along with the other Saints of God. Your latter will truely be greater in the mighty name of Jesus.

Sheila E. said...

Hi Halle!
I haven't made a comment in a while,because I could not pull up your page. I've pulled it up now, and I'm up to date on your progress. I was very glad to read that you are still in such good,and positive sprits. Halle stay strong and know that God loves you. Keep UP THE GOOD WORK,HANG IN THERE,AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP.
Halle! I saw that volleyball video of your team and girl you can play some ball. You go girl,and a shout out to your school (McCallum)they love and support you and your family. Top of the morning Halle Sweet Dreams.

Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Hey Halle, What's going on. This is Miss Pam checking in with you. My prayers are continually going up for you and the family. Remember: Pray 1st before doing anything; aim and shoot high and stay focus on God. Live everyday one day at a time and remember that only God knows our future and that He will not put you through any more than U can bear. Do not look to man for your blessings, but lookk to the doors that only God has prepared in advance for you in your favor. Wait, b-still and b patient: keep God 1st and everthing else will follow. Don't worry about 2morrow, God is already there...Love U much...Holla!!

Starr said...

Hey Halle,
Im in school not doing my work
shhhhhh, lol.
But just know that me and my friends are praying for you.
And now the whole class is looking at your blog.


Ingrid Watson-Benford said...

Hey Halle, our family is praying that you have a speedy recovery!

Take care and Be Blessed!

Ingrid Watson-Benford said...

Hey Halle, our family is praying that you have a speedy recovery!

Take care and Be Blessed!

Ingrid Watson-Benford said...

Hey Halle, our family is praying that you have a speedy recovery!

Take care and Be Blessed!

Robert-Carmen said...

Hello Halle
I"m Carmen Jackson, Robert Jackson wife. I have been reading your page almost everyday. We wanted to let you know that we are praying for you and your family. Even though we are not around you and your family as much as we like, I wanted you to know that we do Love You and we know you will have a speedy recovery.

Lisa Davis said...

Checking back in. What an awesome opportunity to learn what a remarkable young lady you are, Halle! I saw that volleyball video! Amazing. Keep pushing girl! The first four wordsof TESTIMONY are T-E-S-T. You can do it!

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hey Halle,
Keep up the good work ...
you can do it.
I know your strength and power..

Praying for you constantly

Sherry Rhoads

Ben G said...

Hi Halle,
I attend your mom's Boby Jam and Body Combat class, she's awesome. Just wanted to let you know, that my church group has you and the family in our daily prayers and if there is anything you need please let us know and will do what we can to help out.
Ben Garcia

Davique said...

Hi Halle!!

It's Davique!! Glad to hear the past few days have been awesome for you! Hope you enjoyed my silly stories about my lil' ones from school! Hang in there, God has an amazing future planned for you, so continue to have faith in him.

You are doing awesome my girl!!!!

Sending lots of love and prayers!!

The Dumars Family

Anonymous said...

sounds like you are doing amazing! I'm so proud of you, and you keep it up!
It was wonderful to see you this weekend, although it was very brief. your smile really make me so so so happy.
Keep up the good work! you are amazing, strong, and beautiful in every way!
love you,

Anonymous said...

"A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't."
~ Jack Dempsey

Anonymous said...

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
~ Samuel Johnson

Anonymous said...

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
~ Winston Churchill

Anonymous said...

Life is tough...how you deal with the problems you endure...it only makes you tougher...stronger...a champion!! Within these quotes, I hope you find inspiration to NEVER give in to failure! You can DO ANYTHING you put your mind to!

Anonymous said...

"May your hope bring us hope, may your faith bring us faith, may your love bring us love."

-Bruce Springsteen
you light up everyone

Anonymous said...

Stay strong,keep the faith,and know that God loves you.
know that your dad's friends from New Orleans,La loves you to. Halle for you and your family we are still praying.


Anonymous said...

I work with your mom and know how strong she is so I know you got it in your genes! Stay strong and know that people you know and those you don't even know are praying for your recovery. Keep the faith, stay strong and know you are loved deeply and by many. There are a lot of good Baptists at First Baptist in Austin praying for you. Ena, mom and dad send their love and prayers for Halle, you and your family.
Love to you all,
Nancy Snyder

Bailey Hayes said...

once again, i miss you like crazy in volleyball! today we were playing newcum, and i was wishing you were there so we could kick everyone's butts like we always do!
i miss you and love you so much! hope to see you soon!

