Mommy's Time Out Magazine January 2018 | Page 16

McKinley has had a wonderful December. As much of an emotionally charged & draining the month of November was December was the very opposite. She is healthy, happy, loving life & living up every minute of the Christmas season. We had a wonderful holiday & it truly couldn’t of been any more perfect. She performed her heart out at her preschool Christmas performance and it reminds me of how far she’s come in a year.

We are very thankful for your continued support, thoughts & prayers. I assure you they are working.

Cheers to an even better

2018 of Health & Happiness.



McKinley is doing really great. She's loving school, LOVING dance & enjoying being off chemo meds. It really is amazing how much she's grown, how much she's developed & how much more personality she has since she's stopped chemo. All things are looking great which is wonderful news. We've been very busy with advocating & promoting childhood cancer awareness month & attending a lot of events. We did have one scare at this months appointment but all was confirmed negative with an ultrasound. Myself, a few other "cancer moms" & McKinleys oncologist were all concerned about a vein by where her port was placed especially since she had a clot in the past. But all was confirmed ok with a quick ultrasound (Thank God). I'm not sure I'll ever be able to take a deep breath but I do try too. We are praying for a Halloween at home this year (last year we spent 8 days in the hospital fighting a nasty virus over Halloween). And although the nurses & staff came by her hospital room to trick or treat, I'm actually looking forward to sweating & fighting bugs on Halloween night this year. It's the little things 😉 Thank You as always for keeping McKinley in your thoughts & prayers.