This was Lucy just shy of 4 weeks before her diagnosis.  She was 4 1/2 years old and skiing like she was 13!  Nothing held her back and she had no fear. 

This was her today.  Struggling to even take a step on her own.  We feel confident that over time God, rest and eating again will get her back to at least 85-90%.  We have a long, long road ahead of us.  I told Erik today that even though these past 7 months have been hell, I think my work as a Mom to a child with cancer will just begin when we get home.  There is so much mending, so much healing (mental, physical and emotional) to be done.  I know what my full time job will be starting the day we get home.  It's all worth it though.  Every single, solitary minute of it. 

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Our friend Kellan has scans tomorrow.  Please pray for NO cancer!  She is doing so well and is about to end her therapy here at St. Jude and head home.  They are so excited to be a family again and her Mommy is even going to have a baby.  This is another family that we met here that will forever remain special to us.  We will always share a common bond.  We love you, Kellan and are praying hard for nothing but excellent news tomorrow!!!

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