Amy Jones said...

Hey Halle!
This is Amy Jones from your AP volleyball team. I've been thinking about you and I hope that your treatment is going well and your spirits stay high. Best wishes for a fast recovery!


Sherry R. said...

It was great to see you tonite.
Leonard and I told your APV team how great you look and they were very anxious to know. Your entire team is focusing on playing their best at the tour stop just for you.
Keep on working girl... its just like Coach Kane or your HS coach pushes you to work as hard as you can. You can do it! Leonard (Mr. principal) says to keep up that schoolwork! I am glad you are back at it.

See you again soon,

Sherry R. said...

It was great to see you tonite.
Leonard and I told your APV team how great you look and they were very anxious to know. Your entire team is focusing on playing their best at the tour stop just for you.
Keep on working girl... its just like Coach Kane or your HS coach pushes you to work as hard as you can. You can do it! Leonard (Mr. principal) says to keep up that schoolwork! I am glad you are back at it.

See you again soon,

Donna and Shorty said...

Halle, You are doing great, seeing you Monday, its unbelievable how well your doing with your treatment.

Lots of Love
Donna & Shorty

Amanda Bizzell said...

Hey Halle! This is Amanda Bizzell from Georgetown. Haley Rhoads has been telling me all about what's been going on with you and I want you to know that you are in my family's hopes and prayers. I hope you get well soon!


Darlene said...

Halle-girl - I have to tell everyone how pretty you looked the other night...remember I asked if you felt as great as you looked? You said, "Yes"...I think it was a good day for you! I'm lovin' seeing your smile and you are doing so well with walking and exercising...you are MY INSPIRATION. Keep it up Halle and we won't brag too much about how you kicked everyone's booty in pequino...love ya!

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle,
My name is Margaret Rodriguez I met your mom at Golds Gym several years ago. She is an amazing Lady and you are both so blessed to have each other. I have asked my church to put you on our prayer list. I will light a candle for you this Sunday and I will pray that you make a full recovery. God bless you and your family today and always. Please tell your mom we miss her very much.

Anonymous said...

Halle, continue to be strong in your faith and determination. I am so proud of you!

Coach B

Yvonne (Gold's Gym Crew) said...

Hello Miss Halle,

I am so glad to hear that things are well with you and your treatment. It's wonderful news. You and your family have and will continue to be in my prayers. I see you are staying strong and I am proud of you. My child of God, may the Lord our God continue to watch over you in your journey, provide you overwhelming peace, comfort, favor and a never ending strength to press forward when you feel you can’t. You are destinted for great things!

I would like to share a personal favorite bible verse of mine. I keep it on my refrigerator as a reminder that through hard times I am never alone because God is by my side. He knows all, sees all and understands all. My dad was recently diagnosed with cancer last year. And I'm happy to report that he is as healthy as can be expected. The bible verse I'm sharing comes from the book of PSALMS 91 (1 through 16). It is a very very powerful message that you are not alone because God is on your side :) Hope you enjoy it........

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him.
For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from the fatal plague.
He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor fear the dangers of the day, nor dread the plague that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. But you will see it with your eyes; you will see how the wicked are punished.
If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling. For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone. You will trample down lions and poisonous snakes; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
The LORD says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them.
I will satisfy them with a long life and give them my salvation."

Teresa Pomerantz said...

Your prayer gave me goosebumps! Keep up your spirits Halle- you are loved!

Anonymous said...

You made it another day,just like I know you would. Halle you give me strenght to go on when I fell like nothing is going right. Halle please continue to stay strong,hang in there,and know that God loves you,and he(God)always will
Much Love,and Prayers to you and your family

Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Hi Halley. I saw the posting on the APV Website today and wanted to send a note to tell you we are thinking of you. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Continue to be strong and determined!

Julie Munoz and Jasmyne Walker

Treshawnda said...

Hi Halle!

I work with your Aunt Pam at MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, in Houston!I wish you all the best and know that God is in full control of your life! Continue to stay in good spirits......GOD IS GOOD...ALL THE TIME!

