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.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Treatment Tree

Mimi had her monthly clinic visit after school Wednesday, all five of us went, we like to add chaos to everyones work day. The girls love going to see everyone at clinic. Mimi is well, not much to report, still dealing with dry skin and scalp but we got it under control with creams and shampoos. Hopefully when it starts getting nice out it won't be such an issue.

Counts 2/8/12
WBC - 5.3
Hgb - 13.3
Platelet - around 200
ANC - 1900

While at clinic got a wonderful surprise from Lisa (nurse) she gave Mimi a gem Tree filled with a collection of Swarowski crystals. Each bead representing a procedure or event while at clinic, such as beginning treatment, transfusions, port access, surgeries and so on. It is a gorgeous tree representing each child's unique journey through treatment. A big thanks to Griffin's Friends for sponsoring that and to the nurses at clinic for putting their love into it!

Mimi's Treatment Tree


  1. wow what a heartfelt gift to mimi!!! rather than thinking of the events with a cringe.... you see the beauty in each crystal signifying a moment of strength and triumph. you guys rock!

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