Archive for December, 2006

i am giting har

Monday, December 18th, 2006

i am giting har and my mommy sas that i look like a babby chicin wth my fuzz and my ibrous are kaming back to and on the bodam of my ilashis are kaming back if you have cancer fite like a warrior like me you will win i love you all my mommy says i am the best christmas prasint ever cas i won cancer i cant wate for Christmas hope you have a happy christmas to k by love boey

i have a new friend from school

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

hi every buty this is boey i have a friend and her name is ema and school has bin

good and i really love my taecher she is so nice i am so glad i have her. and i am so glad that i have nooooooooooooooooooo more cancer o i am ssssooooooooooooo glad ok i just wantid to chak in with you guys and wantid to lat you guys no how i was doing and i am doing gggoooooddddd ok love you all ok bye

BOEY WON HER BATTLE AND KICKED CANCER TO THE CURB!!!

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

OUR AMAZING BOEY WON!! SHE KICKED CANCER’S BOOTIE AND THE DOCTORS TOLD US SHE’S IN REMISSION!! We give thanks to our awesome God for carrying our precious daughter and our family through the last 10 months of grueling treatments and for her miraculous victory!!
Monday we finally heard the news we’ve been aching to hear…THEY DON’T DETECT ANY CANCER!! We wanted to hear that she was CANCER FREE so bad…but they said they can’t say that for five more years(yeah right..like I’m going to wait that long to hear such awesome news). WE ARE TAKING THAT AWAY WITH US NOW…SHE KICKED IT TO THE CURB AND IS CANCER FREE!! IT’LL NEVER COME BACK..I KNOW IT IN MY HEART!! THANKYOU FOR PRAYING YOUR HEARTS OUT FOR OUR BRAVE AND AMAZING DAUGHTER!! POWER OF PRAYER IS SO AWESOME!! WE ARE BEYOND THRILLED WITH THIS NEWS!!! BOEY KNEW BACK IN JANUARY WHEN SHE PROCLAIMED TO THE WORLD “THIS TUMOR MESSED WITH THE WRONG BOEY” DID IT EVER!!

I should also mention that they found a spot on her lungs, but it’s NOT cancerous..it’s like old scar tissue formed from anything to a fever, infection, viral, could be the chemotherapy over the last 10 months…the list goes on. The docs said healthy people can have these, and we are not to worry (haha..me not worry?), but they will be doing scans every three months.
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No family is EVER prepared to go through anything like cancer, or any other devastating family illness. I remember when the doctors first diagnosed Boey and basically told us on our first overnight stay that her prognosis was 70% with a five year survival rate(that was completely devastating to hear and totally unacceptable, I remember thinking yeah right..whatever, going to prove you SO wrong doc), the feeling of RAGE, but also what felt like the most STRENGTH and DETERMINATION I’ve ever felt in my entire life. It was at that moment, I became “THE WARRIOR MAMA”. I looked the doc right in the eyes and said “you are DEAD WRONG, I don’t care about statistics or your numbers, she will WIN and change the world one day at a time”.

From the very beginning, it took everything I had to put all my heartwrenching and depressing emotions aside and instead go into full BATTLEMODE for my lil warrior!! I knew that she would need my strength to get through what lied ahead. I knew if I was crying all the time(not to say I didn’t have my moments of tears and sadness),she would take that on, and there was NO WAY my little girl was going to EVER lose, give up, or NOT FIGHT with every ounce of strength God instilled in her. I decided that this stupid evil disease CANCER did not stand a chance against our family. I prayed nonstop about how to handle my emotions and what to instill into our family and our little warrior girl. I felt like God kept telling me to not only read his word and trust in him completely, but to EMPOWER Boey with this butt kickin warrior attitude that was a force to be reckoned with. That’s exactly what we did.

