Since that day we have also witnessed the love and encouragement of an amazing village and the courage and bravery of an amazing little boy. Friends, family and strangers came along side us to make sure we knew were were not alone in this battle. We have people tell us almost everyday that Mikah is a part of their prayers as a family every night. How do we say thank you for that? I don’t know if I will ever be able to feel like we have been able to adequately show how thankful we are for the love and support we have received.
Why is 579 days important?!? Because we are officially half way done. In another 579 days, Mikah is scheduled to receive his last chemotherapy treatment. Until that day he will still take daily chemo at home and go to the hospital monthly for either labs or IV chemo and chemo in his spine. I’m still scared. I’ve watched new friend’s children relapse and have to start more intense treatment from the very beginning. I try not to let my heart worry but I think that fear will always be there. It is a part of me now as a cancer mom forever. Thank you for continuing to pray. We’ve reached the peak and now it’s time to head down this mountain. Much love to you all. #mightymikah #love4mikah #childhoodcancerawareness
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Believe it or not, we are not even at the half way point but we are getting there. April 14th will be 19 months since his diagnosis with 19 months of chemo and treatment to go. Thank you for your continued prayers. I love telling people who tell me they are praying for him that their prayers are being heard and answers. Much love to you all! <3
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours! This year has been tough. Emotionally and physically we are exhausted. I’ve always been a dreamer and goal setter and honestly, this year I felt as though I forgot how to do those things. It’s been a year of survival. Mikah is doing so well and looks so good but still everyday it is filled up with a medicine schedule, worrying about relapse, keeping track of his counts to make sure he is okay to be around people and in school. On top of that we are trying to help the other kids with their schooling and extra-curriculum activities. Also making sure they are getting all of their emotional needs met. Life goes on and really doesn’t stop even when all you really want to do is hide under a blanket. What I’ve learned is that trying to hide gets you no where especially when you are in a dark place. My therapy in someways is sharing our story. I have people tell me all the time that even though they may not always reach out, they appreciate being able to keep up with our family and knowing how and what to pray for. I can’t thank you, our friends and family, enough for helping us stay above the water in this last year. We are so blessed to know that so many of you are walking along side of us in this journey. We know God is with us and before us in all situations. I’m looking forward to this new year. Thank you for your friendship, your encouragement, and your prayers. Xoxo