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Give It Your All and Don’t Be Afraid of Fear

It is the beginning of Lolo's sophomore year of high school. In usual Hacker fashion, we have yet to take Lolo's first day of school picture. We have been distracted and I don't want to make her too angry in the morning. Oh my gosh, if you have ever seen Lolo in the...

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A Year From Chemo

This week was Lauren’s oncology appointment with Dr. Coulter. It was her “one year from last chemo” appointment. It was strange, I actually slept through the night before the appointment. Usually, I toss and turn and feel sick to my stomach the whole week prior. Her...

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Yesterday was a typical summer day for a normal family. The last month was a whirlwind of activity. So, having a normal day working in the yard with Phil and enjoying a family dinner on the back patio was pretty spectacular. I went to bed last night and thought how...

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A Year Ago This Week

A Year Ago This Week A year ago this week was the last day of Lauren’s 8th grade year. It was such a hard day; I guess that is an under statement. She was getting ready to go back into the hospital to start treatment again for relapsed AML. We knew it was going...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Our family truly has much for which to be grateful. It has been easy for the last few months to focus on all of the hardship that Lauren has been through. In fact, truth be told, it has been hard to actually focus on what we are to be grateful for and it takes a lot...

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Lolo’s Angels Backyard Bash

We are so excited to have our first event! Lolo's Angels Executive Board and our Jr. Board of Directors (high school students from 4 Omaha high schools) are having an informal gathering in pursuit of better treatment and a cure for pediatric AML. All proceeds will go...

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Now We Live Our Life?

Lauren had to go in today to get a Strep test. This is actually the first day she has missed since school started. She had to miss a couple of hours one day, but not a full day. She is so tired. We saw her pediatrician, not her oncologist today. It was nice to see Dr....

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She’s a Marian Girl

I have forgotten how hard it was the first time for Lolo to get back on her feet. She is doing so well. It amazes me some days. But, she is tired; beyond tired each day. She started back to school and I started back to work. It has been a whirlwind. In addition to...

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Our Song

We are movning Lauren along towards meeting her goald to be ready for school. She her surgery on Friday, by Dr Raynor to have the central line removed from her chest. It was a pretty quick operation, but the surgical staff took a picture with Lauren. We are hoping she...

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Oh My My My!

Lauren’s appointments this week went very well. Her counts are continuing to rise. She is still anemic and her platelets are low, but they just blipped over the mark of being critical. Her hemoglobin climbs and then it drops again. She is still anemic, but does not...

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