Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Life is Good:)

Yesterday Vince and I went to the Oncologist for his first 3 month check up since his chemo ended, but it only consisted of blood work and a chat with the doc and his nurse to see how he was doing. They were so thrilled at how well he feels and how great he looks with all his hair and full beard! Jim and I can't help staring at him each day, and when he realizes that we are staring at him, he says, "What are you looking at?" and of course we say, "We just love seeing you with all that hair!".

It's so nice not to have to go to the hospital and dr. visits and just go about life as normal. I know for many Sarcoma families that is not the case. In the past 10 days alone, 4 wonderful people have passed away and one being Brian, he turned 19 on March 11th and passed away on March 16th. He was such a wonderful young man and he even encouraged me through emails for Vince to persevere. He was truly amazing and touched so many lives through his journey. Please keep his family in prayer. My heart is broken for them. I can't even imagine...

Here is a photo of Dr. Tap and his nurse, Sandra. Vince signed two of the fundraiser skateboards that Girl Skateboard Co. so kindly made for him. They were so happy for him and so proud of him! You can purchase the board at various skate shops throughout the country, if you are interested. Click here for a list of shops. Also, our local skatepark, Skatelab, has them for sale on Ebay.

There is another Sarcoma patient (cancer free:) named Michael Irwin, he entered a contest to showcase a NASCAR that would represent Nick & Friends Sarcoma Foundation, which is helping to bring awareness to this rare disease that he and Vince were diagnosed with just one month apart. Only 100-200 people (mostly children) are diagnosed with this horrible cancer each year. If enough people vote for this design, it will be showcased at the 2010 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. It will also be a dream of a lifetime for Michael Irwin, the creator of the car! Please vote every day for the next 7 days! It's so important to vote so that we can bring awareness and hopefully find a cure for this disease! Thank you!!! VOTE HERE!!

Please continue to pray for my sweet friend Tafi. She had a PET scan today in preparation for her upcoming double mastectomy in a few weeks! She is doing so great and she finished all 4 rounds of chemo without a hitch! She is amazing! God has protected her just like he did with Vince! Woo hoo!

Jarren-having surgery at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow 3/25/10 He is only 3 yrs. old. Please pray for him, too!

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. " Isaiah 41:10.