Mommy's Time Out Magazine May 2018 - Page 15

April is always a busy month in our house. It’s Brady‘s birthday, McKinley‘s birthday and our anniversary. Needless to say we did lots of celebrating! How McKinley is five years old and starting kindergarten next year is beyond me. She is so excited to go to the same school as her brother and I’m so thankful we made it to this point. As far as appointments are concerned April was pretty uneventful which I’m thankful for. She did have her five-year-old check up and everything looked great.

We are busy planning away for our biggest event of the year with Love McKinley, Inc. This year the charity dinner and golf tournament will be on Friday night, July 13th and a shotgun start on Saturday, July 14 at 1 PM. We are looking for sponsors of all kinds and of course silent auction and raffle donations. Please feel free to contact me at

Thank you for all your continued support and prayers.

xoxo, Karen

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.