When your child has cancer, a lot of people make assumptions about you. -People assumed that Shane’s cancer was genetic. It wasn’t. -Some assumed that I did something, i.e the food I ate. Nope. We only eat organic fruits and vegetables and I’m pretty sure at the time, Paul was annoyed that I always, Read More

The weight of childhood cancer During the month of September, I try to post a little bit of our childhood cancer journey. Sometimes I slip up and get busy and other times, this month…the memories, our reality is just too overwhelming. I feel as though it’s our responsibility to take part in raising awareness, Read More

I try to ignore it. Brush it aside like my behavior and mood is because it’s back to school or because we were traveling or I’m trying to find our groove. Sounds good, right? But, I can’t deny it. My husband knows me better than anyone, well except for my mom. People assume that, Read More

We are incredibly thankful for our partnership with the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute. As a parent, you feel helpless when your child is fighting for their life. While, our story did not end the way we wanted to, we are able to continue Shane’s fight and legacy through cc-tdi. The guidance and compassion, Read More

Today Chase and Ella went back to school for the 2018-2019 school year. It’s a mixed emotions type of day. Shane would have joined them both. Today was supposed to be HIS first day of Kindergarten. It hurts my heart to know there is a missing person who should be standing beside them, taking, Read More

Thank you to everyone who battled the winds and came out to Chase and Ella’s Alex’s Lemonade Stand! Ella’s outspoken poster advertising and Chase’s lemonade distribution led to them raising close to $600! Many thanks for another successful year raising awareness and research funds for childhood cancer.

Day 2: The Siblings Much in our family has changed since Shane took his last breathe on March 30, 2015. Our focus then and now has always been on Chase and Ella and now Will. To encourage them to look at the positive things in life. To let them know that bad things can, Read More

Day 1: I’m going throw it back to a post we wrote at the beginning of childhood cancer awareness month in 2014. Today we continue Shane’s fight. He should be here. He would be excited to start his first day of Kindergarten at the same school as his siblings. Cancer took that moment and, Read More

Your smile is everything. It’s a reminder of the joy and laughter you brought to our lives. Whenever things are rough, I often think of your face and am reminded of your strength and resilience…my goodness it was great even only at the age of one. When things got rough and you were very, Read More

Tomorrow will be Shane’s 5th birthday. We were only privileged to celebrate one birthday with our little man. We made it an amazing day for him and us and everyone around us who loved and supported him. We will never forget those who took the time and came out to celebrate that day with, Read More