Delaney Brown / Team Laney

For: Delaney Brown
Organizer: Susan Berube
Delaney Brown / Team Laney (Delaney Brown)
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Thank you very much for all of your love and support through this horrible ordeal our family has gone through. The outpouring of kindness and giving has overwhelmed us. The family will no longer be accepting donations form this site. If you would like to donate to help other children who are suffering with this awful disease you can do so by going to

Delaney Brown passed away Christmas Day 2013. Laney was laid to rest on 12/30/2013. 
Delaney was diagnosed May 2013 with AML Leukemia. Below is Jennifer Capone/ Brown's entries as Delaney fought bravely to fight this terrible disease.

December 30 2013
Yesterday was a Laney's public viewing. It was filled with tons of loving people sharing stories of hope and inspiration that Laney had brought them. Her pictures flashed on multiply screens so that no matter where you were you had those bi...g blue eyes gazing at you. Today was Laney's private funeral services. All our closest family and friends gathered together to celebrate Laney's life. It was a beautiful service filled with tears and laughter. We then took Laney to her final resting place on this earth. We thanked God for putting her into our lives then said "see you later". We dropped a bed of pink roses atop her casket as tears steamed down our faces. It was so hard to leave that cemetery knowing that tomorrow would feel so empty and alone. We left and had a meal with our family then decided to go back to check on her. Just the four of us were there at her gravesite. We prayed together one last time before getting in the car. Since Laney passed I have asked her everyday to give me a sign that she's with me. I asked for her to come in my dreams or let me find a note that she had written to me that never got delivered till this moment but I have received nothing like that. As we were ready to leave the cemetery Jacob pointed to the sky and said "look at that cloud". As we all looked up, there it was. It was our sign. In the clouds over her gravesite was alligator. I rushed to take a picture before it dissolved away.  Little things like that will continue to show me that she's okay. I imagine tomorrow will be hard as well. Tomorrow will be the first day we wake up and don't have a task to do or a ceremony to plan. It will fill empty just like my heart does right now. Please continue to pray for strength for myself and my family.See More

December 25, 2013
I want to Thank everyone for you generosity, love and support. Delaney Brown has passed away this Christmas morning. We are all deeply saddened. I have copied the latest post from Delaney's Mother. Jen Capone/Brown.

*** Laney Update ***
My heart breaks right now. Our little angel on earth earned her pink glittery angel wings in heaven. She took her last breath at home in her bed at 3:10 surrounded by all her family and friends. I miss her so much already.

On May 27, 2013 Delaney Brown was diagnosed with high risk AML Leukemia. She has been fighting this deadly disease for 7 months. This battle included multiple rounds of chemo and a stem cell transplant. She just turned 8 years old. Her birthday is 12/20/2013. On December 17th 2013 Her family was given the devastating news. The following post was made to her Facebook informational page.

“Today we were told the worst news of our lives. Laney has 70% cancer cells in her blood. If they would treat the cancer the virus that she has would kill her. And if they treat the virus the cancer will kill her.
They gave her a couple days to a couple weeks to live.
My heart is breaking. I sit here looking at her face trying to remember every contour of it, I breath deeply ...against her skin trying to always remember her smell. Every time she speaks I try to listen for the different way she says certain words so that I never forget. I keep putting my lips against her warm skin because I never want to forget how that feels. I'm devastated and I'm hoping that I will wake up from this nightmare.
We told Laney and she said she wanted to be the one to tell Kylee and Jacob. She told Jacob that when she's gone he is to be a good big brother to Kylee. And she thanked Kylee for being a great sister and her best friend. They all cried in each other's arms. I have never felt this type of pain in my life.
We will be taking her home on hospice tomorrow and will be trying to let her have as much fun as she can handle. We will watch her blow out her eighth birthday candles knowing that she won't have a ninth. We will also ask Santa to come early this year because Laney has been such a good girl. Please pray for Laney and our family. Please pray for a miracle. We will be spending every second with her till God decides he needs another beautiful angel up in heaven.”

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 15, 2014

Posted on January 15, 2014

January 15 2014
*** Laney Update ***
Copied post from Delaney's Mom
These past two days I have been trying to focus on Jacob and Kylee. This last year has been hard on them as well. They are back in school and are doing well. We started to get back into the swing of all their extracurricular activities that
have gotten wiped from our calendars since Laney was diagnosed. 
I have been trying to keep my mind busy because every time my mind wanders it wanders right to Laney and I get sad. I have been trying to pray for strength especially for Jacob and Kylee. I'm still really angry at God right now but hope he hears my prayers anyway. 
I also have been doing some research. One thing that I did not do after Laney was diagnosed was goggle the statistics of her disease because I felt like if I did then I won't have hope. I searched for how much of our federal money goes into pediatric cancer research. I came up with an amount of 58 million. That seems like a lot of money till you realize the total budget for cancer research from our government is over 9 billion dollars. That means for every dollar given to cancer research, they cut a penny in half an give that to our kids. It that insane or is it just me!! Now my numbers may not me 100% accurate because I'm not the best when it comes to finding things on the web. So I was going to ask if you all could find me some numbers of your own as to how much funding pediatric cancer gets? Since Team Laney reaches far beyond our nations borders into many different countries, I was wondering what other countries provide to their sick kids?
Then I decided to look and see what research studies used that 58 million. I was specifically looking for Laney's rare disease of AML with monosomy 7. I could not find one study in the past year done on her disease! That's not failing, that's not even trying to find a cure. So I want to ask if you search her disease can you find any done? Even in other countries? 
That is so disheartening. Children don't do anything to their bodies to deserve cancer and we are giving them pennies to fight it. Just sad 
I think Laney was deserving of at least one research study in a years time even if it's rare.
Missing her beautiful smile....

Posted on January 9, 2014

Posted on January 9, 2014

January 9 2014
*** Laney Update ***
Copied post from Delaney's Mom
It has been two weeks since you left us and I still don't believe it's true. I keep feeling like you are playing one of your pranks on me. I feel like your just playing hide and seek and that I just can't find you even thou I search for you
for hours. I'm not going to lie I feel broken and my faith shaken. The only solace I have is hearing your voice that I recorded the week before you left. I haven't dreamt about you but that doesn't stop me from begging God to give me that gift every night before I close my eyes. Time hasn't made it easier, my heart just grows emptier with the days. I look at your smiling face in pictures and wish I could just touch it one last time. I miss you so badly Laney :'-( 
Love ya, Love ya, Mom

Posted on January 2, 2014

Posted on January 2, 2014

January 2 2014
*** Laney Update ***
Copied post from Delaney's Mom
Grief is horrible thing. Every morning when I open my eyes I have to come to the realization that she is no longer here. Throughout the day I go through every emotion of the grieving cycle, anger, sadness, etc.... By the time I lay my head down I'm emotionally drained an yet I know when my eyes open the next day, I have the exact same mental anguish to go through again. 

Today I will be venturing out to look for a headstone for her. Making her death even more of a reality. I remember when her and I would go shopping for shoes and cute outfits and how happy we were doing that. Now the very last thing I have to buy you is a stone. My last gift to you will be a pretty as you were. Wonder if they come in pink??
Missing you always!!!

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