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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Sunday, September 30, 2007

hot off the press

We would like to take a quick second and thank a few people tonight! First of all I would like to thank those of you who have donated to the Lunch for Life project (there is a link to the right). Nearly $500 has been raised in Charli's name to go towards Neuroblastoma research. You can not imagine how great it makes us feel that people are doing thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Our second item of business is very exciting. My cousin and his wife, Ron & Jody Sherwood, did an amazing job spreading awareness last week. They submitted one of my blog entries to the "Maple Lake Messenger" in Minnesota. To make a long story short, Jody was hoping that they would write a small bit about childhood cancer and raise awareness in the area. The person she spoke with let her know that she would try, but that space is hard to get by. Cutting to the chase, somehow a miracle happened and they magically (by the hands of God!) had enough space to publish the entire "article". It took up nearly an entire page, talk about an amazing article. (it was the entry "How we got here" from a few weeks back) We received our copy of the paper over the weekend, and it is so moving to see our story out there. It means a lot to us that Ron & Jody thought to pass our story along, and the fact that they did it in such a huge way is even more amazing. I can't put into words what this means, so I should stop blabbering!
Enjoy the pictures!
playing in my tent from Landon!

oh rats, you found me!

mwah, kisses!


AndreaChad said...

The new pics are ADORABLE!!! Love the Dora fun! How exciting that your cousin did that for your family! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

LOOK AT ALL OF THAT HAIR!!! It is coming in so quick! It won't be long...and aunt manda will be putting ponytails and braids in her hair :) ...and thanks for letting me play in the dora tent today, too!!!~amanda

Anonymous said...

I am so glad she looks like she enjoys her new tent! Landon LOVES to play in his spiderman tent. He likes to hide from us and we love it. Thanks so much for posting the pics and CONGRATS on the newspaper article! You've helped so much in spreading awareness Brenda!
(P.S. I MUST update Landon's blog, I've been a slacker).

Anonymous said...

Brenda you better leatn how to braid Charli's hair Aunt Amanda cant come over everytime to do it for her and I sure cant either. Charli is so beautiful. Hope the blotches go away. Isnt it annoying when they wont lay down by themselves? But then I get to take a nap too.

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Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news about the article getting published. What a good way to get the message out. You have an amazing way with words. Sorry to hear about the spots...hope all is better. The pictures are great! XXOOPP Grm P