Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Good news

I received good news this weekend.

If you go back to my archives on Aug. 11, I posted about Little Sarah Johnson.

Her outlook was not good. She was diagnosed in July or August with stage 4 neuroblastoma. I received the following email yesterday:

We wanted to update everyone on Sarah's progress. She has had a busy week this past week. We went to Riley Children's Hospital on Monday 8/30 and Tuesday 8/31 for a stem cell harvest where they collected stem cells to transplant back into her body after the chemotherapy to help promote healthy cell development. Then on Thursday 9/2 she had a MRI, CT Scan and a bone marrow biopsy. The results of these tests show the tumors to be shrinking. One of the tumors is actually one-third of its original size. The original bone marrow biopsies showed 90 percent cancerous cells and now the two biopsies show 5 percent and 10 percent. Her doctors say she looks great and has above average results so far. HOORAY!!!! She has entered her third round of chemotherapy today 9/3. We are certain that these new medicines will continue to rid the cancer from her little body.
Thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers. We know that God is hearing all of them! It is amazing that so many of you have never met Sarah but you are such a huge part in her healing. We have a great sense of peace and know that she will be victorious in this battle!

What a blessing! Little does she know that this Sarah is having an impact on our lives, too, in such an incredible way. She has reminded me to hug my hellions every day and be grateful that they are well and healthy enough to be little stinkers. She has reminded me to praise God EVERY SINGLE DAY for my health and the health of my family and she has reminded me that God only gives us what we can handle and no more. Things may seem bleak and dark, but God will see us through it if we just trust in Him to take the burdens from us.

Psstt, have I mentioned that I'm a childhood cancer survivor, too? I'll tell you more about that later. I'm off to clean out Zoom Zoom's room. I finished Pickle's yesterday.


  • At 5:48 PM, September 06, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Just to make sure that we read the verse, it's here twice! Gotta love computer glitches. It is a great verse Sis and thanks for sharing it with us. Thanks for blessing us with Sarah's story!

  • At 12:35 PM, September 07, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    And thank God for stem cell research. To those opponents that think it's "playing God," I say pppppffffffttttt!!!!

  • At 12:46 PM, September 07, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Stem cell research is a very sticky topic, isn't it? Even though I'm conservative, I support the use of stem cell research with discarded tissue and body parts. I am a rabid pro-lifer, but I can't see why something good can't come from something bad. I'm sure this is going to spark MANY responses. I don't see it as any different than banking cord tissue. We considered doing that with Baby No. 2's umbilical cord, but it cost so much that we couldn't afford it. Such a shame.

  • At 1:08 PM, September 07, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Um...slippery slope anyone? That is on the path to conceiving a baby to produce replacement parts for another person.

    Army of Dad


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