Amaya Sims's Journal
Let the 'Fro begin
Written Dec 2, 2013 5:14pm by Ron SimsHttp://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/8040/2014
Ron has decided to be involved with St. Baldrick's this year. His last haircut was the second week of November. The plan is not to get another haircut until the day of the event which is March 8, 2014. It will be hard for Ron since going without a haircut for more than 2 weeks drives Ron crazy. He says that if all these kids can deal with the issues related to cancer he can let his hair grow for a few months. Please, donate if you are able! It would be greatly appreciated! Search for Ron Sims on the website in order to donate. It was really cool seeing our friends the Mitcheltree's in the St. Baldrick's pamphlet. We are taking it day by day. Thank you for your prayers.
You're an overcomer
Written Oct 6, 2013 1:37pm by Ron Simshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8VoUYtx0kwIt's been a busy month for us. Kai started school & seems to enjoy it. I was a little worried since it would be his first time in school, but he has done a great job so far. He seems to be learning so much in & out of the classroom. Last weekend we were able to spend some time with some of our favorite people at the S.M.I.L.E. auction. Surprisingly, we came home with several items that we won at the end of the night. It was a lot of fun. Today we went to the memorial for Tommy Gosser. http://caringbridge.org/visit/tommygosser We had ice cream, played on the playground, & had a balloon release as well. I even had an orange soda in Tommy's honor. I'm not sure when was the last time I drank a soda. Before we got out of the car the song Halo by Beyonce was playing on the radio. It was one of Amaya's favorite songs. We sang the song & smiled. Whether we see our fellow cancer families once a month, once a year, or once every few years we know it will make us feel better. Some of them I've only met once, but they have a special place in my heart. So if it's the Gosser-Manning's, Hermes-Thompsons, Rivera's, Dewberry's, Hernandez-Godoy's, Kral's, Walton's, Fortunatos, Trost's, Swaim's, Norman's, Herrity's, Mitcheltree's, Fortuna's, Weeks', Ortiz's, Neary's, or families I may have forgotten, I know it will brighten my day. We may cry, but there will be more laughs than tears. I really enjoy spending time with them. We love them! Thank you for your prayers. We are taking it day by day. We think about Amaya all the time & hope we are making a difference in people's lives like she did for her short, but special time. She was an overcomer. We love you Lula/Booper!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Written Sep 15, 2013 8:25pm by Ron SimsChildhood Cancer Awareness Month doesn't get promoted like it should, and its a shame. More research is needed in order to find cures, but it seems that kids are overlooked. Sports teams should be wearing gold this month. Stores should be stocked with items that have special gold ribbons. We should be inundated with gold. Unfortunately, there isn't much gold to be found right now.
It's hard to write, since we're not sure what to say. We miss her, and wish she was in middle school this year. It hasn't gotten any easier. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about how I want to tell her, "I'm sorry, & I love you." She fought for a long time, & made a difference in so many people's lives. Hopefully, we can leave a legacy like that as well. Please, continue to pray for Nathan Norman and his family. They are awesome people. We were fortunate to spend some time with them & the Mitcheltree's earlier this month. Thank you for your prayers. We are taking it day by day.