Sunday, September 30, 2012

Boobies

Today is the last day of September, marking the close to Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  I think it's great that there is more attention for the kids during September, but it's also disheartening that we haven't made more of an impact so that people are aware every day of the year. Since Ty was diagnosed in 2010, however, I have seen improvements.  I have seen social media leveraged to a much higher degree, and I have seen more and more attention in mainstream media. I feel like we are on the verge of making a difference, and I am excited about that. 

Then my excitement turns to pure disgust when I can't escape the fact that my almost five-year old boy is lying on the couch dying a little bit more with each passing day.  I'm kicked in the stomach by a steel tipped boot with the horrifying thought of "too little, too late."  It may be too late to save Ty, but I will never stop trying to spread awareness by sharing his story. His long, painful story where a frightened two-year old boy spends the rest of his life trying to escape the pain, to get home from the hospital, to get out of bed and back on his feet, only for cancer to creep it's way back into his life over and over again... stealing a little bit more from him each and every time until he is left disabled from head to toe, unable to eat and barely able to talk.  He can still smile, though, and that is a testament to the perserverance of our little fighter.  This, right here, is why we call him SuperTy.

Big smiles from Ty this morning

With the end of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, we are also kicking off the month of October... which pretty much everyone knows is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I am always so proud to be a woman when I see all that has been accomplished on behalf of spreading awareness.  The pink ribbon is no longer limited to October, either.  It is recognized year-round with countless "pink" products for sale everywhere you look, at any given time.  The average long-term survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer is 81-86% depending on the woman's age at diagnosis.  But with early detection - which is driven by awareness - that survival rate increases to 96%.  I imagine that with increased awareness for our children afflicted with this disgusting disease, the odds for our babies can improve with similar leaps and bounds.

Tomorrow is my birthday.  Instead of offering me a "happy birthday" (because we all know I am far from happy) I ask of you to share his story with anyone and everyone who will listen.  That is the greatest birthday gift you can give to me. 

One of you posted a comment that said how you want to see "I love kids" bracelets everywhere in addition to "I love boobies."  As a mom with two perfectly healthy boobies, you said that you would be more than happy to sacrifice those boobies to save a child with cancer.  That was one of the most beautiful, selfless statements I've read over the past few days, and I couldn't agree more.  Take my boobies.  My arms.  My legs.  My anything.  Save the innocent children from the horrors of cancer.  I look at Ty's baby pictures and I still can't believe that something so pure and so perfect could be afflicted with such pure evil.  Something has to be done. 



Ty had a good day today, but it seems his head pain is increasing.  We have it under control so he isn't suffering too much, but we need to medicate more often and that frightens me because I don't want his pain to get worse.  I sit and debate with myself all day long.  I guess this is really happening?  Wait, no, if this was real he wouldn't be so wide awake.  He wouldn't be so strong!  His breathing sounds better today?  Maybe tomorrow he will be well enough to sit up again, like he did last week.  I think he is getting better and better.  He's sweating profusely and he's had morphine every three hours, I guess this is really happening? 

My mind is all over the place.  I get up from the couch to get something for Ty and I keep finding myself in the closet, staring at his shelves of supplies, with no idea how I even got there or what I'm looking for.  Anyone who knows me well would laugh and think "what else is new?" but this is different.  I'm not so much my usual preoccupied self... I am walking through these days in a foggy cloud of sorrow that is suffocating my mind and I am so afraid of how I will possibly survive if Ty leaves me. 

Thank you for all of your kind words and constant encouragement.  I know you are right.  I appreciate your positivity.  I find comfort when you share your personal experiences, as well.  Thank you for being so open, honest and understanding.  Remember to please talk about Ty today, for me on my birthday.  Hug your children.  Let them act crazy and get messy.  Make sure they have fun and that they know how much you love them.  I know you will.  Thank you.

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  1. First to read each night, first to post. But not by a long shot am I the only one thinking and praying for SuperTy. He is a blessing. Make sure he gives you extra birthday kisses.

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  2. Praying and hoping for a miracle for Super Ty. The fact that he is here should give you a happy birthday with lots of kisses. So glad to see his happy smile from this morning and in his baby pictures. Love and prayers to Cindy, Lou, and Gavin.

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  3. Cindy, you have a wonderful way of seeing the little things as so very important. I pray that today, you are blessed with an amazing day of little things to cherish in your heart. Have no fear, Ty's story is being shared with others far and wide. Close your eyes...can you feel that? That is a million hugs from friends all over the world! Blessings to you, Ty, Gavin & Lou.

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  4. I am honored to share Ty's story. I am also honored to share your story, Cindy. How you have become a great example of love and strength to all of us.
    Happy Birthday!!!!
    Love,
    Taciani
    PS - Every time I see Ty's smile it makes my day.

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  5. Its 12:10 after reading your story tonight I went to kiss my kids one more time. your story is heartbreaking But beautiful , The power of Love ! Sending you Prayers and Love that a Guardian Angel will wrap their wings and comfort you and your family . oxoxox ps I have been spreading your story Super ty like wild fire .

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  6. Cindy...you have such a way with words. You should write a book. I read your blog every night. Oh how I pray for little ty. His smile is magical and that handsome face. I just wanna squeeze him. I have 3 kids of my own. My baby will be 6 next week. Because of Ty...I hug my children a little tighter every night. God bless the Campbell family!

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  7. Cindy, My birthday wish for you is that Ty would receive the greatest miracle of all, a long and healthy life filled with love, lollipops and laughter!!! I share Ty's story with as many people as I can so never fear that his story, his life won't be told. I wish I was half the mom you are, Ty and Gavin are so lucky. My heart goes out to you tonight and every night. All of you are in my prayers. God Bless!!! Love, Rose

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  8. Yes they can have my boobies too! Another day is another smile, kiss and snuggle. It is the very least I can do, to share his and your family's story, and I will be honored to do so.

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  9. Here's wishing you a birthday filled with Ty's smiles all day! Hope you get the wishes you wish for and a miracle comes your way! Your love for those boys is amazing and as a mom of two boys myself, I know how wonderful it is! Thank you for showing me that I should never take anything for granted! Know you and Lou are loved and prayed for daily!

