From the early days:
|Early days all tubed up - oxygen, ECG and nose tube for NG Feeds|
To the last day of treatment (11 September 2009) stringing the most important bead of all - a purple heart. And wow - what a journey it was!
|Last day of treatment stringing her purple heart bead|
Looking at Bianca today (2 years later or 24 months if you prefer), it is simply amazing just how far she's come:
|Today, a normal 8 year old wearing her more than 1,300 beads of courage!|
It is hard to believe that it was 2 years ago when Bianca finally finished her leukemia treatment after 830 days. Some days it feels like a lifetime ago, some days it feels just like yesterday. I will always have fond memories of the time we planted Bianca's tree (click here to see).
Today we are thankful that Bianca is doing well. We are aware that things can change at any time, but for now, we are just appreciating the blessings we have received.
Classic Hits has this promotion where you can submit a song that has a special meaning to you and the story behind it and then if you are chosen, they play it on a Thursday night. So they waited until this past Thursday to play my special song in honour of Bianca's 2 year anniversary of being off treatment:
Bianca, we are so incredibly proud of you. Of the way you have always faced the challenges with such a positive attitude. You showed us your determination, your love for life and you taught us how to live just for the moment. And one day when you look back at the road you walked, I hope you will know that nothing is impossible. So in celebration of today: