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Testimonials

Dear Candlelighters, Thank you all for such a great time at the family picnic. The children had such a wonderful time. It was the first time in a long time that Brandon had contact with other children to interact and his enthusiasm was over whelming. It was especially special for me to be informed from the other parents and meet those that have been through and have overcome this dreaded disease. I am humbly grateful to all of you who worked so hard to make this picnic a memorable event for all. God Bless you ~ Fran & Brandon


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for taking care of our family...not only Sara through our journey. Your organization is amazing. We felt welcomed with open arms in the beginning and feel like we are apart of a very unique family. Your generosity and attention to detail for any occasions is remarkable. We were told at the start of Sara's journey we would be exposed to many unique privileges because of it and Candlelighters is truly one of those. Thank you never seems enough... ~ Dan, Sue, Dani, and Sara


Dear Candlelighters, We are all so very thankful for your kindness and generosity! There have been many months this year that we have struggled to make ends meet. You're all been there for us time and time again. Thank you all this Thanksgiving! ~ David & Amy


Dear Candlelighters, Marissa and I want to thank you very much for your gift card. I've appreciate all the help you so generously give. Thank you- Dee Coburn


Dear Candlelighters, Please know how grateful we are and that we will never forget how you helped us during the most frighting times in our live to date. God bless you and everyone else at Candlelighters! Lenny Grasso and family


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for all your love, kindness and dedication to our family...and all the families in Brevard. The Christmas party was magical! My girls are still talking about it...telling their grandparents about the face painting, the hilarious show, the food, presents, raffle and of course Santa & Mrs. Claus. We had a wonderful time and will treasure these memories forever! Love- Dan, Sue, Dani, and Sara


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for the fantastic Christmas Party! We had a really great time as a family and it does our hearts so much good to see other families and so many wonderful volunteers. The gifts Candlelighters give us all year long remind us that we are not alone on this journey. We find that the help comes every month just as we discover we need it! With love- The Gerts Family


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for everything you have done for our family this year. We couldn't have don it without you! Love- Val, Jayme, Princeton, & Ocean


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for all that you do for all families. Our family is blessed to have you, Adis, and Carrie on our side. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors as well. Happy New Year! Love- Craig, Marlo, Tyler, Cody, & Austin.


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for all you have done for us this year. You are an amazing group of people. You help in ways we didn't realize we would need. Love- Anthony, Christine, Jocelyn and Keira


Dear Candlelighters, In this world there is much suffering, but it can be overcome when another is willing to shoulder a burden that is not his and to make it his own. Words cannot begin to express the impact your prayers, generosity and support has had on me and my family during my battle with cancer. Because of you our load is lighter and our days are brighter. You are a blessing and we thank you very much. ~Val, Jayme, Princeton, and Ocean


Dear Candlelighters, We wanted to thank you so much for everything you all do for families. Our family has been so blessed by you all. Thank you so much for the fun day at SeaWorld, and the relaxing weekend beach retreat. We were able to reconnect as a family and make cherished memories we will treasure forever! Words do not adequately express the gratitude and love we feel for Candlelighters, but we pray these words will give a glimpse into our hearts how much we appreciate all that you do! ~ The Walter family


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for everything you all do. You all have been such a huge blessing to our whole family. We are so excited to be a part of such a wonderful organization. We look forward to following your example and volunteering, and helping other families. God bless you~ Andrew, Lisa, Drew, and Noah


Dear Candlelighters, I really want to thank you so much for all that you do for us! You do so much, we really appreciate it! We feel really blessed! We love you ~ Yvonne and family


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you because you do so much for all the families whose children are suffering. I am so happy to know you guys. Thank you for your kindness. Christmas morning was fun and exciting for the children, even Gabby danced from her bed! Love ~ Carolyn, Gabby, Melissa and Greg


Dear Candlelighters, Debbie, Niki, and I cannot thank you enough for your amazing help through these 8 years with Matthew. Your financial and emotional help has been the best. Matthew always looked forward to the Christmas Party and activities through out the year. On some occasions he was not well enough to enjoy everything, but he still had great memories. Thank you ever so much also for the "Angel Fund" check. You are the best!