Anonymous said...

Hey Halle!

I just wanted to let you know how much we miss you! We can't wait to see you, hope you're doing well! Your strength is such an inspiration to us all.

Megan Johnson and the AP Black Mambas!

Amanda Rodriguez said...

"For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but one of power, love, and discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7

AP Katana holds you in our hearts and we lift you in prayer.

Sending love, peace, and healing your way. May God bless you and your family and continue to strenghten your faith, your spirits, your hearts, and your bodies.

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hi Halle,
hope you had a good day.
Keep working hard on your schoolwork and therapy. I know you get tired but lean on your mom and dad and trust in the Lord. Ask him to help you and he will.
You have such a sweet supportive family... that nephew... what a cutie! He takes after his auntie Halle.
Your volleyball family is getting bigger by the day. APV is behind you all the way.
If you need anything tell your mom to call.
Have a good weekend. We will keep you posted on the Mambas game count. Its all for you ....

Sherry Rhoads

Haley said...

Hey Halle,
I just wanted to let you know how much our team is thinking and praying for you constantly. You have an unbelievable support system at home and i have no doubt everything will fall into place perfectly. Stay strong! Love ya!

Coach Kane said...


This is Coach Kane-

I hope that you are keeping that Mamba I gave you close to your heart. Stay strong and keep fighting! Know that your Mamba family is keeping you in our prayers. We are heading into the weekend in college station and will be missing you but know that we will be wearing your heart on our jerseys! I cannot wait to have you back on the sidelines when you are feel up to it. Until then know that we love you and are praying for you! God Bless

Coach Kane

Maggi said...


Browncroft Community Church in Rochester, New York, is lifting you and your family up in prayer. May you feel God's loving arms around you and be blessed by the peace that only He can give.

In His love,

Maggi Kefalos

Anna Rhodes said...

I saw you today at school (I couldn't say anything because of my crazy teacher!)

It lifted my spirits amazingly to see you there!
I'm hoping to see you soon girl I love you so much
I'll see you so soon

I do not follow a religion so bruce springsteen is where i find guidance:

may your faith give us faith, may your hope give us hope, may your love give us love

Bailey Hayes said...

hey girlfriend!
so today i got a text saying you were in the cafeteria so i begged my teacher to let me go see you. so i sprinted down the hallway to the cafeteria and you were gone! it was really sad! you would have laughed if you saw me though, it was like i was running and then just stopped and looked awkward haha. i thought you would enjoy my embarrassing story of the day.
i miss you like crazy halle! you have no idea! i cannot wait to see you soon and i hope you feel better ASAP! school and volleyball just isn't the same without you!
love you girl!

Sherry Rhoads said...

We just arrived home from the first Tour Stop in College Station.
We didn't as well as we had hoped, we played with every team there... had the ability to win it but didn't come out on top. Without you and Maggie (she had the flu) we just weren't complete. Laura's ankle is still bothering her somewhat. Many thoughts were on you, not only among your teammates but among people who don't even know you. Before our game with Texas Revolution (Houston) the coach handed Coach Kane a gift from their whole team for you. They want you to know they are thinking about you and praying for you. After that game a man, holding a baby, handed Coach Kane a gift bag from James Avery and a card for you. He had heard about you and wanted you to know he had a friend with a similar condition. He has 7 children, 5 of whom were girls. I talked with him and he is genuinely concerned for you and your family. What a testimony to God's handiwork and what a testimony about the "good" in humankind. (We will get those things to you ASAP)
Halle, you will not fail. With your strong faith, hard work ethic and the prayers that are being offered up.... you will overcome!
I think now of how you have blessed me personally... today I met and talked with two fine individuals... that is how you blessed me today. Thank you.

Sherry Rhoads

Anonymous said...

Hi Halle!
Top of the morning to you,and your loving family. Halle you just keep on going girl,because this battle is not your's it's the Lord's. So on that note as I always say Hang in there,stay strong,and be blessed. Halle remember God is in the blessing business. Love to you and your family,stay strong,and know that God is just a prayer a way

Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Isaiah 40: 28-31

Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power for the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait for the Lord
shall renew their strength, and
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.

