Meet Our Moms

The magnificent women we’ve been privileged to bless, who have touched us and countless more along the way.

Liz Bates

Liz is a 36 year old wife and mother. She has been married to Evan for 10 years and has a beautiful 4 year old son, Will. She received her PhD in 2010 and moved to Waco to pursue her professional dream as college faculty at Baylor University. Liz was in the seventh...

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Tanya Norris

Tanya is originally from San Angelo, Texas. Tanya and Brian have a daughter named Paige. She is in fourth grade this year. Last year, Tanya was diagnosed with glioblastoma. She had surgery to remove the tumor and treatment following that. Recently, she found out that...

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Avery Harrison

Avery (at age 38) was originally diagnosed with stage IV HER2+ breast cancer in Jan. 2014. Things were going well and there was no evidence of this disease until this March 2016 (at age 40) when she was diagnosed with brain metastasis. The news was devastating and...

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Kelly Hayes

Kelly is 34 years old and a dedicated wife and mother of 3 & 6 year old girls. She is originally from Oklahoma but her husband’s job took them to Wisconsin in 2014. She was a long way from her family when she received a diagnosis of Stage 4 adrenal cancer in...

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Heather Gladbach

Heather and Tom have two beautiful children, Vincent (12) and Caroline (7). Heather hasn’t worked for 3 years and is on disability, and Tom is a Chef and consultant. Heather has had Stage IV breast cancer for 5 1/2 years with brain mets, starting at age 37....

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Isabel Minaya

Isabel is 34 years old and has 4 children.  She has a 15 year old son, a 9 year old son, a 3 year old son, and a 1 year old daughter. Isabel is very close with her family and she remains strong, brave and optimistic even with a few months to live. Isabel was diagnosed...

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