wasn’t but is

Yesterday 7 children died from cancer.

….my child wasn’t one of them.

Today 7 children will die from cancer.

My daughter is one of them.

She gifted me her first and her last breath. . .

and so many beautiful ones in between.

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627 Responses to “wasn’t but is”

    1. My heart hurts for you. Fly High JLK!! You are greatly missed. Please watch over your family… run and be pain free… We miss you… Praying for peace…

    2. Your loss is great. Your sorrow is shared and we are truly sad with you. Your Angel on Earth now in Heaven watching over you and playing with the heavenly Hosts. Thank you for sharing your brief moment in time with her.

      It was an honor getting to know you even though we have never.

    3. Thank u for sharing Jennifer. My heart breaks for you and the family. Praying for healing, rest, comfort, and peace for u all. God blessed and continues to bless u dearly. She’s dancing on Gods great dance floor.

    4. That image of your little girl is achingly beautiful. I’m terribly sorry for your unfathomable loss. Your amazing words capture what a parent is…just pure love. RIP Jennifer, you touched many strangers and are remembered.

  1. We are all grieving with you. Her beautiful soul is at peace now and I wish for healing and strength for you and your family.

  2. Libby and Tony, my heart breaks for you and all of your family. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that all of us are here for you.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been following your story and you are such a strong mom and a Strong family. I am so glad that you were able to be there with her and hold her during that time.

  4. My heart breaks for your loss. Thank you for sharing Jennifer with us. She was an amazing girl on earth and will be an amazing angel for you now.

  5. Thank you for sharing your journey. Your raw honesty and expression of emotion has encouraged and inspired me in my life. I am praying for you and your family.

  6. Libby your family has always been in our prayers since day one and will continue forever more. You have touched mothers hearts around the world by sharing your words, thoughts, and experience with us. You let us into your love and our lives and JLKs love and we will be forever changes by it.

  7. My heart broke just now, for you, your family, all of us who have followed and tried in any small way possible to make it better, for all of the other families who have lost a child or are losing a child, it is not fair and not ok. I have been thinking of you all and praying for a miracle. I am so sorry. Will continue to pray

  8. I am so sorry…thanks for sharing her journey with us…she seemed to be an angel on earth and is now one in heaven as well! Prayers are with you and your family!

  9. I am so sad for you. I can’t imagine your heartbreak. Your beautiful writing has inspired me to do something…anything…to help in the fight. Peace to you and your family.

    1. I don,t know your baby for I feel sad and cried knowing you won,t get another day with her. now she will be in peace but dose not change how hard it must be to miss her knowing the years will go by and all you have is memory of her now treasure my children even more for sadden me wishing she was still here with your family so thank you for sharing the pain of letting go of child so young must be hard her memories will always be with you as you remember those special things that brought tears and laughter to your heart I wish my words could be enough to strength the pain of her absence but I know it will take lots time to heal from a baby who brought great joy in raising looking at that picture of her on beach she was very loved and lucky little girl.

  10. My heart aches for you and your family, life is not fair. My thoughts are with your family, with Jennifer….may she rest in peace.

  11. I don’t have anything eloquent to say, I just wanted you to know I’m grieving with you and praying for you guys. And I just want to give you a big hug and shoulder to cry on.

  12. We are so sorry!! She was such a beautiful little soul and we can’t thank you enough for sharing her with us. We all grieve her loss with you. May peace and comfort wrap you all up.

  13. She is dancing in Heaven with the angels and the children who have gone before her. A piece of your heart is there now too. I’m so sorry for your loss. In the quiet moments that are to come she will let you know she is still with you.

  14. All of my heart, love and prayers to you and your family at this time. There are no words. Only tears. That little girl will live on in time, for so many people. You created a legacy for her. We will carry it on, and we will remember how JLK brought awareness to DIPG. This fight is not over.

  15. Libby and family,
    Upholding you in prayer today. I grieve with you and ache with you. Your baby is free and healthy and glittery, in the loving arms of Jesus. She will wait for you and welcome all of you there.

  16. With a very heavy heart and tears flowing, I have been waiting for this post. While there is a painful sense of relief that she is no longer in pain, the complete and total absence of your sweet precious baby is more than any person should have to bear.

    We all grieve with you today although your pain and grief is purely your own. Much love and continual prayers to you, Tony, J, N & C, and always with JLK. We are with you.

  17. You don’t know me but I’m friends with Emily Zimmerman’s family and have been following your post. This morning when I read this my heart instantly broke and tears fell for you and your family. I have a 7 year old daughter and can not imagine life without her. I’m am so beyond sorry. I can not even find words to express. I will be praying for you and your family. She is so beautiful and an angel

  18. I am so sorry! As a mom I can only imagine your heartache. DIPG awareness is needed and with your hard work…it will be. It was part of your beautiful baby but it didn’t define her…she is so much more! Your family is in my thought and prayers at this very difficult time!

  19. I am so saddened to hear this little angel has passed….I know as a parent this is the worst feeling to lose a child…I pray she is in the arms of angels & pain free! Condolences to your family!

  20. I am so, so sorry for the loss of Jennifer, Libby. While I am comforted that Jennifer is no longer in pain and our good Lord has restored her health, I am just sorry she has been taken from you here on this Earth. It’s just not fair. Please know people from around the world are lifting you up in prayer, praying for your own comfort and peace. I am so sorry, mama.

  21. I do not know you, but saw this page for the first time last night. I prayed for your family and will continue to do so…I’m so sorry you all are going through this. God will give you grace for this moment and strength for the road ahead.

    Blessings & Prayers,

    Melissa H.

  22. I’m so, so sorry. My heart breaks for you and your family. I so desperately wanted a miracle to happen, even with the odds against her. The world lost an amazing, beautiful little girl 🙁 JLK’s smile was contagious. She lit up the room with her smile, and she will light up heaven up above. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  23. I am SO sorry. I hope you get peace in knowing she is with God (who loves her VERY much), and she is healthy and whole again…able to dance and sing as she was intended to do.
    Thinking of you all and saying extra prayers for you, your family and your friends who loved this sweet little one.

  24. I’m broken for you. I’m grieving for you. May God wrap his arms around your family and give you peace. There are so many, so many people praying for you. Jennifer’s body is perfect once again.

  25. Saying sorry will never be enough. Your baby girl is beautiful Jennifer will forever be in your hearts and ours. We will all continue the fight..

  26. Filled with sadness and grief. Find comfort knowing her pain is gone. Thoughts are with you. The picture is worth way more than words. Peace be with you JLK.

  27. Everyday I look forward to your blog yet my heart skips a bear hoping beyond hope that I won’t read the news I have been dreading. My heart is breaking for you and your family. JLK has forever changed me and I promise to help you carry out this fight for a cute! My prayers are with you today and always.

  28. Libby Tony Jonathan Nicholas Charlotte
    Your precious beautiful girl has blessed us all. We mourn with you. Mountains of tears may come, but we pray you find solace in knowing she is in the arms of her Heavenly Father now. Perfect and whole and radiant. Jennifer is making the shining angels look dull.

  29. with 2 precious babies and my loving husband in heaven, i want to assure you and tony that you will be able to breathe, get out of bed and care for your other children again. in your time, not anyone else’s, you will breathe. my prayers and tears will continue for you all as you travel this painful road.

  30. I am so very sorry, my heart is breaking as well. Forever 6, gone much too soon. I pray for peace for your family and all who loved her. Much love4jlk.

  31. Dearest Libby, I know that this is not what any of us wanted for your sweet girl. Please know that we are praying for peace and comfort for you and Tony and the kids. Hugs and all my love.

  32. Oh, Libby…My heart broke as I read your message. I am so sorry! You are a wonderful, loving mother and took such good care of your precious daughter, Jennifer. You both have touched my heart. Sending love and prayers to you and your entire family. You are not alone.

  33. I am so sorry. My heart is breaking for your family. May God wrap his arms around you now and in the days and years to come. Sending you all love and huge hugs.

  34. Sending you love and prayers … Thank you for sharing your wonderful daughter. The loss of her is greatly felt by so many and she will never be forgotten.

  35. Libby- I am terribly sorry. I ache for you and your family who will no doubt have rough days to come. I smile for Jennifer who is now free- home with our Father. She will always watch over you and you will see her again. When you do it will be like no time has passed. I am praying for all of you. Jennifer changed my life and I want to keep your fight alive.

  36. I am so very sorry for your loss. I felt so invested in your dayghter’s recovery and feel a sadness that I know can never compare to a mother’s grief. I will pray for you and your beautiful family.
    Love, A mom that has been there.

  37. I’m so, so sorry Libby. May God give you strength; peace and love to your entire family and some sort of understanding. Hugs to you!

  38. I am so very sorry. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could do or say more to help ease the pain but I don’t think thats possible.

  39. You said once that there is light in all this dark. That’s because God made it so that the light outlives the star. Sending so much love to you and your friends and family and anyone who has been touched by your precious Jennifer. We’re all here for you and when you feel ready, we’ll help you put the pieces back together.

  40. My heart breaks for you and your family! May she be resting in peace. My family will be praying for you and your family today.

  41. I am so very sorry I can’t even imagine how you feel right now. Fly with the angels Jennifer and rest in peace. She is now in the arms of Jesus, no more pain, no more tears, no more suffering. She’s walking on streets of gold. I pray that our Heavenly Father wraps his arms around you and comforts you as only He can.

  42. I am so sorry, Libby. I am sending love to your whole family and praying you find some peace as Jennifer now finally has. An angel on earth is now an angel in Heaven. And I am just so, so sorry.

  43. Libby, I know you don’t know me, but I’ve been touched by your story since your friend Sally first shared it with me. My heart is aching for you. Prayers for peace for you and your lovely family.

  44. I’m so sorry!! My heart is aching for you and your family. I can’t imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your sweet little girl. 🙁

  45. I am so so very sorry! We don’t know each other but your family has been in my thoughts and prayers everyday and will continue to be.

  46. Libby,Tony and Family

    I guess we all knew this post would come but no one is ever ready.I am sorry for the loss you must endure.Jennifer IS a beautiful girl and now her wonderful soul has been set free.Her body free of pain.I do believe you will meet again in a very beautiful place.Your souls will be free and you will an eternity together.

    May all the beautiful memories you and Jennifer created sustain you through this difficult time.Such a beautiful mother-daughter bond that nothing(not even death) can ever take away.

    Rest in heavenly peace sweet,beautiful angel.

  47. My heart breaks for your family. What a precious gift you all had in Jennifer. I’m sure she is dancing with the angels in heaven, her body completely restored. I’m so sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for strength and healing for you all. Thank you for sharing her with us all.

  48. Libby and family my tears are flowing and my heart is broken in pieces, I just want to say thank you for sharing your beautiful Angel with us, she’s in a safe place now, her beauty will live on through you. Thank you again and my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  49. Don’t know you but have been following your blog crying reading it manny times as a mother of two. My heart breaks as tears are streaming down my face for you and your family! What a beautiful girl you had in your life! Sending you love and prayers during this very hard time to your beautiful family

  50. I don’t have the right words to express my thoughts and feelings. I am so very sorry, Libby. So very, very sad and so very, very sorry. Sending love and prayers to you and family. Rest in peace, sweet Jennifer.

  51. I know the pain you are experiencing is like no other and the only comfort I wish for you is the knowledge that she is no longer in any pain, can eat anything she wants, and is with her Heavenly Father. You will see her again but in a perfect cancer free body. All I can do is send God’s love, guidance, and comfort.

  52. Libby, my heart hurts so much for you and your family today. Jennifer touched us all, through you. Nothing I can say would express enough how sad I am.

    I continue to pray for your families strength during this unbearable time. I also continue to stand here and ready to help you fight to make a difference in Jennifer’s memory. I am ready.

    <3

  53. My heart hurts terribly for you. I’ve been reading your posts and I am so sorry for the loss that your family is going through. She’s at peace now and you will meet with her again…someday.

