A blessing to Jace Kinley's Family:
The Warrior Jace Foundation has partnered with D'Ann and will provide color pencil sketches of known DIPG Warrior's past and present. D’Ann Walker is a Christ follower, wife, mother, and grandmother who lives in Amarillo, Texas. She followed Jace’s battle with DIPG from the beginning on Facebook, heartbroken to watch from afar, along with hundreds of other followers.
D’Ann is a woman of unfaltering faith. She prayed for a miracle for Jace every day
during his 347 day battle with DIPG. Although Jace was not healed on this side of
Heaven, D’Ann has continued to follow Jennifer’s journey of grief, praying for her
continually. She wrote in March of 2020: “Jennifer, you guys have been on my mind
constantly. Just want you to know that Jace is not forgotten. I’m working on a
project for you that the Lord placed on my heart. I’m not nearly finished, but feel
compelled to share this much with you. I’m not exactly sure what its intent is, but
it’s from the Lord and I trust Him.” She shared a drawing of Jace’s eyes from a photo
she found on Facebook.
She was inspired by Jace's picture and journey, captured by his green eyes, and had
to draw him. She describes her gift of capturing the essence of a child as a gift from
the Lord, saved for such a time as this. She continues to be inspired by faces of
little ones whose lives have been stolen by DIPG and her compassion for their
grieving parents compels her to draw those precious faces. She prays for each child
and their families as she draws.... drawing is her ministry.
The Warrior Jace Foundation has partnered with D'Ann and will provide color pencil sketches of known DIPG Warrior's past and present.
If you know of a heroic, brave and courageous DIPG hero, please email Jennifer at or Sharon at
Below is her beautiful, Lord led talent.
D'Ann Walker, Artist
Blake and Jace Thompson
JOSIE DUN, FOREVER FOUR
Australia: Josephine Laura Dun has been remembered for her infectious giggle,
which her mother says remained with her until the end.
The four-year-old was farewelled by hundreds of people in an emotional service at
Newcastle Anglican Christ Church Cathedral this morning, after succumbing to a
highly aggressive brain cancer five days ago. Her story made headlines across the
country as her father, cancer researcher Dr Matt Dun, shared his relentless fight to
find a solution to the disease.
Speaking at the funeral Phoebe Dun paid tribute to her husband’s determination and
positivity in the face of unspeakable pain. “Always trying to stay one step ahead of
the disease,” she said.
Josie suffered from a rare brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, better
known as DIPG, with an average survival rate of nine months. “Those words will
forever haunt me,” Ms Dun said.
Josie lived for nearly two years after her initial diagnosis, in part thanks to the cutting
edge research of her father.
Despite severe physical limitations, Ms Dun said her daughter accomplished a long
list of remarkable achievements including relearning to walk, learning to swim,
performing in a dance concert, and using her scooter.
In the last two years the family, and its supporters, have helped lift the profile of
DIPG and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for more research.
Dr Dun has vowed to continue his quest to improve survival rates and hopefully one
day find a cure.