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A Child's Battle for a Normal Life--no news is good news!

It’s been nearly 10 weeks since I’ve posted here, and that’s a very good thing, in Tessa’s world! With really minor exceptions, she continues to get a little bit stronger, and her immune system continues to build, every day. 346 more words

Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency

Hope is Real ! World Cancer Day , 4 Feb 2016

Rewind back to Oct 2011.

I enter this building in Apollo Hospital , Hyderabad,India for an injection.
On the building I see ‘Apollo Cancer Hospital’ 1,111 more words

Fifteen Minute Phone Call

We’ve made it to week 4! HUA!

This past Sunday I received the much awaited week four phone call! It was such an emotional call. I was at his Dad’s and Step Mom’s house when he called actually! 620 more words


'Looks okay'.

Test results are a big deal, especially when they can show definitively whether there is ‘active Leukaemia’ in a person who’s had a Bone Marrow Transplant to get rid of the potentially deadly cells. 174 more words

Kate Carlyle

Sharing it around.

Writing about my experiences is an interesting experience in itself. The majority of people are very encouraging (many suggesting over the years that ‘there’s a book in it’). 237 more words

Kate Carlyle


We’ve made it to week two! Whew! I’ve noticed that it helps not paying much attention to the actual weeks and just take it one day at a time. 461 more words


Kicking the Chocks

Why I Joined

After I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2014, the thought of spending more money and years going for a Masters was unappealing compared to the notion of gaining working experience and practically using my Bachelors. 1,150 more words

Air Force