Our Family 

Mike (Our fighter) , me (Lindsey) and our three children. Jake(9), Celia(6) , and Graham (4)

 

October 10, 2019

Hi Fight Like Mike army,

I wanted to send a quick Thank you. Last weekend proved to be one of the best weekends of our lives. It was able to happen because you all showed up for us yet again. Whether you were at the Winship 5k, the Share Love field day, or with us in spirit we felt your love stronger than ever. There are s...

Hi all ! We are so excited to be with you all next Saturday ! Thank you so much for purchasing tickets, donating , and supporting us in this mission to share love and bring awareness to blood cancers . Here are some logistics and info for Saturday. The party will start at 4. The field is located next to the Pope’s Residents 3051 Payton Rd Atlanta, 30345 There will be signs and balloons at the entrance. We will park as many cars as we can on the grass in front of the field and then will continue parking down the street. You do NOT need to bring tickets. If you have not bought tickets ahead of time , we will have card readers so you can purchase or donate at the field day if you would like too. But it is not a requirement. We will also have t-shirts at the event to purchase. You can purchase or make a donation with a credit card, cash, or check. We will have a place where you can sign your name on a frame or poster , so we can know who all came :) We do not have a very tight schedule or program. The hope is for the following to take place around these times but they are not set in stone. Kind of like our cancer journey , we have learned to expect things might not go exactly as planned. 4:30 *Welcome/Thank you *A representative from Be the Match is coming to speak briefly about the importance of joining the registry. There will a table so you can have a chance to be swabbed and join the registry if you have not had a chance before. 4:30-5 Jambalaya will be ready. As well as BBQ , macaroni and cheese , coleslaw , chips , and dessert. 6:00 *Welcome from Heather *One of our beloved friend and nurse will say a few things briefly about the Bone Marrow Transplant floor at Emory. She has been at Emory since the first transplant done over 30 years ago. *Mike will introduce Dr. Kota. *Dr Kota will speak briefly on the research our foundation is supporting. The rest of the time will be for enjoying each other , food , water balloon toss, and more. I will add that there will be a dunk tank. If you think you or your children might want to be dunked , you may want to bring a towel or change of clothes. This is a very casual event. It will probably be hot 🥵, saying our prayers it will cool down some this week 🙏🏽. Many will be coming from the race , from one sweaty event to the next. So wear something cool and casual. One other thing - We will have chairs and tables but if you have camping /fold up chairs or picnic blankets you may want to bring them. If you have any other questions please email us this week :) We can’t wait ! Love you all 🧡

September 28, 2019

September 27, 2019

“ If we all grief to do it work, the love that lives within it becomes ever more clear and present to us. In time , the love has a way of overtaking the grief , so that our loving, rather than our grieving , becomes our primary bond to what we have lost. It is lots our cure. It is this novethat is our cure. “ Jan Richards...

September 20, 2019

Day +1047

9/20/19

Hi all,

  I wanted to clear up a few questions people have asked about Mike’s treatment since the last email I sent out. I think there was some confusion in the way I explained things.  The problem is that things change so quickly , so as soon as I have a chance to send something , the plan may have changed...

September 12, 2019

Love has evolved to be our remedy from the pain that these last three years have brought our family. 

Love is running through each of our veins of blood, equally as present as white cells, red cells, and platelets.

Love lives in the center of our soul and body, our heart. This is where God lives for me in each of us. A...

September 10, 2019

Day +1037

I am sorry for the long email.But in an attempt to heal to my heart I am learning that vulnerability seems to be the key. It is not easy but I feel it is so important. Nothing about these past three years has come easy. But I believe , like Ryan Hidinger , that things worth while and long lasting take time and su...

August 12, 2019

Be still and know that I am God. 

Psalm 46:10

Dear friends,

I wanted to send a  quick update on Mike. 

 Mike had a repeat CT scan of his lungs this past week because he had been feeling a little better. 

  We found out Friday afternoon, after seeing the scan his doctors feel we can postpone his surgery. 

The size of the cavitar...

August 4, 2019

When Mike was in the hospital a couple of weeks ago, I found this little card in his wallet when I went to swipe some cash to pay the sweet guys at the valet counter.

I had been in a mental rut for a couple days, finding it hard to find the strength to get back in the fight. It was definitely a God wink to find this. I had...

July 31, 2019

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we disco...

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

Day  +973

I have started many emails and written many thoughts down over the last few weeks but nothing seems right to share. My emotions are as unpredictable  as Leukemia and all its miserable side kicks that keep trying to take Mike down along with the Villian himself. My thoughts are all over the map .... fr...

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