Jaydie Lynn King Foundation
Raising Hope for Children
In spring of 2005 Jaydie Lynn King was diagnosed with inoperable Brain Stem Glioma.
During her treatments Jaydie began to think about the things that she could bring to clinic to keep herself occupied. She found great comfort in special items like homemade quilts from grandma, a special stuffed animal to hug, a movie for her personal video player, or listening to soothing violin music from a compact disc player and headphones. She became convinced that items like this and other comforts of home should be available, as “gifts of hope” to each child who must fight these battles.
Jaydie began urging her parents to help her purchase “extras” of these items so that she could give them away while at clinic. Team Jaydie began accepting donations in Jaydie’s name shortly after her initial diagnosis.
Helping other children to find bits and pieces of happiness is what brought Jaydie great joy in life, and it is what binds Team Jaydie together and keeps her memory alive in our hearts.
Since Jaydie’s passing, we at the Jaydie Lynn King Foundation have become even more committed than ever to our mission.
We are determined to honor her memory by continuing her work.
We feel honored to have been associated with such a wonderful little girl and feel inspired by her example and her dreams. We look forward to a lifetime of serving these special children in Jaydie’s honor.
Hello, my name is Jaydie. My mom and dad said it was time for me to write a letter for the web-site. I want to thank my cousin Sammy for putting the site together. It was really nice of her to do that for me. I also want to thank all of my friends and family who have gone to my radiation treatments with me. I had a really fun time with each of you.
I have only a few treatments left, and then the doctors told me that I can take a little break and relax. I feel pretty good right now. I just get kinda tired during the day. A little bit of hair is starting to fall out, but it is not really bothering me. Some people say they will shave their heads if I loose my hair, that will be funny if they do.
My brother is being loud right now. He is a nut! I got a new dog. It is a Dachsund/Chihuahua mix. It is also a nut. The two of them run around like they are crazy. I love both of them though. When they calm down, they are fun to be with. My sister Taylor is always singing and she is loud too. I love her also. We share a room still, and it is nice to have her there at night.
Right now me and my mom are best friends. We go everywhere together. She always wakes me up and fixes me breakfast. Then we go to treatments together. After treatment, we go to lunch. We usually go to Target or As You Wish or something after lunch. Then we come home to take a nap. The doctor has let me go back to school. We had Mother’s Day for mom. We got her a necklace and a ring.
My grandmas and grandpas have been really good to me. They invite me over and bring me gifts. They are great! I want to thank them for being so nice to me.
I guess that is enough for now. I will probably write another letter soon. Thank you to everyone who prays for me at night. I think the prayers really help. I feel better when we pray, and I hope you do to.