  54. My heart hurts for all of you but especially for Charlotte who will not know how much Jennifer loved her except through photos and videos. Sending much love and many hugs.

  55. Truly saddening, heartbreaking news to wake up to. Your sweet, innocent baby is in heaven now. I’m praying for God to give you, Tony, your kids, and everyone who loved JLK and is mourning her loss, the strength to move forward. I also pray that God gives you and your family patience – to know that you will someday be reunited with your beautiful baby, you just need to be patient and be the wonderful mom that you are to your other 3 beautiful children. Until that day comes, know that she is in the best hands.
    All my love and prayers to you and your beautiful family!

  56. I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter may her wings from God lift her high. Let her watch over you all from up above as you keep her in your hearts always

  57. Every time I look at a picture of your daughters I see mine. I am crying for you, no with you. Her glitter now shines everywhere. I am so sorry for your pain and your great loss. She was such a beautiful, sweet girl. Prayers will continue.

  58. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing, beautiful angel with an amazing, beautiful family. Know that she’s in a better place with no more pain. I can only imagine what you are going through right now. Thank you for letting all of us into your lives. Thank you for bringing me that much closer to my little girls.

    You will all always be in my heart.

    Peace be with you.

  59. My whole self wants to scream ‘no, please, God, no!” yet I know that she must be whole and healed, skipping and singing, freed from pain…and I know that to not wish that for her would be selfish. Libby, I’m so, so sad and sorry, yet remain in awe of your ability as a mother to instinctually know that this was coming, to fulfill her needs in these final days (months), and to make a million memories in a few short (far, far too short) months. This, our silent community, stands behind you today and in the days to come to offer support, love, and help you daughter’s legacy live on. She will never, NEVER be forgotten. A beautiful angel who you will embrace again.

  60. I am so sorry for your loss. You are an amazing mother. Your family is amazing. She is in a beautiful and peaceful place now, watching over you. Thank you for sharing your story and for sharing her. I’ve been reading your blog over the last few weeks and just crying as I sit here at work. You are such a brave mom. Sending you strength and hugs.

  61. We are weeping with you and for you and your husband , Libby…I’m picturing your precious Jennifer singing and dancing and laughing with the angels. They are welcoming their newest glittery and beautiful little angel. Sending so much love and many prayers for a long time your way. .

  62. With every blog you wrote, I felt I knew each and everyone of you. thank you for sharing your story and Jennifer’s. I am so sorry for the loss of Jennifer. you all will forever be in my heart and will be in my prayers. May God Bless you all for peace. I know Jennifer will forever be your angel. (((((HUGS)))) N LOVES to all

  63. There are no words that can give you comfort but I am so very sorry for your loss. Jennifer has touched so many lives through you. Thank you for allowing me to know her. My prayers are with you and your family. May her soul shine brightly!

  64. So so sorry for your incredible loss… Continuing to pray for all of you. Praising that Jennifer is home, healed, and will never know pain again… I keep picturing the glitter girl dancing on streets of gold this morning… There are no words for the loss of her here though… Heart breaking for you mommy…

  65. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for sharing everything you have. You and Jennifer have helped me make sure I appreciate every moment I have with my children just a little bit more. I will think of your Jennifer often. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  66. My heart broke when I read this. I can only imagine yours is shattered beyond repair.

    There aren’t enough words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss.

  67. I am so very sorry for your loss. You and Tony and Jonathon, Nicholas, and Charlotte are in my thoughts. Much love and hugs to you all.

  68. I am grieving with you. We all are. She is still here and will be with you everyday, right by your side, watching over your beautiful family. You will meet her again. I promise that. Nothing is forever.

  69. I have been following your story and can’t tell you how much my heart breaks for you and your family. Hold onto your memories and know her suffering is over and she will always be near by.

  70. Libby, Tony & family,

    I am so sorry for you loss. My heart is torn into pieces for your family. We are in the same battle with DIPG. May Jennifer rest in peace and be rid of this horrible disease. Hugs and prayers for your entire family.

  71. Just want to let you know we are sending lots of love and prayers your way. God is holding precious little Jennifer in His arms today.

  72. Oh Libby, even though we knew it was coming doesn’t make it any easier. I’m so very sorry. Anything you need we are all here. Love you guys.

  73. My heart is broken. I am praying for strength for you and your family today in this unbearable time. I wish this was not real.

    I want you to know that I will be here to fight with you in Jennifer’s memory. I know you will make a difference in her name. I am ready to fight with you.

  74. I am so very sorry for your loss. I don’t know your family but my heart breaks for you all. I hope that your friends and family holding on to each other eases some of this pain.

  75. I’m so sorry to hear this news. Hoping that your memories and her light will help you and your family through this incredibly horrible time. Thinking of you.

  76. I woke up thinking about your little angel today as I have been reading your blogs. Words cannot express how sincerely sorry I am for your loss. Heaven gained one amazing angel she has touched so many of us. Your family is in my prayers.

  77. My mama’s heart is breaking for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that your family finds strength in each other and peace now that Jennifer is at peace. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

  78. Libby and Family,

    My heart goes out to you and your family during this very difficult time. Although I do not know you or your family, I feel like I have grown to know you through your blogs…I wish I could just reach out and hug you…I have cried many times right along with you….please know I will never forget your beautiful baby girl Jennifer and your family will be in my prayers…God Bless you and your family…Love, Rocky

  79. Only tears. I wish things were so different. I wish I knew better what to say – your family is held in countless hearts and Jennifer is always remembered and loved.

  80. Libby, I am so, so sorry. My heart and my tears and my prayers are with you and your family, today and for many days to come. I pray that God will give you comfort in an impossibly difficult time, and that you, through Him, will find the strength you need to carry on and be a mother, a wife, and the lovely person you are.

  81. My heart breaks for your family. Thank you for sharing such a beautifully honest story. Wishing your family much love and peace.

  82. Glitter Girl,

    I hope you are running free, laughing, and playing.
    Go look for my puppy Thisbe, she misses her girl and needs a friend right now too. She will keep you warm and give you kisses until the time comes to be reunited with your mom.

    Love,

    me

  83. We are all grieving with you! Only yesterday, my friend shared your story with me! I believe I was meant to be another person praying for you and your family! Many prayers for strength, peace and comfort being sent up just for you! God Bless your beautiful angel!!

  84. My heart is aching for you and your family .Words cannot express this sadness!She is truely a Angel!My love to you and your family!So Sorry….

  85. Libby and family,

    There are no words that can truly express my sorrow for your family but I am so, so very sorry for your loss. I have been following your blog and I know your glitter girl will forever be in your heart and memories. None of us can understand why your family had to go through this but one thing that is so clear is why God placed Jennifer with you and Tony–no one could have given her the love and happiness you provided her during her lifetime and she needed you. I read every post with tears flowing; your story has been amazing and inspirational. You are an amazing mother and so very strong. I pray for your family and that you continue to find strength and faith. Know that your word is getting out and you are making a difference. Keep fighting. I have a new understanding about the funding (or severe lack of) for pediatric cancer and will help you fight for our kids.

  86. I will rise on eagles wings…no more sorrow no more pain…I will rise when He calls my name….I will rise.

    Goodbye Sweet Girl.

    Thank you for Making Libby and Tony , Mommy and Daddy <3

  87. My heart is breaking for you and your family, Libby. I believe, I know one day you’ll be reunited with her. She’ll run to you full speed with open arms, smiling for her Mom and Dad. All my love to you…

  88. I have traveled with you on this journey, enjoying every moment you shared, suffering every heartache as if it were my own. My heart breaks for you although I cannot understand exactly how you feel. The sun seems a little dimmer today although it holds a golden glow. Your little angel will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. My prayers and condolences to you and your family as you try to find a balance. <3

  89. Oh, there are no words. My heart is broken for her loss. I praying that in the midst of all the anguish, you can feel God’s peace, His comfort. That you feel Jennifer’s new joy and freedom all over you. I pray for your three other children and your husband.

  90. I was thinking about her the whole day and about you Libby, checking many times if you wrote….felt deep inside the sadness already. She is in a better place now and you will meet her one day when the time is right. My heart is aching together with you….I am so sorry. Please never loose faith. God bless you and your whole family.

  91. Just tears.. And love!! May she have found her place in heaven where her momma heart can watch over her family always!! Much love and tears for you all!!

  92. Sweet baby girl you belong to the heavens above and are free now. Rest in peace while you surround your family with your spirit. You left a wonderful family behind for God’s calling and will meet them again with due time. Tony & Libby our deepest condolences are with you forever as you grieve and try to live on. Nobody can ever understand this pain unless you’ve gone thru it as I have, too. Every step, every breath every moment. You must carry on for your children, for ea other and for you! It’s so very difficult. Friends keep by their side & continue to support them. Hugs and prayers for JLK’s family!

  93. Although I do not know you and did not start following you blog until about a week ago, I have read all of your blog posts and have been deeply touched not only by JLK’s story but even more by the strength of your family through this incredibly difficult time! I truly believe that Heaven has gained another angel today! I’m sure there is a big party with lots of pink glitter everywhere and definitely the smell of watermelon! Know that she is being welcomed with huge hugs from all of my loved ones in Heaven and plenty of sweet *kisses* from my doggies that are there too! I pray that the Lord give you all a sense of peace that there is a better place and she is now without question of what is happening to her body. Lots of love and prayers- Lacey

  94. Oh Libby I am so very sorry. Your princess got her wings and she got her freedom from this terrible disease. My prayer is for God to embrace you and Tony and give you the strength and comfort you need at this time. There are no words I can say to comfort you. I will pray for you and your family and just know what an impact your Jennifer had on me and so many others. My promise for Jennifer is I will do my part to find a cure for this dreadful disease taking so many young lives. Sending Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  95. I am so very sorry for your loss, I have no words because I know how it feels to lose a child. May God wrap you in his arms. “This parting was made so my child can go brighten the Heavens above.”

  96. My sincerest condolences and prayers to your family. I know there are no words to console but I pray more than ever that you feel Gods comfort, presence, and peace.

  97. Your family has been on my mind and in my prayers for weeks and JLK was a constant yesterday, I even talked with my Pastor about her and your family, we prayed for you all. I just cant put my own words together to express my feelings so let me share this with you……

    Lullabies
    Papa please don’t look so sad,
    Mama please don’t cry.
    I am in the arms of Jesus and he sings me lullabies.
    Please do not try to question God,
    don’t think He is unkind.
    Don’t think He sent me to you and that
    He changed his mind.
    You see, I am special
    and I’m needed up above.
    I’m the special child you gave him,
    the product of your love.
    I’ll always be there with you.
    So watch the sky at night.
    Find the brightest star that’s gleaming.
    That’s my halo’s brilliant light.
    So Papa please don’t look so sad.
    Mama please don’t cry.
    I’m in the arms of Jesus.
    And he sings me lullabies.

  98. Oh, Libby, Tony, Jonathan, Nicholas and Charlotte,

    Words can not express my condolences for the loss of your beautiful Jennifer. I hope that the many memories you shared with her will bring you comfort in the minutes, hours, days, months and years to come. You will continue to be in my prayers and I vow that I will help your fight to find a cure for this dreadful disease. I will stand with you, read your words, and use my resources to fight.

    Much love today and always,
    Elizabeth

  99. I’m so sorry for your loss. I have been following this story ever since a friend posted it. Thoughts and prayers are with your family

  100. I am sorry Jennifer is gone.
    I will continue to pray and think about you and your family probably forever. Your daughters journey has touched me beyond words.
    May God continue to keep your family closely embraced to him during your life as it changes.
    Bless you
    Andrea

  101. Oh goodness, I am so sorry. There are no works but my eyes cry and my heart breaks for another child I do not know personally but grieve for still.

  102. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. May your sweet Jennifer rest in peace. May The Lord wrap his arms around you and help ease your grief. She is at peace now and free of cancer. I believe there is a heaven and your sweet baby girl is now an angel and will watch over your family.