    Lisa

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  10. Cindy in honor of you and Ty, I will share Ty's story with all my FB friends and family...I already talk about Ty daily to many friends, my oldest daughter and my husband. Tomorrow I will be plastering this story all over and telling everyone that will listen to me about your little angel....I would give up every one of my birthday wishes for the rest of my life if that could mean Ty can get his miracle, I truly mean that from the bottom of my heart <3 ...Knowing Ty, and your family through your blog is such a blessing for me. Ty and your words have forever impacted me for the rest of my life, I am a better person because of you and Ty, ...the smile on Ty's face today makes my day so much better. In my heart and prayers love from Long Island

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  11. Happy birthday, yes, because you have Ty by your side! I cannot stop thinking about him and asking my friends to read your blog and pray for him. Every day when I take my kids to school (7, 5 and 1) we pray for him, I pray to God for a painless life for Ty, to be under his care. If I ever forget to say his name (not that he is not in my prayers) my 7 year old says and for Ty too mom. It is amazing to me the impact your little angel is having in my life, I always say, this is nothing compare to what Ty or his parents are going through and then I go and kiss my 3 angels. My conversation with my husband is always your blog about Ty, some nights that would be the only few minutes we talk and it is about Ty. I wish with all my heart that he will get well, completely well and it will be proof of how great God is and that nothing is impossible for him. I lost my 2 parents to cancer, my mom when she was my age now and never believed that they could get cured as I believe that Ty can.
    Love, strenght and hope going your way. Let Pediatric cancer moth be every month of the year. I was wondering where to find pins or bracelets to wear. I have lost relatives and friends to all types of cancer but this is the most cruel one of all. My cousin's 6 year old boy died last year from lymphoma but it is now when I am feeling the need of wear those little symbols that increase awareness, this is how much Ty's story has touched me.
    God bless all of you,
    Lourdes

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  12. I too agree Cindy should write a book. I have been captivated with your words since the very first time I read your blog.That was well over a year ago and I am so saddened with the news that sweet Ty is not doing well. My heart breaks for you all. I am also spreading the word about Ty to anyone that will listen. Some tell me they couldn't read something so sad. My answer is always the same....that while it is sad to read,it is also very inspiring, touching,loving and I think everyone needs to know that terrible things happen to the most innocent and beautiful. But your story always reminds me that we all have to appreciate every day we have because it can be taken away at any moment. I have grandkids Ty and Gavin's age. They come to my house after school. The other day out of no where it started pouring outside. They were doing their homework and both said they wanted to get wet.Now, my usual answer would have been "no"! Because of you, we all went outside and played in the rain. I couldn't help but think of Ty and Gavin. Unfortunately both of my grandaughters are familiar with Cancer and dying. My daughter, their Aunt,had a boyfriend who passed away at 23 from NHL.It's been almost three years and we talk about him as if it was yesterday, but now we can smile and laugh at the good times.They will always remember "Uncle" Luis because I will never let them forget and I will never forget about Ty.I have a tattoo in honor of Luis on my wrist that says "Never give up". My next one will say Cancer sucks! Or something to that affect.Sorry this is so long.This is my third time commenting on your bolg and I could probably go on forever God bless you!
    Praying for you, Connie Domangue

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  13. When I was growing up, I would occasionally ask my mother (who was schooled by Catholic nuns in New York)why I was normal and others were unfortunately disabled or diseased. Why would God do that to people? She said only He knows why and that I should be thankful for what He gave me. Her favorite saying was "There, but for the grace of God, go I". I was blessed with three healthy children. I always felt I owed it to God to thank him for that. Therefore, I have been donating to children's cancer charities (such as St. Jude Children's Hospital)for the last ten years. I also give to other charities, but children's cancer charities are my priority. In other words, don't wait until something might happen with your own kids. Pay your good fortunes back now!! Donate to help children who aren't so fortunate. It's bad enough when cancer happens to adults, but children! I am full blooded Italian with dark brown eyes. When my children were born with my dark eyes instead of my husband's blue eyes, I was so disappointed. My mother said, "Be thankful they can see!" If I complained about my hair when I was younger, my mother would say, "Be thankful you have hair!" Because of her, I grew up very thankful and compassionate. I don't take things for granted. I don't sweat the small stuff. I am a med/nurse nurse who is now a stay-at-home mom. Even though I don't work at the present time, I still find it in my heart to donate even though we don't have as much money. If I can do it, so can everyone else. I used to give a lot more than I do now, but every little bit helps. I have been keeping up with Ty's story since day one. I can't tell you the buckets of tears I have cried even though I have never met your family. I feel connected to Ty in ways I can't even explain. I love that little boy! I love his zest for life. I love his sweet smile. I love his beautiful green eyes! This is one of the most heart-wrenching blogs I have ever encountered. You bet I will spread his story. I already do. I hope you and Ty have a wonderful day today. I hope you get some of those sweet smiles and joyous laughs that only Ty can deliver. I will never stop praying for your family. By the way, my mom is 82 years young.

    All my love,
    Laura in Texas :)

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  14. Happy Birthday Cindy. I pray that you receive the miracle that I know you so much wish for. This is only the 2nd time that I have posted a comment on this site even though I have been following Ty's story for a very long time. His story and beautiful little smile and your love for him continues to inspire me. I sit and read your post and it brings tears to my eyes. Just realizing that all you want is your beautiful family together and healthy while others are only wishing for riches and material things and totally unaware of all the blessings they already have. You truly have a gift of writing straight from your heart. I will share Ty's story just as I have already and will do it with great pleasure. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome family with all of us. I feel as if I know your family and feel that I am blessed to know you. Your Love for your little boy's and husband are so beautiful. Lord please grant Cindy and Lou's greatest wish and heal their beautiful little Ty with a total and complete earthly healing.

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  15. Thinking of your family every day, and sharing your pain, because it is too big to be borne by you alone. Prayers from one mother for another.

    Kristi in Wisconsin

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  16. Most people never have the opportunity to see an angel, or simply do not look well enough to see them walking among us. This, however does not mean they don't exist. To see an angel, you must see another's soul. To feel an angel, you must touch another's heart. To hear an angel all you have to do Cindy is lay down next to him and feel his love. For all that he has endured and how courageous he has been little Ty has been an "Angel on Earth" from the second he was born. Whatever the lord has planned for this wonderfully strong little boy know that whatever happens he will always be that "angel" sent to you, if only for a short while! He is a special little boy who has captured the hearts of others in a huge way. I pray everyday and think about Ty often hoping beyond every imaginable doubt he will be one of Gods greatest miracles! If not his legacy will certainly live on through your strength and courage. I had come to know of Ty's story from my cousin who went to school with your husband. I have read with utter heartache each blog you have written and with great pain, but with a bittersweet smile, watched each video you and Lou have made of Ty and his Baby brother Gavin. I admire you, look up to your strength and spirit, and will forever be grateful that you shared Ty and baby "GaGa" with me. My heart aches along with you and though I am sure I do not shed as many tears as you I have certainly cried for the grace of that darling angel. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cindy may you have that huge smile of Ty's brighten your day with love. In honor of your love, sacrifice and fortitude I will share your story with the greatest honor!! God bless the entire family.

