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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!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012

On Monday we had a new pump, but by the evening it was beeping saying door 2 open.  Poor Kass and I didn't sleep much on Monday night either since the dang pump beeped about 8 times during the night.  In the morning, I called the clinic frustrated and they told me that another new pump was on it's way and that they would send me a new manual for me to look over on the new pumps.

I really don't want to have to go to Houston to learn the new pump, but if this 3rd pump keeps giving me troubles I might just have to.  These pump that I keep getting are refurbished pumps and since they are smaller and run by double A batteries we've been hesitant in going to the new pump.  The new pump requires different tubing, slightly larger, and must be plugged in at night to recharge.   This would mean Kass would have to be on an extension chord at night. Not so fun! So far this other pump has been working ok, keeping our fingers crossed. Not a fan of the drip system.

Also, that evening I received a phone call from Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) letting me know that Kass had been chosen as one of the 5 children to have a special meet & greet with a very famous sports celebrity, but it would be during school hours and they could not tell us who it was because of his high profile.

Ryan and I thought about it and just said "You only live once"!  So we let Kass play hookie on Tuesday.  Kass & I arrived at Sunrise Hospital Peds floor activity room and waited.  Kass was so excited and she didn't even know who was coming.  We waited about 30 minutes and in walked Tim Tebow and some of his team line men.  What a great surprise!  He spent time with each child, took pictures, and signed autographs.  How nice to have a sports celebrity doing something good for the world.  He has definitely made me a fan.

Kass & Tim Tebow
With some of the Denver Broncos Line Men

A group shot

After we were on our way home I asked Kass if it had been worth it skipping school for the surprise and she said: "Absolutely".  It was a good day.

Wednesday, Kass went to softball intramurals to help out.  Coaches nominated Kassidy as another coaching member.  She has been working with the catchers, getting them ready for softball tryouts.  She has been catching for so many years that she has a vast knowledge of drills and workouts.  Kassidy was suppose to be Centennial's starting catcher this year and unfortunately she will not be able to play.  So she's doing the next best thing.  We are so proud of her for making the best out of the situation.  Plus she has a group of amazing coaches that are so understanding and supportive.

That day I drove down to the fields to change her medicine bag and I did notice she was having a hard time speaking.  I asked her how long had she been having trouble speaking, she said since the morning.  I asked her to please come straight home after practice and by the time she got home her speech had improved.  Whewwww! Scared me a little.

When Ryan got home, he immediately wanted an MRI.  But after more pondering we decided that since her symptoms have improved that we could be patient and wait till March for her next scheduled MRI.

This Saturday Kass also started bowling leagues.  She will be bowling on Saturday mornings.  She wants to be better for next year season and since softball doesn't conflict, she wants to improve her game. Ryan & I are starting to really enjoy the sport and never knew it could actually be pretty exciting.  She and her team won their first league match against a group of boys. Yeah girl power!

PS.  We are VERY sad to report that it has come to our attention that a boy has been going door to door representing himself as Kassidy's Army asking for donations to the Centennial area. We would never go door to door asking for donations, so please if you encounter this young man report it to the authorities.

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