Saturday, February 19, 2011

They say it's your birthday, WELL IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TOO YAH

I can't believe how fast these past few weeks have gone. So much has happened, I don't even know where to begin, I guess I'll just write as it comes to me.

Yesterday was my 17th birthday! I had a very nice relaxed day at home and dinner at Famous Dave's BBQ. Earlier this week I got my drivers permit because I am starting driver's ed on Wednesday. Mom took me to drive in an empty parking lot. Man, it is HARD, there is so much to focus on and the view is way different than in the passenger's seat. I'm kinda nervous but also really excited to learn to drive. Watch out world, here I come.

The past couple weeks have had their ups and downs. I've had some trouble with my leg and have been fighting a sinus cold off and on, but the last few days I have been feeling a lot better and walking a lot better. Now I only use the cane at school or if I am doing a lot of walking.

The best news of all came this past Friday. I was asked to be a spokeskid for the Sunshine Kids , the organization responsible for my Orlando trip.

"The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. Established in 1982, we are committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients. The Sunshine Kids provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America."

March 6th- 9th I will be in San Diego at a convention for the Sunshine Kids. I am thrilled and so honored that I was chosen to be one of the 4 2011 spokeskids.

I can't believe that I almost forgot to share the absolute best news.
I AM GRADUATING ON TIME IN 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to do is take 2 classes over the summer, but otherwise I have the right credits in the right places to be able to graduate. I am so happy that I will get to move on with my life and not stay stuck in high school for an extra year. I can not express my elation when I figured this out, I was (and am) over the moon happy.
Mischief Managed,

September 25, 2011
Is the date for the 2011 RUN OF HOPE benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund at Seattle Children's Hospital (AKA the people who saved my life and many more)

Get ready to fundraise because I want Sammy's Blobslayers to be the biggest highest earning team at this year's run/walk.

More information to come.


  1. I just love you make me smile.

  2. A more perfect person could not have been selected as a Sunshine Kids spokes kid!! Your smile always reminds me of SUNSHINE!! We sure could use some sunshine about now!