Peace, Love and Joy

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a blessed filled day. Top of the morning to ya. Halle "May the Lord Bless You EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY Above all you could ever hope for!"
+ Philippians 4:19
Love to you and your family. God bless.

Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a blessed filled day. Top of the morning to ya. Halle "May the Lord Bless You EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY Above all you could ever hope for!"
+ Philippians 4:19
Love to you and your family. God bless.

Sheila E.

Sue W. said...

Hey Hey Halle girlll!
Hope the weekend was restful for you and that you were able to jump full force into treatment again today with lots of strength and hope and determination.
The specially designed heart-"h" buttons are suppose to be delivered to my house today!
1,000 of them!! If they arrive soon enough, (before I have to leave for Austin) Mrs Rhoads and I will bring some over tonight to your house. We want to give some to your McCallum teammates to sell to kids at your school and we will sell some to Austin Performance Volleyball players and parents and to people at tournaments and stuff.
The money that everyone makes selling the buttons will go to help with your medical expenses. When we wear your button, Halle - and people ask us what it's for - we will proudly say "It's for our friend Halle Brent - Will you help us pray for her?" The buttons will remind us to think about you and pray for you often. You and your family will receive a whole bunch of buttons to give out as "thank you's" to teachers, nurses, therapists, docs, people who visit or bring food or help in any way. I hope you will wear a button too Halle!
Anyway - The volleyball this past weekend at Tour of Texas was top notch! All the teams were really good! We were down a couple of players so we didn't end up winning any matches, but it was fun playing good competition and the girls played really great against them.
Okay, hope to see you tonight or one night soon.
Stay determined, pretty girl.
Mrs. Sue
(Grace's momma)

markakyle said...

I am Codie's Dad. Just wanted you to know that we are "all" thinking about you. Your strength makes us all stronger. Thanks for teaching us!!
Take care and keep that smile it is catching!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Beautiful Girl,

Caught a glimpse of you today at Delco and so wanted to come down and say hi and give you a huge hug. Glad to see you out and about Katie said you came by school the other day but she was in class and did not get to see you. I am so very proud of you, you are such a fighter I hope you remember the games you played at Delco and know that you will soon be there again smacking that ball with all your might. I hear you are working hard on that PT keep pushing you are a winner.
So what is your favorite food give us some hints.

You are in our prayers everyday.

Tons of hugs to you from Katie and Margarida

Audrey said...


if your board you should check it out! hope you like it!

Anonymous said...

Hi HAlle!
I just finished reading your progress notes,and baby girl you are still on top of things. Stay strong,keep up the good work,and continue to let God fight your battle.
Halle!You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Halle Hang
in there.

Sheila E.

Sheila E. said...

A Godly Mother and Father Prays for their children. They wants their children to kow how much they are loved and how much joy they bring to their lives.
Halle know that your parents loves their children. I know that they pray that God will heal and continue to bless their family. Halle you are loved by many,but your family loves you more. Family Stay Strong,and keep sending the Prayers Up,so the Blessing can keep Comeing Down.

Sheila E.

Bailey Hayes said...

We all missed seeing you today at Delco, although we were told that you were rockin the volleyball jersey too! glad to hear that you're doing better with physical therapy and we are all so excited to see you soon! i love you soo much and miss you like crazy! hang in there!


Sue W. said...

The buttons were delivered last night by UPS after we left for Austin for XLR8. So, I couldn't bring them last night, BUT We're going to try to get away early tomorrow (Wednesday) and drop by real quick before heading to practice. They (the buttons)are sooo cute!!
Hope your treatments and studies have gone well today. I'm so proud of you for taking on all of the obstacles with such great determination.
Some days will be tougher than others. Those are the days you have to "Fake it, 'til you make it" and your friends, family and God will pull you through the rest of the way on those hard days.
See you soon!
- Sue Weaver

Sherry Rhoads said...

Hey Hey Halle!

What a beautiful day! I have been thinking lots about you and was soooooo happy to read that you are doing well. I see you have some stubborness in you (insisting on going to the Delco) ... you keep up that will and determination. It will get you through.
Can't wait to visit you, hopefully tomorrow we will bring Gigglin' Grace and Happy Haley to see you.
They are very anxious for a visit.
Your team is ready to get those buttons the Weavers ordered and we will tell everyone all about you.... What a beautiful young lady you are, what an awesome volleyball player you are and how your smile is so contagious. With the prayer network getting larger by the day... you will overcome.

