Jeff and Hailey

The Purpose Of This Website:

The purpose of this website is to allow friends and family of Hailey Osborne to join us as we walk through this chapter of her life. A journey of courage, faith, and love. This website will also help inspire those that have been or know someone who has been diagnosed with Medulloblastoma. You will find many inspiring stories, resources and help in beating this desease.

Girl Praying

Philippians 4:6-7

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to god. And the peace of God, that passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus"


The Diagnosis:

MRI It was Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, and it looked like it would be a typical good day. I was refreshed from the three-day weekend and ready to take on the day. I was in an all-day strategy session when I looked down at my cell phone vibrating on my hip. I saw it was Pam but planned to call her back at the next break. Suddenly, Joe stuck his head in the conference door and told me I needed to call Pam right away, sounded urgent. My heart rate grew as I dialed her number. She had taken Hailey to the pediatrician to find out what might be the source of her early morning vomiting she had been experiencing lately. Pam and I were not overly concerned, just more agitated by not being able to find the cause of the vomiting. For the past several weeks we had tested for allergies, sinus infection and now the doctor was exploring acid reflux. As Pam answered the phone she told me the pediatrician wanted her to take Hailey over to get an MRI of her brain. "An MRI!? How did we go from acid reflux to a possible brain tumor?" I more.

Bad Things Happen to Good People

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"Why?" "I just don't understand it. Why do these things happen to good people." "There are so many other people that this could happen to - why the Osbornes?" These are just a few of the well-intended comments that friends and family have made about our situation. I understand the feelings we all have about tragedy when it lands in our own backyard. Let me give you a perspective. Not necessarily the right answer just a perspective. A view from a father standing at the edge of a deep dark chasm where disappointment and despair continuously try to fracture his more. All Rights Reserved. 2009