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Our family of 6 (dad Adam, mom Sherry, big sister Abby and little brothers Isaac and Brady -- who was born on December 14, 2010) joined the ranks of pediatric cancer fighters when our 4-year old son Logan was diagnosed with a dangerous and highly malignant form of brain cancer in mid-August 2010. Logan's cancer journey began abruptly on Sunday, August 15, when his right eye suddenly turned inward during dinner. Twenty-four hours later, we were checking into Children's Hospital Oakland and finding out that life sometimes takes you places you'd never, ever imagine yourself going.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I've cried so many tears today that my eyes are nearly swollen shut and Heaven knows that I'm physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted, but I simply could not go to bed without posting one more time.

When I've asked for prayers for very specific things over the course of the past four months, they've been answered. I asked for recovery during the infamous cycle two, and it began not even 45 minutes later, much to everyone's surprise. I asked for Logan to be home on Thanksgiving, and although it wasn't exactly as I'd imagined, he was. I asked for Logan to be home for Brady's birth, and he was, even if once again, it wasn't as I'd wanted. I asked that he avoid fevers during cycle 3 and be home until the start of cycle 4, and he was. That all shows that God hears our prayers for my little sunshine.

So now I'm coming back to you again with yet more requests (and honestly, I could think of hundreds of requests, so I'm trying to pare down a bit) for the next 10 days. I've said before that I just want him home for Christmas, but given what's happened with respect to me failing to be specific enough, I want to expand on that: I want Logan to be home for Christmas long enough to actually enjoy the season a little. I want him to be able to have fun, to feel well and to enjoy the holiday with his family as any 4-year old boy should be able to do. So in short, please pray for healing if there's merely mucositis involved, and more healing if there's an infection at play. Pray against the fevers that are plaguing him (it was still 103 as of this evening). Pray for his energy level to rebound and his pain to dissipate. And pray for him to be able to join us all at home again very, very soon: Not at the last second of Christmas Eve, not on Christmas Day, but SOONer. I feel selfish and weird for asking for something so specific, but my heart cries out for it.

It's not that I want to be impatient with whatever it is that God is doing. It's that I want my child to be able to have fun this time of year. He loves Christmas and all of the stories and sparkles that go along with it, and he DESERVES to be able to celebrate them with his family, bar none. It breaks my heart to think of him at CHO on 12/25, particulary since if he were there, he'd be on contact precautions thanks to the fever, so he wouldn't be allowed to see any of his siblings. It would break all of their little hearts, and to be blunt, we've all suffered a bit too much heartache lately. I know God hears our prayers, and I want to be certain that this one goes up in droves. I'm not setting a date, per se, just asking that it be a few days before Christmas and that he feel well.

And as always, please continue to pray for complete and permanent healing of his cancer.

Thank you all and good night.


  1. Your family deserves this.
    Praying that Logan is home for the holidays,
    and we all get what we are asking for him!

  2. Your family deserves to have a safe and happy holiday with Logan at home with you all I mean.
    I also wanted to say I hope you are feeling stronger today and that little Brady is thriving!

  3. One of the things I love about your writing is your brutal honesty. I love that I can check your latest post and earnestly cry out to God for the specific desires of your heart and immediate needs in Logan's current course of treatment. Of course I know that God already knows all of it, but I appreciate the guidance. Praying for no fever, reduced pain, increased energy, and the entire Wight Family spending the Christmas Holy Days and those surrounding them under one roof. I pray for renewal of your body and your spirit as you deal with post-partum issues on top of every other plate you are currently spinning in the air. I pray always for complete healing of Logan's cancer. Please feel a hug as God stretches His arms from Heaven and reaches in to cradle you in His lap. You are an amazing woman! Goodnight.

  4. I hope Logan gets this. Really hoping.