Sunday, July 18, 2010

"We cannot adjust the winds but we can adjust our sails."

July 18th 2010
Today marks the 6th anniversary of Todd's initial diagnosis. It's a day filled with mixed emotions. On one hand, we are celebrating life and the fact that Todd has defied some serious odds.
On the other hand, we are disappointed with the news we received from Memorial Sloan Kettering. As mentioned in the previous blog, we were waiting to hear from an oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering as to which treatment plan would be best for Todd. Patiently and anxiously, we were hanging in the balance and hoping for an answer - or at least some direction.
So, what do you do when the person you've relied on for hope and guidance explains that there is not much he can do? Well, as my dad and Todd said this morning over breakfast, "You adapt. You overcome. You improvise."  Therefore, we'll continue exploring all treatment options and we will rely on all of our resources to find the best treatment plan and medical team for Todd.
For now, we'll remember that six years ago today, an oncologist told us that Todd only had six months - at best - two years to live. We've defied the odds before and we can do it again.


  1. Keep the faith! Y'all are inspirational. Cheers!

  2. calmer seas ahead guys. i wish i was there to be a back up jib girl in adjusting those sails. per usual, my girl amanda has the strength of thousands, and, well, look who her captain toddy and the high seas? no problem. in the meantime, know the rest of us are giving our energy and prayer into having that damn wind adjusted. keep the faith. we love you.