Learning to Mow the Lawn

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When I mow the lawn I have some time to think. With a cancer kid, free time to think is often a curse. As I circled my yard it struck me like a ton of bricks: “My son has cancer!” That’s life for the parent of a cancer kid, though. Life is regularly interrupted with the realization that, unbelievably, your … Read More

Surviving Pediatric Cancer Leaves Broken Hearts

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Literally. The long-term side effects of toxic chemotherapy are too numerous to list here, but one of the worst effects is heart damage.  Two drugs in particular – doxorubicin and daunorubicin – are known to cause severe damage to a child’s heart, and that damage is typically irreversible.  He already will probably never run well again due to the neuropathy, … Read More

A Different Mother’s Day

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Yesterday was my wife’s second year as the mother of a cancer kid. While this year has been easier than last, there is still the challenge of watching your child fight cancer. Childhood Cancer has changed Mother’s Day forever for my wife. Last year we were in Atlantic Beach with the Mile of Hope foundation. It was a great trip … Read More

Seize the Day

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As Christians, our family longs for the day when God rights every wrong, when there is no more suffering, no more death, and no more sin. We believe that God is at work in Christ reconciling the world to himself and will establish a new heavens and new earth after a resurrection from the dead. May sound odd to some, … Read More