Wednesday, October 29, 2014


It's the 29th of the month, and Month 30 in Georgia's off treatment count. Two and a half years. That means she's exactly halfway to that big Five Years off treatment milestone. On April 29, 2017, we can officially say that she is cancer-FREE, and what a day that will be! Methinks there will be a party of some sort ... : )

For today, we're looking back at April 29, 2012, and the days surrounding it, when Georgia took her last dose of 6-MP and claimed her victory over leukemia. A lot has changed since then, as is evident by pictures and posts from that time. Gone are the puffy cheeks from steroids and the joint pains from vincristine. In their place are a determined jaw and ever-stronger legs set on kicking harder and faster every day. The timid sixth grader is now a confident ninth grader looking forward to college and beyond. And the concerns and considerations that used to rule every decision, every plan we made are almost a distant memory. Almost. 

I'm once again reminded of a speech I gave a few years ago: 

There will never come a moment where we say, "Remember that time you had leukemia?" But at the same time, Georgia will not be defined by this experience. She is, was, and always will be a special, special girl, and I'm confident that this is all leading up to the greatness she was already destined for.

She is great, and despite the "official" count, she is already FREE and living her wonderful life, shining her beautiful light. Thank you all for keeping Georgia on your mind, in your prayers, and in your hearts for the past five years. We love you and are eternally grateful.

April 29, 2012

1 comment:

  1. You guys host such amazing parties. And we're halfway there to a blowout! Love you all so much.