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  1. #26079
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    He's a first grader.

    I don't know anything right now as we've just found out.

    The wife and I are just at a loss.

  2. #26080
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    Man, that's cruel JP.....
    After all the stupidity that I've inflicted on myself over the years....the ONLY thing that still panics me and shakes me to the bone with fear.....is the threatened health of my family....
    Definitely not fair.....for all you guys in Canada, you can sign up on the bone marrow registry when you donate blood....it's easy and should I ever get the call, I'll be stiffing customers to donate....
    Not sure how it works in the USA but I'm sure you guys can register and get signed up pretty easy to donate either blood and/or marrow....this is an unbelievable gift....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  3. #26081
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    Jp, the survival rates, depending on the type of Leukemia, are 60 to 75%. My bet is that he gets through this.

    My friend Steve Goodman, the Chicago folk musician, lived to age 36. He sometimes referred to himself as "Cool Hand Leuk."


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Goodman

    Children are much stronger than we often believe. I'll pray for him.
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  4. #26082
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    It's Friday. Good morning, Bret and everyone.

    Regards to Karen!
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  5. #26083
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    'Morning Bret and everyone. Great news about Karen, wish her all ther best. Sorry to hear about your scout, JP. As Doug said, the little ones are tough and this one has a high survivability rate. Add a few prayers and I'd be betting on him playing badge catchup very soon.

  6. #26084
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    Little more detail.

    This was caught EARLY, so survivability goes way up.

    He's already got a mediport installed and is looking at 2-3 years of treatments.



    Maybe you all can offer me some advice...

    The wife and I want to do something for them. Not something HUGE, but something HELPFUL.

    We've been talking buying them a prepaid card for a gas station because they'll be driving back and forth to Pittsburgh a lot, I'm sure and that's 60 miles each way. We thought maybe something for their other 3 kids so that they don't get lost in the clusterbomb that their lives just became.

    We're looking for that thing that you don't realize that you need until you NEED it. Something that just might make this thing go just a little bit easier for them.

    IDEAS?


  7. #26085
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Little more detail.

    This was caught EARLY, so survivability goes way up.

    He's already got a mediport installed and is looking at 2-3 years of treatments.



    Maybe you all can offer me some advice...

    The wife and I want to do something for them. Not something HUGE, but something HELPFUL.

    We've been talking buying them a prepaid card for a gas station because they'll be driving back and forth to Pittsburgh a lot, I'm sure and that's 60 miles each way. We thought maybe something for their other 3 kids so that they don't get lost in the clusterbomb that their lives just became.

    We're looking for that thing that you don't realize that you need until you NEED it. Something that just might make this thing go just a little bit easier for them.

    IDEAS?

    A babysitter, so when Mom takes him for treatment, the kids are in good hands at home.

    I don't have a pic, but Julie's medport looked like a little UFO, so when she had it removed, she had the doc save it, and she had a jeweler put it on a chain that she used to wear around her neck. Now, the kid is not going to wear a necklace, but maybe he would like to have his, when it comes out down the road.
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  8. #26086
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Little more detail.

    This was caught EARLY, so survivability goes way up.

    He's already got a mediport installed and is looking at 2-3 years of treatments.



    Maybe you all can offer me some advice...

    The wife and I want to do something for them. Not something HUGE, but something HELPFUL.

    We've been talking buying them a prepaid card for a gas station because they'll be driving back and forth to Pittsburgh a lot, I'm sure and that's 60 miles each way. We thought maybe something for their other 3 kids so that they don't get lost in the clusterbomb that their lives just became.

    We're looking for that thing that you don't realize that you need until you NEED it. Something that just might make this thing go just a little bit easier for them.

    IDEAS?


    JP
    "Hey Bob" would be a great one to ask he went through it with his nephew as most of us probably remember

    A few Ideas from Karen Andy and I from our experiences and what our friends from the cancer community.

    A gas card would be good. Helping driving, running errands, taking the kid for the night, driving kids, Meals, but find out what smell food etc.. don't set well. Help organize other. Having someone there. like you said Most of all being there for the long haul.

    Do something like you all have done here, You guys might think it's small but it huge. Just know that someone is there.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  9. #26087
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    sorry JP!!!!!!!

    august 22nd my son in law got ran over at work by a 25 tn garbage truck!

    ruptured his spleen, bladder, bowels, femar, fibula, tibula and shattersd his pelvis!

    insurance or workers comp did not pay because he had some marijuana in his system!

    everything helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    gas card is great and my daughter was driving to the hospital 4 times a day and working/running the bar!

    since they are almost bankrupt from this, i like to get her gift certificates for nails, hair massage etccc because she would feel guilty paying for those things!

    we have cooked them many meals and brought them over.
    when she was going to the hospital every day we gave her gas cards, prepaid cards for lunches and also bought them many different easy to pack lunches, snacks and bottled water and drinks to take to the hospital!

    i personally like to get them stuff they dont really need!!!!!!!!1 but like!!!!!!

    gift certifcate to toys r us, nail salon whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    we just got our daughter tickets to LA to see her sister!
    she works 7 shifts a week to pay the bills and spends all her time taking care of Noah!!!!!!!!!1

    you will have plenty time to give!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  10. #26088
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    Bret,

    we will NEVER forget Sam and Max!

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1197...s_inside_today

    God bless Sam and his family!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  11. #26089
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    still makes me cry like a baby!!!!!!!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  12. #26090
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    still makes me cry like a baby!!!!!!!

    I can't watch that again.
    I love the smell of phosgene first thing in the morning:

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  13. #26091
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    Wow.

    Good morning, Bret and everyone.
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