Make A Wish and Give Kids The World Village

Have you ever had an upcoming event or vacation that you were really looking forward to?  In fact, you were so looking forward to it and anticipating how awesome and incredible it would be, that you starting imagining the most perfect trip and began setting up these expectations in your mind that were actually unrealistic.

The trip happened and even though it was great, it didn’t quite live up to your expectations because you had set the bar too high and the trip just couldn’t deliver and meet those unrealistic ideas you had.  Has that happened to you?

Well, guess what?  That DID NOT happen to us on our Make A Wish trip to Give Kids The World Village in Orlando.

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WOW! What. A. Party!!!

Amazing!  I don’t have the words to adequately describe what a great End of Chemo Party we had yesterday.  It was joy-filled exuberance and exaltation all wrapped up in a crazy blur of an afternoon that was better than we had hoped.  At the end of the day, we were exhausted (I logged over 18,000 steps on my FitBit), but it was the good kind of exhaustion – the kind that’s worth it and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Of course, a party like this doesn’t happen by accident, and this one was no exception.  My wife Lori was the mastermind behind the whole thing and what she put together and pulled off was nothing short of miraculous.  The whole thing went off without a hitch and we loved every minute of it.

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Party Reminder! and Lizzy Update

Just wanted to put a quick post out there to remind everyone about Lizzy’s End Of Chemo Party!

The party is THIS SATURDAY, April 13 from 1p-4p.  The location is Watkins Preschool at Watkins Methodist Church, 9800 Westport Road, Louisville 40241.

We will have a chocolate fountain (Lizzy’s request), a bounce house, balloon animals and sno cones along with hot dogs, chips and some veggies.  At approximately 2p we will have a worship time led by our son and daughter-in-law, Collier and Michaela, along with Johnny B. Good on the keys and Mr. Andy on the drums – it’s gonna be awesome!!

Quick update on Lizzy – other than her White Blood Cell count remaining low, she is doing great!  We had her levels checked again today and her ANC is on the rise, but still not where it needs to be.  We would be grateful for continued prayers for her ANC to rise.

Come join us as we celebrate what God has done for Lizzy and in all of our lives!!

Once Again, the Port is OUTTA HERE!!

After 9 months of treatment, multiple accesses, countless amounts of fluid flowing in and out, and being a constant reminder of the battle she was in, Lizzy’s port has successfully been removed!!  She was so excited yesterday as we got ready to go to the hospital – she picked out a special shirt that was made just for her .  .  .

The shirt says “Lizzy small but FIERCE”

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We just returned home from Cincy where we met with Lizzy’s doctor and care team to review all of the test and scan results from this past Friday.  The doctor said there is no evidence of cancer anywhere in her body, and all of the organs that had the potential to be negatively affected by the chemo (heart, kidney, hearing) were all perfectly normal!  SHE IS CANCER FREE!!!!!!!!

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