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Today we celebrate Jay
Oct 19, 2010 by Kristen Franklin

This is Jay Harrell.

In three weeks, I will be running my half-marathon in memory of Jay. My race lies before me, all 13.1 miles with hopefully only a few hills. As I think about running the race I have before me, I'm reminded of the scripture of Hebrews 12:

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

You see, we each have a race marked out for us here on earth and there are lots of things along our path that we have to fight through, rejoice in, all the while keeping our eyes on Jesus so that through everything, we don't grow weary and lose heart. Jay Harrell fixed his eyes on his savior and ran an amazing race.

In Jay's race, one of his "hills" was leukemia and it was a long hard fight for his family to run with him. But they did it-loving, supporting, praying, all the while trusting their heavenly Father with the health of the man they loved so much. God made Jay whole and complete 6 years ago, but his legacy lives on and he is still missed so much. There are thousands of others who are still running their race and fighting for their lives, literally and we still need your help. My running and raising my support for Team in Training is the one way I can help in the fight.

You may be asking why run in memory of Jay specifically. Well this is why:

You see, I love Rad, Emily, and Gressett more than words can truly express. They have been the hands and love of God so many times in our lives that I lost count. We have walked together through so many things in life and I know their friendship to us is a unique and treasured gift from God. Years ago,when Rad first told me about his brother, I even remembered praying for Jay and his family at one of my first meetings on staff with North Point Ministries.

Anywho, I care and desire to run in memory of Jay simply because he mattered to Rad and Em therefore he matters to me.

Please Pray for Brennan
Sep 23, 2010 by Kristen Franklin

Brennan's leukemia is definitely back and back with a vengeance. It's cell numbers have doubled in a little under a week and cells are now visible under the microscope. They are moving forward with the 3rd transplant as long as his heart and lungs are strong enough to handle it. Please pray.

United We Stand
Sep 23, 2010 by Kristen Franklin

Brennan and his brothers, Nat and Christopher

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Sep 20, 2010

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I'm training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "Thank you Kristin and Michael for this amazing honor you bring for my precious son. "

    Radford and Jay's Mom

    Wed Sep 22 01:32:21 EDT 2010

    "Kristen, Thank you so much for including Jay. Kathy and Kirby"

    Kathy and Kirby Harrell

    Wed Sep 22 06:00:39 EDT 2010

    "You have our prayers. Thank you for being you and for making a difference. Love you, friend."

    Sincerely His

    Fri Sep 24 12:17:54 EDT 2010

    "Kris - you are going to rock this race! So excited to reverse roles, join your team and cheer you on in this fight against cancer!!"

    joel thomas

    Thu Sep 30 08:56:25 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,450.00 | Goal: $2,000.00
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My Thanks To

Mindy Hyde $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
John Clements $25.00
Heather Weisenborn  
Margaret Graff  
Jill Howgate  
Jennifer Bazemore  
Stuart Espy  
Kristin Cline  
jeff henderson  
Angie Snell  
Annette Daly  
Rebekah Slattery  
Steve and Jenny Papevies  
joel thomas  
Rodney Anderson  
Rachel Holcomb  
Chris and Joy Cannis  
Jessica Hurst  
Ryan Leeward  
Brenda & Jo Albright  
Doug Mancosky  
Mike and Helen Darnell  
Brittain Hood  
Karen Douglas  
Ashley Kirkman  
Bill and JoAnn  
Ange & Woody Merry  
Sincerely His  
Brad Merry  
Jim Walsh  
Rachael Walkup  
Denise Preble  
Kathy and Kirby Harrell  
Jill Bartling  
Radford and Jay's Mom  
Mindy McQuaid  
Angie Weaver