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A father’s heartbreak, a girl’s last wish

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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:00 pm

Not a moment goes by that Chuck Peterson doesn’t wish it was him instead of his only daughter, Taylor, in the final throes of cancer.

“If I could, I’d trade places with her in a heartbeat,” he said.

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          • mystic1 posted at 7:04 pm on Tue, Dec 4, 2012.

            mystic1 Posts: 71

            Have a wonderful time in Hawaii, you both deserve it! You are a strong and amazing young woman, Taylor. You and your father are blessed to have one another, keep your chin up. We will be praying for you and thinking of you all.

          • mooseberryinn posted at 3:47 pm on Mon, Dec 3, 2012.

            mooseberryinn Posts: 2693

            It was really great to see the fire trucks out and the guys collecting donations on Sunday. Nice turn-out at Tien's too. Very heartening to see. Be strong! and 808 is right on - Hawaii is a special place, a spirit filled and powerful place. I wish my honey and I could be there.

          • allywilliams05 posted at 7:00 pm on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

            allywilliams05 Posts: 1

            Is there any way we can send a card to the family, or to Taylor? I don't know her, but would love to support her! She is a lovely girl, and such a fighter!

          • luckyone posted at 9:52 pm on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            luckyone Posts: 17

            Love all the positive comments..Have great time with your daughter Chuck!

          • 808sun posted at 9:30 pm on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            808sun Posts: 25

            All the way here in Hawaii we know of you- praying hard for you- Keep your spirit & smile babe- you're coming to a spiritual and powerful place!

          • mntnlake12 posted at 5:53 pm on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            mntnlake12 Posts: 2

            you and your family are in my prayers...have a wonderful trip to hawaii ..you are a very courageous young woman and i wish the best for you....another good place to help with assistance is make a wish foundation...much love and grace...from people in vermont whose hearts were touched by your story[smile]

          • jessicag posted at 4:13 pm on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            jessicag Posts: 1

            You look beautiful with short hair and have an awesome smile! Have an amazing time in Hawaii!!!!!! Praying for you and your family :)

          • BeaconBradley posted at 1:21 pm on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            BeaconBradley Posts: 1

            THANK YOU ELIZABETH!!! This is the kind of post we should all be making! Frankly, the sorrowful, depressing, and ESPECIALLY "I'm sorry for this family's loss" posts are INFURIATING to me right now. Seriously people, Taylor is still alive and is fighting for her life, she still believes she will beat this. She's also a very smart girl and if you don't think she is reading this then wake up! Before posting here please consider the tone of your message and what kind of impact it might have on her.

            Taylor, we met at the bachelor auction a month ago...my wife is friends with your mom, who loves you more than anything in the world! Your smile and positive attitude in the face of this adversity is a shining example to the world and you have gained the love and respect of so many people that you have never even met. I pray for you multiple times every day and I believe that God's plan for you is bigger than anybody could ever imagine. Miracles do happen, in many forms...your life coming into existence was one of them...now show us what a fighter you are and let's see another!

          • JLight7 posted at 1:15 pm on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            JLight7 Posts: 10

            I cried when I read this article. Cancer has touched my family twice, but I believe miracles do happen and I will pray for one for your daughter. I'm glad you are looking into alternatives for treatment.

          • Elizabeth S posted at 10:44 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            Elizabeth S Posts: 8

            Prognosis: a medical opinion...

            KUDOS to Taylor Peterson for living her life with hope and normalcy! AND for being proactive with other therapies.

            There is not one among us who know if we will see the sun rise tomorrow.

            We could all take a lesson from Ms. Peterson - it appears that she is NOT letting another's opinion take away the joy of living her life and looking forward.

          • JT posted at 9:50 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            JT Posts: 208

            I cannot imagine the difficulty of this for Taylor and her family. You are in the prayers and thoughts of many.

          • VictoriaWojo posted at 9:40 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            VictoriaWojo Posts: 3

            Please contact the Montana Hope Project. The goal of the Hope Project is to make dreams come true for critically ill children in Montana. Today, the Montana Hope Project is a separate nonprofit organization funded by tax-deductible charitable contributions and donations. The Hope Project does not receive tax or governmental support and is not associated with any national wish-granting organization. Find out more about the MHP at montanahope.org.

            Their single goal is to make your daughters dream to go to Hawaii come true! You can reach wish coordinator, Tiana Hader at

            Tiana Hader
            email: thader@montanahope.org
            phone: 406/531-1530

          • Mcooper posted at 8:27 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            Mcooper Posts: 23

            This story is a true heartbreaker. So happy that Taylor will get to visit Hawaii and spend time with her loved ones. She sure is a strong soul, with lots of class. Blessings and prayers to Taylor and family.

          • Dolphin posted at 7:47 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            Dolphin Posts: 123

            I know Taylor because she was a patient where I use to work and let me tell you that she is a beautiful soul. She is so sweet and mild mannered. She has a very special place in Heaven. Hawaii is only a taste of where she is going but I hope it all works out that she gets to go to Hawaii with those she loves. Hang in there Taylor, we are all praying for you sweety!

          • prophecyreverendtammphd posted at 7:22 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            prophecyreverendtammphd Posts: 54

            [sad] I amW so sorry for the loss this family has had after so much time and so much hope, What a lovely young Lady and I am sure the Lord will take good care of her as well as her family here on Earth Did, God Bless her Family, and Lord Please help this family with the suffereing of loss of a loved one, May the Gods of the Universe Bless you all, I pray thee in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, Amen.

            Prophecy Reverend Tammy Lee Mast Phd
            Royal Countess
            Founding President Adams and Sons Ancestors

          • mooseberryinn posted at 5:29 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            mooseberryinn Posts: 2693

            May God's peace be with you in this trial of sorrow.

          • Snow lover posted at 12:24 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

            Snow lover Posts: 29

            what a beautiful angel :)


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