This Can’t Be Happening

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Nearly every week Ginger and I are contacted by a new childhood cancer family. Sometimes a friend introduces us, other times they land on this blog or Harrison’s Facebook page, and sometimes they’ve seen something on twitter. But every time I think the same thing, “Another family facing weeks and months of fear, hurt, and sorrow.” Each time I am … Read More

Chair Number Nine

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On Harrison’s very first visit to the pediatric oncology clinic at UNC he chose to sit in chair number nine. I don’t recall why he picked that particular seat. Perhaps it was the only one available. Maybe it had a good view of the nurses station (he just ADORES the nurses). Harrison speculated last week that it was because he … Read More

Another First Day of School

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Yesterday¬†Harrison, Lachlan, and Blakely started another school year. They join tens of thousands of kids embarking on another year of learning, playing, etc. On the surface, there is nothing exceptionally special about the first day of school, other than moms snapping shots of kids and posting them to Facebook. But for Harrison, and the tens of thousands of other kids … Read More

When Life Gives You Lemons, Try Soccer

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Last Saturday Harrison, Ginger, and I spent about two hours practicing soccer. Harrison tried soccer once, when he was four. Lachlan played once at five or six. Blakely never played.    So why soccer? Because Harrison refuses to let cancer win. Let me explain. At his last hospital visit Harrison got some really bad news: no football. He was devastated. He had … Read More