Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Psychic Cat of Santa Monica says, "We're still at $917. If 83 people pledged $1, we'd be at $1000!"

[It appears that Blogger will NOT be shutting down. False Alarm!!]

Fighting Josh Powell! [Post #26 10 PM]

Josh was diagnosed 5 years ago with Neuroblastoma Stage IV.
It was 1 month before his 9th birthday. He underwent 6 rounds of
Intense Chemotherapy, 2 surgeries, a stem cell transplant & radiation--all the
Standard for NB treatment. Josh's cancer didn't go into remission
as quickly as everyone would have liked & his family pursued another treatment -
3F8 monoclonal antibodies, an experimental treatment at Memorial
Sloan Kettering. Josh withstood 9 rounds of the antibody treatments.
That's where Josh & his family met beautiful Christi Thomas & her amazing family.

Josh has just turned 14 and is very, very blessed to be healthy
& cancer-free! Josh realizes what a miracle God has performed
in his life & he is dedicated to giving back to those who have
helped him along the way. He also wants to help change the future for kids who
will also travel this rocky road. He helps the Ronald McDonald
House by collecting tabs and cans & taking them to the Recycling center (along with the help from his Grandparents). This is quite a time consuming chore but Josh is devoted to expanding this project to benefit RMH because he really enjoyed the time he spent there (almost 7 months altogether) and the friends he & his family have made while there.

He and his sister have also become involved with Alex's Lemonade
Stand and raised more than $2400 to benefit childhood cancer Research!

Sponsors, thank you for helping kids like Josh have a fighting chance. Childhood cancers don't receive nearly the funding that adult cancers do, that's why fund raisers like this one are imperative to the future of all kids who will be diagnosed with cancer. With your help, we CAN defeat this monster called Neuroblastoma!

Thank you,
The Powell family

Nikki’s Notes: It's amazing that Josh and his sister raised $2400 for Alex's Lemonade Stand!! How extraordinary! Be sure to stop by his site and tell him what a great job he did!!

Please visit Josh & his family:


Blogger the Thomas team said...

Hello, NIKKI!!!!!!!! We have been following you all day while at Put-in-Bay via Shayne's cell phone. We've tried to post many times, but it would never go through. We're now home (ahhh!) and want to say THANK YOU on behalf of Christi and all of these special kids. We know the money raised by your incredible efforts most likely won't help them, but IT WILL help kids exactly like them in the future as they fight for their lives; hopefully, with much greater changes all because of you and amazing and generous individuals like yourself. Thanks for your amazing work! We've been moved to tears following along today! I'll be updating Christi's site momentarily. Love you!
With gratitude,
the Thomas team Mom (Angela)

7/29/2006 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger nikki the red said...

thank you!

7/29/2006 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hey guys.. Eden and I were just looking over the latest blogs. You are doing such a wonderful job and I am so excited to hear you live just minutes away from us. Eden would love to meet your Doggie!! We can’t wait to meet you and create some wonderful memories.

Love Lisa and Eden

7/29/2006 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger nikki the red said...

i can't wait!

7/29/2006 10:47:00 PM  

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