Cypress Kouri and Family Fund
A huge thank you to all the fabulous people that made this possible! Your generous contributions have helped support Scott and Manon in being with Cypress during this time and helped provide Cypress with some extra comforts and opportunities. Cypress is doing well and is very energized by all the people on his side. His parents are overwhelmed by all the love and kindness. Thank you so very much!
Come join us for an evening of great music by local gypsy jazz musicians Chris Sartison and Aaron Watson at the Fernwood Inn. Special guests TBA and potentially a small student piece - With love.
8pm @ the Fernwood Inn
Sat., Aug. 31st
Suggested donation $40. All welcome
Another month at home and Cypress continues to improve day by day. Although the chemo treatments seem to have a cumulative effect through which he gradually becomes more tired, his desire to go to school and play sports remains very strong. He received tests which indicate continued improvement in his body's healing and we go back to Vancouver regularly to check in with the good docs over there. We will have chemo treatment through January and then will possibly be done. With love: Scott, Manon, Cypress, Jaden and Kobe.
September 26: On est revenu a la maison a Victoria :) feels really good to be home. We met with the doctors and nurses in Vic and planned the final treatments. We have 17 weeks more to go... But the hardest part is behind us.. We fell blessed. Ca fait vraiment du bien d'etre de retour avec les amis et la famille xxx Aujourd'hui Cypress est alle a l'ecole pour l'apres- midi pour aller revoir tous ses amis. There was a "Walk for Cypress" ~ walk for cancer happening.. the whole school from kinder to highschool was out cheering and hugging Cypress.. Thank you everyone for all your help and support.. this journey has been life-changing for many of us, but has thought us the meaning of community, love and care... xxx
September 11: Starting radiation today and got new BC Lions tickets and Canucks Tickets!!! gonna enjoy my last weeks here!
September 7: spent the night singing to the coco-kareoke sounds of all my friends in victoria
I am praying for you daily and wishing you a speedy reecovery. I know you cannot wait to get out of that bed and enjoy life. Take one day at a time and know you are always in my thoughts. Love always Grand-Ma
You are so brave, Cypress. "Strong and brave and true"... as my Liam would say. XOX Verity
Cypress had his surgery today.. He was amazingly brave !!! Fasted until 2pm, then in the operation room until almost 8pm.. Maman a trouve la journee tres longue.. They removed the tumor completely, along with the right kidney and adrenal gland. Cypress woke up briefly feeling some pain in his tummy and throat... the doctors, surgeons and nurses were all so helpful ... BC Children's hospital is really a great place to be treated.. we feel blessed and hope for aquick recovery for Cypress.. Je vous remercie tous les amis et la famille pour votre soutien... un jour a la fois... et cette nuit je souhaite que tous les anges de guerision viennent dormir avec coco.. xxx
August 26-30: Had a great B-day week with my family. Jaden came to visit and Scott B & Shentae came through with our canoe. We all went for a canoe ride in Deep Cove.
August 24-25: Yesterday we went to go see the Whitecaps play and today Cypress ran 1.5 Km. Cypress played NHL 13 and Madden NFL 13 with his second cousin Mark.
August 20-24: Another steady week of exploring Vancouver, having visits from friends, watching sports and beating my Dad at video games. We are going to see the Whitecaps play tonight!
August 19: Went to the bird sanctuary with our good friends Carly and Daniel. Got some great local fruits and veggies from a Delta farm.
Here is the translation in French with no accent since it doesn't take it: "Notre cher Cypress est a lhopital pour enfants de Vancouver. Il a ete diagnostique avec un cancer a son rein. Cypress devra rester a lhopital pour les prochains mois. Sa famille a besoin detre a ses cotes. Sa maman, Manon, a du quitter son travail, afin de rester pres de lui pendant la longue route entreprise et a venir de la chimiotherapie, la chirurgie et la radiation. Son papa, Scott, est un etudiant a la maitrise. Ils nont pas beaucoup dargent et ils auront beaucoup de depenses supplementaires a venir pendant leur sejour a Vancouver. Nous prions profondement pour eux et nous voulons que la famille se concentre sur le support et lamour donner Cypress plutot que dangoisser a propos de largent. S.V.P. faites un don, quel quil soit, pour aider cette adorable famille". Traduction libre de France Langlois
Here is the translation in French: "Notre cher Cypress est lhopital pour enfants de Vancouver. Il a t diagnostiqu avec un cancer son rein. Cypress devra rester lhopital pour les prochains mois. Sa famille a besoin dtre ses cts. Sa maman, Manon, a d quitter son travail, afin de rester prs de lui pendant la longue route entreprise et venir de la chimiothrapie, la chirurgie et la radiation. Son papa, Scott, est un tudiant la maitrise. Ils nont pas beaucoup dargent et ils auront beaucoup de dpenses supplmentaires venir pendant leur sjour Vancouver. Nous prions profondment pour eux et nous voulons que la famille se concentre sur le support et lamour donner Cypress plutt que dangoisser propos de largent. S.V.P. faites un don, quel quil soit, pour aider cette adorable famille". traduction libre de France Langlois.
August 14-15: Getting used to the new neighborhood. Got to visit 94.5 and also got to do a TV interview. Had a treatment today and am a bit dizzy but good.
Accent Inn: Cypress Kouri 10551 St. Edwards Dr. Room 388 Richmond BC, V6X 3L8
August 11th: We are now at the Accent Inn Richmond for the next month, please send any cards or packages to the following address: Accent Inn: Cypress Kouri 10551 St. Edwards Dr. Room 388 Richmond BC, V6X 3L8 Thank You!
August 10th: HAPPY B-DAY JADEN!!! We Miss You So Much!!!
August 9: Left the hospital today and am now together with my family at the hotel. Feeling good after chemo round 3. Thanks for all the love, support, donations, gifts, thoughts, prayers, and fundraisers. Everyone is helping me be strong and happy.
August 8: Cypress is responding very well to treatment and has lots of energy. The oncology doctors have suggested that we can get a couple of weeks of out-patient treatment prior to his surgery. We will therefore be discharged tomorrow. Please hold onto any cards or packages that you might have been sending. We'll find out soon where we are going to be living for the next 2 weeks.
August 5-6: Got a blood test today with a needle which hurt but then we drove up to Cypress mountain and I got to take some pictures with the Olympic rings (check them out on facebook).