Big Brother star Britney Haynes appeared on the reality show this year displaying a baby bump and announcing that she was about to give birth. The baby was born on July 13 and both parents were ecstatic.
Beautiful Tilly made her appearance and even Big Brother announced the birth. Fans and people everywhere sent their congratulations to Britney and her husband Nathan “Ryan” Godwin. Life seemed wonderful to the new family.
On September 1, Britney and her husband received some bad news. She posted the news on Facebook over the weekend:
On September 1, we were among the daily 720 sets of parents to be absolutely devastated with a childhood cancer diagnosis. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Please take the time to pray for all these children, our sweet baby included. We appreciate each and every one.
The confirmation of the tragic news came again from Britney on Twitter:
Thank you for all of the thoughts, wishes, and prayers for my precious girl. She’s everything to me.
Britney, Nathan and Tilly need financial help with their daughter’s illness. Donations are being accepted through the CBS website. Love and prayers can be sent to Britney and her family through Twitter at: @britney Haynes.
Britney competed in seasons 12 and 14. Evel Dick was on season 12 with Britney and she made sure she texted her Big Brother family before she announced the news on Facebook. The new mom sent out a tweet thanking everyone for the good wishes, support and prayers through social media. Britney is receiving the support texts through the hashtag #PrayForTilly.
Big Brother alumni are keeping in touch with the couple. Shelly Moore, Evel Dick, Ian Terry and James Rhine have sent their good thoughts and prayers for little Tilly. James put a link on his Facebook page directing readers toward a money raiser for Tilly’s medical care.
So far, “Go Get Funding” shows 128 backers who have donated $2,400. Readers can go to Go Get Funding to donate to the medical fund.
According to the American Cancer Society, the cancers that occur most often in children are not the same as those types seen in adults. To learn more about childhood cancer, visit the American Cancer Society.
As a Big Brother fan, mother of three daughters and as a fellow human being, the family is in my prayers, thoughts and good wishes. Please help by donating, even if it’s a dollar. It all adds up and can ensure Tilly gets the care she needs.