Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Travel Log

Mom here - we got back late last night from a family trip (4 days) for fun to New York. The kids had never been there and with Nick having a break from chemo, I thought it would be a nice treat to see NY at Christmas time.

We went to see the NY Islanders play (our local Utah Grizzlies are the farm team for them)compliments of Adrian Denny from the Grizzlies; our seats were center ice and 8 rows up in the middle section, right behind the visiting team. I specifically wanted this game because none other than the Penguins, and yes, SID the KID Crosby, were there much to Nick's pure delight. It was fantastic to see him put the pieces together that the Penguins were playing. We saw Crosby score, the Penguins won and we saw a marriage proposal. We had a great time riding the subway and train, too.

Then we went and saw the Lion King on Broadway - spectacular! To top off our trip, we all went skating at Rockefeller Center, with the tree lit and Christmas music playing. We'll get some pictures posted soon.

Great time!

Now we are literally on our way to the airport to catch a flight to Boston. We have a meeting with an ENT surgeon at Children's Hospital of Boston at 7:30 a.m. (sheesh!) and then with Dr.'s Albritton and Grier at Dana Farber at 11:30. We fly home tomorrow night with our first official 2nd opinion.

Then, we finally can concentrate on Christmas shopping! Our next trip is back to NY on the 26th for a meeting with Dr. Wexler on the 27th for our second official 2nd opinion.

More to follow later!



Obsessedwithlife said...

Good luck with everything! I'm happy NY was lots of fun!

Dr. Albritton is awesome. We met when I spoke at a national COG event and have corresponded since!


Navitha said...

Dear Nick,

My name is Navitha Nava Vinoba and I am a 24 year old Malaysian girl. I am currently a volunteer in this centre called Irah Home of healing. I am writing to you with the faith in my heart that you will spare some time and visit this heavenly place called IRAH-Home of healing (www.irah-healing.com).

IRAH is an alternative self-healing and self realization centre, originally incepted for the promotion and practice of healing for the elevation of suffering brought about by disease. Since then, IRAH has evolved into an important focal point for the wholesome elevation of the human spirit. The primary goal of this centre is to help mankind rid of all forms of disease be it physical, mental or emotional, and thus open the doors to a life full of joy, peace and bliss. The healing sessions are completely free of charges as it is a non-profit organisation.It is also recognised by the Ministry of Health. The founder of this heavenly place is new age healer K.Hari.

To witness first hand people getting cured from all kinds of diseases, couples being able to mend their relationship and lead the perfect marital life, individuals who never had a decent meal in years are now living a wealthy lifestyle, children who were suffering in their studies are scoring straight A’s in their exams and many more miracles has given me such great joy and a sense of serenity. The pure bliss comes from knowing that I am a part of God’s wonderful plan to uplift the human spirit.

However, there are still many people out there who are in the dark about this New-Age Healing. The awareness that diseases such as cancer, tumour, leukaemia, and diabetes and so on can be cured merely by a few healing sessions will definitely be an eye-opener for a lot of people. After being a volunteer here, it is evident that “Faith Sees the Invisible Believes the Unbelievable and Achieves the Impossible”. Please help me pass this message around as it will make a huge difference in the lives of many.

I would really appreciate it if you could spare just 5 minutes of your time to visit the official website of IRAH-Home of healing (www.irah-healing.com). Thank you so much for reading my letter. God Bless.

Love Always,

Unconditional Love

Chris Ulvin said...

Merry Christmas Lori and family,
I can't imagine what gifts you'll be able to buy that will be better than the wonderful memories you created in NY. May love, peace, and joy - the gifts given by Jesus - be abundant under your Christmas tree.
Love from aunt Chris