Harrison’s Theme Song

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For every child battling cancer there is one phrase that keeps repeating: It’s Not My Time. There is just simply too much that remains to be done. Harrison played in his first baseball game last Friday night, after a rain-out and two games missed because of sickness from chemo. He played so well. He was disappointed that he didn’t get … Read More

Encouraging Each Other

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Recently, a local news station did a feature on the relationship between Harrison and the North Carolina State baseball team.  That relationship began with Head Coach Elliot Avent taking the initiative to come to our home to encourage Harrison in his fight again cancer.  Coach Avent come just days after Harrison was diagnosed and discharged from the hospital, before Harrison’s … Read More

When Mother’s Day Hurts

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My wife is a remarkable mother. Her children will one day look back at the blessing she is for them the way I cherish my own mother. So I hurt for my wife as she’s had to endure her first Mother’s Day with the realization that it may be her last with one of her children. We all live with … Read More

Hoping for a Step Forward

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Harrison is supposed to have his first baseball game since cancer tonight. He is so excited that he almost cannot contain himself. He’s worked hard getting stronger, keeping up his skills, and exercising to be ready for this night. All the work he’s done has shown me a number of things. First, Harrison is as good defensively as he was … Read More

T Shirt Order Form

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If you are local to the Triangle and can arrange to pick up your t-shirts, we can save on shipping.  Additionally, if you are at NRCA or SEBTS, we’ll deliver them when they are available.  Please use this order form to save the shipping charges. Tshirt Order Form You can still order online, which is the easiest way, by going … Read More

Strike Out Cancer with Harrison

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My brother and his wife have been unbelievable during this terrible journey.  They, like SO MANY others, have made it possible to survive to this point as Ginger, Lachlan, Blakely, and I walk with our dear Harrison in his suffering.  I cannot tell you how blessed we are by them. April, through her business Stitches by April, was responsible for … Read More

All’s Well That Ends Well

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Strange thing about suffering, particularly long-term suffering. Eventually, you have good days. At the beginning of our journey every moment was a struggle. Soon, good moments arrived and were strung together into good hours. For the first several months we survived hour by hour. One good hour would be followed by several bad, only to be interrupted again by another … Read More

When You Take Two Steps Back

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Recently, Harrison has had a major setback of sorts. From the beginning he had struggled taking medicine. He still cannot swallow pills, despite working with a specialist. We’ve tried EVERYTHING. The past few days have seen an increase in Harrison’s struggle with the medicine, particularly the Gleevec, which is the most important drug he takes. We have had to crush … Read More