As part of her empowerment, she would draw visualizations of the supplements and Glutamine and chemo kicking the tumor’s bootie, dance and laugh in the mirror while telling her tumor off, go off about how stupid her cancer is for messing with her(”don’t you know I’m BOEY..HA! Stupid cancer”!!), surrounded by the love of Boey’s special Wampsy who was brought back into our lives when she was diagnosed. Boey never knew her Wampsy(Boey’s own special name for her grandpa)before(I never had a chance to know him either), when she first met him they shared a very special connection, it was as if they’d known eachother forever. She brought two VERY stubborn people(me and my dad) together, our very first miracle..lol.. love you dad:), our angel Lynnie(thankyou for picking up the phone you brave woman you..lol..love you so much), Bonnie, Jay, Lenea..you guys are the best…we love you guys so much, the love of my grandma Irene who has always been there for me during my darkest hours, you are SO special to me, and our crazy and wonderful Noni, thank you for all your love and support, big brothers Chris and Joe for putting up with the complete chaos throughout this last year, we are so proud of how you have handled this, it’s been so ####### you, we look forward to all our family time together and love you both so very much, grammie, grandpa(you two are amazing beyond words..what would we do without all of you have done..love you guys) Annie(thankyou for all your support, hospital visits, and your friends caring, time, and generosity with the sale), and grandpa Chidester, sorority Sigma Phi, thank you for your love and generosity(we love our new freezer), Small Miracles..your support for our family during our darkest hours will never be forgotten, you truly are a miracle thankYOU,there’s no way we would’ve made it through without your love and support, watching Boey put her little leg braces on(AFO’s) and hearing her tell us she’s visualizing that the braces are really made to help make her legs stronger so she can give cancer even more of a brutal BOOTIE  KICKIN haha, being completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and generosity by Grants Pass(party in the park, garage sale, other music benefits) and Corvallis(Burright and staff) Papa’s Pizza, surrounded by all our friends on myspace who continue to touch us with all their support and prayers for our little warrior(you guys know who you are), blessed by the love of our Rooey a.k.a ..dawta/sister, who has been there during our scariest ugliest moments and is still around ..very brave girl..haha!! Our world is a better place with YOU in it…and cherish our relationship with you Rooey, it’s GOLD GIRL, we love our crazy NY family and Boey loves her Rooey(we have a new adopted daughter/sister named Rissy, haha..watch out Chris and Joe..don’t mess with Rooey’s Boey)God brought you into our life Rooey and I thank him every day for that..you’re a keeper and we love you tons, blessed by the one n only T and K Poo family.. you two have helped us more than you realize..just by letting us VENT and be ourselves, we love you guys for being YOU and being so good to us, all the laughs, goofiness,and craziness, your understanding of what we are going through(crazy enough to stick around..haha) just being YOU and being REAL..THANKYOU .we cherish our friendship with you guys, to Mamma D, thankyou for your words of encouragement, it was so awesome to talk to you and we feel the love from the East Coast, blessed by our sister Laurie and her incredible church family, girl, you are so inspiring and we love you so much, you are one in a million with that beautiful soul of yours, we thankGod for bringing our angel Ann into our lives, couldn’t imagine life without you Ann, you are so special to us, we love all of you at Mr.Daughtry.com, thankyou guys for being so good to our family, love you D, lifted up in prayer by our church family who has been so wonderful to our family..we love you guys, blessed by the love of Jennsen and her family, you are amazing beyond words with a true heart of gold, thank you for taking such good care of us…we love you so much, making tumor humor, surrounded and completely BLESSED by the love of Boey’s awesome warrior Riss and her warrior mama Denise, WE COULD NOT have made it through those nights in the hospital without you two bringing us such stength, power of prayer, laughing our butts off, sharing stories, inspiring our little warrior more than you’ll ever know, and of course the awesome FOOD!! We wil never be able to fully express(this would take a lifetime) our undying gratitude and love for the both of you, to all our fabulous, caring, loving,funny, SMART docs and nurses at OHSU, a sincere heartfelt thankyou to all of you for saving our daughter’s life, the nurses at the Neville Building for taking such good care of Boey, Boey holding me and looking me in the eyes while getting her chemo and saying “I’m fighting mommy, I’m fighting, holding daddy and looking him in the eyes and saying” I Looooooooooooooooooooove you daddy” while getting her painful shots 10 days in a row after every big chemo, encouraging other little warriors with her kick butt attitude to NEVER give up and always BE STRONG with her big BOEYTUDE and spunkiness, laughing at the funny cartoons her incredibly artistic and talented big brothers would make for her about the tumor frying from the Glutamine and chemo, have fun with her Riss warrior who was a true inspiration and had cancer “butt kickin chats”, acting silly with the nurses and telling them how to access her port and pretty much taking over the entire process by flushing her own saline and heparin, telling the doctors at every appoint, “told ya this tumor messed with the wrong Boey”,chanting “warrior”repeatedly under her breath and in between puking to show that chemo who is BOSS, her and her bros creating songs to karoake about how stupid the cancer is for trying to hurt our family and how she’s kicking cancer bootie, she was so incredibly blessed and when her fingers would barely function, she PERSERVERED and kept on making her beautiful drawings for her warrior friends and her beautiful scrapbook for her bald hero Chrissy, giving the other warriors in the hospital stuffed animals and a hug, being fearless by pointing to her bald head and giving smokers the Boey Tude (watch out..she’s on a mission), completely immersing herself in her AE CD and AI performances of her bald hero to get her through radiation and all her chemo(now she has her victory DAUGHTRY CD..YEAH!!!), a very special thankyou to Boey’s Chrissy, you are just to awesome for words and we are all so happy for you..here’s to all the success and happiness in the world, thankyou Deanna D a.ka. Deanna angel(Boey’s name for Deanna) for YOU, without you Boey wouldn’t have been blessed with Chris’s friendship, love, and rock God pipes that saw her through all her treatment..we admire you so much, you are such an awesome woman, surrounded by the BEAUTIFUL art work and cards from all of YOU in her room during overnight chemos, surrounded and blessed by our wonderful and amazing warrior family Crystal and her little butt kickin cutey Nick…we LOVE you guys so much, to our little Mack princess..you are so beautiful and strong..keep fighting sweetie(Boey kisses your picture every day), thankyou Chris and Ace for bringing this incredibly uplifting and beautiful families into our lives, all of our friends that have been so beyond incredible to all our family with your encouragement, support, love, and prayers..we LOVE you, wanting to HELP other warriors that are newly diagnosed, being the first child EVER to get through radiation without sedation at OHSU(she’d laugh and say”haha cancer, they’re gonna fry you now and I don’t need any sedation cause I’m so brave”!!) making videos to help others realize the importance of stem cell, bone marrow, and blood donations, bring full awareness, education, and understanding to pediatric cancer, and to do her spin off of the Lance Armstrong commercial (Lance, if you’re reading this, she’s READY)!!

