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Best wishes you courageous , strong, beautiful girl. I am publishing a book for a brave young boy who has NEUROBLASTOMA. I would love to send you a copy! My heart and prayers are with you and your family. I love ladybugs too and am currently working on a ladybug story for another child who has Astrocytoma. If there is anything I can do to help please contact me. You are Brave, You are Strong, I Believe it! Much love,Lynn
Ollie – I just want to say that I am so incredibly thankful that you are as brave as you are. I know you were scared in that hospital – and got picked and prodded so many times. But, you did it lady. You will forever walk through this life in heels….and we will all be by your side cheering you on.
We love you to the moon and back!
Can you believe that until I was age 25 I was allergic to “cotton candy”? In Australia, we call cotton candy “fairy floss”. isn’t that cute?
My mummy had always told me that I had a fairy floss allergy, and it meant I sadly couldn’t eat fairy floss.
Well, when I was 25 years old, and at MY first Giants game, i announced to T Bone that I couldn’t eat cotton candy due to my allergy. T Bone laughed….so I tried some..and we discovered that not only was my “allergy” a cheeky myth from my mum….but also that I REALLY like cotton candy 🙂
Baby Fern is sending you lots of NYC love. At least I think that’s what she’s saying… To me it sounds like babbling, drooling and farting. We could use a kid translator right now–feel like volunteering?
Alex and Ben
I’m such a big boy now that I can feed myself and I don’t want any help from mum or dad.
Here’s a picture of me after I ate my weetbix for breakkie. I bet you can’t even tell that I ate it all by myself!
Diamonds – hi from MN! Have been thinking about you all a ton ! Loved hearing about Olive’s 1st baseball game! Those pictures were amazing! We continue to send lots of positive vibes and big hugs !! Love, sally, Peter, Finn and Will 🙂
Hi Olive – I have never met you but I knew yourMommy when she was a little girl like you, we would play hide and seek and have sleepovers! I just wanted to let you know that all of the Walsh’s are sending positive energy and good thoughts for all of you!
Megan & Adam – I just wanted to send you a note and let you know that I think of you and your beautiful family quite often. I have always admired your positive energy as a couple and know it will carry you through this challenging time. Olive seems to be very strong just like her parents! I am following your updates and again am sending as many positive thoughts as I can from medford , ma to San Fran! Stay strong! Xo, Emily
thanks girl. those words mean a lot. hope you and your family are well.
Missing you Ollie!! Can’t wait till my next visit up to SF for more dancing to Katy Perry and Frozen;-) Giving you a great big virtual squeeze. Love you!! xo
Love this pic! auntie Lex we cannot wait for your arrival. Olive should be soaring by then!! We will have lots to celebrate:))))
Ollie Girl – not a day goes by when Tanner doesn’t ask about his favorite lady, asking when he can go over and play and watch movies. We can’t wait till September to come and celebrate. Maybe then we’ll venture into the city as the Summer approaches. Let’s do a date at the Park Chalet. We’ll bring all the cotton candy and beer we can fit in the car. Love you!!!!
Tanner, Stephanie and Jason
warne family, cotton candy, beer… we are in! we have beautiful visions for sept. its coming!
Olive!!! We are missing you so much! Remi and Huxton say “HI OLIVE! When can we play????” We love you so much and hope we can see you sooooooooooon!
so looking forward to reconnecting after this insane summer! sept here we come! hope you guys are simply awesome. xo
Mum and I found this Kookaburra in the park on our walk today! He wasn’t laughing when we saw him, can you guess why?
Do you remember that the Kookaburra’s only laugh when it’s about to rain?
Do you remember the Kookaburra song? My mum sings it to me all the time. It goes like this:
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tr-ee
Merry merry King of the bush is he-e
Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh Kookaburra, gay your life must be!
With love from your friend Koa X
jano you cannot leave this country without singing that song multiple times a day. i can hear it now and it is making me smile. thank you!!! love ya
We are counting the days ’til we get to see your gorgeous faces! TBones is practicing his ‘Stralyn accent for you…..It gives Jano a headache 🙂
Your post today made all of us smile. We are so happy to hear that Ollie is feeling well right now.
Sending much love from down undah xoxo
We’ve missed your updates but so glad to see the latest pics! Crazy story – this special Diamond truck drove by JUST as Roar came on the radio… we can hear you all the way out here in NH! Sending lots of love to all Diamonds! XOXO
love that your making these connections!!! we are pulling positive energy from every source. thanks for keeping ollie in your heart and thoughts!!
Dear Olive and family!
This month has been special for me! I hope it’s been special for you too! I have seen THREE of your friends in 3 different states! How can that be??!!! I saw Tyler in California and in Hawaii and I saw Huxton and Remi here in Vermont! We ALL thought of you many times! I hope you are having a good summer and I hope your Mom or Dad get a chance to tell us about it, soon! Just know we send you love and hugs if and when you need them! OH! I forgot to tell you! One day in Maui, I was reading a book and a lady bug started climbing all over my hand which REALLY made me think of you…..and at the very same time I heard Katy Perry’s /YOUR SONG… Hear me roar!!!!!!!!! ( someone had their sound system on VERY loud in the condo!!! SO perfectly timed with the lady bug visit!!!
we are still roaring!!! thanks for the constant VT vibes!!!
I have been thinking about you lately and I wanted to send a little “hello” through the internet! In fact, I saw a beautiful little yellow ladybug the other day, which reminded me of you…tiny and strong and cheery like the sun.
It was really great to meet you and your awesome parents and sister at the Children’s Museum. It was such a special performance and I hope it leaves you magical memories and a happy heart.
(aka Lulu, aka Ladybug Girl)
your energy was infectious and our girls are still flying!
what a special moment you gave us!!
Olive we have been thinking about you so much!! Sending love your way and we hope to see you soon!!!
Hi Ollie! Have you been practicing your poses in yoga? We hope to see you all very soon. When we meet up again we should to the yoga circle and play instruments like a couple months ago 🙂 That was a blast. Love you!
Here is a funny photo of Roca with a sandy nose.
Hugs and kisses
olive is just in love with him!!we all are! day in the park soon?
Olive – where did you get that cape? It’s extraordinary! I loved reading about your last few weeks of school. What an accomplishment! It is clear your kindergarten class missed you a ton this year! You clearly have a whole class of special friends. Here’s to summer! I hope you and Quinn are having fun! xoxo Jess
I think of you often, I write too seldom, but each and every time I come to see the website OLIVE THE BRAVE, I **KNOW** that she OLIVE is brave and the three of you AND HER TEAM are strong and brave as well! I’ve not seen any ladybugs here in Vermont, but when I do, I think of you! Be strong and if you want….eat ice cream!
I have missed you so much this summer! I really hope to see you soon. Cleo and I thought this picture would make you laugh!
Hi Ollie, I wanted to show you how stoked I am to meet you soon! Love from your aussie mate Koa x
Quinnyboo! Keep up the amazing work! You are such an awesome little sis to Olive. We can’t wait to see how much of a big girl you have become since we last saw you a year ago! Sending love and Koala hugs from down under to you, big girl xoxo
Quinn! You are a rock star just like your big sister! You and Olive make a great team and make your mommy and daddy so proud. Keep being you! xoxo Jessica
We found another beautiful lady bug today on Lake Tahoe. There were so many lady bugs traveling in the sand and crawling all over us. Here is one crawling on Michelle’s hand…
It was so nice to see you today at the park. I hope you enjoyed the songs your friends sang for you.
I hope we can see you at the park again soon it makes me so happy.
Daniela and Isabella
Hi Ollie, we were in Yosemite this week and we found a lady bug that has a different color and spots. It was hanging out on our back pack.
Xo-Roca, Steve & Michelle
Michael wanted to throw in his silly look too… I think he might need a dentist????
Hi Olive! Just wanted to say hello and send you our love! Hope you are doing okay today. We think and talk about you all the time. Keep being the strongest chick we know!
Meg, Dimes and Quinn- same goes for you guys. We love you all and hope you are doing okay. You are the best foursome this world has seen!
We wanted to be sure you smiled today so we have attached a pic of Lucas using the binky you guys sent a few months back.
Can you believe there’s only 8 more days left of school this year? We miss you at school. We had fun doing a cookie science experiment in our class and presenting our boards at the School Science Fair. It was an awesome day to remember!
