The Power of a Smile

The Power of a Smile

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The Power of a Smile

Alec, my sister, and I walked up the white cement steps leading to the beautiful home of Kristen Griffiths. It was about 7:30pm on a Wednesday night, we had planned on meeting with ...

Alec, my sister, and I walked up the white cement steps leading to the beautiful home of Kristen Griffiths. It was about 7:30pm on a Wednesday night, we had planned on meeting with Kristen and delivering her Smiles Package for a couple of weeks now. We knocked on the door and Kri ...

Updates on Updates

Updates on Updates

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Updates on Updates

It is time for an update! As time wears on, Alec's future continues to grow more uncertain. But, that doesn't stop him from living on and helping others through his foundation. I'l ...

It is time for an update! As time wears on, Alec's future continues to grow more uncertain. But, that doesn't stop him from living on and helping others through his foundation. I'll get out of the way and let him tell you what is going on with the foundation and with himself. In ...

Conquering Your Own Personal El Guapo!

Conquering Your Own Personal El Guapo!

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Conquering Your Own Personal El Guapo!

I love movies, and I love to draw out different analogies from them. If you share this affinity for movies with me then you have probably seen the movie, The Three Amigos. The movi ...

I love movies, and I love to draw out different analogies from them. If you share this affinity for movies with me then you have probably seen the movie, The Three Amigos. The movie is about three naive silent movie actors known as the "Three Amigos." They get fired from the acti ...

Bonnie Jensen and Albert June

Bonnie Jensen and Albert June

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Bonnie Jensen and Albert June

Bonnie Jensen Bonnie is sixty years young and going strong, she just found out she had abdominal cancer this past June. Her daughter submitted the Smiles Application and said that ...

Bonnie Jensen Bonnie is sixty years young and going strong, she just found out she had abdominal cancer this past June. Her daughter submitted the Smiles Application and said that the thing she loves to do the most is to make amazingly cool cards with her Cricut machine. She sho ...

Carter’s Battle With Cancer

Carter’s Battle With Cancer

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Carter’s Battle With Cancer

Finding Out I was introduced to the world of childhood cancer in August of 2015 when my 10 year old son, Carter, started throwing up and complaining of having a headache. After 3 ...

Finding Out I was introduced to the world of childhood cancer in August of 2015 when my 10 year old son, Carter, started throwing up and complaining of having a headache. After 3 weeks of multiple doctor visits and failed antibiotics, a scan revealed that Carter had a large brai ...

Cambree Housley and Lizzie Hammer

Cambree Housley and Lizzie Hammer

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Cambree Housley and Lizzie Hammer

Cambree Housley Cambree is a little two year old girl who has been battling B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since she was 14 months old. With the support of her parents and he ...

Cambree Housley Cambree is a little two year old girl who has been battling B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since she was 14 months old. With the support of her parents and her older twin sisters, she has been able to fight through some of the hardest things anyone on this e ...

James & Aubri Smiles Packages

James & Aubri Smiles Packages

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James & Aubri Smiles Packages

James Hunsaker James is a 5 year old boy who has been battling his Lymphoblastic Leukemia for about a year now and has two years of treatment to go. It was really fun to shop for ...

James Hunsaker James is a 5 year old boy who has been battling his Lymphoblastic Leukemia for about a year now and has two years of treatment to go. It was really fun to shop for him because of our shared interests, such as Star Wars and Legos. When we showed up at his house he ...

Smiles Package for Arysta Sayakhammy

Smiles Package for Arysta Sayakhammy

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Smiles Package for Arysta Sayakhammy

Things have been busy for AJU Foundation lately. We have been having a lot of fun putting together these Smiles Packages and watching them put a smile on the faces of our recipient ...

Things have been busy for AJU Foundation lately. We have been having a lot of fun putting together these Smiles Packages and watching them put a smile on the faces of our recipients. We recently put together a Smiles package for a six year old girl named Arysta. Of course, we lov ...

Smiles Package for Max Ellington!

Smiles Package for Max Ellington!

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Smiles Package for Max Ellington!

Max Ellington Last week AJU foundation delivered a Smiles Package to Max, a 7-year-old who recently had a baseball size tumor removed from the base of his brain. Max’s scar from t ...

Max Ellington Last week AJU foundation delivered a Smiles Package to Max, a 7-year-old who recently had a baseball size tumor removed from the base of his brain. Max’s scar from the surgery was the same as Alec’s. Fortunately for Max, the growth did not go into his spine. He wil ...

This Isn’t It

This Isn’t It

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This Isn’t It

I am in a very unique situation and often think about and have to deal with the reality that I might die soon. I have terminal cancer, so naturally I am going to have to face that ...

I am in a very unique situation and often think about and have to deal with the reality that I might die soon. I have terminal cancer, so naturally I am going to have to face that fact. If you are not familiar with my story, you can read it here. However, despite my ordeal, I hav ...