Friday, May 14, 2010
The doctors have decided to perform another surgery on Monday morning (5/17), in attempt to remove the second brain tumor. The family is trying to stay very positive, and they could really use your help! If this brain surgery is as successful as the removal of the first brain tumor, then the doctors will assess everything and (more than likely) start him on chemo again.
If you would like more information on the time and location of the surgery, please feel free to email me and I will answer any questions that I can. email@example.com
Someone much smarter than I once said “Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” Let us continue to fight the good fight. Many thanks to you and yours!
Friday, May 7, 2010
The Golf Tournament is only a couple weeks away. We are really looking forward to it! There has been several local businesses donate prizes and gifts to the players. It is definitely going to be a good time. I believe there is still time to sign up. Please contact Tracy at the phone number listed on the flyer below.
There have been several people wanting to get involved in some way to help out the family. I have had several people pass on this website link to their church, blog readers, family members, friends, etc. It is amazing what the power of numbers can do.
As always, you can donate by clicking the PayPal button on the right side of the page.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Saturday, May 22nd
Pecan Ridge Golf Course
8930 FM 1390, Scurry Tx 75158
To register contact Tracie Spivey, Pecan Ridge at (972) 486-4653
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Friday, April 16, 2010
There are some measures that must be taken to keep Baby J healthy. The poor little guy has to wear a mask outside of the home/hospital. It is important that he remain in a clean environment. The picture is of him on his way to the Physical Therapy earlier this week.
Thank you everyone who has donated money! It is helping the family out immensely, and they have expressed nothing but gratitude for you all. This is going to be a long, hard road for them, especially the next year or so.
I am currently tossing around ideas for a fund raiser of some sort. If you have any friends or family members that own a business or any ideas for a cool fund raiser that we can do for the Jason and the family, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
On Saturday, he went through his first round of Chemotherapy. It lasted about 24 hours. He only got nauseated once. It was exhausting for him, I am sure.
I wanted to provide some information and statistics that I found online, for those of you (like me, prior to this) do not / did not know much about infants with malignant tumors.
How common are brain tumors?
Central nervous system tumors (tumors of the brain and spine) make up about 20 percent of all childhood cancers; they are the second most common form of childhood cancer after leukemia. Brain tumors are the most common solid tumor in children. 28,000 children in the U.S. are living with the diagnosis of a primary brain tumor. Each year 3,750 more children—10 each day—are diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor in the U.S.
Want to know more?
There are 130 different types of brain tumors. Improving the outlook for children with brain tumors requires research into the causes of and better treatments for brain tumors. Survival rates for some childhood brain tumors have increased over the past 30 years, but survivors often suffer side effects of treatments. Surgery and treatment used to fight brain and spinal cord tumors can cause many changes in the body. But the body is amazingly resilient and adaptive despite the trauma often caused treatment.
Research that focuses specifically on pediatric brain tumors is crucial to saving children’s lives and improving survivors’ quality of life.
There are several organizations that you can team up with, if you are interested. I am currently working with Young Texans against Cancer (YTAC). They raise money to fight all kinds of cancer. If you are looking for ways to get involved, let me know.
As always – there is a donation button on the right hand side of the road. Baby Jason will be in the hospital for a while during this round of chemo. If you can spare any, please do! Please continue to pray! I really appreciate it!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell." -Lance Armstrong
Today is the day we found out our little loved one is in fact battling cancer. Today is the day we continued to pray. Babies are very strong and resilient. A friend of mine told me today that they actually have a very good survival rate when battling cancer.
Baby Jay was released from the hospital today. There isn't much more they can do for him until he is finished healing and until they get the pathology report back. The doctors still have to find out exactly what they are dealing with. In about a week or so he will check back into the hospital and start chemotherapy. He is happier than ever to be at him own home. He seems more himself at home. I am sure being in a hospital, hooked up to all of the machines and monitors is scary for the little man. He is a fighter though and we will continue to be there for him and his father throughout the fight.
Thanks again to all of the people who have reached out to me or one of the other family members. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Remember, you can donate to the family on the right side, through PayPal. $5 or $10 means more than you know! This thing is hard enough without the worries of money. God bless you. -Brandon