  103. Libby, I wish I had some words that could help, but I know there is nothing. I don’t know you, but your writing made it clear that you are an amazing mama and woman. Jennifer was so lucky to have you by her side until the very end. She was so beautiful inside and out, and I will be forever grateful that you shared her with us. Sending so much love to you and your family. There are hundreds of us grieving with you, wishing we could absorb some of the pain for you. You are not alone.

  104. I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling. I pray for your family and I know your daughter is watching over all of you now in peace. My deepest sympathy.

  105. I am so sorry for your loss. God has another little angel watching over you…. May God give you the strength and comfort you need at this time. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  106. A star is shining brighter…look to it for strength. Heavenly Father knows and loves all of you. May Jennifer rest in peace. With love to all of you.

  107. Oh Libby.
    There are no words.
    I’m so very very sorry and vow to help make a change in your precious angels honor. Sending you so much love.

  108. We are all grieving with and for you, Libby and Tony. Love and hugs to you and yours.

    Good-bye, sweet Jennifer. You gave so much to this world in your short time on earth. We will continue to fight in your honor. I promise.

  109. With a heavy heart and knot in my throat, I hold back tears and wish you all never ending love and support. May you all find strength in each other and comfort in knowing Jennifer is at peace and will be watching over you all. Your journey doesn’t end here…. it only begins a new chapter in your lives. I hope that you continue to write and keep blogging. Your words are so powerful and your children will one day read them and find comfort in them. We are all still with you! Lots of love and many prayers to you and your family. Rest in peace little angel. xoxoxox

  110. We are all grieving with and for you, Libby and Tony. Love and hugs to you and yours.

    Good bye, sweet Jennifer. You gave so much during your short time here on earth. We will continue to fight and make a difference in your honor. I promise you this.

  111. She is finally at peace and no longer in pain. I pray your memories of her bring you and your family peace until you all see her again.

  112. was hoping for a miracle for your sweet baby girl. So terribly sorry for your loss. May God ease your pain. I can tell from your posts that you are an amazing mother. I strive to be like you.

    I will continue to pray for your family. Your beautiful JLK is now an angel to watch over us all.

  113. I’m so so sorry. I lost my dad to cancer last summer and I know words can’t describe or console the loss and grief you feel. It will never feel right.. But what I do know is right is that, families are forever, that there is a heaven, that your baby girl is not gone, she is still alive! Free of pain, full of joy and love for you and gratitude for her beautiful life. She will always be with you by your side. You will be togther again, and what a joyous reunion that will be!! Your an amazing, strong inspiring mother and my heart goes out to you.

  114. I am so, so sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Jennifer, you are a true warrior. May you wear your angel wings with great pride. Fly high sweet girl, you will never be forgotten!

  115. There are no words….only love, prayers, hope, and light. We have all been beside you through this journey as we followed you and your sweet baby Jennifer. Your strength and perspective and ability to remain so present for Jennifer has been phenomenal and so admirable. Now we will remain beside you as we fight this horrible diagnosis. As mothers, we can only imagine the pain and emptiness you feel this morning, without her. Please know you have so many people who care and wish we could do more than just post here how much we care. I will continue to pray for you, Tony, Jonathan, Nicholas, and Charlotte – to have strength and peace in the very difficult coming days, weeks, and months.

    Much peace to all of you.

  116. Crying my eyes out this morning for you, for your family. She is free and no longer in pain. She is the little angel with you always. Much, much love to all of you.

  117. Good bye, precious Jennifer. You will never be forgotten. Please don’t worry about your mom and dad and brothers and sister . . . We will keep them in our hearts and prayers. Those special angels that you asked Jesus to send are already with them, holding them close and filling their hearts with beautiful memories. You were the best thing that ever happened to them, and you will always be with them.

  118. Heaven gained a true angel….run w/ joy and laughter, JLK! Libby, you are such an inspiration to so many, and you gift of love to JLK has inspired so many to be better, do better, and love better. Thank you!

    I pray for peace and healing for you and your family as you grieve.

  119. Sweet JLK may you rest in peace. You’re now a bright beautiful angel free from the condiments of DIPG. Your bright eyes and beautiful soul are sparkly down upon all that loved and cared for you.

    Libby my heart goes out to you today and always. You’re an amazing Mom and I send all my families love, prayers and thoughts to you and your family.

  120. Your journey had touched so many hearts. We grieve with you and your family. Your sweet girl is dancing with the angels but will live on in the hearts who have loved her.

  121. I can not fathom how you and your entire family are feeling at this time. I send my deepest condolences from my family to yours. Jennifer really touched our whole community. Thank you for keeping us part of this whole tough journey as it touched all of us deeply. RIP JLK. <3

  122. I don’t know you, but a friend of yours shared your blog on facebook several months ago and I have been following ever since. I am so sorry for all the heartbreak you and your family are experiencing right now. Please know that JLK has touched strangers everywhere, all over the world – and she will only continue to do so! Her spirit is a true light. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this impossibly difficult time.

  123. You and I have probably met before…we share many of the same friends, I was serving as Club President during the time you were at Las Madres, and I taught your nephew at vacation bible camp. I’ve been following your blog since I heard about it through LM friends. Reading your raw, open emotional truth has led me to be so much more appreciative of all the small moments with my children. I will carry your story with me forever.
    I’ve watched vigil over the time of death of some of my relatives. It is truly a blessing to be there for someone as they leave this earth and make the transition into the Lord’s kingdom. In JLK’s case, she had thousands of people watching vigil with you via this site. I hope that thought might give you a sense of comfort and pride in how many lives your family has touched.
    Today, my family will pray and reflect. We will write our political representatives, and we will no longer overlook the opportunity to support cancer research. Your story has changed us. Thank you for sharing it.
    Sending you much love.

  124. I am lost. I have prayed so hard, all day since I got to know your family. God must have special plans for Jennifer. I hope you held her while she slipped away. I pray for your family now.

  125. I do not know your family but live in gilroy & know many of your friends. Your story & Jlk have effected me so deeply. I am so, so sorry

  126. I am so very sorry for your loss! JLK has touched so many lives and hearts! Praying for your family for God’s peace and comfort that surpasses all understanding!

  127. Libby, my heart breaks for you and Tony and the rest of your family. I’m so so very sorry for the loss of Jennifer. There really are no words. I’m at a loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  128. So many people you don’t know and will never meet are praying for your family and friends! Lifting you up before our heavenly father, who will hear, even though he is a little busy welcoming a beautiful new angel.

  129. I ache for your loss. I have followed your journey and am grateful you were able to reach out in the midst of such enormous pain. Those of us who read your words will not forget your story nor give up on the fight. I know words are not enough, but please know so many of us have been moved by your family.

  130. Today I weep for your loss and smile through my tears for Heaven’s newest beautiful snd perfect angel. Tomorrow, I will write again, as you have requested, in advocacy of pediatric cancer research.

  131. With a heavy heart I’d like to thank you for allowing me the privilege to get to know your beautiful daughter. May be she rest in pain-free peace.

  132. I’m so sorry for your loss, I know how you’re feeling at this moment,
    I lost my daughter in 2006, she was 7. Know you’re not alone
    I’m sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  133. I’m sooo very sorry for your loss, I sit here at my desk at work in tears, I follow someone on IG and found my way to your story and Jennifer’s struggle, my two girls are 4years and 18 months.. I don’t know you or your family but my heart aches for you… find solace in her peace.. she is at peace..

  134. I’m so so SORRY for this Tremendous loss!! My prayers goes out to you and your Family! Just have Faith that one day you will reunite with your little Angel JLK!!!

  135. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please lean
    On you wonderful family during this difficult time.
    My heart aches for you I will be praying extra
    Prayers for you today. Remember all if her good memories.
    Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.

  136. I cannot imagine your pain, I am so sorry! My 3.5 year old asked me what the word “fight” meant and had I not known your story my answer would have been totally different. I believe you will feel her love when you need it most, love is a powerful thing and I know your fight is not over. Peace and Hugs to you and your beautiful family!

  137. I am so very sorry for your loss. My daughter was born close to the time your Jennifer was, 9/11/07. I cannot imagine her being gone already. I am going to show my daughter Paige, Jennifers pictures and tell her her story so that she can know that there was such a loved and beautiful soul who is now an angel. Your daughter will live on in the memories of thos who she never even met. God bless you and may supernatural peace and joy unspeakable surround your family

  138. You don’t know me but I’ve been following your story (I’m a friend of a friend who posted the link on FB). I have been rejoicing and grieving with you through the ups and downs and am certainly grieving with you today. I know she is in the arms of Jesus fully healed today, and am clinging to that! I wanted to share a song with you that was an incredible comfort when a close friend of mine went to haven after an unexpectedly quick battle with cancer. Here’s the link:

    http://youtu.be/HGmsnXv4YpE

    It’s called “you wouldn’t cry” by Mandisa. From what I have learned and been blessed by about sweet Jennifer’s spirit, i think this is how she would respond 🙂 and I hope this blesses your hearts when u get a chance to listen to it 🙂

    I cannot even begin to imagine the pain you are experiencing as I have littles myself and I just cannot even fathom. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I have been and will continue to be praying for you all . MUCH LOVE.

  139. I am so sorry for your loss. I want to share a poem I found that I read at my dads funeral after cancer took him.

    God saw you getting tired
    When a cure was not to be
    So he wrapped his arms around you
    And whispered “come to me”

    You didn’t deserve what you went thru
    So He gave you rest
    Gods garden must be beautiful
    He only takes the best

    And when I saw you sleeping
    So peaceful and free of pain
    I could not wish you back
    To suffer that again

  140. Aching and crying for you and for Jennifer. You did everything for her.

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference.

  141. Krantz Family – Oh how I’ve cried for you following this journey with your sweet Jennifer and your family. Thank you for sharing her with us and being vulnerable in that way, your love and strength are amazing. I cry for your loss and although I was praying this post wouldn’t come, I certainly didn’t want her to continue to suffer. I know God, and above all else, He is love. Jesus absolutely adores children, your baby is so free and in awe right now, the colors of Heaven are beyond our imagination, I know your glitter girl is spinning and dancing at this moment…can’t you picture her now…meeting new people and making new friends, all kind and loving. There are countless younger children there that your little Jennifer can mother. Besides being the little sister to her older siblings, what joy they must be sharing right now!
    Libby, Tony and family I pray for a peace that you couldn’t imagine and healing in remembering and honoring your sunshine girl. May God comfort your hearts always.

  142. Today we weep with you and your family, Libby and Tony. RIP, JLK. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. We will not let you down, and will stand with you tomorrow to advocate for children’s cancer research funding. But today — today, we weep.

  143. Libby, my heart goes out to you and your family. Many prayers, warm thoughts and strength being sent your way. You now have a beautiful little angel that will be with you forever and always. ♡

  144. I am so sorry. She is at peace now…no longer in any pain. I do believe you will be with her again. Today is the first day of you and your family’s healing process. Your fight is not over…and you’ve raised a ton of awareness. Like a lot of us, I’ve never met you, but I’m here to fight with you.

    Sending prayers for healing.

    Aimee (friend of Liz & Julie)

  145. My heart aches for you all. What a beautifully profound gift she gave you; her first and last breaths. And what a beautifully profound gift you gave to her; a mother’s unending love, and comfort, and safety as you saw her off on her journey.

    “if there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever” A.A. Milne

  146. Libby and family,

    Sending all of you love. unfathomable…
    You will walk again and she will guide you with her Mama’s heart you helped her open.

  147. Love and strength. So glad her time to carry the burden if cancer is over but aching that it is now your turn to carry what must be the heaviest possible load a parent must bear, the loss of a child. Your paths are beloved daughter and loving parent may have diverged in this world, but your heart will always be one with hers.

  148. I’ve been praying for all of you & will continue to do so. My heart is aching for you Libby. May the Lord continue to comfort you & your family.

