So today I was doing a little housekeeping and updated our July calendar.
Esther's last scheduled hospital stay is July 15-19. Following this stay she'll have some at-home meds during August, and her end of treatment scans will probably be at the end of August or beginning of September.
WOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!! LAST INPATIENT ADMISSION! WOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!
Now that's out of my system, on to another July calendar highlight...the Kids Cure for Cancer! It's Sunday, July 28th at Wash Park in Denver. There is a kids 1K fun run at 7:45am and the 5K run/walk starts at 8am. Following the race will be a pancake breakfast and live music as well as awards for those a bit zippier than me. Pancakes. Syrup. Delish.
Several people have communicated they've had trouble registering or finding where to join Esther's team. Here's a few more instructions:
1. Go to www.kidscure.org--Be sure you type .org.
2. You should get to a page that looks like this:
3. On the right side of the page it says "Register Now!" Click this button and you'll get to a page like this:
4. You will have to go through the registration process for yourself first, so choose your age. You will be returned to this page to register for additional people in your family or group after you finish registering for yourself.
5. After you choose your age, you'll have to sign into the registration website. You can create an account or use your facebook account. I created an account. All I had to do was enter my email address and a password. After you login or create your account, you'll end up on a page like this:
6. Here is where you'll enter your informaion and you can join Team Esther from the drop down menu that says "Team Name". See! Here it is! YAY TEAM ESTHER!
We would love to see you there! So far Team Esther has 20 participants...how about 20 more?! Brent's Place was not only a clean, safe place for us to stay while Esther was so vulnerable, but it was a home and family we never knew would become so dear.
The Kids Cure for Cancer is the founding fundraser Brent's parents, Donn and Linda Eley, began 25 years ago with a dream to support families in ways they were not. Colorado did not have a transplant program when their son, Brent, needed his, and they had to travel far away. Their family was unable to be together during Brent's last days. It's a priveledge to be able to participate in this race that goes far beyond providing a four walls for a family to stay, but a family, support, encouragement, and respite during an unbelievably challenging time.
Esther has managed to keep her dressing on through the weekend. I'm dreading having to change it again and may take a trip to the clinic to get some help this week. I don't want to irritate it more if there are other opotions. She finished her last Accutane pill this morning, so hopefully her skin will be able to heal.