Monday, October 21, 2019

196th Blood Transfusion


Just another day at the hospital...
it helps when you FaceTime your friend who lives
in France...makes the time go by quicker.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Pulse of the City Soiree


BE SURE to Watch the video in the link below!


^^^^^^

 

Mia and family had the pleasure to meet Robert and Kim Harjavec
at a fabulous dinner in Scottsdale while she won the healthy
hero award from Banner Children's.




How fun!


They got to see Mia's video.


I secretly hope they told them how much I love
DWTS



Robert is best known on ABC's Shark Tank
and Kim is best known as a professional dancer on 
Dancing With the Stars!













We were so blessed to be able to have 
there with us as well.
We registered quite a few of the guests!


Swabbin those cheeks!











Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mia's 17th Birthday!



When you donate blood...you are giving someone a chance 
at living life. To experience things you may take for granted. 
Mia and family are so thankful to many generous strangers who
take the time to keep her alive.
How could you say thank you enough for that?!



Have fun at Homecoming - thanks to blood donors!

Mia's 17th Birthday - at the Hospital - 195th blood transfusion!



Happy 17th Birthday Mia - she spent her actual birthday at the
hospital receiving her 195th blood transfusion.




In honor of her special day...
Mia and her birthday twin and special nurse - Miss Christine - 
collected gift cards for teens in the hospital.
They received over $1,000. to buy gift cards
so teens can get a special surprise after treatments.
We have a wonderful toy closet for children but
teens (including Mia) don't go in there because they don't 
pick out toys.



Hey Dad!


Hey Mom!



We said a big thank you to everyone who donated 
and put their names on a sticky note on Mia's 
hospital room door.
What a great birthday treat to be able to give back
to the hospital that helps save Mia's life every month.



Thursday, August 29, 2019

Blood Transfusion #194


Not much to say ... Mia took a great Benadryl nap all morning.



Mia and her nurse Miss Christine share a birthday.
It was always meant to be that she was our nurse!
What a special bond to have someone care for you for over
17 years...it's amazing!

If you would like to donate to Mia’s teen project to go towards gift cards 
For teens ... you can click the link below.
Thank you so much! 





Thursday, August 22, 2019

Cardinals 50/50 Raffle for Be The Match


Mia and family was asked to help with the 50/50 Raffle 
for Be The Match at one of the preseason Cardinals game.
We had SO much fun!



Mia and her sister helped with selling the raffle tickets.



They also got some sweet seats and were able to watch the
Cardinals warm up.


We helped to raise about $23,000. for patients like Mia who need 
a bone marrow transplant for a cure.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

#193 Blood Transfusion



Today we had 2 IV's running...one for blood and one
for desferral which rids the body of the extra iron 
it gets during transfusions. We are always trying to help her
heart and liver not to be overloaded with iron.
It causes death.
So 2 IV's today it is!