As September comes to an end so does Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I cannot wait for the day when our gold ribbon (Childhood Cancer Awareness) and grey ribbon (Brain Tumor Awareness) are as well known as the pink ribbon we see everywhere. I hope that I have helped make you more aware about childhood cancers and the need to make the public aware. Please decide to help somehow with your local organizations.
Here is a link of what a parent of child with cancer feels. Please read:
The last week gets an A. Kass has made it a whole week of school. Yes! Funny, how this small accomplishment has brought us such joy this week. Not only did she make it, but she felt better all around even with us increasing the dose of her medication again. This time I have chosen to increase the dose very slowly so it doesn't affect her too much.
Kass and I helped out with packet pickup at McGhies Ski & Bike Shop for the LiveStrong Ride on Thursday evening. What a great opportunity to listen to riders talk about who they were riding in "honor of", in "memory of" or even survivors. Especially when total strangers would say they were riding in Kassidy's honor. So very touching for me, every time I heard it, I would get a knot in my throat. Cancer, affects so many peoples lives, that it's eye opening.
|Did you wear your yellow on Livestrong Day 10/2/11?|
The day of the ride, Ryan and I woke up very early to setup the booth with the help of our friend Elizabeth. After we watched all the riders leave with anticipation of their perspective rides, I left to go get Kassidy's medication ready and bring her back a little later so she could make it till 1pm without tiring too much.
|We got to meet Miss Nevada after we setup the booth!|
|This said it all!|
|And they were off!|
When we got back, riders started arriving. We sold bracelets, t-shirts, raffle tickets and even received donations. It was a bit slow, which allowed to catch up with some friends that came to help, which by the way we appreciate so much. It was nice to have the company and the support. You are all great friends! But all in all it ended up being a great day, but we were beat afterwards.
|Some of the gang that came to support! Thank you, even to those who were not pictured.|
|Kass did the honors!|
|Alex, Kass & Ash. Taylor came later.|
Today we had an appointment with a psychologist for Kass. We believe we need to check to make sure the tumor has not affected her in ways we don't know about. The psychologist made intellectual assessments which took almost 3 hours. We hope to have those results soon to see if we need to make changes to her 504 plan at school. Poor girl was beat afterwards, she went to bed at 7 tonight!