Here’s an invitation to come watch us get promoted next week. We’ll sing a song loud and proud for you! We hope you get a chance to visit Disneyland and Las Vegas this summer because some of us think it’s the best place in the whole world! What are your summer plans?
We hope you can come back to school next year. Hopefully you feel better and recover quickly.
With Our Love,
Rm. 213 (Ms. Gross’ class)
Hi Ollie, your yoga pose is perfect!! You need to teach me a couple poses when I see you next. It takes a lot of patience and practice to make the poses as beautful and affective as you are doing them.
We miss you and I hope see you all very soon.
Hi Olive. Papa drove up to take care of Reese And Charlotte Last week. They kept me busy so i am sorry I didnt get a chance to see you. But I did travel 450 miles with the painting I made for you. It had quite an adventure. My painting for you now lies at Reese’s house. Wishing Aunt Kara can visit you soon so she can deliver it for me. Love you. Stay Brave Olive. The dark cloud is movin out!! Queen of the Lady Bugs!!! !-)
G’day Ollie, it’s baby Koa! I wanted to say hi to you from down under. You might not understand me in the video, because I am speaking Australian 😉
i love you Ollie! i am sending you a big sloppy Koa smooch ; mwah.
Hi Ollie it’s Bella im Meghan’s friend I’m just telling you that you can do this you’re Ollie THE Brave!!! I know ,we know you can do this Meghan you’re cousin friend Love Bella
Sasha wanted to thank you for giving her the heart charm necklace. Yeah, it was a long time ago, but she really loves it and always thinks of you when she wears it 🙂
Here’s a little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmNlwXldjJI
Lots of love from all of us!
I was just checking in for a Diamond family update and loved seeing all the pictures posted. I especially love seeing you do yoga Olive! My daughter Leah and I just started doing yoga as well! And I bet you loved getting hugs from Auntie Erin. Lots of love in that family of yours. xoxox Jess
Hope you remember me, I am a friend of your grandpop Andy.
I try to keep up with your activaties. You are a very special girl to sooo many people.
It’s almost summer! This Friday we’re going to compete in the Special Olympics. We’ll run a race in your honor! We’re thinking of you, miss you and are sending lots of hugs!!!
Hi Ollie! I made you a little video to show you some colourful Aussie birds called Cockatoo’s we found on the balcony this weekend. Isn’t that such a funny name for a bird?! I couldn’t find you any Kookaburras this trip, but we’ll get a video of them laughing next time we go up the coast. OK? I am sending you lots of love from sunny Australia. Big kisses xxx from Jano 🙂
hi Ollie! guess what? I became a US citizen today! Which means I can come visit you in San Francisco at Halloween time, because I now have a passport!
Ollie, I can’t waaaait to meet you in person. My mummy and daddy talk about you, Quinnyboo and your mommy and daddy all the time. You sound like a pretty rad big sister. Can you see how excited I am to meet you in my picture?
Hi Olive and family,
There are just a few weeks of school left this semester. It’s bittersweet that the school year flies like this.
We’ve missed you, Olive, and look forward to your return. Megan and Adam, please send me an email and let me know if there are any opportunities for the FS Key community to support the Diamond crew during the summer.
Caroline (Audrey’s mom)
p.s. Olive: this weekend we watched AUdrey’s cousin run in the Big Sur Marathon. Some of the runners had just run the Boston Marathon a few days before. Those runners reminded me of you — you are strong like them. Keep up your good spirit.
Hi Ollie!! Just wanted to tell you again how much fun I had with you this weekend!! I really enjoyed my Ollie spa treatments, especially my new hair do!! You are an amazing young lady. Miss you already!! Love Auntie Erin
I was just thinking about you and all the great jewelry we made, maybe we should open up a jewelry store, what do you think?
Miss you and love you,
I saw picture of you in your princess dress dancing and saw somthing special. So I painted it. Stay strong sweetie.
Hey Olive, I saw a girl with these boots on today, and they made me think of you, so I took a picture to share with you.
I wish you the best of luck. I know your cousin Meg very well. She is one of my best friends and she talks about you a lot! I hope you get better fast!
We were so happy to hear that the Easter bunny visited you. Did he leave you some treats? Can you believe that he also found his way to Koa down under in Australia?! We left out some carrots to make sure he had enough energy to make it the whole way around the world.
Here is Koa on Easter morning. Does he look excited?
Big kisses from Tbones, Jano & bubba Koa
Hi Olive! I think about you a lot and wanted you to know! Sending my love from this coast to yours 🙂 xoxo
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Snoopy, Garfield, Olive (Oil) and those birds from Rio are bald in support of you and people just like you. Which one is your favorite?
It was so awesome hanging with you this weekend. Despite being cooped up in a hospital room, you’re still your bright, shining, energetic, sassy self, now with some sassy shoes. Let us know when you want some more lessons on rainbow looms. Tanner figured out how to make them with beads. (Maybe he’ll even make you another white one).
Stephanie, Jason, and of course Tanner
Inspiration: Persian Art
Hi Olive here are some of your Art Work I thought your friends will love to see it 🙂
Inspiration: Vincent Van Gogh
There is going to be an Art in Action show this Friday I am organizing all your friend’s art work and I found a bunch of your art, you are so good! All your art looks great! I will put all your stuff together and I will bring it to your house am sure your family will love to see them.
Daniela ( Isabella’s mom)
You did it Ollie!!!! You carried me all the way thru Boston 26.2!!! Your determination and fearlessness are an inspiration to all!! I had my name on my bib, but people cheered your name more than mine! They all knew you are special. I love you so much! Thank you for sharing this special day with me. Hugs and kisses! Keep on Roaring!!
Boston is strong, but Ollie is stronger!
I made you another video. I hope it makes you happy. Even if for just a second.
I miss you and would like to see you. When can I come visit you?
I wanted to make you another video. Hopefully it makes you happy.
I love you.
Olive – I love seeing you in your pink dress twirling with Quinn! It brought a huge smile to my face. Bet you are getting excited for the Easter bunny! Hope your parents had a happy anniversary this week. Those two are pretty amazing people! 🙂 love you all!!
Hey Ollie – I went to a birthday party last weekend and thought of you when I was eating this cupcake. I couldn’t find a napkin, but I’m a pretty clean eater and don’t think I got any frosting on my face.
Thinking of you,
Oh Ty Ty! I cant wait until you, Ollie and Quinn can all play together and I can be there too to join in on the fun you will have! Let’s hope the day is coming sooner and sooner!!! Love you all!
We hope you feel better and get well soon! We would love to have you come and visit Francis Scott Key Elementary school before the year’s over. We look forward to seeing you back in the school halls next year.
We watched the movie Frozen and sang the Frozen songs just like you. Have you seen Frozen? If you have seen the movie, what is your favorite part? Which Frozen song is your favorite? Our favorite song is “Let it Go.”
We hope your ear infection has gone away and that your ears feel great!
Keep being brave and awesome! We hope you continue to get healthy soon!
Rm. 213 (Ms. Gross’ room)
I know that you’re in the hospital and I’d like to send you a picture. I’ll try to make a “Frozen” picture for you. Nobody else except you. Because you’re special. And cute.
I hope to see you soon.
Koa wanted to say G’day to you from sunny Australia.
He is looking forward to next week when the easter bunny comes to drop off some eggs. Have you been making easter baskets?
Big smooches from :
TBones, Jano, and baby Koa
My Dear Olive,
Your Poppop showed me your picture and told me about all the brave and courageous things you are doing and I read more on this web sight that he told me about. Since the Angels and the fairies can go anywhere in the whole world and they carry love and powerful magic with them, I am asking them to bring lots of that to you, and love from me. love Annie from Philadelphia
Wow Olive! You seem to take your treatments at home like they’re nothing! I love the picture of you looking at your dad – it’s like you’re giving your dad reassurance that he’s doing a great job! Thank you for sharing as always. xoxo Jess
We were on vacation we were in South Lake Tahoe, We can not wait to go someday with you and your family and all ski together, that will be so much fun!
I am so glad to see you on the pictures you are such a strong girl 🙂
We were on spring break and back to school tomorrow I am sure we will all miss you in room 105.
Have a good week!!
Daniela and Isabella
Olive, we loved seeing your latest pictures and those bright blue eyes! Grandmom told us all about her visit. She said the playgrounds in San Francisco are incredible! A belated birthday to your daddy and love to both your parents and to Quinn.
