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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…)

September 7, 2011

Summer Kick-Started with a Scan

Even on the cusp of summer, Memphis is unforgivingly hot, but the weather is nearly irrelevant when you’re back for check-ups at St. Jude, which we were at the end of June. (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…)

February 20, 2011

True North

Colin is in remission, and it now seems easier to utter the words aloud. His scan from January was still “stable,” with Dr. Gajjar now asserting that the sliver of “whatever” that cradles Colin’s brain stem is scar tissue. (more…)

April 12, 2010

Operation Radiation

Colin’s final radiation treatments found us at Methodist Central, an adult hospital not far from St. Jude in midtown Memphis. (more…)

February 1, 2010

Out of the Nest

Colin Mugging for the Camera at Le Bonheur

Colin Mugging for the Camera at Le Bonheur (Post-Ops)

Our little fledgling has returned to Target House for good, following his last inpatient stay at St. Jude (barring unexpected events, of course).

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January 28, 2010

Home Sweet St. Jude

Life doesn’t offer real do-overs, but there are times when an experience follows the parallel track of something that has come before. (more…)

January 16, 2010

Eyes on the Prize

[imagebrowser id=13]Colin’s habit of throwing us for a loop has continued unabated. (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 8, 2009

Marathon, Not a Sprint

We and others have often commented that cancer treatment is a marathon, not a sprint. (more…)

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