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for the card and birthday gift. Thank you too for everything you do for kids with cancer. Blessings ~ Andrew


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for all that you do for Brevard families battling cancer. Much love and many prayers, ~ The Melnyk Family


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for the birthday card and gift. It was so thoughtful of you all to remember me. ~ Your friend, Drew


To our dear friends at Candlelighters, Well it's funny! We said last year it was the BEST Christmas Party yet but some how you all outdid yourselves once again! The love from the volunteers was felt as soon as we walked in the door. The thought and heart that went into the entire event was seen. Thank you to the sponsors for all the amazing goodies provided! The look on the children's faces when Santa and Mrs. Claus pulled up was priceless! We love you all! ~ Chris, Colleen, Lauren, and Joel


Dear Candlellighters, We can't thank you enough for the wonderful Christmas Party. We had a blast and loved hearing the laughter of the kids. Thank you for all that you do!!! ~ Love, The Marlo & family


Dear Candlelighters, On August 3, 2010, my grandson, Scottie was diagnosed with cancer. It was a very difficult year for Scottie and our family. Our family has been "super blessed" to have found Candlelighters of Brevard. Financially I don't know how we would have made it through the year without your help. You never said no. The functions we have attended have been so much fun especially the Christmas party. It is wonderful to see the children having fun and looking like they don't have a care in the world. Scottie is on maintenance now and things are getting back to normal. Thank you for all your hard work, generosity, support and caring. Always grateful~ Carol


Dear Candlelighters, Praise God for Candlelighters! Kyle has is last Chemo treatment tomorrow and we are forever grateful for you and your Sponsors! You have enabled us to get through this difficult time with so much Love and support! Ginomous hugs out to everyone for their Blessings upon us! God Bless you guys! XOXO, Cari and family


Dear Candlelighters, Randy is now a 5 year survivor!!! Funny, though-when we talk about the chemo days, it is often with fondness. We met so many wonderful people through Candlelighters, and had so many fun adventures at theme parks, etc. Randy barely remembers the bad stuff!!! Thanks guys, for helping to save my son in a way that doctors couldn't! Blessings, Helen and family


Dear Candlelighters, Carrie, I think of you all the time. I will never forget what Candlelighters did for my sweet Dawn and our family during Dawn having cancer. The love, care and prayers we received will never be forgotten. The money helped us through a lot of hard times, there were days we didn't know what we were going to do, and the money showed up. Thank you! All of the fun trips we took as a family with Candlelighters were special times for a while as it took our minds off of the hurt we were going through. We met a lot of sweet families and we will always love Candlelighters. Thank you for all the help you give the kids and their families. Candlelighters will always be in our hearts. Love and God Bless ~ The Brinkle family.


Dear Candlelighters, The Steigerwald's family wanted to say "Thank You" for the Christmas gifts and raffle baskets. This time of year many often often its' more than the tangible things we receive, but the joy of being with each other. It was such a joy being able to meet new people while visiting old friends as well. We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May each of you be bless abundantly during the holidays. Since the party, the boys have been chasing each other with the nerf gun, inviting friends to camp out in the tent, and building legos. Each time we play with these items we will think of you for the love you shared with us. Love ~ Logan, Tristan, "buddy" Seddy, and Vicky


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for all you have done for us. Thank you for helping us. Thank you for the Christmas party. Thank you for the kids gifts. God bless you all, and once again THANK YOU! ~ Sagastume family


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for the "Better Homes and Gardens" cookbook. I love to cook and bake and I love to learn about the art of cooking. This gift will help me mature in my cooking desires. The Christmas party was fun and magical. Thank you! ~ Anita


Dear Candlelighters, Thanks for all that you do for the kids and families fighting this battle. Love much, Marlowe


Dear Candlelighters, We want to write this letter in regards to the blessings you have brought us, especially while going through these difficult times. You are truly a blessing. We thank you so much for the check and gas cards which by the way were very helpful for our trips we take very other week and sometimes every week. Words can't describe the gratitude we feel by you doing what you do. We thank the lord for putting you and this wonderful organization in our path. We appreciate you, & we thank you from the bottom of our hearts... Emilio, Alexandra, Suhail, & William


Dear Candlelighters, I can't express how thankful we are for all you've done. Your all very special to us and were glad your in our corner. Thanks for the tires too! We made it to St. Pete safely. Thanks- Donna & Joshua


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for the birthday gift card for Itunes. I just purchased an Iphone and I can't wait to buy some songs. ~Kolby


Dear Candlelighters, Angelica received the gift card from Candlelighters yesterday and was delighted. It was her first birthday card and present this year. Just wanted to say thank you to your entire staff, you are all unbelievably giving and kind-hearted. I just wanted to let you know how much we APPRECIATE all that you do and have done in the past for our family. Thank you so much!!! Love and blessing to you all- Michele


Dear Candlelighters, Thanks again for all you do, and thank you so much for my daughters birthday card and gift. You made her day extra special. Thanks again- Donna


