Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Once Upon a Time...


...a little boy, not quite three years old was diagnosed with leukemia.

 He went throught all kinds of chemo for over three years.




 He endured lumbar punctures regularly....






And cranial radiation on his little head.....





There were times his life depended on him being fed trough a tube...

But today, as a nine year old survivor and my hero .....




 He was tapped into St Baldrick's Knights of the Bald Table...





 And had his head shaved, along with raising over $500 $600 for pediatric cancer.





29 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Andrew is a HERO.
A sweet, cute bald hero!!!
God bless him!

Daisy said...

What a brave, sweet, and generous boy! Yes, a hero, indeed!

Margaret said...

Wow. That is an amazing story that brought tears to my eyes. He's an inspiration.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

And he's my hero too! You go Andrew! I am so proud of you!
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Linda said...

What a sweet boy! What a wonderful story! And what a great bald head!

Thanks for sharing!

Go Andrew!

Mental P Mama said...

He is amazing. And a fine example to everyone--young and old.

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hollywood said...

That gave me tears in my eyes! What a special little boy!

Daryl said...

I have such chills. He continues to be an amazing young man .. someone to be proud to know even if its just through his wonderful Grandma's blog.

What a wonderful thing to do, Sir Andrew!!!!!

The Incredible Woody said...

He is my HERO!!

Caution Flag said...

I do believe God has a very special purpose for that boy and I can't wait to hear what it is. What an amazing, amazing person he is.

The Running Girl said...

Way to go Andrew! He has been and continues to be an inspiration to me.

Anonymous said...

Three HUGE cheers for Andrew. He's a brave, generous young man who, no doubt, will accomplish many great things in his life. He's already inspired so many of us with the way he handled his battle against leukemia and its aftermath. I'm so proud of him!

Karen B.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Cant' comment. Blinking back tears.

He's a remarkable, incredible young man.

Dorothy said...

What a darling and brave little boy! So sorry children have to suffer!

Life with Kaishon said...

He is my hero too! I love him! I am so glad you get to be his Grandma. Look how he is growing right in front of our eyes. How does that happen?

Hilary said...

What a beautiful hero.

Anonymous said...

Incredible!!! What a star! Andrew you rock!!

I remember walking the steps with Andrew and family during those years that never seemed they'd end.

Sunday Ali will be 5 YEARS off treatment! She has head shaving plans too!

Thank God for our miracles because we know too many baby angels.

lMnop

The Chocolate Lady said...

Thanks for all the of kind words and generous contributions.

Andrew had a great time...and raised over $1000...(some people donated with checks, and they arent online)

The little girl "knighting" him, has a form of cancer that has no cure...I hope the money that was raised last night will allow her to grow up and thrive like Andrew is doing now.

Pumpkin Delight said...

Oh, he went through a lot. What a great kid!

LadyFi said...

What a wonderful brave spirit he is! A real hero.

slommler said...

What an amazing young man! I am so glad to see him now thriving. And have a large heart to give to others as well! Wonderful! WTG Andrew!
Congrats on your POTW award
Hugs
SueAnn

Dianne said...

a very handsome hero!!

congrats on POTW

Cricket said...

Beautiful (snif). Congratulations on the potw.

I was once telling some people about a girl I knew in high school who got an award for 12 years of perfect attendance, went on to Harvard, then med school, etc.

They said something like "Oh, don't you just hate people like that? What is she doing now?"

"She's a pediatric oncologist."

Didn't that shut 'em up.

Daryl said...

back to say Congrats on POTW mention from Hilary

big hair envy said...

MY HERO!!!

God is indeed good:)

Land of shimp said...

Oh dear, oh dear. Here's me, a teary mess.

It makes my heart hurt in the best possible way, how much admiration people can inspire. What a wonderfully courageous, giving young person you have there.

I look up to him.

deb said...

congrats on the POTW from Hilary.

this is an amazing and inspiring story.
I just can't get over it.
Thank you for sharing it.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Such an inspiration! Thank you for posting this and congrats on your mention at Hilary's POTW.