For Immediate Release
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 @ 4:13 PM
Contact: Jonathan & Jennifer Cobb
HOUSTON, TEXAS FAMILY TO WALK ACROSS AMERICA: FROM DISNEYLAND TO DISNEY WORLD TO HONOR LATE DAUGHTER, RAISE AWARENESS, FUNDS AND INSPIRE FAMILIES
In spite of losing their beautiful 8 year-old daughter, Julia, to cancer, the Cobb family marches ahead with a goal of victory in their sights. Their attempt of walking from one end of the country to the other seems impossible. However, their message is crystal clear – with every step they take on this 4,000 mile journey, they hope to raise awareness for how much support and funding is needed in the area of pediatric cancer. Their goal of $413,000 is for research and helping families in their fight. Each step taken will hopefully encourage those who are suffering that if we stand together in love and place our hope in an amazing God, all things are possible. Follow the Cobb family, July 31, 2014, as they walk from Disneyland in California to Disney World in Florida. See how they uplift families everywhere with a JuCan-UCan attitude of determination, that defeat is not an option and the hope of a cancer free world!
Ju’s dog, Prancer (Prannie), suddenly fell ill Thursday evening/Friday morning. We awoke and found that she had vomited multiple times, could not stand, had a severe head tilt and her eyes were not tracking. We feared the worst and assumed that she had suffered a stroke or a neurological event. We spent a couple hours prepping the children for our faithful friend to enter heaven. Once again, total sadness and tears in the Cobb household. Prannie (14) has been around longer than all of our kids and she discovered all 3 of the cancers in our house (as well as alerting Jonathan that I was going into labor with all 4 pregnancies).
We carried a very sick dog to the vet around 2:30 on May 30th, the 1st anniversary of MaD’s Homegoing. Dr. Parson walked in, took one look and said, “Prancer has a head tilt and is suffering from vertigo. There is no reason to euthanize her for this and given time, she will most likely recover. While the exact cause is not known, geriatric dogs are prone to this and a round of antibiotics and Dramamine should make her feel better in 3-4 days. It may take 3-4 weeks.” Needless to say, the five (and 6th) Cobbs started shouting after we were sure we heard him correctly.
Today, after around the clock nursing care, me sleeping on the couch and carrying our 55 pound baby outside, Prannie has made an 80% recovery!!!! She is walking (like the V-8 Man, so be it), barking, eating and drinking out of her bowls and going outside to the bathroom.
God is good and we can’t help but think her strong spirit is a reflection of her sweet angels, Ju and MaD. Prannie isn’t finished yet!