From Cherie, Derick, Macie and Lexie. As their mother, nothing makes me more joyful and positive then seeing my two girls happy. I am currently battling stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma since May 2015. It has been a battle that is really unexplainable. We have gone through everything you can think of that comes with cancer. A lot of people don't know the effects of such a disease on a person and every single person around them. We have all been trying to be positive and hopeful without any the results I am so hard trying to fight. Now my cancer is back and only limited to a last option of what The University of Michigan will do for me. It will be an intense treatment with almost the highest doesnof two different chemotherpies you can be on. We have not started treatment for me to be able to try and enjoy the holidays before it is time to really pray that this works. My cancer is very aggressive and grows rapidly. It has been a very painful and weary two months. We have two girls Macie and Lexie that are our world. This has been more heartbreaking for Derick and I to see how much our girls are being effected and even what the future holds. Our whole family and friends have made this possible to make their lives as "normal" as you can. I've been sick since Lexie was six months old. Two very young kids and a very tough sickness takes even more then a village to help raise my children when I just couldn't. Not only do I have Cancer I have Crohns for 20 years. All I have known is this "invisible illness" and "sickness". My whole life has been a struggle. Derick has been on nights and nights I mean going in a 5 and not coming home btwn 6-12 hour shifts. Just another hardship to make things well harder. We have been on one income and a disability check that I didn't get till a year after I was sick. There is just so much to say so much that has happened it makes it so hard to reach out to those not close. All I can say is we are more than thankful, grateful, appreicative, honored and more emotions and feelings than any words can express. Bless you all. Thank so much Teresa for making this all possible with the help of Kim ❤️ I wish I could express how I feel about all this day held.