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Friday, March 31, 2023
2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)
Blue Hill resident Londyn Rian Buss, 14, entered heaven on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE, following her courageous twenty-two month battle with Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma brain cancer.
Friends and family are invited to attend Londyn’s Celebration of Life at North Shore Church, 100 W. 33rd St., Hastings, NE on March 31st at 2:00 p.m. The church will receive any flowers or plants on Friday, March 31st beginning at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Londyn Buss Memorial Fund, established at Hastings Credit Union, 707 N. Marian Rd, Hastings, NE, or to Tough2gether Foundation, 1600 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502 (www.tough2gether.org to the “Londyn Lives Fund”) where Londyn’s desire to help others beat DIPG through research and family support will continue, or to any of the following foundations supporting DIPG families and research: Noah Brave Foundation, Live Gray’s Way Fund, Storm the Heavens, or Chad Tough Defeat DIPG Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Londyn was born on February 26, 2009, to Jessica Buss in Hastings, NE. She attended Longfellow Elementary, Hastings, NE, and Blue Hill School District. Londyn was a natural at dance, enjoyed cheerleading camps, playing volleyball, and the violin. She loved everything on Disney Plus and made the best Tik Toks.
Londyn was well known across the childhood cancer community attending Childhood Cancer’s CureFest in Washington, DC both years. She wrote a beautiful speech, delivered through her mother when her voice was failing, for the Tough2gether National DIPG Breakfast in Washington, DC which inspired changes in policy at several children’s hospitals.
Londyn was the first pediatric cancer patient, and the first child to receive radiation, at Morrison Cancer Center, Hastings, NE. She also bravely pioneered the Sonodynamic Therapy Clinical Trial at Children’s National Hospital. She was courageous, independent, determined, and wise beyond her years. Londyn was an absolute groundbreaker. More than anything, Londyn was authentically herself in every environment. This weekend she will receive posthumously the Fortitude Award at the Storm the Heavens Gala in Philadelphia recognizing her tenacity and courage through great adversity. As a last act of selflessness, Londyn chose to donate her brain tissue to Stanford University and also her heart valves.
Londyn leaves behind a loving family including her mother, Jessica Buss; brothers, Gage Buss and Tristyn Gulbrandson; step-father, Tim Gulbrandson; grandmas, Diane Buss and Irene Buss; grandpa, Rodney Buss, all of Blue Hill, NE; uncle and aunt, Tyler Buss and Jessica Buss, Hastings, NE; aunt, Candy Boltee, Aurora, NE; and many cousins.