    All my best wishes,
    Janet DeVito
    Long Island, NY

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  17. I will continue to share your story every day, not just today. I know "happy" birthday sounds wrong to you right now, but I pray for just that... A day of smiles and laughter and healing for you all. God bless.

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  18. Today is my birthday as well, I know what I will be wishing for -healing for your beautiful little boy.

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  19. Oh Ty!! You are such a sweet boy!!! What a BIRTHDAY gift you were for your mommy 5 years ago and again today. God thank you for allowing CIndy to at least spend her birthday with Ty and for others to be able to make their wishes for a miracle on this day...
    Cindy - if BOOBIES could make the miracle, I would happily remove them myself.
    We are sharing Ty with everyone.
    My kids go to Catholic school here in Tampa. My 13 year old son has been so touched by Ty (& Gavin) that he offered Ty up in his religion class for prayer intention. He also got all of the kids to go home & tell their parents and for them to visit the blog as well. His teacher said it was SO powerful to see. She too, now follows. He LOVES little kids and Ty has touched his heart. Having a little brother himself and loving Superhero's and candy really made him think-Why? How can I help kids like this?
    Because of Ty, I am a little more free with the candy!!

    So...wishes granted for your birthday Cindy -we are speaking out and passing on. We need to see GOLD (PEDIATRIC CANCER COLOR) as much as we see PINK.
    St. Judes is my charity ALWAYS -it has been for years......

    Peace, more big smiles, lollipops and big puddles be with you today at the Campbell house. We love you all.
    Prayers, Hugs and Love -from one mommy to another -Diane

    Let's walk, race, run for GOLD - for TY!!!!!!!!
    When you cross the finish line you will have to run through a puddle and eat a lollipop!!!

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  20. I already wrote "happy birthday" on facebook to you before reading this post. I know you are not feeling happy and it sounds ridiculous to even wish you a happy birthday when you are feeling at your lowest. But I bet Ty and Gavin would get some joy out of seeing you blow out a candle on a cake, so maybe it can be for them. I promise to share Ty's story with someone new today.

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  21. Praying for the whole family everyday...stay strong

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  22. Maybe this year's present is that Ty is here to be with you another day - a one I hope is filled with his beautiful smile. Childhood Cancer Awareness month might be over - but my commitment to spreading the word is not. I had Ty's photos as my profile and timeline photo most of September and I'll keep them posted as long as Ty is courageously battling this beast. I will ask all my friends to honor your birthday request and maybe today we'll add a few more warriors to the fight!!

    I now have a gold cancer ribbon magnet adorned on my car - I'd never bought one of these ribbon magnets before or considered putting one on my car before now. I bought it from another mom whose son is also fighting this battle. Wish they had been readily available in stores like Target or Walmart in September. Maybe that's something we can push for next year - it's only a small thing but hopefully one that can raise funds for research.

    Praying always for Ty - as I also pray for you, Lou and Gavin. I don't have any words that can ease your pain, but just know you have inspired myself and so many others to pick up this fight in Ty's honor.

    Hoping your day is filled with love, hope and smiles.

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  23. Save the kids...Ty was one of our honored kids at our St Baldrick's event this year. Hugs for Ty

    Mighty Mikey's Dad

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  24. Cindy, I was just reading your blog. All heartbroken and in tears. I stopped for a while to think what saint I could pray to for a miracle for Ty. And as I was thinking that, I got this Text message from a friend saying " Today is St. Theresa day. She's amazing, pray to her". I Definitely take it as a sign. I will pray to her for little Ty. I shared your story with my family overseas and they are all praying for Ty.
    Sending a rose your way. Have a peaceful day today.

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  25. Cindy, I live in Pawling and our children attend(ed) nursery school together. It breaks my heart daily to know that just a few miles away, your family is suffering. I tell everyone I know about your situation and that it is their moral obligation to read your blog. Cancer is not something that only happens to "other people". If it happens to one, it affects us all. Sending much love from the village....

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  26. Wishing you a little bit of peace today. Thank you for your complete honesty in your writings. Your honesty brings a new level of awareness to all. Thinking and praying for Ty, you and your family everyday.

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  27. Ty is a beautiful little boy- an angel- i pray for you and your family every day- god bless you all- may your miracle come true.....

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  28. I prayed for you all yesterday and God kept whispering to me, this is not our home, this is not our home. It is so hard to accept that but what a comfort it is to know he will be in our Mighty King's home waiting for you and your beautiful family. We don't know each other but you have a special place in my heart. This is not our home...

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  29. I talk about Ty everyday, regardless of whose birthday it is. I will speak of him and his incredible mom today.

    Rick

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  30. We are going to make messes, have cookies for lunch and not worry about our to do list today, in honor of your birthday and beautiful Ty. So sorry for your heartache. Sending a virtual hug.

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  31. On your birthday I wish for Super Ty to get up & run around with a huge smile! I'll continue spreading the word... {hugs}

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  32. I am going to smother my soon to be 14 year old boy with kisses today after his footbal practice....he won't like it, but I will!
    Happy Birthday Cindy, I hope God will give you some peace today so you can enjoy your day with your beautiful boy.
    All my prayers for Super Ty!

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  33. I spoke about Ty yesterday on a run with a friend. She asked me why I read your blog, why do I do that to myself? I explained that I think your blog has been a gift and that I have learned so much from this beautiful boy about life and courage and love. I told her what a beautiful writer you are and how your words are so moving and emotional. I explained that I feel like reading your blog is the very least I can to to show my support to your fight and to let you know that you are not alone. I will continue to read and talk about Ty. Continued prayers.

    Ann from Buffalo

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    1. Ann people have said the same to me and I just don't understand that mentality. I can't really seem to express in the right words what I am trying to say - but it comes down to this, why would I NOT read about Ty and open my heart and mind to finding a way to help? If the only people that cared about a problem/situation were the ones going through it - what a horrible place this world would be. The families suffering through childhood cancer need their energy to fight for their kid - it's up to the rest of us, blessed with a healthy child or children or anyone who just has the time, energy and a voice to fight the powers that be for change. The families suffering should not be in this alone and now that I know what I know - I won't turn a blind eye to it. Someday it could hit closer to home and I'd hope that people wouldn't turn away from me!! Joining you in the fight Ann!!

