Angie and Brian O’Neill were married twelve years ago today. One month after the wedding, a tumor was found in Brian’s brain. Angie and Brian have two young sons, Gavin and Grant. Brian passed away on March 17, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Angie started her blog, KEEP BELIEVING, to keep friends and family updated about Brian’s health, but it is so much more than that. Through her candid writing about her family’s joys and struggles, Angie shares with all of us an incredible love, faith, humor, strength, and humanity.

Because Brian was diagnosed so shortly after they were married, Brian and Angie did not have life insurance. When we hear a story like this, we often think, “I wish there was something that I could do.” There is. A
memorial fund has been established for Gavin and Grant.


For Angie and Brian on their 12th anniversary:

I wrote your name in the sky,
but the wind blew it away.
I wrote your name in the sand,
but the waves washed it away.
I wrote your name in my heart,
and forever it will stay.

~Author Unknown

Edited to add: Here is a link to Angie’s anniversary letter to Brian. I encourage you to read it. I guarantee that you’ll be glad you did.

12 comments on “KEEP BELIEVING”

  1. Thank you for your Keep Believing post. It means so much to me that so many were able to do it, and from Angie’s post I think we did a good thing and that it really is helping her through a terribly difficult day. Her blog roll looks incredible! Heather

  2. It is on days like this that we can truly feel honored to be bloggers, and part of an incredible community.

    Thank you for your lovely post!

  3. she really is something. she just keeps believing long after the rest of us would have probably given up a hundred times over.

    you found the perfect passage for her.

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