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Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 12, 2011

We all had a great weekend.  Much needed fun and stress relief.  Kassidy was able to go sit with her team Xtreme club softball team for the JO 18 & under showcase tournament this weekend here in Vegas for two games Saturday and one game Sunday.  She was so excited to be back sitting with her fellow teammates where she loves to be the most, the softball fields.
Her team surprised her by having her name decaled on their batting helmets, she was touched and so were we.  She took part in a little bit of warmups and helping coaches with drills.  She did notice her throws were a little off though, the ball curved a little weird when she threw, but she thought that was a little funny.  She sat the bench with a smile on her face, which we immensely appreciated.
This weekend was 90 degrees here in Vegas so we were a little worried about her being in the sun so long, but she toughed it out through two games Saturday; using a glove to shield her head and scar. After those games she came home and passed out for a couple hours so she could be part of Kyle's graduation party which she felt great throughout the whole party.
Today she was able to watch one game in the dugout, but the sun was just too much for her; so she watched from under the trees for the rest of the 2nd game.  We did have to take her home right after the game since she had a raging headache and was nauseated.
It was great to watch Kass enjoy sharing that time with her teammates, but Ryan and I were saddened by the reality that she can't play.  She loves the game and softball is her game and it breaks our hearts that she can't do what she loves.
Later today, we decided to relax and have dinner with a little pool time.  The Lopez family came over and shared a little time with us.  Kass showed the boys how to play a new game that you play with cups that she learned from my friend Don last night at Kyle's party.  Check out the video:

This week our goal is to send Kass's case to more doctors to discuss treatments.  We will be taking our time doing our homework since Kass feels pretty good most days and we feel that we need to look at all avenues to make sure we make the right decision for treatment for her.  We hope that with God's guidance we can choose what's best for her.
Today I saw this quote by Albert Einstein and hope we have the strength to live this way:
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.


2tiredmommy said...

Glad to see her up and about. We are praying for her every day! Even my little ones never forget Kass in their prayers.

Allison Mikaelian said...

Kassidy, you are in my prayers! Never, ever give up on hope. :)

Allison, Bishop's Mom:

Anonymous said...

Really glad Kassidy could enjoy what she loves! We keep her in our prayers every day. I loved the qoute at the end- thanks for sharing.

chewy (chelsa) said...

of course kass would be worried about her throws. sounds like her! she looks beautiful!!!!! thats one girl i know who truly has love for the game<3 i remember when i first met her when she first started playing softball. great memories! she was my first and favorite catcher! always will be:) i remember when we used to suck playing and cry in the dugout blaming it one something like us getting hurt. but hey sometimes it worked:) & we always had a tendency to do it together. i was happy to spend some time with my best friend at kyles party! she looked good!! i love you more than all the stars in the sky times googleplex and beyond