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As we go through Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I am continuing to feature posts written (and posted) back in Sarah’s cancer days.

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Have you ever been asked to create a quick flyer for an event at work or church? Did the very thought of it cause you to hyperventilate?

Does even the idea of laying out  even a simple header for your Facebook or Twitter page make you break out into veritable hordes of hives and run screeching toward the nearest exit?

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Sarah. College. Driving.

September 12, 2014 — 14 Comments

Some of you have been wondering how Sarah’s first month of college have been going so let me give you a quick update.

She’s taking 14 credit hours a week with one of the courses being on online.  Tuesday is her heaviest day with 7 hours of classes; the other classes are scattered throughout the week.

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As we go through Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I am continuing to feature posts written (and posted) back in Sarah’s cancer days.

This was written during the 30-day period that Sarah was at Duke for her transplant.

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As we go through Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I am continuing to feature posts written (and posted) back in Sarah’s cancer days.

 

These posts were both written in the summer of 2002.

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Dabs.

September 5, 2014 — 17 Comments

Sometimes a blogging photographer (or a photographing blogger) can wind up with a lot of loose ends in regards to stories and pictures.  A dab of this and a dab of that and no specific post into which to deposit the dabs.

So I am hereby dubbing today’s entry as The Dab Post where I will feature photos and snippets and stories that didn’t find a home elsewhere.

So let’s start dabbing, shall we?

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Throughout the month of September, I am going to share re-posts from back in Sarah’s cancer days.  I’ve just been sitting and rereading some of those posts this morning and have cried over some of the stories and laughed over others. I figured that if the posts still had the power to move me after all these years,  they would be worth sharing with my Smithellaneous family once again. (I am reposting the pieces to commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.)

 

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and as most of you know, our family is a little more aware of childhood cancer than most people.

On May 17, 2002, our little lady was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma and given a 15% chance of surviving five years. Looking at the paleness of Sarah’s face, it’s easy to see that the cancer had already taken over her bone marrow.

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