Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Doc Appt.

Mia went to see what her hemoglobin is the day after our
time at the beach. It's fitting we had this awesome beachy room!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Beach Time

7th grade is over, Mia is now officially an 8th grader.
CANNOT believe it...of course thanks to blood donors.
We hit the beach right after school got out for some 
rest and relaxation!

How do you feel about that Mia?!!?

The beach is such good medicine for Mia.
She absolutely loves it.
There's just something about it, even if it's 
May/Grey - June/Gloom

Mia finding some treasures...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Mia's #141 Blood Transfusion

Sweet Mia has had a fever for over a week.
We are pretty sure it's just a virus...
but when she gets a fever it hits her hard.
Hopefully this blood transfusion will help her to 
feel better as well. She's definitely not herself. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Doctor's Office

Someone is NOT feeling good, and hasn't for a while.
Mia has missed almost a week of school and 
it's almost the end of her 7th grade year.
Hang in there Mia!

She definitely has not been her usual self.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mia's School Blood Drive

We just wanted to say thank you so much to all the people who
came to donate blood at Mia's school blood drive in the blood bus.
There were so many teachers and parents wanting to help out.
Many of you showed up but couldn't donate due to recent travels,
the zika virus, and other complications that prevented a donation.
But you STILL showed up and would have if you could have. 
That means so much. 

(A side note: it's surprising the people who you think will come to support you
 trying to save your child's life & others who need help, and don't...and then total strangers 
show up who are so willing to literally share their life and support you, even if they
can't donate blood...or they tried to donate but are unable to.
 It's very interesting the people who actually show up.
 Any other parent of a child with a life threatening
illness will tell you the same thing - that you are surprised by the people
who show up and want to support you, even if it's just for a hug, and you're
 probably even more surprised at the people that don't show up or offer any support,
even though you've been fighting for your child's life for 13 years.
It's just...interesting. Anyways...
I'm very thankful for the people who are SELFLESS and support sharing of their lives
with people who otherwise would not be here on this earth. Thank you.)

We gave each blood donor a 'Mia shirt'...for taking the time to donate. 
They are super cute...we hope to make some more!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Camp Soaring Eagle - A Weekend Away

Mia was blessed with a trip up north near Sedona to go to camp...
not just any camp, the best camp: Camp Soaring Eagle  the hematology/oncology
camp where children with life threatening illnesses can attend 
because it is medically supervised. A parent's dream with a
child with a life threatening illness.