A plan is in place. May 12th Casey starts chemo with the transplant happening on May 19th. Casey and Stevie got a ticket for me to join them at the Phillies game on Mother's Day. I am looking really looking forward to spending the day with my kids... and then it's down to business!
Several months ago, we got a letter from a woman who we never met. She took the time to write a 2 page letter about her son who has a similar story to Casey's. His cancer was put into remission, only to return so they decided a transplant was the route they needed to go. None of his siblings were a match, nor could they find anyone on the national registry. They transplanted him with his own stem cells...which didn't work. The next step was a transplant from a young man. That was six years ago and he is doing great. I can't tell you how many times I have read that letter. Sound familiar? All your letters, notes and acts of kindness have a huge impact, just like this lady, I am sure you will never realize how important they are to us. Casey is terrible with thank you cards, believe me I try. I think it's a boy thing.