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    2. People have asked me too and unless you have read her blog, no one can truly understand why we do read it. My response was, "if I stop reading it, does that mean this just goes away?" As painful as it is too read, I do it through tears and pray and pray for that sweet little boy. I am captivated by his smile and hope we continue to see it for years to come.
      -Jennifer

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  34. Cindy, my thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family from the first day I read your post. As a mom, my heart breaks for you. May God Bless you and your family today and always.

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  35. My wish for your Birthday is a day full of out loud laughs from Ty.
    I was where you are 3 weeks ago, but with my Mom . Diagnosed in June at stage 4 and gone the last day of August.
    I know about the checking the legs, the congestion, the breathing. The hope for one more I love you.
    My two year old Grandson is helping me get through it as Gavin will help you.
    Cindy.... You can do this
    I will not stop praying for your Miracle. .... And for God to give you and Lou
    Strength in the days to come.

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  36. I love the quote you closed with! I also love how many people have been talking about letting their kids play in the mud and puddles! I have been too. My 18 month old is infatuated with the hose on "mist" setting lately.. The other day he stood there, just "misting" his shoes for 5 minutes straight. I sat next to him, watching him smile, while my mother in law tried to mask her horror (LOL!) When in life will you ever again get a kick out of soaking your own feet!?
    You are such an inspiration, Cindy, and Ty is truly a super hero! I will continue to spread SuperTy's story.
    Happy Birthday, and God Bless you all.

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    1. here here to that!!! I can just picture your son as I've done the same with mine, but mine got me soaking wet :)

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  37. You are an amazing woman and an incredible mother to Ty. For your birthday, you will have 100s, if not 1000s of people spreading the word about your sweet boy and praying for a miracle for him and your family. I came across a fountain the other day while I was shopping with my five year old daughter, and she said "mommy, can I have a penny so I can make a wish for Ty?" It's amazing that the young and old are so touched by Ty and your family. We are all praying for a miracle and send much love and strength to Ty and your family.

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  38. Dear Cindy, Lou, Ty and Gavin. I definitely don't have any words of wisdom and I am so sad that your birthday is not a happy one. I am amazed of your selfless strengh and how all you think about is not only Ty but other kids and cure from cancer. You want us to spread his story and this is the least we can do. I hope and inspire to do more. Please tell us as a mom of a precious boy with cancer what you need us to do besides the obvious which is donating money. I want to do so much more than just that and I need your guidance. DO we need to volunteer somewhere, cook meals, visit families with sick kids. Please please tell us and I promise to do more. I of course apologize that I even demand a minute of your time that you should be spending with your amazing family. I also wanted to share with you that I had a dream last night, the first ever of Ty. The dream was so clear, Ty was very sick and paralized but then suddenly I saw Ty older and he looked familiar to me and someone said that of course he does, this is Ty, he was very sick and he got cured and healthy. I hope and pray and almost dare I demand that he gets cured and jumps on his freckled feet (i love this description you used). With tremendous love to your family.
    P.S. Wow Ty,I don't think I have ever seen anything more beautiful than your smile, and I don't think I ever will.

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  39. I want to see those bracelets too! I'm thinking extra hard and praying for Ty today. My husband and I prayed for him at church this weekend and put him on our prayer chain.

    Allie

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  40. I just read your blog for the first time a few days ago. You, Ty, and your whole family have battled so courageously throughout this journey. We are praying for peace and comfort for you all, as well as a day filled with smiles and laughter. We will continue to pray and share Ty's story with others.

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  41. Thank you Cindy. Your words are changing so many of us mothers into better people. Which will make for our children to be the best people they can be too. All because of Ty. I have situation here at home that is a daily struggle of a different nature, but it is you who has given me patience and an inner calm I didnt think I would find again. Therapy isnt doing it, but you are. I find the strength to keep giving, keep remembering. The raw emotions of motherhood are kicking in and helping me deal with just one moment at a time. My wish for you on your birthday is another smile, another laugh from Ty. And if you have the chance to read all of these beatiful comments....to see that there is a big change going on. I dont want you to lose your boy, but he has taught more in 5 years than some have in 50 years. Your smile will come back again someday, you gave it back to all of us, please keep it and give it to Gavin :)

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  42. p.s. I would gladly give up my boobies :)

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  43. Happy Birthday, Cindy. I have been reading your blog every day for awhile now, and it was shared with me by a friend. Your strength amazes me each time I read it and I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. Please know that I have shared Ty's story with many people and we have said countless prayers in our house for your family. Ty certainly is an angel from above and we pray that God does grant another miracle and leaves this little angel with you--without any pain and suffering anymore! Today, enjoy his smile, his beautiful hair, his little freckled foot, his stunning green eyes and everything else that makes him SuperTy. Have group hugs with your family and do silly things. Keep up the good work and know that so many people are praying for you all!

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  44. Amazing! Your last blog..has helped share Ty story. I am following from my phone..and will probably go cross-eyed! Being a Mom..I can't imagine. But you words resonate with me. Like I would say/feel the same way as you. I will pray for your family..and for God's will whatever that may be. Your boys are gorgeous!!

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  45. Have a small party today. I'll bet Ty and Gavin would love to see their Mom celebrate and blow some candles out. Have some silly time:) Enjoy this day with them. You are an amazing Mom and I wish I could make your wish come true... we all do. Big hugs to you all!!
    Michelle from NH

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  46. All of this re-reminds me that that kid who is talking too much, who made that big mess or who did something else that should annoy us-that that kid, like all the others, is the child we should be thankful for because she can run, he can scream and all of them can carry on. You're right-most of the things we obscess over or get upset about really don't matter much, especially in light of what you write about. Try as I might, I sometimes forget that most of what annoys us is ultimately trivial-all of this certainly puts into perspective what is important, and how lucky those of us whose kids made that mess or talked incessantly really are. Put another way, I complained because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.

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  47. Cindy & Lou,

    I promise that I will continue to share your story and I will continue to spread awareness of pediatric cancer.

    Someone suggested you write a book. I remember commenting about that probably a year ago. Your story and of course the proceeds could go to pediatric cancer. You are a beautiful writter and although you have your blog, I am sure so many people would purchase your book as well. A memoir for Ty. . .

    I hope you enjoy your day with that beautiful family of yours as best as you can. I would too give up my boobies to save a child.

    Thinking about you guys today and every day!

