My beautiful niece Gracie was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (cancer). It is still early in the diagnosis and we are awaiting results to know more about the fight that Gracie will face. I've created this blog as an outlet for friends and family to stay informed about her journey and a way for friends and family to make anonymous contributions towards her care and the mounting expenses her family will face. Gracie is a fighter and the bravest 3 year old I know. Hundreds of people love you Gracie and are praying for you. "Be strong and of good courage for the Lord thy God is with thee" Joshua 1:9

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ten months

Today marks ten months since we found the tumor that was growing in her tiny little body, it seems so much longer than that!!!!
I wonder how long I will count things in months. It's just too hard to not do, every time I see the date is the 4th, it is the first thing that comes to my mind. I'm sure it will be this way for a while, maybe a long while. Who knows. I always stop and think of how far we've come and how many blessings and hardships we've had. It is overwhelming at times.
Today was the second day of infusion of ch14.18. She did very well today and didn't have a terrible amount of pain. She did have fever again but it is to be expected and the cultures from yesterday are negative. She's had a cough today and had a breathing treatment and is doing a bit better. I'm very happy with how well she did today. It was a good day :)


  1. I just heard about this sweet little girl from a friend on FB. I am so sorry to hear of her diagnosis.
    I received Gracie's info for Project Kiddie Hope (

    I was wondering if you could tell me Gracies favorite colors so I make sure her box is made in those colors. (

    Thanks and my prayers go out to her and her family.

  2. Lisa,
    I totally get the counting of the months. On the tenth of every month I think it's been one more month since we took Gabe to the ER. This month makes 6 months. If I somehow miss the date then it usually still hits me on the 20th when it's been one more month since the funeral. I try to not count the months but it seems like it's just always there and I can't escape the time that had gone by. It'll always be a count down (or count up, I guess) in my mind until I get to see him again.
    Thinking of you always
    Love Amy

  3. Lisa, I just wanted you to know that our family continues to pray for yours. We loved seeing her at church Sunday. Your strength continues to amaze me. Love to you all, April Dugger