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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday September 22nd, 2011

My Girl on her 1st day of school.
She was so excited to go, and loved playing with everyone....NOT!   She said she didn't want to go, she was anxious, she was extra clingy the days leading up to the first day of school, but, she went and she was singing her ABC's on the way there in the morning. The first week of school they had a color of the day and purple was the color for the 1st day. So far Ella has worn a Tutu EVERYDAY of school.

She looks so small, and her backpack looks so big.
She had clinic on Tuesday. This clinic was Chemo (Vincristine) and the added delight of a flu shot. I think the flu shot was worse than chemo, because it wasn't what she was expecting.  She wouldn't use her arm for almost 48hours.  Her differential counts were low, but not low enough to hold chemo. Her port was very black and blue this time after chemo, which is a concern to mom, but she is okay. She got the all clear to go to Myrtle Beach so she was very happy. We were not able to go last year because Ella was in the middle of her hard core treatment. She can not wait to go. It is her favorite place to visit.

We went to an apple orchard this weekend to pick apples with our neighbors and good friends. It was my first time at an apple orchard, so I took lots of pictures and Ella has made sure that one of the apples goes into her lunch everyday. Here are some of the pictures I took.

Thank you for reading. Please remember this is Childhood Cancer Month! Please do not let another child have to go through Chemo. Think about making a donation in Ella's honor, or any child you know who has suffered.  
Donate to research here: CureSearch


Friday, September 16, 2011

CureSearch Walk September 10th, 2011

CureSearch Walk
Click on link to see video.

Last Saturday we participated in the CureSearch Walk in Chicago. CureSearch provides funds to reseachers to cure Childhood Cancers like Leukemia. This is a video of the photos we took. All the survivors received a medal and a balloon was released in memory of the children that we have lost. Please consider a donation in Ella's honor to CureSearch.

Thank you to our friends and family that walked with us!