One of the things that always keeps me positive is knowing that my family and friends will always be there for us, no matter what. From letting us stay at their house when ours flooded (thanks Dave, Lisa, and AG!), to watching Caroline when we have to go to Dr. appointments, the outpouring of support has been tremendous. Well now my family back in Iowa is putting on a walk titled, “Walk Ahead of Cancer”. Do I have a great family or what?
The walk is going to start at 9:00 AM on June 15th at Swan Lake State Park, in my hometown of Carroll, IA. The is a 3.8 mile loop around Swan Lake which everyone will be walking and if you finish you get a free A&W hurricane…a hurricane is A&W’s equivalent of Dairy Queen’s blizzard. I actually used to work at both A&W and Swan Lake while I was in high school. I don’t want to talk bad about either one, but let’s just say one was the worst job I’ve ever had! Hint, it involved cutting railroad ties without power tools 🙂
I know most of you are probably not going to be able to attend, and honestly I’m not even sure if I am going to be able to make it. If you are not able to attend, donations can be made payable to Walk Ahead of Cancer, c/o United Bank, 609 N. Clark St., Carroll, IA 51401 or online at http://www.youcaring.com/ChadMosman. I want to stress that all the money collected will go towards brain cancer research. Below is the official guide to the event.
In other news I got the second infusion of ippy and nivo a week ago on Monday. So far really no adverse side effects. Everything going really well so far. Next infusion is a week from Monday, and that also includes an MRI where we’ll be able to see what is going on in my head. After that is another infusion of ippy and nivo, in 3 weeks on June 2nd. Then they remove the ippy, and just get nivo going forward every 2 weeks.
Thanks everyone for your continued thoughts and prayers!