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13 Nov 09
Jennifer and Dave:
I just wanted to let you know that you are never far from my thoughts and prayers -- I know that today is a hard day for you, but I suspect most days have been difficult.
Jennifer, you said in your post the other day that you were surprised by the number of people who continue to check the blog. I thought I would give you MY reason for continuing to check in on you and your family. Over the years I have developed a habit of looking at your blog every day. I loved seeing Jaymun and hearing about his achievements. I cried with you when he was struggling and I rejoiced when he overcame huge obstacles. I was rooting you on, Dave, when you began your research on alternative medicine and made such an incredible difference in Jaymun's life. I prayed with you and for you, I laughed at the funny pictures and kicked back to watch a few family videos. It may sound strange to you, but in a way, you all became part of my life. When Jaymun became so sick I was down on my knees praying for each of you as you were battling to save Jaymun's life. Your loss was something I never wanted to read and I was heartsick for you. I felt my own sense of loss (that may be selfish) and I felt such a huge burden for you all.
So, why do I continue to check your website? Well, it is simple. I feel like, over the years, you have become friends of mine. You don't know me. I really don't know you -- not in the "friend" sense, but I feel like the family of God doesn't really need to know one another to care about each other's circumstances. I would miss "seeing" and "hearing" from you.
Anyway, this is a poor attempt to answer your question. I honestly don't know how to explain how comforting it is to know that you all are still there, still trusting God, and still working past this sorrow. YOU all make a difference. Through Jaymun I've come to know you, and for that I am so very grateful.
I'm praying and watching -- and hoping you will continue to share your stories. And if you decide one day that you can't do it any longer, well, I understand and will still pray and watch. :) You are a very special family and I have enjoyed getting to know you. Thank you for your transparency, for your faith and for sharing your precious little boy with strangers.
Love and God Bless, Heather Beyer
11 Nov 09
Dave, Jennifer and kids~Yes, I am one of those people who still check your website numerous times a day.
I still love to hear stories of little Jaymun and of all the happiness he brought into your lives and he always will!
Everytime I start to get a short fuse with the kids I think of you and remember, life is way too short.
Enjoy them, love them and just be happy :) I think of you every every day and pray that in time your grief gets a
little bit more bearable. Jennifer, please call me. I know losing my mom isn't quite the same as a child, but
the hurt is just the same and I know how you feel.
Another song that I think is comforting is "I'm Already There" by Lonestar.
Thinking Of You All Tania and Ryan Noll & Family
8 Nov 09
I just want to thank you and compliment you on an incredible web site for Jaymun.
My Dad was just diagnosed with AML (M2) two weeks ago.
I've been doing a lot of research on the disease and ran across your website tonight.
What you've had to go through is absolutely incredible.
I can't imagine how difficult the entire experience would have been for Jaymun, you and your family.
I know the road ahead for my Dad is going to be a difficult one.
I cannot imagine having some as young as Jaymun go through that.
As difficult as it was to tell, I want to thank you for telling your story.
As I look around online, I find plenty of medical/scientific information, but it's hard to see the human side as well
– which you've captured so well. I'm so sorry for your loss and cannot imagine what you've gone through.
My wife and I have a 3-year old boy and as you can imagine it was a pretty emotional read.
My Dad lives in Northern Iowa and is in the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
He's gone through his first round of chemo.
He has 4 brothers and we're hoping he'll get a match for a stem cell transplant which will be done in January.
Hopefully he has long road ahead, but there's no question that AML is a brutal disease.
Thanks again for all your incredible work in documenting what you went through.
As one family member just starting the journey with AML, this is an incredible resource.
Thanks and again, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Des Moines, IA
5 Nov 09
I'm so glad you posted the article about Steven.
Oddly, I helped Steven and Mary Beth bring home each of their daughters.
They are very nice, kind and generous people.
My heart broke for them when their tragedy happened, and I have thought so much about their family.
I hadn't seen much of anything about how they were coping, processing, although I had heard about the album.
I only know them professionally, but have learned so much from them personally.
And from you and your family.
Warmly, Becca Piper
31 Oct 09
Dear David & Jennifer,
Last night we arrived home at midnight from a nearly three-week trip to visit Terry, Martha, and Julia (granddaughter) in Tasmania.