Aunt Janice and Uncle Steve
You are one brave cookie! We love hearing these updates and how much of a fighter you are! This strength that you are carrying with you now will stay with you forever, and that is a secret weapon you will take with you throughout the rest of your life!
We are sending you so much love from across the miles… Diamond family, you are true heroes. Meg, I miss and love you so much, your strength is amazing. You and Adam are such an inspirational team.
Olive, Savi is sending you a smile to help you remember that she is here because her dad beat cancer, and she is proof that the beautiful light at the end of the tunnel is worth ALL the fight! We love you guys so much. Big hugs!! xoxoxo
The Humby Family
I know that I won’t see you next week, but I wanted you to know that I am wearing my lucky ladybug necklace for you! I hope that you have a great, healthy week. I can’t wait to see you again after Spring Break…we will Facetime, and have fun learning sessions! <3Ms. Cuper and Room 105
Hi Olive, You might not remember me but I am Michael and Lucas’ dad. I am writing to you to tell you how much all of us admire you here back in Boston. You are a superhero to all of us and we talk about you very often! There are even people here, all the way across the country, that you’ve never met but know your story and are rooting and praying for you to feel better everyday!
I started this message out identifying myself as Michael and Lucas’ dad. That’s something I’m pretty proud to say. I am also very proud and lucky to indentify myself as a friend of THE one and only Olive Diamond! Please keep up all of your amazing work, I know you will, and we all look forward to hearing about more great days like this past weekend!
Hi Dear Olive,
Am so glad to hear you had a nice weekend with your family. As every Wednesday I was helping in class today and you came to my mind. Your friends will dance in the auditorium tomorrow I will bring my little camera to make a video and send it to you I am sure you will have fun watching it.
We miss you.
Daniela and Isabella
Hi Ollie- I just watched the Roar video of your classmates, and you are the luckiest gal. They are awesome!
Tanner, Jason and I went mini golfing in San Rafael tonight, and it was a blast. He got 59, Jason got 60, and I got 63. Tanner beat both of us. We all thought it would be so much fun to do the next time you come to Marin. You can even get a Slushie when you’re done. The blue one makes your teeth turn blue.
Have a great week, and we love you!
Steph, Jason and Tanner
LOOK what makes me think of you! Hoping someone close by to you could help you make these for you! Yum! Ladybugs for someone who’s as ‘cute as a bug in a rug’!
It was so nice to see you on FaceTime the other day at school I loved the camera you showed to everyone. Isabella keeps asking about you I was hoping if we can get to see you sometime soon.
I miss you when I help in class. I am glad to hear Mrs Cuper is teaching you so much cool stuff seems like you are reading pretty good already I am so excited for you…is there any book you would like me to get you?
Tonight before bed time Isabella asked to pray for you Olive it was very sweet.
Daniela and Isabella
Olive, we just watched the video created by your friends and teachers at school. Wow!! You are really lucky to have such a wonderful group of classmates and teachers. The video is AMAZING! We can hear you roar all the way in Philadelphia. Happy Spring.
Aunt Janice and Uncle Steve
Lots of big and little people at FS Key miss you, and we think of you whenever we hear Katy Perry sing Roar. We thought it would be fun to make a video for you, so you always know your friends are proud of you and are by your side.
I called Miss Iliza, from your Theatre Arts class. She knows just how to get lots of little kids to sing all together. She offered to come to FS Key and sing with your friends! Miss Iliza brought Miss Olga, who is a great pianist. Mrs Cuper and 105 practiced, and practiced, and practiced singing ROAR. On the day of the performance, all of your friends dressed up like ladybugs in red and black and got up on the stage in the Auditorium. A group of (angels) film students at San Francisco State University brought their video cameras and filmed everything. And just like that, we had a real rock show!
Here it is, thanks to lots of people who care about you. We hope you SING every time you see it.
VP Communication FS Key PTA
I am speechless and Olive has a smile from ear to ear.
We have watched it over and over. Simply amazing!
Cannot believe the level of talent that went into this production!!
Thank you everyone! Olive feels like one special lady every time she watches
I just saw a lady bug in my house here (VT) and it made me think of you! That new pixie dust hair ‘do’ put a hop and a skip in my toes and seeing you and Mummy with those great big WONDERFUL SMILES has made my day! Keep those blood count numbers up and you’ll have ALL the fairies everywhere skipping, hopping and jumping for OLIVE JOY!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! xoxoxo
What is your favorite TV show? Mine is Alias. It’s no longer on TV so I’m sure you haven’t heard of it, but it’s really, really (like, super really) good.
The main character is Sydney Bristow. She is a super secret CIA agent, saving the world from evil doings – all while pretending to be a regular girl at school. You’d never know she was such a tough cookie just by looking at her. Most of the time, she looks just like us! But, in every episode, she has to shed her girl-next-door routine and kick into high gear to save the day!
One of my favorite episodes is where she had to wear a bright red wig and pretend to be a punk rocker to get the information she needed from the bad guys. I think she looks AWESOME. Such a badass. So cool. She plays by her own rules and doesn’t take no for an answer!
Sounds like another tough cookie I know…(you!)
Yeah Olive!!!! You did a GREAT JOB bringing up your blood count, so proud of you girl, go get em’. Love, love, love you. Candi Gram xoxo
Wahooo! Blood counts tripled! I’m pretty sure I was holding my breath through that last post and then let out a super victory yelp at the end. Go Olive!!
I’m so happy to hear that your counts tripled!! Got get ’em Ollie! ROAR!
We just wanted to check in and say hi, we love you and tell you that you are awesome. I hope you had a good weekend and that you are feeling okay. Keep being the strongest and bravest little girl we know. Lucas wanted to send a little wave your way. XO
Hey Ollie – Guess where I played my Tball game yesterday (before hanging with you)? Olive School. Go A’s! Go Olive!
I just LOVE hearing those numbers are good! Keep being you. We love you so so much.
And keep doing your yoga! Hopefully we can do some when I come again. I’ve been doing some research about what poses would be most fun (and helpful) for you. I’ve also been researching what nail colors are in! Maybe a sparkly green for St. Patrick’s day? And what about pretty pastels – maybe a different color for each nail – for Easter.
Love you guys!!!! Keep celebrating the wins.
BE BRAVE OLIVE!!!
PS Sorry for the multi-posts we finally got our computer up and running and can finally post all the videos we made for you.
Olive!!! I know you hear it all the time but you truly are a ROCKSTAR!!!! Good news to hear about your counts. You can meet any challenge in front of you. Keep up the good work Ollie girl. We LOVE you so much and think about you everyday. WE made this poster for you and wanted to send you LOVE LOVE LOVE. We recently got your thank you card and its sits on our mantle. We love seeing your face and everyone who sees it comments on the pretty girl in the picture with the special smile. You are just the best and everyone knows it!
Meg and Dimes! Ugh sounds like its been a very rough few weeks. Your strength also amazes me. Its obvious Ollie gets her strength and determination from you guys. Keep being the strongest momma and poppa bears out there. We are here for you, we love you, and we are in awe of you guys. Keep leaning on us on good days and bad. Always remember LISTC!!!!!!!!!! XXXX
Hi Olive! I’m friends with your Auntie Lex! We love you and visit your website everyday 🙂 We are really proud of you and think you are the strongest 5 year old in the world!
Love – Everybody!
I made a video for you. My mom and dad helped me make it.
I hope you like it!
Sir Remy Hobbes Ruffington III
Hi Olive! Gillian is getting ready for her First Holy Communion. She had to make a family banner to hang in the church and added a touch of Ollie to it! Power to ladybug girl! Now you can be together on that special day. Gillian has a special prayer ready for you.
Love you bunches!
Auntie and the girls
I just read your last two posts and my heart burned knowing you all had to spend extra time in the hospital last week. Thank you for sharing everything you do Adam and Megan. I’m not sure either of you knows how beautifully you both write.
Olive – love the blood glasses! You are one cool little lady. Lots of love as always – Jessica
It is so nice to hear that you are home! And I just received the most beautiful thank-you note from you. I have your picture on my refrigerator so that I can see you and pray for you every day.
So many people care about you and want you to feel all better soon.
