Friday, November 24, 2006


Maddie and her baby sister Ella - a week before they found the cancer

We had a nice Thanksgiving and I'll give an update on that later (once my mom sends me pictures) but I want to update you on something I'm very thankful for this year.
My friend Louis who I work with has a little 3 year old daughter who is absolutely precious. Last February right after they moved to Baltimore they discovered Maddie had a brain tumor on her brain stem. It was a very dangerous type of brain tumor for young children. But God had them in the right place at the right time. They went to John Hopkins and she had surgery and has been going through treatments ever since. She is not out of the woods yet but today she had one of many follow up MRI's and it was clean once again! This is a huge praise that the cancer has not returned and Monday she goes in for her very last in-patient chemo treatment. She will continue to recieve treatment at home for the next 20 weeks but they have spent so much time in the hospital this year that it will be a relief to be able to stay home.
You can follow her progress on my link "Maddie's site". I praise God for answered prayers! Her family's faith and strength through all of this has been an inspiration to me.