Edward’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We created it to keep friends and family updated about Edward. As most of you know, Edward was diagnosed with bone cancer on January 4th, 2011.  As of January 21st we had a new diagnosis, Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma.  The good news is that, it is confined to just the one bone, the right femur and it is treatable.  Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, January 26th.  Edward will have a difficult journey over the coming months.  Prayers and support from family and friends are what will help carry all of us through this difficult time in our lives.

Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma is treated first with surgery, then with chemotherapy.  We have the pre-op visit with the orthopedic surgeon and the anesthesia department in Philadelphia on Monday. Edward will be at school on Tuesday.  Surgery to remove the tumor and replace the bone is scheduled for Wednesday.  This will be followed by chemotherapy to eradicate whatever cells might be left.  Our goal, which I've been told is reachable, is still to have Edward walk into 5th grade as though nothing happened.  Please check in periodically for updates.  Again, your prayers and support are what will help carry us through this difficult time.

Latest Journal Update

Make a Wish Talent Show

Just a quick post and video about a great event last week...and an upcoming event next week.

Edward was invited to participate in the Make A Wish Talent Show on Thursday, March 19th.  He performed a juggling and poi routine to the music of Tijuana Taxi and he did a fantastic job!!!

So fantastic in fact, that today we got the call that he was one of two winners in the talent show!  He now moves up to the next round of auditions for the Garden of Dreams Talent Show in NYC.  He auditions the evening of Tuesday, March 31st.

Check out the video and let him know what you think!  We think he is amazing!

With Love & Hope,
The Migliores