We didn't know till just now that Jaymun died.
He died the day after our son Peter and his wife Amanda had their first child, Adrielle.
I, like you on that day, don't know exactly what to say. The words aren't coming.
I'll try again another time. But we will be in prayer for you.
We love you and will always treasure the journey we were privileged to take with you by means of Jaymun.com.
Please, if at all possible, leave it there. I have no idea how many people will be blessed by it, but my guess is many more than we will ever realize until glory reveals it.
If we were there, we would simply hug you both a good long while and pray with you.
We're not there; we're here. But do receive our love and know you are in our prayers.
David, Ruth, and Family
31 Oct 09
I first learned of your blog a few weeks ago through another family of a little boy being treated at Childrens' Hospital of WI.
Even though I don't physically know you and have not met you, you are very real to me.
We are your support system that you do not know. We are there for you when you are happy and sad,
tired and exhausted. We can feel it in the wind when you need us and we are always there for you.
We are here for you when you cannot pray, when you are beyond tiredness and we are there to pray and grieve for you at those times
when you just cannot do it yourself anymore! Cherish and hug those 4 other babies of yours.
They are just precious children. It is comforting to know that there are so many good and wonderful people in this world,
sent here by our awesome God who knows exactly what we need to get through another minute or another hour or one more day.
Enjoy your peaceful moments knowing that somebody is praying for you right then and there.
We will all get to see and meet Jaymun one day, and we will know him by the smile on his face,
and the love in his eyes when he meets his mommy, daddy, sisters and brothers in Heaven!
We will just know...
God's Blessings to you All...
(One of Jaymun's Helpers forever...)
27 Oct 09
Hello Kaat Family,
I pray your family is doing well during this difficult time. I can't imagine what you are going through.
The visitation was beautiful and am glad we were able to make it. Even though we don't know each other well,
I feel like I have known you for years through everything you have gone through and the stories told on Jaymun's site.
Your family is truly an inspiration to me. Your faith, determination, and most of all strength just amazes me.
I wouldn't even know where to begin to do what you have done with all the supplements.
Your level of knowledge and where to go for information just blows me away. You gave your child life when the doctors said his
life was nearing an end, even if only for a another year. I hope that the doctors eyes have been opened up to other options other
than just science and medicine.
Two short days after saying goodbye to your beautiful boy, we found out Casey relapsed.
I am terrified for what the future holds. However, I often think of your family's strength and it gives me the strength
I need to move forward. I just wanted you to know that your family will be forever in my heart and I pray for better days ahead of you.
Thank you and best wishes! Jen DeSombre
24 Oct 09
I just couldn't leave your site without wishing you feel God's love
pouring over you. I pray so much that he holds you. You have comforted
and inspired without end. Tim Z.
23 Oct 09
Dave & Jen,
I certainly can't imagine the pain of losing a child.
I do know how certain songs and verses seem to be God's way of soothing our hearts and fears.
"I'll Fly Away" is the song that spoke to me the most after my dad died. "Great is His Faithfulness" and "Soon and Very Soon"
are two others that always seemed to comfort me. There are no words that anyone can say that can lessen the pain or fill
the mass void in your hearts. Your courage a faith are inspirational, so keep the faith my friends and know you are loved
and we still pray for you daily.
21 Oct 09
Jaymun is and was such a beautiful brave and dear boy. He was polite and upbeat despite all he went through,
and he was a light in my life. His energy, attitude and spirit helped me put into perspective whatever
comparatively small and petty little problems I was having that day, and he still does. He is the littlest angel
with his halo of bright curls and shining eyes. What a gift to have known of him!!
Cardiff by the Sea CA
20 Oct 09
I worked with Joel and was told the news about Little Jaymun Monday.
I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
With the wonderful memories you have and with God's strength you will move ahead and thru memories Jaymun will live forever.
Lots of Love to you, Lori Limon
of St. Francis, WI
20 Oct 09
My students and I would like to send our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Jaymun.
He is an inspiration to all of us and we will continue to work in his honor.
We are doing a presentation at the Medical College on November 3 and will dedicate our efforts to Jaymun.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike Olander and Students
20 Oct 09
Is all I felt when I attended your little angels funeral.
I never personally met Jaymun, but viewing his pictures, reading his story, talking with his uncles I felt him, I felt Love.
