Thursday, May 30, 2013

Reaching for the Stars

Yesterday, MAY 29TH, marked 13 months off treatment for our Georgia Girl! She had a check-up with her "regular" doctor (pediatrician) and got caught up on the immunizations we had to postpone during treatment. She was pronounced "fit as a fiddle" and - yes - TALL! Over 5'6.5" at the moment, and still growing.

Across town, we were enjoying the annual rocket launch at Parkside, and I was remembering bringing Georgia to the launch three years ago. It was the first time she had been back to school in five months, and the hike over to the park was almost more than she could do. But she was so happy to see her friends and was determined to keep going even if we had to rest every few minutes. She launched a cool rocket and smiled and laughed more than she had in many weeks. It was a great day!

We are so thankful that treatment is behind her and a bright future is ahead of her. We are grateful to her team at the clinic and her team right here, The Peachy Keens and all Friends of Georgia! If we could ask for anything else, it would be that all children in the fight against cancer get that same bright future. We want them to have safer, less toxic treatments and, ultimately, cures, and the way we get those things is through research. So in one month, on June 30th, I'll be Shaving for the Brave one last(?) time with the 46 Mommas in San Antonio! I'm busy at work planning the event with a team of Mommas from California to Rhode Island, and everyone is excited to come together to celebrate raising over $1 million for the St. Baldrick's Foundation! Click on the Momma badge below or in the sidebar to make a donation to help CONQUER childhood cancer, and if you're in the area on June 30th, come join us at the Riverwalk for a Texas-size fiesta! Thanks, y'all!

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