DEB2448's SparkPeople Blog DEB2448's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Birthday Molly Molly celebrated her 6th Birthday today. My how she has grown! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> She started out her day with Mickey Mouse waffles! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> After going the the Y with Heidi , they had lunch at McDonalds with a few of her friends. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 23:37:43 EST Thanksgiving 2017 Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all we are thankful for, this year I am thankful that our family was once again able to enjoy being together, our daughter was home that lives on the east coast and had not been home for over three years. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Since she was home and leaving today we also decided to have our Christmas while she was here, it sure was so much nicer than shi... Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:23:47 EST September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR... Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:17:16 EST T-Ball Molly had her 1st T=Ball game today. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:48:45 EST Pre-School Concert / Graduation Molly graduated from Pre-School tonight. The school live streamed it so we got to see her! <BR> <BR> <BR> This first picture is of her on the 1st day of School in September <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The rest of these are from tonight <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Tue, 23 May 2017 01:27:54 EST Cruise Part Four This is the last set of pictures, but I am so happy they got to take this cruise! It has been such a hard year on all of us. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Mon, 22 May 2017 01:46:20 EST Cruise Part Three <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sun, 21 May 2017 01:27:57 EST Cruise Part Two <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Writing in the Sand!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR... Sat, 20 May 2017 01:17:30 EST Cruise Part One About 3 weeks ago, Josh and Heidi went on a very much needed vacation a cruise. Molly split her week, between Heidi's parents and us. I think she really enjoyed getting to stay with both sets of her Grandparents for a few days. I would like to share some of Josh and Heidi's pictures from the cruise, I hope you enjoy them! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:19:43 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Twelve This is the last set of pictures from Disney World. I am so happy they have all these memories to look back on. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Sun, 14 May 2017 01:18:04 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Eleven <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeop... Thu, 11 May 2017 01:13:50 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Ten This is one of my favorite pictures of Drew. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""... Tue, 9 May 2017 01:15:26 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Nine Looks like Drew wanted to do something else in this first one! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 8 May 2017 01:18:26 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Eight <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> These next 2 are some of my favorites!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <... Sat, 6 May 2017 01:23:40 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Seven <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 5 May 2017 01:13:10 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Six <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am not sure if Molly liked this ride! <BR> <BR... Wed, 3 May 2017 01:25:02 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Five <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:15:45 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Four <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeop... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:23:10 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Three <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:52:52 EST Professional Disney Photos Part Two <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:33:50 EST Professional Disney Photos Part One Over the next couple weeks I will share some of the Professional Disney pictures that they were able to download after the trip. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <i... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:32:48 EST Disney World Day Six Part Two <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When they got home on Tuesday some of... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 01:13:29 EST Disney World Day Six Part One Monday January 9th was their last full day in Florida and was spent at Epcot. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:25:04 EST Disney World Day Five Part Two Sunday afternoon was spent at Hollywood Studios <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 11 Apr 2017 01:32:33 EST Disney World Day Five Part One Sunday January 8th they spent the morning at Disneys Animal Kingdom. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:21:38 EST Disney World Day Four Part Two By they time Drew had his nap the rain had stopped so they went to Universal in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 7 Apr 2017 01:23:32 EST Disney World Day Four Part One Saturday January 7th they got up and it was raining so they changed their plans and went to Kennedy Space Center in the morning. This ended up being Drews favorite part of the trip and he even told us after they got home about the rockets ,fire and boom! While the were there one of the things they got to see was a film of one of the shuttles taking off. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img sr... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 01:21:22 EST Happy Birthday Drew Yesterday (April 1st ) would have been Drews 3rd Birthday. It has been a REALLY bad week for us all, but Heidi asked people that had their "Drew" shirts to wear them for his Birthday and tag her or Josh on facebook so they could see them, so here is my husband and me in our "Drew" shirts. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> After a lot of reflection this last week , I have also decided it ... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 01:30:26 EST Warrior Wagons, Inc Last Friday Warrior Wagons, Inc. was born! The paperwork was filed and they got the certificate making it an official Non Profit Organization. We're pretty excited about this first step! We know Drew would be all about the cause, spreading love and joy to other Warriors like him. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 7 Mar 2017 19:06:29 EST Warrior Wagons "Drew" means Warrior, and ours certainly was. Josh and Heidi are putting together wagons for other Warriors at St Mary's fighting pediatric cancer. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The first wagon has arrived and been put together. They will be filling each wagon with "comfort items" and plan on giving them to each new pediatric cancer patient at Mayo ,St. Marys campus (this is where Drew spent over... