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.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


We've been remarkably blessed as a family when it's come to avoiding illness since Logan's diagnosis. And it truly has been remarkable with 3-then-4 children, including one in public school, a 2-year old who is out and about with fair frequency, hundreds of treks right past the oft-packed Emergency Department at CHO, and now, a young baby.

But it seems that our 'luck' has run out. Abby was off-kilter all week long with a runny nose and some mild congestion; she was crankier than usual and skipped a lot of her usual activities, including dance and extended post-school playtime at the park. She woke up in the middle of the night yesterday -- right as I was typing out my last entry, in fact -- screaming that her ear hurt. Ear infection was my immediate diagnosis as Dr. Mom, and I felt awful for her, since I had one myself a few years ago and know precisely how terribly painful they can be. She finally settled after I gave her some Children's Tylenol and a warm washcloth. I took her to see Dr. H yesterday morning. He couldn't see her eardrum because of waxy build-up, but took a listen to her chest and diagnosed a fairly severe case of bronchitis. (It always makes me feel just sooo competent as a parent when one of my kids goes to the pediatrician to address one ailment and he finds another one that should otherwise have been as obvious as a hot pink sheep in the middle of a field of white ones. But I digress.) So she's now on antibiotics, and is our Landmine #1.

Number 2 surfaced when I got home with Abby post-appointment and saw how horribly congested Isaac had become overnight. The poor little thing was just miserable, with dark circles under glassy eyes, drippy nose and congestion. Since he's a self-respecting 2 and a half year old, he's still been in go go go mode, but he's markedly more tired and certainly not himself.

So yes: Our two healthy, non-immunocompromised children are now sick, which means that the two vulnerable ones are at risk. On one hand, I feel the extra protection of God's hand on Logan and Brady; after all, when exposed to germs you'd think they'd be the first ones to be affected, but they weren't. For now.

On this rainy Sunday, I ask that you pray that Logan and Brady will remain healthy despite Abby and Isaac's illnesses. Logan's MRI is in two days, and he can't have it if he's congested or otherwise sick. It would be frustrating at best to experience a delay at this point in the process.

Thank you for keeping us in prayer and for lifting up our needs to God.


  1. Praying for a quick recovery for Abby and Isaac, and for protection from illness for Logan and Brady. (As well as continued prayer for the MRI, and for you and Adam to feel God's presence and peace.) (((hugs)))

  2. Sending get well soon vibes for Abby and Isaac and praying that Logan and Brady are spared. Sending up extra prayers for a clear MRI in a few days....{{{HUGS}}}

  3. Will pray that Isaac and Abby get over this congestion and ear infection quickly and that Logan and Brady stay infection-free. I've had Logan's MRI on my mind so much lately and am praying for the results to be better than good! Praying you'll feel God's nearness each day, Sherry.

  4. I'm still out here and on Team Logan. And Abby, and Isaac, and Brady, and Sherry, and Adam...and everyone else who is your support system.

  5. That "yuckyness" is just going around all over the place right now :( Blah! Both of mine are sick as well as Derek's whole classroom.
    Praying BIG prayers for the MRI in a couple days and also praying over all 4 of the kiddos (you and hubby too!) to get healthy/stay healthy. Prayers of protection against illness for Brady and Logan!
    Lots of hugs, love and prayers to you Sherry!!

  6. Praying for you all. For Abby & Isaac to get healthy soon. For Mom, Dad, Brady and Logan to not get it. And for Logan's MRI to show no tumor! (((hugs and prayers)))

  7. Brady is protected somewhat by nursing. Maybe you could give Logan some breastmilk too ;)

    I'm glad the two aren't showing signs yet. We weren't that lucky.

  8. I hope everyone stays healthy and/or feels better soon.


  9. Praying that God continues to protect the four healthy Wights and heals the two sick ones quickly!