Blog Posts & Updates

December 20, 2018

We’ve admittedly been a bit terrible about keeping up with blog posts lately - and by “lately”, I mean the last couple years.  This is largely because, well, life has kind of gone back to normal, and we figured, why would people care about what our “normal” lives look...

March 6, 2017

One thing I've been struggling with over these past six months since our "return to normalcy" began is re-finding my identity.  Prior to Matt's diagnosis, my identity was largely wrapped up in my career.  I was a corporate attorney working for a multibillion dollar, pu...

September 3, 2016

August 26, 2016, marked one year since Matt's diagnosis.  It's been a challenging year, filled with highs and lows, but we're so incredibly happy to be celebrating this huge milestone and putting the last year behind us.  

I've put together a look back over our las...

March 5, 2016

Last Thursday we celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary.  And we received the best gift we could have asked for...

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January 23, 2016

Today is day 74 of our 100-day isolation period.  Tomorrow will mark 5 months since we first walked into the emergency room in Coeur d'Alene, expecting to walk out with some antibiotics and doctor's orders to "get some rest."  


My, how things have changed ove...

January 3, 2016

A lot of you have been asking what happens now that the transplant is done.  Is Matt better now?  Is he recovering from surgery?  Is the cancer gone?  When can you return to "normal" life?  There are a lot of questions, so I thought I'd answer some of them here....

December 27, 2015

Christmas is finally over. Today is Boxing Day (which isn't celebrated in the U.S.) and Matt and I are sitting in the infusion center waiting for his blood labs to come back.  (The infusion center is a room in the cancer center, the outpatient part of the hospital, whe...

December 3, 2015

After nearly a month in the hospital for Matt's bone marrow transplant, we finally got to leave the hospital and get out into the fresh air again!


Thanks so much to Tommy Livingston for following our journey and sharing it with all our friends and Kiwi family back in N...

November 17, 2015

I couldn't have thought of any better way to brighten Matt's day than when my phone rang -- it was a NZ phone number.  I answered it to find that Matt's favorite rugby player -- Julian Savea -- was on the line!  I quickly handed the phone over to him where they proceed...

November 15, 2015

We are so grateful for all the support we've received from people around the world!  Thank you so much to this Vietnamese news source for sharing our story!  (See the article here.)

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