So, we’ve been working hard for a while now and it feels like you’ve been supporting us for so long. Last year we raised $97,000 and it’s time to start spending that money to support our mission statement “To improve the lives of kids with cancer and to help survivors to thrive” Well today we left the house early and headed to Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children. They were all set for Peter when we arrived. They shared some nice words about him and his work, then he took the podium spoke briefly about his desire to supply the hospital with two pair of CinemaVision goggles so that the kids can watch movies in the MRI scanners instead of being anxious or sedated. He signed a great big check, joined the staff and me in some photos.
The photos are filled with smiles, and I have to admit that I was a little choked up watching him take the podium without me and to know that this, often difficult, journey has brought him to a place where he can do so much good for other children, but it’s the ones that I took of him when we left the atrium that speaks volumes about the character of Peter, my “Powerhouse”. Our next stop was in the office of his new spinal surgeon. Because cancer never seems to be satisfied with the initial health concerns it brings to the life of a child – Peter will undergo a spinal fusion for a scoliosis on December 6th. This is caused by disease; it’s treatment, many years with a limb length discrepancy and rapid growth from the onset of puberty. We appreciate your on going support and prayers as we enter the operating room once again. There is a chance that we’ll be able to move is O.R. date to December 20th and we’d prefer the opportunity to miss less time from school and to recover over Christmas break.
We humbly thank you for the support of our journey as a family and a foundation.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.