Day 264 – The Last Round

Day 264 on the road to recovery… As we began Sophie’s (hopefully) last chemo cycle this morning, we are filled with conflicting emotions. That may sound strange, as I’m sure everyone would expect us to be completely overjoyed.  But in reality, cancer is a disease which carries lifelong risks of recurrence, and can constantly sit […]

Giving Back

As many of you know, we have been on quite the journey for the past 8 months.  Constant hospital visits, chemo treatments, surgery and everything in between has been our almost daily norm.  While it’s been quite the roller coaster, the support and help of Chai Lifeline has always been constant.  They have been with […]

Day 225: The Ups and Downs

Day 225 on the road to recovery… We are onto our 10th (of 12) chemo rounds; which hopefully means only two more to go until Sophie’s chemo treatment is complete.  Sophie’s body’s reaction, emotional well-being and energy levels vary somewhat during and after each chemo treatment.  Some cycles she flies through without any concerns, while others […]

Day 203: Sophie’s First Prom

Day 203 on the Road to Recovery… The last few weeks have been event-filled, but fortunately almost all positive.   One of the reasons we feel so comfortable at Memorial Sloan Kettering is because of the amazing care they provide all of their patients, and the lengths that they will go to make sure their […]

Day 156: An Uneventful Passover

Day 156 on the Road to Recovery… We have just completed our 3rd of 8 post-surgical chemo rounds today.  Although tired and worn out from the past couple of days, as always Sophie has kept her spirits up and continues to makes us laugh daily with her old and new tricks, jokes, and games.  Just […]

Day 126: Moving Forward

It has been a while since our last blog post, but no news can often be good news with situations such as these.  Sophie began her first post-surgical chemo round on Monday, March 6th, one week after the doctors initially wanted to begin.  Although she was doing extremely well post-surgery, our surgeon felt it was […]

Day 106: Sometimes It Pays to be Stubborn

Day 106 on the Road to Recovery… Sophie’s recovery thus far has had a few ups and downs, but overall she is truly one amazing fighter of a kid.  Post-surgery, we remained in the Pediatric ICU for 11 days, with an additional night on the regular pediatric floor.  During that time period, Sophie recovered remarkably […]