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For this week’s Wordless Wednesday, I am simply sharing the link to the fundraiser we have started for my step-son, Tyler, as he battles a rare form of testicular cancer. His medical bills are enormous, and we are worried that not being able to pay the bills could affect his treatment once he gets back home, though the insurance is covering nearly everything now (until the new year anyway). To read more about his battle, please click the “Read More” tab in the widget. Even if you can’t donate, you can still help so much just by re-sharing the link through social media. We thank you so much for the continued prayers, love and support!

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Today my step-son will be admitted into the hospital again to start the last phase of the high dose chemo and stem cell transplant.  We are praying he does even better this time around than he did the last (and he did pretty well the last time). I know he is eager to get this over and done with so he can come back home and continue on with his life.

My husband and I had to return home to Tennessee last week after spending six weeks in Florida. We hated to leave Tyler down there, but Rick had to return to work to keep the health insurance active, which is pretty important when you have a dependent undergoing a transplant. We are very thankful that the insurance is paying for everything in Florida, medical and otherwise. I never realized just how great our insurance benefits were until this happened (I’d rather have not known, if you catch my drift; I’d much rather have Tyler healthy and happy). I hated leaving him, so I know it was heart wrenching for my husband to leave him. He has said that it’s like a physical ache in his heart to not be with his son during the entirety of the second round. We do plan on flying back down there in a couple of weeks for a visit.

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come. We are still believing and speaking a miracle; a complete and total healing for Tyler…so that he can come home and continue with his life plan, which has him being a Professor of English in the not too distant future. He is very blessed in that he has a very strong and large support system in his friends and family.

These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago on July 5th, on Jacksonville Beach. We wanted to see at least one sunrise on the beach while we were in Florida and since we were already going to be out there….we figured we would bring along a metal detector so that I could mark off metal detecting on the beach from my Bucket List. The view was beautiful and we had such a good time, that I didn’t even care too much when a beach bum stole my favorite pink flip flops. He probably needed them more than I did.



I chose a long time ago to feed the Good Wolf. I pity those that choose to feed the Evil Wolf. What kind of life is that?



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