APRIL BROWN, MADISON, TN

HUSBAND, SON 35, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW 30, GRANDSON 6, SON 27, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW 25; GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS OF TENNESSEE, AUGUST 15, 2015. DIAGNOSED WITH ADVANCED STAGE 4 METASTATIC BREAST CANCER IN 2012, METASTASIZED TO BONES. NOMINATED BY GILDA'S CLUB NASHVILLE.


Dear Sandra,

Thank you and everyone who is a part of Leslie's Week for the gift of a family vacation. This was something I have wanted to do for my family for the past few years, but simply did not have the means to make it happen.

We enjoyed our visits to Splash Country and Dollywood very much. But primarily, we all cherished just hanging out at the cabin together, reconnecting as a family. My sons and daughters-in-law made great use of the pool table, and we all enjoyed the hot tub. Our cabin was situated so that you felt as if you were right in the woods in the outdoor areas and the nightly bear visits just enhanced that feeling. My grandson was especially excited over the tree in the living room and the loft tree house. Thank you for choosing such a special place for us to spend time together.

I will never forget this experience, and am so pleased that my kids have such a lovely family memory that they can keep forever. My hope is that this week inspires them to do more together in the future.

Leslie's Week was a true Godsend for this family. I can't thank you enough.

Love,

April Brown


VACATIONING AT BEAR-ITS-TREE HOUSE!
A real faux tree in the living room!


Sunday, August 16, LESLIE'S WEEK Clubhouse Reception for Meet & Greet!


APRIL & FAMILY HANGING OUT AT THE HOUSE, RELAXING ON A RAINY DAY!


FUN & HAPPINESS!


Thank you LESLIE'S WEEK. We really had a wonderful time. It has been years since I have had both of my boys with me at the same time for any length of time. Usually, I get one or the other. Watching them be brothers again was the best thing. I just can't express enough what this has done for our family. We all feel a bit closer as a result.

April

Obituary for April Ann Brown

On the very early morning of January 25th, 2017 Award winning Native American Flutist, singer, writer and artist April Ann Brown lost, no wait! No she didn't! April Ann Brown has been living well with Metastatic Breast Cancer since 2009. Even in her Final months of Hospice and constant and ever increasing pain, she laughed through Cancer. She created the most amazing Music, Poetry and Art and helped so many dealing with Cancer through her own.

On January 25th 2017 April made her final winning move leaving behind a broken body no longer strong enough or large enough to contain her and although she's flown away from this world, her journey, music, artwork and Poetry will continue to help ease the Stresses of Cancer and inspire others to reach into their own creative Souls.

She is remembered by her husband, best friend, caregiver, life and musical soulmate Paul Brown; her mother and step father Faye and Eddie Smith, father and stepmother Cornelius and Kathy Morton; son and daughter -n- law Robert and Echo Rees; her son and daughter -n- law Joe and Kayla Reese, grandson Spencer Rees; stepsons Paul and Patrick Brown; granddaughter Paisley Jane Brown, brothers Scott and Rob Morton, nephews, great nieces and nephews.