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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Disney she comes!

Team Avery leaves for Disney tomorrow morning courtesy of the Make A Wish foundation! We are so excited to see her experience this wonderful place and are really looking forward to the memories we will make. We are lucky enough to have some friends and family joining us on the trip and we can't wait to share this experience with them. No worries...we'll post lots of pics this week.

On Tuesday we were asked to be part of a St Jude fundraiser at KU and we met some fantastic college kids who were committed to raising funds and awareness for our St Jude kids. Avery was a hit of course and made lots of new friends. We even got invites to a basketball game from the players themselves...Avery gots da hook apparently Jayhawk basketball tickets are a hot commodity. Being the sports fanatic that I am....I had no clue. We are so grateful that we are able to attend functions like this to help raise awareness and funds. We will also be going to a concert on Nov 13 with Montegomery Gentry here in KC that is for anyone that is a Partner in Hope....KFKF is sponsoring this event and you can check it out on their website.

We received fantastic news today about our friend Megan. She had scans yesterday and she was all clear! Avery and Megan were in treatment together at St Jude and she finished treatment in January. We are also so excited that we will get to see her this week as she and her family live in Florida. Our other close friend Belle, just completed her radiation and is now back home with her family. She is doing well and we are so happy she is done! A win is a win in the cancer world...whether its your kid or not....we count them all, celebrate hard and prepare for the next round. So cheers to our friends for hitting that next hurdle and for being strong enough to keep going. We love you girls!!



  1. This grandma sends wishes for you all to have a wonderful trip. Avery, you are not only a special little lady but you have some very special parents. You all have so many special and careing friend in your life. You all, will always be forever in my heart. Hugs and Kisses to you all.

  2. I am praying for a wonderful trip for Avery and company. I hope it is a blast and so many great memories will be made. Praying...

  3. This grandma also says enjoy that magical place. Avery will be amoung so many princesses just like her.. Dreams come true in Disneyland. Have a wonderful time. Love to you all. Stephanie

  4. Happy are the days that you can be together as a family in such a wonderful place as Disney World. Memories-smiles, squeels of delight, giggles and laughter. Avery is able to be a toddler and not a patient at Disney World. Thank you Make-A-Wish foundation for allowing Avery to make these wonderful memories. I remember when I took you and Rob to Disney world so many years ago Jennifer....Always in our prayers and in our hearts,
    Love Auntie Lori and Uncle Bob, Maple Jo and BlackJack too.