Hadley is officially two years post treatment and doing really well. The doctors are very happy with her progress, so much so that she is now on a four month re-check schedule.
Her summer was filled with trips, playdates, the lake, and trips to the used bookstore (she and Jonah are thrilled to know they can get credit for selling their books to get new books!)
And, she is finally letting me braid ALL THAT HAIR!!!! It’s hard to believe that three years ago her little head was bald!
Props to the winners this year. (Promise we didn’t play favorites to people named Wes!)
Thank you to our sponsors, donors, volunteers and players! Even though we were short a few teams, we raised more money this year.
Kelli Ratcliff Coker
We walked for Hadley and all of our little warrior friends as well as Stephanie’s mom.
Malia, Dyani, Addie, Lily, Jake, Hayden, Hattie, Johnny Sawyer, Noah, Molly, Gigi, Anna, Lucas, Kane
We haven’t provided an update in a while so here she is…..
Healthy, growing and having a fun summer!
Thanks to amazing donors, nurses and doctors she just returned from two nights at camp, she attended VBS, Camp Girl Time, Church Day Camp, a family vacation to Kiawah and several pool and lake days.
And, she has officially graduated to clinic checks every other month!
Great clinic visit today. Numbers ARE GOOD.
We love our nurses and doctors
She’s had an a-MAY-zing month!
Field Day fun, Awards Day, Hip-Hop dance recital, pulling the fire drill (with special permission!) and a Cruz Farm ice cream with sprinkles!
Thank you for the continued prayers and cheers!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
We will be walking at the Light the Night event on UT campus this month to raise money and awareness for LLS research. Plan to join us on Oct 25 at 5:30pm. Hadley will be wearing her SURVIVOR tshirt and carrying a white lantern.
Two years ago today, I took our little girl to the doctor for the fourth time in a month, hoping they would tell me she was fine and Jonathan and I could go ahead with our couples trip to NYC the next day.
Instead, it felt like time slowed down, the doctors started speaking in some foreign language and we found ourselves heading to Children’s Hospital.
God is so good, her spirit is so strong and your support is so tangible. These three things are what have kept us afloat. Without these, we may have sunk or be lost, adrift…
Please continue to pray with us that she remains healthy through the end of treatment in July!
Today is our girl’s first day back to school in a long time. She was very nervous, but as you can see, she was greeted with a hug from our favorite Principal, Mrs. O’Dell as soon as she arrived. Please say a little prayer that she can keep her emotions in check and that she has the energy to make it (she’s worried she may fall asleep in class).
March 1 update!
First full week back to school and now she has a sore throat, sinus drainage and bad cough. We may be making our way to the doctor in the morning.
March 2 update!
Temp 101…. Here we go….. Thank goodness for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
Hadley is back home… Got port accessed, flushed, blood test (ANC 1800), No Flu and No Strep. Pumped with antibiotics, steroids and finally got temp down.
How do you know steroids are working? Drive home Hadley was like this…Dad, you can only do 55 on the introstate, I want a swing gym, cough-cough, foot itchy, hey you can only do 55…suns out but cold, what do I want next Christmas, cough-cough, oh no, foot itchy again…Dad, you are down to 25 now…
Oh boy, Beki and I looked at each other and I swear both our eyes are crossed…