Guest Book

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words about Kendall. This guest book has been closed to future comments. If you would like to show support, please refer to the Kendall Bayne Foundation at


  1. Dad says:

    “If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.”

    “Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight.”

    ― Lance Armstrong

    I Love You Kendall, You are my World! We will beat this together! Love you baby girl, Dad

    • Traci says:

      This is exactly right! Keep on fighting and never stop believing. Our children are not statistics therefore anything is possible.

    • DEE DONNELLY says:

      Kendall, my grand daughter is now a senior at William Byrd and that is where I first heard your story. She also was on there competition cheer team. I know those girls prayed for you often and I pray for you daily and somehow I have the strongest sense that you are going to win this fight.
      The website ( is about my 6 yr old grandson…God bless you and your family. Never give up and keep fighting.
      Dee Donnelly

    • Greg and Laura says:

      Love your curly hair….so glad to hear that you haven’t missed a beat in that amazing attitude!!!

      All our best

  2. Harry says:

    Hello Kendall, Angie and I want you to know we are thinking about you everyday. We Love You. Wishing you well. God Bless You. Love You, Harry

  3. Kerri Cornett says:

    As I look upon you my niece I see the hopes
    and dreams of your future,
    Guided by your mothers dreams,
    Her hopes and her love,
    Guided by your fathers will,
    His strength and his discipline.

    As I look upon you my niece I see the
    innocence of a child,
    A future full of wonder and potential,
    I see the joyous joy that you bring with
    every smile,
    For you are my niece and I shall love you

    (Written by Paul McAnaney)

    I love you Kendall and you are my inspiration! XoXo

  4. Jeff & Ginger Henderson says:

    We are thinking of you, Kendall.

  5. Mrs. Zimmerman says:

    Thinking of you and your family. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    Hugs, Mrs. Z

  6. Lauren Goetsch says:

    Kendall, I am a Cave Spring alum and Lindsey Goetsch’s big sister. I heard your story and was told your strength. I just want you to know how far and wide prayers are being said for you sweet girl from Auburn, Alabama to Sydney Australia, my friends have heard your story and we are all thinking great things for you! You are quite the inspiration sweet girl continue to preserver and know you are loved through the good times and the bad.

    Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
    Eileen Caddy

    all the joy in the world to you,

    Lauren Goetsch

  7. Jennifer says:

    Hi Kendall,
    Just want you to know I am praying for you and your family. May God bring you peace and strength.

  8. Melissa says:


    I second what your Dad posted above. You are a remarkable young woman with an amazing spirit. I am constantly blown away by your attitude and courage in the midst of this battle. If anyone can fight the odds and win, it is you.

    We are on the sidelines cheering for you from San Diego!

    We love you!

    Melissa & Sofie

  9. Carol Groves says:

    God Bless You, Kendall!! You are in the hearts and prayers of so many people. I believe that the doctors and God will get you through this back step in life. As well as the doctors and our Healing Lord, you have the power of prayer and love from many churches, friends, people you don’t know and so many more sources. Keep your smile, your faith, and know how much you are loved!

    Carol Groves <

    "Fight Like a Knight!"

  10. Uncle Brandon says:

    I am immensely proud to be your Uncle. There are few people on this planet who could elicit the kind of community response we have seen over the last few weeks. You are one of those people. This is a testament to the quality of your character, and the love and admiration it inspires in others.

    Love you.

    -Uncle B.

  11. katelyn says:

    Kendall im very sorry this happened to u when i heard i allmost cried, ure a very pretty girl just fight!! our school(Alleghany High School0 is given donations on friday nights game an wearing white to support u. im praying for you<3 DONT GIVE UP YOU CAN DO IT KENDALL!

  12. Ellen says:

    Hi Kendall,
    I babysat your mom and uncles when we all lived on Sunnyside Drive. They were like family to me. We all spent lots of time together when we were growing up.
    My thoughts are with you. Give my love to your Mother for me.

  13. Bobbie Wade says:


    Hello! I am Angie Cannady’s sister. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. God is with you and He loves you dearly! You are such an inspiration to others.

    Keep that smile shining for Him!! It makes me think of this verse…”Let your light shine before people that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) Love in Christ, Bobbie Wade

  14. Joyce Ellis (Your Nana) says:


    Dear Kendall:

    From the beginning, you have been a tender breeze of Joy and Laughter that blew gently into my Heart and made it –so easy to love you.

    There you have remained, growing as a loving person of Consideration, Kindness, Concern, Respect and Sensitivity to the Needs of Others.

    You gained a Moral Character, Inner Strength, Devotion and Wisdom that has made you wise beyond your years. You have always been so willing to share your generous good nature and uplifting happiness with everyone you have ever come in contact with, enriching not just my life, but the lives of So Many.

    Since a very little girl, you were never frightened by thunderstorms and the very minute the rain stopped and the sun came out, you were out the door and looking up for a “RAINBOW”.

    Kendall, I fully know the determination and FIGHT that is within you to make it through this storm and you WILL reach your “Rainbow That is Out There Waiting For You”.

    Thinking of you, Praying for you, Loving you –with every Beat of My Heart, YOUR NANA

  15. Victor says:

    I love you so much kendall you make me smile every second im with you. Last night was the greatest night with you. that last song slow dancing was great, we had a very special moment. I dont think i could be with out you. I cant wait till your done with all of this so we can be together worry free (even though im not worried) i know you will get through this there is not a doubt in my mind you wont. your the strongest most beautiful girl i know and im so proud to call you my girlfriend.

