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Friday, April 12, 2013

Clinic Visit for April

Ella was in a really great mood on Tuesday.  She was being goofy for everyone- even the Doctor she had never met that did her initial vitals.  We were in and out and it was an easy day at clinic.  Her counts are looking better each time we go and she is moving in the right direction!

Aunt Carrie joined us for clinic, and right after we celebrated her 3 YEARS of Carrie being done with chemo!!!!  I took our little Cancer Butt Kickers to The Cheesecake Factory for some lunch and we went to Build A Bear to get what is hopefully Ella's last bear for a while.  She has around 50, and I seriously am out of room to put these!

In the past 2 weeks, our hospital alone has lost 3 kids to cancer.  I can not even begin to tell you how much this saddens my heart. The grief that the parents, family, doctors, nurses, and everyone involved must be feeling just brings me to tears.  The fact that Cancer has beaten not 1, but 3 more children just angers me.  I feel like there is so much attention to adult cancers, but no one wants to hear about Childhood Cancers- it's just too painful.  And that is true- It IS painful!  So, help us kick it's butt!  think about supporting Cure Search which helps to raise funds to cure and support children with cancer.



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Child Life

Hi All!
Ella is doing well.  I just wanted to share an article that was published by Cure Search this week featuring Megan- Ella's Child Life Specialist.  You may remember that Megan made sure Ella had a Christmas Tree in her hospital room when she was admitted on Christmas Eve, and when I could not go past the magic line when Ella had surgery, Megan jumped into the gurney and rode with her.

Ella and Megan

Cure Search is dedicated only to funding Childhood Cancers.  It is a great organization and Steve and I have been their photographers the past two years.  This year I am on the committee for the 2013 walk.  It is in September and it is very family friendly.  When our team registration is ready I will put up the link, but in the meantime, please think about walking with us or donating this year!

Thanks so much.