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Where are we going? And why am I in this handbasket? [Sep. 23rd, 2013|09:26 am]
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Many of you follow me on Facebook and so have seen the drama of life unfold over the last month or so. But I realized that I have put nothing about it on LiveJournal, so lots of you won't have any idea. For now, let's just say that it has been death, horrific death, more death, and illness. Even Jodi Picoult couldn't get away with writing this crap.

I will try to provide the litany tomorrow. For right now I am focusing on only one aspect of it. And that is that our 5-year-old daughter god daughter, the daughter of our best friends, Kat and Eric Meyer, has been diagnosed with a very aggressive brain cancer, anaplastic astrocytoma. While the tumor was operable, and the doctors did an amazing job to remove as much of it as they did, you can't just cut a few extra centimeters out around the tumor for good measure--that's our "thinky" parts, and for Becca was lodged between "motor skills and vision." Which means she is currently undergoing aggressive radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

With all of this, her survival chances are still 50/50, a toss of the coin.

This is why we are raising money for research into children's cancers. The CureSearch walk is this weekend, and we have put together a Team Becca to walk and to raise funds for research. If you are in Ohio or in striking distance, please come walk with us. If you are not, consider donating a few dollars. Even if you can't go to Team Becca's website, take a look at this sweet girl, and keep her in your thoughts and prayers. We can all use as many of those as possible.
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[User Picture]From: rogue1717
2013-09-23 03:12 pm (UTC)

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were I not unemployed, I'd donate. but I will make sure she is added to my own, my church's and my friends & family's prayer lists.
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-09-24 01:53 am (UTC)

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Thank you so very much. We will take all the prayers we can get.
[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2013-09-23 07:14 pm (UTC)

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Much love to you all. I'm not following you elsewhere than here, and have been wondering how the young lass and her family have been coping. I can afford a bit of time and a few $$ towards the cause.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-09-26 03:07 pm (UTC)

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Very grateful for the support.
[User Picture]From: wilhelmina_d
2013-09-25 09:55 pm (UTC)

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Donating now with many good wishes and hope!
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-09-26 03:06 pm (UTC)

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Thanks so very much!