Thursday, November 27, 2014
For friends that bring light in dark times and help with out asking,
For coffee that helps Mommy with multitasking.
For Gracie playdates on chemo days and help with the kids during church,
For Brad's supportive boss and co-workers.
For a church family to share a Thanksgiving meal and provide prayer,
For essential oils and hairdressers that make it easier to lose hair.
For our nurses, doctors and supportive staff,
For the psychologists and child life specialists who make us laugh.
For surprise mail from friends to make life sweet,
For charities that help us pay bills and make ends meet.
For Make a Wish sending our family to Hawaii for some fun,
For advice from fellow chemo Moms.
There is much to be thankful for this year so thank you to everyone far and near!
Emma update: She got her glasses this week and loves them! I thought it would be a battle to keep them on her but I think that letting her pick them herself helped a lot. She treats them like another fashion accessory. Next week we do not have chemo but we do have a mandatory check in for blood work and stats. The following week she has off from hospitals all together and we get to go to Disneyland!
Friday, November 21, 2014
Emma's glasses are on order but I did my own footwork and found her a backup pair that may be better then the pair we ordered. Hopefully we get this girl in frames soon so she can see better and have less eye strain and headaches.
This week I have been doing a lot of reflecting. My 30th birthday is in a few days and when I was 18 I made a list of everything I wanted to do before 30. Some were serious and some were silly, I accomplished most. Things like get married, have children, live on my own for a couple years, and get college degrees are all checked off. I never made it to Europe, bought a house, or met Collin Firth but those were far fetched! I thought about what I want next, what do I need, what should I do? Then I realized something, cancer changed me deeply. The things I want now are so big or impossible that I may never reach them fully. Things like killing my kid's cancer and removing NF1 from her all
Monday, November 17, 2014
|Smelling flowers before chemo|
|Unhappy sick girl in the ER|
Today Emma's glasses arrived so we went to try them on for a fitting. They ended up being a
|One of Emma's holiday pictures|
If you didn't catch it before Emma was in the news again last week! Check out the link below for her article in the Modesto Bee! Emma's Update
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
This week Emma was in the Modesto Bee again thanks to the lovely Erin! It was a well written update on Emma. Article
The Cancer Can Be calendars are available and with your donation toward our expenses in giving them away you receive one for yourself! Please keep in mind that if you would like to receive it before Christmas you will need to order before December 15th. Head over to Emma's site for information on how to obtain one! Emma's page
Saturday, November 8, 2014
So a year later after our journey began at an eye exam it went full circle and ended at an eye exam. Emma is blind in one eye but she has always had decent
ones pictured but this gives you an idea of the direction she went with the look. We will reveal her glasses in a fun photo shoot when they arrive.
www.throughemmaseye.weebly.com. We are not able to sell online at this time, there was a lot of discussion with financial advisers on how to handle this pay it forward with out being a nonprofit and this was the only way we could do it. We decided that people who donate to the costs of printing and shipping the calendars to children with cancer will receive one of their own. The donation minimum is $20 which covers the costs of a calendar to a child and a calendar to the person who donated. If the person donating would like more than one calendar then they are $10 each after the $20 (for example. $30 will be two calendars and $40 will be three calendars). Please follow the steps below receive a calendar from Emma.
- Mail cash or a check to our PO Box, please make sure to copy the address exactly how it appears below.
c/o Brad Heidenberg
PO Box 576283
Modesto, CA 95357
- Please make checks payable to Emma Heidenberg and write Cancer Can Be in the memo line.
- If your donation is over $20 please specify how many calendars you would like to receive, if no note is seen we will direct the extra funds into printing more calendars for children.
- If any funds are left after January we will put it into the next pay it forward project which is children's books on chemo and cancer or we will donate it to St. Baldwicks.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
|Our three little Heroes!|
This Halloween we were superheroes. The girls wore homemade costumes that were a joint effort by my wonderful Mother in Law and myself. It was planned for months but it became very appropriate when just a couple days before the holiday we learned that Emma's tumors are retreating.
Part of the theme was to take a moment to thank all of our heroes. The people and organizations that helped us in so many ways. From prayer to dinners to fundraisers to trips to Hawaii these are the people who keep us going and make it possible to fight. In no particular order we thank these heroes: St. Peter's Lutheran family, Emmaus Lutheran Church, Fitness Factor, Tracey, Katie,The Cartright Family, Bethany, Auntie Amber, Andrea, Leia, Lilly Bumpus, Sandy, The Darpinian Family, Leslie from Matilda Jane, Make a Wish, Mom's Club of Turlock ladies, everyone who donated to our Go Fund Me, Elves and Angels Family, DS March Mama's group, Persnickety Clothing Company, Livie & Luca shoes, the Well Dressed Wolf mamas who let us borrow clothes, Juliana, Rachelle, Arielle, our team at Children's Hospital Madera with a special shout out to Kim, Dr. Tao with the team at UC Irvine, and our loving family too who rescue us daily!
|Emma playing at our Monster Mash|
We swoon to you and say proudly, "Our Hero!"