Dear Candlelighters, Thanks for the itunes gift card! I can't wait to put some more songs on my ipod! Thanks- Kyle


Dear Candlelighters, You have helped our family so much. Always there with a kind word or to help with our expenses during Tom's journey. You are paying for our stay here at the Ronald McDonald House in Jacksonville during his Proton Therapy. If ever I need anything I know you will always be there. We couldn't do this without Candlelighters of Brevard. Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough. Thank you- Tracy & Tom


Dear Candlelighters, We would like to thank you very much for all you've done and do for us and families in need. You all do make the world a little brighter with all your love & compassion for our children. Thank you- Donna & family


Dear Candlelighters, We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to each of you for whom as volunteered at the Thrift Shoppe, many sponsors with a generous heart, also the members of Candlelighter's organization giving up countless hours of encouraging words. We had special days and special times from just a quite moment, or a ride in the theme parks, or socializing at special events. You made it all so special each time. The greatest thing I can thank you for is all the joy and warmth you bring into our lives Thank ever so much- The Steigerwald family


Dear Candlelighters, I would like to thank you for everything! Everything like fixing our car, to helping us get to and from the hospital. Helping us financially so my parents could pay the bills. Also, for all the outings the Candlelighters had, and thanks to Adis & Carrie for inviting me any my family to them. To be a part of it means the world to me and my family. Thank you also to the sponsors who enable Candlelighters to help families like ours. Love- Angelica


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for making our Christmas special. You bring a lot of joy and love to a lot of families. Thanks again for all the wonderful things you do! Love- Krissy


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for everything you guys have done for my family and I. We had a wonderful Christmas because of you. It is so amazing to me all the things you do. You guys have wonderful hearts and are the most caring people I know. Thank you- Nicole, Breanna, & Thomas


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for your generosity through our tough times. You are the bright light that keep us going!!! Love- Kari, Kyle, Kolby & Karissa


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for everything you do for us. We cannot explain how greatful we are. The girls had a wonderful time at the Christmas party, as did we. May you be blessed in everything that you do. We love you- Jessica, Byron & girls.


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving dinner, the Christmas party, and the Adopt-A-Family Christmas. We hadn't had much holiday spirit, but you brought us smiles this Christmas. I just want to express our appreciation for how hard you have worked, how generous you have been and how comforting your services are to families. Thank you- Natalie, Danny, Isabella & Ava


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you, thank you for having the best Christmas party Lauren has ever been too! She just loved being on stage with Misty and then doing lots of dancing with Timmy Vee! Santa & Mrs. Claus was wonderful! Lauren loved her beautiful Barbie from Santa. We all had a great time Lots of love- Chris, Colleen, Lauren & Joel


Dear Candlelighters, We would like to thank you for the wonderful Christmas party. The kids enjoyed their gifts from Santa. The food was great as was the entertainment. You really make the children and families feel special. You do so much for us, we really appreciate you being there for us. God Bless you all and I hope you all have a wonderful New Year- Belden, Tonya, Kayla & Tyler


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for our wonderful Christmas, you made our dream come true! Also, we thank you for every thing you have done to help us. God Bless you all- Nuzly & family


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas party and Dylen's bike and Transformer. Dylen, Tanya & Billie


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for the birthday cards, it brighten their day. In these lean times and after all of the recent treatments and hospital stay Jeremy has had we truly appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thank you- Roxanne & family


Dear Candlelighters, You've been such a help through all of this, anticipating needs and then filling them almost before we could ask. You have been such a blessing in so many ways, providing a chance for my family to go to Sea World with me after being cooped up almost two years (because of Leukemia), giving us resources when we were unsure of what to do and where to look, and even sending Christmas gifts when I was going through intense chemotherapy. I'm thankful there are people like you who reach out to make a difference- because they do. THANK YOU ALL!!! Sincerely- Krissy


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for being our friends and your continued support to our family! We had a lot of fun at Andretti Park. Love & hugs- Colleen, Chris, & Lauren


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for the Block Buster gift card and everything you guys have done. Love- Michael


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you all for everything you do in making it a little easier to deal with in these hard times. Sincerely- Nicole, Breanna, and Thomas


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for the birthday card and Blockbuster gift card. It was a wonderful surprise, and brought a smile to my face! Thank you for all that you do. You are awesome!!! Love- Krissy


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for your generosity through our tough times. You are the bright light that keeps us going! Love- Kari, Kyle, Kolby & Karissa


