6 years ago today we found out that our son, Vince (20 yrs old at the time) had Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and considered a "Childhood Cancer". He is cancer free and doing great! He and his brother, Mike Mo own "Glassy Sunglasses" and they are very successfully running their business. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Glassy created a "Cancer Hater" sunglass and a portion of the profits will benefit cancer families. It's a blessing to be able to give back. God is good! We are so grateful! @vincestagram @mikemo @glassysunhaters#skatingthroughcancer #glassysunhaters #donttakelifeforgranted#childhoodcancerawareness #vincecapaldi #mikemocapaldi #flipagram
Monday, September 10, 2012
HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY, VINCE!!!!
My how time flies! I am so happy to report that Vince saw his doctor for a follow up visit on Aug. 29th and everything is clear and looks great! It's always such music to our ears to hear such great news! Vince and Mike Mo started a sunglass company about 16 mths ago and it's appropriately named "Glassy"....how cool is that?! They are quite popular, especially among the skating world, but recently they launched a new style which will help to "pay if forward" to those who are suffering from the same type of cancer that Vince has been healed from. Ewing's Sarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer, which only approx. 100-200 cases per year are diagnosed. Sarcoma accounts for only 1% of all cancers. It's gets very little attention, but even so, Glassy is helping to give back to a foundation called "Fight Sarcoma". A portion of the profits will help a family with a loved one who is going through treatment, financial difficulties or will be used for whatever they are in need of at the moment.
September is "Childhood Cancer Awareness Month", so please help us to spread the word! Ewing's Sarcoma is considered a "Childhood Cancer", so that's why it's even more important for us to share about this worthy cause!
Here is the link to Glassy, so please help us to Fight Sarcoma and make a difference in this world! You will love your new glasses, too! They are super lightweight and comfortable!
Thank you for all your support over the last 4 years! Our family is so appreciative and as always, we can feel your prayers!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
So, can you tell that Vince was bored as he waited for the doctor today? He is such a relaxed guy and I am so proud of how he handles his follow up scans. He had a CT of his chest, abdomen and pelvis and also x-rays of his chest and arm. He saw his Surgeon today for his 4 mth follow up visit. Dr. Eckardt said that everything looks good in the preliminary reports, so of course we are so happy! Vince has been feeling so good and takes such great care of himself with his diet & supplements, which is key to feeling healthy. No more junk food for him! He is such a great example to me! I guess I taught him well! Haha!
Vince has been out of treatment for 18 mths already and it's amazing how fast life goes when you don't have to be in the hospital all the time when every day seems like a year! WE are so grateful!
Vince and Mikemo have a Sunglass Co. called "Glassy" and if you are interested in getting some cool shades for the summer here is the link! I have a pair and I love them! Oh...they also have t-shirts & bracelets!
Don't miss The Street League competition this weekend on Facebook! Mikemo is skating and hopefully will be in the finals on Sunday, which airs on ESPN!!
Thank you for checking in with us and for your continued prayers and support!
Blessings to you!
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Vicki-Breast Cancer-just finished with her last chemo and will start radiation in 2 weeks
Tyler-Ewing's Relapse-18 yrs old
Debra-Lung Cancer-21 yrs old
George-got his port removed yesterday! Yay!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Sean D. please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I got your comment and I would love to respond, but I don't have your email address. Please know that I am praying for your dad.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Well, what a great year this has been for us! One year ago today was Vince's 13th and final chemo. He was scheduled to have 17, but he decided that he did not want to continue with the last four and it worked out for him. The decision was solely based on the mere fact that emotionally it was unbearable for him. The Oncologist wanted him to continue but couldn't tell us whether or not the statistics showed that there was a difference between 10 & 17 chemos and which one is "the magic number." They just don't know. For Vince it was enough, and the tests all showed great results which made the decision even easier. We, of course, completely trusted that God was giving all of us a peace about it and what a blessing it has been!
Vince and Mikemo have been living in the house that Mikemo bought for about 6 mths now, and Jim and I have been adjusting to the almost "empty nest" syndrome. It hasn't been easy, that's for sure, we just love them so much. Veronica still lives with us as does another wonderful young lady. Jim and I are still working in Real Estate and I took a part time job at Cornerstone Community Church as a Receptionist and I LOVE my job! It's amazing how God will bring blessings to our lives even though we don't really know which direction we are going. I am so glad that He guides us when we completely trust Him and knowing that He cares for us in every way is so remarkable.
