Sunday, May 17th, 2009

A quick run down on our weekend-
We have started the luminaries! To date, we have 107 luminaries. THANK YOU so much to everyone who has purchased one to support Hannah, and honor your loved ones. We are so appreciative of you taking the time, and donating the money to support us. We have 13 days left, but there is still time. We would love to include you in our group of luminaries! I have included the information below, if you would still like to buy a luminary. Here they are, starting again....

Hannah came home from school on Friday at noon. She said she was very tired and her stomach really hurt. I picked her up and she slept until 5pm, a five hour power nap. She woke up feeling a bit better, still not eating a whole lot. Her oncologist has increased her medicine once again. He said that sometimes when you have decreased the medicine, you can't just go back to the original dose, you have to increase it, then back off a while later. I hope that is true. I hate having to increase her medicine. It doesn't seem to have kicked in yet. She is trying to go to sleep now, and she keeps calling me in, saying her legs are hurting. She is moving them back and forth and crying, just like old times in rehab. We thought then it was anxiety, and I think now it's anxiety. I don't know over

Life for her isn't always easy, actually it's mostly difficult. Today she played lacrosse today, she hurt her foot, and now she is limping profoundly again. She cries out most of the time when she steps down on it. She is just hobbling around. She has a dexa scan on Tuesday, which measures her bone density. I am hoping while we are there, they can either scan or xray her foot to be sure there are no breaks. With her low bone density, it's a possibility that she has a hairline fracture.

This weekend and last we have been working on our Relay team tree. I had this vision when we first started this to have a "Tree of Hope." A paper mache tree with golden ribbons signifying all of the children (and adults) with cancer. It was ambitious, but together we made it happen. Here are some pictures of the fun we had along the way. It's really coming together, I can't wait to share it with all of you. NOW-if it rains, we're in big trouble. We have many friends we have met along this long cancer road. We are going to honor them on our tree. If you are reading this and you know anyone else you would like to include on our tree, please email me. Child or adult, we are including everyone on our tree of hope. We are going to sell ribbons at the relay to help raise money for our team to be donated. If you are going to join us, please stop by our tent and check out the masterpiece!


Help us shed light on the fight…

Here is what we need if you are purchasing a bag:
Your name and address
Who is to be honored on the bag (in memorial or in honor of)
Any photos or artwork you would like included on the bag
Anything additionally you would like us to include on your bag
Your check made out to American Cancer Society-bags are $10 each, send to us at the address listed on the blog page. You can also pay via paypal, email address is

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Kim and Team Hannah,
I love your tree!!! What a great idea. I can't wait to see it done. You'll have to take pictures of it at your Relay. What city do you do it in?
Hey, we are going to be in New York City for a few days this summer! Do you ever come in to the city? How far do you live from there?
I hope Hannah's foot feels better! She is in our thoughts and prayers!
Love, Kathy