Sunday, April 20, 2014

Approaching 2 Years Since Diagnosis

So many small reminders. Easter traditions. The crazy weather as we wait for spring to come to Calgary. So many little things that bring back painful memories. I'm not sure how many years have to pass before we stop getting the painful reminders of this time of year. Obviously the day of diagnosis is a painful day, April 30, 2012. But we also are reminded of the stressful months before Liam's diagnosis. Why is Liam vomiting? So many tests, but why can no one tell us what is wrong with our little boy? Spring is a time of hope... but it brings painful memories too.

The good news is that Liam is doing wonderful. We are so grateful that Liam gets to just be a normal 5 year old boy now.

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tour for Kids for Kids Cancer Care

I have decided to take on a huge personal challenge. It has been a long time since I've been on a bike, but I've decided to take on the Tour for Kids Alberta ride. The ride is 3 days through the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The ride is 100 km (or more) per day July 18-20. 100% of the money donated to the ride goes directly to Kids Cancer Care.

Here is the website with all the details of the ride: Tour for Kids Alberta

Why am I riding? For Liam and all the other kids and families who have had to face a cancer diagnosis. Kids Cancer Care has been there for Liam and our family since Liam's diagnosis with brain cancer. They are such a blessing in our lives. Liam gets rehabilitation through his PEER exercise class through KCC. Our family has attended many fun events for Halloween, a family ski day and many others. Last year Liam attended 1 week at Camp Sunrise, this year Madison will get to go to camp as well. 

Please consider sponsoring my ride and donating to this wonderful organization.

Link to donate to my ride:

A few pictures of Liam last year when we picked him up from camp. He absolutely loved it! Camp Kindle is a truly wonderful place.

Just a sample of what Liam went through from diagnosis until a year later... KCC Camps are really a wonderful opportunity for these kids to meet others who have been through similar experiences.