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Merry Christmas! Continue to keep that beautiful smile on your face Jen, we are all praying for you!


Merry Christmas to you guys as well! The picute is great...thanks for sharing it with us.

Love, Sarah


Merry Christmas! Love the picture!


Dear Jennifer,
Iam truly sorry to read about your cancer. My husband was diognosed w/colon cancer 3 months ago. I went to the internet and did a lot of research. I truly beleive in alternative treatments. I found a product called Life One. My husband started taking it 3 weeks before he deceided to take rad/chemo.He is taking chemo through a port placed in his chest.All of his blood counts have been out standing during these treatments.I also took him off all sugars. SUGAR FEEDS CANCER ! It is so very important to build your body up with nutrients and antioxidents.Fresh carrot juice, Whey protien, nutrient dense foods power form. that contain things like broc, cabbage, ect.Please go to the internet and type in (life one). This product is also helping AIDS patients. And there is a hospital in Mexico that uses this treatment. Or you can do it at home.Read all the websites for LIFE ONE. There is also [email protected] to read too.

On one of the sites you can email a doc that will tell you about it.

Take care, and god bless


I just recently started reading your blog. I was dx'd about a 1 1/2 year ago with ovarian cancer stage 3C...I am much older than you but my 2 boys are still at home and I understand the heartache of this disease. I pray daily for you and your beautiful family. Jen--we must fight, fight, FIGHT for our kids. I know that you are and will continue to do so. There are many angels out there for you. Hang onto them for courage...the littlest of angels are our greatest strength.

bobby lee

hey its bobby I just got back to K.C. and read the paper and found out about the blog. I just want you both to know my prayers will always be with you guys. Love you both and the girls although i still have not met Peighton, I will be sure to check up on you guys from now on. Please let me know if there is any thing i can do. Merry Christmas to you all. I love you guys.

Bobby Lee

Amy Keith

Hey Jen, Chris and Velander/Bles family! Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I'm praying for you everyday, and think about you all often. I hope the girls had a great Christmas! I love the pictures. : )

krystle and mike ireland

hey jen and chris! we just want to let you two know that we love you and are always thinking of you, ALWAYS! we love you guys very much and want you to know how proud of you we are for sticking in there! if you ever need anyone to talk to please get our number from dan and call us! jen- i just want to tell you that you are a beautiful person inside and out, and i know that nothing will ever change that!! with all of our love, mike and krystle

Brooke Bonadonna (Knight)

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, you all are such a beautiful family inside and out. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Take care.


Jen, Chris and precious girls--
My name is Tara. I am good friends with Jennifer and Doug Velander. I have been following your blog for months. I just wanted you to know that I continue to pray for you each day. I pray for your pain to lessen and the Drs. much wisdom.
Tara Holland


Jen & Chris,
I just love the family Christmas picture!!!---what a great looking crew you all are!
My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you---now more than ever before. I pray for your strength, Jen, both physically and emotionally. And also for you, Chris, as you remain totally devoted to your beautiful wife. God is always with you---I am certain of that. I pray that you feel His presence and are at ease. The miracles come in all sizes, as you well know. I pray that you feel God's arms holding you and assuring you. God bless you both.


Dear Jen and Chris: Can't let this season go by without reminding you I pray for you daily and how honored I am to know you both. At 40....something you have shown me what true love and encouragement looks like in the face of adversity. You have touched me in a very special way. You have encouraged me to look deep into my life and what I cherish. You are truely an example to learn from and follow. Good luck with your future treatment options...may God show mercy on your beloved family. You are a family he must be proud to call his. Love...from the Heldenbrands

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