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It was almost a year ago that my son, Nick was finishing up his chemo. I remember being excited for it to be over but so very nervous about what the results were going to be. I had been pretty strong through most of the treatments, hospital stays, nasty side effects and surgeries but as we got closer to the end I realized that there was nothing more that we could do. Nick was so amazing throughout the battle, with such incredible determination and always kept his sense of humour. When we got the good news that the radiation and chemo had worked, even our oncologist said that he had never seen such amazing results. Nick and I broke down and we both just hugged and laughed and cryed for a good long time.
Nick has MRI's and a visit with his oncologist every 3 months for the first 2 years and each time we go in we remain positive, but deep down my momma bear is raging with worry. I thought watching my first husband battle this disease was tough, but watching your child go through it is even worse.
The Ride last year was truly epic and thank-you to all of you who donated and cheered me on. We were supported by Bruce, Connor and his friend Lucas, Lisa, Cheryl, Todd and Nick who up until the day before we were not sure would be strong or well enough to come. I cannot tell you how amazing it was to come into each pit stop with cow bells ringing, shouts and cheers and then see Nick's big smile and have him grab our bikes, give us a neck massage and then send us onto the next leg of the ride. Each time we knew that he would be there at each stop. He was small from all of his weight loss, he was pale, and he was bald but he had the biggest smile and biggest hug for me and Lisa each and every time. He truly carried us over the end line.
As a mom you are typically the one doing the supporting, but this time it was both my boys who were there cheering me on. It was the first time that my kids ever told me how proud they were of me and that is what gives me the strength to do this ride again. They were not only proud of the physical effort, they were proud that I was standing up to cancer and doing something to help the fight.
This past year our cousin Don passed away from cancer, Sally courageously fought a brain tumour, and two of our other dear friends were diangnosed with cancer.
Please help to support the fight against this nasty disease. The strides that have been made in the research and treatment since Ross and Wendy passed away have been great, but lets make the battle epic!
Thank you in advance for your help....I am now off to fit in a ride!
Love and hugs to you all,
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