35 for 35

$35 for 35… today is my birthday. A friend of mine posted this and it really meant a lot to me that she thought of it.. so I am just going to copy and paste it here.


“While none of us can give Libby Kranz what she really wants on her 35th birthday, we can continue to spread the glitter and help make sure thatLove4JLK makes a huge impact in the world of Pediatric cancer. Please consider making a donation of $35 so that her tumor cells help save the life of another child someday.

Jennifer Lynn Kranz fund at Stanford

We are 5,000 short of half way there in less than 4 months!!

I just asked my phone.. (since math is not my friend).  500 people donating $35.00 would be 17,500 and  1,000 people donating $35.00 would equal $35,000. Long shot but worth a try.

Our goal is 100,000 in the hands of the researchers that have my daughters tumor at Stanford by the one year anniversary of her death. 100,000 puts one more person in the lab…one more pair of hands actively working to find a cure.

Thank you for sticking with us.. and caring in all the ways you do.

I wonder what she would have been like at 35…

***Birthday tradition in daddys favorite jersey. 4yr old***
***Birthday tradition in daddys favorite jersey. 4yr old***

55 Responses to “35 for 35”

  1. $35 for your 35… I pray you make 100,000+, that even if one life benefits from your efforts, that it will bring even the smallest amount of joy to someone. I read every entry, and i cry with every one. I have a 4 year old and i lose my breath every time i read your latest entry. Words cannot begin to describe my respect for you – I dont think I could have an ounce of your strength. I’m so sorry for your loss – please know that we wont forget. She didnt live in vain.

  2. all my love to u libby on your bday. I will do my best to help support and speread the glitter. Jennifer touches s many lives even now …she was and is amazing as u are as well…. love u

  3. Done! In loving memory of your sweet daughter and my nephew, Christopher Robin Wibeto who died at Stanford Hospita, not from the cancer he had but at the hands of his doctor and nurse at Santa Teresa Kaiser when they gave him another patient’s chemotherapy.

  4. Wow, I I just realized we share a birthday! I have read your blog everyday for months. I have never commented (mostly because I am never sure of the right words) but I just wanted to wish you the best possible birthday. I think of and pray for your family every day.

  5. Happy to help not only spread the glitter but find a cure. Many blessings to you on your birthday, Libby.

  6. I’m donating $35 for each of my 4 grandchildren. I am so thankful for their health and cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. God bless your efforts in memory of your precious daughter.

  7. I made my $35 donation today and thought of you all day. I know it doesn’t feel like it, but Happy Birthday! I know Jennifer is having some gluten-filled cake for you today. Sending lots of love!

  8. Glad to donate. I didn’t realize you had a fund raiser page. I hope you exceed your goal and the researchers find a cure. I wish words could help you and you family through all that you have dealt with, but I know its impossible. I hope you find some happiness in celebrating your birthday.

  9. I know it’s not the birthday present you really want, but $35 for 35 given (and a match requested through my work). Big hugs Libby!

  10. Libby,

    I made my donation in the name of my furbabies 🙂 Though I may not know you may you have a happy birthday! You have touched my heart and my life. May the love of others bring you happiness today!

  11. Great idea! Just donated in your honor, Libby. Hopefully these donations will bring you some much deserved joy today.

  12. Happy Birthday Libby. This will be the first thing I do when I get paid this week. I wish I could give you what you really want. We love you all ♡♡♡♡♡♡

  13. Happy birthday from Boston. I donated today in honor of your beautiful Jennifer. I’m not even sure how I first came across your blog months ago. Please know that there are many people across the country meeting Jennifer through your beautiful words and holding your family up in our thoughts. Xo

  14. $35 for 35 plus $6. I read every update and my heart aches. JLK is always on my mind. She will never be forgotten.

  15. She would have been as beautiful as you Libby Kranz. I am praying for the 6 of you every day. God Bless you and hold you tight. <3

  16. Happy birthday Libby! I’m not able to make your true wish come true, so I’ve given $35 to hope your other wish can! Hugs and prayers…forever in my heart!

  17. I have a feeling Jennifer would have been just as amazing, strong, and wonderful as her mother is at 35. You are so strong Libby. We are lifting you up daily. Happy Birthday. xo

  18. Done! Happy Birthday, Libby – this just may be the best AND worst birthday gift I’ve ever given someone. Sending love and prayers from Michigan.

  19. $35 for 35 done. I wish I could give you what you really wish for but am glad to be able to do this. All my love

  20. I think of you and Jennifer each day. I wish you the hope and comfort of knowing how many lives you have touched thanks to your beautiful girl. I know you will meet again when the time is right, for your forever time.

  21. Done! Happy Birthday Libby! My brother died at the age of 30 from Ewings Sarcoma, they didn’t know how to treat someone at that age with this childhood cancer. Now because of you I have found out how little is given to pediatric cancer which is so wrong on so many levels.

  22. I live in Orange County. I was in Santa nella at my grandmothers funeral. I did not know it was so close to gilroy. I use to live In the Bay Area. I thought of you when I saw the gilroy sign. I thought of Jennifer. I will donate to help find a cure. Please take care I read your post constantly

  23. $35 for 35 done. It’s the next best birthday present we can give you. I wish so much that we didn’t have to.

  24. Jennifer would be just as loving a person as you are. She IS the loving person that you are, just loving in a different place.

    I so wish I could donate $35 but I just can’t…my thought is there though…..and I hope you had the happiest of Happy Birthdays.

  25. Often when my daughter does something kind, particularly when with her younger brother, my thoughts immediately go to Jennifer. I’m reminded of Jennifer whenever I see happy children blowing bubbles, dancing, holding hands with their siblings, and smiling. Even though we never met, I think of your amazing daughter every day and see her in the beauty all around us. You amaze me with your courage and love, and I thank you for sharing your journey and her life with us. Together we can find a cure to this devastating cancer. I will always remember Jennifer.

  26. Done! It is a small gift on your birthday that will get you a little closer to your goal. I think of you and Jennifer everyday. Hugs.

  27. I really have no words but, I’d like you to know I carry your family of 6 in my heart daily.. Happy Birthday Libby!!!!

  28. Happy Birthday! Jennifer word be so proud of her mama! Keep up the good work in her memory…. Her smile lives on in every heart she touched..

  29. I’m sure she would have been amazing because of her amazing parents. You all continue to inspire me to be a better momma to my babies. $35 plus $6 today, for you and your first-born. I am still so, so, so, sorry for your loss. I wish I didn’t know your story, but am thankful that my eyes have been opened to this monster and the lack of funding.

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