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for always being there and supporting our family. Just knowing that we are not alone is truly comforting. We wanted to let you know that your help at this time in our lives is greatly appreciated. Thank you- The Smith family


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you- Thank you for the wonderful Blockbusters birthday card for Lauren. She purchased a "Hello Kitty" DVD and is enjoying it! We are having the best summer ever! Lots of love- Colleen, Chris & Lauren


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for all you have done for my family. Gas, food, tires and oil changes, all we need to get Tom treated. God Bless you and many thanks for your help and kindness. With gratitude- Mary


Dear Candlelighters, Sea World was a blast! Thank you for all you did to make it available. Seeing Lauren on the road to recovery and actually waring us out is the greatest blessing of all. You were there every step of the way as usual! Love- Colleen & Chris


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for letting my family and I go with you to Sea World. I will never forget it. From- Drew


Dear Candlelighters, Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for all you guys did setting up the Sea World trip- it was great! It was our first real family outing since before Krissy got sick. Everyone had so much fun- lots of excitement and laughter. Everything was perfect! God Bless- Randy & family


Dear Candlelighters, Thanks so much for showing us your love. We appreciate all that you do for our familiy. Sincerely- Lawrence, Sheila & family


Dear Candlelighters, Thanks for everything you've done for my little brother and my family. Much love, and may God bless you all! Love- Carlicia


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for the continued monthly support, it certainly helps making it through these difficult times. We are also very thankful your are giving us the Sea World oppertunity, we are looking forward to a fun filled family day! Thank you very much- Kari, Kyle, Kolby & Karissa P.S. Kolby loves the Blockbuster card for his birthday! Thank you for Blessing us.


Dear Candlelighters, We just wanted to say "thank you" again for the great time that we had yesterday at "Crystal's Walk". Josh had a blast in the bounce house and loved being by the lake and playing in the park. Even if just for just a little while, we were able to forget about cancer and treatments and just focus on our family and having fun. Thanks again for all that you do for all of us "Candlelighter Families". Lots of love- Hector, Amy & Josh


To all of our wonderful friends at Candlelighters, Thank you for a wonderful time at the "Celebration of Life". It was so nice to have Lauren "chemo free" at an event! Much love to all- Chris, Colleen & Lauren


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for remembering Josh on his birthday. He loved getting the Blockbuster gift card. He has already used it to rent some movies. Thanks again for all that you do for Joshua and our whole family, we really appreciate it. Love- Hector, Amy & Josh


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for your check and gas card. It makes going back up to Shands next week so easy. I cannot believe that people who have never met us are helping us. May God bless you all- Mary


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for everything you have done for us the past 6 months. I don't even have words to express our gratitude. You have helped us in more ways than you may ever know. Thank you for making it possible to give our children such a Merry Christmas. Thank you again and may God Bless you all. Love- Melisa, Rob & kids


Dear Candlelighters, What a wonderful Christmas we had! From the Christmas party to the donations given to our family for Christmas, we are so greatful. Thank you for the giftcards, the gifts and most of all the support Candlelighters have given us throughout this year. Your hard work has made our lives a little less stressful. Thank you! Thank you!- Craig, Marlo, Tyler, Cody & Austin


Dear Candlelighters, I want to express our deepest thanks to you for your generosity. The Christmas we had was great and most importantly "normal" for our family. When Sydney was diagnosed- we were confused, heartbroken and felt so alone. No one could really understand. Then you came along. I keep positive every day and am grateful everyday. Thank you for everything- mostly for you genuine kindness. Love- Jennifer and family.


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for all you do for us. You certainly make the difficult times much better. You have Blessed our lives and we are thankful for you! We were able to enjoy a wonderful Christmas and it wouldn't have been possible without your generosity. God Bless- Mark, Kari, Kolby, Kyle & Karissa


Dear Candlelighters, We just wanted to thank you again for making our Christmas so special. This being the first year of Joshua's diagnosis as been hard and knowing that Candlelighters is there for us truly makes a difference. May God continue to bless you and give you strength to carry out this beautiful mission. Just knowing that "you care" really helps and strenghtens us. Thank you- Amy, Hector and family.


Dear Candlelighters, I just want to thank you for the wonderful Christmas gifts you provided for me. I was overcome with joy when I opened the gifts you gave to me. I did not expect all that I received. You gave me so much more than I had on my list. My Christmas is much brighter because of your caring heart. God Bless you- Nicholas


To all at Candlelighters, Thank you so much for the gifts, your thoughtfulness, kindness and generousity. It made it a good Christmas for all. Thank you- Dylen & Tanya


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for all you've done. The gifts we're so wonderful and we appreciate them so very much! I truly don't know what we would of had without your blessings- except love, so we would like to send that to you all. May you all be blessed as you have blessed others! God bless you all- Teresa & family.