  16. Julie Thornton says:

    Kendall, I am praying everyday for you! You are an inspiration. My small group of friends are praying and my large church is also praying! We are surrounding you! 🙂

    All our blessings!

  17. Debbie says:

    Kendall, I remember when I first met you when Jen and you were in preschool and what a beautiful young lady you were then. Seeing you guys interact and have such carefree times. Then in Middle School, I could see what a wonderful young woman you were becoming and now to learn you are sticken with this horrible disease, but just like you were as a child, you have decided not to let it beat you, you are taking it in stride and determined to beat it as only you know you can. I admire that in you and know that with God’s help you can overcome this. Keep fighting like a Knight and together (with all the love and support of this community) you will prevail!

  18. JD Bayne says:


    We want you to know that you are in our prayers.

    God Bless

    Uncle JD, Aunt Diana, Lauren, Mike, Melissa and Malachi.

  19. Tammy Peters says:

    I am Ian Hall’s mom. He first met you when you were in New York this past spring, and we love the picture we have of you and Ian in the hotel lobby. He thinks the world of you, and although we’ve never met you personally we want you to know that our family loves you and we support you. Your strength and optimism are so inspiring to all of us. I have never seen a community come together for someone like they have for you. You are truly special. Keep fighting (like a Knight) and we’ll keep praying. God bless you and your family.

  20. Aaron says:


    Although I don’t know you, my heart goes out to you. As a father of a 4 and 2 year old I can’t imagine how your world has been turned upside down with this recent news. Your parents concern(s) last every second of every day, praying and hoping that all goes well. I want to share with you a very simple verse you can find in the book of Philippines. As an athlete I’m sure you’ve seen this verse before, but cling to these words, they are very powerful!

    Philippines 4:13 – I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.

    I pray God gives you strength as you battle disease.

    God Bless,


  21. April Mobley says:

    Thinking about you everyday Kendall.You are an inspiration to us all!!! God Bless The Mobleys

  22. The Stanisics says:

    Dear Baynes,

    We send our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery.


    May hope be your heart’s companion today and always.

    The Stanisic Family

  23. Kimberly says:

    I’ve just recently learned of your story as we have added you in our Bible study class to our prayer list. God is absolutley amazing, and He can, will, and still works miracles everyday. If you put your faith in Him, fully, He will be with you every step of the way! I wrote a get well note this morning with a Bible verse in it to someone from our church and felt God was telling me to send that verse to someone else. I had no idea who, but when I called about purchasing tickets to the benefit concert for you, I learned of this website. I know God wants me to share this Bible verse with you. I’m praying for your healing, a comfortable recovery, and for you to have a wonderful relationship and peace with Jesus Christ!
    Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

  24. Robyn says:

    You are my hero! Your a strong girl. Im praying for you! Thank You for being such a strong girl.

  25. Amber Beidler says:

    KENDALL! You have inspired me and as well as many other teens in the valley and various parts of the US! I don’t know you very well..but EVERYONE has you in their prayers, and you WILL overcome this. Miracles can mom had cancer and overcame it! I know you can get through this..and you for sure are not alone! Keep your head up girl! <3

  26. Matt Renninger says:

    Hi Kendall, my name is Matt Renninger. I am the store manager at Lids in the mall at Valley View. I had the pleasure of meeting your father today when he came to me to have some custom hats made for Team Kendall. Wishing you a speedy recovery, you’ll be in our prayers.

    The Lids Team

  27. Andrea Micklem says:

    Rest today, Baby Girl <3

  28. Jeff Little says:

    Hey Kendall, I am an old friend of your dad’s. I just wanted to let you know that we think of you and pray for you guys every day here in Radford. We are truly inspired by your strength and faith! You and your family are amazing !! We will keep praying and you keep fighting. Hope to see you guys Sunday at the golf tournament.
    The Littles

  29. Ken Phillips says:

    I wanted to thank the Bayne family for having me at the silent auction last night representing Campus Emporium. As our donation raised only a portion of the proceeds, just seeing the outpouring of support for Kendall and the family was something special. I was amazed watching Kendall interact with people with what she has on her and at such a young age, really shows a lot of faith and determination. Stay strong and you and the family are in our prayers:)

  30. Zach Honaker says:

    This is Zach and I hope you know that I am praying for you day and night. Every time I that i look down at my bracelete I think of you and the tough times that you are going through with this situation.
    In best wishes Zach Honaker if you need me then feel free to email me or message me on facebook. We are trying to plan another fundraiser to help donate more money to help pay for medical bill, but as soon as we can get it approved by Mrs. Hadaway then hopefully we can get off the Team Kendall Carwash



  32. Susan Powell says:

    Dearest Kendall,
    There is hardly a day that goes by as I’m getting ready for school that I don’t wonder about you and how you are doing. My thoughts and prayers for everything to get better are with you every day. My love to you and your family.

