Words from her mother...Brooke was extremely close to our Pap, and was taking it very hard that he was passing away from his battle with cancer. That's when she prayed and said to God, "If you are real, please reveal yourself to us at this difficult time." Days later, Pap told us that he would be leaving on 3-1-3. Nobody knew what he was talking about or the significance of the 313 until it happened. Pap passed away at 3:13pm on January 13, 2011. From that moment on, Brooke knew God had answered her prayer and that He was real. She had "Livestrong 3:13" tattooed on her wrist to daily inspire herself and others.
Little did Brooke know, that same year, she would also be diagnosed with cancer. She heroically beat this disease, not once, but twice over the next 4 1/2 years. However, in July 2016, Leukemia found its way back once again. After exhausting every treatment option available to her, she courageously entered into her Saviors' arms in her own miraculous way. We all held her hands, and watched her take her last breath at 3:09pm. However, the doctor said she still had a faint whisper in her lungs and a small heartbeat in her chest. We all looked at each other, and we just knew....she had 3 more minutes. On October 13th at 3:13pm our beloved Brooke was called home. Her testimony had been completed. We shout her story from the mountaintops, as we are so proud of her journey and everything that she stood for. We pray that you would continue to remember Brooke's story throughout your own travels, as you are reminded with every 3:13.
AWARDEE OF THE NOAH JAMES HARDT FOUNDATION