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We are very sad to report that there is a young man going door to door in the Las Vegas area representing himself as part of Kassidy's Army. We would NEVER go door to door asking for donations, please call the police or email us at kassidysarmy@live.com. See official fundraisers below!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011

We woke up Saturday morning to an overcast and kinda gloomy day which disappointed us since the Kassidy's Army Car Wash was going to be held that day.  Ryan headed to the mall to work with other Clark County administrators at a Back to School fair to answer parent's questions for the upcoming school year and since it was Kyle's last weekend home he decided to go shooting with his friends and girlfriend.  That left Kass and I, so we decided to get ready and go help out at the car wash.  We needed a break from helping Kyle pack for college.

When we got to the car wash, to our surprise there were actually busy! Cars were in line to be washed and a tent was setup in front of 7-11 with Kassidy's Army goodies and kids standing at all the corners directing traffic or with donation buckets.  Each of them full of energy and working hard!  Especially Coach Spencer and his wife, I've never met such hard working people in my life.  They directed kids and organized everything.  We are so thankful for them!
Volunteers!

Basketball Girls at work

We decided to help out at the booth so Kass could sit down, she wasn't feeling as well as she'd like since that morning we had upped her dose on bag 2 per doctor's order. It rained off and on that day but people still came in for car washes.  Just amazing, thank you to all those who did.  It was also great to see friends we haven't seen in awhile. We spoke to more cancer survivors that would come up and share their stories of courage.  The event ended being a success, we were able to raise $4,000, not bad for a rainy day.
Ms. Spencer and Kass with some of the girls at the booth

Kass & her old friend Carissa
Coach Spencer as the Car Wash Teletubby, he couldn't resist.

A Centennial football/teletubby

We left after being there a couple hours to let Kass rest and for me to return to packing and get ready for Kyle's early 18th birthday dinner and for the surprise party Megan was doing for him that evening.  He will be turning 18 while at college so we felt we should celebrate Kassidy's 12% tumor reduction and Kyle's almost birthday.  We had a great day!
Megan, Kyle & Kass at dinner at Carrabas for Kyle's early bday dinner

Us

Unfortunately, Sunday was a rough day for Kass.  She experienced chills, numb fingers, slurred speech, extreme fatigue, small headache.  Ugh! When the doctor called that day they instructed me to check her temperature which she did not have a fever.  We watched her closely that day and she pretty much slept the whole day.  Yesterday on our way to Salt Lake for out first leg of our trip to Boise she was still experiencing some symptoms so I was instructed to reduce her dose on Bag 2 again to what it had been before.  The doctor would like to try again later to up her dose in the future, but for now we will keep her at the same dose.  She's definitely felt better since that.
That's some good packing!

The trip to Salt Lake has been a little interesting, starting from the packing.  Wow did we pack too much..  Ok ok I packed too much for Kyle, but you never know what he will need.  Also having to stop for Kass to go to the bathroom and preparing medication at rest stops made for a little longer trip than usual, but we arrived safe and got to meet our nephew Thiago Gael for the first time.  What a beautiful baby and he's so good.  Spend the evening eating some panamenian food, talking with family.  What else could you ask for!



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