October 28th, 2013. Day +962.   2 comments

Charlotte’s Angels

As I get more and more lazy, another month has passed and here I leave you, without any updates!  We have had another fun-filled month since I have last filled you guys in.  With all of your help, we raised over $1000 for the Wisconsin Make-A-Wish Foundation Walk & Run in Madison in September.  It was a terrific day and we are so thankful for everyone who donated and spent time walking (or running) with us.


Team Charlotte

The following weekend, Charlotte was an honorary team captain for a kickball tournament fundraiser in Milwaukee.  The 7 kickball teams raised over $30,000 for CureSearch funding pediatric cancer research.  We had a wonderful time hanging out in the dugout with her team and CJ was able to participate in the ceremonial first kick before each game!  We are very thankful for the opportunity to show our support to dozens of players whom we have never met before.  It was a late night, but Charlotte’s team made the finals!  Team Charlotte did fall to the defending champion in the last game, but raised several hundred more dollars than the champ so we are very proud and happy with how well they did!

A couple of weeks ago, Charlotte came home from school on Friday and had been quite sad and had low grade fevers, and said her joints were hurting.  It was a very rough night for Amy and me as it brought back too many painful memories.  But we tried to remind ourselves that she is a normal little girl in school who will get sick and we were hopeful that she was just catching strep or another one of the ailments that were running through her class.  A visit to Urgent Care the following day showed she had Croup.  She was fine in another two days and has been happy and acting normal ever since.  (Although the strep is STILL hanging out in her classroom…ugh)!


Charlotte and Molly in their Halloween costumes


We had a nice time with the girls picking out pumpkins in the pumpkin patch and enjoyed some of the fall activities.  They have been playing outside less and less as the weather gets colder, but still try to get outside whenever they can!  Fortunately trick-or-treating was beautiful yesterday and the girls had a wonderful time!

I wanted to share a few videos that I found on youtube.  These are all done by Children’s Hospitals around the country.  Watching them made me cry, remembering our time at AFCH and thinking of all of the nurses and doctors there that made our stay memorable and took such good care of Charlotte.  Amy and I both said we could see the staff at AFCH doing the same type of thing!

Thank you for keeping Charlotte in your prayers.  Please keep Austin and Kyle (two other leukemia fighters) in your prayers too.


Posted October 28, 2013 by L. Elske in Uncategorized

2 responses to “October 28th, 2013. Day +962.

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  1. Thanks for the happy updates! The girls look so cute in their costumes. So glad life is going well for you all!

  2. It is so heart-warming to see the effort you put into motivating others to help your cause! Lon & Amy, you are so openly honest about helping others and not just reveling in the blessings you have received. Thank you for that! The girls continue to grow so fast and I’m sure every sniffle will bring a worried heart, but trust in God, you will all enjoy a long healthy life!

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