October 10, 2009 Day +2383 Day +2081 off therapy

7 years ago our lives were changed forever. After 2 months of fighting, crying, begging for answers, we were told that Taylor had stage 4 Neuroblastoma. The worst of the worst in the childhood cancer world. Devastated does not even begin to say how we felt. As I have told you for 9 years now, I remember the day very vividly. I know what we were wearing, where we were sitting at certain points during the day. I remember Dr. Berkow coming in, Dr. Barnhart coming in, nurses, CT techs, and on and on and on. There are parts I don’t remember, but for the most part, the entire day is etched in my mind.

I remember thinking that it was over, no way could he survive this, no way could he ever turn 2, 3, 5, or 9…… Then as we ot farther into it and we were forced to really put our faith out there and trust. As we learned more about cancer, chemo, statistics, We realized, Taylor is not a stat, he is Taylor and he can beat this. We had several people claim to be psychic, I am not saying one way or the other on that subject, but they all said he would be fine. I had peace with God that Taylor would beat this. Now, I am human and as you all know, I do melt down, a lot. I get so worked up over Taylor anytime he has a fever, a ache or a pain, but I think that is fairly normal in this case.

I praise God everyday for the miracle that is Taylor’s life. I am so happy to be hear 7 years later with a happy, healthy 8 1/2 year old boy who plays ball, rides bikes, goes to school and does everything kids his age do. Praise God!

Thank you to all of you who have been there through it all. Our family and friends have been there through so much. Prayer warriors from all over the world, some we have never even met, pray for Taylor. Thank you! Thank you to Children’s Hospital. I thank God for such a great place right here in our backyards. We did call St. Jude and were turned away and I think that was just the first miracle in disguise. Children’s is where we needed to be. I thank God for having His healing hands around Taylor all these years. I thank God for continuing to hold Taylor in his healing hands and for holding us all as we go through this journey.

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  1. WELL SAID KIM! AMEN!!!!!!!!!! iT’S HARD TO THINK BACK FOR ME TO SEE HOW FAR i’VE COME IN YOUR JOURNEY, HE WAS SUCH A LITTLE GUY BACK THEN…AND NOW HE’S ALMOST GROWN. SHOWS HOW OLD WE’RE GETTING….IN FACT, I FOUND OUT IN JULY THAT I’M GONNA BE A GRANDMOTHER!!!! MY YOUNGEST, KATIE THAT JUST GRADUATED IS MAKING ME ONE. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT IT, SHE SHOULD FIND OU TOMORROW WHAT IT IS, IF IT COOPERATES. SHE HAS BEEN WITH THE BOY FOR 2 YEARS NOW AND THEY HAVE BEEN ENGAGED ALMOST A YEAR. THEY LIVE TOGETHER IN TOWN IN A NICE HOUSE AND THEY ARE BOTH WORKING…I HOPE ONE DAY SHE WILL GO TO COLLEGE. I WILL KEEP THE BABY FOR HER WHEN SHE NEEDS ME TO. WE ARE MOVING OUR STORE NEXT YEAR, PROBABLY IN FEB, JUST UP THE STREET AND AROUND THE CORNER, BUT IT’S BETTER LOCATION, NEIGHBORHOOD AND A MUCH LARGER BUILDING. IT’S A BUSINESS MOVE, IT’S NOT THAT BUSINESS IS ALL THAT GREAT, BUT WE ARE BUYING THE BUILDING OF OUR MAIN COMPETITOR, HE’S RETIRING. CONGRATS TAYLOR FOR FIGHTING SUCH A FIERCE BATTLE AND BEING THE WINNER! MOM AND DAD, SLEEP WELL TONIGHT! LOVE TO ALL OF YOU, CATHI

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