Today Charlotte heads to NYC. We have had such a nice time at home, with lots of family time and many swim lessons. She is gaining her strength and confidence back daily!!
On Saturday, Charlotte will be having oral surgery to correct some of the damage done from chemo. She will have teeth extracted, root canals, fillings and a good cleaning to get her mouth back in place.
Monday she will receive the 4th vaccine shot and will be able to head home on Tuesday!!
Lately Charlotte has been asking a lot of questions. Her most recent one that has truly amazed me is “Why did my hair fall out?” Almost like she doesn’t remember the last 2 years of torture. We have always been up front with her about her cancer. NEVER calling it by another name or making it seem like a secret or something that couldn’t/shouldn’t be talked about. I never want her to feel ashamed for what she has been through.
I explained to her that the medicines she received helped kill the cancer by killing the fast growing cells in her body (yes, I realize she may not understand this, but one day she will) and that her hair is one of those. She proceeded with “Which medicine was it? The one I drank or swallowed? Or was it my shots?” I responded with “It was the ones that went into your tubies.” She never gets upset or angry, she genuinely wants to understand. While I want to explain it as best as I can, I struggle to understand. I struggle to believe we have been doing this for two years now. I am in complete awe that Charlotte is still with us today and striving in life, I think many feel the same way including the doctors.
Gods grace and mercy has completely shown through all of this. I believe He will continue to do so in Charlotte’s life
While everything is going in the direction we have been praying for, please continue to do so. So many of our friends have been getting bad news lately. Neuroblastoma is such a nasty disease that returns so easily and can take over in the blink of an eye. Please pray for two of our friends Isla and Gabe who have developed secondary cancers due to the neuroblastoma treatment.
Although our fight seems close to the end, it doesn’t stop. We will continue doing what we can to keep it away. From lifestyle changes, diet, detox, and natural remedies.
Please pray for
A safe trip
An easy surgery
Ease to the anxiety leading up to surgery and her shot
Protection of her health
Praising God for
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Hebrews 11:1 KJV
Rodger Stollery says
Charlotte is handling this so well, and I continue to pray for her and your family each and every day.
Danielle & Teran says
So happy to know all is going well! Our prayers will continue. Lots of love from Texas! 😘
Thank you for sharing your journey with us. She is such a amazing little girl. She has awesome parents as well. You all are such a inspiration to so many. We are praying for all of you. God is so powerful you can definitely see that with what you all have been going through. God bless you all.
Tamera Peter says
Our hearts are happy for you, praying daily for all of you!
joy baker says
Praising and Praying with you. God Bless, Joy Baker
Beth Skaug says
Beautifully written Jaqueline. I am praying for you and your family right now. God is so so good. God is faithful and we can rest in that peace. Love you guys.
Rick Hale says
Thank you for the update. Please know so many in Roswell are praying for you. God bless,
Pastor Rick Hale
Lily Rico says
She looks wonderful and happy in the pics. May God continue healing her body. Your family is a true testimony of God’s work. Love for all of you!
Lena Norton says
Praising Jesus for our Charlotte!!! God is so good!! Praying everyday ❤️
Cheryll Bennett says
Thank you for the wonderful update. So glad you get to come home! Safe and fun travels 🙂
Dee Mason says
Continued prayers for this angel and all of you. May Gods peace and grace continue to lift you up!!
Toni & Meghan from Make-A-Wish says
So inspired by Charlotte and her grace! She is one special little girl. Hoping we can get back on track with her wish soon!
Brenda Johnson says
Charlotte looks so happy and healthy! And I’m so happy to read the encouraging update you’ve given us! Thank you for continuing to be such an inspiration. I rejoice and praise God with you for All the answered prayers and I’ll keep praying for Charlotte and your family every day with these most recent needs and any and all others.
Wendy, Scott and Ellerie says
Our friend Mary Pat sends us your updates. We are so happy to hear all is well and continue to keep Charlotte in our thoughts. Maybe one day our amazing “no more cancer” kids can play together. Love and hugs and strength!