    Joy Marielle
    Baltimore, MD

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  48. I started reading your blog a couple of weeks ago when it came through my news feed. I am so incredibly sorry for the pain and suffering Ty, you and your family are enduring. I am a mom and reading your words breaks my heart. Please know that I have been praying so incredibly hard for Ty and his healing and even got my pastor involved yesterday. I have never prayed so hard for anything in my life and I will continue to pray for you all. It must be hard, but keep the faith. You are an amazing person, Ty is lucky to have you. And I too, would give up my boobies for Ty's life. Any time, any day. p.s. Throwing in extra prayers in honor of your birthday.

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  49. I thought about you a lot this weekend, I had 5 grandkids, 6 and under, no parents allowed. I think they behave 1000 times better when they are not around. But like you, I constantly thought about Ty. Watching them run and play made my heart ache, and yet on the flip side did what you are wanting it to do made me appreciate their healthy little bodies, something I probably did not do before you. They all know about Grandma TT's friend Ty, we all sat in a little grassy knoll by a creek, said a prayer for Ty, then threw rocks in the creek and got all wet and muddy!! We had a weiner roast, sat around the campfire, told stories, baths and bed. I'm kind of glad to be at work today to rest,LOL! It was crazy chaos and I love it!
    Happy Birthday to you my friend, it is still your special day, without you we would have never had that sweet boy. Try to enjoy it, do something special, the boys will love it.
    Love and Prayers to you, Terri

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  50. I will share your story and pray for your little Guy. I feel your pain. My 8 yr. Old was diagnosed with type1 diabetes when she was 4. It is a chronic disease she will battle her whole life. But she will live. When people say there are worse things that can happen now I know they are right. Cancer SUCKS ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS. I pray today for a miracle for your SUPER TY. I usually pray for a cure for my daughter but not today Cuz there's alittle Guy who needs the prayers today.

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  51. Dearest Cindy, while i realize your Birthday could only truly be a Happy One if God would take away the cancer & bring back your once healthy sweet beautiful boy to live a very long happy life (that is my prayer for you & your family daily) i hope that it is filled with beautiful sweet little things today like Ty's huge smile that is brighter than the sun. In Honor of Ty, you & your Birthday today I will share your story on FB to everyone i know. I don't know you all personally but i have been following Ty's journey for the last year & i think you all are amazing & so brave to walk the steps of this unwanted journey that you have been handed. I have a little boy who turned 5 in July and we celebrated my daughter's 14th Birthday just yesterday. I thought of you during the celebration. Every day i think of you all & i pray for a miracle that only God can do. Every day, please God just give 1 more sweet day to Ty & his beautiful amazing family. Please Grant that to them God, they are so deserving! Cindy you make me feel incredible gratefulness & blessings that i have 2 healthy children & i wish i could give you the very same but God can, and so i will keep praying that He does!! Sending you (((Huge Hugs))) to each of you: Super Ty, you Cindy, Lou, & Gavin.<3 I agree with the reader, if each of us mommies could lose our breasts to help your child Ty, or our children, any child who doesn't deserve the horror of pediatric cancer, i would stand in that line to do it! The best gift we could give you is to raise awareness & in turn raise the money needed to fight it--so i will do my part in honor of your family's very brave battle<3 Sending the hugest Birthday Wish that Ty will put a happy smile on your beautiful face today!! With Blessings & Love, Leelee Resh<3

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  52. Happy Birthday to you.. I read your blog daily as well. I cry my way through. I prayed just last night in church for you and your babies to have your miracle. I hope you get your birthday wish. Love, Michele

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      I have been following you for over a year and i commented on here last night. I told you that I would share Ty's story with as many as i can in honor of you for your birthday. That is what i am doing i made a Google account and i am sharing on my Facebook account as well..I hope Ty's story is spread all over the world today. Love and prayers from Long Island

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  53. Happy Birthday to you Cindy, may your prayers and wishes come true, I pray for that!
    I have been sharing Ty's story with anyone who will listen since I started reading your blog and I will continue to do so. Your words are so beautifully written about your precious Ty and his smile melts my heart. I have written before to tell you that I am forever touched and changed by Ty and your family because I truly feel my blessings so much more than ever. Please know that because of you and in honor of Ty, I am working on becoming a volunteer at Sloane Kettering. I am so sorry that you and your beautiful family have to suffer so much, especially sweet Ty. I pray for a cure, for more awareness, more funding and an end to this horrible disease.
    More love and prayers from Long Island

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  54. Cindy--I have a brain tumor. I am 41 yrs old, have 3 amazing daughters, an incredible husband and I only have you in my prayers. I pray that God takes my years and gives them to Ty and your family. His story breaks my heart as a mommy....and I only wish for time for you. My youngest is seven (going on 8, she would say)& I have been living w/this for 3 years. I am super-fortunate...visit sloane annually to discuss surgery, thankfully to be put off til "the next meeting." I am doing well, but would trade it for you to have more time w/Ty. You are always in my prayers.

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    2. I cried just reading this. I wish you and the family the best too. I will pray for your family and for Ty today. . .

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  55. Happy birthday Cindi !!!!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤
    Love,
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  56. Cindy, I absolutely adore your son!! I hope that you and Ty have a fun and wonderful day. Someone posted on Ty's facebook page about a natural cancer killer called sour sop, sounds amazing, no side effects...Worth a try? Love to you and your baby boy!!

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  58. I hope you see this comment soon! I was made aware of this organization by way of Facebook. They do photographs of children facing life threatening illnesses for free. If you fill out a form they can help make this happen! I sent a message to you on your Facebook page as well. I'm not sure if you all would be up for it but I wanted to send you the info anyway. You're all in my prayers.
    Oops, helps to include the link: http://tinysparrowfoundation.org/

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  59. You are an amazing women and I wish I could take away some of your pain....I hope Ty had a good day today and you made some everlasting memories!

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  60. It's so hard to wish you a happy birthday while you are going through so much pain but I do hope that Ty gave you lots of smiles throughout the day. I prayed this morning fora birthday miracle for you. That would be the best gift of all
    I loved the picture you posted of Ty yesterday. His pictures stay in my mind all day.
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  61. Happy Birthday Cindy. Wishing you peace and happiness today and always. May all of your wishes come true! May God bless Ty and The Campbell family. Looking forward to a positive post tonight. Deb <3

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  62. Happy Birthday Cindy!! I hope you had a wonderful day with your darling sons. Bridget

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  63. Ty, Cindy, Lou and Gaga, I feel funny admitting this but I had a dream two nights ago and Ty was in it !! I was carrying him around all over and I felt so special like I did when we made eye contact at the Riverside Park race. ( I guess I dreamt I was babysitting him?) Your beautiful and heartbreaking posts have connected me to him so much so that I suppose I feel like I'm actually caring for him. I guess I am though in my heart and in my mind. :) :)
    Love,

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  64. The one thing I have realized over time...God don't like ugly. He only takes the beautiful. I've ask this question so many times but with no answer.

