Saturday, July 29, 2006

[We’re up to $922!! Please Sponsor Me! I’d really really really like to reach $1000!!!!]

[Nikki says, PLEASE im me!!! pookielocksgirl I'm getting tired!]

A message from Bill Hooker, the husband of Cat, the matron of the Blogathon: “I work in a research lab whose primary focus is the MYC gene family, including N-myc in development and neuroblastoma. The experiments I am doing this week, in fact, are designed to figure out whether the N-myc gene is read into one or two proteins in various cellular contexts. Although our lab works on developmental as well as cancer models, our long-term goal is an understanding of MYC genes that will help us to improve cancer treatment. It's a powerful motivator for me to be reminded of the patients waiting for that treatment.”

Courageous Connor Gerber [Post #28 11 PM]

Connor was diagnosed a couple of days after his 4th birthday he had several rounds of chemo but the docters told us that they could no longer do anything for him and he was given 12months max of survival, we as his parents could not accept that and heard via a friend of Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, we corresponded immeidately and was asked for a deposit of $350 000, started 1 week before Christmas last year with fundraising and arrived in New York on the 23rd of May, Since arriving in New York Connor has had 2 high doses of chemotherapy that he has never had, a broviac line was put in also something he has never had use to get his chemo through a normal IV, will be having a week of scans and test next week and operated soon afterwards to remove his main tumour.

Please visit Connor at myself and my husband will do anything to save our little warrior for we are just waiting for his miracle to happen. Thank you for supporting us and other families out there who is also fighting this horrible disease.

Nikki’s Notes: Connor's smile is AMAZING and it just melts my heart. In that picture, he's going through so much pain, yet he has a grateful smile! Praise God for bringing us Connor!!! Stop by his site and show him some love!!


Blogger Lisa said...

We have been following Connor's story and he is such a sweet little man!

While Eden and i were looking over all the pictures on the blog i was explaining to her what you were doing and how you were doing it. She asked if she could stay up all night too and if it would help raise money?? and of course she made me cry like she always does with her very kind heart. It was so hard to look into her eyes and say no but she is going to be a part of a special program at church in the morning and we cant have her falling asleep in the

7/29/2006 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger nikki the red said...

awwww! eden is just awesome!

7/29/2006 11:26:00 PM  

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