  149. This world is dark, today especially, but heaven is shining brighter now with Jennifer’s beautiful light. Words feel meaningless but I pray for all of you at this terrible time. What a gift that she felt peace with you there beside her.

  150. Elizabeth, Tony, Jonathan, Nicholas and Charlotte,

    We are crying right along with you. Life is so unfair sometimes, but as time passes (which you likely think it won’t right now) please take comfort in all the happy memories you have of your beautiful first daughter, all the love you gave her and which she knew she had, and share all that with each other so that you can all heal. I have no doubt there will be a brand new, extremely bright star in the sky tonight.

    Sending love and prayers. . .

    Judy

  151. The outpouring of love and support you are receiving is real. Surround yourself in it and let it wrap it’s healing power around you. Thank you for sharing your journey and beautiful Jennifer with us. An impact has been made on many, what a gift.

  152. God bless you and your family during this time. Together in prayer and spirit that your family be healed from this pain. May our angel JLK rest peacefully free from any pain and know she’s loved dearly.

  153. My heart breaks for you and your family. God loans us our children and she earned her wings already.When my son passed, I was told I had given birth to perfect angels. my daughter age 27 days and my son 8 1/2years. You’ll see her again. Until then she will always be alive in your heart.

  154. Libby- you have inspired me to become a better mother and person.

    Your love, courage and strength is amazing. Thank you for sharing her with the world.

    Sending you and your family love, strength and support in this heartbreaking time

  155. I feel like I was just punched in the stomach. I am so very sorry and heartbroken for you. Godspeed, sweet Jennifer <3

    Sending prayers and love to all her loved ones.

    Fuck cancer 🙁

  156. no words can express the sadness that is felt. you have a beautiful angel looking over your family now. i am so very sorry for your loss.

  157. Pray Libby God speaks to us in dreams, ask God to send you a dream. You will see her and you will see she is free, smiling, walking with the angels and assure you she made it home and is happy.

  158. i carry your heart with me, i carry it in
    my heart. i am never without it(anywhere
    i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
    by only me is your doing,my darling)

    i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
    no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
    and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
    and whatever a sun will always sing is you

    here is the deepest secret nobody knows
    (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
    and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
    higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
    and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

    i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

    There are no words I can offer to help ease your pain – just know your family and Jennifer are being thought of every moment right now.

    Love,
    Millessa

  159. “Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.” Luke 1:78-79

    May you feel His mercy and peace right now, even in your grief and sorrow.

  160. I heard about your beautiful girl and heartbreaking story from a friend of mine. I have been following your blog and sending up prayers for you all. I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through and will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that your beautiful angel will be watching over you all.

  161. I am so terribly sorry for your awful loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband, all four of your children, and your extended family and friends today and in the coming days, weeks, and months. Your story has inspired me to hug a little tighter, and a little longer – thank you for that.

  162. A sad, sad day when a mother has to let her child go. Completely unimaginable. Your family and your beautiful daughter are in my thoughts. Her life, though short, has made not only a big impact on your family but countless others- your little girl has impacted this world. Thank you for sharing Jennifer’s story with the world.

  163. My deepest condolences to your family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Jennifer with us all. Heaven has gained such a sweet angel. I pray for God to give you strength, love and light during such a hard time. JLK you have moved me so deeply!

  164. I only started reading your blog a week or so ago. I check it everyday faithfully. This morning I am heartbroken for you. I’m so sorry.

  165. Oh, Libby, I’m so sorry for your loss. Words can’t adequately express my love to you and your family right now but I’m sending it all to you.

  166. My heart is broken for you and your family! May God bless you with peace during this time of grief. Thank you for sharing your story. JLK was a very lucky girl to have you to call Mom.

  167. My heart aches for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your sweet Jennifer with the world. You are such a strong woman and a wonderful mom. May god contine to comfort you and your family during this time.

  168. I am so terribly sorry. Words can never express. You will survive this Libby, if only for now for your other 3 beautiful children. Be as good to yourself as you are able. This loss is too enormous for words. I hope you feel the love so many are sending you-I send all I have.

  169. I have no words to express the pain and sorrow I am feeling as I read this! I am so sorry for everything you’ve been through and the unimaginable loss your family is facing!

  170. Oh Libby. Looking at so many messages here shows you how much this little girl and you and your family have touched so many people. No one can know what you’re going through. So much love is being sent to you. May it somehow give you strength. Jennifer will shine down on all of us. We will think of her when we see glitter and know she’s there. We will fight for >4% funding for pediatric cancer. She will change the world, and it is so much better for her gracing us with her beautiful presence. Sending so much love.

  171. I’m sooo very sorry to hear about Jennifer’s passing. My heart aches with you. May you and your family take comfort and strength in all the BEAUTIFUL memories of her. BIG BIG HUGS!!!

  172. Libby, words are not adequate. I wish I could wrap my arms around you and just hold you and that that would somehow lighten your horrific pain. So many are grieving with you and while I know right now it probably does not seem to make a bit of difference, I pray that somehow, in the days to come, you will begin to feel the love and comfort we are all praying for, and will continue to, for you and your family.

  173. Although I did not know Jennifer or your family. My heart has broken for her and all of you! Thank you for sharing her journey. She is and will always be a beautiful girl. Hugs and prayers to her and your family!

  174. My dear friend Libby, Jennifer’s love, light, and energy has touched so many through your words and experience, and will continue to touch so others as Jennifer’s followers continue to fight for funding. Thank you for sharing your sweet girl with us all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers today. I will continue to stand by you from afar in support in any way I can. Sending you love and hugs. erin

  175. My heart hurts for you, but im praying for you and your family. The strength you’ve showed in this blog is amazing. Please know your baby Jennifer has touched so many lives! With much love, we are praying for you guys!

  176. Oh Libby….

    I sit here, reading your words over and over, not quite grasping your reality. I do know that there are no words to make you feel better, a huge piece if your heart is missing. This sucks. Cancer sucks. I feel so blessed to have traveled this journey with you via your blog. I wish you pece and comfort knowing she is safe in Jesus’ capable arms. You are an inspiration, and stronger than you know. You have spread awareness. You have succeeded.

    Thank you for sharing your baby with us, we will cherish and miss her forever.

  177. Thank you, Libby. Because of your clarity – despite the unimaginable horror of what you have all endured – you have touched thousands of lives. I heard of this through a mutual friend of ours, someone very close to you, and have followed your journey since then.

    Jennifer’s testimony is immeasurable. Her legacy will touch many more thousands, and her presence on this earth was profound. Her short life had PURPOSE. Don’t ever doubt that. Cancer is a non-discriminating monster, but through it all God will work her pain for the greater good.

    You will see her again one day, bathe in that fact! She is making a place for you in heaven now.

    Sending you all the love and peace on heaven and earth. Rest in the knowledge that Jennifer is whole, happy, and waiting to look upon your face again. And she will!

    God bless you all. xxoo

  178. I’m a friend of Erika Mailmans, she’s kept us posted.
    I can’t even imagine.
    much love to you and your family-
    from the Sellers in Morgan hill

  179. So very sorry for the physical loss of your precious and beautiful daughter. Im not sure any words will make this better. I am thinking of your family and your angel today and hoping that a little loving energy sprinkled with lots of glitter warms your hearts and minds.

  180. You don’t know me, but your family is in my heart. I have been reading your blog and praying for your daughter and your beautiful family daily. I have no words…. Just one mother to another… I am so sorry this is happening to your family. Jennifer is a beautiful soul who has touched my families life in such a huge way and we have never met. Your beautiful words, your honesty, your pain, your love for you daughter has taught me much, reminded me of much and you are in my heart. May Jennifer be dancing with Jesus until you meet again. Love and hugs to you.

  181. I have been reading your blog but haven’t commented yet. I know there are no words. My beautiful boy is an angel in heaven, stillborn in 2011. I know it doesn’t help, but I know he is here. He shows me in little ways and I know your Jennifer will too. I wish there was something, anything I could say. I’m just so sorry.

  182. Libby, Thank you for sharing your little angel with us. I am a changed mother because of you.I don’t know you and did not have the privileged of knowing Jennifer, but I feel as though I do. Jennifer was a lucky girl to have you as her mother.
    Thank you for bringing light to cancer. I pray this community continues to support you and fight to find a cure for this horrible illness.
    Thank you for sharing Jennifer with us. I promise to not forget and to remember her always.

  183. Instantaneous grief in tears. A heart squeezing so hard it causes physical pain. The word sorry is so overused and doesn’t begin to cover the spread of emotions that we felt when we read this. With that being said we don’t know what will make it better but we sincerely appreciate you blogging so we can have a glimpse into what a purely brave battle you and your baby endured and will continue to fight. We are behind you.

  184. Our hearts and thoughts are with you. Your last months with Jennifer were truly special. You were with her moment by moment…it’s the greatest gift you could give her and she you. A lesson to all of us, as it’s all we really have.

  185. You always knew she was destined for greatness…. Now she is your Angel. Always watching, always there with you. I have I words to express my sorrow to you and your family. Just know my husband and I both send prayers and love to you, Tony, the boys and Charlotte.

  186. I am beyond heartbroken for you & your family. I don’t know you but as a mom I hate to imagine how you are feeling. I’m sending strength, love & positive thoughts your way. Your beautiful angel will be watching over you & sending you the strength you need to continue living, loving & remembering her in peace.

  187. Libby & Tony,

    All my thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. Jennifer is an angel looking over you. We love you so much.

    The Rodriguez family

  188. Thank you for sharing Jennifer’s story with the world. My heart is hurting and the only thing I know to do for you is pray. This I shall do. I am sorry.

  189. My heart aches and grives with you and all your family. I pray that God give you strength to get through this difficult time. Jennifer will be remember always.

  190. I am not even going to try to come up with anything to say as I am sure there are no words that can ease your pain right now. Just know that your family is in my prayers along with the prayers of many others. So sorry for the loss of your precious girl.

  191. I am so very sorry. I don’t know you, and I know my words can’t take away the pain. But I hope it somehow helps to know how many people have been touched by Jennifer’s story and are keeping you in their thoughts now, so I am replying here. To show you that there is so much love being sent your way. Thinking of you all.

  192. Though we all knew it was just a matter of time, when I read this my heart dropped and the tears flowed. No words any of us say will make you feel better but we all feel the need to express them. JLK and your whole family touched me deeply and made me look at childhood cancer in a whole new light. I am just so very very sorry! Love to all of you

  193. Our hearts and thoughts are with you. Following Jennifer’s story has made her a part of our family as well. In April, I will be running in the American Brain Tumor Associations 5K to support my wife, while I run I will have Jennifers picture on me so I can do my part to keep her precious spirit alive and so others can hear her story. We are truly sorry for your loss.

  194. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please find comfort in the fact that she is no longer in pain. It will be one of the few things that will get you through some difficult days ahead. Sending love and prayers to your family.

    1. Yes, this. Loved beyond measure your entire family and Jennifer. We will continue with you in these dark days and fight with you for a cure.

  195. My heart aches for your family at this time. I don’t personally know your family but I have been following the miracle of sweet Jennifer’s life. I know her teacher from school. I know that there is a loving God and this sweet precious little girl has returned to his presence and she is smiling down to bless you all at this time. She is happy and she will see you again in the eternities. My heartfelt love go out to your family at this time. Remember her always in your heart, remember the joy she brought everyone her knew her. But most of all remember her love for you and remember Heavenly Father loves her and is watching out for her forever. Much love and prayers at this time.

  196. There simply aren’t words that would ever even begin to ease your pain, so instead I will send you virtual hugs and hope that you feel the love that is surrounding all of you. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and will vow to get back in the fight for finding a cure so no family has to endure this pain.

  197. So sorry for your family’s loss. Such a heartbreaking thing that your family is going through. Your sweet girl is at peace.

  198. My heart continues to break. While we knew this was coming, it doesn’t make it any easier. May you have comfort, peace and strength during this time. You have touched so many with JLKs story and brought a new light to the awfulness of cancer. I will continue to keep your beautiful family in my thoughts and prayers. You have a beautiful angel looking over you who is in no more pain. Big Hugs.