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  65. The one thing I have realized over time...God don't like ugly. He only takes the beautiful. I've ask this question so many times but with no answer.

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  66. Cindy, If we didn't have you to love we would have never been introduced to Ty Louis . We all love that boy you have presented to us. I feel so blessed to be in your life and his!!
    I know today is HAPPY DAY FOR TY!!!!!! Thank you for sharing him cindy.

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  67. I hope you were able to enjoy your birthday with you incredible boy. You both deserve it. Ty and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  68. Doing whatever I can to share Ty's story with the world, in honor of your birthday. Thank you for sharing that child's incredible smile with us. Thinking of you and your family today and every day.

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  69. Happy Birthday Cindy... I always tell everyone about Ty and about your story. I hope you were able to enjoy your birthday at least a little bit. I pray that little fighter had a good day and was able to smile and hopefully give you the beautiful sound of his laughter for your birthday. Praying for all of you guys..
    Michelle
    I have to say I would also gladly give up my boobies.. for a cure for Ty and have him jump off that couch to go run and play

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  70. I love seeing that big smile. I continue to keep all of you in my prayers. I wish you a happy day filled with not only birthday wishes, but, a day that Ty gives you lots of smiles, love, and cuddles. God Bless.

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  71. PS. Cindy, Lou
    I know all you guys want is love and positivity from life. I have a confession.. I LOVE TY!!!

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  72. Let me start by saying Happy B'day to a wonderful woman that deserves so much for all her worries and heartache day in and day out... you are a very special person that can get through this ..Ty will have another chance ..i feel the path you are leading will find some Doctor that will say we can try one more time ... don't give up!!! I know you have tried everything but ,i still say there is hope for your smiling son....God is good and he will do all he can to help make this miracle happen.God bless you and your loving family.with all my love

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  73. That sweet, sweet boy is always in my thoughts. I thought of you often today, wondering how your day was going. Wondering if you are able to feel any happiness through the pain you are feeling. I pray with my daughter every night before she goes to sleep. We pray Tys boo-boo's go away and never come back. We pray Ty's mommy, daddy and brother are not sad. I pray again when I put my head on my pillow and close my eyes. I see your faces and my heart breaks, I want to scream CANCER SUCKS! I know it is your birthday, but you are the one giving us a gift. You have made me see my life differently. Sharing Ty's story has been the greatest gift and it will continue to change people's lives for the better. Thank you Cindy and Lou allowing us to love you family. xoxo

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  74. Happy birthday Cindy. I think we all are wishing the same. I started following u Friday. By Saturday n Sunday I was a mess crying while I told ur story to my family.... I cried so much to the point that my husband told me that I cant read ur posts anymore. As u can see I didnt listen. Instead, im here writing u n anxiously waiting on ur next post. I dont know why ur story has affected me the way it has. I cant stop crying, thinking, praying n wishing u the best. u have to be strong for ur home, ur husband, baby Gaga n the most important Ty. I will not stop reading, crying n the most important PRAYING FOR UR FAMILY. <3 <3 NANA ARIAS

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  75. Hi Cindy, I started following your family's story via a friend's posts on facebook. Reading your posts has given a face to childhood cancer and I've felt a non-stop tug on my heart ever since reading the post. I'm sorry it took your son's battle with cancer to get my attention but I am grateful to you for sharing and to Ty for being such an amazing kid. Tonight I shared your family's story with my husband and he agreed wholeheartedly that we should support Ty's foundation. I wish there was more we could do. You and your family are in our hearts. -Autumn & Fredrik Wallin

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  76. Let me start by saying Happy B'day to a wonderful woman that deserves so much for all her worries and heartache day in and day out... you are a very special person that can get through this ..Ty will have another chance ..i feel the path you are leading will find some Doctor that will say we can try one more time ... don't give up!!! I know you have tried everything but ,i still say there is hope for your smiling son....God is good and he will do all he can to help make this miracle happen.God bless you and your loving family.with all my love

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  77. Still praying, still hoping, still thinking of you all. It's wonderful to see that smile, though it also breaks hearts. Thank you for sharing your sweet boy with us all. Happy birthday too!
    Jennifer, Illinois

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  78. Dear Cindy,
    I hope that you and your family had a good day today. I know that your not in the mood to have a happy day but all I can say is that Ty would want you to be happy and to celebrate life. You will smile again and you will be happy, it will just take a little time. Ty is such a special boy to have such loving parents, family and friends. My daughter was an outpatient at a childrens hospital and when someone we knew when to heaven her mom wrote me a beautiful note and told me that Katie was in a beautiful place and that she found such great comfort in that. She knew Katie was running and chasing the clouds, following rainbow's. I was at a loss for words and she was strong comforting me. We all want Ty to get off the couch and run and play and many many prayers are being sent from so many of us!!! I have been sharing Ty's story with many of my friends and they are now praying for all of you. God Bless you Cindy ... and know you have many people who have fallen in love with your special little man. Please walk forward and live life.. and know that we all care and are here for you.
    With love.... a friend.

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  79. Cindy, that picture of baby Ty on the swing is incredible. I am crying for all that he never got to do. It's just not fair. We all have to work together, to STOP the monster, childhood cancer.
    Kathy, South Philadelphia

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  80. Ty Cindy Lou Gavin, Thinking of you all today and sending 1,000,000 thoughts your way!! Cindy I hope this makes you giggle... When I try to write Ty his name comes up like Thai as in "the food" thai food. Giggles for sweet Ty!!

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  81. I just wanted to tell you that my four year old jumped in the puddles yesterday. She looked so happy and I told her Ty told me to let her jump in the puddles. She asked me who Ty was. I told her he was an amzing little boy who is teaching mommy how to be a better mommmy. We

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  82. Thai louis.. much love and giggles!!! Positive words your way! When you need the giggles we share them with youTy!!!!!

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  83. I would gladly give up my boobies, shave my head, etc. if it meant healing Ty or other sick children.

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  84. Hi I hope you have a wonderful night I love you.

