Friday, August 28, 2009

Radiation Week 5 Finished!

Today, Isabella finished her fifth week of radiation. This means that there is only one week left! On the day that someone finishes their treatment, they get to ring a bell when they leave to celebrate the completion of their treatment. We will all be here next Friday to see Isabella ring that bell.

I came up to Boston for the weekend, but unfortunately, the weather may not cooperate as Tropical Storm Danny will be making its way past New England. School will also be starting next week so I'll take Annalise home with me. Isabella will only miss a couple of days of school as she'll be ready to go back to school when we get back after Labor Day.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Christopher's Haven

For the last two weeks and the remaining two weeks, we've been staying at Christopher's Haven. This is another one of the many charity houses around Boston available to families undergoing treatment at local hospitals. Christopher's Haven is a set of apartment/condos located across the street from Boston Mass General and is really convenient for us. It's also right along the Charles River so we have a nice view of the river.

From their website:
Christopher’s Haven was founded in 2001 by Dan Olsen, a local actor, singer-songwriter and three time cancer survivor. While receiving treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital, he met families struggling to care for a child battling cancer while also facing the staggering costs of extended stays near the hospital. After surviving his third bout with the disease, Dan committed himself to doing something to help families like those he’d met. He envisioned a haven for young cancer patients and their families -- a place that would free them from concerns about lodging,and allow them to focus on their child’s treatment and recovery.