Lots of love sweetie,
Hi Super-Ollie and family! We’re so happy to read that you’re back at home! Keep up the good work, Ladybug! We’re sending you lots of hugs, good vibes and warm wishes even though it’s still freeeeeeeeezing here in Pennsylvania. Lots of love to Mommy, Daddy, and Quinn, too.
xoxoxoxoxo, Lauren, Stephen, Annabel & Zoe
Hi Dear Olive,
I’ve been thinking about you and your family. We did Art In Action las week… as always I missed your face.
I’ve heart Mrs Cuper is bringing to you some Art in Action Materials I hope you are enjoying it.
Isabella always remembers you and she reminds me to pray for you at night before we go to bed.
We hope to get to see you soon.We hope you are back home soon.
Give your mommy a bug hug for me.
Daniela ( Isabella’s mom)
Dear Olive the Brave,
I swim in the morning with your mommy and want you to know how proud I am of you. I am a doctor so I know things can be pretty yucky at times. You will be getting in the mail something from Goldi Blox that I hope will be fun for you when you might be feeling sad. Here is a picture of some friends I met in Africa last week that want to say hello to you!
Ralph and Claire Brindis
Hi Ollie! Meg wanted me to show you the cake she made on Friday! She’s learning how to decorate cakes in an afterschool class! She’s saving a big piece for you!
Here is a photo of a couple of FSKey characters on Friday:
It’s Audrey’s mom here. Audrey wants to share three more of her FUNNIEST jokes with you:
Q:How do you stop an elephant from charging?
A: Take away his credit cards.
Q: What was the elephant doing at the baggage claim?
A: Waiting for his trunk.
Q: How do you make an elephant float?
A: Two scoops of ice cream, lots of root beer, and one elephant.
At school on Friday some of the kids and teachers dressed up as their favorite characters from books. Most of the kinders were Things 1 & 2, and so were Mrs Maffei and Mrs Heffernan! Ms Tong in 1st grade dressed up as the mouse from “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!” There were lots of Harry Potters, of course. We saw an Angel Rapper and a Dragon Rapper, (but wait, were they really from a book?) Audrey dressed up as Matilda from “Matilda”. What character would you like to dress up as, Olive?
Friday was also Bookstore Day, and the moms and dads at FS Key never forget to pick up a special book for you. We’ll drop it off this week. Go Diamonds! Go Olive!
Audrey’s mom, Caroline
Addie is a 2nd grader at school and she says that you played together at recess in the Fall. Today, Addie decided to cut her hair and donate it to Locks of Love in your honor. Stay Brave!
I work with your mom, and though I’ve never met you, your strength in going through this tough time has really touched me. You are an amazing girl. I know you will beat this and come through even stronger! Plus, you know you have the love and support of your family, all your friends, and even friends of family like me! I hope to meet you someday and give you a high five for bravery.
PS I love your nails; I love getting my nails done too. Makes us girls feel pretty and “sparkly”.
“Olive my best friend, I hope that you feel better and you will be happy. Love, Lala”
PS Here is a picture of a fun memory! (I hope it uploaded properly)
Hi, Olive! Just want to say Hello and let you know how good it was to meet you
Oops! I’m having trouble sending the picture. Hope it works this time.
Hi Olive! Here’s a picture of my second grade class in Philadelphia. We raised over $200 to help support cancer research. Our school raised about $2000. We’re fighting with you!!
Aunt Janice and Room 109
P.S. Uncle Steve, Jon and Ana send their love.
I’m trying to keep up with the website. Great pictures. Hang in there. Waiting for you to get better.
It sounds like you have been especially brave this week! Jay and I laughed so hard at the picture of you in your blood glasses-you never cease to amaze us. And now Jay wants to know what other tricks you are planning!
Please ask your mommy and daddy and your grandma to give you big hugs from us. We love you all.
Franni and Jay
I just read the last report and am in awe of your stamina and love for this little angel. I’d be on the floor crying with Olive! It has to the hardest thing in the world to go through this day in and day out. Not to mention seeing your little girl in pain & I’m so sorry that you have to endure this torment.
You are , however not alone. I was just asked to make a hat with hair for a little boy, as he lost his hair too going through chemo.
Your posts are truly inspirational and so well written–and gut wrenching to the core. Maybe it’s a good way to vent and get it all out. Very smart.
God bless you Olive. It will get better sweetie.
Olive and Diamond Fam,
We are sending tons of love and positive energy your way!! It sounds like this week has been especially tough. You all are amazing and we are thinking of you all the time and we are so proud that you are our friends!!
Love you all!
Lala, Lu and Emily
It’s Great Gran’mom Gi Gi.
It is soooo cold here. Maybe when it gets warm here you will be able to come visit us in Philadelphia and we’ll sing together and read together in the park.
We’ll have lots of fun laughing together, maybe more than anyone. Until then we can talk together.
Gramps sends you lots of love, and me too.
My friend has a new rescue puppy that she named Olive! The puppy is very cute, playful and happy. She was found walking on a road all by herself and she is a strong girl and was rescued by a great family.
We just moved into a new house in France and just outside my babies room is a very big olive tree. We just wanted to share with you all the Olive love in the world.
dear megan and adam,
i wish jim and i could be there to give olive, and YOU, big hugs in person and help mind the store while you tend to business.
so we send you OUR LOVE
and we are always thinking of you.
OH!!! I’m SO jealous! Your nails are looking mighty nice, Olive!!! Hope your Mama has the chance for a ‘mani’ too, and while you have the polish out- Give your Daddy a ‘pedi’!!! Sending you hugs, LOVE, smiles and counting the minutes until you feel SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPEALIDOCIOUS!!!!!
(Get Quinnie to say THAT word!)
LOVE and HUGS to ALL-
You know what was the BEST part of my week??? Painting your nails! I also loved our pesto adventure. You are the best captain around.
I can’t wait for us to go back to Lake Tahoe.
Stay strong, my love. And give your mommy and daddy big hugs for me. They are some of the best people I know.
I love you Diamonds!!!!!
Hi Olive and Family,
We had a great time hanging out with you all last Sunday! Olive you are truly a super star with all of those costumes and dancing you were doing. Roca had an awesome time in your backyard. The Hnat’s have so much love for you all and look forward to more visits. We are going to bring breaky and lunch for you on Sunday! If you have any requests let us know!! Steve is excited to see you Olive!!!
xoxo – Hnat’s
You and Quinn look like pros in the kitchen! I bet the muffins were delicious. Sending love always from Massachusetts! xoxo
Hey Olive! We were thinking of you today and wanted to say hi! We hear you are doing soooo great at your treatment! Stay strong and keep it up!
We love you!!
and a ladybug for you too!
Hi Olive, just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and hope you are having a great weekend! See you next week, Ms. Cuper
I love you! I am watching the sound of music right now, have you seen this movie? If not, I will let you borrow it!!
Monday is Dr. Seuss’s birthday I hope you read of his books like me!
Love your BFF,
I am learning high frequency words: for, you.
Now I want to say it for you. Let’s learn together.
I have a hat for you
I have a bat for you to play baseball
I have a cat for you
From Isabella Yu
Olive – We were going through old photos, and we found this great one at Cline. Do you remember Pudding and Fancy the donkeys? We can’t wait to go back and visit them this summer.
We miss you. We love you. Olive. You are my BFF.
From Isabella Yu
Hi Olive! I loved reading about how your mommy and daddy chose your name! I had never heard the story, and it made me happy. Your mommy and daddy are lucky to have such strong, thoughtful, fun-loving girls. Keep doing what you’re doing girl – your bravery is contagious!
Here it is!
Ollie! Look at this crazy rainbow hair we spotted on our walk today! Koa thought you might think it was cool! We love you and love hearing about how brave you are. We are so very proud of you, gorgeous girl. Big hugs and some knuckles from TBone xoxo
Jack asked that I send this to Olive. He called it the hand foot heart.
Coming your way, this Sunday! Love you!
February 21, 2014
This is GiGi and Gramps sending you a big hug around the neck and lots of kisses. You are our sunshine. You are our cutie, and you are our delicious sweet potutie.
We love you!
Tanner said he met a nice girl named Kiwi at school today, but he admitted that he’s not going to marry her. When we asked who he was going to marry, with a blush in the cheeks, he said “O.” He sent this message to let Olive know that he’s thinking about her everyday, but especially today.
Ollie and family,
We are so happy to hear that your counts are UP! You all have so brave and positive through this whole process…this video reminds us of your uplifting and find a the positive in everything mind set.
