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Living with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Would this hardship ever be removed? I desperately wanted God to intervene, to take away the cause of this pain.   It was the summer when our fourth child was in-between middle and high school. We were having a party at our home with lots of friends. Water tubing was taking place in the river behind…

#danielkickscancer: Proton Radiation Therapy and Great News!

We have an exciting announcement to share with you: Daniel is in remission! So how did we get here? With six months of chemo complete and two weeks of recuperation under his belt, the next step for #danielkickscancer was something most have never heard of: Proton Radiation Therapy. When Daniel was first diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, we…

Chemo Round Twelve. Groomsmen, Thankfulness, and Takeaways

In his final chemo, friends were asked to be groomsmen. But wait, there’s more. I’m sharing a thankfulness list, lessons gleaned, a sneak peek of how we chose to celebrate the conclusion of his six-month chemotherapy infusion treatment plan, and what’s next in this #danielkickscancer journey.   THANKFUL FOR COMPANY DURING CHEMO: In Daniel’s own words from a Facebook post, he…

The cancer journey. In my son’s own words.

He wouldn’t have chosen this journey of cancer, but he’s thankful for it. My 22 year-old son shares his thoughts in the #danielkickscancer journey, after completing six months of chemo and beginning 20 rounds of proton therapy.   Thank you for praying for him.   I present to you, his Facebook post, some photos, a thought-provoking question, and a great video…

Chemo Round Ten: Ice Cream, Gifts, and Reflections

Chemo Round Ten involved handing out ice cream, rejoicing over final chemos, touching conversations, receiving gifts, and reflecting on some note-worthy parenting.   I’m Rhonda, inviting you to peer inside our #danielkickscancer journey, shared with permission by Daniel, my 22 year-old, soccer-loving, Hodgkins Lymphoma-battling son. (logo and photo credit to his sister Alexis)   Today was the tenth chemo. Two…