It clearly has been a long time since our last update. This is a good thing, because it means Elizabeth is doing fantastic!
She is in her Sophomore year at UC and will be transferring to Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, Ohio....not Kentucky :) She will be majoring in Fashion Merchandising and hopes to study at FIT, in NY! She will also be at the same school, once again, as her "Cancer Buddy." Joel Brown! It will be hard on me for her to go; as we do a lot together!
Elizabeth has wonderful travel plans this year. She will be traveling to New Zealand, in March, for about ten days and on a 37 day European Excursion in July. I am happy that she is taking time to do this for herself.
We just had our annual A5 South reunion with the the families that we met on the floor during our three year stay, in and out! It was fun to see the kids doing so well and also visit with the parents who lost their child to cancer, everyone is doing well though .... all things considered.
God continues to teach us about ourselves along this journey. Cancer will be a journey that we will always be on. Elizabeth had her five year check-up, since her diagnosis, and has been transferred to a different Oncology Doctor. We will miss Dr. Absalon tremendously, but Dr. Burns, the long term Doctor, is not new to us either. We had her several times during rotation rounds at Children's.
Please continue to pray for those on A5. It is a minute by minute struggle for the patient and their family. Life on the inside is beautiful and horrible all at the same time.
Please pray for continued remission for Elizabeth.
Blessings and gratitude,