Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Last Day at St. Jude's Jan 25, 2012

Ethel and Brenda came to St. Jude's to have lunch with us. They are so kind and good and generous. They both have loaned cars to us while in Memphis. Celest came also and we had a nice chat after lunch too. Celest is so kind and gracious to have everything ready for us to stay at her home.

We went to the bad part of Memphis to enjoy the famous "Jerry's snowcones". There was Breck, Celest, Taylor (Tayzia's boy friend), Tayzia, Talon and Kallie. Of course Devree and I were there.

Devree got a rubber bracelet in rememberance and we tried FRIED pickles. They were both kinds of hot but very good. Devs got a kiwi strawberry but they had lots of flavors and it was freezing outside too.

Taylor took a picture of all of us. We had dessert first and went home to a delicous chicken dinner.

Devree is very excited to get a new device that makes her hearing aids into headphones. It will be waiting when we get home. We are excited to fly home even if it is way too early in the morning. We met one boy today that has been here basically the whole time since we left in 2009. He was allowed to go home to South Carolina for a short visit and then back to therapy. He got a bone marrow transplant but his body is not doing too well. His name is Chase and he has this shirt that he wore again today. "Bald Chicks ar Hot!" Chase has graduated from high school and his life is just waiting to find out if he is going to be cured. Three years here would be INSANE or it would drive me insane. I guess you have to be thankful for the challenges that you have been given. We saw Season and Chase Burch. Chase is about 2 years younger than Devree and is going to celebrate 5 years since diagnosis in March. Season is the one that told me to get Devree to St. Jude's. I am eternally grateful for Season.


Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

You and Devree have been like a breath of fresh air this week:). We love you so much! Thanks for being a listening ear. It has been so much fun spending time with you guys!

walkinourshoes said...

We are happy for Season, too. Glad to hear that all is well.