    Susan Powell (alias Mrs. Webster)

  33. Annette Baker says:

    My name is Annette Baker, a cousin of Harry Cannady. He recently told me of the situation in your family.
    I have an 11 month old daughter and can not begin to imagine what you must be going through. Frankly,I hope I never do, so I’m not going to try and say things to you like ‘I understand’, because I don’t. But I do know what it’s like to watch someone I love go through cancer. I lost my dad 2 years ago to it. We were very good friends and it seemed very unfair. I had times of being angry at God, and feeling cheated. But the only person that really knew what I was going through was God. -my dad thaught me that.
    During a time in my life when I was going through a very hard time, it was Dad who gave me the best gift anyone could have given. He told me that he could not go through the situation with me, as much as he wanted to. That the only person who knew everything that I was thinking and feeling was Jesus Christ, and I had to learn to trust Him. -I know this was very hard for my dad to say because he was crying as he said it, but it was true.
    I would do my dad an injustice if I did not pass the same gift along to you. Please trust in Christ right now, talk to Him, yell at Him, just be real with Him. He loves you and your family so much. He’s the only one who can really go through this situation with you; and He will.

    With love,

  34. Haley Alston says:

    My name is Haley. I’m currently living in Bamberg, Germany. My husband was stationed here a year ago. I heard about your story from one of the other wives here, you go to school with her sister. Your story has touched me deeply, I can never understand what you are going through, what kind of pain you are feeling, or what kind of emotions you are feeling. I am praying for you and believe with all of my heart that you can do it. You can fight this cancer and you can beat it! You WILL beat it! You have an amazing support syst. You have inspired me! Hugs from Geanu!

  35. April Eckels says:

    Kendall and Family:

    I recently saw a youtube link on facebook about you. Hang in there! My brother and I both had childhood cancer: osteosarcoma. I was diagnosed at 11 and my brother at 21. I am now 32 and he is 26 yesterday!! We both lost our right leg to the cancerous tumors, and he had a small spot in his lungs. We did a ton of chemotherapy and eventually we were released. Please know that I am praying for you and I believe that you can beat this. I live about 2 1/2 hours from Roanoke near Harrisonburg VA. If there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate to let me know!! 🙂

  36. Kim DeGidio says:

    Looking back on the summers at FH and the Blue Devils basketball team in like 4th grade, I don’t think I’ve ever seen your face without your gorgeous smile. Never change that. I remember one time when out basketball team came in dead last in the tournament, you smiled, laughed, and gave everyone brownies and a little ribbon that said “Great Effort Award!”. It’s still hanging on my wall.
    If anyone in the world had to be faced with this challenge, you’re the least deserving, but also the most likely to prevail. I have 100% faith in you that by the day FH opens this summer, you’ll be swimming right next to all of us completely healthy, and still smiling. I don’t know anyone stronger than you that could handle this with such confidence and grace. You’re so beautiful on the inside and out. Fight hard, keep calm, and carry on. <3

    “I believe in belief, for its own shining sake. To believe in the face of utter hopelessness, every article of evidence to the contrary, to ignore apparent catastrophe. What other choice is there? We are so much stronger than we imagine, and belief is one of the most valiant and long-lived human characteristics. To believe, when all along we humans know that nothing can cure the briefness of this life, that there is no remedy for our basic mortality, that is a form of bravery. To continue believing in yourself…believing in whatever YOU chose to believe in, that is the most important thing.” -Lance Armstrong

    Keep believing in yourself Kendall <3 I know everyone else is too. Fight Like A Knight!

    Love always,

  37. Anne Scott Hopkins says:

    Looking down at the bracelet on my wrist, reading we love kendall, I smile. You are such a brave young lady. I am proud to sell the Fight Like a Knight shirts and tell people your inspiring story. Keep your chin up. Everyone loves you.

    -Anne, Freshman at BHS.

  38. Mary Kate Quinn says:

    Kendall Bayne you are soooo inspiring to me right now. I was watching a video about you and your story (,0,5791089.story ), about you going through all of this…bringing the communities together. while watching, just seeing you smiling made a tear drip down my cheek. You are for sure taking a fantastic approach on this situation. Just like plenty of people have been saying, keep your trust in Christ because He WILL guide you through this. He’s with you right now, along with every prayer coming your way.
    Cheers to life Kendall,
    MK Quinn; BHS <3

  39. Kealee Compton says:

    Hey, my name is Kealee. I am a cheerlader at Blacksburg High School and When i heard about your story it touched my heart. You are so brave and such a beautiful girl. You are such an inspiration to people everywhere. I am so honored to wear my fight like a knight shirt!Keep fighting girl you can do it! Were right here beside you! WE LOVE YOU KENDALL! <3

  40. Kelley Mayden says:

    Your Dad calls on me in Norton, VA. Just wanted you to know that my husband Jim and I are praying for you. It is clear that you are a strong person and that your story is touching the hearts of many. You are not only fighting like a girl but a true winner!!!

  41. Mike Micklem says:

    I look forward to the day when you,your family, and all your friends can look back on these trying times you’re going through and smile knowing you took this terrible disease on and BEAT IT!! Keep the faith…. you’re touching more people than you can imagine. The Micklem family is proud of you!

  42. Adam says:

    Adam Maywer Says HI! And feel better(:

  43. April Mobley says:


  44. Ronald Roop says:

    Keep fighting girl,you have such a winning spirit it makes me proud to have one of your shirts.

  45. Kealee says:

    Tonight the bruins played the knights and let me just say it was one of my favorite games to cheer at just because of you! I was so happy to get to wear my team kendall shirt and go out there and do our cheer we made up for you! “fight like a knight, support whats right, LETS GO KENDALL!!!!” You are so inspiring to me! Ohh and i think the best part might have just been our sign, “We may be the bruins but tonight… We fight for a knight!!” haha! The bruins love you kendall and we will always be here for you!!!!!

