Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dad's Blog

Many of you know that back in November my Dad was diagnosed with an incurable and rapidly progressive neurological disease called Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). After the shock wore off, and after a lot of research, he’s decided to travel to a clinic in Germany next month for experimental stem cell treatment to slow down or hopefully even halt the disease. He’s started a blog to chronicle his treatment and to help educate others who may be interested in doing the same. After a few short days, he’s had hundreds of hits.

I’m proud of him for doing this, and for the straightforward, open, and strong way he’s facing this illness. My Mom too. The subtitle of his blog says it all “I Have This Disease – It Doesn’t Have Me.”

Check out the blog and, please hope, pray, cross fingers, light candles, sacrifice small animals – whatever you do to send good vibes for successful treatment.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Can-can show

Found this photo in late Aunt Carol's photo album. I assume it's from her office. Not sure if she's in the photo, but I love it.