Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Time to Celebrate

It is with great pleasure that I write this update to inform everyone that the Wallis clan spent an amazing 8 days in Orlando, visiting the Walt Disney World parks and waterslides. Tyler, Bethany and Hailey were given the chance to visit the "Happiest Place on Earth" escorted by Mark and Darla as well as the Kerr family, who proved to be expert guides at navigating the whole adventure.

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This trip marked Tyler and Bethany's first anniversary of Tyler's new lease on life, his bone marrow transplant. A special dinner event was organized in celebration of this miracle. Tyler's birthday was also observed at the tail-end of the trip, and was welcomed home to cake and presents!

Once again this year, we will be partaking in the "Light the Night" walk in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Montreal. We hope to raise money and awareness for this cause as others may be stricken with this disease, and our fear of a relapse is never far from our minds.

Team Tyler has organized a spaghetti supper at Scottyz on Taschereau (3979) in St. Hubert on Friday, September 5th at 6:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased through email, phone or at the door for 15 dollars. Door prizes will be drawn.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation to Team Tyler, you may do so either by contacting one of our team members, or by internet at www.lightthenight.org . Click on search for a team,the last icon on the left, then put TEAM TYLER in the space for team name. Follow the directions from there.

If you are interested in walking with Team Tyler on Saturday, September 27th at 5 pm, you can simply register online at the Light the Night website above, or contact one of us. We will be glad to have your support.

As summer is winding down, we are thankful for the uneventful days that have passed us by. We are still healing, but when we think about this time last year, and the uncertainty of Tyler's health and compare these memories to his present state, we are very blessed. He is growing taller by the day, eating us out of house and home, and looking forward to his return to school. Although he has to have his port removed at some point, we pray that the rest of the summer remains as calm.

Thank you for your prayers and support. We hope you can join us on September 5th and 27th!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone,

I am thrilled to hear that the Disney vacation went off without a hitch!!! Well deserved of all involved. The kids looked like they had a blast and Tyler certainly looks in fine form.

Take care and good luck on your first day of school.

Della