    • Kendall's Dad says:

      Kealee, please let everyone know how much your spirit and support means to my family and especially Kendall. You as well as others are giving Kendall Hope and Strength to fight this disease. Your community should be proud to have students like yourself represent Blacksburg High School. Thanks again for giving Kendall HOPE! Love you guys, Kendall’s Dad

  46. Martha Spencer says:

    You must be a very special person for so many out there helping you. My brother has this disease also. So many people who we did not even know were praying for him and giving gifts of money to help with bills. I am a retired police officer and started a little spray on tattoo business. We don’t make much but over the summer the events I did I set aside money from that for someone in need. After church today I read an article and then went to this page. Most importantly you have my prayers. But I have made a donation at SunTrust. Also, if I can help with the spray on tattoos as a fund raiser for you please let me know.

  47. Diana Irwin says:

    Kendall, you don’t know me but you know my son, Rod, who is your Dad’s good friend. I haven’t seen you since you were a little girl but I remember you as being outgoing and fun with a take charge personality. You have grown into a beautiful, strong young lady and have touched the lives of thousands. I am sorry that I missed seeing you at the church benefit last week. Know that so many people are praying for you and your family.

  48. Sharon Glenn says:

    Kendall, I went to high school with your Nana Joyce and my son Doug went to high school with your dad. You have become an inspiration to so many including myself and want you to know that you are in the prayers of many in Virginia Beach. Keep that beautiful smile as it lights up my day. God bless you in the days ahead.

  49. Back Creek Elementary School says:

    Kendall and Family, Just wanted you to know that your Back Creek Family is thinking of you and praying for you. We took up donations and sold t-shirts and bracelets at our Harvest Bash on October 15. Our SCA is also doing a project with the students this week to send to you soon. We want you to know how much we all love you and wish you the best.

  50. Colleen Scialabba says:


    From the first time I met you at Back Creek Elementary I knew you were special. You always “sparkled” and stood out from the rest.

    Through the years, I had the privelege of seeing you grow and dance with my daughter Juliana. You have grown to be an awesome young woman!

    Juliana and I will be thinking and praying for you on Thursday.

  51. James Sledd says:

    Kendall, your spirit and joy are so inspirational. Even though I have only met you once, I could immediately see your love and appreciation for life. Your and Victor’s love for each other sets an example for our generation. You are in my prayers every day!

  52. Lorie & Mike Bowling says:

    I will take great care of your brother and your pups! I’m not sure who I’m more excited to have haha. We all will be sending you plenty of good thoughts and prayers! You go fight like that Knight that we all know you are! You are an amzing young lady! The Bowlings love you!

  53. Melissa McKinney says:

    From the moment you came into this world you have been a special light to all of us! You have always been mature beyond your years and how your mom and I would laugh so hard at some of the things that your little brain would come up with makes me smile. I have treasured watching you grow up into the wonderful young lady that you are today. All of our love and support is with you as you take this next step to recovery. As you “fight like a Knight”, know that we and the whole community are fighting right along beside you. Prayer warriors across the country are putting on their armor for you. You will be VICTORIOUS! We love you and your family very much!
    Missy, Clay, Adam, and Ryley

  54. Andy Cooper says:

    Hope the surgery goes smoothly. Keep fighting! Romans 5:3

  55. Katrina Kish says:

    Thoughts and prayers with you & your family, Kendall as you endure the fight of your life! Fight Like a Knight always! The entire community is here behind you!
    Katrina Kish (HVHS Teacher)

  56. Kathy says:

    Kendall, I am your Aunt Dianes sister, Everyone here in Craig is on your team and we are thinking of you each day. You are a beautiful and very determined young lady. Keep fighting like a knight. Our prayers and love are with you each day. Hope to see you up and around soon. I have not seen you for a while now, but I think you and Lauren could pass for sisters. Love and Kisses to you.

  57. Harry says:

    Kindred spirit and very wise beyond her years
    Energetic, eating green gummy frogs, and Hershey bars
    Never met a stranger and type A like her Dad
    Dare devil on that four wheeler on Bonbrook Road, dance, and cheerleading squad
    Always kind and that beautiful smile is very contagious
    Laughing as hard as can be as she beats Harry on the go carts at Thunder Valley and watching me out of breath at laser tag
    Love of family, school, friends, Victor, life, and texting

    Baking is one of her true passions
    A’s are always what she strives for in her classes
    Yes, we are all going to “Fight Like A Knight” and beat this obstacle
    Never negative in any way
    Everyone loves and is praying for Kendall Bayne
    10/28/11 by Angie Cannady

  58. Courtney says:

    I am a student at Christiansburg, and when i heard your story it touched me. Friday night our football team played Cave Spring and our theme for the student section was purple for you (: i wore my TEAM KENDALL shirt as did many others. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

  59. Linda Hogan says:

    Hi kendall.
    I have been praying for you. Found the little shop in the lobby I told you about? I am so glad to hear you are doing so well. Be expecting more of my cards!!!

  60. Mrs. Armstrong says:

    Kendall, I just wanted you to know that I am thinking and praying for you. I am so glad that your surgery went well. Keep your chin up and keep fighting!

  61. Alice Fong says:

    I know you don’t know me and I don’t really know you haha but I somehow stumbled upon this website. I just want to wish you strength for you tough journey. I had a brother who had cancer so I know how it can be rough. So glad to see numerous people supporting you! 🙂 God Bless!!

