July 8, 2009

Spotlight on: Caedmon

Caedmon Albert was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at nine months of age. He had surgery on his abdomen to remove the tumor (Cade and Madeleine have matching tummy scars), and today Cade is cancer free! Like any child with a cancer diagnosis, Cade will be monitored for life. This means frequent scans and tests to make sure that the tumor has not returned.

As you can see Cade is just about the cutest two-and-half-year old in existence:














































































Possibly my favorite picture ever!

















































It's hard to find things to be grateful for when your child is diagnosed with cancer, but I am grateful that Neuroblastoma led us to finding Cade and his mom and dad. Cade's family has been so supportive and loving to us and we greatly enjoy spending time with them. Humphrey loves them too as they are his second family...and I have been told that Cade even prays for Humphrey every night at bed time!

I finally ordered and received my race-day shirt that I custom made from Cafe Press, and was able to start working on adding some names. Cade's name stands out in bright orange right beneath the logo.
























































I'm honored to carry Cade's name with me.

4 comments:

Bree said...

What a beautiful little boy! Hard to believe that he had to endure such hardships so early in life. It's not fair. But, I'm glad he's doing well.
I love how you are writing the names on the T-Shirt. Are you sewing them on? Cute!

AprylHazle said...

I am glad that you guys were able to find friends through such a tough time and he is absolutely adorable. I especially like the tutu-jammy football picture.

Grandma said...

Amber
I am crying right now reading this post. They are happy emotional tears. His name on your shirt is awesome. Caedmon, Sarah & Ryan are blessed to have you in their lives. I beleive there will be a cure and praise God for special people like you to do this run and raise money. It was really fun to see you on the 4th!!
Love Barb (Caedmon's Gram)

Sarah said...

hey I know that kid! :) This is awesome Amber. I feel so honored that you posted this. I'm really glad that we found you guys too. We love you!!!!!!!