Help Courtney's Fight
As we enter these next days, months, years without her, it is important to remind ourselves not of the sadness of her loss, but of the joy of her life.
Courtney was so incredibly happy. She so loved being Todd's wife, and a mother to her beautiful children. She finally had the life she always dreamed of. The life that she deserved.
How lucky are we to have known her in that happiness. How lucky are we to have known her.
So when tomorrow starts without her, and we think of that gorgeous smile, take the time to be with her and talk for a little while. Tell her that you miss her laugh and that you hope she is settling in. Tell her that you love her and that you will see her again.
When tomorrow starts without her and the memories break your heart, know that you never really are all that far apart. Her love, her strength, her courage... everything that made her her, all of those will still be with us, when tomorrow starts without her.
She is swollen, itching, hurting, and miserable.
Todd has prudently taken some time off of work. Courtney and the kids need him.
Christmas is tough on everyone financially, and Todd and Courtney have been blessed to have some people in their life help them. Let's give them a few more reasons to feel blessed and to get over this hurdle.
Courtney sends her thanks to all of you who were able to come out for her birthday open house. She loved seeing everyone. And those who saw her saw that she was a little tired and a little sick but still as good looking as ever.
Courtney will now go to Ocshner on November 7 for intense chemo to get her blood ready for the bone marrow transplant on November 14.
Courtney's oldest is just learning to drive (which is scarier for Courtney than any chemo could be) and the boys are in grade school. It is going to be a difficult holiday season. She will be away from home for 100 days as her body accepts and begins producing healthy marrow. This phase requires constant monitoring.
Todd continues to work two jobs to support the family. The only thing he has asked for is for friends to send messages of love to his wife. And for everyone to bring the babies around for some hugs.
There's nothing that can make up for Courtney's lost time with her children. But the financial burden can be one less stressor on the family. So please consider donating.
And here's to the next update being news of remission!!!!!
Thank you all,