Wednesday, Oct 10, 2007

We're settled in now, second day of chemo under our belt. Hannah is doing well. She was eating well today until this afternoon, and has not eaten anything since, doesn't even want chocolate. She has been in pretty good spirits though, but she cries about once a day that she just wants to go home. Only a few more days I tell her.

We did have some excitement today. Hannah was chosen to be in a commercial for a company called Songs of Love. They are a non profit company that creates unique songs for chronically and terminally ill children. We filled out an information sheet, and they included everything in her song from family and friends names to favorite sports, animals, etc. The Childlife people here were asked to recommend a child and they thought of Hannah. She agreed to do it, so today a film crew showed up to make the production. The commercial will be aired on cable channels, and is intended to get people to donate their old cars (and money too) to the Songs of Love Foundation, so that more children are able to receive songs.

They brought with them Hannah's song, which we had not heard yet. John Beltzer is the creator of the foundation and the singer/songwriter and a very nice person. The Song of Love Foundation has been featured on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, Today Show, CNN, Black Eyed Peas concert, CBS with Dan Rather, and in People Magazine and much more.

John tried to put Hannah at ease while the crew set up everything, but you know Hannah she is pretty quiet around people she doesn't know. It was like being on the set of a big production! They did the takes over and over, and Hannah didn't have to speak much. When they asked her what she thought of her song she said "it's good." Little did I know that I would also be in the commercial (or I probably would have opted for a shower today!!!) She held up well, but was very tired from some of the medicines they had given her earlier. I wasn't sure if she would make it through, but she rallied! It will be interesting to see how it all comes together (I hear Dan Rather will be in it also from his earlier interview). I will post it here if I can do that. I will also post Hannah's song-again, barring any technical difficulties. Here is a link to their website, if you are interested in seeing all they do. Click HERE

Here is a picture of Hannah after the crew left, she fell asleep about 3 minutes after everyone cleared out.

xoxo Kim

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hannah,
That is sooooooooooo cool about how u made the commircial. Do u know when it will be on TV? Or on the computer? Riley here is fine. I can't wait 4 u to come home!
-Colby

Anonymous said...

Hannah,
Sorry i'm leaving another comment it's just that i thought that picture of u sleeping was really cute!
-Colby

Anonymous said...

Hannah,
One more thing! I read your blog page, the one posted before this one and.... HOW DARE YOU ROOT FOR THE RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Colby

Gramma & Grampa said...

HI Hannie: So you are a movie star now!! WOW!! You should have asked them if Riley could be in the movie with you!! He would have liked that. Maybe he could have even worn a pair of sunglasses for his part!!
You are doing great. Maybe today you can rest and watch the next Harry Potter movie which now you think is--what did you tell me???--AWESOME!! When we come to see you, you will have to tell Grampa all about it--he could watch #3 with you--how about that!!
If you want anything special, just call us and we will bring it to you!!
Love you to pieces!!!
OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
Gramma and Grampa

Anonymous said...

Go Hannah!
Go Hannah!
Go Hannah!!!!!!
Love
The Claudios

Anonymous said...

We have a new star on our hands. I bet that the commericial will be great. You keep up the good work and remember that you only have a few more days before you get to go home.

Love,
Aunt Susie

Angela Reinhart said...

A star is born!! ; ) Congrats and glad you had fun! The picture of you sleeping is just precious!

Take care girls and know that this will all be over very soon!

Lots of love and prayers headed your way!

Angela

Anonymous said...

Hannah,
i can't believe your going to be on TV!!!! WOW!!! :] I've always wanted to be on TV!!! YOUR SOOOOOOOOOO LUCKY !!!!!!! I'm jealous !
- Tori

Anonymous said...

Hi Hanna, I am a friend of Liza! I live in Mexico and I will love to have you here some day with Liza!!

I will be praying for you and your family!

Un fuerte abrazo!!!