Thursday, December 23, 2010

Next steps

We met with a pediatric radio-oncologist at Sloan Kettering today, and she feels that a four week cycle of radiation treatment might help Ty find more physical comfort over the next couple of months. Lou and I are very unsure, but we are considering it. We are weighing the physical discomfort versus the psychological discomfort that Ty would experience if we had to take him out of his element once again and subject him to daily anesthesia and draining hospital visits. It's such a difficult decision, I wish we had a crystal ball for this one.

Our next step is to have another baseline MRI next week to see the tumor progression at this point before making any moves. We will keep you posted.

If we do decide to move forward, we will need to sublease a large 2-3 bedroom apartment in manhattan for the month of January. Please reach out to Lou or me if you know of anything available or if you have any other suggestions.

In the past two days, three different strangers stopped me in public to tell me that they recognized Ty from the blog. I can't even begin to tell how much it means to Lou and I to know so many beautiful people love our little boy and are following his story. When Ty was born, we used to say that with a name like Ty Campbell he could be a famous football player, CEO, surfer or senator. We want Ty's story to touch as many people as possible. He is an angel and he inspires us. We hope he inspires you, too. Please share the link to the blog and to his video with all of your contacts to spread the word about his incredible fight by cut and pasting these links. Thank you for your continued love and support.


  1. E- mail me I can help you with a place to stay. Erin Fusco

  2. Cindy, Lou, Ty and Gavin:


    GREAT pics! Sooo glad you are having a good time and making every moment cout!

    Today is Christmas Eve, the day Jesus came to Earth to give us all HOPE. Where we come from or where we go, I do not know, but Jesus came to show us that he loves us and that Salvation is at hand.
    Tonight we pray for a miracle; we believe in them, and we thank Our Lord.
    We hope you spend a beautiful Christmas and that the strength of your love radiates all the way to the heavens where health, peace and love can reflect upon you all.

    Wishing you the very best and may every second of joy last a lifetime!

    Love always!

    The Wolperts

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

  3. I'm thinking of you all everyday. I hope and pray for a miracle every night. Despite your sadness, I hope you have a most special Christmas with Ty and Gaga. Love you all, all the way from Louisiana. If anyone knows about fighting back from the darkest of times, its us!! We are big believers in FAITH and coming back stronger than ever. Ty will FINISH STRONG, I know it.

  4. Your family is a true inspiration. My prayers are with Ty! He is such a fighter!!! I am in your corner litlle buddy!