Leukemia patient Kollin Goodall was given only a few weeks, but he is still here as an inspiration to everyone around him.
“Instead of being scared, he has decided to spend his time living life to the fullest and being an inspiration to everyone around him,” explains his mother Karen Goodall. “He has such a heart for sharing his faith. He woke up one night and began typing his story on his computer. I helped him print out copies to insert in our church’s tract, and he passes them out wherever he goes.”
We have been documenting these critical days at the family’s request and will be featured in Volume 2 “The Goodall Family Story.” We don’t want to let everything out, but let’s just say that this quite, shy little boy has woken to an entirely new place in his faith.
He also has a bucket list and a caring community has been helping him with it! Groups ranging from St. Johns Rivers Community College to Builders Care who helped provide a new home to the Goodalls to The Jumping Place skydiving company to NASCAR hero Richard Petty at the Richard Petty Experience in Orlando, FL is just only a few.
One of the many memorable moments Kollin has experienced was when he was given the chance to share his testimony at youth church in front of hundreds of teens. Kollin spoke for an hour about his coping with his disease, his family and his faith. “I recently made a decision for God, and I don’t want to lose that fire for God,” Kollin shared to the audience. “I live life to the fullest now. Do what you can and leave a good testimony behind.” There were hugs and tears after he spoke.
“The last few months have been an incredible blessing to Kollin and all of us,” says Karen Goodall, Kollin’s mother. “We are all very grateful to everyone who has given of the time, recourses, and heart. You have all truly made these days a treasure for all of us, and have given us memories we will never forget.”
At the family’s request, Kollin’s entire story is being documented and will be a part of the upcoming Goodall Family documentary. Please keep them in prayer.