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Anna Update: "A Special Birthday"

Anna Update - Day +538 Post-Transplant Continue Reading »

Anna Update: Big Strides, Tiny Victories

December 7, 2017:  Day +477 Post Transplant Continue Reading »

Anna Update: My Shot

August 17, 2017: Day +365 Post-transplant Continue Reading »

Anna Update: Woe Is Me... Shame On Us

April 27, 2017: Day +254 Post Transplant Continue Reading »

Anna Update: A Birthday To Remember

February 20, 2017:  Day +187 Post Transplant Continue Reading »

Anna Update: Checking Boxes

February 5th, 2017: Day +173 Post Transplant Continue Reading »

Media Coverage

TODAY Show Continue Reading »

Sharing Kindness

December 12, 2016: Day +117 post-transplant Continue Reading »

Gratefulness & Good

In many ways, it feels like time stood still the six weeks we were in the hospital. As such, I can’t shake the feeling of being six weeks behind present day. To me, it feels like it should be mid-October and not nearly Thanksgiving. Continue Reading »

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Anna Update - Enjoying the Laughs and Love

November 14, 2016 - Day +89 post-transplant Continue Reading »

Why We Chose COTA

Deciding to start a support and fundraising campaign for COTA in honor of Anna was not an easy decision for us. On the one hand, we are blessed to have good jobs and great health insurance – easily something we’ve taken for granted in the past Continue Reading »

Anna Update: Grinding It Out

October 28, 2016 - Day +72 Post Transplant   Continue Reading »

Anna Update: Something(s) To Look Forward To

October 12: Day +55 Post Transplant Continue Reading »

Anna Update: It's Good To Be Home

Wednesday, September 27:  Day +41 Post Transplant Continue Reading »

Day +22

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted anything, mostly because it’s been an intense past week. The good news is, Anna is officially engrafted! Her ANC (absolute neutrophil count) stayed above 500 for three days in a row and has consistently Continue Reading »

When Pain Comes 'A Knockin'

Sunday, August 28 -- Day +11 Continue Reading »

Anna's Story - Radio Interview

Here is an interview Melissa and I did the day after Anna's transplant on KTAR/Phoenix Children's radio Giveathon. Continue Reading »

Anna Update -- Day ZERO: Transplant Day!

Well, it’s done. Anna has received her new cells and now we wait and watch. Wait for engraftment. Wait for side effects to kick in. Watch for signs of graft-vs-host disease. But Anna was a serious warrior. Continue Reading »

Far-And-Wide Support

Sunday, August 14 (minus-3 days to transplant) Continue Reading »

Day 1 - Tuesday, August 9th: Phoenix Children's Hospital

This morning we arrived at Phoenix Children's Hospital, home for the next 6-8 weeks.  Anna woke up with an optimistic spirit, knowing that the journey she's beginning will make her well and allow her to return to the life a seven year old should be Continue Reading »

How You Can Help

If you could help make a miracle, would you? Continue Reading »