Sunday, August 9, 2009

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Things are going well with the Kelly family. We just enjoyed having Matt's mom visiting us for a week. She left on Wednesday to go back to Maine. While she was down visiting we took the kids to Wilderness in the Smokies to play at the three water parks they have there.
This past week we have been getting things ready for Caleb to start back to school on the 12th. He will be in 2nd grade this year. I am praying that he has a wonderful school year. I had to go on the 5th and register him and meet his new teacher. He seems to like his teacher and it appears that some of his friends that were in his class last year are in his class this year as well.
Nathan is doing great. On Friday he was 19 months old. He is such a big boy now. We go back for more scans and a clinic appointment next month. We still know and believe that the cancer is gone. We praise God each and every day for healing Nathan. It was about this time last year when Nathan pulled out his feeding tube and let me tell you eating is something this little boy is good at now.
We have gotten involved with a group of parents to raise awareness for our local Chattanooga clinic and for Childhood Cancer. We are excited to be involved with something that we are passionate about and something that really hits home with us. We are going to be selling gold ribbons and gold ribbon magnets for cars. I will let everyone know when we get these and you can let me know how many I can bring to you. I will also let you know the costs of these once all of that is finalized. All proceeds of these sells will go to support the TC Thompson Children's Hospital's Oncology Clinic. About 95% of children that are diagnosed in the Chattanooga & NW Georgia area are treated right here in Chattanooga.
We go to the doctor on Tuesday for my OB visit. I will almost be 18 weeks. We will have another ultrasound and hopefully get a 100% confirmation that we are having a girl. I can't wait to see my sweet babies face again. :)
We will update more later.
God Bless,
The Kelly's

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi April,
My son is also a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed when he was 14 and he is now 22. I am trying to raise awareness in Nashville and throughout TN and I'm hoping you will contact me at jlouis5678@aol.com so we can share ideas. Thanks!
Jennifer