Please Keep Sophie in your Thoughts and Prayers

This note will be brief. Unfortunately, on Tuesday, we found out that Sophie’s tumor has grown back and we are currently exploring our options. We ask that everyone please continue to pray for Sophie in any way that is appropriate to you and your respective religions, and please spread the word.

  • Her full Hebrew Name: Chava Shalva Gavriella bat Shani Aliza
  • Her full English Name: Sophia Gabrielle Spangenthal

We do not plan on sending additional frequent or lengthy updates via the blog at this time.


35 Replies to “Please Keep Sophie in your Thoughts and Prayers”

  1. Anna (Weinstein) Hakakian says: Reply

    We’ve never met, but I’ve been following sophie’s journey since the beginning and always have her in my tefilot. My heart is breaking at this news. Will continue praying for your little warrior. She is beautiful.

  2. I’m so sorry, Jenny. Thinking of you guys and our brave hero Sophie. Sending love and prayers.

  3. Davening! Love you guys

  4. Ben-David Seligman says: Reply

    Best wishes to a wonderful little girl, and her dedicated parents, for climbing yet another steep hill on a difficult road.

  5. Caren Eisenstadter says: Reply

    Sophie is an incredible girl who has captured all our hearts with parents who are super loving, superhuman and super special. Sending postive thoughts, love and prayers. May Hashem give Sophie and family strength, brachot and more.

    1. amen

  6. So very sorry to hear of this latest setback. Sending love and praying for better days

  7. Jenny, David and Family,

    i embrace all of you with love, light and prayers. little princess sophie is in the hearts of many — she is so loved for her sweetness and inspiring ways. may HaShem bless your journey with good health and revealed good. with blessings. tova gelper

  8. Sophie, keep your light shining.

  9. Praying for Sophie and the family.

  10. I will daven for Sophie!
    Oiy this is so much to bear!!
    I’m available for platelets, pls reach out if needed,
    Blood A-.
    Thank you

  11. Aah F…k, I can’t believe this. I am so sorry. You are all such incredible brave people. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sophie is a true inspiration and such a special person. I send you my love. God Bless

  12. Chizuk,Tefillot,Love-sent your way
    You are all truly unbelievable!
    Shabbat Shalom
    Refuah Shleim-Shalva Gavriella
    Cary Sprung

  13. So sorry to hear of this latest setback. We are thinking and praying for Sophie and May she continue to be the mightiest little fighter ever! Love Lauren and Joel Berley and family

  14. Jackie Chaffiotte says: Reply

    So sorry to hear this news…I’m always asking your Dad how Sofie is..think of you and your family all the time..will continue to pray for all of you!!!!

  15. We are thinking and praying for Sophie and May she continue to be the mightiest little fighter ever! Love Lauren and Joel Berley and family

  16. You are all in our hearts and thoughts and prayers. Sending love to you with all our strength and intentions.

  17. I am so very sorry to hear this news. I will continue to pray hard for Sophie and your family. If there is anything Michael Feeney’s Best Day Ever or I can do personally, please don’t hesitate to ask. Stay strong. She needs you now more than ever.

  18. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Spangenthal family. I am glad that I had a chance to meet Sophie and am looking forward to seeing her again…

  19. Chris McLachlan says: Reply

    Oh my gracious, David! What a crushing blow to your little family and your larger family, and especially to your incredible Sophie. I am literally in tears. All of my most heartfelt prayers and wishes for her best outcome. I am holding you all in my heart.

  20. Emily Steinberger Weg says: Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear this update. I’ve been thinking of you and will be thinking of you even more so now. If there is ever anything I can do help in the hospital, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

  21. DJ Propper Lesnoy says: Reply

    Always holding Sophie and your beautiful family in my heart, my thoughts and in my prayers.

  22. Terry Lefkowitz says: Reply

    I’ve never met you but I’ve been following Sophie’s difficult journey. (My kids used to live in FL). How devastated you must be at this latest news. My heart hurts for you and brave Princess Sophie. Will continue to daven and recite Tehillim for Chava Shalva Gavriella bas Shani Aliza, and may Hashem grant you strength.

  23. Sarah Damewood says: Reply

    Praying for strength and healing..

  24. Pamela Horowitz says: Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you dear Sophie, Jenny, David and all the family.

  25. It was so nice meeting Sophie the other week in Miami! She is such a sweet and bright girl with an adorable laugh and smile! I will continue keeping her in my prayers ❤️

  26. Although we’ve never met, Sophie has been a source of inspiration. The sweetness of her smile, the sparkle in her eyes just jump out of the computer screen and into our hearts. May Hashem send you strength to continue this journey. May Hashem send His rachamim and refuah to our amazing, super-hero princess. Sophie is always in our tefillot & in our hearts. Sending our love and tefillot from Yerushalayim. -Zelda & Danny Wildman

  27. Allie (Bloom) and Daniel Wohlberg says: Reply

    We love you all and we are praying for Sophie every day. You are all on our minds and in our hearts.

  28. Refuah sheleima. You don’t know me but I’ve been following Sophies journey through my sister in law. Hopefully we will bake challah this Thursday in Sophies honor.
    I’m thinking good thoughts. I can’t wait for the day when I hear that you’re on the other side of this journey with health and happy.

  29. Sandy and Gary Bloom says: Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are always with you and Sophie as you continue this fight. It amazes us that with all the challenges she has faced Sophie can still light up the room with her smile and joy and love of life . She gets that from your tireless love and efforts. May God give you strength as you continue to love and support each other and your families. We love you all. Sandy and Gary

  30. Hi Jennie
    Loved the NBC news article posted below Thank you for taking the time to write this when there is so much going on in your life.
    I agree that It is time that for corporate America to do the right thing and hopefully out of this good changes will happen. FMLA is not enough!
    My love to all of you.

  31. JoAnn Goldstein says: Reply

    Sophie on my mind and in my heart (along with her parents) – may Chava Shalva Gavriella bat Shani Aliza have a refuah shleimah

  32. Michal Agus Fox says: Reply

    Sophie is in our prayers and in our hearts! We have fallen in love with Sophie through Kira!
    Love, Michal and Natie Fox (Kira Fox’s parents)

  33. Carolyn J. Lewis says: Reply

    Continuing to send you all my love and support from far away!

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