Hi! I'm Julie Young. I am excited to share with you a little about myself and the journey my family has been on that led to the foundation of Coleson's F.R.O.G.
I am married to Regi Young and we are a blended family with two daughters, Makynzi and Mackenzie. Yes, we have two daughters with the same name! In 2007, we had our bouncing baby boy, Coleson.
In December 2009, we traveled to Tennessee for a family vacation when Coleson started showing signs that something was wrong. We took him to two different doctors while on vacation and neither knew what was going on. We decided to end our vacation and return to Fort Worth so we could take him to Cook Children's Hospital. Coleson under went a CT scan at Cook's. Afterwards, we were faced with the news no parent wants to hear. Our sweet baby boy, at the age of two, had a brain tumor.
Soon after, praise the Lord, they were able to remove this tumor which was then followed by seven weeks of Proton Radiation at M.D. Anderson in Houston. I am blessed to say Coleson is now a very active boy that we can hardly keep up with!
During this time of trial, frog themes were constantly in our path. Nothing happens by chance. God had a plan all along with these frogs. We soon found out that frog stood for Fully Rely On God. Once I discovered that, I knew we were suppose to do something for families coping with childhood cancer and to incorporate frogs.
In the summer of 2010, we were led to start Coleson's F.R.O.G. (Fully Relying On God). We now get the chance to give back, but most of all give hope to these families when they need it most.
We are so excited with what God has already done through our foundation and can't wait to see what He has in store for us in the years to come!