My grandson Robert was born with cancer of the liver seven years ago.
He had two major surgeries. One on the third day of his life and the other on the eighth. The cancerous tumor was larger than his liver itself.
He is well today and has been ever since the second surgery. He is a normal boy. Thank God.
The surgeries and recovery were at Miami Children’s Hospital. A fantastic place. He has had the same doctor attending him from day one. Dr. Athena Peskorou. Robert still sees her. His present schedule requires him to be examined by her two times a year till he is eighteen.
Six weeks ago, Dr. Peskorou telephoned Lisa. She and Miami Children’s Hospital wanted Robert to attend a one week camp for cancer surviors. There would be thirty four children. Ages 7 to 16. All saved by her and Miami Children’s Hospital. A sort of celebration of life. As Dr. Peskorou related to Lisa, we lose more than we save. We want to do some fun things with and for those who made it.
Robert is on this trip at this very moment. It is a saturday to saturday thing that started last saturday.
They will be moving around during the week. Some events scheduled for the thirty four include Cirque du Soleil, Orlando, the Blue Man Group, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, NBA City, a bayside cruise, an animal show, bowling, swimming with the dolphins and a campfire with singing and marshmellows.
Not bad! Though the ticket for admission initially included a deadly event.
I await Robert’s return. Besides missing him, I want to hear from his own lips what he experienced.
Lisa is a wreck. Robert has never been away from her.
Going to be a big week news wise. Cameron returns friday from his month long trip to Mongolia.
Enjoy your day!