Olive! We know how much you like “Roar”, so sing along with us!! Love you.
Cousins playing a game and thinking about their hero, Ollie!
You truly are super girl. Now it is really time to use your superpowers to kick cancers butt.
You are so brave and we are so proud of you.
The Reno Family
One of these days I will figure out how to send you a video, but for now we will just send a message. These are your friends in Aspen who you haven’t met yet, but you will! I have a sick little baby and we are just thinking about you and how strong and brave you are. It is helping us keep a smile on our face and not complain. We hope you have a great week.
Jessica and Rylan
Dear Olive :
Our best wishes from your friends in Dresher PA. We think about you often and know how strong and brave you are. Keep fighting and smiling your beautiful smile.
Love from Betsy and Lewis
Happy Valentine’s Day Diamonds!! Thinking of you all constantly. I am in awe of your strength!! Olive is one amazing lady! I found this oldie but goodie from our trip to San Fran….I was pregnant with Finn and spending time with olive made us SO excited to have a little bambino. Love to you all! xo
Hi,beautiful Olive! Happy Valentine’s !❤️❤️
Audrey has another joke for you! Ready?
Q: who’s there?
Q: olive who?
A: Olive you!
Ha!! Do you know that one?
It was sunny, then foggy at school today but not cold.
Your friend, Audrey
HAppy Valentines day! I’m Reesey’s Papa. Iv’e only met you once or twice but Resse says your very nice. Next time I come to the Bay I hope we can come see you for the day.
Love ya !-)
Happy Valentines Day Ollie! Love and miss ya!! xo
Hi Ollie- This song always makes us laugh. I loved reading about the doll you made, please ask mommy to post a picture of it soon!
Happy Valentine’s Day Ollie. Wish we were there to celebrate with you!
Roca is such a little soccer player and you know how much he loves his ball.
Tell us what you think!
Hi Olive, I am so thankful to have seen you the other day and hoping for more visits to share time with you. You are such a beautiful and strong girl. We love you and hope to see you really soon. Hugs and kisses…& Roca kisses
Happy Valentines! We love you very much.
We did Art in Action today…I missed you… we all miss you.
Enjoy this special day with your mom, dad and sister.
Daniela and Isabella
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It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time.
He must get his dance moves from his daddy. 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day to our Olive…a little girl with the biggest, bravest heart in the whole entire world!
We love you sooooo much,
Grandmom & Pop-pop
Happy Australia Valentine’s Day Ollie!
We are a whole day ahead of you in Australia….which means we are already having Friday Valentines day- isn’t that so whacky?!
Koa wishes you a happy valentines day. We made you a sign….but then Koa ate it…..he is a cheeky monkey isn’t he?!
You don’t know me, but I was very fortunate to have met Sheryl & Allen Bar many moons ago. Sheryl told me that she knows a very, very special & beautiful little girl named Olive who is having kind of a tough time right now feeling well. And so , she asked if I’d make you some pretty hats with hair, as I recently started to make some for women who are sick.
As you know, it’s just not fun being sick, and to have something fun to wear always helps! Anyway, you were my very first little girl that I made them for and I’m hoping you have fun with them –and I am so proud of you for all you have been through and that you are my first little model to wear my hats.
God bless you angel.
You are the bravest person we know.
Keep fighting on, little tiger.
Love ya bunches and bunches.
Steve, Lisa, Wyatt and Luke.
I wish i was there to give everyone of you Diamonds a hug. You are all truly amazing. Meg I love you so much, and you have the most amazing strength of anyone I know, and your daughter is certainly taking after you. I am sending you the BIGGEST hug there is. I am on this journey with you guys, and cheering for you every step of the way. I know nothign will stop you. Feel everything… laugh and cry when you need to… Olive is a true hero. I hope she is still holding onto my blanket every night! xoxoxo
I know about you through my dear sister, Lori Berkey. She made some hats for you and I hear you really like the pink one! 🙂
Please know my prayers are with you dear one. I am a believer in Jesus and His Healing so I pray for you to be healed completely in His Name.
My husband and I will continue to pray for your family too.
You sound like a special child and I know you will do great things in your life- warrior princess!
Hi Ollie and Quinn,
This is us at the post office mailing your Valentine’s Day presents. We aren’t going to tell you what’s inside of it but we will tell you that
BRAVERY is BEAUTIFUL.
Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!
Wyatt and Luke
0 is for outstandingly optimistic
L is for loving, lasting light
I is for incredible, inconceivable strength
V is for vibrant and vivacious
E is for effervescent
Will you be my Valentine?
Oh my goodness, we miss you! We are thinking of you every single(bingle) day and love you to bits. Man, I think you got braver since we saw you last. Is that possible?
Whoops. Here it is!
Every time I see this video it makes me smile, so I thought you’d enjoy it, too. You and your family are already on the road to awesome!
Everytime this song comes on the radio, I think of our brave Ollie! Love you. Xo
Oops! Here ya go!
Hey girl, it’s me your BFF! It was great seeing you last week!
I found this old picture of us and thought you would smile!
One more from Tahoe. Quinny and Olive had a great time.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Sometimes life just calls for a little random dancing, don’t you think?
When I’m irritable, feeling frustrated or even just, in general, having a ‘blahhh’ moment…a little jig helps clear the cobwebs & gives me a quick boost of energy.
Have you ever tried it?
What if…the next time you’re at the hospital…you do a few boogie-down moves right in the hallway or even in the waiting room? I mean, why not?! Check out this video…I think these folks would agree.
It takes being Brave to just get up and dance!
The video made olive smile and the vision of your jig made me smile.
Thanks for keeping us dancing di!
Girls will be girls!!! Let’s keep singing and laughing together.
I love you!
We shredded in Tahoe for you this weekend. The conditions were wicked stormy(as your mom would say). But we skied our way through to show everyone on the mountain that you are kicking cancers butt!!
Keep kicking ints butt ollie!
We love you so much Olive!!!!!
As you know, we went skiing in Tahoe this weekend. We skied in the morning but it was snowing so hard – a wet, to-the-bone-cold day. We were tired. Our muscles were sore. We really wanted to stay in the lodge after feeling it’s warmth during our lunch break.
But we didn’t.
Instead, we ordered one more, gave a loud, thunderous toast to The Diamonds and went out for another run.
You continue to inspire us everyday. Stay strong. Stay brave.
This is your Black Diamond and you’re doing just fine.
I wuv you, too.
I wuv you.
Hey Diamonds! In honor of you, the PPGN dads donned their finest this weekend – their Diamond Home Restoration shirts.
You are never out of our thoughts. Know this.
We love you guys!
Also, this was the only picture appropriate to put on display in such a public forum. Jason was up to his old antics.
Ollie’s little peeps!! Back at cha! Ollie just said “awe..it’s Remi and Huxton, so cute” . She is such a mother hen. We will play again soon.
Tahoe was not complete without you, Diamonds! But as you can see, you were always in our thoughts.
Jack, Reese, Wyatt and Tanner did their best to follow in Olive’s boots. They rocked it in ski school. Get ready for next Winter, Ollie. You’re getting some company on the mountain. Keep kicking cancer’s butt so you can show the kids who’s still the boss!
We love you.
This is by far the weirdest. You are all crazy, and I love you more for that.
Hi Ollie! We are thinking of you all the time! We love you!
Emily, Lu and Lala
I got a great shot of my kitty for you! Cleo the cat say’s “Hi!” I know she has always made you smile! I hope you are inside staying nice and cozy this weekend. I will be dropping off a DVD just for you soon, Room 105 made lots and lots of videos for you yesterday at school! See you next week 🙂
Olive you are one strong little lady! So sorry to hear about the scary night, you guys are truly amazing and I can hear your strength with each post. Brian and I started to draw faces on our masks, lots of big smiles and funny teeth. I am reliving all of this thru you guys and know that you will find all the beauty and love that you can from these hard times. We are constantly sending those positive vibes and know you have lots of angels pulling you thru. We love you so much …. LISTC !!!
Hi Ollie and Quinn!
You’re with us for everything this weekend! We love you.
The Tahoe Crew
Hello Diamonds! Just a note to say we’re thinking of you. Thank you for keeping us posted on how your doing. The writing and pictures are beautiful. Big hugs and lots of love to you, Jack and Kelley
Olive! Living it up in Australia at three months old….I mean, coolest kid I know! We love you, xoxoxo, Remi, Hux, Dee, and T
Olive and Quinn your always with us!! Tahoe
It’s Friday! I am hoping that you give us a HIGH FIVE today! FIVE treatments done! We hold you in our hearts here in Vermont where the weather makes me think of YOU, Olive!
