Welcome to Dianna's webpage.

It has been provided to keep friends and family updated on her life with Fanconi anemia (FA).

Dianna was diagnosed with FA in April 1998.

FA causes aplastic anemia (bone marrow failure), as well as many different types of cancers.

She had a few of the obvious signs of FA: missing both thumbs, deaf in her right ear, very small for her age, and had corrective surgery at birth on her intestines.

Dianna had a sibling donor bone marrow transplant at Medical City Dallas, TX.

Transplant date: October 1, 2008

Dianna went to heaven September 1, 2009


126 Edgewood Dr.
Lewisville, TX 75067
Phone #: 972-436-4816

Normal Blood Count Range:
White blood count: (normal 4.5-13.5)
Red blood count: (normal 4.0-5.20)
HGB: (normal 11.5-15.5)
Platelets: (normal 140-440)
ABS NEUT#: (normal 1.50-6.50)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dianna's Birthday- "Good Deeds for Dianna"

Message from- Mikel Porter, FBC Lewisville Student Minister

Hello all--

You may/may not be aware that Miss Dianna Vannostran's birthday is March 12 (this Friday). I know all of us will be think about and praying for her family-- Bret, Nanette, the kids and extended family-- as they continue to grieve and miss that sweet little girl. I was thinking it would be cool to help them celebrate her life-- a life that was full of love, laughter and passion! Here's the idea:

On Friday, March 12, we want to get many people who love Dianna and her family to do a good deed for someone else. It can be someone you know or don't know. It can be planned or spontaneous. It can be done as a family, with friends or on your own. The idea is that we will all celebrate Dianna's life by doing something loving for someone else. When you do the deed, if appropriate, share with that person why you're doing it so they'll know about Dianna too. Then, the most important part: write a note to the Foster family and share with them what you did in her memory. you can email it or send a card or however you want to communicate. This way, Dianna's family will know all the things that were done to celebrate this sweet life and can keep them to remember in the days ahead.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Go out for dinner and leave an extra big tip for your server
Pay for the next person in line at Starbucks or fast food line
Volunteer time at CCA, SpiritHorse or some other organization in her memory
Plant flowers or a tree in someone's yard
Do something extra special to erve someone in your household
Send an encouraging note
Buy a gift card
Buy a drink for the check out clerk at a gas stration
Take flowers to the emergancy room/nursing home and thank the staff for what they do
Donate blood

Please feel free to forward this message to anyone/everyone you know who might want to participate. This is a great way to celebrate a great life!

Email your deeds to Nanette at: nfoster@fbclewisville.org
or mail them to Foster Family: 126 Edgewood Dr. Lewisville, TX 75067

Thank you for helping us celebrate Dianna's life!

Mikel Porter
Student Minister

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dianna's Funeral Arrangements

Visitation: Thursday September 3, 2009
First Baptist Church Lewisville TX
1251 W.Valley Ridge Blvd
Lewisville TX 75077

Funeral Service: Friday September 4th, 2009
First Baptist Church Lewisville TX
1251 W. Valley Ridge Blvd
Lewisville , TX 75077

Burial Service: Friday September 4th, 2009
Ryan Cemetery
Ryan Oklahoma 73565

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dianna's an Angel-- 9-01-09

Dear Friends of Dianna,

I have sad news to deliver. This morning Dianna passed away after a long courageous battle with Fanconi Anemia. I will send out visitation and funeral service information tomorrow (tentatively scheduled for Thursday night and Friday morning in Lewisville , TX ).

Nannette, Bret, and family have endured great hardship during the past year and many have asked how they can help. To support them during this time of need we are setting up the “Friends of Dianna” fund. This bank account will be used to assist the family with expenses during this difficult time. Should you like to contribute, you can send a check payable to “Friends of Dianna”. The contributions should be sent to either myself or Pat Kempf at the addresses below.

Dianna’s fight was epic. She has been, is, and will always be an inspiration to all of us.


Phil Hultquist
5712 Texas Trail
Colleyville, TX 76034

Pat Kempf
c/o Moroch Partners
3625 N. Hall
11th Floor
Dallas, TX 75219

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Day + 333

Dianna had a good week, except for issues from withdraw...
The doctors are weaning Dianna off the pain/sedation medications,
but she is having withdraw from being on so much medication for so long. :-(
The doctors have given her methadone to help,
but she is still having shakes, fever, upset stomach (poor baby!)
It looks like Dianna is getting close to a removal of the ventilator tube.
(It may be not work, but I hope that the doctors will at least let her try to breathe on her own.)
Thanks again for ALL the prayers!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Day + 326

The "new" dialysis site (fistula) works great! :-)
Dianna did have an infection in the "old" dialysis line.
(That IS what was causing the fever.) :-(
Dianna had dialysis in the morning, then...
Another SURGERY to insert a "pick line" into her right arm.
After she was back into her room and the nurses made sure the pick line worked...
they removed the old dialysis line and the art line.
Due to the infection the doctors had to increase the rates on Dianna's ventilator. :-(
(Yes-- Dianna is still on the ventilator.)
This weekend they're working on weaning her back down to a lower setting.
Please pray for no more infections and getting off the ventilator.
Thank you for ALL the prayers!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day + 322

The doctors took Dianna off the CVVH (dialysis machine)...
they want to try her new graft on the "regular" dialysis machine on Wednesday.
If the new graft works...
they will take out the old "temporary line" which is good
(one less area for infections).
Dianna is NOW on such a low setting on the ventilator...
the doctors are going to try to take her off the vent in the next day or two! :-)
Dianna did have a little fever today...
please pray that she does not have an infection.