Joanna at The Fifty Factor has invited us to join her in a Summer Seven, a list of 7 off-the-top-of-our-head happenings of summer. As exciting as I know you would find my summer happenings, I want to update you on the summer of someone else who has had a very eventful summer Several of you have asked me about Addison, the now 7 year old son of my daughter's friend who was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was 5, in April, 2010. Addison has completed 16 months of chemo and still has 22 months left to go until he is cured. Addison's new motto is "I don't have time for cancer". Here are 7 of his many summer activities that show how true his motto is.
He was named the Leukemia Society's Boy of the year. With this title he has participated in numerous fund raising activities and speaking engagements. Addison is an actor who takes these events seriously and performs them perfectly.
Hiking with his family
Taking a little rest follow a fundraising "wellness walk".
There are good days and bad days and fatigue comes easily due to the disease and the medication.
Taking his sister, Madelene, to Asthma Camp.
Participating in the "survivor lap" of a local Relay for Life cancer fundraiser.
All of these picture are from Addison's Facebook page "Help Addison Kick This Thing" which has over 1000 followers.
It is amazing to see how far Addison has come since the early days following his diagnosis and the beginning of his treatment.
Please keep this amazing and brave little boy and his family in your thoughts and prayers.