I was able to bust out of the hospital just before my birthday which is an amazing birthday gift, but the real reason this has been the best birthday ever is because I have been blessed – so blessed to have another birthday. Two months ago, I didn’t know if I was going to be dead or alive. Today, I am very much alive and feeling wonderful. In a couple of weeks I will have results from my bone marrow biopsy which will reveal if I am in complete remission – making me an eight-time leukemia (ALL) survivor!
I just boarded Amtrak and am headed from Philadelphia to Philipsburg – A four hour trip to visit the most inspirational family in the world – The Whitehead’s! 😃
This is my third visit to stay with the Whitehead family. I am looking forward to our visit – it is homey and peaceful, and I always come home feeling ten-times more inspired! Not only do I get to hang out with Tom, Kari and Emily, I also get to see their dog, Lucy and my dog, Sir Bentley (who has been with the Whitehead’s since part of my hospital stay). Definitely looking forward to some major pet therapy and being blessed with good company. 🎊
I want to thank everyone for the many amazing birthday wishes and especially thank those of you who supported my birthday fundraiser for the Emily Whitehead Foundation – I am forever grateful.
I also want to thank my mom for being here for my birthday. I was sad to see her depart for California yesterday and I cried, but we had such an awesome visit. Thanks mom, for helping me grow stronger. 😘
And, I thank God for blessing me with another birthday! 🎂