Tuesday, July 29, 2014


This past week has been a whirlwind for Danny and our family.  We're blown away by the response to a little request for cards.  The cards, packages, well wishes keep rolling in....Thank you! 

Tomorrow, Danny has an MRI.  Please say a prayer for him. 

Check back for a post on Thursday.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


A HUGE THANK YOU!! Thank you for all of the cards, well wishes, prayers, gifts and donations that have made their way to Danny.  Our family is blown away at the outreach from all over the world.   Danny's 6th birthday is going to be a big one for sure.

We have a few surprises for him this weekend that I will share on Sunday.  More picture to come of him opening cards and gifts.

We are blessed!  Thank you!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Danny's 6th Birthday!

I have so much to post about today!  Danny's 6th Birthday is on July 25th.  Carley is hoping to gather as many birthday cards as she can for his special day.  The information below is where to send them.  If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email at danielnickersonsjourney@gmail.com.

A HUGE Thank You to all of our supporters! 

Daniel Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

Everything is Awesome!

It's been a long time since I sat down to write about Danny.  Carley is doing an awesome job updating the Facebook page, Danny's Warriors, that I felt funny writing....So far, he is having one heck of a summer.  He's been to the beach, to the Magical Moon Farm in Marshfield, to Cape Cod and many other fun spots.  They don't slow down!

Today was a chemo day.  I haven't been in a while, maybe a month.  Now that summer is in full swing, we were able to make the trip to Boston with Carley and Danny.  I even brought along both of my girls, Mae and Abby.  Mae's a regular at chemo but Abby begged to go and wanted to see what it was all about.  She sat with him while he had is port accessed, she even helped take his blood.  She never let up that she was nervous or worried about him.  Guess its helpful when he is laughing and fooling around the entire time.  He's a different kid since the start of treatments back in November.  He jokes with the nursing staff, does arts and crafts with the other kids and even makes deals with his doctors.  Carley and I both commented that he doesn't even play the video games anymore.  He is so comfortable there.

After our visit with Dr. M, we had lunch and raced down the hall to the Jimmy Fund Clinic.  The Clinic is always busy with tons going on.  We painted more crafts and then had art therapy.  It was a full room of kids playing instruments and singing along.  The song of choice today....Old MacDonald...that is until someone said there was a fox on the farm!  What does the fox say? (that's for you uncle David)  Music therapy followed us into Danny's infusion room.  We had our own session with guitars, keyboards and Lego songs.  What kid would be singing "Everything Is Awesome" while having Chemotherapy pumped into him??? My warrior nephew, Danny. 

We ended our day with ice cream on the way home.  A fun day had by all...who knew we were at Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund Clinic for treatments today???  Amazing what a little fun can do to take your mind off things.

Wicked Good Cause, a community based organization, is hosting a fundraiser on July 19th in support of Danny and another little girl named Delaney.  Tickets are On-Sale now. 
For more information about Wicked Good Cause and how you can help out, please click here.

Details about the event are below.  Please join us for a fun of live music, dancing and special treats on July 19th from 5 PM to 9 PM at the North Hill Country Club in Duxbury.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fundraiser Info!

We are hosting a Danny's Family Fun Day on May 10, 2014 from 11 AM to 4 PM.  Here are the details below:

Stay tuned for Raffle information and Volunteer Sign Ups.

(If you'd like to donate a raffle item, please contact hayley@herohelpersofamerica.org)

More Good News!

Danny is doing amazing!  He had his 2 month follow up MRI and guess what???  It shrunk again!  So amazing!!  He looks great, feels great and is one happy little guy.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


You're a Superstar....

As we waited to be called for Danny's Chemo appointment, Danny played Wii U in the waiting room.  Mario Brothers, of course.  After each game, encouraging words would appear.  You're a Superstar stood out.  Why?  Because he is a Superstar.  He is amazing and he doesn't skip a beat.  Always smiling, joking around and wanting to teach us new things.  Yesterday, I finally learned how to play the Wii....and boy was it fun!

The Jimmy Fund was backed up due to all of the kids having treatments that had fevers.  Scary! We waited for two hours before they decided to let him sit in the waiting area while having his infusion.  Of course while we waited two hours, he sat still.  That is until the infusion started.  He was up and running all over the place while Carley and I chased after him with his IV stand.  My mom and my daughter, Mae, were also with us.  Danny and Mae have so much fun together.  Their laugh is contagious and their energy is endless.

Before infusion we visited with his doctor at the Dana Farber clinic.  He was very animated and excited to have her check his reflexes.  We chatted about a few concerns we were having.  Just yesterday, he complained that his arm and his knee were bothering him.  Any new "thing" scares us.  She did a thorough check up on him and said he looks great and doesn't seem to have anything going on.  Such a relief to us, however, we will keep a close eye on it. 

This past month has flown by in the blink of an eye.  Over school vacation, Danny and all of his cousins went to the Rainforest Cafe for lunch, had pictures taken and even went sledding.  Here are a couple of pictures from the photo shoot!  (Thanks to Auntie Jeannie for organizing!)

This is my favorite picture of the boys.  This is Danny's little brother, Matthew.  He is 4 years old and is just as funny as Danny.  This picture says it all!  I was lucky enough to be in the room when this was taken....However, I'm so bummed that the photographer missed the money shot.  Matthew was hugging and kissing Danny right before she had them pose for this picture.  The bond between  is unbreakable.

 4 I love my brother despite

March is here and we have lots of fun activities going on.  Carley, Dan and the kids went to Camp Sunshine this past weekend.  I'll get some pictures up on the blog from their fun weekend.