Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dave Sheffield, our amazing controller in our office, took upon the task of designing a website for Nick. We asked him to do this as we are getting more and more involved in various fundraising and awareness events and thought a website could post all the volumes of information in one spot. Please visit and learn more about:
  • Country Music Marathon
  • Team Beyond Cancer
  • Team Sarcoma
  • Relay for Life (link to view Nick's DVD)
  • Charity Softball Tournament
Thanks, Dave, for your hard work - it looks fantastic!

Nick is finally starting to feel a little bit better; I think he caught Kelsey's vicious cold virus and with his new normal white blood cell count of 4, it takes him twice as long to recover. Kelsey is still on the mend after week two. We took him to the doctor last week to see what was up with his extreme fatigue and they discovered a low glucose level. Could be from a poor diet or possibly his pancreas hasn't bounced back 100%, or a gazillion other things from having such brutal chemo and radiation treatments. His next scan is on April 1st so please keep him in your prayers. He's looking at ONE YEAR of remission!!!!!!

We all went up to Boise, Idaho to watch NCAA men's basketball games and we had a blast! The marathon training has been rough, to say the least. Lee is now the only family member that has stayed the course.

The fund raising has been incredibly successful due to the amazing network of friends of Jennie & Dean Magnesen, pulling in over $10,000!!!!! A special thank you to Colin Fryer, of Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, Utah - he sponsored Nick and his teammates "Team Beyond Cancer" as well as an extremely generous gift for the marathon. Jennie and I still tear up when we talk about his generosity and the effect his gifts will have on the young adult cancer survivor community and childhood cancer research. Amazing.

I'll post after April 6th when we meet with Dr. Chen.

With love,


PS: Nick got an "A" on his last English paper!

1 comment:

Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Lori and family,
I write this from Portugal via Spain with prayers on my heart for Nick. One memory that gives me renewed hope is seeing a symbol (in the castle of Seville) of two marble columns with the words in Latin which said "Somewhere Beyond". There is a cure "somewhere beyond" and I give thanks for your efforts and the generousity of your friends and family. There is a purpose "somewhere beyond" and I am proud of Nick's efforts to participate in marathons and get "A's" in school. There is a perfect love "somewhere beyond" and I will pray for continued health for Nick. Love, aunt Chris