Joanna McAfee lived in Tampa, FL and Warner Robins, GA with her parents Jeff & Misty McAfee and older brother, Paul. She was 3 1/2 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage IV Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of pediatric cancer. She spent half of her life undergoing one excruciating cancer treatment after another without complaint, while deeply touching many lives with her sweet spirit, amazing determination and childlike faith. On December 22, 2005, our sweet Joanna took her last breath and left this Earth and her suffering behind. What a beautiful, wonderful child our world was blessed with for six years!
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Though the updates have become very infrequent, we occasionally update Joanna’s Caringbridge site which contains journal entries kept during her courageous fight, guest book entries from many special people, and more pictures. We will forever love talking and writing about Joanna. She could be such a little entertaining character one moment, then a mature precious child, wise beyond her years, the next. She was one of the best parts of our lives and forever will be.
Your prayers are very much appreciated, as we try to smile & continue through our days as we promised Joanna we would. We have found that few things help us more than being together and pouring our hearts into this foundation. We are sincerely grateful for your support.