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Posted 2020-01-29T17:00:23Z

Cycle challenge...

Luke won a Titan Pride Award at school this morning. It was a very special morning -- more on that in another post. 

There’s a special fundraising challenge happening now, and I could win a $10,000 donation if a lot of people donate to my Cycle for Survival ride between now and Feb 5. Any amount makes a difference - even $5! Multiple donations from the same donor (during this time frame) will only count once. Thanks in advance for your support in the fight against rare cancers.[...]

Posted 2020-01-22T17:05:00Z

17 until 17...

My little guy finished finals on Thursday and rocked his first semester of junior year! I dropped him off at O’Hare early Friday morning for his first solo flight to see his friend Jean and Uncle Mike and Patti in Florida. Paul was supposed to go with him, but he was hit with SSNHL (sudden sensorineural hearing loss) in one ear and didn’t want to mess with the timing of the injections that might help save his hearing. Called the airline to see if I could go with Luke instead - sure ma’am, that will be $387. Rats! That’s more than Paul and Luke’s flights combined, so Luke went on his own and has been having a great time. I'm so happy he got to go, but I'm really looking forward to seeing him tonight! [...]

Posted 2020-01-05T20:33:00Z

Port removal...

Luke hit another milestone on Friday with his port removal surgery. His port served him very well for 3 years, 4 months and 17 days. I like to think it helped other kids too, because he was always quick to offer to let nurses in training practice on him. The procedure went well, and he’s been pretty comfortable aside from some side effects from the anesthesia. [...]