|Eli at the Huntsville clinic.|
Eli had a regular clinic lab check yesterday. He had a rough start to the week following the top of the cycle last weekend, but he is doing some better. He was dehydrated yesterday, so we had to stay for fluids. Really struggling with eating and drinking, and we just don’t know how to do more than we already do for that. I was literally sitting here typing, and watching the clock to call to him every 10 minutes to “take a drink.” Sure, I could sit right beside him and put it in his mouth,
|He was the first to get to sign the poster.|
|Getting Ready for Superhero Fun Day.|
For my internship, when I was at Auburn, I worked as a sports reporter for the local newspaper and covered high school football and got to do some Auburn football sidelines stuff. It wasn’t my thing, but it was an interesting experience - high school press boxes are very interesting. I went along with the main reporter a few times and mostly what I remember about him is how he stuffed all the pockets of his jacket with cookies from the hospitality table. And, he wasn’t trying to hide it. He shared with me what schools had the best tables, and what his favorite choice was for pocket cuisine. His girlfriend also worked at the paper in the circulation department, and she was very protective of “Fwank.” His name was Frank, but she spoke with a heavy speech impediment. She was a bit bigger than me, and she had a lazy eye, so it was difficult to have a conversation with her just because of those distractions. I quickly became aware that she was jealous of my Friday night games with Fwank. I became aware because she flat out told me she had a
|Getting ready for Auburn football!|
|Watching the game, but really playing with cars (of course they|
had to be dumped out to find the ONE.
|This is Eli just a day or so after his first brain surgery in|
January 2012. He received this from then National
Championship Auburn Coach Gene Chizick.
I caught on to football pretty easily for some reason, which is pretty weird. And, I’m no expert or anything, and only know enough to enjoy the game, but I’m a football newby, really. Where I went to school (k-12), we didn’t have a football team, and my dad didn’t really watch sports, but he read about all of it in the news (he was a newspaper junkie) so that he could keep up and be abel to have a conversation about it if he needed to. So, I was just never really exposed to being a spectator. It wasn’t until I was at Auburn, my junior year even, that I was first exposed to football at all. Vic went to Tennessee and while he was there did not even know they had a football team. Seriously. He said
|This summer he received this from Auburn Coach Malzahn.|
We are gearing up for September, which is Childhood Cancer month, and getting ready for Superhero Fun Day on the 13th. I would like to encourage everyone to wear Superhero garb to work or school on the 12th and get ready to share pictures for us to see. And, take the reigns and do something special on that day at your work or
|Some precious Auburn students were able|
to get this football signed by the players.
It’s tough to be working so hard for something like the Superhero Fun Day, feeling like you are being proactive, like you are doing something that matters, then hear about yet another family in our community that lost their little boy, and another family somewhere who received news of medulloblastoma relapse. I am heart-heavy for these families, and all who are toe to toe with Darkness today. Please, pray the family of Will, that they find comfort in the escape provided by our Creator, and for Karis’s family as they begin a difficult journey.
|Eli enjoys looking at the pictures of Mustangs posted on his|
FB page. This is a picture of him looking at a picture
sent to him of the first 2015 coming
off the line at Flat Rock.