Sunday, January 23, 2011


I'm sorry for such a long delay in posting. The first of the year is always quite busy for everyone. I hope that each of you have been safe, warm and enjoying the snow if you are in any of the 49 states out of 50 that have had snow. Sorry, to those of you in Florida who have not had the opportunity to enjoy the snow. Personally, since we do not get to much of it in West Tennessee, I have loved every single flake that we have had so far. I'm just a big kid when it comes to snow.

Quite a few of our kiddo's have come in over the past few weeks for their check-ups. I am so thrilled to tell you that each one of them has had an excellent checkup with excellent results!!! Morgan is doing great, she looks beautiful and is enjoying life to the fullest. We were able to go out to dinner a couple of times while they were here for her two year post transplant checkup. She was selected by St Jude as one of the patients to feature in a huge picture on the wall of St Jude survivors. It's beautiful.

If you are in the hospital, you will find the wall of pictures in the long hallway leading to the Chili's Center right across from the ABC wall.

Please continue to pray for Morgan.

Jack was here for a few days for his 3 month checkup. Everything came back ALL CLEAR! He looks great and is feeling great. He is still quite the adorable little boy, so full of himself and life. He is getting ready to be a big brother. Not to sure if he wants to keep the baby if it's a girl. My bet is, he will certainly change his mind the second he lays eye's on her if it is a girl. They do not know yet, but do plan to find out the gender of the expected baby. Katie is doing great, looks great and has the cutest baby bump going on. Please keep their family in your prayers as they prepare for the new baby and continue to make their trips back to St Jude for checkups. Pray for Jack to remain CANCER FREE forever.

Natalie was back for her 4 month checkup. She got the ALL CLEAR too!!! WooHoo!!! I love when all of these kids come back and get excellent reports. It shows the hard work and success of the teams of researchers and doctors at St Jude. Natalie, looks absolutely wonderful. I got to meet up with Nat and Sandy for dinner the night before her appointments. They are such a sweet family and a blessing to be around. Nat is doing great in school. She and Nicole are in their sophomore year in college and both take full time classes and have a part time job. They are both remarkable young ladies. Continue to pray for Natalie to remain CANCER FREE. I forgot my camera when I went to visit with them.... sorry!

Little Trevor has been in for his treatment and checkups. He is doing great!

Just to give you an idea of his day during treatment... this child is non-stop from the time he gets up till the time he goes to bed except for during his chemo treatment. The minute they start the drip with the benadryl included, he is out like a light for the three hours of chemo! Melinda and I get a chance to visit and catch up on the events at their house while a freight train could come through the room and Trevor would not move! He is just so precious to watch him sleep. He had a rough time with chemo this past week, it made it more sick than usual. Bless his little heart! Please keep praying for him and for the treatment to show stable or actual shrinkage of his tumor. Pray for the sick side effects of the treatment to subside. Please be praying for excellent results on his upcoming scans. He will have his big set of scans coming up on his next trip in.

Ariel was in for her checkup and she too is doing great! She is one shot away from being COMPLETE with her chemo!!!! A HUGE WOOHOO for her!! She will be in for a checkup this coming Friday and I am so excited to be going to Hattiesburg to visit with them over the weekend. My son, Tyler, will be in Hattiesburg for the weekend with the baseball team he plays for. The team just happened to be based out of Hattiesburg, so that makes a win win for me!! I am looking forward to getting to spend time with them and see their hometown. Ariel and Amber are in the final semester of their senior year in high school. Their year is going great and they are really enjoying all of the joys of being a SENIOR!! They are both very busy making their plans for college next year. Please keep this sweet family in your prayers.

Please keep Preston in your prayers. He is once again back inpatient with fever. He has really had a tough time, and needs all of our prayers. He is over day +100 and had hoped to be back home HOME by now. You can check out his CB site, Renee does an excellent job keeping everyone informed of what is going on with him.

Last week I had the pleasure of going to the movies with Preston, his mom and Ma to see Yogi Bear in 3D. We really had a great time and Preston LOVED the movie! He sat on the edge of his seat with his 3D glasses on the entire movie! He was adorable to watch, I enjoyed watching him as much as I did the movie.

One other prayer request that I would like to share with you... our team member Svetlana had ear surgery this week. It was an outpatient surgery and she is doing really well. She has been in some pain and discomfort from the packing that remains in her ear. Please pray for her recovery and also pray that as this heals it will show that the surgery was successful to restore the hearing loss she has had in that ear. Thank you so much for those prayers. Her family is all located out of the country and she did not want to worry them, so she has not told them yet about her surgery. She has ask that we do not post any comments regarding her surgery on her facebook page if you happen to be facebook friends with her. You may private inbox messages to her, or for our team members you may post them on our Team Believe facebook page. Thank you for honoring her request.

Ok, I think that is about it to catch you all up on our kiddo's and team members. The only other thing I want to share with you is a big honor for me! I have been asked to serve on the Advisory Board for the Hero's Program for St Jude Marathon. We will have our first board meeting tomorrow. I feel so honored to be selected for a position on this board. I will fill you in more after we have had our first meeting and I know more. Just pray for me to serve the best way possible on this board.

I pray that each of you have a great week.

Keep praying....


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