Dear Candlelighters, Words cannot express how thankful we are for "Candlelighters". You are truly our angels in our time of need. Thank you for all that you do for our family and others like ours. We truly appreciate it! May God bless you always in all that you do. With regards- Hector, Amy & family


Dear Candlelighters, Our family would like to thank you for the Publix card we just received. You have blessed our family in so many ways this past year during Janna's cancer treatment. We truly hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving this next week. The hope, financial help, and opportunities you give to families are loving gifts that we appreciate. Thanks again for this expression during such a difficult time. With love and gratitude- Rick, Marsha & family


Dear Candlelighters, I would like to say thank you very much for the awesome beach weekend retreat and Publix gift card. The kids had a great time doing the scavenger hunt and swimming. I had a wonderful time just socializing with the other parents as well. We would like to personally thank each staff member for their generous heart while touching many lives throughout the year. The gifts God send us, blessing each day in many ways, comes to us with sweet surprise from never-dreamed-of-places. Sincerely- Vickey


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for the card and gift that you sent for my birthday! It helped to make the day special and I can’t wait to use the gift card at Blockbuster! Thanks- Krissy


Dear Candlelighters, Your monthly reimbursements have been a true blessing; it certainly helps in many ways. So thank you for that. I also appreciate the gas card that has been a true life saver. The Beach Retreat… What an amazing weekend! We were able to relax and have a lot of fun. Kyle even got a little tan, of which he’s every proud. So please know that all your hard work and planning “is” making a difference in our lives at the time we need it the most. We enjoyed meeting you and are blessed by you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! God Bless-Kari, Kolby, Karissa & Kyle


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for everything you do! You have helped us so much and words can't express how thankful we are. Jennifer


What a great web-site, I loved all the links and the pictures are wonderful. I still get tears when I remember all that your organization did for us and how you have helped so many families in crisis. We are SO blessed that Tyler is doing so well, but we will never forget all the love, support and financial help you gave us at the toughest time of our lives. Thanks for all you do and congratulations on a GREAT web site! Love, Nancy


Thanks so much for the love and gentle words of comfort to me and my family. We appreciate the support financially, but most of all, emotional support! May God bless each of you, and may the new year bring peace & joy beyond measure. Sincerely- Vickey & boys


I just wanted to thank you. I just received the check and gas card from you. It is hard to believe that the organization blesses families the way you do. I can't thank you enough. Going through this awful ordeal, we have had such good luck meeting great people and are so grateful for all of your help. Jenny


Dear everyone at Candlelighters, Thank your for all your support with my brother. The $10 blockbuster gift card was a great gift to receive from you on my birthday. Love- Zach


Dear Candlelighters, Thanks so much for your caring, moral support and your generosity. God bless you all and thank s from our hearts. It’s good to know there really are people who care for the children and young adults. God Bless- Alma & Jesse


To all those at Candlelighters, Thank you for all your support. We very much appreciate the financial help; it sure helps in this difficult situation. Lauren is now on maintenance for the next 20 months! Much love- Chris, Colleen & Lauren


Dear Candlelighters, Your organization has been a Godsend to our family! Your support is truly appreciated. Thanks so much for helping us out with our lodging while we wee in Boston! We are blessed by the good news and wonderful support of our family and friends. Dan, Karen Jesse & Katie.


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas gifts. The Christmas party was so nice. It’s really nice to see so many children smile and play and forget about their illness. We are thankful every day for all that you do and have done for us. Our family is sending happy Holiday wishes to all of you. Thank you- Jackie & family


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for everything that you do, we can't thank you enough. No words can express the gratitude that we have for you all. We had such a great time at the weekend retreat on the much needed vacation. I thought I would tell you that Friday night after the scavenger hunt when we were getting ready for bed the girls were on the bed watching TV and right as I go to give them a kiss, Ciera says “Mommy, this is the best vacation of my life”, with her arms behind her head like the relaxation pose. I thought that was the cutest thing and thought I would share that with you. Again thank you for everything that you do. I hope that you are blessed everyday, because you deserve to be. Thanks- Jessica


Dear Candlelighters, Thank you for the lovely "get-a-way" weekend. Your caring and devotion shines through everything you do. It was nice meeting you and the other families. Thanks- Roxanne, Jeff, Jeremy, Justin & Jessica