Well it was quite an end to the summer and James has finished three weeks of 3rd grade already!
Let’s catch everyone up quickly; the most important thing is that James is doing great. He is getting blood tests once a month and so far everything is looking normal. He feels good and is doing very well. James is still taking an anti-biotic to help his immune system. He will be on those through January or so.
In July, James and his brothers spent 2 weeks in Minnesota hanging out with their good friends and staying with their buddies Nick and Luke Landin. As always they played a lot of hockey and had a great time up north. Mom and Dad Landin were key again to making this a wonderful trip for all of the boys, as James and the twins set up camp in their home for the entire stay!
At the end of July, James went to cancer camp again. This time we did not have to convince him he should go. James was ready to get on the bus and be away from us for another week. When he returned he could not stop talking about how much fun he had and he is ready to go back again next year.
Now he is a third grader, oh my. It is interesting for us because we moved to Texas just as the twins were entering the third grade. However, James just seems a bit older than they were at this point in his life.
This week James and 4 other cancer patients are being featured in an event to raise money for the Children’s Cancer fund. The person behind the event is a wonderful woman that I work with here in Dallas. It is a silent auction event and kids that are healthy enough to attend will be introduced and we will hear about their epic battle to win their fight against cancer. It should be a fun night.
And finally, Cheryl and I are training for the White Rock Marathon in Dallas with Team in Training. This will be Cheryl’s third and my second marathon. Our efforts are tied to a fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. With the help of many people like you, we have helped save kids like James because of the research that is done with the donated dollars. We will tell how you can help the next kid like James once we get our webpage up and running.