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Becca: home for a few days

Sunday, September 01, 2013

For those of you following Becca's story, the family arrived home for a few days visit before they have to return to CHOP to begin intense radiation therapy. I organized a potluck housewarming party at their house yesterday and at least 60 people showed up. Becca loved seeing all her friends, and her teachers came as well. It was heartwarming to see the outpouring of love.

Other than being a little overtired and very cautious with her body because of the ports, Becca was her usual funny, stubborn self. She has a very puckish personality and is likely to give you a giant hug--unless you ask for it. Then, no way. We had a long and giggly conversation about the time she threw up on me--she thought that was hysterical.

Her parents were glad of so many friends to hug and the support. As the evening ended and they put the kids to bed, DH, another friend, and I cleaned the kitchen and got the house back into pre-party shape for them--I didn't want any of the burden to fall on them.

I will see them again on Wednesday and Thursday nights, when it will be quieter and we can relax and talk. But I think it was good for them and good for the community of people who are supporting them to have a day where we could all come together.
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LEANNROCKS 9/3/2013 7:51AM

    Thanks for sharing this lovely story.

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DOGLADY13 9/3/2013 6:49AM

    What a lovely gift. I hope all of you get some rest and enjoy each other's company.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 9/2/2013 9:44PM

    Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all! Becca and her family are blessed to have you for a friend.


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TOWHEE 9/1/2013 11:46PM

    You gave Becca and her family the greatest gift in the world - friends, laughter, and supporters. I'm sure that she will remember that day when she has to endure the procedures ahead of her.

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TATTER3 9/1/2013 9:40PM

    Be blessed.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/1/2013 9:33PM

    That's nice! I'm glad Becky enjoyed herself so much. I'm sure her parents appreciated seeing so much support. It helps so much!

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THOMS1 9/1/2013 5:07PM

    emoticon You are such a good and giving person. emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 9/1/2013 3:30PM

    That was so thoughtful of you.

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CASSIOEPIA 9/1/2013 3:02PM

    That is so nice of you to do that for Becca and her family. What a great friend.

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NATPLUMMER 9/1/2013 2:58PM

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VLINDER2014 9/1/2013 1:20PM

    What is awesome .. you showed them all the love and support they have.. We often know it .. but to see it and have it reinforced when times are about to get really hard.. somehow might make things a little easier to manage...



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OPTIMIST1948 9/1/2013 11:34AM

    Lovely times before hard times. Thank you for the update.

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