|Dinner with the fam!|
Sunday, March 20, 2011
PAY IT FORWARD
Well the past few days have been a bit dicey as Christian hasn’t been feeling great or eating that well. I am assuming it is due to the new dose of chemotherapy that he received last Tuesday. However he is getting better with his needles and oral medicines despite that fact that he doesn’t like them. We did a dressing change last night for his central line which he wasn’t crazy about but was made a tad easier to get through as I had found some Star Wars Mr. Potato head’s earlier on in the day. Christian had great fun changing them up and having battles within the potato head clan.
On April 4th from 5 -9 pm we are going to be hosting a bone marrow registration event in Christians honour. We have been so honoured with the blessings that we have received from the community that we would like to PAY IT FORWARD by hosting this event. At this time in his treatment Christian does not need stem cells (bone marrow) but there are many other children with cancer, and sick people in general, who do need these donations. The event is a computer registration social being held at Chris’ school, AE Bowers, on Monday evening (April 4th). If you live nearby please come by the school for a visit and honour Christian’s battle with cancer by registering yourself as a donor. You could potentially save someone else’s life.
We will have some light refreshments’, display Christians slide show and children are most definitely welcome! The registration itself takes 10 minutes and involves answering some questions, filling out a short medical yes/no questionnaire and leaving your contact information. Everything is done on the computer and is completely confidential. A representative from One Match (our national and international bone marrow registration service) will contact you and mail a swab kit to your house. You simply swab your cheek with a Q-tip like device and put it back in the mail in the postage paid package provided by Onematch. It is that simple. The best bone marrow donors are young males from 17-30 but anybody can register if you are between the ages of 17-50, you could be somebody’s 10 out of 10 match so register today!!!
Our goal as a family to is get 1000 registrants by the June 30th, 2011. Even though this event is being held locally we are challenging anybody who lives out of Airdrie to host his or her own event. Even if it is just 2 or 3 friends getting together for coffee and then registering together online. Then we need people to return to this blog site or our Facebook page and let us know how many people have registered so we can keep track on the blog. Check back often to see what the count is. Outside of our own event we will pay homage to anybody else who hosted an event where more than one person registered. So get your own party going! Make sure to send pictures so I can post them on the blog.
So for now our focus is on getting as many people as possible to come out to the event on April 4th or please register on your own. If you look to the right hand side of the blog we have put a link to the OneMatch website. Click on the link and follow it to the registration section.
Last night we took Christian out for a quiet dinner with my mom, dad, Norman and Margie to the golf course here in Airdrie. He loved having everybody’s attention and even did some dancing for the staff and other diners! It was priceless.