Sunday, January 27, 2013


Four years ago today my granddaughter Madeline was diagnosed with CML leukemia. She was 13 years old. She was admitted to Scottish Rite Children's hospital in Atlanta and for the 1st week she was in critical condition. In the past 4 years she has been living with cancer, and living life to its fullest. We are thankful for the research that discovered the cause of her cancer and the chemo that is saving her life.

Today, as a family we went to church, St James Episcopal, and after the service the priest gave a blessing to us all as we gave thanks for the miracle of the life saving treatment and medicine she is receiving. Then we lunched at a very nice restaurant to celebrate.

Madeline loves to dance, so here she is leaping in the driveway at Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. She is a very optimistic person and has spent the last four years as a busy, active teenager. In four days she will be 18. She will graduate from high school in May and start at Georgia Tech next September. Life is a blessing we have all learned to appreciate every moment of it.


  1. beautiful girl, beautiful story!!! isnt God just sooooo good?

  2. An even bigger cause to celebrate. Happy Birthday to your special girl.