Thursday, July 15, 2010

Visiting Jazzlyn at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Jazzlyn, (Cassidy's friend with Leukemia), wasn't able to be in the 4th of July parade with us because she was still at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Her blood counts weren't high enough to leave, so we went to see her there on our way back to Gilbert. The kids really enjoyed being able to see her and to help by painting a picture for her hospital room.
Here they are with their finished artwork. They all contributed some...and it came together beautifully!
Jazzlyn was explaining to the kids why she gets "Beads of courage" during treatment. The different colored beads mean different things, black beads mean being poked by needles, white beads for a night in the hospital, etc..

She had A LOT of beads because she has been fighting Leukemia since November. On a side note, Jazzlyn and I were diagnosed with cancer on the same day, November 2nd. (A day she and I will never forget!)

The kids did a great job working together... I was very proud of them!!
I also dropped off a "Team Courage" hat to her, so here we are with our matching hats! She is sooo adorable!
The kids didn't want to leave, but it was time for Jazzlyn to go back to her room.
Keep fighting Jazzlyn!! We pray for you daily!!

1 comment:

Grama Karen and Papa Lund said...

What a kind, great idea to visit Jazzlyn. I have heard about her from you and Cassidy but have not seen her before. She is a cute girl. Did not realize that you had the same diagnosis date. I will pray for her.