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:30:34 EST We Love You Drew This afternoon at 2:15, Drew entered into Paradise and Heaven has gained an amazing angel. Rest In Peace. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:32:46 EST January 15th Update on Drew Like normal I am just going to copy most of Heidis caring bridge post, as that way I do not get things wrong. I do still plan on sharing the rest of the Disney trip, but more serious things to share today. As always her post is longer but this is the main points. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Drew's condition changed a lot from yesterday. His breathing became increasingly labored, and his pain level continue to increase. A chest x-ray was done and it showed a lot of fluid in the lungs, as well as... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:02:51 EST In the Hospital Again In the next day or two I will share some more of the amazing make a wish trip, but todays news is not so good, part of this is from Heidis caring bridge post. Her post is longer but this is the main points of it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Well Friday the 13th has been a dramatic day for us. Yesterday Drew's eye was looking puffy again, so I called into Mayo to see if we might need to do more antibiotics. After they looked at him, different antibiotics were prescribed assuming it was the infecti... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:00:27 EST Disney World Day Three Part Two In the afternoon they did some of the activities at the Give Kids the World Village! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:27:32 EST Disney World Day Three Part One Day 3 (Friday) they spent the morning at Sea World. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:19:53 EST Disney World Day Two Part Three Before I share the last of the photos from day two, I wanted to let you know that the last time I talked to Heidi, they had landed in Minneapolis and was on their way home! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:49:19 EST Disney World Day Two Part Two Heidi said that even though Drew did a lot of "boy" things, he liked meeting the princesses almost as much as Molly did! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 20:47:52 EST Disney World Day Two Part One Day Two (Thursday) was Magic Kingdom day! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 8 Jan 2017 20:22:49 EST Disney World Day One Part Three Heidi said that this park in Give Kids The World is right across the street from where they are staying! It sounds like they do the carousel-ride each morning! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 7 Jan 2017 21:43:19 EST Disney World Day One Part Two Today I am going to share some pictures of where they are staying in the "Give kids the world" village! Heidi said Drew was napping when she took these so she did not get one of the kids room. It looks amazing! I hope you guys don't get tired of pictures before I am done, but I just want to share as much of it as I can with you all! They are all having such an amazing time and I am so happy Drew is still feeling well enough to enjoy the trip. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 21:22:41 EST Disney World Day One Part One Tuesday night they they went to Minneapolis and stayed in a Motel to be at the airport early Wednesday morning. These pictures are of the limo ride, at the airport and boarding the plane! Like everything in Florida make a wish paid for all the things in Minneapolis also. With all the pictures I have it will probably take me 2 weeks to blog there one week trip! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 21:06:44 EST Make a wish Reveal Party The make a wish reveal started yesterday at the Austin John Deere dealership. Drews favorite thing right now is farm equipment! They 1st gave Josh, Heidi, Molly and Drew a ride on a combine and then a tractor, then they gave rides to all the other kids there that wanted to ride. When that was done a fire truck showed up ( Drews 2nd favorite thing) to give them a ride to the Pizza Ranch where make a wish announced that they will be going to Disney World next week! Here are a few pictures from ... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:39:11 EST ER Visit Last night Drew became very restless and was obviously experiencing more pain than he had been. His eye was really swollen this morning so they called the Doctor and ended up taking him to the ER in Rochester. They were told it was either an eye infection, a blood clot in his brian, or pressure from further disease spread in his eye and a CT scan was ordered. The CT scan showed that it's an eye infection!! More good news too, there is no cancer seen on the scan of his head, or any sign of ... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:44:34 EST Personal Visit From Santa! Heidi posted this on facebook tonight! <BR> <BR> <BR> So THIS happened tonight! How amazing and awesome. Thank you to whoever set this up!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:10:38 EST Decisions made Most of this is from Heidis caring bridge post today, but wanted to update everyone. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As far as the big picture goes, we made some decisions. Last post I shared our feelings and motivations behind our decisions, but let me also give you the specifics. All the options for treatment which are close(Minneapolis, Wisconsin) are in Phase 1 of trials. This means they are still figuring out the dosage for the drugs and do not have much preliminary data. We feel that is too... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 01:37:33 EST Blue It looks like Molly and Drew really like the newest member of the Becker family, their new fish they named Blue! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 01:57:36 EST Test Results Josh and Heidi did not get the news today that we were hoping for.The mass is bigger on his lymph node behind his bowel that we were watching. In addition , there is also a new mass behind his heart. They think there is probably some in his lungs as well. The team will contact experts from around the country, as well as discuss together what all our options are from here. But they were pretty clear that the scans were very discouraging and suggests that this disease is the "explosively" sprea... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 01:27:07 EST Back Home Drew was discharged from the hospital on Saturday. He is still pretty sick from the chemo, but is starting to feel a little better each day. Here are a few pictures from this week. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:55:51 EST Clinical Trial Round 2 Drew was admitted to the hospital this morning here he is Cruising the halls, walking through the courtyard, finger painting, checking out the poinsettia tree and outside lights...whew! It's been a busy first day of round 2!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:25:54 EST Thanksgiving 2016 Our Thanksgiving this year was so nice in some ways but also sad as we know Drew may not be physically with us next year. We continue to be so grateful for the time we have with him. We enjoyed all the little things that so often get taken for granted during the busy holiday time. Here are a few pictures from our day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosa... 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