  199. My heart is breaking right now…
    Tears can not express my heartache…
    I pray to God our Saviour
    For love
    For peace
    For Jennifer
    And for you!!!

  200. Will always have your sweet girl in my heart. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers today. Jennifer’s passing will not have been in vain, you have shared your family’s journey and have made a difference in the lives of many. Thank you for opening yourself up in such a trying time. The whole Gilroy community embraces you. May your baby girl be at peace, free of pain, and in the company of angels.

  201. I am so sorry Libby and am praying for all of you. She knew how much you loved her and will always be by your side and in your heart. God bless you and I am sending you my love and continued support.

  202. I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray you have comfort knowing your beautiful little angel is in the arms of Jesus today. It’s not fair for us that get left behind, but know little Jennifer is free of pain, and will watch over you. Your story has touched so many lives and will continue to do so. She will be missed dearly but never forgotten. Thank you so much for sharing every day with us. My heart aches for you. Hugs and prayers for your strength.

  203. My heart is with you and your families, Libby and Tony. Your sweet, smiling Jennifer was an angel and a beautiful soul to know. There are no words of comfort or understanding, and I feel a true emptiness for you all. Holding onto the hope and faith that you will see her shining face again, though not nearly soon enough. Love, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

  204. Words cannot express how so sorry i am for your loss. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. I thank you for sharing Jennifer with us, my heart ache’s for you and your family

  205. We grieve with you, and we grieve for you. Jennifer’s short – far, far too short – life had such a huge impact on so many. Thank you for sharing her with us. {huge hugs}

  206. Dear Kranz family, I am deeply saddened by this inexplicable loss. May God comfort you during this time. I pray for peace in your storm, strength when you feel weak, love when you feel alone and hope for your future. Thank you for your courage in sharing Jennifer with us.

  207. Libby, I have no words. But I’m here if you need. Jennifer is loved by so many. You have my heart, today and always. You have such incredible strength. I’m so damn sorry Libby.

  208. She was an amazing light on Earth and I know that her light will continue to shine brightly through you and those she touched. We are all here to support you and help you every step of the way. Many hugs & prayers.

  209. Dear Libby and Family,
    My deepest condolences for the loss of your angel, Jennifer. I am so sorry that this tragedy had to befall you and your family. She was a special child – one that will truly be missed in your family and our world. I hope that you can find some solace during this time that she knew and felt your love every second of her day. I am in awe of your strength, dedication, and devotion to her during her illness and her life. You gave her the greatest gift any mother could give – yourself – at all times of her days and need. You are an aspiring, amazing woman. She knew that and loves you to all depths of her soul as you do her. She will continue to live on through you, in your heart, memories, dreams and wishes, as well as in your devotion and love for her siblings. God knew that you were the best mother in the world for his angel, so he gave her to you to love, and you to her, albeit for a brief period of time. My heart breaks for you and all who have lost a child too soon. May she spend the rest of her days with God, playing with snow, dancing with the waves, and sending you her love through the breeze and sunshine. God be with you all during this time.

  210. This shot of her at the beach is so magical and warms my heart and breaks it at the same time. Rest in peace sweet angel. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  211. My heart is hurting for you. I couldn’t sleep last night thinking of your family. I kept checking for updates on Jen. Im feeling so empty and blank. You and your family will always be in my thoughts. Bless you and lil Jen.

  212. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Libby. We only met Jennifer once, dancing with a big smile on her lovely face. That’s how we remember her, and how she’ll be remembered by many. Rest in heaven sweet angel.

  213. I’m so sorry.
    I started reading yesterday and I’ve just finished reading each of your entries. December 10, 2013 is when my husband and I were in the room filled with doctors and first heard these four awful letters together used to describe what’s happening to our little girl Emily. Thank you for writing. You’ve helped me to put words to the many emotions I’m experiencing in this whirlwind.

  214. My wife knowing you for so many years, Jennifer’s story being apart of our lives from the beginning, a father to two kids myself…so many thoughts and emotions. Thank you for sharing her with us. Thank you for telling her story. I believe this isn’t her final chapter.

    Much love and prayers for you and your family.

  215. God love her little soul….may she rest in peace and out of pain….My heart breaks for Libby, Tony and family!!!! Dance with the Angels Jennifer!!!

  216. I’m sorry to hear of your loss. This story touched our family, because my son has Celiac Disease and we heard that Jennifer was Gluten-free also. Be encouraged by the lives she touched…

    “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38

  217. I have been following your journey since the very first post, you are so strong and so was she. My heart breaks for you and your family.I will forever keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  218. Words cannot express the sorrow for a mother to have a child and to be placed in a position of uncontrollable measures. I have not met you, I have followed your blogs. My heart weeps for you. Jennifer is a beautiful Angel. So innocIent and pure. She’s so much. Hold that strength. Let her grace shine through you everyday, in every moment! What a beautiful life. What a beautiful soul.

  219. Hold on to your family tightly and fell the love and support that surrounds you to guide you through this tragic time. Prayers for peace of mind and understanding are constant for all of you.

  220. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

    Know that even though she has breathed her last breath and her soul has left this earth, we will not leave you. Jennifer has left a lasting impact on my life and I will continue to be here to read your thoughts, pray for you and your family, and to be part of your army in this fight for kids like Jennifer. I pray for God to wrap his arms around all of you and comfort you.

  221. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I am so glad that she gave you the gift of her last breath….she knew you needed that. Thank you for sharing your journey and your beautiful daughter.

  222. JLK touched so many hearts. To honor her and her parents, brothers, and baby sister, I will forever hug my babies a little longer, and kiss them everyday, tell them how much I love them… I promise to continue the fight of childhood cancer. And I promise to always keep you in heart and thoughts. Rest in peace beautiful angel… You will be sorely missed by all!

  223. I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, and am devastated to read today that Jennifer has gone. We share the same name and every time I looked at her photos I thought how much she looked like me at the same age. Please know that Jennifer’s story reached me all the way in New Zealand – the beautiful little girl, with glitter in her veins. Thinking of you. Jenn.

  224. We are all crying and grieving with you, for you, and right along your side…I wish I could HUG you!!! I pray that you can find peace and know that JLK with is at PEACE With Our Lord. xoxo

  225. I am so sad for you, your family, your friends… But I rejoice in that Jennifer is in the arms of Jesus. She is eternally free from cancer, and we will be with her again one day. I am praying for you.

  226. Libby,

    I will always remember the day you became a mother. Jennifer was and will continue to be a very special gift to this world.

    I am so very sorry. Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

    Michelle Z

  227. To the entire Kranz family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort and protect you during this difficult time. Please know that your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Matthew 5:4
    4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

  228. Libby,
    Dear sweet friend I’m so very sorry. You loved her so well and so completely. She knew this in every way. She is whole again.

    Praying for each of you. I cannot imagine the sorrow you carry.

    Lindsey

  229. There are so many things about this life that aren’t fair. But I know this life has a purpose. I was with my 58-year-old mother when she lost this life to cancer. I remember feeling that strange combination of relief that her suffering was over and acute pain that she was gone. I am so so sorry for your empty arms. I hope you will feel the prayers and love of so many lifting you up over these next days and months. You are so blessed to have young children pulling you forward, as difficult as it will be. I hope you will continue to feel the love of your daughter and sense her near. I believe God has a plan and his timing is intentional and one day we will have a better understanding of his love for us. Love, prayers and peace to your family.

  230. My deepest heartfelt condolences. How empty those words sound. No words can express my sorrow over your terrible loss. lease simply accept my prayers for you and everyone in your family.

  231. From one mother to another, I grieve with you. Your sweet girl has touched so many lives. Thank you for sharing her and your journey with us. You and Jennifer have truly touched me. Jennifer will live on in all of or hearts forever. While no mother/family should have to go through this you have done it with grace. You did everything you could and are an amazing mother. May peace find its way to you.

  232. I’m so terribly sorry. I know that’s not enough. I wish I had more. I wish this blog post never needed to be written. I pray for strength for the whole Kranz family.

  233. My heart is just aching for you and your family. My thoughts are with you and your beautiful angel baby, and know that your community is behind you.

  234. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.. All your readers share your heart ache and tears. May you find comfort and pease when you have a chance to read all the responses from your followers and know there are so many people that care. Love and Prayers, God Bless You All. Rest in Pease JLK

  235. Dear,darling Jennifer. Sweet is the sleep that ends all pain. xx

    To her amazing and courageous family, thank you for sharing your story with us all. I grieve for your loss, what a special little girl JLK was. She will be fondly remembered and loved.

  236. Thank you for sharing your family and Jennifer with us. Although I do not know your family personally and cannot even begin to understand your pain, I feel blessed to “know” your story through this blog. Thank you. Tears, thoughts and prayers for your family. Rest peacefully beautiful girl, until you all meet again.

  237. Libby and family~ I am so sorry, I can’t even begin to understand the hurt you are feeling today! Know that I am praying for you and your family. Jennifer will aways be a angel above watching over everyone who loved her!

  238. I’m so very,very sorry. May your happy memories one day fill the deep hole in your heart. Your daughter will live on in the hearts of so many who never even knew her, and she will not be forgotten.

  239. JLK touched the lives of SO many. What a precious soul with such a big heart. I send my condolences and prayers to the family. Know that your sweet daughter is now in a better place, without suffering, pain, or despair. We readers followed your posts and shared your journey for quite some time now. We silently hoped and prayed for JLK to heal and be in a better, happier place. Now she is in the best place of all. She is in the heavens, free of the disease that haggard and tormented her. She is looking down on her family and guarding you now. She is your angel. Much love to you all, and know that as long as she is in your hearts, a bit of her will always be alive.

  240. Oh Libby and tony. I am so so sorry. My heart grieves for you. Jennifer’s memory will be kept alive by those her special spirit touched. Years and prayers for your whole family.

  241. my heart goes out to you and your family. many prayers being said. so sorry for your loss. just know that she is in a better place and not in anymore pain. she is watching over you and your family.

  242. This child and your poignant posts touched my heart …Just to let you know that I have prayed (in my own non religious way) every day for you all…soo sorry to read of your loss…. hugs and thoughts always from N. Ireland….that’s how far Jennifer reached into people’s hearts and minds

  243. Hi Libby,
    I saw the link to JLK’s site for this first time today on Facebook. I read through your entire blog, crying and so sad. It wasn’t until I had walked away from the computer that I realized that it was you. I don’t know if you remember me from Le Leche back in 2010 when I had just had my son Ben. I remember you and Jennifer so well. Her playing during the meeting and you with baby Jonathan. You talking about all that you went through to be able to nurse Jennifer and the support that you offered to Susie and I. You were so sweet and humble and funny and I was so impressed by you. I am totally devastated to hear about your sweet girl. So so so sorry. Just a cruel, unimaginable loss. My chest has been tight and the tears have been flowing for you all day. You are a beautiful strong person and you are an exceptional mother. Love to you and all of those hurting today.

  244. I’ve only just started reading the blog a few days ago. It’s so hard to read. My daughter just turned 8. But then I stop and think hard? Hard!? The pain that I am feeling reading this does not even measure in the slightest of what you and your family are going through in these past years..months..days..minutes.. I hope you can find peace in knowing how much love she was, is, and will always be surrounded by. My heart aches so badly for you mother to mother. RIP to your beautiful, sweet angel in heaven <3 <3 <3

  245. I lost my first born, the one I wasn’t promised as well in 2009. He fought too against odds, and had even been promised an optimal outcome. It didn’t come to be. It was and is a long road through grief with the loss of a child, and the pith of it is terrible. But I wanted to offer you the validation to know to be honest with what you’re confronting, don’t “muscle through”, cry because it will validate the loss for your children, it shows them how much you love them and don’t want to loose them (I don’t know why people think it’s the opposite), when well meaning advice comes in and it feels like a knife instead of a pillow, let them know. Take the time through the first year. 5 years out, I miss my son, but his death, his life has blessed me. It’s been a battle I have fought, goaled and come through and am still working through…time does not heal this wound but it does change, and depending on your heart, your truth and your love you will begin to see the shards of light again. But in the meantime, be honest, feel through, miss and grieve, scream if you have to. Healing will come…my prayers and thoughts are with you. There are no “good” or “right words” to say in this other than, you have every right to every feeling you’re having. So have them. And know strangers care and wish you peace…and hope.