SUPER COOL WITH SUNSHINE ALL AROUND!!!!
Deenie- your friend TyTy’s, GG
We are thinking Pink thoughts for you over here at The Plum!
Much love, Danica and Rika
As we do on all Fridays, we are sending especially positive thoughts and lots and lots of love to you today. Please ask Mommy and Daddy to give you a big kiss and a big hug for us. We love you all so much!
Franni and Jay
Hey Olive! I love all the pics! You are adorable! Keep up the good work my sweet little friend! You are so fierce!
All our love,
Nichole, Jason, madden, and blake
I know that Tanner is talking a big game and offering you to use his toys. My mommy said the way to a girl’s heart is by making her laugh. And having money in the bank.
Olive, I made this video so you can smile. And I have $105.57 in my piggy bank.
Let’s run away together.
This made me laugh out loud! Ollie, I think he’s a keeper!
Ok, he’s got game. Don’t tell Tanner I said that.
I am sending lots of love from Philly. Olive you are a brave little girl and I’m amazed at how strong you and your sister and mom and dad are!
Love, Carrie (Sheryl and Allen Bar’s daughter – we had so much fun meeting you and playing with you a couple of Thanksgivings ago!)
Olive, I work with your mom, I hope you are feeling okay today! I heard you got new sparkly shoes ! You are very brave!
Hi Ollie! I made this for you at school! I can’t wait to see you. Xoxoxo
Hi Ollie! Waking up to a snowstorm here in Boston and the fresh powder reminds me of you! I still can’t believe the videos I’ve seen of you skiing the big slopes! You’re amazing and brave. Have a fun visit with Mimi. We love you so much!
Here is the picture with your name on it. Isabella and Ariana helped 🙂
yeah!! we love that sky! we will be there with you next year
WITH BELLS ON!
Hi Olive, we made this when we were in Tahoe… Thinking about you
We’re thinking of you all the time….and we’re taking strength from your strength! Thanks for being such a great role model for us de Carions…….You are amazing Olive!
We’re looking forward to the warm weather of spring so we can go swimming again with you and Quinn. Bruno can’t wait.
Much love, Beth, Jim and Bruno
Stronger together!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
What a beautiful day Feb 6th will be:))))
You are so unbelievably strong and are incredibly inspiring. Olive is the same. Dimes ain’t so bad either. 😉
May you continue to let the good times roll.
I love you dearly.
Koa and I are thinking of you and wanted to send a picture to say “hola!”
We hope you have a great Tuesday! I
Big hugs xxx
Our smile is glued to our face after seeing your amazing smiles.
Two beauties just made our day. Love you guys!!
Hi Sweet Olive,
Isabella has been making some drawings and art stuff for you. Soon they will show up in your mail box 🙂
We went to the snow last week you and your family came to my mind all the time. I did the Art in Action class and saw the rainbow you made looked really cool.
Love you guys.
Daniela and Isabella
Ollie – I just read your mom’s latest post about being fearless, and it reminded me of the time we went bike riding in GG Park almost 2 years ago. We went to your favorite part – the one where you can bomb down the narrow cement path. You know the one – the one with the hill, big enough to make you lose your breath walking up. Tanner was double your size, but could only go down the hill from half way up. But you, you fearless daredevil, went down from the tippy top at least 20x, all without breaks. The first few times got your mom and I a bit nervous (as well as all the passing strangers who couldn’t believe someone so young and small was doing this). But after a few convincing “I’ve got this, mom” moments, we knew you could do anything you set your sights on.
Ollie…did Mommy & Daddy kick you out of bed?
Dear Brave Olive,
We bring a video message from Merida who wanted to record a personal message especially for you! Alicia also collected a few autographs for you and we will present them to you this Sunday when we bring you some food.
Hope you are feeling better!
Take care and stay Brave.
Hi Ollie girl! Roca and I went on a snowy walk today since he is obsessed with snow balls. I know you enjoyed our last video, so we made another one for you. We hope these silly videos make you laugh and smile. We love you very much!
Hi, girls,Olive and Megan. Sorry to hear that you are back . You are an amazing team , stay strong and positive, you will get thru this. Thinking of you and sending you best wishes! Hugs,Bella.
Hi, Olive and Megan! Hang in there , girls!!! You are all amazing! Thinking of you and sending you good wishes ! Stay strong and positive . Hugs, Bella.
Hi Olive! It’s Ms. Laura from Art in Action! I just wanted to tell you that Jordan and everyone in Rm. 105 misses you a bunch! Tell your mom and dad that they are doing great and if they need anything, they can count me in! I hear you’re doing great so keep up the good work and stay strong and silly!
Hi Olive! Glad you are feeling better, those silly bugs! Give them a big old kick out of your body and tell them to go back where they belong. Love you. Candi Gram
Ollie girl, We hope you are feeling good. It’s the big day in football, the SuperBowl. We know how much of an Eagles and football fan you are, so we hope you have plans to watch it with your daddy. We love you and hope to be able to see you in the near future. Roca wants to play in the snow with you when you feel good. Love you tons!
Olive and Megan,
My love and good wishes go out to you and your entire family! I will be sure to look at the list and see what works for me to do my little part!!
I hope you are having a good day! We miss you at school. You always looked so pretty with your cute outfits and adorable smile. Since you like ladybugs, Mommy and I bought you a lady bug game. We hope you will have fun playing it with your sister. We will deliver it soon.
Cody and Melissa
Hi Olive! Noah and Cole just finished making some super special cards for you. They heard you love ladybugs and they thought you’d like rainbows too! Expect a surprise in the mail from us soon. Hope your having a happy day(:
Happy Saturday, Olive. When you graduate high school, they might ask you to list your favorite quote for the yearbook. Mine made me think of you. It’s from Jimmy Cliff, one of my favorite singers:
Rome was not built in a day.
Opposition will come your way.
But the harder the battle you see,
It’s the sweetest victory.
JIM AND I SEND HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU, MOMMY, DADDY AND LITTLE SISTER QUINN.
WE ARE THINKING OF YOU, FROM ALL THE WAY HERE IN NEW YORK.
Dear Olive…I live all the way across the country in Philadelphia. I heard about you from Don Goldkamp, a friend of your dad’s.
Every night before we have our dinner, we pray for people who aren’t feeling well and I want you to know that we are praying for you to be better very soon!
I just realized that your grandparents live in Philadelphia, too. I saw a picture of you with them in Washington Square.
Maybe one day we will meet you when you come for a visit. I would like that!! Love, Carolyn
Audrey loves listening to Ms Iliza’s cd of theatre arts songs. Do you? What song is your favorite? Audrey’s favorites are Naughty and When I Grow Up from the musical Matilda. (Track 7 and maybe 10?) Matilda is a very little girl who is gentle and smart and must be very brave and strong. She reminds us of you! Here is a
Video of Matilda singing on stage:
From your friend Audrey.
I just watched you singing “Roar”. WOW! Katie better keep looking over her shoulder, I think you are even more talented than the great Katie Perry!!!! Keep those songs coming.
Uncle Jon, Brady and I think about you every single day. Brady sends you big hugs and kisses every night before bed, I hope you get them. I am sooo impressed by how strong and brave you have been, I thought your mommy had big muscles but move over Megan, Olive is the true Iron Women in your house!! Big hugs to our Hero Olive the Brave and we will talk with you soon!
Aunt Debbie, Uncle Jon and Brady
See what happens when you let old people use the internet!
Do you remember singing this silly song in the car at Tahoe. Maybe Mommy and Daddy can help you record another verse with my name and post it up.
Frannie and I send lots of love and kisses. Thinking of you often. Go get ’em Ollie.
F & J
There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t think about you and how wonderful and strong you’ve been. You’ve been such an inspiration for me, Wyatt, Lukie and Lisa. Go get ’em, girl.
My very special lady bug is on my very special shelf! It made me feel so good, thank you for such a thoughtful gift! I’m so proud of all the learning you have been doing, I can’t wait to work with you next week! I’m sending you love from all the boys and girls in Room 105! <3Ms. Cuper
This is Griffin’s mom, Miss Jennifer. Remember me? I’m one of your art-in-action teachers. Anyway, as a hobby I like to crochet things out of yarn, and I would love to make you a hat or three using pretty, soft, natural fibers.
