Archive for May, 2008

CALLING ALL PRAYER WARRIORS

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Boey’s special friend Beth needs us right now. PLEASE lift this family up in your prayers. PLEASE intercede for God’s peace, love, comfort and strength to surround each one of them and fill their hearts. Please pray for Beth’s healing and that Beth would be filled with the love and peace of the Father. Please pray that Beth will know she’s not alone and be filled with a peace and knowledge of God’s love that surpasses all understanding. Please pray that God will give the doctors and nurses divine wisdom and guidance on how to care for Beth at this time. We can’t thankyou enough for lifting this family up, they need our prayers at this time. Please let them know you are praying and thinking of them by visiting Beth’s website at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bethunangst.

Thankyou for honoring our beautiful Boey on her bday

Monday, May 26th, 2008
Body: We are so beyond blessed and touched seeing the balloons released to heaven for Boey’s bday(pics are coming). We know she was beaming with joy watching all the love poured out for her on her special day. We shared her special day together as a family doing all the fun and special things she loves to do. It was a somber day of heartache and joy all in one. Our entire family woke up for the first time on the morning of her bday with total joy in our hearts after Boey’s beautiful entrance into heaven. We couldn’t believe we’d ever feel that way day after day of unbearable pain and heartwrenching grief.  We believe with all our heart that God was allowing us to feel just a small amount(we’ll never fully know on this side of eternity)of the joy Boey is feeling as all of Heaven and Jesus threw her the most extraordinary glorious phenomenal bday ever!!! That completely explains the joy we all felt on such a sad day without our precious baby girl. She was letting us know to celebrate her life just as she is with her King and all the saints in heaven.


We have so much exciting news to share with everyone regarding her foundation, Boey Bears, Boey’s legacy contuining in Uganda Africa(we just filmed the video today),and all of our recent pics for her bday celebration in Orlando Florida(thankyou to Disney for financially providing a much needed wonderful family vacation time together), her beautiful new headstone with a video memorial(only the best for Boey and special thanks to her Great Aunt and Uncle Hamrock for purchasing it for her), and Boey’s brothers starting their new band in honor of their sister to bring awareness to cancer and increase funding for a cure.They are very excited to bring glory to God by continuing to share her testimony of unwavering faith and love for Jesus through their music. Right now they are still learning on the drums and guitar but they are picking it up very fast. They definitely have a calling on their life.  We are so blessed by our boy and so proud of them. This was something Boey was passionate about and always encouraged her brothers to do. All three of them grew up with a love for music and always played karoake together and made fun music videos. Boey was always so excited to share her vision of her big brothers in a band one day and she said she would be the singer!! She’ll be singing her song from above and her brothers will carry on her legacy and spirit in all they do. They are honoring her in the most awesome beautiful way.

It’s been a very difficult five months without our princess warrior as you all know, so please be patient with us. We are excited to share all that God is doing in our lives and how Boey is continuing her legacy here on earth and in heaven.  I pray that our testimony of unwavering faith and walk with the Lord will encourage and inspire you. We have walked through the fires of trial and suffering and are here to tell you with a very real and raw heart that God loves you more than you can ever imagine. Even through tragedy and heartbreak we have experienced his amazing love, strength, joy, mercy and grace. We will grieve the rest of our lives until we are reunited with our precious Boey, but until then we are hanging on with all of God’s strength.

God is still writing the next chapter of Boey’s book(which we are very busy writing and very excited to share it with the world) and he is revealing his will for our lives in an amazing way. God is good. God is LOVE. Trust him, lean on him, he loves you. Boey continues to inspire us from heaven to BELIEVE. We love and appreciate all of you so very much. We thank God for all of you and cherish the love and support you have given to our family.
God Bless
The Byers

PLEASE LIFT UP BOEY’S SPECIAL FRIEND BETH AND SIGN HER GUESTBOOK

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Beth is a beautiful warrior princess who is fighting for her life right now. Let’s give this cancer some serious Boey TUDE and storm the heavens for her healing. We can feel Boey with us as we pray because Boey is praying for her beautiful Beth right along side us.

Our hearts are broken, and all of us are devastated. This as you all know, hits to close to home. This is why Boey fought so hard for a cure and her legacy and the foundation is so important. No child should EVER have to suffer from this hideous monster. Thankyou with all our hearts for your prayers and uniting for our children. We are so close to getting the CCCA bill signed.  Boey taught Beth and the entire world how to believe.

