They say that police officers and firefighters are a family. I have never seen such a large, happy, loving family in my life! Talk about brotherhood!
One of the most shocking pieces of information Kevin learned this week, was that he was not going to be able to go to watch Courtney get her head shaved for St. Baldrick’s Day at her school. He was seriously……devastated. Thankfully, modern technology allowed for Kevin & I to watch via Skype. It was amazing to see the outpouring of support from the ‘family.’ Kevin couldn’t be there….but more than 40 of his brothers from various departments in the area stood in his stead to support Courtney in her courageous act. Courtney was able to raise over $3700 for cancer research….there is power in numbers. Thank you to all of you who supported Courtney in this effort.
Courtney was planning to shave her head for St. Baldrick’s Day and donate her hair to Locks of Love. A beautiful, selfless and brave act for a 13 year old Freshman in High School. When life is often all about, “how does my hair look?”
But when we found out on Sunday of this week that Kevin had cancer, the disease that is currently teaching her more about faith, hope and perseverance than she ever could have imagined, her participation in this event certainly took on a different meaning.
Kevin & I are so proud of what she did today. And she looks just gorgeous with her new ‘do!
Kevin enjoyed watching her via Skype even though our feed was pretty pixel-ated. It was clear enough to cause a few tears.
Today was a day of rest for Kevin. He was up for the big head shaving, and a few visitors throughout the day. He walked up and down the hall a few times, but is still having quite a bit of pain and discomfort and when he is medicated well, is very sleepy.
The current plan still involves chemo therapy to begin on Monday. We feel so extremely grateful and blessed by the outpouring of love and support that we have experienced from friends, family and strangers as we are on Day 6 of our journey in the battle of our lives.
As we continue to prepare to keep calm and kick cancer’s ass we hold on to this verse tonight.