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Kaedyn Having Summer Fun

Kaedyn’s appointment yesterday 7/1 at Shands went really well. He didn’t budge when they drew his blood. He laughed and said it didn’t hurt. He got 5 shots because his new immune system needs protection and he cried just a tiny bit. His nurses were celebrating how tough he is.
And did I mention blood work is perfect!!! We go back in 3 months.

Kaedyn is loving this beautiful summer and all the great things we do. He is one happy little boy. He loves to do things like swimming, looking for creatures, taking walks and watching movies. We enjoy the beauty of nature everyday and we never take the simple things for granted.

Thank you for remembering to pray for him and all the little children dealing with cancer and other childhood illnesses.

Love,
Shelsie

Kaedyn Has a New Cousin

Kaedyn is doing great and has an appointment at Shands the first week of July. Please pray his blood work is wonderful and reflects all donor cells.

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks. Kaedyn has a new cousin named Juliet. She is a week old today, and he already loves her very much. I am trying to post photos that show him holding her and the expressions are priceless on his face.

Mommy is checking out preschools for Kaedyn to attend in August. He will be in a four year old PK class. Kaedyn has gone along and toured the schools also. He has a favorite because it has such an awesome playground. Imagine that! He is playing and seems to be enjoying life in such an incredible way! We are happy to watch him play and catch frogs and lizards which he loves doing.

I’m having a issues with posting pictures on the blog this evening, but I will keep trying.

Please keep praying for him as we know you do. Also pray for his little friend Ayden who is trying very hard to beat brain cancer and just had surgery.

Thanks for keeping up with Kaedyn’s progress and we will let you know how his upcoming appointment goes.

Love and Hugs,
NanNan

Blessed Weekend

Thank you all for caring about these children. We love you and appreciate your hard work to make the Dance Marathon such a success! Kaedyn, Shelsie and NanNan were blessed and honored to be with each of you this weekend.
 
Stood up for 26.2 hours with our miracle child and Will and raised a total of $1.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network = a very successful Dance Marathon at the University of Florida.
Photo: Stood up for 26.2 hours with our miracle child and Will and raised a total of $1.5 million for Children's Miracle Network = a very successful Dance Marathon

Kaedyn at the UF Dance Marathon

Thank you for being the best family captain Max!
You are an awesome young man and we enjoyed our weekend with you so much.
 
Thank you Dance Marathon at UF for giving me the opportunity to form a special friendship over a year ago. DM has impacted so many lives of children and I thank you all for what you have done. Each and everyone of you has had a part in making miracles happen and this special guy is really one true miracle and the reason why I participate in Dance Marathon.  
Photo: Thank you Dance Marathon at UF for giving me the opportunity to form a special friendship over a year ago. DM has impacted so many lives of children and I thank you all for what you have done. Each and everyone of you has had a part in making miracles happen and this special guy is really one true miracle and the reason why I participate  in Dance Marathon.

One Year Later

This time last year Kaedyn was almost one month post bone marrow transplant. This Easter holiday we feel thankful and blessed as we look at him and see the results of people everywhere who pleaded and prayed for a donor to come through, and prayed for our sweet boy to have enough strength to survive the entire process. We won’t ever forget how the staff at Shands talked and prepared us for everything he had to go through. They were right there helping us deal with every tough moment, but also celebrated with us as good things happened.
I think about our risen Savior and how He carried our family through many days as we didn’t have the strength to do it ourselves. The verse in Isaiah 40:29 clearly defines how we made it through those dark days.
“He gives power to the faint, and to them that have no might He increases strength.”
We can make it when we look to the Son and place our faith and hope in Him! 
Candy Yost Hill's photo.
Candy Yost Hill's photo.

Results Are In

Shelsie received the results from Kaedyn’s bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap. It seems he has all donor cells and no Leukemia cells. Wow!  We feel blessed and happy.
Thank you for awesome and wonderful prayers for this special little guy. Everything seemed fine, but the confirmation from the Doctor is such sweet assurance when it involves a serious illness. 
Photo: Shelsie just got the results from Kaedyn's bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap.  He is all donor cells and no Leukemia cells are hiding.  Wow!<br />
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Getting Ready for School

Mommy’s handsome guy. Always working on school stuff so he will be ready for Pre-K in August.
Photo: Mommy's handsome guy. Always working on school stuff so he will be ready for pre-K in August.
 
My little lifesavers at the beach yesterday.
Photo: My little lifesavers...
 
 

All Smiles

 
 

Celebration for Healthy Cells

Yah!!!! Happy Birthday Nan Nan and 1 year Post Transplant Kaedyn.  Today 3/22 is post one year trasplant date and a celebration in Kaedyn’s life.  Please continue praying for him and pray the bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap he will have Friday will be painless and have great results.  Thank you so much. 
 
 Beautiful day with my boys at the beach yesterday.

Photo: Yah!!!! Happy Birthday Nan Nan and 1 year Post Transplant Kaedyn

 

Mommy Loving On Kaedyn Prior to Surgery

Although this was a happier surgery Kaedyn still had to be put under and Mommy is trying her best to help him feel comfortable and not scared.  A Mother’s love is priceless.

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