Thursday, June 26, 2008

Chloe Celebration Giveaway * Win some AWESOME goodies!!!

Please read this story about my Dear Friend Michelle's daughter Chloe. She's such a brave little girl and has become a part of our family through prayer.

As you probably already know, my daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL) last November at the age of 4. She and my family have been through a really rough last 7 months. She has been in the hospital numerous times, she has been really sick, angry, on all kinds of nasty drugs that have increased her apetite, had her physically acting out, had her in bed for weeks, left her with no emotion but sadness and a sense of joylessness.

She was taken out of preschool and because of her illness we were unable to put our 3 year old son in preschool. The doctors worried that the kids would get sick in school and Chloe would end up in the hospital again.

However, today, she went for her weekly doctor's visit and her blood count was at a safe level and she was given the go ahead to begin the next phase of her treatment, which is called "Maintenance." In maintenance, her blood count levels stay significantly higher than they are when she was undergoing the intense treatment that she has been receiving in the first 7 months of her treatment. She will be able to begin Kindergarten and Daniel will be able to start Pre-school. We are really excited!

Chloe will have a bone marrow test on Monday and then she will officially begin her first "course" of Maintenance, which will go on for the next 2 years.

In celebration of Chloe's milestone, I wanted to give-away some goodies for you. Here's the catch ~ Please post HERE a photo that brings you joy when you look at it.

I will pick a random winner on Monday, June 30th.Here is a photo that I love of Chloe that I took at Easter:

And here is the PRIZE you could win. Isn't it GORGEOUS??? Michelle is SOOO generous.

Thank you to all of the people that have been so supportive and have said prayers for Chloe and our family.


Anonymous said...

Sending my love and prayers Chloe's way! I hope everything goes well! The url links my "happy picture"

Suz said...

What a cutie! I've never visited your blog before so now that I know the need I am adding sweet Chloe and her family to my prayer list! I can't imagine how hard it's been to go thru all that but God gives us grace in those times.

Praying He will lay His healing hands on her and she will be healed.

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Congratulations. This is WONDERFUL news and I'm sending all my postitive thoughts out to you and your family.

I love your blog and will definitely be back, thanks for posting on twopeas.

The following is a link to the picture that makes me smile. Our Evie (Peeves, as I call her) was only a few weeks old when this was taken, and she's such a little princess that every time I see this picture it's like an instant smile. Of course, you're daughter's picture was the same way for me... It must be a Hallmark commercial type day.

Thanks for sharing your story and best wishes!

Beth said...

So happy to hear your little Chloe gets to move onto maintenece. P&pT for a full recovery

Unknown said...

I am praying for Chloe! She is so precious. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Heather said...

chloe is just beautiful! i am so happy for you all that she is able to start school. prayers for her continued healing.

i don't know if you've drawn your RAK winner yet, but i have to link a photo after seeing that generous gift pile! this photo is one i took of my kids. we were playing "photo session" and they were enjoying each other.