Thursday, September 29, 2011

ACE Hardware Send Off!

Taylor had her ACE hardware Send Off Party on Tuesday September 27th! This is a picture of her with the Stine Crew. It was a great time! They had all kinds of refreshments out for Taylor and guests and the Mayor came and recognized her. She was given a $300 giftcard for the family to spend at Stine whenever we please. The only thing Taylor had to say was " I wish it would have lasted all day! " She loves being the center of attention and she definitely was! Thank you to ACE Hardware for allowing these opportunities for our family!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Peace, Love, and Phi Mu!

Children's Miracle Network is one of Phi Mu's National Philanthropy. They were rushing this past week and Taylor was invited to come and speak of what exactly Phi Mu does to help out CMN! We explained to the rushees that Phi Mu helps with face painting, balloon arches, answering telephones during telecast and also help raising money in our area by having the Man of the Year contest at McNeese State University. We were very honored to spend the evening with these beautiful ladies! Big thank you to them for helping with CMN!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Almost finished with my radiation!!!!!!

Well guess what?!!!!! I only have 8 more days of radiation! I can not wait to be finished! We need to start shopping for our trip, don't have much longer til that either! I hope everyone is doing well. Can not wait to meet everyone in October! Please pray for the families that will be effected by Hurrican Irene!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Well I am in Houston right now every day Monday through Friday for radiation therapy. I have another tumor growing were the one that was removed was at. I am getting really good at the radiation though, so comfortable now that I just go to sleep. I should finish up radiation the day after my 11th birthday ( September 6th should be the last one). I am really ready. The only good thing is this is making the days until the trip go by much faster! Can not wait until we go!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just this last Saturday I was asked to help with a fundraiser for a local Kroger store. We sold coke floats, popsicles, cookies, and balloons! I had a blast! I love being a Champion!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


These are pictures from my launch on May 11th at Wal Mart in Lake Charles, La! I had a blast and I also got a shopping spree for my trip. I had a special cart decorated for me in my favorite color PINK! So much fun!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Launch is coming up soon!!!!

This is a picture of me and my mom doing an interview for a local television station. We are preparing for the media launch next week with Wal-Mart. I can not wait!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champions

Champions is a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals program that brings attention to the important work being done at its 170 children’s hospitals. It does this by honoring 51 remarkable kids who have faced severe medical challenges, and helping them tell their stories.

The Champions program designates a child in every state who has bravely battled a serious injury or illness. The Champions represent the nearly 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals every year. The 2011 Champions have dealt with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses including genetic diseases, organ transplants and traumas, as well as various types of cancer.

The Champions travel for a week in October, first to Washington, D.C., where they traditionally meet with their state senators on Capitol Hill, and the President of the United States during a visit to the White House. They then take a private chartered flight, provided by Delta Air Lines, to Orlando, Fla. There, champions meet Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals sponsors, hospital representatives and media partners who all convene to celebrate a year of medical miracles during the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration event at Walt Disney World Resort.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Taylor's Story

Taylor Oliver
Age 10

CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital


When Taylor was just 15 months old, she was given the diagnosis of phase 4 neuroblastoma. She spent three months in the hospital while undergoing chemotherapy. After all treatment was complete, the family received the news that the chemotherapy did not work. The prognosis was now terminal. Taylor was not expected to make her second birthday, just four months away.

But Taylor did survive. She survived when tumors continued to grow, protruding out of her head and disfiguring her face. She survived when a tumor threatened to block her airway and suffocate her. She survived when the cancer took her vision and left her “legally blind.” She survived when new tumors around her brain threatened to hold her back.

Taylor survived to not only see her second birthday, but many more. Now 10, Taylor not only walks but also runs and plays softball, soccer, and basketball. She has dreams of becoming a chef and owning a restaurant. It looks like Taylor will live to see those dreams come true, thanks to the biggest miracle of all: The tumors are now benign and Taylor is cancer-free.