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Headed back to Stanford

So the deal was, Cullen could go home but would have to return in a little over a week for a check-up. Was it worth that trip all the way home only to have to go back again so soon? Absolutely! Being home has aided in his recovery a great deal! When walking places with him I keep glancing behind me to make sure he is ok, only to find him right next to me and keeping up with no issue at all.

He has been staying with our friends the Sanders since being home because our home is receiving some major TLC. Leon Sanders and his wonderful employees with Thermaline arrived bright and early at our home last Friday. Those great guys accomplished months worth of work in one day! Our home is empty of everything, the 10 + year old carpeting is pulled up throughout and our walls are freshly painted. We are all ready for the new flooring that will be going in this week. The men even surprised us by doing seriously much needed landscaping around our home. I can't wait until Cullen and I return from this next Stanford trip to a beautifully renovated home. It's been such a hard year for our family so we are overwhelmed by how incredibly blessed we have been by the end of it. Cullen is finally healthy and now, so will be our home!

Last week Cullen was very excited to visit Holy Family School and show all his former teachers just how well he is doing. It's been a joy seeing the astonished faces of people who knew how very sick Cullen looked pre-transplant. He really is a walking miracle.

Thank you to Officer Joe Winters for inviting the boys to Shop with a Cop. What a fun time that was! Another treat was when 3 friends of Aidan's, Audrey, Cielo and Brenna, stopped by to sing carols and give our family wonderful gift baskets. Thank you especially to the Riley Family for their incredibly generous gift that has us speechless!

Cullen and I are driving back to CA tonight. He has appointments on Wednesday and Thursday. Our plan is to be back in time for Aidan's 14th birthday on Saturday! Please keep us in your prayers for safe travel and a good visit with the doctors. Brian and Aidan will be staying at home due to work, school and the new floors going in this week.

Thank you as always for all the love and support!



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Kellyann Hussey
By Kellyann Hussey
I am so sorry I missed Cullen's visit to Holy Family (although I am really glad I did because I have been sick and would have shoo'd him away anyway :>).
I hope that we will get a few more visits before the school year is out.
I'm so very happy everything is going so well!!!
pam poley
By pam poley
Praying for a safe and productive journey right now.

stephanie barrett
By Stephanie Barrett
Have a safe trip. Praying for a good report and safe return home! Sending my love to you and your family!! So amazed at how far you have come!!!💜💜💜💜