Colin Loves Tractors Follow Colin's progress through treatment for a brain tumor

November 17, 2011

Indestructible

Before launching into the latest long-overdue update, I want to post information about the 2011 St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk that is taking place across the country this weekend. We are going to New York City on Saturday, November 19, to support the hospital in a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. If anybody can join us or participate in one of 80 cities across the country, we encourage you to do so. Also, please consider a donation to St. Jude (our fundraising page). Not only do we know from personal experience what an amazing place it is, but independent research demonstrates that St. Jude is a quality charity. The hospital received a top rating on Charity Navigator because it has proven that dollars donated equate to dollars spent helping the kids. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…

 

After getting news of another stable scan at the end of June, we returned home to start off a busy summer. (more…)

June 12, 2011

Full Circle

Colin returned home, nearly a year from the completion of radiation and two months short of his fourth birthday, with a good scan and no trach. (more…)

May 23, 2010

Survivor: Target House

There is no immunity challenge, and Jeff Probst doesn’t sit us around a campfire to discuss who is next to go, but living here is beginning to feel like a warped version of the Survivor reality show. (more…)

March 4, 2010

Ode to Lady Liberty

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled [brain tissue] yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my [high-energy photon] lamp beside the golden door!” (more…)

January 8, 2010

The Sky is Falling!

Oh, wait. That’s just snow.

Target House Elephants: Normally, this is a fountain, and through the holidays the pachyderms were adorned with white lights.
Target House Elephants: Normally, this is a fountain, and through the holidays the pachyderms were adorned with white lights.

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December 18, 2009

No Mo’ Chemo!

The last chemo precaution sign. This indicates the time of the administration and how long we need to properly dispose of diapers and so forth (48 hours after the drug has finished being administered).

The last chemo precaution sign. This indicates the time of the administration and how long we need to properly dispose of diapers and so forth (48 hours after the drug has finished being administered).

Well, it’s official: Colin’s I.V. chemo is done. He received a dose of vincristine Thursday afternoon at 3:22 pm. (more…)

November 13, 2009

Chemoed Out

Colin is officially chemoed out. (more…)

October 9, 2009

Home Again

Tomorrow, we plan on bringing Colin home again. (more…)

October 3, 2009

Beginning, Middle, End

MIDDLE
We are in the middle. (more…)

September 30, 2009

The Little Engine

Colin has made some big leaps ahead, and we can now really see the strength of his determination. (more…)

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