Sunday, September 16, 2012

Positive examples...

A former student, who shall remain nameless, (Jennifer Overholt, cough) messaged me the other day to let me know that her hockey loving and dance abandoning boyfriend has a brother who was also diagnosed with the exact same tumor at the exact same age.

She asked if we'd like to be in contact with them, and we of course said yes.

They went through the extra level of graciousness to come up to see us at the U instead of just exchanging emails.

They came up today and we had a really nice conversation about what they went through, what we can expect and how bad/good it would be.

Even better, they dragged the 15 year old shining example along...with his "stab wound" scar (there's no street cred for brain cancer apparently). It's been 13 years since he was diagnosed and he's doing great.

They also had the same doctor for the chemo, and glowed about her. That's the doc well be meeting tomorrow....or at least Shelley will.

Anyway, the meeting was great. Gave us some concrete hope and faith beyond the statistical gloom and doom we've read about. Great people helping out because that's what you should do.

Be the change you wish to see in the world...right Mr. Gandhi?

Shel and Amelie are asleep, and I'm thinking about doing the same for a bit.

Thanks again for all the support.

A lot of you have asked what you can do and I thought of an idea. Amelie LOVES cats. Lots of you are either artists or have kids who love to draw. If anyone wants to draw pics of cats or something like that, you can mail them to my school and I'll get them on a daily basis to decorate her room.

If interested:

Jason Strzalkowski
McBride Middle School
47097 Mcbride Ave.
Belleville mi 48111

I'll take pix of anything we get and post them.

Ok, thanks all...I'm out of words for a bit