Friday, April 29, 2011


Hear ye, hear ye! Today we start the ONE YEAR countdown until
Georgia Lee Moore is OFF TREATMENT!!!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons

You set up a lemonade stand to help raise funds for childhood cancer research! At least, that's what Georgia does. This Sunday - in conjunction with the Second Annual Blood Drive and Party in honor of our girl, and Lemonade Day Austin - Georgia will be serving up cold and tasty lemonade in support of CureSearch. Ivy will be working another stand with her buddy, Lira at Wheatsville Co-Op (from 3-5pm, BTW), where you can donate cash or canned goods to the Capital Area Food Bank, another outstanding organization that Parkside regularly supports. Both girls are beyond excited, and thanks to our Texas "springtime" temps (mid 90s, anyone?), I think they'll have lots of customers!

Also, we have seven more blood donation slots available - let's fill them up! Click here to make an appointment.

Now stay tuned for a big, giant exciting announcement on Friday! To make sure you don't miss it, sign up to follow the blog and/or join Georgia's Facebook group page - Keepin' Georgia on Your Mind. Thanks, y'all!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Georgia Peach turns San Antone Rose

Here is Georgia's play-by-play trip report:

Our vacation began at La Mansion del Rio hotel, where we stayed for the most of our trip. After we got there and unpacked, we went down to the river for a little sightseeing and ice cream. Ivy and I were the talk of the town with our fiesta getups, and we had many a cascarone fight! We went to see the Battle of Flowers parade and watched the Flambeau night parade on T.V.. On day 3 of our vacation de San Antonio, we went to celebrate Evie's (my great grandmother's) 99th birthday with our cousins Owen and little Evelyn. After cake and lots of fun, we headed home. Next day, we packed our bags and made our way back to Austin. That concludes the Moore family trip to San Antonio. Bye y'all!

Viva Fiesta!

Thank you, Lolly, for organizing this trip!


Happy Birthday, Evie!

The Tower Life Building - Fiesta- and Spurs-style

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quick Reminder!

We are just about 10 days from our Second Annual Blood Drive and Party in honor of Georgia! If you'd like to donate, click on the blood drop guy in the sidebar to make an appointment. If the slots fill up, we can always add more. And, as always, if you can't donate at our drive, please consider donating at your local blood center. Thanks, y'all!

San Antonio was a blast - Georgia's trip report is coming soon!

Friday, April 15, 2011

All is Well

Very well, in fact! Georgia was a little slow bouncing back from her appointment on Thursday - she missed one day of school and had to come home early another day - but her stamina is improving every day. It's hard to balance what your mind thinks you can do and what your body can actually do, so sometimes, in her excitement, Georgia does a little too much, a little too soon. But as we go, we're all learning how to manage her med schedule vs. her activity schedule, and she's missed very little school or other fun - we're very blessed!

Speaking of fun, last Saturday was full of it! In the morning, we went to orientation at the Ann Richards School, and Georgia was thrilled to see so many of her new "sisters." It is quite an amazing place, especially for little girls who really love school - like somebody we know! Later that night, we went to the Texas Stars hockey game, and Georgia and Nikman did the ceremonial puck drop. We've never been to a hockey game before, and it was a blast! The girls danced so much during the first two periods, they were plum tuckered by the third (again - balance!). It was a great night, organized by one of the Man of the Year candidates, and we look forward to going again sometime. Thanks, Don!

I can also report that Liam is doing incredibly well and has now moved from the PICU to the cardiac unit - Go Liam!

Finally, here's a clip of the interview Georgia was supposed to give about the MWOY campaign. Susan and Gary did a great job in a pinch and even gave our girl a shout-out. : ) Have a great weekend, y'all - we're off to Fiesta in San Antonio!

Friday, April 8, 2011


Our sweet Liam is getting a new heart today. Please send every prayer and good thought you have to this amazing little warrior, his precious family, and the incredible donor family who has given him this gift of life. Love to all of them - and to all of you.

UPDATE: Liam has a new heart, and it's beating on its own! Simply amazing. Please continue the prayers and good thoughts for the coming days.

UPDATE 4/10: I am thrilled to say that Liam has warm toes! He is doing very well and may be breathing on his own soon. Thank you for all the support - please keep it up!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Twenty Million!

That's how much St. Baldrick's events have already raised for childhood cancer research this year - in just over three months! These pictures of the Dell Children's event were sent to us by our awesome volunteer event photographer. Thank you, Candi!

Monday, April 4, 2011


Spring is here, and so are quite a few exciting events! Georgia’s Girl of the Year “gig” is in full swing, and on the horizon, we’ve got several things planned for the coming weeks.

This weekend, we’ll be attending the Texas Stars hockey game, where Georgia and Nikman will be the special guests for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit night. Next week, we have a possible television interview about the Man and Woman of the Year campaign, and we’ll be wrapping up our last week of Pennies for Patients at Parkside – the kids can’t wait to see who’s going to get a pie in the face!

And now, for one of our big events, how about joining us for Uncle Trent and Aunt Kate’s Second Annual Blood Drive and Party in honor of Georgia! Sunday, May 1st, the blood bus will be parked at their house, and anyone willing and able is invited to come donate, come visit, or both. To donate, you need to make an appointment, so click on the blood drop guy in the sidebar for more details and to sign up. We’d love to see ALL of you there, but if you can’t make it, please consider donating at your local blood center. Thanks!

Finally, calling all young artist Friends of Georgia! Ivy’s classmate, Patty, and her parents have organized a children’s art show benefiting childhood cancer research, and we would love your artwork to be a part of the show! Patty is only seven, but she has a true passion for helping children with cancer, so she created this event in honor of Georgia – isn’t that amazing? The show is Sunday, May 22nd, so if any little artistes would like to send us a piece or two, email us for details. You could have your art in a real gallery for a real good cause!

Have a great week, y'all!