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"Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing."

When I asked Luke what he was thankful for he said "lots of cupcakes!" I giggled at his most perfect answer. That is exactly what every 5 year old (almost 6) little boy should be thankful for. I was not surprised when my sweet little Luke added on to his response, "I am thankful for you and Daddy and Grace... for helping me."

During this time of thanks I can’t help but think of the days not so long ago, I prayed for the things I have now. I stare at each curl on top of Luke’s head and somehow they each represent victory. I can’t look back at the pictures, but my heart will never forget. This brings me to this important question...

My superhero is a kindergartener! Luke has completed his first month of school. Each morning he wears the biggest smile. He pops out of bed and proudly gets dressed ready to take on the day. It...

The best view comes after the hardest climb. We are approaching many milestones. On September 16, Luke will be 6 months post-transplant.  My mind has already put...

It’s been several months since Luke’s bone marrow transplant and he’s now home recovering and growing stronger every day. We’ve heard a lot from...

Before we left for Philadelphia my mind was overtaken by the most horrific thoughts imaginable and my body was moving through the motions without feeling....

“Hope is the one thing stronger than fear.”

“Hope…sometimes that is all you have when you have nothing else. If you have it, you...

As a part of Friends of Karen's Birthday Program, we make sure that birthdays remain a happy occasion even in the midst of illness. We provide age-appropriate birthday gifts for every child in the...

The weeks are passing and we find ourselves waiting for Tuesdays to come.  Now, every other Tuesday we make our biweekly trip to Philadelphia to meet with the...

“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.”...

"With every step I take I know that I'm not alone.

You take the home from the boy, but not the boy from his home.

These are my...

Everything could change in the blink of an eye. Two days ago we were racing to the hospital in a panic. Today we are leaving the hospital and dancing in the parking...