When I got into the building to get my biopsy we went into the waiting room and stayed there watching Princess Sofia the first.

Then we were called in and a person got my vitals and took us to my room. Then a lot of people came in. One of them was a Child Life Specialist. She let me put some smelly stuff in my mask.

Then I went for a ride on my stretch bed. Then I got to breathe in the stuff when I got to my biopsy room. And then, before you could even blink I was in the wake up room. It was that fast! But, for mom and dad it probably took a lot longer.


  1. Joanna I am so proud of you, you are in Gods hands, Thank you for sharing your journey that you are on, I will be following you all the way.I have you on our prayer list at my church. Sending lots of love to you , mom and dad.

  2. Dear Joanna,
    Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I know it’s not easy going through these things. I was really scared when I got my brain tumor diagnosis. Your mom was one of the special friends who helped make it less scary. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m praying for you and sending you a big hug!

  3. Joanna, thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. Sharing everything you are experiencing helps us know how to pray for you better. Your are so brave and I know that God will comfort you and your parents and will use this difficult time to help you create an AMAZING testimony of his love.

  4. Wow.
    I always knew you were and are amazing, this blog just reinforces that knowledge. I talked to Grandpa Joe a couple days ago and he explained what he knew about your journey through โ€œThe Lumpโ€. My thoughts, heart and prayers are with you and your mom and dad as you move forward through this trying time. Thank you so much for sharing this process with us.
    Big virtual hugs to you my GREAT Niece.
    Uncle Charlie

  5. You are absolutely amazing and so so so brave, God has his hand all over you, he has a special purpose for your life and it looks like heโ€™s turning this mess into your message for others. My family and I will be praying for you along the way, be really cool to meet you one day. God bless you sweetie. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

  6. Joanna, I love that you are sharing your journey for us to follow along with you. You are one brave and strong girl! Keep shining your light so bright! We are praying for you!

  7. Joanna, you are a pretty amazing and tough kid, my friend. And a great writer! You have hundreds and maybe even thousands of people praying for you, cheering for you and love you. I had the honor of marrying your Mom and Dad. They are pretty amazing and tough, too. God loves you deeply, Joanna. Kim and I do too.

  8. Joanna,
    You are such a strong girl! We have been praying for you and your parents everyday. Allesia would like you to tell you that she hopes you get better soon and loves you.โค

  9. Joanna,
    We are praying every day for you! You are so brave :). We miss seeing you at church and look forward to seeing you again!
    You are so brave, keep smiling!!

  10. Hi Joanna!
    Well, friend, you are once again on an adventure! Thank you for sharing this list of updates. This will be interesting to be able to read your updates while you are getting cared for. Your friends are all cheering you on and praying for you. You sure are loved A LOT!

  11. Joanna,
    You are amazing! Thank you for sharing your story. Please know that your church family loves you and will be praying for you and your mom and dad. While Covid may keep us at a distance, please know we are there with you every step of the way. If there is anything you need, let us know!

  12. Hi Joanna,
    Your blog is so good! I love the directness of your writing style, and that you aren’t afraid to share what you’re going through.
    Love you and see you soon!

    1. Another big day and you crushed it ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸผJoanna!! I am so proud of you and love reading the descriptions of your experiences.

  13. Joanna, you are a bundle of energy and creativity and we love you! We will be your cheerleaders and prayer warriors. You still have so much to create and enjoy…and cookies to sell!

  14. Joann,
    You are so brave. I like that you are making your own posts about what is happening to you. It will be like having a diary. I have put you on our prayer vine at Little Flower. I will be praying for you as well. You are very strong and I know you’ve got this. God will be right along side of you along with your parents, your doctors and nurses, your extended family and friends. You have many wonderful people walking this journey with you. I love you!!! Aunt Peggy
    P.S. I hope you enjoy all the goodies that I sent for you to do!!! Hopefully they will be a great distraction from what you are going through if only for a little while!! Love you!!

  15. Joanna ~ I just read your blog entries and must say that I am so impressed that you are tracking your journey to get rid of “The Lump”. It will be a big help to others who are going through the same thing. You are an amazingly strong warrior! It sounds like you have an excellent team taking care of you, including Mom and Dad. You are in GOOD hands and you are in GOD’S hands! If you sit still for a moment and close your eyes you will feel all the virtual hugs and prayers for you from your many, many, many friends and family and even people you have never met. We are all out here cheering you on Joanna!

  16. Joanna, my sweet little friend whom I love so much! I am in awe of your bravery! You never cease to amaze me with how your spirit is so full of goodness! I am praying for you today, tomorrow and for the days to come. If there is one thing I am confident in – it is that God is with you and He loves you sooooooo much!! I will see you soon! ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  17. Joanna, you are so brave! I am praying for you and sending you love and hugs. I love your blog. Thank you for letting me read the updates.

  18. Joanna, know that God is holding on to you! He is in charge and He will be with you every step of this journey!!! Hugs from me to you, darlin!!!โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

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