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  85. Cindy- Last night I had a hard time sleeping...couldn't get my mind to stop running. I was walking around the house and happened to look out the window and saw the most amazing sight. It must have been about 1am, the moon was full and there was this beautiful, angelic glow lighting the sky. When I looked up I realized the moon glow was in a huge shape of a beautiful "T"! The light was enormous and completely had the shape of an angel....It's hard to explain but I couldn't believe what I was seeing! I even went outside and sat on the deck staring at it for a while b/c it was so beautiful. It immediatley made me think of Ty and a sense of calming peace came over me. I'm not sure if you will find any comfort in this story but it truly made me feel as if Ty is in God's thoughts and that he is hearing all of the prayers for Ty. Keep believing Cindy....SuperTy is in our prayers and hearts.

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  86. Hey girl we're all here for you much love Campbell family!!! Love love love

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  87. Campbell family all the way around the world love. Love hello .

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  88. I know you dont know me, nor do i know Ty but the lord says to lay hands on the sick, Can i come over and pray over Ty

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  89. Just took a look at that cutit pie and I fell in love all over again. I like that picture of him he looks like a piglet.

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  90. Ty darling in love with a giggles


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  91. Thinking of you all, and praying nonstop for sweet, beautiful, perfect Ty. Hope you had some smiles and laughs today, and that you have a smooth and restful night.

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  92. Cindy,
    I posted about the bracelets and giving my boobies. I would, gladly. Honestly, I would give so much more if I could. I'm almost 40..I have had my first crush, first kiss, I've fallen in love, gotten married and have been blessed with giving birth to 3 beautiful babies. I've graduated highschool then college, I even served our country in the Army. I have lived. Every single child should have the opportunity to do the same...to grow up! You are right, cancer is nothing but evil and I just can't make sense of why our children have to die from it. I don't care what can be learned. Learn from adults with cancer, not babies.

    I have followed your blog for sometime now but it wasn't until I saw the picture of Ty with the HUGE spiderman balloon, that I realized how small he really is. Then it hit me. I saw Ty laying there, trapped in his own tiny body. All of your hopes and dreams for his future...all bundled up and stuck in a body that doesn't work. He is so young that he likely doesn't remember when he was healthy and free from sickness. I am praying that I don't upset you with my words, that's not my intent... I just want to let you know I completely understand why there are stipulations to your prayers about Ty. Anything less than a full recovery just won't do. That being said, I fully believe that it could happen and I will continue to pray for it, over and over.
    I also have a book I'd like to send you, if you could email me with your address at ladyvelle@att.net
    There is certainly no rush.
    Sending you love and peace
    Tavelle from Sacramento

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  93. This is the first time I've read about Ty's story. What an incredible boy he is -- and what amazing strength and courage you have all shown. I wish you continued strength, love and courage.

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  94. I am so in love with that picture he looks like an absolute piglet!

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  95. I am loving the positive energy for Ty!!!!

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  96. You are an amazing person. I think about Ty and yourself everyday, as A nurse I know what that little angel.is going through day to day, I have found myself checking in several times a day, my son has asthma very bad to the point where he gasps at times for a breath, I would just sit and cry for him ask God why? Why would you let a little boy be so sick. I have yet to figure it out and I never will, I guess my point , well you have made me realize that what he has is not that bad. You have touched me in a way I can't explain , I can't wrap my head around the pain you are all in . I can tell you my little man with asthma offered to share his nebulizer with Ty if would make him better . Both of my children 8-10 pray for him everynight. I think anyone of us who follow would gladly give a leg or arm if it meant the Cancer leaves. I don't even know if I making much sense but the truth is I will continue to pray for all of you, and always remember all you need is faith the size of a mustard seed. I've told myself that over and over at times , its the only thing that helps when I need it. God bless all of you.

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  97. Hi Cindy, a friend of mine shared Ty's story with me today. I have been reading your blog all day. I am so sorry that cancer has come into your life it's so unfair no child should ever get cancer. I hope Ty gave you some big smiles for your birthday...The Campbell family is forever in my heart and my prayers...God Bless you all

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  98. Dear Cindy and Lou,

    Today I met with my mother's hospital care team, and for the first time heard the words "hospice" and "palliative care". So tonight when life settled down, I went to my bookshelf and pulled down a book that has lived there for awhile, "The Needs of the Dying" by David Kessler. I bought it quite some time ago before I had a specific need. But I was really inspired because he was kind and thoughtful in his words, and also, mostly, because his mentors were Elisabeth Kubler Ross and Mother Theresa. Therein lay all the belief that I would find some solace in the words of this book.

    So tonight I climb in bed here in California, book in hand, and I say my first prayer for Ty's miracle. And then my second prayer, for my mother's peaceful passing. And finally, that my love and devotion to these two beautiful human beings carry my prayer straight to the heart of God!

    Sending all good wishes your way again,good night,

    Marianne

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    1. This upcoming November will mark "one" year of my Mother's passing. I can relate to where you are now, where you are going and a year into. I said a prayer just for you. May God bless you and yours Marianne.


      ~Michelle, North Ga.

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  99. I would joyfully give up my boobies, my blood, or any other part of me if it would make your little boy better again. I read your blog everyday and I have never prayed harder for anything my life than I have prayed for Ty to be perfect again. Thank you so much for making me a better mother, for showing me that all the small stuff is just that and to treasure everyday with my son.

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  100. Hope that you had some small moments of happiness, fueled by smiles from Super Ty, for your birthday yesterday. Ty's story and your family were a primary topic of discussion at dinner last night. My kids (12-, 10- and 7-yrs old) all know about Mommy's friend's son (I went to Oneonta w/ Lou), who has cancer. Last night was the first time we've really discussed with them this latest turn of events in Ty's fight with cancer. We also talked about his treatments and I repeated your words about how unbelievable it is that children are receiving the same dosages of chemo as adults, hence the need for more funding and research. I know some may think this is very heavy discussion to have with children, but they're more attuned into things than we think. My 7-yr old said, "I have $9 saved up; I want to give it to the children with cancer so the doctors can find ways to make them better." And without my having directly asked him to, my 10-yr old told us that he told his Sunday school class this past week about Ty and the teacher asked everyone to add him and your family to their prayers. I've said it here before, but thank you for sharing this difficult journey with all of us. Praying that God continues to grant you and Lou the strength to support you through this awful time.