  62. Pamela Ault says:

    Dearest Jere,

    I cannot tell you how much you and your family are in my prayers for your precious Kendall to recover from this. Ed has told me how beautiful and wonderful Kendall is both inside and out.

    Please know that I will pray for her, you and your family.



  63. Sue & Matt Dillon & Mandy &Samantha says:

    Always thinking and praying for you! We love you. Hope to see you home soon.

  64. Always thinking and praying for you! We love you. We hope to see you soon.

  65. Katherine Gibson-Cromer says:

    We miss you Kendall! We are glad you are doing well.

  66. Lauren Nepper says:

    Where to start! We have had so many amazing moments together from when we first meet in 6th grade to hanging out all the time in the cul-de-sac. Being one of your good friends i’m so proud to call you my sister. Kendall never look back on the bad times but only forward for the best times. I’m so proud of the strength that you have while going through all of this. My family in VA and all over the US has kept you in their prayers as well. I love you so much and everything is going to be perfect. I cant wait for the fun we will have at Trina’s bonfires and the Reiters interesting New Years Eve parties. You are my sister and I cant wait for you to have a normal life again.

    Lauren Nepper 🙂

  67. Jeff, Susan and Joey Woody says:

    Kendall you are in our thoughts and prayers each day. You inspire us with your ever present smile and courage. The Woody’s from the Wild Woody, VCHSS

  68. Kelsey Altizer says:

    Kendall, you are my hero! You are such a strong person! Keep fighting! You can beat this! You’ve got everyone supporting you! You’re in my thoughts and prayers! <3

  69. Ashley Roth & Stuart Sibley says:

    We’re glad to hear that you are on the mend. We think about you every day and wear our purple shirts with pride! If there’s anything we can do, let us know! Fight Like A Knight!
    Ashley Roth & Stuart Sibley

  70. Paula Back-Seabright says:

    Hello Kendall. My granddaughter goes to school in Roanoke County. She told me about you when I was there for a visit. You are on the prayer list at a number of local churches here in Eastern NC. We will continue to pray for you. Please know that there are many,many people that are wishing you a speedy recovery and full remission. We may have never met but you are a very special girl. I lost my 1st husband to cancer so I know the strength you have. I pray you continue to grow stronger every day.

  71. Dee Pierce says:

    You don’t know us but I have a team of prayer warriors in prayer for your full recovery Kendall! My whole church prays for you. God Bless you! Dee Pierce, Operation Christmas Child, Prayer Team Coordinator of the Roanoke and New River Valley.

  72. FOR KENDALL says:

    at times, lifes path
    seems filled with things
    that make the going rough,
    and we wish there were a smoother road,
    for we well we’ve had enough…….
    but, if we pause a moment
    and remember Who’s in charge
    the hills that loom ahead of us
    no longer seem so large,
    and every rock before us,
    when we know we’re not alone,
    becomes, not just a stumbleing block,
    but one more stepping stone.
    – emily matthews

  73. Al Wilmer says:

    Kendall, I felt the tears swell in my eyes as I read Lauren Nepper’s memories of your good times together. Your name caught my eye because my former boss’s name is Don Kendall. I apologize for taking so long to familiarize myself with your spirit and how strongly the community has responded to support you. I wholeheartedly want to be a part of that support in every way. Although I am 84 years young, I plan to attend the Bluegrass event Saturday. May God hear our prayers to restore you to normal so that you might be one of His examples that God is good and caring. May God continue to be with you and us in our efforts to keep you as our inspiration.

  74. Evan says:

    The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way. -Anonymous
    I’m praying for you Kendall, you can definitely beat this; I know you can. We all believe that you can and will. Love you pre-school buddy!!

  75. Al Wilmer says:

    Kendall, I had the pleasure of meeting you, your mom, and younger brother tonight. I learned that your parents were blessed with two beautiful, intelligent children who are achievers–a perfect family one would think. However, sometimes God puts a couple “bumps in the road to test our faith. I believe that the faith of your family, along with your supporters’ faith and prayers, you will be delivered from this illness and be made whole again. I believe God has a plan for you to live your dreams to help others in your career in Nursing. I further believe that Connor will excel in his endeavors because he is an outstanding young man. He is very impressive the way he presents himself–a characteristic of the family. Since your illness is rare and aggressive, I know the costs are enormous. I would urge the community to buy and wear the Team Kendall T-shirts and braclets for awareness and to contribute to any Sun Trust branch to the bank account: Jere Bayne for the Benefit of Kendall Bayne. Let’s all work together for Kendall’s speedy recovery, with God rewarding our faith.

  76. Al Wilmer says:

    Hi, Kendall! You made me look good in that picture! I did not realize it would be there so soon! I should have known better, since you are an active person who does not procrastinate. I am really proud to be in your company. You might have thought that I was just doing a one-night stand. I have more plans for your support. I wear my Team Kendall T-shirt with my jacket open to give it exposure. You just keep fighting! God, your other supporters, and I will be right there with you. I will be eagerly awaiting God’s reward for our faith! Is there anything I can do for you or your family (running errands, etc.) or your other events? Best regards to your family!

  77. makayla says:

    you’re sooo strong……… and beautiful and I don’t even really know you but I know people who know you! I’m praying for You and your family:)

  78. Al Wilmer says:

    Good Saturday morning to you, Kendall! I hope you have a great fighting, enthusiastic weekend! We will have our gloves on fighting and praying just as hard as you. I am off to work on a project for you! Best regards to your family. I sent you a snail mail envelope to your home on Thursday afternoon; I hope you received it. Blessings!