    Blessings-
    Meg

  246. I, like many, never got to meet Jennifer in person and I am so saddened to hear your sweet girl has passed. I can tell she had one amazing spirit (it just pops off the page) and that will live on through all of your family and now with us. Sending you lots of love, hugs and prayers.

  247. My heart aches with you and your family. May you always be blessed by the memories you shared, the tears you cried but most importantly the love you shared with one another. God bless her always. Angels beside her….

  248. I’ve been following your story for a few weeks now and would read your blog every day, and pray for your precious daughter and family every day. I am so sorry for your great loss; my heart breaks for your entire family. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

  249. May she now wrap her wings around you and hold you all so tight..the only thing that died was cancer, not JLK….JLK is now on the other side of this life, her soul is now endless…not confined to a body that broke down..JLK’s love, kindness, mothering, caring, all glowing spirit is still there, still here, still everywhere…Love does not die…it is an invisible string, that cannot bind, cannot break and cannot disappear…now she will always be by your side, her turn to hold you…she is carried and imprinted on the hearts of so many…Fly High Sweetest JLK- Fly High….

  250. Your daughter was and is so special. You and your husband and 2 boys and your other daughter are also so special. I have a child with medical issues since before birth, 2 years ago we got so close to loosing her. I am so so sorry. I felt I was dying as I watched my daughter struggle, I did not know if my life would or could continue if she went on to heaven. I now know it would of continued for my other kids and I know she would of gone to heaven and I would of worked so hard everyday to put all my faith in God and to live my life for him and when my soul left this Earth I would of joined her. You will be with her again someday, do not doubt that and God and Jennifer will let you know she is close by, with signs. My heart aches horribly for you and your husband and your entire family. I can not feel your pain but came too close on too many occasions. Trust in God, I know right now you may be mad as hell at him, even hate him but he who brought you to it will bring you through it.

  251. No words are enough at a time like this. My heart goes out to you and your family with many prayers that comfort and peace finds you.

  252. I don’t know you, your story showed up in my Facebook news feed, but I grieve with you. I know there are no words that are adequate to the grief you feel, but I hope it’s some small measure of comfort that your little girl has touched lives and hearts of people across the Country, if not the world.

    I’m glad you had at least some time with her. May God bless and comfort you.

  253. I am so heart broken…I absolutely believe Jennifer is with The Lord in a beautiful place and is total at peace. I pray The Lord brings you all complete healing and strength during this difficult part of your journey. So very sorry for your loss.

  254. Beautiful Libby…I am so sorry for your loss. I want to hold you and your family in my arms. I got a massage yesterday and thought of Jennifer while I meditated. I said goodbye to her and wished I could absorb the pain away from all of you. The lyrics below are the words from the song Heaven by Beyonce. Please listen to it if you have a moment. The music is beautiful: http://rapgenius.com/Beyonce-heaven-lyrics

    [Verse 1]
    I fought for you
    The hardest, it made me the strongest
    So tell me your secrets
    I just can’t stand to see you leaving

    [Hook]
    But heaven couldn’t wait for you
    No heaven couldn’t wait for you
    Heaven couldn’t wait for you
    No heaven couldn’t wait for you
    So go on, go home

    [Verse 2]
    We laughed at the darkness
    So scared that we lost it
    We stood on the ceilings
    You showed me love was all you needed

    [Hook x3]

    [Outro]
    So go on go home
    Padre Nuestro
    Que estas en el cielo
    Santificado sea tu Nombre
    Venga tu reino
    Hagase tu voluntad
    En la tierra como en el cielo
    Amen

  255. Words don’t even seem to express anything valuable enough at this point but since that’s all I can do at the moment, know that you have been and are being thought of and held up in prayer. While no one else can possibly understand all the complexities of each thought and feeling you have, God can. He created you just as perfectly as He created your sweet Jennifer so I know He will give you what you need when you need it. Though I’ve never met you, I pray that you will alwways feel loved and supported by the sea of JLK lovers. Mostly I pray that you will never wonder if she’s been forgotten. She sparkled too bright to be overlooked. God bless you as you grieve and forever honor Jennifer’s life.

  256. Oh Libby, oh dear, strong, kind Libby.. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. I wished there was something more I could say, I’m just in tears for you and your precious angel gone too soon. I pray for peace as you and your family mourn your precious child and adjust to not seeing her smile.. She was loved, and you are loved too… I send you a big hug and my prayers… I’m so very sorry

  257. She knew her mama loved her.

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” Eskimo proverb.

    I’m so sad for you and your family.

  258. As a mother of a 9 year old that is fighting cancer as I type… All I can say is that my heart aches for the pain that is so real for you. I wish the lord and myself could hug you tight. I pray for you and your family. We may not know each other but we know the battle. Bless you and your beautiful family!

  259. Jennifer has changed me forever. Through your careful, thorough, generous and above all *love-filled* logging of your last days with her, Libby, all of us have come to be changed by Jennifer and her life. I will help you fight for other families. Thank you for letting us be part of your fight. My love to you and your family–and the larger family you have made out of all of us who have loved you from nearby or far away and rooted so hard for Jennifer to live.

  260. My heart aches for you so. I wish that there was something that I or anyone could do or say that would somehow help ease the pain you feel. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Also know that Jennifer’s life has touched more people than you will ever, ever know – I am just one of those people. Jennifer lives on as a quite whisper in the wind, a ray of sunshine warming your skin, as a breeze rustling the leaves of a tree, as a twinkling star in the sky…. my heart is with you Libby.

  261. I am so very sorry you lost your beautiful, precious daughter Jennifer. Her sparkling ways and the love you had for one another was incredible. As a mother, my heart breaks for you and your family.

    I only know your family through your words and your blog, but know that strangers far away are thinking about you, praying for you and your family and holding all of you in the light.

  262. Today, there is no more pain for your JLK. Today, I wrote to Feinstein, Boxer and Lofgren. Today, I took action so seven will become zero.

  263. Hello. I just saw your/Jennifer’s story through a friends facebook post, and I wanted to say how truly sorry I am for your loss. We too lost our daughter to a condition in which we knew her diagnosis was lethal, and that we had only months to have her in our world. I know that no one can possibly know what you are going through, but from someone who may have a little bit of similar experience, I just want to tell you that I’m thinking about you and your family today.

  264. Dear Mrs. Kranz,

    I remember when you were still my PE teacher at Argonaut and when you got married and when the news about JLK being born reached my ears. I’m so tremendously sorry for your loss. Thank you for documenting your family’s journey and may JLK rest in peace. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Sanjna Verma (Argonaut Class of 2006)

  265. She will forever live in all of our hearts. I know JLK will shed some light on the cancer and help find a cure. She will always be with you.

  266. Thank you for sharing the beautiful gift of your daughter with all of us through your touching words.
    Her love for life, her parents, and siblings was touching. And the strength that you all handled everything you were given is an inspiration.
    Sending many prayers for you and all of your family and those that loved Jennifer.

  267. This took my breathe away !, a pain in my core !!! Did not think it would be today !!! I am so very sorry !!!! I will carry your family in my heart !! god I hate DIPG !!!!! I am so very very sorry !!!!!

  268. My heart breaks for your family. I pray you find peace and healing in all the precious memories Jennifer left behind for you to enjoy.

  269. Heartbroken for your family, for your sweet Jennifer and all that she endured. Her life has touched so many, including our family and our boys, who also have a friend battling leukemia, also six years old and diagnosed just within days of Jennifer. We pray for you each day and ask Him for strength, love, comfort and all things God can grant you to provide through his embrace. Thank you for sharing your journey and the beauty that is Jennifer. Her legacy will go on through so many fighting against this terrible disease. Hugs and God’s blessings to you all.

  270. I am so sorry. There are just no words. I will just say, I am praying for you. Remember that many are lifting you up in prayer. Also, your daughter is now out of pain and has no fear and is wondering why you are crying. God bless you.

  271. This is from one of my favorite books, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery:
    “You-you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I will be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You-ONLY YOU-will have stars that can laugh.”
    Go out at night and be very quiet, Libby. You will be able to hear your daughter laughing and playing. I will go out tonight and listen for my little Sam and Jennifer singing and giggling tonight.

  272. My heart is broken for you. Thoughts and prayers will remain with you. All I know now, is when anyone asks me about heaven, I will answer that it smells like watermelon.

  273. To Jennifer’s family… I send my thoughts, prayers, hopes, dreams and love… thank you for sharing Jennifer with us. Because of her legacy…children’s cancer research will have a face and voice and dance…all JLK.

  274. I am keeping you guys in my prayers. May The Lord bless you guys with strength and courage during this time as she joins him in heaven.

  275. Libby, I am so sorry for the loss of you baby girl Jennifer. In reality you didn’t really loose her and you never will. She will be right there beside you every where you go. She will be right in your heart forever. My heart breaks so hard for you, Tony and your 3 beautiful children, but I smile when I think of Jennifer spreading her sparkle all over Heaven. She is healthy and strong again dancing and playing with all the other little angels. You will see sweet little Jennifer again when you meet in Heaven, but until then you will see her in your other children. When they smile, when they laugh, when the succeed and as they grow, you will see Jennifer in their little faces. She is in their hearts too and will live on though all of you. God bless you all at this very hard time. I wish I could do more to help. heal your heart right now.

  276. My heart is broken for you tonight, and again for myself. We lost our son, Auggie, to leukemia on December 5, 2011. He was five years old, and five days separated diagnosis and death. Besides his mom and me, he left a twin sister. I know of your pain, but I do not know your own pain; I know of your grief, but I do not know your own grief. I can promise you nothing, but I can tell you that we have survived so far, and we are making new lives with each other. Peace be with you.

  277. Jennifer has changed so many peoples lives. Please know that we love you even though we have never met you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  278. I stumbled on your post through a friend… I’m so sorry for your loss. As I sit and pray tonight, these lyrics fill up my heart for your family… http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qyUPz6_TciY

    Though You Slay Me by Shane and Shane

    I come, God, I come
    I return to the Lord
    The one who’s broken
    The one who’s torn me apart
    You struck down to bind me up
    You say You do it all in love
    That I might know You in Your suffering

    Though You slay me
    Yet I will praise You
    Though You take from me
    I will bless Your name
    Though You ruin me
    Still I will worship
    Sing a song to the one who’s all I need

    My heart and flesh may fail
    The earth below give way
    But with my eyes, with my eyes I’ll see the Lord
    Lifted high on that day
    Behold, the Lamb that was slain
    And I’ll know every tear was worth it all

    Though You slay me
    Yet I will praise You
    Though You take from me
    I will bless Your name
    Though You ruin me
    Still I will worship
    Sing a song to the one who’s all I need

    Though tonight I’m crying out
    Let this cup pass from me now
    You’re still all that I need
    You’re enough for me
    You’re enough for me

    Though You slay me
    Yet I will praise You
    Though You take from me
    I will bless Your name
    Though You ruin me
    Still I will worship
    Sing a song to the one who’s all I need
    Sing a song to the one who’s all I need

  279. I am very sorry for the loss of your daughter. Thank you for sharing your family’s difficult journey. Reading your blog often brought me to tears, but also inspired me to be a strong and caring mother. May you find peace and find your smile in the eyes of your children.

  280. Your family, JLK have touched me so deeply. Thank you for sharing your story and for letting me get to know your beautiful daughter. I will not forget her!

  281. Tony and Libby, I’m so sorry for your loss and the pain your family is going through. I’m not sure what else to say except I wish you both the love and strength to find peace in your heart.

