My wife, Melissa and I have been together since 1994. We are blessed with two children. My son Jensen was stricken with cancer at

age two. After many treatments and three relapses, he lost the battle. Our planning and preparation style parenting was demolished during the very trying times throughout treatment. A new personality began to surface in my

family and I. 


Having been through long days, weeks, and months in the hospital with Jensen, we understand that happiness is being together, no matter where. Memories are made through love and attention on any day and at any time. Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation is a symbol of all that we have lost and all that we have learned. The trying times of Childhood cancer treatments will be overwhelming for those fighting the disease and their support family. I want to give those families more opportunities to make memories. 

Lynn Byrd, Vice President