I remember thinking numerous times is this nightmare ever going to end? Is our family going to EVER be able to completely heal from this insanity? What will our next holidays be like(not knowing what the future holds)? How will our boys handle their sister going through something so traumatic? Will this evil cancer ever come back..if so what then? Endless thoughts that continue to haunt us..but I am BEYOND thrilled to tell all of you that this whole CANCER nightmare has ONLY made us stronger in the end.

Emotions are running high right now….we’re still processing the nightmare we lived through. We’ve been in battlemode for so long, it’s going to take time to feel like things are normal again. What I do know is that life is short, and we are here for a reason. I know our daughter is going to change the world into a better place one day at a time, she already has in so many ways. We are going to have one VERY special Christmas as a family..TOGETHER. THe healing of the trauma over the last year will happen slowly, but Christmas is a WONDERFUL START!! I thank God for every day I have with my family and our beautiful children, they are truly a gift from God and I have learned so much from my little warrior. She is MY hero. Hug your loved ones tight and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR AWESOME FRIENDS..A.K.A BOEY ANGELS:)!!!GO BUY DAUGHTRY..THE BEST ROCK ALBUM IN THE WORLD SO YOU CAN DO BOEY’S ROCKIN VICTORY DANCE RIGHT ALONG SIDE HER!!!
HERE’S TO THE MOST AWESOME AND HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS IN THE WORLD!!! LOVE TO ALL!!
((((((((((((((HUGE SQUISHY BOEY HUGS TO ALL OUR BOEY ANGELS)))))))))))))))))))))