It was a “happy tearful” time honoring the first recipients of the “JuCan Spirit Award” at the Miss Houston and Miss Houston Teen Pageant 2014. Thank you, Denise O’Brian (Director of the Pageant and sweet friend to our Julia and Jenna), for finding a beautiful way to keep Julia’s “JuCan Spirit” alive.
Congratulations to Logan Lester (Miss JuCan Spirit Award winner) and Estella Brooks (Teen JuCan Spirit Award winner) who were both voted by their peers to receive this award. What a perfect irony that Logan and Estella both knew Julia personally and Estella is a childhood cancer survivor! Thank you for making our dreams come true. Thank you also for gifting the JuCan Foundation with the monetary donations for the People’s Choice Award. Our Foundation is committed to researching, advocating, and helping to find a cure for pediatric cancer as well as helping local families in their fight with cancer.
Many of you submitted photos of how you commemorated Ju’s special day when she would have turned 9 on St. Patty’s Day. In honor of her, the JuCan Foundation is paying the hope forward with $4.13/picture to Abraham and Rosario Rangel of Pearland, Texas, whose daughter, Sonya, just lost her battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma this morning, April 6, 2014. Please be in prayer for this family as they cope with the grief of losing their precious daughter. Beautiful Sonya was just 15 years old and fought her fight with courage, faith and love. Please agree with us (in prayer and additional financial support) that she would have the going home that she deserved.
#JuCanFoundation is donating $413.00 (in honor of Julia’s favorite scripture Phil 4:13) to help with outstanding medical bills and funeral expenses. Her father and caretaker has been on leave from his job for over a year. If you would like to donate further to this family, and the many others we are actively seeking to help, please visit: www.JuCan.cc/give. #JuCan #UCan #TeamJuCan #GodCAN