Thursday, November 10, 2011

We Serve a BIG GOD!


The goal for the CIA Benefit Golf Tournament was to raise $5000 for Christian's much needed Intensive Physical Therapy treatment in February, but the Lord had bigger plans.

The grand total that was raised for Christian Daniel was.....


All proceeds will be paid through Kingdom Heart Ministries, Inc., through the selfless generosity of Bob & Teresa Nix, directly to the therapy clinics and medical entities that have provided or will provide Christian's past, present, and future treatments. 

We could not have ordered better weather, and the tournament itself was a great day.  104 Golfers played, 15 volunteers joined forces, and the family was blessed beyond measure.

Thank you to all the Volunteers that gave their time, to the Sponsors that donated funds and/or goods, Players who attended, played, and stayed for fellowship afterwards.  The Silent Auction was an enormous contributor to the funds raised, and we humbly thank those who donated items and those who purchased! 

The Lord meets our needs, and multiplied them into a blessing of more than we could have ever hoped far!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Benefit Golf Tournament Update!

Teams are forming, Volunteers are committing, and Sponsors are signing up! 

So far, we have 30 committed players!  God is Good!  Remember, registration and fee is due on or before October 1st.  Sign up early to make sure you have a spot!

We have confirmed a Sports Memorabilia consignor for the silent auction, as well as local donors of children's custom clothing, delicious treats, photography sessions, and lots of other goodies!

A grab & go breakfast and a BBQ lunch will be provided to all players and volunteers - any guests may join us for lunch at $10/person.

If you or your business is interested in Sponsoring a hole on the course, or one of the many prizes, get in contact with Tara Beasley at

Thanks to The Abiding Place Retreat Center for co-hosting the outing  - Bob & Teresa Nix.  Because of their support, all sponsorship contributions are tax deductible!

Also, check out the new t-shirt design - we will have some available at the tournament and are now open for pre-orders at $10 to anyone interested. 

Thank you for your continued prayers and support for C and his family!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Pictures of the Handsome Man!

Unexpected outcomes and a Call for prayer

This week, C has had two tests scheduled.  The first one - a Swallow Test - was conducted yesterday.

With a Speech Pathologist, Radiologist, and Technician observing, it was determined that C is aspirating when taking in food or liquid that is thinner than the consistency of honey.  One physician strongly suggested that C be put under to receive a feeding tube, and he would have undergone the procedure last night, but Dr. Lotze was not available to write the orders. 

Aspiration has been a very real and major concern since the TM diagnosis in April.  Due to C's weakened chest muscles, he is not able to productively cough out irritants from his lungs as needed, which makes him more susceptible to pneumonia. 

By the grace of God, C has remained healthy and we will continue to pray for his health, healing, and recovery of muscle activity.

Jack & Danielle are waiting on a call from C's lead Physician to see if they will travel back to Texas Children's Hospital today to undergo the feeding tube procedure.

A feeding tube would make daily life for C and for the family even more difficult, and the family is shocked that this may be a necessary procedure.

While observing C, the Speech Pathologist suspected that one of C's vocal cords may be paralyzed.  A referral was given to Danielle to visit an ENT for a scope to see what is going on.

The second test is schedule for Friday - an MRI on his spinal cord.  This MRI will show any progression or regression to his TM.  Please pray that the hours of therapy and rounds of steroids have strengthened C and have paved a way to his rehabilitation. 

- Please pray for C's lungs - that they remain clear and irritant free.
- For his chest muscles - that he be strengthened and that his ability to productively cough will strengthen
- For the MRI on Friday to show significant signs of improvement
- For Jack, Danielle, & the girls to adapt, if necessary, to any changes that may be necessary
- For rest, peace, faith, hope, and perserverance for the entire family

Thank you for your support, love, and prayers!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Benefit Golf Tournament scheduled for October 31st!

Legacy Photography & Abiding Place Ministries proudly announce

Christian's Influence Alliance (CIA) Benefit Golf Tournament
October 31st, 2011
Shot Gun start at 9:00am
Walden on Lake Houston, Humble, TX

Christian's journey has undoubtedly touched many lives, and has left a lasting impression on all of our hearts.  We are planning this Golf Tournament to bind together all who have been influenced by Christian's smile, touched by his journey, inspired by his perseverance, and prayed for his recovery with a common goal of assisting the Smith family to meet Christian's medical needs.
Flyers, Registration, and Sponsorship forms can be found at:

We are looking for Golfers, Sponsors, Silent Auction donations, and volunteers on tournament day!

If you are interested in playing, or would like to help, please contact Tara at 832-233-3222 or via email at

Please share this information with your community, co-workers, friends, & family!

Thank you so much!

Tara Beasley
Legacy Photography

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Quick Update

Doctors are moving forward treating Christian as having recurrent transverse myelitis.  Today he was to have further testing to search for any underlying causes for the flare ups.  They hope to be heading home tomorrow.  Christian will go home on a steroid treatment.

The good news to come from all of this is  a plan for any future flare ups.  In the future, Christian will have access to outpatient iv steroid treatment. 

Danielle will update with more detail when she is home.  Please continue to pray for Christian and his family. 

Pray for Christian Daniel: TUESDAYS in JULY! Chili's in Humble, TX gets on board!

Pray for Christian Daniel: TUESDAYS in JULY! Chili's in Humble, TX gets on board!: "TUESDAYS in JULY! Chili's in Humble, TX gets on board!
~ UPDATE from Tara ~

Great News for Christian!

Chili's in Humble, TX has joined the cause to help raise funds for Christian's recovery!

Every Tuesday in July - from open to close - for every person who brings in the flyer (see link below), Chili's will donate 10% of all sales to Christian's benefit ! Praise the Lord!

Who doesn't love Chilis? Please download the file below, print & email them out, and lets pack out Humble Chili's every Tuesday in July!

The participating Chili's is located on the corner of HWY 59 & FM 1960, across from Deerbrook Mall.

Come hungry!"