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Book 1.0

Today marks three months since Jared passed away; words seem inadequate to describe how much we miss him and the love, laughter, wisdom and perspective he brought to our lives.

Elise will turn one on January 17th, just over a week away. She is an absolute joy, smiley, chatty, into everything, cruising the furniture and looking like she will walk any day; Jared would be so proud of her! She brings immeasurable light to every day and we are so thankful for the gift that she is, and the fact that Jared was able to enjoy her first few months.

We promised updates regarding the book that tells Jared’s story, as told to David Williams through a series of interviews in the final weeks of his life. We are thrilled to announce that the book has been accepted by a major international publisher and will most likely be published in October this year, which will mark the one year anniversary of Jared’s death. It will be a frank and powerful account of his extraordinary life, a rare insight into the thoughts, conflicts and dreams of a young person wrestling terminal cancer and a beautiful legacy for Elise to read one day. Jared always hoped that his story would be captured in a book and we are excited and incredibly grateful that this one last dream is becoming a reality.

We will keep you up to date with developments regarding the book.

Hannah, Elise and family.


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  1. January 8, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you Hannah for allowing us to walk this difficult journey with you. What a beautiful daughter you have. Happy 1st Birthday, Elise for the 17th. I pray you continue to know the peace that only God can give and may he hold you both forever in his loving arms.

  2. Catrina Bregmen
    January 8, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you for the update Hannah. Elise is just beautiful & I pray she helps heal your heart each & everyday…
    I lost another friend to terminal cancer 3 weeks ago. It feels like an eternity already so I can’t image 3 months…
    I hope you & yours had an amazing first Christmas with Elise, at the same time the first without Jared.
    May this year bring blessings to you & I will await news that Jared’s book is available for purchase.
    Much love Catrina ❤️

  3. Tracey Bradley
    January 8, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful news, Jared was such an inspirational man and has left behind an amazing legacy that must be shared. So thrilled to read that his last dream has been fulfilled

  4. Anthea
    January 8, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you for the update, Hannah. I think of you and Elise often and pray that God continues to provide you with the strength you need to get through this difficult time. x

  5. Theresa
    January 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Wonderful news an international publisher!!! Praise the Lord! Have had you all in my prayers thoughts & more Hannah & Elise & Jared’s family – What a stunning photo of you Both. Blessings for each day especially 17 Jan.

  6. Gary
    January 8, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Great news. Thanks for the update. Elise looks beautiful.

  7. Patricia McDonald
    January 8, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    This is great news – a timely encouragement for you, Hannah, with Elise’s birthday not far off. What a lovely photograph! Pxx

  8. Janice Roseingrave
    January 8, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you Elise for keeping us up to date. Wonderful news regarding the book. My thoughts are with you and your family as you continue to get through each day. A lovely photo to mark Elise’s up and coming first birthday. Jared would be very proud of you both.

  9. Maree
    January 9, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Dear Hannah and Elise,

    Thank you for this update! Have been thinking of you and your family especially during the past few months, you have been prayed for every day. May God continue to be your strength and give you courage, comfort and guidance. This is awesome news about the book and to have the interest of an international publisher is a wonderful blessing!! So many more people will be touched by Jared’s life and his ministry continues which is a fantastic legacy 🙂 Happy Birthday to Elise for the 17th Jan – have it already marked in my diary! Love and blessings to you both and also to the rest of your family too. Hugs +++ Maree xx

  10. Dyana Parore-Connell
    January 10, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you for the update Hannah. Happy 1st Birthday to Elise on the 17th. My thoughts are with you and your families. Hugs.xx Take care.

  11. Leza Hooper
    January 13, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Thank you Hannah for the up date and the lovely photo of you and Elise. You are in my thoughts.

  12. Wilma
    January 14, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Thanks so much for the update. I am definitely keen to purchase the book when it is ready.
    Happy Birthday to Elise – she looks like a lovely wee girl and I’ll bet Jared would be so proud of her (and you).
    My thoughts are with you and your families often.

  13. Dee
    March 10, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Hannah. What a surprise, even though I’m late to the ball as always, to see you’ve updated the blog. Belated happy birthday to Elise and I’m sure she’s walking and getting into everything that a toddler on the move can get into. 🙂 Thank you for the lovely photo of the two of you too. As you can see I have been thinking of you and wondering when the book was going to be coming out. Great that it will be scheduled to hit the bookshelves around Jared’s first anniversary. Take care and know that we on this blog think of you often. Dee xx

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