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.
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR AN UPCOMING EVENT**
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.