  282. My heart is broken for you and your family! God be with you at this time and praying you find comfort in knowing she is safe in his arms and pain free! Rest in peace sweet Jennifer and fly with the angels!

  283. Libby, I’m so, so sorry. I am grieving with you, and my prayer now is that the Holy Spirit fills your home and enevelopes you and your family as you try to live on with the emptiness. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I, a stranger, fell in love with Jennifer. Your writing made us all fall in love with her. I’m struggling to understand why my God didn’t answer the multitude of prayers, all the intercession. I do know that she is in heaven now with no pain or illness, and I know she is loving your other babies in heaven too. When I miscarried a few years ago, my sister-in-law, who is severely mentally handicapped and has an amazing personal relationship with Jesus, told me, “You’ll see your baby in heaven.” You’ll see Jennifer again too. God bless you and comfort you and your family.

  284. I have been following your blog for months now…. JLK always on my mind, and hoping that each time I read your post you will talk about miracles of healing…. Not the harshness of life. As a new-ish mom I can’t fathom loosing one of my children that I already love so fiercely. I am so incredibly sorry for your family’s loss. Cancer blows big ol fatty chunks. I am a nurse and have seen lots of bad things happen to wonderful people…. And yet your story … your life…hits me harder than any patient I have taken care of and I don’t even know you. Just reading your blog and reading tons of your followers comments- JLK’s life has touched so many in just 6 short years. That blows my mind. Your little girl has already made me a better and more appreciative mom… To two kids in Idaho that she would have never met. Thank you for posting your raw emotions and experiences. It will forever impact our lives. I hope you hold your husband and kids a bit closer now… As I will now too. And the drinking? Hell yeah. Crying into a glass of wine may be theraputic.

  285. A beautiful soul that will have NEVER known what it feels like to not be wanted. She was so blessed to have been divinely gifted to you and to receive all the care she would need and beyond. The love she brought to the world was sublime & will be talked about forever. Sending out heaps of love to you.

  286. My heartfelt condolences to all touched by Jennifer’s life. What a legacy she is leaving through the tremendous love you have and the selfless gift you have given all of us in sharing your experience. Thank you and blessings.

  287. Sleep peacefully JLK.
    Libby…Praying for your comfort and peace.
    Thank you for sharing Jennifer and her beautiful journey…you have touched so many. I hope you can feel the love.

  288. God love and hold you all during this painful time. Jennifer was a beautiful child and it is unfair for any parent to have to go on without our babies, I cannot fathom your loss but am honored and deeply touched that you could share your precious baby with us! Thank you for Jennifer, she is your forever angel, dancing with Almighty God, and she is waiting to be with you again. My deepest sympathy, much love to you all!

  289. Libby I’m so sorry words can express. I have followed our blog and every morning and just been in tears. You are an amazing mother and now she is looking down on you. She is an angel in heaven now. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  290. From one DIPG mom of an angel to another….

    Godspeed.

    May you feel the warmth of your daughter’s love as you navigate through the days ahead. My thoughts are with you.

    I’m very sorry.

  291. My heart aches for you. Jennifer is a superhero. You have touched so many lives by sharing your journey. Prayers and love to your family now and always.

  292. I am so sorry. I’m very glad I got the opportunity get to know Jennifer and your family (however briefly). You guys are a special family and she was/is lucky you are hers! You are all in my thoughts today.

  293. I just want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers……all of you. Words may not comfort you right now, but the thought of so many who are praying for you…that you feel His ultimate strength and support through this time…I pray will.

  294. Just yesterday, I kept thinking of Jennifer, and still hoping for a miracle. Today all is left is emptiness inside and tears in my eyes. Your daughter is not just one of the 7 kids who died of cancer today. She is JLK who we let into our hearts forever. Your blogging is so powerful. Sometimes I wish I never came across it. It caused way too much pain reading it. But at the same time I got to meet your beautiful daughter. And I learned so much from you: how important it is to do things with your family today instead of planning them for tomorrow, to be silly with your kids and enjoy and cherish every moment of it. Most importantly, it made me aware of DIPG, probably way too aware. I hope my fears go away at some point…otherwise I’ll be dreading 5-9 age period as my children grow older. I hope cure is found soon, so no family has to ever go through this again. RIP little angel….

  295. Thank you for sharing your strengh and love with us over the past 5 months. I cant even imagine how you and Your family are feeling. You have been such an inspiration. I pray there will be a cure of this awful disease. God Bless you and your family

  296. May God give you the strength to live. Live for your children, live for Jennifer. Enjoy and remember all the glitter that beautiful angel brought into your life and celebrate all the moments. Life is precious, everyday, every moment. The moments that we remember we can cherish for a lifetime.

    God bless you
    God bless your family

    Though I never have met you, I will look at life with the shine and sparkle that each day brings. I will remember your story, I will remember JLK’s story!

    Keep that strength! <<<>>

  297. I’m so terribly sorry. You have so many people thinking of and praying for you. Jennifer WILL NOT be forgotten. I don’t know you but your story, her tory has touched my heart forever.

  298. My heart goes out to your family. I am sorry to hear of the loss. We will pray for peace, understanding, comfort and strength.

  299. I will fight back – I will honor JLK and all children and fight for equal funding for childhood cancers. May God bless the physicians and researchers, and may heaven rejoice at its newest angel… and abundantly bless your family.

  300. I do not know you but I am a Mom. I cannot imagine your pain. Reading your blogs have amazed me, your strength shines through even when I’m sure you weren’t feeling strong. It’s the love of our children that keeps us going. You will get through this together with your beautiful family. Hold on tight to each other. Love and prayers to you all. ❤️

  301. My heart is heavy as I read this. I never comment on much of anything. But, I just wanted to say that I thinking about you and praying for you and your sweet family as you walk though this time in your life. I dot know if these comments help you but wanted to share my support for you in this journey we all call motherhood. As a mother of 4 and a cancer survivor I am certain that what you are feeling is unimaginable by most! If there is anything I can do to help I would be joyous to do so. Love and prayers, Jessica

  302. I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. May you and your family find some comfort in the fact that your glittery girl lives on inside you and that her story has touched so many people. Even strangers have been inspired to act to stop this horrendous disease on behalf of your beautiful Jennifer.

  303. My heart breaks for your family. Please know that you and JLK have touched so many lives, many that you will likely ever meet. You and Jennifer have such gifts, which is why God paired you together from the beginning. My thoughts and prayers to your family during this very difficult time.

  304. I have been reading for a few weeks but have never commented, partly because I was on my phone in the middle of the night nursing, and partly because saying “I’m sorry” seems so empty and pathetic given the tremendous loss you and your family are suffering. I am sorry, and I do send my condolences, and I can’t imagine how difficult this has been for you all. I feel compelled to comment now to tell you that there is indeed a God who loves you Libby, loves Tony, loves Charlotte, loves your boys, and loves Jennifer. I do not understand why a good God allows these things to happen, but I will tell you that some time this morning between midnight and 6am, I was up for the third time nursing my daughter and I felt absolutely compelled to pray for Jennifer and your family. I have been praying based on your blog (for her to pee, to be able to eat, to be comfortable) but this morning was different. The prayer that came to my heart was that God would surround you all with His angels. And then, hours later, I read that Jennifer was gone. I have no doubt that she is in heaven with God and His angels, and I pray that God comforts you during this difficult time. Please know that MANY of us, who don’t even know you or anyone in your family, are praying for you.

  305. Lib, your blog has been incredible and even though I never met Jennifer your posts made me feel like part of the family. You have been so strong throughout this whole journey. Here are some comforting words that a friend once shared with me that I’d like to share with you:

    “God doesn’t make mistakes; you’re never alone in this journey. Heaven is a place we will all see one day, sooner or later & we will rejoice with our loved ones. As a friend, I will pray for your family.”

    Nothing But Love to your whole family!

  306. Words can’t express how sorry I am. I’m glad Jennifer is free to fly now. She will live on in my heart, and in the hearts of so many of us. Sending hugs to you and your family, Libby, and know that I am committed to fight with you against this terrible disease.

  307. I would first like to express my sincerest condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. I am heartbroken for you and your family. Secondly I just learned of your family and jennifers illness through a post someone wrote on FB just two days. I began reading your blog. I couldnt stop until I read through all the archives too. As a mother myself I was praying for a miracle that somehow this story would have a different ending. My girlfriend and I watched the glitter shoot video with tears in our eyes last nite. I heard a song by Sara Bareilles called “Be Brave” in the video and it stuck with me. Today at around 11:00 am I was food shopping in our local supermarket and that song came on the PA blaring. I stopped in my tracks and thought of your daughter. Later on in the day I came back to your blog to see if there were any updates only to find this message as if I already knew. May God bless you and your entire family during this heartbreaking time. Sending love from New York❤

  308. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter and your story with us. No words can express the sorrow you must be feeling. My heart breaks for you and your family. I am so sorry. I hope you find some of the comfort you need in the arms of your husband, your other children, and the memories of your sweet, sparkly Jennifer. Hang on to the happy moments and let those carry you forward. Lots of love to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  309. I have been crying all day and although I tried to leave a reply several times I couldn’t finish my sentences. I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss… for your pain… for not being able to hold Jennifer again in this lifetime. tears. Through the clouds I can see the moon and a few stars on the night sky, and I’m looking for that new, most incredible little star up there tonight. tears.

  310. I can’t put what I’m feeling into words. I lost my dad to cancer just 9 months ago. I thought he was too young to go (at just 54), but 6 is just too much to fathom. My heart breaks for you because loss like this makes a hole in your heart that is really just impossible to fill. I hope your family finds comfort in the fact that we are all out here thinking of you. Crying with you. Mourning with you. Asking the same questions. Wondering the same things. Feeling heartbreak. You are not alone. Please know that we love you- even those of is that don’t know you personally. We who have lost are a community. We are here for each other forever and for always.

  311. I don’t know you Libby, but I know Jennifer was so lucky to be loved by you. And Your Amazing family. My prayers are with all of you.

  312. I am so deeply sorry. Still in disbelief and with a heavy heart, we pray that the beautiful, loving memories of your princess angel bring you peace, comfort, and courage to face the days ahead. We will miss Jennifer so much, she has imprinted many in profound ways.
    God bless and peace be with you all.
    Tina & Brij

  313. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I can’t begin to understand what this must be like for you.

    Jennifer was the luckiest girl in the world to have had the family she had. I can’t imagine stronger and more compassionate parents than the ones she was blessed with. My heart just aches at your loss.

  314. I am so sorry and even though I don’t know you I feel that I should say something, however small, to repay part of what you and your family have shared with complete strangers. I hope that somehow *something* can change so pediatric cancer gets the attention the patients and their families desperately need. I am so so very sorry that help was too late for Jennifer.

  315. Wishing you superhuman strength to get through the next hours, days, weeks, months. There’s nothing I can say. No way I can understand. You will continue to inspire others for Jennifer. We send our deepest condolences for your terrible, terrible loss.

  316. Libby, I for the first time read all of your blogs tonight. Your words so beautifully orchestrated! Your daughter was and is so very beautiful! Cancer could never take that!! I want to say that I am sorry, but sorry…sorry just could never take what you are feeling away and make it remotely better. Being a mommy myself, I cannot fathom. So for now I refrain from saying “I am sorry”. Libby, one of your most touching blogs was when you talked about heaven. That you must believe heaven exists to continue on. Heaven does exist Libby, and your daughter is in heaven in the arms of God, completely healed. You will see her again!!! She will watch over you all until then. Prayers for your family!! Hugs!!

  317. My heart is breaking for you and your family. I pray that you find comfort in your memories of your sweet glitter girl. Your children will always have a big sister and now she is an angel watching over them. You have shared something so personal and intimate with the world and I wish our words could take all of your pain away. Peace and love to you and your family. Jennifer will live in your hearts forever.