Let that sun hit you on the face today and remember God Loves You and So Do WE!!!

Megan Johnson said...

Hey Halle!

I hope your doing well! I just wanted to let you know again that you're in my family's prayers and the prayers of all the girls on the team. I have also put your "h" heart symbol in places like my room, car and on my binder so that I am constantly reminded of your inspiring courage and strength. We miss you so much. Love you!

Can't wait to see you!
Megan Johnson



Grace Weaver said...


hey babe i hope youre doing great!!
i showed my friends the buttons we made for you. they love them and are buying them! you're amazing girl, and i hope im able to see you tomorrow!
brooke says she loves and misses you!

Krystal said...

Halle Hi, my name is Krystal you probably don't remember me, but I go to your grandmas church in houston,tx. I just want you to know that I'll be praying for you, your such an special individual, i'm sure your inspiring teenagers your age all over. You keep your strength up, I know your going to be fine! Without a doubt!

Bailey Hayes said...

Hey girl!
i cannot tell you how happy i was to read that last blog!! i'm soooooo glad that you're feeling better and i hope to see you very soon! also that is so awesome about the make a wish foundation! you will have loads of fun with that! i love you so much and miss you like crazy! stay strong, your entire volleyball family will be behind you for everything!


Anonymous said...

Hi Halle!
Top of the morning to you. Halle stay strong,and HANG IN THERE. Make a good wish.

Much Love
Sheila E.

Starr said...

Hey Halle,
Just dropping by seeing whats up. Im trying to throw a volleyball tournament down here in Heights at the reck to try to raise money for your foundation. Keep your head up.

Sherry Rhoads said...

It was fantastic to see you yesterday. Lots of gigglin' going on between you, Haley and Grace.
They just kept talking about how great you look and I concur with that! The buttons Ms. Sue and Mr. Ronnie bought were a BIG hit at practice last night and a HUGE hit at my school today. (I teach PE at a K-2 campus) I had one teacher buy 23 for her whole class. They all know about you and send you their best wishes. They want to send you their picture so tomorrow I will take it and email it to your mom. I took 50 buttons with me today, Haley took 40 and I am happy to say we are already out! We are going to hook up with the Weavers tonite and get more because the demand in Gtown is HUGE!
I know everyone at McCallum will want one so that button place better get ready to make more!!!!

You keep up the hard work Halle and we will see you again next week.

Sherry Rhoads

Anonymous said...

your cuzin/teedy say...enjoy the food, get well soon and i do love u soooo much slim i hope you get to meet tyra banks i love her to, you make sure to tell her your cuzin say hi and take lots of pics ith her cause i do want one so i can post it on my wall with the rest of the family...get well slim and can't wait to see you when i come there in the atx...
showing you new orleans love and you already know d.j. say hey you know he don't say much!
love you atx slim

Erin Thelen said...

I'm so proud of you, you sound to be doing an amazing job! keep it up!
we are all thinking about you at mac and especially in v ball.
today the pens that your club volleyball team made were sent around McCallum and soooo many people were wearing your heart. That just shows that we are all wishing the best for you and are thinking about you constantly!
ahh I'm just so happy to hear your progress, no wonder you are such an amazing athlete! hopefully me and bailey can stop by and visit with you this weekend, I can't wait to see you!

Love, Erin

laura Blab said...

hey Halle!

This is Laura from the mamaba team. I just wanted to say hi and let you know that you are always in my thoughts. i know i might not know you that well but you have taught me so much by your strength and mamaba toughness! haha
Hope i see you very soon.

- laura :]

Bailey Hayes said...

hey there little miss popular!
halle seriously, your pins are like the new fashion trend at mac... it's incredible how many people have them. tell me next time you come so i can say hi! haha i had fun texting you today, text me sooooon! love you girl!

(yo gurl lil b!)

