Julia's mother, Janet, kept a journal from when we first learned of Julia's illness.  She documented Julia's journey and her wisdom.  Some of the entries are funny, some are heartbreaking, but all are important moments that will help you understand "Julia's Grace."

September 6, 2013

Julia had a difficult morning, her breathing was more labored and her cough continued. More medicine to make her comfortable.

As I snuggled beside her, I asked...

September 6, 2013

Julia has been sleeping most of the time; a combination of the pain meds and needing to conserve her energy for breathing. The doctors are changing her pain m...

September 2, 2013

Late at night when I can’t sleep, I still find the need to write. Originally, I started this blog to keep family and friends informed of Julia’s treatments, b...

August 30, 2013

So much has happened in such a short time. I sit here watching Julia sleep and try to find a way to express everything that has taken place in the last few da...

August 26, 2013

We picked Julia up from Ronald McDonald Camp last Saturday. What a wonderful time she had! When we arrived, all the kids were in the dining hall. Words can’t...

August 15, 2013

On Sunday, Julia left for a week at Ronald McDonald Camp. As hard as it was to let her go and not see her for five days, we knew how much Julia wanted to go b...

August 11, 2013

Julia started chemo on the evening of July 31 for the usual 5 day course – 5 pills a night along with her Zofran and Ativan. She had a scheduled clinic appoin...

August 1, 2013

On Saturday, Julia ran up the steps and we noticed that she was out of breath. This wasn’t something that we had noticed for some time and we know we need to...

July 28, 2013

Julia had a clinic visit this Monday. Her counts were good and it appears that everything is stable. Listening to her lungs, there doesn’t seem to be any chan...

July 13, 2013

Julia had a clinic appointment on Monday. Everything appears to be stable and she started the second round of Temodar that evening. She will have five nights...

July 1, 2013

It has been an exciting week for Julia. As many know, her favorite musical is Wicked. After seeing it last February, she has been in love with the story and t...

June 15, 2013

Julia completed her radiation on Tuesday and got to ring the bell for a third time with Dexter (her favorite radiation tech) and Ally (from Child Life) cheeri...

June 10, 2013

It has been a busy week with Julia having her daily radiation visits along with trying to fit in some time to just be a kid. The radiation has improved Julia’...

June 1, 2013

During these last few days, I have looked for glimpses of hope. My dreams for Julia, my precious gift, have gone from thinking of years of future birthdays, g...

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Julia wished to tell her story in her own words…

My name is Julia Grace Eveland. I am now eight years old. I have two older brothers, John and James, who I adore. I live in Royersford, PA with my Mom and Dad, James, and my Pop Pop (my brother John moved to KY for work after he graduated from college).

I will be in third grade at Brooke Elementary this year. I love to play with all of my friends there. I love to sing – especially songs from the musical Wicked. I love swimming and arts & crafts.

I was diagnosed at 5 years old with a Wilm’s tumor (stage 3) on December 2, 2009. I had chemo, surgery, and radiation treatments and had my port removed on June 22, 2010.

On July 11, 2011, during one of my routine scans, they found a large mass in my right chest cavity. It was confimed that the Wilm’s has come back. My treatment with this relapse included chemo and 30 days of radiation.

I had another relapse in September 2012, when the doctors found two small tumors in each of my lungs. This time I am having surgery to remove the tumors followed by radiation.

On February 27, 2013, doctors found a large mass in my right lung during a CT-scan. I started on a new chemotherapy regime to shrink the tumor. During preparation for a stem-cell transplant, the tumor came back. The doctors don’t know what to do now as there is not a standard protocol for treatment.


I will be cured and your thoughts and prayers will help me during this difficult challenge.

Julia was taken from us far too early in September 2013.

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