  318. Libby, I’m filled with so much sadness at the loss of your beautiful Jennifer. I just hope your dreams tonight and every night are filled with comforting and happy visions of her visiting you and your family and doing all the things she loves. The incredible bond you have cannot be broken, even in death. I am absolutely sure of this. X

  319. A poem for you darling Jennifer by W.H Auden called ‘Stop all the clocks’. With much love xx

    Stop all the clocks,cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos with muffled drum,
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
    Scribbling on the sky the message she is dead,
    Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
    Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves

    She was my North,my South,my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last for ever:I was wrong

    The stars are not wanted now:put out every one;
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood,
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.

  320. I want you to know that your love for Jennifer, and her loss today, matters to people who never were graced by JLK. Probably the greatest memorial I have ever read.

  321. My prayers are with you and your family, praying for Peace.

    “Heaven is for real” I hope she is getting her scents of
    watermelon.

  322. We have been following you throughout this wretched journey. You’ve been in our prayers, you’ve made us aware, you made us fall in love with a little girl and her family. You’ve left an imprint in our hearts . You are with us always.

  323. I am so sorry… I know the pain of losing a child, and can say with experience that I hope you soon are able to get signs from JLK and find that you can feel her close to you.
    I am here if you need someone to talk to that has some resources for grieving families and experience with such a monumental loss.
    I think you’ll see my email in this post, but if not, my Facebook id is Jennifer Carson Klubnik

  324. As a mother, I cried for your family today. Your story came through Facebook from a friend who knows your family (D. Millea). I would like to gift your family a FOREVER account (forever.com). I hope that this would be a place to honor the life and love of your little girl. If you would be open to accepting this gift, I just need an email address and a full name to establish the account or you can call the company directly and tell them your name and they’ll bill me. Nothing else ever required. I wish you as much peace and comfort during this difficult time. (michellellatta@gmail.com)

  325. I have no words to offer as they don’t exist. I am holding space in my heart for you all. You have a community that is grieving along with you and an army standing ready to continue to fight this battle. Jennifer’s legacy is just beginning and this mama of 3 will do everything in my power to honor the beautiful JLK! May all the prayers and love surround you not only in the coming days but in all the days ahead!

  326. May you rest in the arms of the Lord and find peace and strength to go on. Prayers and love are with your family. You have an angel that will always be with your family.

  327. I don’t know you, but I wanted to thank you for sharing your heartbreak with us. My son and his 8th grade class at OLMC in RWC have been praying for Jennifer everyday. I am sure he will come home with a heavy heart today. Thank you for sharing your little miracle Jennifer. Now that I have met your sweet little glitter girl, I will never forget her, or your family. BTW, she’s probably tricking out her angel wings right now and trying to show you – so look for signs. Much love and a LOT of strength to you and your family. Jennifer was a gift from God. God bless you always.

  328. I keep humming Baby Mine but I hear Jennifer’s voice. Heaven may have Jennifer’s soul but her heart and spirit are here on Earth and I hope her spirit will continue as this village led by your family fights the fight. Leaving an indelible stamp on my heart and an infinite sadness, wishing you our heartfelt sorrow, prayers and a giant hugs.

  329. I am thinking of you all today. My family lit a candle last night for sweet Jennifer and we said a prayer for her and your family. We will continue to pray for you all.

  330. Jennifer will keep giving your life meaning and shape. That’s what I kept thinking yesterday, while waiting for words to come that would convey my deepest condolence, my deepest sympathies. Of course this is true for you all; you, Tony, Jonathan, Nicholas, Charlotte. But, I have followed your story almost from the start, and I only know JLK through your voice. And…I hope this isn’t the wrong thing to do; along with ‘I’m sorry’ these are the words that came to me thinking of of you two and the bond you share:

    The Mother I Hoped to Be

    As you splinter
    As you buckle
    As you lurch
    As you search
    I am here

    When you yearn for me
    Always
    Always
    Always
    I know
    I am here

    I gift you my verve
    My breath
    I give you a moment
    Magnified
    Glittering, shimmering
    Pink!
    You have me still

    When you brave battle for me
    For those who aren’t yet me
    I am you

    As I trusted you in life
    I trust you with my death

    Time unravels between us
    Lost my
    Voice, my
    Scent, my
    Breath, my
    Life

    Here I am
    Time bounds you back to me
    Time, in time, restoring
    Us

  331. I am so so so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. I came across your story yesterday and spent the entire snow day going back and reading old entries. Jennifer is a beautiful girl and she is so lucky to have you all as her family. My heart aches for you all….it just isn’t fair.

  332. You do not know me, but your story has touched my heart. My prayers are with your family during this tragic time. No parent should have to go through what you have been through. Thank you for raising awareness about pediatric cancers. Because of your story, I know we can all do more. I am inspired by her short life, and I hope many others are, too. May God be with you and the rest of your family.

  333. As you grieve, as you miss, as you ache, as you rail against the emptiness Jennifer’s leaving has created, climb into the bathtub with three, and let your tears mingle with the bubbles and water and the glitter left behind.

    Praying for you and yours with words that don’t exist.

  334. You do not know me, but you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for you. I hope that your wonderful memories help ease some of the pain.

  335. So now we know when, where…and how. The “why” of it may forever escape us. As a fellow bereaved mommy, my advice to you is to let yourself go insane for a while. Or just task yourself with breathing in and breathing out, repeating just that until you are ready to do something else. Your babies will help you do something with your empty arms until the rest of you comes back on line, a little at a time, probably. Yours is the loneliest of nights, but know that you are not alone. Your sisters across time who have also lost will help hold you up, at least a little. And your girl will never leave you, not really. It takes a hell of a lot more than death to separate mother and child. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s completely impossible.

  336. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious baby girl. I’m praying for you and your family. It’s not fair and it shouldn’t have happened and my heartbreaks for you. You are an amazing mother to all your children. JLK is an amazing little girl who has touched thousands.

  337. To the Kranz Family:
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful glitter girl with us. I began following JLK a couple weeks ago and as much as I prayed this post would never come, I feel a bit of relief knowing that Jennifer is now pain free and at peace, dusting heaven with glitter as she twirls around among the angels.

    I know that does not take away or even soothe your pain and sorrow, but please know that your family is in my prayers.

  338. My heart aches for your heart. I can’t get over the emotion, and you must know, when you held her for the 1st time, when she was yours, and you were hers, God knew she needed you as much as you needed her. You gave her a life a love & family, he knew you would fight for her, adore her, cherish her & give her all she ever needed before she got her little angel wings. You have given her all her little soul ever needed, please know that. I will pray for peace & understanding during this time. Smile my beautiful, you are just that, beautiful <3

  339. I have never met your family, but your story has touched me. I am praying for comfort for all of you. I visualize JLK in heaven, free and embracing you all with her love.

  340. I cannot stop thinking of your family. I will pray for healing and strength during this time for your entire family. Thank you for sharing your precious angel with everyone. You have made a difference with your willingness to share this and Jennifer will live on in our hearts because of it. I am sorry.

  341. I only learned of Jennifer’s story, your family, and this blog yesterday and I have spent all day at work today reading your entries. I can think of nothing better to say besides please know there are many people holding your family in their thoughts and grieving along with you. And thank you for sharing your daughter’s story with us. I am at once inspired by what an amazing mother/person you are as well as deeply touched and saddened by your story. Peace to all of you and love4jlk.

  342. My prayers are with you and your family in this most difficult time. Today’s picture is most poignant in that it reminds us that we can’t see what is waiting on the other side of that vast ocean, but surely there is land, and just as surely there is a Heaven and your daughter has been received by God with arms wide open into a love that I can’t even begin to describe but have seen with my own eyes from my near death experience. Fear not the unknown but mourn the loss and then, later, rejoice that you will see her again!

  343. I do not know you, but I live and grew up in Gilroy. I happened upon your blog one night on facebook. After reading your blog on facebook.Thank you for sharing your journey with the world. The world is a better place because Jennifer was in it. I know no words can make your pain go away, because I do not know or can even fathom what you are dealing with. I hope that you can find peace and comfort in this time of grief and sorrow you and your child will be reunited once again. I can picture her dancing in a mound of glitter, and smiling down upon her Mom, Dad brothers, and sisters. She has educated me on what it means to be humble, kind, in spite of adversity. She truly has touched the world.

  344. I am so very sorry Libby. Jennifer was a girl with so much sparkle her light will shine on in all those whose lives she touched. Many prayers and much love for all of your family.

  345. There are no words that can ease your pain. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Through your blogs I have fallen in love with Jennifer. My heart breaks for Jennifer and your family. She is in my thoughts and prayers all day long.

  346. My brother and sister-in-law live near you, and have been diligently following your story. I see Facebook posts, pleas, but like the other 2 dozen pleas on my Facebook page, I breeze past them as I do the homeless man sitting at the driveway of the supermarket. They also have a podcast that I have skimmed from time-to-time, with some funny stories and anecdotes that most parents (should) understand.

    I don’t know what drove me to listen to their latest episode. Maybe it was being the Single Father of my own 7 year old Princess, who thank the Lord, is as healthy and perfect as can be.

    Maybe it was because my initials, JMK, are so close to those of your precious fallen child, JLK.

    Or maybe it was because on February 12, 2014, I was having a phenomenal time celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the day I chose to quit drinking.

    But as I was doing the dishes, listening to the podcast, with tears welling up in my eyes, I couldn’t escape the tremendous guilt I felt for you and your loss.

    There I was, celebrating the day I chose to stop doing something that only brought harm to myself and others. But it was a choice. I CHOSE to do what I did. And then I CHOSE to stop.

    Beautiful little JLK didn’t have a choice.

    And now our lives will forever be inexorably linked by the fateful date of February 12th. Never again will I have a “birthday” and not think of you, your family, and your loss. Never again will that date pass that JLK will not be on my mind.

    I don’t know you. And I probably never will.

    But I will share your story with as many people that will listen, starting with my own daughter.

    I will pray for you, your family, and for your loss. I cannot imagine your pain. I can only admire your courage.

    Thank you for sharing you story. Everyone needs to hear it.

    Love always,

    JMK

  347. I came across your blog and have found myself overwhelmed by the love that radiates through your words. I have never met your family but I feel as though I can feel the amazing love you share. Your daughter’s story has encouraged me to live more everyday, for children like Jennifer who were denied the privilege. The love you have shown for your family and your beautiful daughter encourages me to love more deeply and openly. Thank you for sharing your story. My thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.

  348. Though I haven’t met you please know that I am holding you and your family in my heart. The amazing light of your daughter shined through your blog posts and I am deeply changed by her life. I will fight for a cure for childhood cancer and won’t give up until one is found.

  349. Libby I am so sorry for your loss, my heart aches you you and your family. I hope that you can find some comfort in knowing that she has been released from her body now and is pain free. I will pray for healing and peace for you. Thank you for sharing her story and yours. Through your beautiful writing you have made us all better parents, better people.

  350. I only came across your blog today, my heart aches and breaks for you. Your words of not leaving everything til later will be something I shall follow.

    The love you all hold for each other, may you always be blessed with precious memories of one so precious and beautiful. Across the ocean your words, your love, your family, JLK, but your incredibly sad loss have touched my heart. Tears fall for you.

    May you find comfort in your love and memories through these days.

    Your hearts are JLKs home – she will live there forever.

  351. Libby – I’ve followed along silently in these past few months seeing all of the amazing support and love you’ve received from so many of friends in common just because this hit so close to home. And it hurt so much more knowing this is the 2nd time I’ve seen friends suffer from the loss of a child due to brain stem cancer. Like your family, their daughter was also their miracle in their life after so much difficulty. I wanted to share their story with you (http://www.jennysquest.org/), and know that you’re not alone and there are warriors out there fighting the same battle. I’m so so sorry that your angel is now in heaven.

  352. I’m so glad we crossed paths, however briefly.
    Please tell Jonathan that I’m glad we got to spend some time together.

    I wish your family the best during this tragic period.

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