Walk with Emma Kait was on October 1, and I'm just now able to post about it on October 20, not because of Emma's illness, not because of lack of motivation to share the beautiful pictures of that day, but because of the shear busyness of life.....thankfully our life that resembles our old life....soccer, piano, school projects, girl scouts, more soccer, house and yard work.....with only a few reminders that we are still dealing with effects and treatment of Lymphoma. Emma has not missed a single day of school yet this year! We celebrate and are so thankful for her continued strength and health in the midst of chemotherapy and steroids. I pick her up every Wednesday at lunchtime and we drive to the clinic for either her weekly blood test or chemo (every 21 days). She loves school and it's so hard to take her away, but each time we drive the stretch of freeway down to Sacramento, I'm thankful we are not rushing her down there with a fever or worse. It's such a blessing that we have not stepped foot in the hospital since June! We were at the clinic yesterday and her counts were 1000, and we will return next week for round #10!
As I write this post, I have sitting on my kitchen table, two packages that I will put in the mail today.....one addressed to the Young Family and one addressed to the Lohner Family. We are so pleased and grateful to be able to help both families financially with the proceeds from Emma's Walk. Each family is receiving a check and some t-shirts from the walk. With your help, over $1200 dollars were raised and we split those funds between the two families and donated $200 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for the Light the Night Walk this upcoming Saturday. We could not have done it without you....in fact you, our friends, family and new friends are what have kept us going this past almost 9 months.....you promised to stand by us, love us and support us and you have. We have walked this far in our journey.....together. We will never be the same and we will never forget. Thank you!
Walk with Emma Kait (slide show) from Charlottle
Donahue Photography (any photo can be downloaded for free from this site) Thank you Mr. Ryan!