  79. Kevin Fletcher says:

    Kendall and Family, I just want to let you know that you are in my prayers. I am signing up for the run Sat @ S.U. I have participated in several events this past year, but this is the first one that I feel privileged to be a part of. I would be honored to have your permission to wear the shirt at upcoming races for Team Kendall. You inspire me. Reading some of the posts from your friends and family brought both tears to my eyes and joy to my heart because of the love and support for you. Keep fighting young lady and God bless you. Kevin

  80. Paula Briggs says:

    Just a note to let you know while we don’t know you personally we share your battle. My husband has stage IV ACC and has been fighting it since March of this year. Unfortunately he is not a candidate for surgery and we fight the battle with dated medicines and prayer. We’ve added you and your family to our prayer list and are confident you will do well! Happy holidays!

  81. Bruce Taylor says:

    Kendall and Family,

    I learned of your story today on TGen’s Facebook page. I wish the best for you and your family and hope that you will have all the love, courage, and strength you will need to win this fight. Based on my time on your site, it looks like you have an army of supporters that love you, that love will go a long way.

    Myself, family, and friends are proud supporters of the TGen foundation and the ATAC fund by way of our memorial to Jodi Kordus.

    Keep fighting the good fight and inspiring others with your courage.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  82. Toria Brown ( Nancy's Candy Company) says:

    Wishing the best for you! Just know that you are in me and my family’s prayers! Hope you enjoy your gummi frogs!!!

    • Joyce Ellis (Kendall's Nana) says:

      Thank both of you girls. You have both been so “SWEET” in helping fix me up with Kendall’s favorite ‘sweet treats’ for almost a year now. Happy Holidays

  83. Tarina says:

    I have being keeping up with your story and I am so impressed how the community has come together. You seem like a very strong young lady, and you seem to have a great support system. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  84. Jill Dove Teetor says:

    Dear Kendall and family…
    I just wanted you to know you are being thought of and we are praying here in Virginia Beach! I am and always will be a Knight in my heart…Class of ’83~! Just know a simple stranger heard of you and what you have been facing! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! May the New Year be HEALTHY and HAPPY! God Bless you all!!!

  85. Becky Farrar says:

    I work in an oncologist office ( Bluefield hematology oncology and associates). Your dad used to visit our office… And we all loved him !!! We send thoughts and prayers your way daily. You are obviously a very strong young lady who is very loved. May you and your entire family feel the comfort of Gods love wrapped around you, and lean on Him for strength. God Bless you all!!!

  86. Lauren says:

    My name is Lauren Deaton. I used to be best friends with Samantha Dillon when I was in highschool (10 years ago), & I used to babysit you and Connor when you both were younger. You two were the sweetest kids, I always enjoyed babysitting for you both! I am very sorry to hear that you are going through this. I will include you in my prayers. From what I see, you are a strong fighter and will make it through anything – Never Lose Faith! I know you have wonderful parents who will support you, and be behind you through anything. I’m so glad that CSHS is also supporting you, you deserve it! <3 NEVER GIVE UP KENDALL!! <3

  87. John bowman says:

    Hi Kendall. This is john with the boxcars. I am praying that god moves on you and your family in this upcoming surgery. Our god is a god of miracles. I am believing he will help you and touch you in the name of Jesus! God Bless you!

  88. Roanoke All Girl Teen Summit says:

    Roanoke All Girl Teen Summit sends our prayers and wishing you the best of luck!

  89. Ken Mangone says:

    Our family is praying for you Kendall!! Take care and God Bless!!

  90. Sherry Dahlstedt says:

    Kendall, I am a grandmother of 9 and live in Rocky Mt. I want you to know that my church, Franklin Heights Baptist is praying for you and your family. I know that faith will pull you through because years ago I had 2 children born with heart defects. They are wonderful adults now but I know what God can do. Keep strong and know that everyone here in Rocky Mt. has you in their prayers. God Bless. Sherry Dahlstedt

  91. Marissa says:


    I saw you video on the internet and have seen your “fight Like a knight” t-shirts all over town. I must say it is so inspiring to see that you are so positive with every step of you journey, no matter how hard it gets. I wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers each and every day and I truly hope and believe that some day soon, you will be cancer free. God bless you and your family!

  92. Michelle Johnson says:

    As beautiful as you are strong.. you are an inspiration to us all! I know you were happy to get rid of that chest tube.. they pinch and burn! BOO! Much love & support to you & your family. Don’t do too much too fast.. and of course.. most importantly..even though it hurts.. BREATHE DEEP GIRL! Know that every breath you take brings you closer to a full recovery!! You GOT this chickee! 🙂

  93. Dee Pierce says:

    If you only knew the numbers of people in prayer for Kendall’s healing! Our Sunday School and Church, every prayer warrior I know has her recovery and complete healing on their prayer list. God bless the Bayne family and keep you strong!

  94. Barbara Newman says:

    Dear Kendall,
    I know God will bring you through this storm. You are absolutely beautiful and I pray that you will have a full life ahead of you with lots of joy, happiness and success.
    You are a fighter and I know you will be well soon.