Can you tell me what your favorite colors are? Maybe purple? (Just a guess!) Are there any colors you would never wear?
Would you like a butterfly beanie, monster hat, sun hat, baseball cap, or even a crown? Some of my ideas are here: http://www.pinterest.com/jennteu/olive-the-brave/. If you have other ideas for a hat you’d love, let me know! I’m not an expert crocheter, but I can try.
Griffin and his big sister Zoe say hi, too.
Hi Sweet Olive,
We want EVERYONE to hear you ROAR! Maybe even Katy Perry will hear you.
Love, hugs and kisses,
Grandmom & Pop-pop
Here’s a little something that we thought would make you smile. Do you remember we used to sing this together? It’s our song!
We love you so, so much,
Gigi & Gramps
Do you know what a gemstone is? It’s a shiny, pretty stone used to make jewelry. Gemstones come in many colors, many shapes, many sizes. Gemstones can be used in rings, on necklaces, as bracelets…or even as earrings! Some of my favorite gemstones are sapphires, emeralds and…DIAMONDS. Did you know that, of all the gemstones out there, diamonds are the strongest? You can never break them. Most other gemstones can be squished, scratched, scraped, chipped, crushed, cracked…but not diamonds! Nothing can hurt a DIAMOND.
I’ve heard you love the song roar! We love that song too.
I always think about you specially on Wednesday when I go to help Mrs Cuper class. I am so glad she is coming to your house I bet you are learning all the numbers and letters 🙂
I hope you are enjoying your karaoke machine. I miss you and I miss your mom too.
Isabella and Daniela
Meg and Family,
Your positivity and determination are truly inspiring. What a strong and brave little girl you’ve got there; no surprise given how strong and amazing her mom and dad seem too! I’ve already been SO inspired by Janaelle (my sister-in-law) and the journey she braved through that it’s only fitting to now feel just as inspired by one of her best friends. You girls are amazing!! Thank you for sharing your journey.
Sending lots of positive thoughts to you and that precious little girl of yours!!
I’m not sure what fuddy-duddy crazy stuff Wyatt is filling your head with. I am your boyfriend, and I have a love note to prove it. It’s proudly displayed on my wall. It’s my first love note, and you’re my first love (despite you not letting me kiss you last week). But I get it. I’ll wait.
I love Katie Perry. I love veggie burgers. And I have a Phineas and Ferb karaoke player. If you ever need a good song during chemo, I highly recommend “Eye of the Tiger” or “The Dreidel Song,” both of which I have. Mi casa es su casa, my sweets.
Dear beautiful Olive! I am so proud of you! You are amazing , brave and inspiring princess! You mom is so proud of you! You are so loved by everybody !!! Get well soon! Love, Bella and my puppy Charlie
I wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and your family and love hearing about your progress. You are such a brave girl, and I can’t wait to see you soon!
Much love, Beth
Oh! Ollie! I wish I was out there for Daddy’s breakfast of French toast!!!! Did you leave any for me??? I’ll be out in a jiffy, but first, I need your Zip Code! You’re such a Zippy kiddo that we want to send you something! Ill give you ONE hint! Next month is February and on the 2nd is Groundhog Day! Mom and Dad can tell you about that silly Groundhog, but I am NOT going to send you one!!!!
Thank you so very much for the updates. I want to compliment Adam….Adam you are an incredible writer! You write so extraordinarily well and have a distinct “voice” to your entries. Kudos to you all for allowing us to be part of the journey towards Ollie’s recovery. You all remain in my prayers.
Ollie and Quinn, I hope you loved reading “The Day The Crayolas Quit.” It is such a funny story!! Love you all.
xxox Grandma Joyce in Florida
You are the bravest girl I know! Hanging with those doctors with a smile always on your face. I have to go to the doctor on Friday and I hope I’m as brave as you! Keep shining girl! Love, Jessica
Hi Olive! It is great to hear that you are involved with your school since we know how much you love it. We miss you and are sending you positive thoughts throughout the day. You are such a tough girl…the toughest girl we know. Big hugs and kisses!!
I remember when I didn’t have a chance to go see you in the hospital. I’m sorry that I didn’t go. So I have a surprise for you.
My mommy told me you might lose your hair. And I still want you as my Valentine. I’m prepared to knock Tanner out of the way. Shhhh, don’t tell Reese. My mom and Auntie Kara have been trying to marry us for a long long time.
I know Luke is going to marry Quinn.
Ok, that’s it.
But there’s more!
I have so much jokes for you. Will you call me sometime so I can tell them to you? Shhh, don’t tell Tanner.
I think you are looking great…. You keep eating those great meals your Dad is fixing for you.. I hope to see you soon.. Your the best….
Mandy, will, Den, Liz
Leone and Ella send lots of love and prayers and smiles to you Olive. We all are following her progress and are amazed at her incredible strength.
Leone and Ella (and Jared and Lexi) Bataillon (i.e. Sheryl and Allen Bar’s grandchildren and daughter and son-in-law)
Thinking of you and your family everyday. Stay strong. Tough times don’t last, tough people do.
Jack and Kelley Dyer (plus our furry dog TJ!)
Remi woke up this morning and started talking all about you!! I couldn’t understand most of it….but, I bet she was thinking about the time at the park a couple weeks ago when you guys were playing in those cars. She had so much fun with you! We love you!!!!!
Dee, Tristan, Remi, and Huxton
I’m hearing you roar all the way from SF to LA (Katy Perry style)! You are the bravest, strongest lil diamond and you inspire me. Sending you loads of hugs and kisses. Love you bucket loads!!
Here’s a lil note from Patrick!,
Hey Olive! I can’t wait to come up and visit you. I am looking forward to hanging out playing all of our favorite games. Maybe we can even go to the park and play on the monkey bars. Give your little sister and your mom and dad a hug for me.
Your friend Audrey from FSK and theatre arts misses singing with you. She likes good jokes and wants to share one with you:
What is the worst thing about being an octopus?
A: it takes sooooo long to wash your hands before dinner!
Stay strong, olive and family. We will support you any way we can.
We miss you and wish we could be there to see you, hug you and kiss you. Remember when you visited us last summer in Philadelphia? Here we are sitting in Washington Square Park. I can’t wait until we can do that again.
We love you little ladybug,
Gigi & Gramps
I work with your Auntie Lex and met you last week on Skype! I’m following your journey and hearing updates all the time from your Aunt. She’s so proud of you and so are we – meaning everyone in our office!
You’re just the coolest, bravest, toughest kid any of us has ever known. We are all rooting for you and thinking of you often. I think we all can (and are) learning a lot from your courageousness. That is so special – as are you.
Sending lots of love your way from Los Angeles! And I hope we get to meet in person down the line!
Cousin Brady, and his dog Boston are both taking a nap. We went to the playground and played with a girl his age named Samara by running after each other, racing toy cars down the slide, climbing and riding on a tractor.
We think about you often. When I watch Brady next week I will have him draw you and Quinn a picture. He likes to make circles and lines and use all the crayon colors! My Mom says hello and loves your beautiful smile.
Happy Australia Day, Ollie!
Today, 26th January is a very special day for us Aussies. It’s a lot like July 4th for you. We were with you in San Francisco last July 4th, remember? Australia Day is a national holiday and people like to fly the Aussie flag, sing funny songs, & drink beer.
The 26th January 1788 is the day that Captain Arthur Phillip sailed into Sydney harbour to declare Australia a new colony of Great Britain.
Maybe mum can show you on a map of the world where Australia is, and how long of a boat journey it would have been from England.
When Captain Arthur Phillip landed in Australia he was really excited because it meant that he could unload all the convicts he had brought with him from England. He brought 7 boat loads of prisoners! The convicts weren’t necessarily bad people, some had only stolen a loaf of bread for their family to eat. But because England is only a small island (compared to Australia, it’s tiny, isn’t it?) and because back then even small crimes like stealing bread meant you got sent to jail, the jails in England were packed full and they needed more space to house all the prisoners!
Around this time, America declared their independence from England, after a big war, I wonder if you have learned about that in school? Maybe you can tell me about it sometime Ollie, coz TBones ain’t so hot with his American history.