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  101. I don't even know where 2 begin,a friend of mine showed me your blog for the 1st time yesterday. I have not stopped crying. I want 2 tell u that u and Ty have profoundly changed me as a person. In the last 24hrs I have thought alot about my life and how I live it.I need to stop sweating the small stuff and just let my kids play. My 14yr old daughter came home yesterday and found me crying,I asked her 2 read your blog and watch the video of Ty. She was cring and crying,I held her and told her I loved her.I asked her 2 please pray and share Tys story 2 all her friends.My 1 1/2 yr woke up from her nap and all I kept doing was hugging and kissing her.I have and will be praying for u and your family from now on. Hope u had a good Birthday and Ty kept his smile for u.May God Bless and Shine upon u and your family always.Oh yeah,Thank u for your courage.

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  102. I second this as MANY do...I Truly Believe, You should write a Book and I Truly would also, give up my Boobs. MUCH LoVe to Your Super Ty & to His Super Mommy.



    ~Michelle, North Ga.

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  103. What an adorable picture of smiley boy. Our prayers are with you guys. I've taken to going to church everyday during lunch to say a prayer. God bless.

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  104. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing Ty with all of us... We will all be better people because of him.....

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  105. Marie - Wantagh, NYOctober 2, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Hope your birthday was full of smiles from Ty

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  106. Thank you for sharing Ty's life, triumphs and struggles through your writing. You are showing incredible strength and humanity - I can only imagine what it would be to watch my child struggle for 1 hour never mind the years that Ty has endured. Please know that so many are praying for Ty and his family. May you find peace knowing that he has changed the world and you have facilitated that through your writing.
    My youngest is 2 1/2 today, he has a head of dirty blond curls and green eyes - each time I look at him and think of Ty. May God Bless you and your precious boy.
    Yours in faith and prayer,
    another Mom

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  107. Your blog amazes me. You write so beautifully. The awareness you are raising cannot be measured. You are helping our cause so much. Super Ty has been on my mind so much that I actually had a dream about him last night. In the dream, I got to meet him and, just as in your photos, he was lying on his pillow and he smiled at me. I felt truly blessed by this encounter. Thank you for what you are doing. Super Ty has Super Parents.

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  108. Hoping to bring you a small smile and fulfill your birthday request: http://knittingraysofhope.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/childhood-cancer-awareness/

    Ty and your entire family are always in our thoughts and prayers.

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  109. Just read Ty's story... as a mom myself of three young children, my heart aches for you. Please know I will be lifting your little boy up in prayer as if he were my own. And I will pray that through this time that God will hold you in His hand and that you would feel His love and peace everyday of this journey. God bless you and your family.

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  110. Super Ty has super parents. You are all in my thoughts and prayers everyday. I pray for a miracle.

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  111. There is always hope. Ty has lots of prayers being said for him and that can make all the difference.

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  112. You are a beautiful person and a wonderful mother! Ty is lucky to have you. I have been following your blog for about a year now. I pray for you and your family. I will share your story.

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  113. Ty has been on my mind so much. So he was definitely on my mind when I saw someone post this article on a homeschool site on a different topic. I wanted to share it with you. So many different topics, nutritional therapy, ineffectiveness of chemo in brain tumors, and SV40. I believe Ty still has a huge fighting chance.

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  114. Sorry the link is www.ouralexander.org

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  115. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  116. I continue to think of, and pray for Ty all day, every day. I'm praying that everything is ok. I hope you had some smiles and that Ty had a comfortable day.

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  117. Cindy I hope everything is ok. <3 <3

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  118. I have been following Team Jack, who sent out an urgent prayer request for Ty a week or so ago. I have been praying for Ty and your family since then. I am expecting a miracle, but know that God is control. I have so much respect for all of the families fighting to find a cure for this horrible cancer. There are so many people who are taking a powerful stand. Your blog is amazing. Your words help me understand what you are experiencing. I can relate to your pain (as a mother), but I know the depth of the real pain is unimaginable. Again, I am praying for healing for your entire family.

    Finally, I am disgusted that our government isn't fighting harder to beat this. I have donated to organizations devoted to pediactric brain cancer. Are there other ways we can help?

    Continuing to pray...

    For now, I am turning all of my strength to pray for Ty and your family.

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  119. Ty's beautiful smile is a testiment to the love and care that is obviously being given to him. You are making him smile in spite of all that is happeniing to him. You can always know in your heart that you make this little guy feel loved every day. You are an amazing family. I too would give a arm or a leg so that children do not have to deal with this horrible disease. It should never happen. I see the pink ribbons everywhere and am grateful for the awareness with Breast Cancer, but I think the children's issues should be priorty. Thank you for reminding people what priorties should be. Children should not ever suffer. NEVER. God Bless your fammily. Please know that he will be in my prays.

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  120. your son is absolutely beautiful and you are an AMAZING mother. I stumbled upon your blog and have truly been touched. Ty is in my thoughts. god bless

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  121. I shaved my head on Sunday to raise money for childhood cancer research through St. Baldrick's. I did this because I had been reading the blog Rockstar Ronan and it touched me so deeply what her son suffered. Today her blog was about you and Tay. I have been reading a little of Tay's story and it is heart shattering. I was just telling my daughter the other day that I feel bad when people tell me that what I did was so brave (I am a woman) but it is just hair. What you said in this post is exactly what I said to her. "Please take my arm, I would give it gladly", I have had my arm for 34 years, these children haven't had a life yet, not truly. I pray for Tay, you and your family. That is all the comfort I can offer. God Bless!

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  122. Just wanted to send you a note and let you know I saw this through a friend and it is beautifully written and touched me deeply. I wish I could take all the pain away! I will do as you ask and hug my kids extra much today. - Anna

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  123. I have benn on massive doses of Morphine before and had the horrible sweats. They but me on Clonidine. That might help. Your story touches my heart!!! I will keep Ty and your entire family in my prayers! Sending my love to your family.

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  124. I would give my boobies in a heartbeat! Sending my love and prayers from Costa Rica. I believe in miracles!!

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  125. This story touches my heart, I don't know who saved this link in my laptop, I viewed it and then I read, oh I have two kids and I felt the same feeling with you Ty's mom as if it is happening to one of my kids. I pray and will always pray that God will always with you and your sweet Ty to soothe soothe all the saddens I am feeling with you family. I am from Kiribati and like other people commenting early, your messaged is continuously spread to different part of the world. God bless and miracles does work so believe in it just like me. My eldest daughter was been kept in the incubator with no hope from doctors for her to survive (born prematurely and pooped in my stomach before I had surgery). One doctor told me that there's no hope but there is God. My family and I kept on praying for my dying 7 months old daughter. My daughter survived even when everything removed from her body since they are hopeless. Pray do miracles and that's for sure :) Be strong and God will always with you

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