  95. Patricia Smallwood says:

    Hi you are a very strong girl and I know you will fight this terrible battle. I will pray for you each and every day.I know you have a whole lot of friends cheering you on and I am one of them. Live day by day doing things that you want to do and you will survive through all of this. Remember God only does the best for everyone. Keep your head up and your strength will soon get you through. I dont know you but you seem like a strong person so that is helpful. I want to wish you to get better and stronger. Love you

  96. Ginger Edwards says:

    Hey Kendall! Thinking of you and praying for your continued strength and courage. Cute video going around the web a few days ago of a little girl facing off with a lion; he tried really hard to intimidate her and she was unfazed. Sort of reminds me of you — in the face of this tremendous battle, you stand strong and unfazed. Keep up the fight! 🙂

  97. Ella&Emma says:

    Hi Kendall! We are Emma and Ella and we are huge fans of you! We are both 10 yrs. old and are in the 5th Grade. You are our hero!
    Kendall you are a true inspiration to both of us! We think you are the most amazing person. We have started fundraisers at our school for you! So far, we have almost $90! Our goal is to reach $300 and donate it to you. We are really trying to get people to donate so, we hung up posters all over the school for you! We are trying to get some of your bracelets to show we are HUGE Kendall Bayne Fans!!!!!!!!! We hope this year is the year you are going to be cancer free! Kendall we really hope to meet you in person sometime. We hope you continue to FIGHT LIKE A KNIGHT and become cancer free! We hope you get this message!
    We Love Kendall!
    Emma & Ella

  98. Lindsey Janney says:

    My name is Lindsey and I attend Floyd County High School. I read your story one morning in the paper and was deeply inspired by your will to never give up and fight without question. Even though don’t attend cave spring, I decided to wear white on Wednesday and put you on the prayer list at my church. I was blown away by your willingness to face this head on and the amazing recovery youve had from your surgery. Every day you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, as well as my church families. Thank you for showing me as well as others how anyone, even high schoolers, can be the strongest people in the world. Keep fighting<3

  99. Ella&Emma says:

    We love you Kendall! We know that this is the year that you will become cancer free!We started doing a contest between the classes at our school and our class is in the lead!(Mrs.Rebok is our teacher)We are always thinking about you and you have made a HUGE difference in our lives!
    We are cheering you on everyday!
    We love Kebdall!
    Emma and Ella

  100. Ella&Emma says:

    We have raised $410.93 for our fundraiser! That is $110.93 over our goal!We love you Kendall! Emma&Ella

    • The Baynes says:

      Thank you girls. Ask Mrs Rebok if Kendall can come to your class and say hi. You girls are awesome! Thanks, Team Kendall

  101. Emma&Ella says:

    I think our class would really love that. They were all really inspired by Kendall’s story. We are actually going to be on TV! (Cox Cable 411) We are going to be with Mrs. Rebok to talk about our fundraiser! We will tell you when it is supposed to come on! Mrs. Rebok actually got us the offical Team Kendall shirts!!
    Team Kendall

  102. Emma&Ella says:

    Hey Kendall!
    It was great to finally meet with you and your dad today! I think everyone really enjoyed it! Today we had our interview with Mrs. Rebok! I think it comes on sometime in March! We hope you can come back soon! I wish you and your family the best of luck at Duke! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!
    Keep your chin up and FIGHT LIKE A KNIGHT!

  103. Ella&Emma says:

    We were so happy and excited when you came to our school! We hope that you could visit us sometime soon!We are going to put the money in the suntrust account sometime soon! We love Kendall! FIGHT LIKE A KNIGHT!


  104. caitlin says:

    Hey Kendall I hope that this year you are cancer free because I know people with cancer and I now how hard it might be to have it I really hope you get better soon.
    Love Caitlin

  105. Susan Powell says:

    Hi Kendall,

    Let’s meet at Elderberry’s and get a smoothie together one afternoon when I get out of school. Email me at BCE and let me know when you feel like it! My treat!!

    Love, Mrs. Powell

  106. Al Wilmer says:

    Kendall, here’s wishing you a speedy recovery! Prayers and blessings,

  107. Wes McElroy says:

    My name is Wes McElroy. I am an afternoon sports talk show host in Richmond at WRNL and I will be part of the TV broadcast this weekend for the VHSL Championships and during my research found your story.
    Just wanted to drop you a note:You keep fighting and smiling!!!

    If you are selling Tshirts this weekend I will be happy to buy one and find a way to wear it on TV across the State.

    Email is above.
    God bless you girl.

    -Wes McElroy

  108. Diana Hart Acuna says:

    HI! my daughter Olivia Acuna is a Freshman at Wake Forest- I understand that you will be at the Wake n Shake event. I hope you have a chance to meet Olivia – she has been a big part of helping my family raise over $160,000 for ACC research. WE have pledge to raise another $840,000. We have paid for the tissue repository at UM and the rest of the money will go to genome sequencing of over 100 tumors from all over the world. My brother Derrick Hart was diagnosed with ACC in August of 2010 and we have worked tirelessly to help him, you and all of the other ACC warriors out there. You are so very Brave! I know you are getting good care- and I will include you in my prayers. I wish you much love, happiness and most importantly health.



  109. Suzanne Muller says:

    I sat next to a good friend of yours last week on a plane to Colorado. I was sorry to hear of your health problem, but so impressed by your friend’s account of your courage and positive attitude! You have alot of folks behind and around you!
    Many, Many blessings to you and yours as you continue to fight!

