I would like to extend my thanks to the American Cancer Society for their unwavering emotional and financial support during my child's illness. It was a shock to learn my child had cancer. She was only 19 months old when she was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma cancer.
I am deeply grateful to all the warm and caring professionals who so lovingly provided care and support at the Phoenix Children's Hospital and Amy with the Cancer Society in Phoenix who helped with lodging. I would also like to express much gratitude to Ginger and Bob Hickle, Laura and Tommy Thomas, Dave and Marilyn Preston, Don and Betty Packard, Micah and Becky Jones, Ciera's aunt Brenda Combs, John and Connie Ainley, the Elks Lodge, and Ciera's maternal grandparents, Timmy and Pam Steinberger. Also, I want to thank and recognize Ciera's older sister Cheyanne Fierro, for the love she so freely gave her little sister. She was very supportive and helped entertain Ciera on all those long car rides and endless hours in those many hotel rooms. Her willingness to pitch in was invaluable. Ciera is lucky to have such a mature and special sister.
My husband's family also assisted us and we send hugs and a big thank you to Phyllis and Del Sutton, his late grandmother Sonya Hervey, and his uncles Robert Hervey and Howard Hervey. This has been a trying ordeal, and my husband and I know how very blessed we have been to have such dear, compassionate friends. I want to give a special thank you to Lila Newton and Doris Power of the Kingman Cancer Society.
I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to Eleanor Fanire who assisted my husband and I when the bills were due and the pockets empty. She is a wealth of information and guided Lucas to the resources we so desperately needed. You are all my heroes and will forever hold a place in my family's heart. Finally, I want to thank everyone who put Ciera and our family in their prayer circle all over Kingman. You can never get too many prayers.
Joy, Lucas and Ciera Bell
and extended family