My heart is so heavy this morning..I woke up to the news our little friend Tucker Beam earned his wings around 1:30 am. Please visit Tucker's caringbridge page. Tucker has gone through so much in his 9 years, battling 3 different cancers. Please pray for his family.
Added by Robin on May 31, 2009 at 11:55am —
On November 5, 2004, our world was turned upside down as the doctors told us that our eleven-month old daughter, Grace, had cancer. She was diagnosed with a stage III Wilm’s Tumor and underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. We are blessed with wonderful family and friends who supported us through this ordeal, as well as talented and compassionate doctors, nurses and staff at the Georgetown University Hospital, who helped Grace and our… Continue
Tonight Ryan and I made a celebration dinner for our families new beginning, we made the boys' favorite foods, Rheagen loves shrimp and lobster and steak and so does the rest of the family but tonight Rheagen said he didnt feel good and couldnt eat his favorite meal. I thought it was odd but I took him upstairs to lay in his franklin chair and watch cartoons in his new bedroom. After dinner we cleaned up the dishes then Ryan and I went to the garage to start finishing up with the…
I am having such a hard time these days.I miss my girl so much.It has been 10 months since we had to say goodbye to her and the hurt just gets worse and worse each day.I still can't believe that this happened to my baby and my family,what a nightmare.I still replay the last month,week,days of her life.I wonder if the disbelief will ever end.I expect her to be standing next to me in the morning with that beautiful smile watching me sleep and when I wake up,sadly she isn't standing there telling… Continue
As we quickly approach our busy time at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, we have had the privilege of “gearing up” in a different way this year. Kenny Herriot, a world class wheelchair athlete has been trekking across the country to raise awareness for childhood cancer. A taxing ride for anyone, we cannot even begin to imagine the physical stamina it must take to ride nearly 100 miles every day for over a month! We are so grateful for all that… Continue
At the beginning of this month, Wilson showed me why he is not only my hero but how much compassion and heart he has.
We finally been able to play soccer after enduring rain out after rain out. I noticed this morning that Jennifer, mother to one of our soccer players was not wearing her hat that she had been wearing in the past few weeks when she comes to a practice or game. Threw our coach and Jennifer's family I learned she has bone cancer.
Check out the items in this silent auction to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
The silent auction is part of the Kansas City regional ALSF Grand Stand event. There are many great items for sports fans, arts/cultural lovers and travelers. Bids are accepted online. This is a great way to support childhood cancer and get signed sports memorabilia, events and airline tickets, gift certificates, etc.
We have been having a difficult time since the first of April. Sallie has been sick with mouth sores and GI problems. Right now won't eat anything it having chronic diarhea and ongoing issues with vomiting a few times everyday. The mouth sores got so bad we were in the hospital for Easter. We spend most of the last week in the hospital for diarhea and it continues to be a problem. They have ran every test twice now and can't find a reason for it. Imodium isn't working… Continue
Added by Sherri G on May 18, 2009 at 10:07pm —
Our event on June 5th and 6th from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. at all KC Area Hy-Vee Grocery stores is quickly approaching and we need your help to make it a success!
We are in need of team leaders for the following stores:
Topeka, Lawrence, Raytown, Overland Park, & Gladstone.
The responsibilty of being a team leader is to find volunteers to run the stand for that store during the event. You do not have to be present during the event as long as you have volunteers running… Continue
Added by Nick Mozer on May 14, 2009 at 6:29pm —
Kayla, now 6-years-old, was diagnosed with High Risk Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in June 2007. Since the time of diagnosis, we have been told over and over again to make life "as normal as possible,” for Kayla. This advice has come from doctors, family, friends, and even other parents of childhood cancer fighters. We have discovered that this is nearly impossible to do when you have other children to tend to as well as your sick child.… Continue
I would like to share and article that was in my local paper. The paper felt that the aritcle would be best if it was on the front page of the Mother's Day edition, and featured in May since May is brain tumor awareness month. I am not tiring to toot my own horn here but I just thought some may be interested in reading. If you are my friend or part of Aimee's Army on face book then you may have all ready read it. Hope you all have a great week.
Five years ago, my husband and I were in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby. As we were getting ready to go to the races, we saw a story about the horse “Afleet Alex” on the television. The news story told about the horse and also the story of Alex Scott and their connection. It went on to tell about Alex’s… Continue
I thought I'd let PAC2 know that I'm training to participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 11 with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training! I will be training and running in memory of the handsome Caleb Whan. Additionally, I will be raising a minimum of $2,600 to support live-saving research for blood cancers.
I set up a blog to keep track of my training progress for anyone who wants to… Continue
In addition to funding research to find a cure for childhood cancer, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) also seeks ways to make a difference for families touched by the disease. We currently provide support in the form of treatment journals, transportation and lodging expenses, as well as an online educational center where parents, teens and kids can learn about the many aspects… Continue