I have had several people enquiring on Kayla's well being. So ill try to bring you up to date.
My neice has had a very busy month!
First of all check out this link Dream Experience to watch a video that includes Kayla. Kayla's dream is to be a writer, possibly a journalist. Earlier this month she and three other kids got to "Be a Reporter for a Day" at the Edmonton Global TV station. It was a gift from the Kids With Cancer Society, as explained in the video. Of Course Kayla is the tall one with the curly hair.
Doesn't she look great?
You can forget about that hair now though because she has once again gone bald! No, don't worry, not more Chemo! Last Monday was family Day in Edmonton, and Kayla and her sister Lexi, shaved their heads in a benefit for Kids With Cancer. They and many others were balding for dollars and raised several thousand dollars. I am so impressed that somebody who had no choice but to be bald durin her treatment, would choose to give up her hair as it has just grown back! Makes an auntie proud. Lexie is only ten, yet she already has learned so much about cancer because of her big sister. She is so cool to shave her head to support this worthy cause! These two sisters are quite amazing people and have more compassion than many adults in this world.
Another child whom I think of often is young Steven Bell, who is a brain cancer survivor. He also shaved his head last week. CLICK HERE to read his mothers touching recount of that day.
Kayla got to be "A Cop for A Day" also. HERE IS A LINK to last years story about thaT. Towars to end of the clip, Kayla is named Commander of the Day and is given an RCMP hat to wear! I dont have any footage or photos yet from this year.
A couple of weeks ago, Kayla was out in the ice and fell, twisting her ankle and it was quite briuised and tender. Although she is quite nimble on her prosthesis, walking in the snow and ice is difficult for the most surefooted two legged person! Gladly, she has recoved after a few days off school, and was back in class again today. She was able to keep up with her studies, thanks to a very supportive councellor who visited the house regularly with homework.
This week, Kayla went for her scans, and thankfully they came back clear. No more cancer has grown since her lung surgery at Christmas! According to her mom, Kayla was beaming ear to ear when she heard the results. It is such a relief to us all. The doctors will continue to monitor her closely. As much as we all try to be possitive and pray for the best, there is always a seed of worry lurking in the back of your mind, and this latest news is very well recieved!