Jackson Bloom just turned six. In lieu of birthday presents, he asked his friends to make a donation in honor of Ty Campbell. In the eyes of any other six-year old I know, the world begins and ends with toys; and nothing is better than birthdays and Christmas for that very reason. Jackson, you are one of a kind. Every day I am surprised by how caring and good people are, even those who are just six years old. Thank you for being such an amazing kid.
Speaking of amazing, I've been meaning to mention the slew of events we have been looped in on in support of St. Baldricks. We have had several people reach out, many of whom we've never met before and one boy as young as nine, who shaved their heads bald in honor of Ty to support pediatric cancer research. St. Baldricks is a great organization and I encourage you to visit the website if you are looking for some inspiration this morning. http://www.stbaldricks.org/
I am still full from my amazing dinner last night. I am so sorry I wasn't home to meet our new neighbor who delivered the meal (homemade enchiladas!) but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank her and the dozens of other neighbors who have provided my family with home cooked meals and groceries. Our stays at the hospital have been brutal lately, and I don't know what we would have done without you all (well, we would have survived, but it would have been far from healthy or delicious). Beef stew, lasagnas, baked ziti, roasted chicken, Spanish rice, I could go on and on… thank you!!
Tomorrow is our last day of radiation therapy. RT has been working such wonders on Ty that we are afraid to see it come to an end. However, we are encouraged knowing that the effects of radiation peak six weeks and even up to three months after therapy is completed, so we expect his improvement to continue. With the exception of a terrible headache last night, our little fighter is doing great!