In April, 2010, when Andrew was 2 1/2, a tumor was discovered behind his eye. The tumor was removed, but it was found to be an aggressive cancer. He endured seven months of chemo and six weeks radiation. In December of 2010, the day after his last treatment, he was rushed to the ER with an almost fatal bacterial infection. He survived.

He is now seven-years-old!! I don't visit here much, because during the ordeal, this is where I dumped everything--my rage, my fear, my sadness, my ugly, my hope, my everything. But I want all of you who supported and prayed for us to hear his updates. You helped me survive, and I am deeply thankful. Every once in awhile, I will check in to let you know how he's doing. Please continue to pray that cancer will never return to his body. Thank you.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thank YOU!

Thank you to all of you amazing people out there, praying and rooting for Andrew.    Thank you to those of you who have taken Andrew's button and posted it on your blog.  We appreciate so much your thoughts and prayers!

Some people have gone above and beyond and I want to let them know how much I appreciate it.

From the beginning, WackyMummy has had a very touching prayer on her blog for Andrew.  Thank you so much Wack :).

Several weeks ago, CJ approached me about making me a button for Andrew, the one you see at my sidebar.  I had/have no idea how to make a button, so she helped me put it together.  Thank you CJ!!

And then Stacia came up the amazing idea of a website for Andrew where people will send him hats once a week, from all over the United States (and Wacky Mummy is helping to involve Canada).  I am so overwhelmed by her thoughtfulness and all the hard work she put into putting this website together: Hats Off For Andrew.

Here are a few pictures of Andrew in his first hat, from TEXAS. 
(Well, at least Andrew was trying to "hook'em")

Thanks again!! :)


  1. The hat idea is awesome! I've sent the e-mail claiming DC, now I have to do some shopping. :)

  2. Yes, hook 'em, indeed! (I love the hook 'em bunny ears Andrew's brother is giving him). =>

    Also, I'm SO HAPPY to be doing the hat project for you. And Wacky Mummy is now organizing hats from all of Canada's provinces and territories. Yay!

    PS: Those chocolate chip cookies look scrumptious!

  3. hats off for andrew is brilliant! count us in for one from Colorado.

  4. Awww! Is he liking the hat? It's so cute. I can't wait to hear how he likes his Canada toque.... because yes, while I'll be sending a provincial hat, it's just not Canada without a toque (even though he can't wear it until winter). ;)

  5. Michigan is already taken, but if it is a Michigan State hat then I will be more than happy to send the proper blue & Maize colors for sure. ;)

  6. It is such a great project that Stacia put together! :)
    We're rooting for him as loud as we can over here!

  7. I am trying to get Andrew lots of hats. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My boys are 3 and 4. See post below for Andrew

  8. what a fabulous idea! I'm working to snatch the grand state of Vermont up :)

  9. Andrew is gorgeous!! Lots of thoughts and prayers coming his way...(and hats too!) Smooches Buddy!

    Also helping to spread the word-

  10. Hats...So cute! Gonna check out site so we can send him an official LBC (long beach) Snoop Dog hat!


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