The 7 boat loads of prisoners were really hard workers, so they got to work building a new colony for England. They built roads and bridges and houses and even their own jail! They were rewarded for their hard work by being given farms in the countryside to grow crops and raise sheep. ( There are a LOT of sheep in Australia). When you come visit us, maybe we can go to my Uncle Mike’s farm where there are sheep and cows and lots and lots of kangaroos!
Here’s a picture of Koa waving his Aussie flag.
Happy Australia Day!
Oi oi oi
My Sweet Olive,
I’m in an airplane high above the clouds on my way back to Philadelphia and thinking about the bravest, smartest, most beautiful (inside and out) five year old I know…YOU!! We had so much fun – being chefs in the kitchen together, homework time (you finished it all and wanted more!!), writing stories, and especially listening and watching you sing along with Katy Perry. I think that was your favorite, too! I’ll see you on FaceTime and I’ll hug you in March.
Lots of love,
Hi Megan & family
Elizabeth forwarded me the link to your blog. I just want you guys to know that your little girl Olive is in my thoughts and in my heart. Your blog is amazing and I feel like I am right there with you when I read it. Thank you for bravely sharing Olive’s story. I have no doubt that your spunky, special little girl is going to kick cancer’s butt!
Sending lots of love and positive energy your way,
Hi Ollie! I am so glad that it’s Saturday. I think of you on Fridays and how brave you are right now.
Sasha is watching calliou– do you like that show?
Little Aviva is sleeping late. What a silly baby!!
Hope you get some good snuggles in today.
hey olive! miss you, love you, thinking of you. that’s all 😉
Dear Olive, My name is Carlo and I am 3. I live in Truckee and my family is friends with Steve & Michelle. I saw a picture of you and Quinn on their refrigerator and Michelle told us all about you and your story. You sure sound like a superhero (I love superheroes)! We are sending you and your family lots of love and happy thoughts from Truckee. Maybe when you feel better one day we will get to play together. Until then, my mommy is sending you girls some fun craft kits, hopefully she used the right address and they will arrive on Tues & Wed. Smile and stay strong!
Hey there little Olive!
I knew your mommy when she was your age! If you are anything like she was, I know you are one tough cookie! I am very sorry to hear you are going though these challenges right now, but things will be better. You are a very brave girl and a role model for many other people in this world. Keep it up!
We are sending you warm wishes and positive thoughts from Miami! Maybe you can look up that spot on a map?
All my love,
Elizabeth (or Betty as your mom called me)
I am a friend of your pop pop Andy.
I have never met you but from talking to your grandfather I know you are a very special young lady. Your grabdfather loves you sooo much, more than you can now believe. As a mater of fact, everyone who knows you loves you.
Your family, friends and doctors are doing everything they can to help you get better. They need your help. Help them help you. I know you are trying your best. Someday soon you will be all better and everybody will so happy.
We’re thinking of you Olive! XOXO
We will be thinking about you tomorrow. Be strong!
Isabella and Daniela
We saw an awesome car today, what do you think?
Maybe you should ask daddy to pick this colour for his truck. It’s much better than boring old black, wouldn’t you agree?. We love you and think of you, quinny-boo and mummy and daddy every single day. Xxx
Ollie – these are our funny faces for you!! We love you!!!
Hey there Olive!
Hope you are doing well. We think about you all the time! We love you tons! Michael wanted to make you a video so here is the first of many to come (PS home it comes through). LOTS OF LOVE from Boston! XOXO
Love, Tai, Mike, Michael and Lucas.
I’m not sure if my first message went through. I’m not really good on computers. hahaha. Don’t tell the kids that 🙂
I miss you blue eyes!!!
Hey little Olive with the bluest eyes ever seen!!!!
I miss you so much. Stay strong, stay sweet, and keep smiling 🙂
Mrs. Frankos 🙂
I love your new website, it is very cool! Are ladybugs one of your favorite things? You are a special little girl and if you are anything like your momma you will keep fighting and win!!! I can’t wait to meet you and your sister one day!
Olive-I am a friend of your grand mom Marla in Philadelphia.
I want you to know that everyone who knows about you is sending you soooo much love and the best of wishes.
I love seeing how beautiful you are and know that you are surrounded by all the love and bravery any girl would need.
Keep being strong and fancy.
HELLO from the Ninja Turtles, Ms. Nhi & Ms. Lisa! You have been in our thoughts! Not one day goes by that a student doesn’t ask me “Where’s Olive?” We made a flip-book with well wishes.. but I’m putting on the finishing touches. I hope you get to read each and every one of them and feel all the love that each one of us sends you! I have to say that you hold a special place in my heart ever since the first day of After School Program. From the times i’d pick you up from class (you being in tears after a long morning) to you never giving up your spot as my line buddy. EVERYONE wanted to be my line buddy, but noooo. Anywho, through all the 9 years of kids who have come and gone to upper grades, there will always be those who leave you smiles and great moments to look back on. I wish you well Olive, many wishes, many hugs, and many non-germy kisses, not just from me, but the class and ms. Nhi. You will definitely be missed but never forgotten. Remember Olive…TOUGH MOMENTS DON’T LAST, TOUGH DIAMONDS DO 🙂
Best to you Olive and the entire DIAMOND family
Hope you hear from you soon!
Ms. Lisa <3
What’s up Olive! Madden told me to tell you she misses you and that she really wants to go camping with you again this Summer. Keep getting better and let’s get together! We love you sweet girl!
All our love,
Nichole , Jason, Blake, and Madden
Hello Olive –
I found this picture of you climbing a tree last year. You are way braver than me.
Hi Olive! Isabella misses you. We pray for you every night before bed. We went to the beach yesterday and Isabella stopped to pick up some flowers and there were many ladybugs on it we thought about you. Isabella and I we made a plan that every time we see a ladybug we will think about you and say “Olive be strong”… We ‘ve seen a lot lately 🙂
Remember when you came to Ryall’s 3rd birthday party and became a butterfly? Remember that the party was in a room your daddy (and Pace!) built for us?
You’re a strong, beautiful little girl! We’re thinking of you!
Jen, Tung, Ryall & Declan
here’s the photo!
Hi Ollie – Finn & Will made you a note in the snow today. Hope it comes through 🙂 Maybe we can come visit you in California soon… It is way too cold in MN. xo
Olive!!!! I wanted to share a picture of us having Christmas dinner. Remember when we went down to the beach, had all that yummy food and I dragged you around on the floor. You are a cuckoo. ~Pace
We have always loved you and carry you in our hearts. I’ll be traveling this journey with you and Nick. He will keep me abreast and guide my participation. I’m also putting out healing energy to sweet Olive. Love, Phyllis Cohen
All of us are so proud of you! You are such a strong girl! You kick that cancer in the butt and show her who is boss!!!
We are thinking of all of you and look forward to seeing you once you are through this craziness. Lets look forward to camping together next summer in Tahoe!!!
We send big hugs of strength and love your way!
Love, Vanessa, Shannon, Petra and Bryce
hey ollie!! OMG i miss u soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!! If we are lucky we might be able to come see you in feburary! i miss u so much i cant explain! i need to go but just so u know even though i am on the other side of the country, i am here for you every waking minute! LOVE U SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH;)3>!! Biiii
Thinking of you today and had a thought…do you like Top 40 music like I do? A girl’s gotta have her fun dance tunes to get fired up, right?! Sometimes I listen to these types of songs before a big scary meeting…helps remind me that I can handle anything! I heard this particular Top 40 song on the radio today…do you know that YOU are a champion and YOU will ROAR!?! Go get ’em, Ollie!
Hi Olive and Quinn! I just finished raking a whole bunch of leaves in my yard, the next time I rake them in a few months maybe you could come up and jump in the piles with me!! That would be so much fun. xoxo
Hey Olive, here’s a picture of your dad being silly – he’s covered with children, I can’t even see him. Can you?
This is for you, Ollie. You are our sunshine!!!
Hi Ollie and Mr. Dimes and Mrs. Megan and hi Ms. Quinn,
I have a joke for you.
Where do the cows go on Friday night?
To the moooooooovies.
I love you and….
What do the bees ride to school?
The school buzzzzzzzzzzzz
One last one.
How do you get a Kleenex to dance?
You out a little boogie in it.
We love you guys!!!
Go get em’ Olive!
One of my favorite days!
We love you Olive!
We love you Ollie!!!! Stay strong my lovebug.
I hope you get feeling better Olive!