  110. Emma&Ella says:

    Even though we may be heading out for middle school soon, we will always remember to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember that day when you and your dad came to visit us. (BEST day ever!) We hope you and your family enjoy your summer! We love you Kendall!
    Team Kendall
    P.S. Wish us luck at middle school.(;

  111. Pamela Walker says:

    Hi Kendall, I am Cayla Martin’s grandmother in Branford, Fl. Last year Cayla asked me to pray for you and I wanted you to know that my prayer group has you on our prayer wall and we pray for you every Tuesday morning and I am sure during the week as the ladies think of you. I was just updating for our wall today and thought I would tell you that you are loved by many people but most of all you are loved by the Most High God and his son Jesus Christ. May his love and mercy surround you through this battle. We are praying for a complete healing. Ladies of Living Springs Family Worship Center

  112. Taylor says:

    I just wanted to let Kendall know that everyone at Northside is praying for her. You’re such a fighter and we are all wishing you well 🙂

  113. Northside Cheerleaders says:

    Kendall we love you so much!!!! We hope everything goes well and we hope u get better… Fight Like a Knight<3 -Northside Cheerleaders

  114. Linda Grubb says:

    Kendall, We have never met but you know my daughter Amanda from CSHS and Deb’s Lemonade. We saw you last night at the parade and we wanted to let you know that you looked so pretty. I think of you alot and I wanted you to know that I think you have to be one of the strongest people I know of. We will forever keep you in our prayers.
    I was and still am a Knight as are both my kids. We are there with you in your fight!! God Bless!!

  115. Anna Raven says:

    Congratulations Kendall on being on the Homecoming Court! You are in our thoughts and prayers. You are an inspiration to those fighting this fight. You are a motivator for others to get involved and help to make a difference in this world in the fight against cancer. But mostly, you are such a wonderful, beautiful and strong young lady. We wish you all the happiness and joy this world has and an end to this cancer.
    Best wishes~

  116. Ella&Emma says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Hope it’s great!

  117. Matt Clark says:

    Hey Kendall! I’ve never met you but I’m a youth leader at Parkway Wesleyan and I wanted to let you know that me and the rest of my group will be praying for you during this battle. I’d love for you to come by our group at church one Sunday morning at 9am or Wednesday night at 6:30 if you can…bring a friend or your family as well. We would love the opportunity to get to know you and pray for you and your family in person as well!

    Jeremiah 29:11

    Matt Clark

  118. deb says:

    Hi Kendall! I do not know u, but I feel like I do! I have tuned in to you and your families many updates. U r the most inpiring sole on the planet and deserve 2 b awarded all your dreams and inspirations! I am not a dr. But I am inspired by nutrition and homopathic remedies as my family also struggles with various health issues. I thought of u after listening to one of the very many books on tape I have listened 2 and thought I would share its name. “Doctor Yourself” by Dr. Andrew Saul. I downloaded it from if u would b interested in llistening 2 it I would b glad 2 reimb u the cost u paid. Please send me a copy of the receipt and I will sent u a ck 2 reimburse u. U can send to email address provided above. Best of luck 2 on your fight. U inspire us all!

  119. Din Piele says:

    Congratulations Kendall on being on the Homecoming Court! You are in our thoughts and prayers

  120. Nancy Northern says:

    It has been a while since I have seen you. Moving to Kentucky has put me physically so far away, but in my heart I am with you every day. I love you just as much as I did when you were my little kindergartener. And I am not at all surprised by all the outpouring of love and support for you. You have always been a special gift. You always greet others with love and kindness and this support is a reflection of you. I am one of the many people whose lives have been changed for good because we know you. Sending love and prayers for you and Mom, Dad, Connor, Nana, and Frank…all the time!

  121. Kellie Mirasola says:

    My prayers have always been with you and your family. I will continue to pray for your famikues comfort knowing you are no longer in pain. Rest in peace Kendall.

  122. Allison Haralson says:

    I came across Kendall’s story on Facebook and my heart truly aches for her friends and family. I can tell what a beautiful soul she was just by looking at her – I’m sure she was an absolute blessing to know. Sending so many love and prayers your way Bayne family.

  123. Kaitlyn Bell says:

    I am stunned and heartbroken. Kendall, you were in one of the very first classes that I student taught in at CSHS when I was just beginning my Spanish teaching career a few years back. Although I only had the chance to know you briefly, I do remember your infectious smile and very sweet spirit. I hope you rest in peace, beautiful girl. My prayers are with you and your family.

  124. Stephanie Key says:

    Jere, Andrea, and Connor – words cannot express how sad we are, but how honored we have been to see Kendall fight her battle. We have prayed for her daily – and will continue to pray for you all! May God’s peace find you..

    Stephanie, Davie, Josh, & Dillon Key

  125. Debbie Farner says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss! I can’t imagine what you are going through now. I did not know Kendall, I learned of her on our ACC support group page, but she sounds amazing. She was beautiful, you were blessed to have her. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  126. Julie Padgett says:

    Kendall was a beautiful, smart and inspirational young lady. I am truly sorry for your loss.
    The family and friends are in my prayers.
    God received a beautiful Angel.

  127. Taylor says:

    still think about you everyday Kenny, I’ve been missin your laugh a whole lot lately. remembering all of our fun times until I see you again. you’ll always be my big sister, hope you’re having fun in heaven. I love you

  128. Tiara Handy says:

    Kendall, i know i didnt know you that well. i did go to cave spring high for 9th grade and we were in the same grade and i looked up to you like a hero cause you had found out about your condition. when i found out i was pregnant and may not have made it through the delievery my first thought was if kendall can fight a harsh sickness then i can fight you have been my hero for so many reasons i love ya girl fly high by the way my baby is now 3 months old almost 4