help for families of childhood cancer patients

Grief Support Services

BIG Love Cancer Care

Houston, TX

Coordinators: Breanna Murray

B.I.G. Love provides individual and group grief support sessions as well as opportunities for weekend retreats, conferences, and other resources and literature for bereaved families. Our desire is to provide grief support sessions rooted in Biblical truth with a deep understanding of our eternal hope – Heaven.  


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"Thank you for your companionship and conversation with someone who knows....even though I wish with all my heart that you'd never had to have known this unimaginable pain and loss. But I do so admire how much you are doing for others in this dark world that we were thrown into, and even though it can't make things "all better" for you, it is making things better for others, to have BIG Love in their life. I am including myself in that category. You for sure made this day better for me...and that is all I can hope for....that for a few hours, today was a better day. Thanks for those hours."

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Contact information:

PO Box 90818
Austin, TX 78709-0818
(870) 866-5008

Chaney, Jessica, Taylor and Trusten Phillips

Jessica PhillipsChaney and Jessica Phillips founded B.I.G. Love Cancer Care Services after their five year old daughter, Brooke Alyson, passed away from childhood leukemia. It is because of their own personal journey through illness, loss and grief that they have expanded the ministry of B.I.G. Love to include Individual and Group Grief Support Services.

It is their desire to provide a safe place for parents and individuals to come to grieve, to cry, to laugh, to love, to talk, to remember...and to do all this with others who under- stand...with others who have traveled a similar road.

Their desire is that B.I.G. Love will be a place of refuge for you during your greatest time of need – a place to feel God's love, comfort and peace...once again.

Jessica holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology as well as certification in non-profit management from the Graduate School of Social Work from the University of Houston, TX. She is also a licensed minister receiving her ordination from the Great Commission Fellowship in Harvey, LA. Chaney has a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration. Chaney is also a licensed minister receiving his ordination from the Great Commission Fellowship in Harvey, LA.

Taylor is 14 years old and is in the ninth grade. She plays the piano, sings and cheers for the Dripping Springs High School Tigers. She misses her little sister Brooke everyday. Our son, Trusten, was born in 2012. He is two years old now and loves cars and trucks. We are teaching him all about his sister Brooke. He loves her already!

Breanna Hopkins

Breanna Hopkins

Breanna Hopkins, CCLS has been a practicing child life specialist for ten years. She worked at Texas Children's Hospital for six years where she served solid tumor and neuro-oncology patients in the Cancer Center and Hematology Service. Breanna developed the Legacy of Love program in December of 2007 and the Retreat of Renewal.

The Legacy of Love program facilitates a therapeutic legacy building process for Texas Children's Cancer Center patients. The Retreat of Renewal is a therapeutic weekend family retreat for families who have experienced the loss of a child to cancer. She worked most recently at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego before relocating back to Houston with her family.