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The Best Gift

Yesterday we fought through Atlanta traffic, frustrated with road construction and idiot drivers. We were a few minutes behind for the appointment but not horrendously late. Then Liz got a call. Apparently the appointment time she was given a week ago was incorrect, and we were 90 minutes late for labs we didn’t know were […]

The Six Month Itch

Today Liz had her six-month post-transplant biopsy. Rather than my usual rambling, I’ll let her tell you in her own words:   6 month biopsy This is what cancer is.. it’s puffy eyes, trying not to cry, because I don’t want someone chipping into… Posted by Liz Chambers on Monday, December 12, 2016   … and […]

Holiday Fundraising Raffle!

TL;DR version: We’re hosting a raffle with amazing prizes. Click here to check it out! Detailed Version: We don’t want to give the wrong impression: Things have been tight for our family, but we are not destitute and there are those in greater need. We’ve been getting by and enjoyed great support over the course […]

Cold In November

“How Can I Help” Quick Links! Sign up to provide a family meal or other help via Meal Train Purchase and/or share our fundraising items Provide a direct financial donation via PayPal Give blood and platelets through Atlanta Blood Services Liz would throw something at my head if I posted a more complete picture of […]

TMI

Jump to: “How Can I Help?” Info We keep reminding ourselves the big picture is very good. While we’re only on Day 77 post-transplant and waiting on the Day 100 bone marrow biopsy to truly get a look at the situation with Liz’s leukemia, all the early indicators are very good. But … There always […]

Surviving Cancer Is Murder

Jump to: “How Can I Help?” Info Latest News Love and support can come from the most unexpected places, and we are beyond grateful. From family, friends, perfect strangers, old and young, and all walks of life Liz receives encouragement and positive energy. Folks send and notes and pictures, they share their own stories and taken Liz’s own struggles to heart. This […]

Tasting Ashes

Liz has enjoyed an off- and on-again relationship with food since she got sick back in February. The illness made her not want to eat, and at different times the treatments have either made her ravenously hungry or ready to vomit after only a few bites. I remember her saying “All I can think about is […]

“How Can I Help?”

Quick Links! Sign up to provide a family meal or other help via Meal Train Purchase and/or share our fundraising items Provide a direct financial donation via PayPal Give blood and platelets through Atlanta Blood Services Donation Mailing Address Liz Chambers c/o Signal Fire Studios 2265 Roswell Rd, Ste 100 Marietta, GA 30062 I’m writing […]

Changing Blood Types At 19

Liz turned 19 years old one month ago. This year is the first Presidential election in which she can vote. She could buy cigarettes if she was dumb enough to start smoking (she’s not). She can enjoy all the privileges and responsibilities of adulthood except drinking alcohol—something she’s currently forbidden to do anyone under the rules of […]

Transplanting Priorities

(Normally I keep Liz the primary focus of these posts. Forgive me that this one is a little more centered on me but as her bone marrow donor our schedules are even more intertwined than before.) The latest blood labs have made it official. Not only is Liz on the schedule for bone marrow transplantation, but I […]