Both Tommy and Izzy were able to go to Camp Hobe this year and they LOVED it! Tommy actually went for 4 nights and when I went to pick him up after missing him so much I said "Did you miss me" and he said "Mom, why I was having fun". Somehow I knew he'd be just fine, although he was completely covered in dirt and I'm not sure how well he brushed his teeth or if he even did at all. I'm just happy he got to meet some friends and have a good time. He deserves it! Because he was up at camp the week before Miss Sassy Pants I only go the 1 picture of him below. I wish I wouldn've taken one of him when we picked him up.
Izzy went to Camp Hobe the next week for Monday and Tuesday during the day. She also had such a great time and was able to hang out with her cancer friends and meet new ones too. Now almost everyday she asks me if she either gets to go to camp tomorrow. I tell her she won't go for another year, but she doesn't seem to understand.
It was so neat to see all the volunteers at Camp Hobe! They have nurses, doctors, teens, life guards, cooks, and just about anything else you can think of that you need to run a camp. The hearts of these volunteers must be so big that they would sacrifice 1 to 2 weeks of their Summer to help out at Camp Hobe.
I had a great time hanging out with other cancer Moms while Miss Sassy Pants was at day camp. I have really met some amazing people through this cancer journey. One day we had craft hour and the next day we had a support group. During our support group we went around the room and told one good thing and one bad thing we've taken away from our child having cancer. To hear some of these ladies talk about the good and bad of childhood cancer is very touching.
There is only 12 days left until the CureSearch for childhood cancer walk on July 9th at Liberty Park. Izzy's Team "Miss Sassy Pants Kicks Cancer" has 171 members and we really want to hit 200. We also have raised $4,418.00 and I know we can get to $5000! Please walk with us and support childhood cancer research. Registration begins at 8am and opening ceremonies and the walk is at 9am. The walk is 2.1 miles around the park. Being on the committee it hasn't been easy to plan an event with zero budget, but we've been lucky to have people volunteer and donate. We will have clowns, balloon artists, face painters, princesses, music, food, and more! To register and walk with us click on the link below. It's only $10 for adults and FREE for kids under 16. Make sure to register your kids so we have an accurate count for food and entertainment. I hope to see you all there!
Join Izzy's team "Miss Sassy Pants Kicks Cancer"
Saturday, June 11, 2011
If that isn't a happy face I don't know what is. Izzy's wish to go to Disney World was granted and we are all so excited. I haven't been able to update Izzy's blog as often as I would like, but I can assure you she is doing well. Miss Sassy Pants is going to Summer school at Aunt Sand's because she basically missed her first year of preschool, plus we just love Aunt Sand's.
On Mr T's birthday we were able to go to the Bee's game with HopeKids. We sat in a suite and had such a great time. I was able to meet some wonderful families all of which had a child who had/has cancer. It is amazing to be able to talk to these families and see how much they have gone through. Check out these cute pics of the kids getting their faces painted. I was able to get the face painters to come to the CureSearch walk on July 9th, so I'm super excited for that.
And my most favorite picture of all...
That's all for now, but please don't give up on me I'll be back to post more. I'm off to send messages to my AMAZING CureSearch team. I'll leave you with a link to register and join us for the walk on July 9th at Liberty Park. This event is so important to me and with the help of others we can REACH THE DAY when every child with cancer is guaranteed a cure!!
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