Saturday, August 05, 2006

No more chemo!

For those of you who didn't know, my "little host brother," Joey, was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago. After a hard fought battle, he is now cancer free and done with all of his chemotherapy!! Apparently the doctors and nurses throw a party for the kids when they're done with treatment. It was complete with pizza and an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen! Brian didn't get to attend the party yesterday because the team is playing in Winnipeg this weekend, but I got to go. From what I've been able to observe over the past two summers, Joey has been extremely brave and courageous. I'm so proud of him, and I know that his parents are too. The party was well deserved!

1 comment:

Cathy (Lindsay's Mom) said...

This message is for Joey:
Yeah, Joey! You may not have known it, but there were folks in South Carolina praying for you and for your complete recovery from leukemia. We are so happy for you! You and your entire family have been such a blessing to Lindsay and Brian and their extended families. All the Joachim's will always be in our thoughts and prayers, even many years from now, as we fondly remember the times that Lindsay and Brian spent with you and your generous hospitality to them. Hope you and Josh have a great school year this year!