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Over the next 18 months,
Isabelle endured multiple courses of inpatient chemotherapy,
several surgeries, weeks of radiation treatment, and a month
long hospitalization for a stem cell transplant. Today, Isabelle's
cancer is in remission. She is a beautiful young girl, full of
love and life. We are very grateful to the medical staff and
researchers who saved Isabelle's life.
Many families affected by childhood cancer, like us, want to make a difference in the lives of sick children and their families. When we work together, there are no limits to the creative power of people who fight for healthy, happy children.
Every month we visit our hospital to offer coffee and share the story of Isabelle's recovery to newly diagnosed families. We wish to return the favor that was earlier offered to us by families who made a difference in our lives- who made our journey easier.
We have joined the Pediatric Family Advisory Council at our hospital. We do so to help us and others bridge the gap between between "on treatment" and "off treatment" lifestyle adjustment to cancer.
We have even written
and illustrated a children's book for siblings of children with
cancer, which will soon be published.
We have participated actively in fundraising activities for pediatric cancer research at our treating hospital. On February 14th of 2003 (Valentines Day), we established the "Friends for Life Neuroblastoma Endowed Fellowship" to advance the study of the cancer that struck our child.
Our hope is that other
families, friends, and caregivers who are touched by childhood
cancer will join one another in whatever forms of creative, social,
or artistic expression that will help bring "good"
things out of the "bad" that originally brought us