...here's my card...I took the sketch and flipped it...I used Cosmo Cricket's Upcycle and their NEW Glubers...I grabbed some of my favorite scrap fabric from Camryn's dress and of course a great sentiment sticker from SRM. I LOVE how it all came together! I just really love it!!!
...for the last year our family has been praying for a miracle...and recently we actually got it...in February when my dad had his MRI...the results weren't good...the tumor was back and growing more rapidly than the doctors had hoped...in three days he had port put in and was receiving a drug called Avastin...a drug that we knew was his last "hope"...we were also told that if this drug didn't work he only had weeks to live...we were all just devastated...but we couldn't give up HOPE and we needed to believe in miracles now more than ever...so my dad started his treatments in addition to his one week on/one week off of chemo...and last week we drove back to Spokane and finally got to look at the latest MRI scans...
...I know its hard to tell if you don't know what you are looking at...the scan on the left is from February...and the scan on the right is from April...on the left in the center you see something that looks like an upside down triangle...just to the left of that you can see a black circle...that black circle is where my dad's original tumor was removed...where it has grown back 3x in the last year...underneath that you will see some white space that is called enhancement that is actually the tumor growing again...this time farther into the brain...reaching very close to his spinal fluid...now if you look at the scan on the right it appears that ALL OF THE ENHANCEMENT is GONE!
...the Radiologist was SHOCKED...as well as my dad's team of doctors...my dad will continue with these Infusions every other week along with his Chemo...because it's working...when we were told my dad had 15 months to live I thought I wasn't going to be able to live another day myself...he's going on 14.5 months right now...fighting every single day...he is the true meaning of the word FIGHTER...even when he feels like crap...he doesn't let it get the best of him...I've seen him at many stages in the last year...where both physically and mentally he's exhausted...I hate seeing what Brain Cancer is doing to him...I hate what it's taking away from him...but I'm so proud of him...his courage...his will to fight a disease that is said to be the deadliest form of Brain Cancer...he has always been my HERO...when I was younger he taught me to fight for what I believed in...and what I wanted...now that I'm an adult he's showing me how to fight for your life...a fight that we have no control over...but a fight that you can't give up on...I love you dad!