About Us

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.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Logan Update: 12/2/10

Cycle 4 is now underway, though it got started about 12 hours later than initially intended because Logan's pee wasn't clear enough to proceed until 6:30 AM today. (Sorry, sometimes laymans terms are gross!)

Delay aside, he had a nice day. When I arrived he was cheerfully practicing his step-climbing and bowling skills with the physical therapist. Once their session wrapped, he was eager to get into my bag and deliver the gingerbread cookie he'd requested to Molly. She's become a chosen one of sorts, and he's currently well on his way toward wrapping her around his little finger with a patented combination of charming smiles, laughs, funny conversations about garden burgers and gifts. One of his favorite activities of the day involved driving one of those egg-shaped self-propelled Fred Flintstone cars around the ward, beeping and grinning like mad every time he passed by the nurses' station. I'm biased, but it really was totally adorable.

Other activities of the day included the creation of two paper Christmas trees, complete with plenty of glitter glue, a few rounds of Connect Four, lots of car-related games, and in general, lots of moving around. He didn't eat much but still maintained a good energy level (well, until he conked out for a few hours in the afternoon, that is) and said he didn't want to just stay in his room. It was the first day in quite a while that he didn't seem interested in TV, which was great.

So anyway, that's the update for the day. It was a good day for him, a slightly tougher day for me. My ankles wound up pretty badly swollen, but I dealt.

Thank you for your continued prayers for complete healing and for another great cycle. I appreciate and thank God for every single one of you.


  1. Thinking of you guys....loving that Logan smile!

  2. Love the picture - he will have all those nurses wrapped around his finger. Continuing to pray for healing for Logan, and less swollen ankles for you. ((hugs and prayers))

  3. I am happy he had such a good first day. I hope that this sets the tone for this cycle, and he's out of there as soon as possible.


  4. Praying that there are plenty more good days.

  5. thinking of and praying for you guys every single day. spreading the word and everyone is more than happy to say a prayer for you. our hearts break for you and your family all the time and i can't wait to hear about the good things to come.