A Childhood Cancer Survivor Blogging about the World of Childhood Cancer

Layla Love-Magnet

Grace: A Child's Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.”

~ Isaiah 43:2

One year ago, a precious two year-old girl named Layla Grace earned her angel wings. Now, the Layla Grace Foundation works for discoveries of new treatments for children with high-risk cancer. Their goal is to “empower” parents with tools to become advocates for their children. At the same time, they work to raise public awareness about their cause.

There is a part of me that loves the way people say children with cancer “earn their angel wings” when they pass. I love the word “earn,” because that is exactly what they have done—they have earned the wings of angels. The part of me that can’t stand it is the part of me that knows how hard they have fought to earn those wings.

Dear Baby Layla has touched the lives of people all over the world. Even now, as she flies free with her angel wings, she continues to inspire people with her courage. Layla is a like a love-magnet, with a magnetic love force that draws people to her… even now.

I marvel how a two year-old girl can truly make a difference in the lives of others.

I am blowing you a great big kiss Layla…. MMMMMM—WA!

To everyone at Layla Grace Foundation, I send my sincere thanks for turning your love for Layla into help and hope for children with cancer.


Layla continues her legacy

Comments on: "Layla Love-Magnet" (2)

  1. My dear Melinda, your words always leave me speechless.

    MMMMMM — WA!

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