Pray for healing and God’s love, comfort and protection to surround this beautiful family

PLEASE LEAVE THE FAMILY UPLIFTING COMMENTS OF LOVE PRAYERS AND ENCOURAGEMENT AT BETH UNANGST’S CARINGBRIDGE SITE

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bethunangst

GREAT NEWS ON THE CCCA BILL

Monday, May 5th, 2008

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!YOU DID IT!! THANKYOU FOR UNITING ON BEHALF OF BOEY AND ALL HER BRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS!!! BECAUSE YOU BELIEVED FOR BOEY ALL OF HER DREAMS OF FINDING A CURE WILL COME TRUE!! THANKYOU FOR CONTINUING HER EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY BY NEVER GIVING UP AND STANDING UP FOR OUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN WHO ARE SUFFERING.

BOEY IS REJOICING IN HEAVEN WITH ALL OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON BEHALF OF HER AND ALL HER FRIENDS!! IT’S TRULY AMAZING TO SEE HER PRAYERS IN HEAVEN BEING ANSWERED HERE ON EARTH!!

THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVE, SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. EVERYTHING IS SO SURREAL AND I HAVE A FEELING IT WILL STAY THIS WAY UNTIL WE JOIN HER IN HEAVEN. GRIEF DOES NOT JUST GO AWAY, IT’S THE PRICE OF LOVE AND WE LOVE HER BEYOND WHAT ANY EARTHLY WORDS CAN EVER EXPRESS. WE ARE SO ABSOLUTELY HONORED AND BLESSED THAT GOD CHOSE US TO BE HER PARENTS FOR EIGHT EXTRAORDINARY JOY FILLED YEARS.

HER WEBSITE HAS BEEN BOMBARDED WITH AN OUTPOURING OF LOVE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. WHENEVER THE PAIN BECOMES TOMUCH TO BEAR, EMHE AIRS OUR SHOW AND HER WEBSITE IS INUNDATED WITH BEAUTIFUL MESSAGES OF LOVE AND ENCOURAGEMENT. PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE BEEN DEEPLY TOUCHED AND THEY ARE SHARING THEIR TESTIMONY OF GIVING THEIR LIVES TO THE LORD BECAUSE OF BOEY’S FAITH AND LOVE FOR HER KING.

WHAT A POWERFUL TESTIMONY OF A PRECIOUS CHILD WHO KNOWS THE VOICE OF HER HEAVENLY FATHER. BOEY WAS A RADIANT VESSEL OF HIS AWESOME LOVE HERE ON EARTH AND HAS TOUCHED MILLIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

WOW!!

WE MISS HER MORE EVERYDAY BUT GOD IS GIVING US SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH AND CARRYING US THROUGH THIS UNEXPECTED TRAGEDY.

WE ARE WARRIORS FOR CHRIST AND FOR A CURE!! WE WILL NEVER STOP BELIEVING AND FIGHTING FOR BOEY AND ALL THE CHILDREN!! VICTORY IS OURS!!!

THANKYOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF THE BOEY STREET TEAMS AND EVERYONE OUT THERE WHO IS UNITING FOR OUR CHILDREN AND WRITING THEIR SENATORS.  ALL YOUR HARD WORK HAS PAID OFF!!!! BOEY’S SPIRIT AND BOEY TUDE IS STRONGER THAN EVER AND WORKING THROUGH ALL OF YOU TO KICK SOME MAJOR CANCER BUTT!!! YOU ROCK!!

THE LATEST ON THE CCCA BILL:

Senator Wyden’s office was very excited and honored to share the following information.

There were only 7 cosponsors before Boey’s letter to Sen Wyden and before he signed on in June of 07. Almost all the other co sponsors signed on since Ron’s floor speech in June, 2007 and 19 more signed on since October. The airing of EMHE was an enormous boost raising awareness of pediatric cancer and getting more cosponsors. The Boey Street Teams and all other foundations and cancer organizations have had a huge impact with their letters and ongoing campaign for the CCCA bill.

The bill has 60 cosponsors in the Senate now and the future of the bill in the House looks promising. We encourage everyone to continue to contact their Congressional representatives (S.911 for Senate members, HR 1553 for House members.) Also, this morning there is another cosponsor on S911 - so now we have 61.

The House version of the bill passed thru Health subcommittee In the House, they can’t hold up bills until they have 60 votes like in the Senate (that’s why it’s important to have 60 cosponsors in Senate). A simple majority passes most bills in the House. Now it’s in the House Energy and Commerce Committee (of which Health is a subcommittee) and that’s where they’ll bundle it with some other appropriation bills and pass it thru to be voted on in the full House. Then it should come over to the Senate for a vote, where, hopefully it’ll be Coburn-proof.

Again, there’s no timeline for this but I believe with all the powerful support the bill will be signed into law very soon!!!!

Also, this morning there is another cosponsor on S911 - so now we have 61.

WHOOOHOOO!! SO EXCITING!!

“Let’s find a cure already”!!! Boey