Saturday, October 29, 2011

My second second birthday

Today is my second second birthday. Two years ago today I was diagnosed with brain cancer and my life was changed forever.
Two years ago I didn't know what would happen next but, I knew that I was going to beat cancer with a positive attitude
Last year I was bald, using a walker to get around and did not expect to graduate on time
This year I have a headful of hair, am walking with hardly any pain, and working on college applications because I will be graduating in June.
It really is incredible how much can change in a year.
Last week I was in New Orleans with the Sunshine Kids on the "Haunted Halloween Getaway" trip. I had such a great time and met so many wonderful people.
We did so much in three days! A carriage tour of the French Quarter, shopping in the French Market, Swamp Tour, Bowling Party, Cemetery tour, the Mortuary haunted house and Mardi Gras World (they build mardi gras Floats.) In between all that, we ate... a lot. The whole experience was fantastic! New Orleans is so different than anywhere I have ever been and I would definetely like to visit again.
Other than that, life has been pretty busy. School, physical therapy, practicing driving, college apps. I can't believe it's almost November!
Time has a funny way of moving fast without anyone even noticing.
Mischief Managed,


  1. Happy 2nd second bday, Sammy! I'm gussing that the photo at the end of your post is a senior pic - stunning :) You have demonstrated remarkable determination time and again, and it has paid off in so many ways. Congrats on being able to have an "on-time" gradution!
    And a happy Halloween to you too!


  2. oops... graduation. Sorry, the teacher in me can't help but correct my mistakes. :)


  3. Sammy,
    It is hard to believe it has been 2 years since this all began for you but I must say you have come through it all with THE BEST, MOST POSITIVE ATTITUDE I have ever seen in anyone! I am so proud of you and so grateful everyday that you are doing well. I LOVE YOU 'LOTS!!!!!!!! :)
    Aunt Katie