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My sweet bubbly baby boy, you are my joy and inspiration, I love you Mom:)

Keri Eisenbeis

Justin - You are an inspiration to everyone at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. Can't wait for our big trip July!

Juanita Green

Justin, we look forward to each new milestone as you continue to progress.

Hugs and Kisses,


Justin I dedicate the song to you (Smile) by Kirk Franklin.

I smile, even though I’m hurt see I smile,
I know God is working so I smile,
Even though I’ve been here for a while
I smile, smile..
it’s so hard to look up when you look down.
Sure would hate to see you give up now.
You look so much better when you smile.
so smile.

I just want you to be happy..
I want you to have joy ’cause can’t nobody
take that away from you.
I see you.. SMILE!!

Willie m. van Horn

Justin, you are such a joy to be around, I am so happy you are getting stronger everyday. I love very much.

Sandra Sanders-Wilson

Justin, you are another confirmation of God's awesome power. Such strength in your small body is truly amazing. I'm so proud of you. You'll continue to be in my prayers.

I love you,
Auntie Sandra

Cindy Modrell

Justin, I love your big smile-you are such a cutie!! I am a friend of your Grandma's and I know she is so proud of you-I have never met you, just heard about you, but I am proud of you too for all of your hard work.


Just think the best is yet to come. He is truly your Miracle Child. God is still working things out! He has gotten so big and looks great! Love ALicia!

Kesha Davis

You are truly an inspiration and a manifestation of God's awesome power! I'm looking forward to being with you in Washington DC as Mommy tells your story. Keep letting your light shine!

Love you!
Auntie Kesha, Uncle Reggie, Christian & Camille

Eniss Mcallister


You are an amazing boy and i know you will
have much success...love from your
grandma*s friend Eniss

Kim Garrick-Brown

Justin, You are truly a gift from God showing each of us what love and patience can produce. I pray for your continued success and blessings for you and your loving and dedicated parents(family & friends). Sincerely Kim, Michael, Myles, Na'im and Ayanna Brown

Deborah McIntosh


You are a blessing and an inspiration to everyone. God bless you, your mom and dad.


Willie & LaKeesha Hines

Awesome!! OMG, I can relate to Justin's story on sooooo many levels. Thank God for his health and continue to trust Him for Justing continuous healing.

Enjoy the trip, we went last year. It will be a lot of work but certainly lots of fun! The best thing of all will be the gratification you feel from knowing that it's for a worthy cause.

God bless you,

Willie & LaKeesha Hines

Wilma Walker

The prayers of the righteous availeth much. Praise God from whom all blessings flow for this sweet little Angel. Justin is a bright light in the lives of everyone he has touched. We are all better because of this sweet baby boy with the "big smile, and those beautiful bright eyes." When I look at you I see God at work in all of His awesome glory, and I am reminded that all we need is faith the size of a mustard seed. You are going to be out running mom and dad real soon. We love you Justin. Aunt Cookee.

Carmen Arenas

T, you have such a beautiful little man here. I will lift you and your family in prayer. Continued strength!


Carmen Arenas

crissy james

hey tawn unn are bless to hve a son in ur life it t ook u alng time too hve one nw u got one and god is gne see u and justin threw i pray for u and ur family and hpe thngs get better for u and justin im glad hes okay and doin well and hope he hve a lng road ahead of him god will see him threw and some day mke u proud of him i love you tawn may god bless u and ur family !

The Walkers

Thanks for the beauty of your smile. You are truly a miracle child and every time I see you or think of you, I am reminded of God's grace. Love the picture!
See you in the Movies :)
Your cousin from the ATL.....
Stacy, Kim, and Korey Walker

Mary Kirton

Hi tawn hope you and justin have a wonderful trip. I love his big beautiful smile. keep your head up you know you and your family stay in my prayer.

love ericka

jeanette dixon


You are truly a little miracle,a supernatural work of God.Keep up the good


Angela Archer

Dear Justin, you are such a beautiful little boy, with amazing eyes and smile. Bill and I are next door neighbors to your Gramma and Grampa, Juanita and Bernie. We met you a couple of years ago, and are so pleased with your progress. Keep up the good work and know that you are so loved and blessed by God and all your family and friends. Best wishes, Tawn, and all the family on your trip to Washington to further the cause of special health care.

Love, Angela and Bill Archer

K. Brown

Hi Tawn,

This is K. Brown, a friend of your mother and father. I met you at your sister's bridal shower and still recall your sweet spirit. Justin remains in my prayers along with you and your family. I'm in awe at his beautiful picture. He's such a big boy, and his bright smile is priceless. It speaks of God's love, His grace and His mercy. Stay encouraged! Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.(Eph 6:10) For I am convinced that He Who began this good work in Justin, shall continue until the day of Jesus Christ.(Phil. 1:6 w/emphasis)
Love, Peace, & Blessings,
K. Brown

Justin Beland

Hi Justin,

You've got a great name! Can't wait to meet you here in D.C.!

Justin, National Association of Children's Hospitals

Sandra Gistarb

Justin you are what we call a miracle. We will continue to pray for your complete healing. Looking forward to seeing you the next time you and your family visit your Grandparents. May you and your family remain encouraged and blessed.

Minnie Wooten

Justin, you are an amazing little boy and I am so proud of you and your progress. You are, indeed, a beautiful miracle and will always be in my prayers. Many thanks also to St.Joseph Children Hospital for the great things it has and is doing to make your life a great one. I hope to meet you soon. You are such an inspiration.

Danny & Myah Mosley

We feel very honored to have had a chance to read your story. Keep your faith and we pray traveling grace on you and your family as you venture to the nation's capital. We know that you will have an awesome time.

Danny & Myah

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