A life threatening situation takes so much out of you, both physically and emotionally and the recovery time is very long. Your life is sort of put on hold until things settle down. Your complete attention and focus goes to surviving the situation and everything else becomes secondary. As I look back one year later, I had to read my own posts on this blog to remember what we were going through at the time, not that I forgot, I don't think you ever do, but just to reflect and ponder what has transpired these last few years. Life changes and not always for the better for some. I have been closely connected with the Cancer Community and I know there are many families that don't have the good news like we do to share.
Please keep your prayers going for those families to the right side of this blog. Many of them have lost their precious loved ones, mostly children, from this horrible disease. I am honored to be friends with many of them on Facebook and we are able to comfort one another through this life. Jesus knows their hurts and sorrows and He will not abandon them. I am so grateful. My heart hurts for them beyond measure.
I am so blessed to have another young woman (20 yrs old) that lives just a few miles from me, to walk alongside her as she is battling Lung Cancer. She is beautiful both inside and out and I know that God has big plans for her life. She has been in treatment for 3 mths now and has about 1 1/2 yrs left. It seems so daunting for her at this point, but I just encourage her to take one treatment at a time. God has it all planned out and it's no surprise to Him the outcome. Faith is the key. Vince has been a great comfort for her and I am so happy that he is in contact with her to help her get through this, too.
Veronica had foot surgery for the 4th time, this past Friday. She is doing great! Our Christmas Eve & Christmas Day will be spent with our kids, and we will celebrate without the big family party this year. We felt like it was time to soak up quality time playing games and eating homemade pizza! Haha! We just want to relax and have fun together. I want to laugh (hopefully my kids want to, too!.) Hahaha!
My friends, Tafi, Diane, Maria, & Erin have all finished treatments for Breast Cancer and are all doing great! Pray for Lizzie, she is 19 and just diagnosed with Lymphoma, just 1 week ago. Too many cancer patients to mention, but all are special and important and God knows each one.
Life goes on. Joy comes in the morning. God is still on the throne. I have peace. & joy and I am looking forward to one day being in the very presence of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior! Merry Christmas!
Where's The Line To See Jesus?
"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel"(which means, God with us). Matthew 1:23
Friday, September 10, 2010
Today is Vince's 23rd birthday!! Yay!!! Two years has come and gone since his diagnosis on Sept. 5, 2008!! We are so amazed at how the Lord has blessed our lives throughout this journey. At that time it truly seemed that each day was a year and sometimes it was so difficult to see the end in sight. Vince was such a strong young man through it all and at times would want to give up and he would tell us how tired he was of going through the treatments, but he kept going anyway. Talk about perseverance!! Cancer is such and ugly thing and so many have lost their lives to it, since his journey began.
I have formed so many incredible relationships throughout this journey and I cannot express how much they have meant to me, as we have emailed back and forth and supported one another from all over the globe. My heart & prayers are with those who have lost their loved ones to this disease, sadly too many to mention. Those who have survived are left with scars and trauma and I pray that the Lord would comfort each and every one, with the love that only He can give. May your eyes always be on Jesus!
I have a new appreciation for life and have realized that it's not about me, but it is about loving others and showing that you care about them. Thank you for sharing this time with our family and supporting us through it. You have been an incredible support system for us and we are so grateful to each and everyone of you who have ever read this blog. Words will never express our gratitude. I hope that you will continue to share Vince's journey with others, so that they will know that they can have hope to survive this disease. Now both my son and my husband are CANCER SURVIVORS!!!
September is CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, so please support your favorite charity, whether it is a donation or prayer. They can all use it! Please watch STAND UP TO CANCER tonight if you get a chance! It started 2 yrs ago and on Sept 5th, which is the same day that Vince was diagnosed and we weren't even aware of it until a month later. Funny thing, though...I saw the producer of the show at Vince's Oncology office and I recognized him from a show that I watched in the early 90's and looked him up on the internet when I got home and saw that STAND UP TO CANCER was the show that he just produced and that's why he was at the Oncology office, so that's how I found out about it.
Tafi-had her last surgery for Breast Cancer and is on her way to recovery!!
Diane-Finishing up her radiation treatments for Breast Cancer
Debra-20 yrs old and diagnosed w/Lung Cancer since Dec. and is finally starting treatment on Tues.
Brooke-battling Leukemia, young wife and mother of 2
Frank-Ewing's relapse to the lungs
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Monday, August 2, 2010
♥ Mindy!! I love you! ♥ You are such an amazing and loving daughter and I just can't believe 30 yrs ago today, I gave birth to you!! I love you so much and I am so proud of you! Thank your for being such a great mother to Gianni and the BEST sister EVER to Vince, Mikemo & Veronica!!! Bobby is one blessed man, too! ♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♥