Out of 3 daughters Mimi is our middle child, older sister Iza by 3 minutes and a younger sister Magi by 3 years. Mimi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on August 12, 2009. After 2 years, 2 months and 26 days on November 6th, 2011 she took her last chemo pill and is considered OFF Treatment! This is our story of our journey through childhood cancer.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kids Helping Kids.

This year Iza, Mimi and Magi have signed up to be Change Heros to collect change in their jars to help out Baystate Children's Hospital which is part of The Children's Miracle Network. The girls are very excited to be collecting change and helping kids! So if your purse is getting heavy with change, the car is getting cluttered with change, you have no idea what to do with your change... The girls will take care of it for you and donate it to a great cause!!! You may also Join our team and become a Change Hero yourself!

Fundraising Page:
Team Purple Sock Monkeys

Thursday, Feb. 16...6AM-7PM (We will be on air around 12:30)
Friday, Feb. 17...6AM-7PM (Our cancer fighting buddy Momo will be on!)
Saturday, Feb. 18...8AM-4PM

We hope you'll join us and the 94.7 WMAS crew for these three incredible days when children and families share their stories, laughter and tears. Since its inception in 2002, the Radiothon has raised over $1.7 million for pediatric and adolescent care in western Massachusetts. With your help, we can reach our goal of raising $200,000 this year! A BIG THANKS once again to the whole crew at 94.7 WMAS for their continued support of this event and Baystate Children's Hospital! And, thank YOU for YOUR support!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Good Counts = Earrings!

After school today Mimi had her monthly clinic visit. It was funny on the way there she asked me if she could just do a finger blood draw... until she realized that her port is not there anymore. Over the last month she had random headaches, some achy legs in the morning and sometimes I might have a mini panic attack but I realize she is just more aware of her body than an average seven year old. I can also relax by tracking back the leg aches to playing Just Dance on the Wii. One issue she has been having since her port has been out is rashes, very itchy all over her neck and upper torso. I guess according to some cancer moms it is not uncommon to have rashes off treatment. Her pediatrician decided to treat her for scabies, although it didn't really look like it, but it seemed to calm down. Now she has eczema all over her hands and arms, Iza has had it before also I am pretty sure if it wasn't for the steroids that Mimi has been on for the last 2+ years she would have had eczema sooner. We can deal with eczema.

So... never boring around here!

Counts came back GREAT! Mimi was quick to ask "So NOW can I get my ears pierced???" Answer was yes so we headed over to the mall to do just that. The woman doing the piercing was really nice explaining to her that it will be a needle going through her ear and it might hurt a little, to which she replied she isn't afraid needles. This was a "fun" poke for her! She picked out super cute magenta flower earrings.

WBC - 7.2
Hgb - 13.1
Platelet - 204
ANC - 2900

A Thanksgiving Hike