Monday, March 3, 2008

Treatment 7 to a Cure!

Hello Everyone,

We just got back from U of M and everything went well. Blood numbers are still improving.

We are planning to go see our Ohio State University doctor on March 24th to determine the next phase of treatments. We are hopeful that the Rituxan treatments will be sufficient to get me into Complete Remission, so I can start the Stem Cell transplant. But, we know that the probabilities are low this will happen. We can still pray for it!

I am going to be starting a “Random Acts of Kindness” posting, so, look for in the next few days! I decided to do this because many wonderful people have respond with dinners, rides, having the kids over, snow shoveling, staying with me at treatment, gifts, phone calls, emails, cards, and most important prayers. It amazes me how small acts of kindness like these have a huge impact in my life and my family’s life. So, keep a look out for the “Random Acts of Kindness” posting.

One last important item for those who are in the Novi Community School District, please consider attending the Novi Educational Foundation “Green Gala 2008” this coming Saturday, March 8th at 7:00 pm held at the Rock Financial Showplace. I am a trustee for the NEF and we have the annual fundraiser to support the teacher grants and scholarships we issue each school year. You can purchase tickets by calling: 248-449-1206 and please just ask to purchase “Green Gala” tickets. You can find more information at the NCSD website: http://www.novi.k12.mi.us/default.aspx

Hope to see you there!

Until we meet again,

Gary

2 comments:

San, Gus, & Nico said...

Gary, great blog, thanks for keeping us in the loop, especially those of us working/living abroad. You have so much positive energy that in our conversations and e-mails we have no idea how you are doing other than you sound great. You are in our prayers, everone here including Sandra, Nicholas, myself, and the TierConnect and CodeRoad gang.

Is this blog iPhone friendly?, I'll find out soon. :)

Anonymous said...

Gary,
We sure admire you postive attitude and strength!
Our friend, John Mullins, is a volunteer for Team in Training - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He is running the Bayshore Race in Traverse City on May 24th. John and I just made a contribution to him in your honor. Your name will proudly be displayed on his
t-shirt for the marathon.
Keep your spirit up! We have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
John, Karen, Ben & Nicholas Wilson