Archive for August 28th, 2014



My sister Lisa is running in honor of Allana in the Denver half marathon.  She will be raising money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  Please consider supporting her in this endeavour.  The funds will help Blood Cancer patients all over the United States.


Dear Praying Friends and Family,


As you all know my sister-in-law is a survivor of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Many of you prayed with us, and cried with us, through the journey, and rejoiced with us in her healing and full remission. Thank you!


All along this journey the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has provided support to Sam and Allana and their family. I have wanted to find a way to say thank you. This summer I began running–a new challenge as I have never been a “runner.” Three weeks ago John challenged me to run the Denver Half Marathon to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. My first reaction was, “YOU’RE NUTS!”


After several days of wrestling with the idea, and going back and reading through Sam and Allana’s Caring Bridge site (I would encourage you all to do, it will boost your faith!) I realized this is something I CAN do and SHOULD do with God’s strength and your support.


Sooooo, now I am doing the Denver Half Marathon on October 19 and I am raising funds for The Leukemia  Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program. I’m asking you to help by making a donation to this fundraising campaign.
Please use the link in this email to donate online quickly and securely plus learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Nearly 958,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support.

On behalf of The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.


I also know that I need prayer as I train and run.  This is an audacious goal for me.  So I’m looking for at least 13 prayer partners (more is better) to pray me through my training and race day.  That’s one per mile.  As you pray for me I would also appreciate prayer for the Guidry family: Sam & Allana, Robert, Sami, Chayla and Nisa, as well as Allana’s amazing bone marrow donor, David Ochoa.  If you can commit to pray throughout my training and on race day, please let me know.  Together we can make a difference!

Thank you,

Lisa Wiersma

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