Haley Rhoads said...

hey halle!
I couldnt wait to tell you that my "button selling" went extremely well today! Everyone i talked to was eager to buy one. One of my guy friends gave me 15 dollars for one! So many people are wearing them at Georgetown now and now know about you and your story. Your are in each and every one of their prayers. Stay strong and keep the faith.

Love ya,

Codie said...

hey Halle this is Codie from the AP black mamba team! i sold 30 buttons today and i'm bringing 20 more to sell tomorrow! were always thinking of you halle, stay strong girl!

Sheila E said...

Top of the morning to you. Halle! you just keep on keeping on,and know you have tons of people who have come to know Love and are praying for you. I am one of those people. HALLE DON'T QUIET,HANG IN THERE,And for Halle I will continue to Pray. May God forever Bless you and your Strong Family.
Halle! "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,and the Love of God, and the
communion of the Holy Sprit be with you and your family Amen."
2Corinthians 13:14
Have a Blessed Day with many more to come BABY GIRL. kEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Much Love,and Prayers
Sheila E.

Sheila E said...

Top of the morning to you. Halle! you just keep on keeping on,and know you have tons of people who have come to know Love and are praying for you. I am one of those people. HALLE DON'T QUIET,HANG IN THERE,And for Halle I will continue to Pray. May God forever Bless you and your Strong Family.
Halle! "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,and the Love of God, and the
communion of the Holy Sprit be with you and your family Amen."
2Corinthians 13:14
Have a Blessed Day with many more to come BABY GIRL. kEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Much Love,and Prayers
Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

ive told your story a thousand times to friends and family and your strength continues to be an inspiration to all.

Tanya (DeAsia's Mother) said...

Halle God is an Awesome God and he is giving the strength to get better one day at a time. You keep going. God has blessed you with a wonderful family as well as friends. DeAsia & I are keeping you in our prayers....From reading your blog you are doing wonderful!

Sherry Rhoads said...

you made me excited to go to work today. Haley and i sold out of the 100 buttons we had yesterday but no worries, i got more! I have two more campuses here in Georgetown seling them. My school Frost Elementary is loving the buttons and now VIllage Elementary and Forbes Middle School (where Mr. Leonard is principal) is selling them too! You are becoming a celebrity in Georgetown.... You might have to come put in an appearance! We are all going to the basketball game tonite and will try to sell more and share your story.

You have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week.
Love Always
Ms. Sherry

Andrea Estrada said...

Hey Halle,
This is your friend Andrea, sorry i haven't texted you to check up on you, but girl im grounded (Pre AP English grade) so my mom "took" my phone from me LOL!!
Just stopping by to say HI!!!
Oh and OMG Track is crazy, there is barely anybody coming out this year and practices seem a little shorter (surprisingly!) I can't wait till you get better so I can have my running buddy back!!!! I hope that your doing GREAT!!!! And there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you!!!!!! I hope to pay a visit to you very soon!! Love ya Buddy!!!!
Love "Mama Drea" LOL

P.S God is Good ALL the time.

Sheila E. said...

I just finished reading the good news about how well you are doing. Keep up the good work,and continue to get stronger.
Halle! Hang in there,and for you I am Praying. God Bless to you and your family. Good Night Halle Sweet Dreams.

Sheila E.

Anonymous said...

Halle! This is Annie from Ap. I just wanted to let you know I sold 20 buttons today, and ran out with a bunch of people asking me to bring more. You are an inpiration to all of us, and everyone at Round Rock Highschool is rooting for you. Stay strong! Love Ya!

Anonymous said...

SELAH RESTORATION FELLOWSHIP FAMILY Says: During this month of fasting and consecration Halle you are at the top of our list! As I told your mother, I am not praying anymore, I AM BELIEVING GOD FOR YOUR HEALING! Be it unto you according to your faith! Now if your faith seems a little weak from time to time, just know that our faith is being strong for you at that moment. We Believe God to confound and confuse medical science! We stand with you in Jesus' Name!

David L. Johnson, Pastor
Selah Restoration Fellowship

Coach Kane said...


Just wanted to drop a note and tell you that you are still in my thoughts and prayers. Reading your blog is a daily ritual and it is nice to see that the community has been so inspired by you. Your strength has reminded me daily to be strong and thank god for the blessings around me, including having met met. I wear my pin with pride!

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