A Love so strong that will never fade. Your family is amazing... Mom, Dad and children.
I pray God comforts you with his Love and his word at this time.
God Bless you all... Toni Reed
20 Oct 09
Dear Kaat Family ~
While it's been said that "grief divided is made lighter," I am struggling
today to believe that anything could ease your grief in the loss of Jaymun.
If there be any truth in those words, however, I hope you can sense the
profound grief that those of us who have followed Jaymun's story over the
last three years are experiencing with you. Jaymun was a light for Jesus.
His joy for life shone through in every photo and every story you shared
with us. You loved him with an amazing, sacrificial love, and I am confident
that today, Jaymun is joyfully singing the words to the amazing song posted
here on your blog ~ "No weeping. No hurt or pain. No suffering. You hold me
now! You hold me now!" I am thanking God for the hope that is in Him and
praying supernatural peace and healing for your family today and in the days
to come. Laura
20 Oct 09 - 07:01 AM
I came to work this morning with a knowing that I should check your website. While I remember you in prayer frequently,
I have not checked the site in several weeks as my life has been very stressful as of late.
I knew in my spirit that this precious child was nearing his birth in Heaven.
I write this with tears because I did not know yet that he had already passed.
My heart truly grieves for you precious parents and your dear children. What an amazing soul Jaymun is.
His life and the words you have so eloquently written over the last 3 years have touched my soul,
girded my spirit when near broken myself with life, and renewed my faith with his healings.
I find myself aching for Heaven these days as we watch loved ones suffering physically and spiritually with the world around us.
I believe that Jaymun is celebrating with sweet Jesus. I believe we'll see him soon.
All the love in the world to your family right now. With tears streaming down my face,
I promise to continue my prayers for you all.
You have touched my life in a magnificent way Thank you for allowing me to pray for you.
20 Oct 09 - 01:16 AM
I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with your
family and with your beautiful boy. Jocelyn W.
19 Oct 09 - 12:57 PM
This made me think of Jaymun and your family today.
God bless you all, Amy Jacobs
19 Oct 09 - 10:10 AM
I've never met your little angel, Jaymun, but as a cancer parent we always look to others for inspiration, and Jaymun truly was.
Jaymun was a lot like my Austin, dxd so young that this is the only life they know.
They do not know fear, depression, or self-pity. Instead they face each day with a smile and go on.
They live a life we will never understand. Thank-you for sharing your son's journey with such a wonderful website.
It is through this site that I learned valuable information about nutritional supplements,
that we are now using them to try everything possible to knock down the leukemia. Cancer is a beast that has no boundries.
Even though we try nutrition, science, and every medical advancement possible, it takes so much from so many.
It is during those times that we Fully Rely on God (FROG) to just carry us through.
May you find Peace in the days ahead. God Bless!
19 Oct 09 - 6:21 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about your losing Jayman but I am sure that he was truly loved during his short life.
I have experienced Dave's cheerful, energetic spirit and although I never met Jaymun, it sounds like he had much of the same.
It is impossible for me to comprehend this kind of loss so please know that I am sending prayers of comfort your way.
18 Oct 09 - 7:56 PM
My heart go out to you and your family. The journal you have created is a beautiful masterpiece of your time with Jaymun,
through his good and bad days. May Jaymun's memories give you strength through this difficult time.
My condolences to you Dave, Jennifer and family. Mar Haverkampf
18 Oct 09 - 6:44 PM
Dear Jennifer and Dave,
Here is the first entry in our 'Notices for Lakenheath St. Mary's Church' in England for today, Sunday the 18th October, 2009:
'Little Jaymun. It is with much sadness that we learn from Alastair that Jaymun has lost his battle for life.
He fought against the odds and in the end his young life came to an end.
We give thanks for the love he brought to those who knew him and those of us that knew of him.
We ask Alastair to convey our sympathy to the family.'
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your little angel touched so many people in so many different ways.
With all our love and prayers, The Andersons - Alastair, George, Ian, Alexandra and Isabel
17 Oct 09 - 6:47 PM
Thank you for blessing our lives by sharing Jaymun with us. We are deeply sorry for the pain you are feeling.
Our prayers are with you all.
Emily & Steve Norvell