Blog Archives: Family/Lori

Cheers to Fred!

Cheers to Fred!

One of my many dear friends… Heidi, sent me an email last week. She was reaching out in sympathy and concern for me, my family and my father, Fred. We grew up together, high school till current (we both live in CA) and have been through many years of friendship, growth and laughter. I was very touched by her short […]

Close to the Light…

Close to the Light…

Today is thursday, september 3rd. I have been in Fl now for 24 hours and am spending another night in the Moffitt cancer center treatment with my father. Today he was taken in for a procedure, stint replacement. This helps to open the bladder and kidneys and secrete the fluid build up. Fred is having back pain and is very […]

Our hearts go out to Mari & Adam

Our hearts go out to Mari & Adam

In lieu of gifts, Mari and Adams friends are collecting donations, our goal is to reach $1,000. We hope this will help the couple cover any costs associated with memorial or funeral services. Please donate as generously as you feel comfortable.

Update on Fred 8.3.09

Update on Fred 8.3.09

The entire family has been exhausted in the waiting game of hospital politics… It seems like there are finally some sort of anwers and action taking place.  Fred has FINALLY been approved for the pill called Gleevec. It is a new type of chemotherapy in a pill form.  Still being tested and in experimental form for treating certain cancer tumors- […]

Day 2 of living with DAD…

Day 2 of living with DAD…

A quick recap: My dad has been living with his mom, Liah and I’s grandmother. They are both driving each other nuts, so to take a break Fred has temporarily relocated into my sisters small 900 + or- sq. ft home. Ceiliah or Liah for short sent me a message on Facebook, I haven’t stopped laughing since I read it, […]

Fred, Update

Fred, Update

AS of now it’s a waiting game… He is battling 2 areas of the melanoma. One in his head/ sinus cavities that was treated with radiation. He completed 15 sessions. The radiation has stopped the nose bleeds. He is waiting to find out if it was able to help in any other forms. Fred was suffering from bad vision but […]

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

It’s Father’s Day weekend. To Celebrate and spend quality time I flew home to Sarasota, FL. My sister and I have rented a few nights in a hotel out on the beaches of  Longboat Key. There were beautiful sunsets and hot humid weather! Fred is as “orniary” as ever these days but at least he can laugh at himself, when […]

Fathers Day Visit

Fathers Day Visit

I’m getting ready to begin packing. I used delta miles to get a plane ticket from LAX to SRQ. Leaving thursday and head home Monday. Looking forward to seeing dad, mom, grandma, liah and some old friends. Will update everyone more on Fred once im home. Thanks for the continued support!

Fred, sounding better.

Fred, sounding better.

I’m waiting on my sister to catch on as to how to use this “blog” she keeps saying she’ll post some photos and information on the family. She lives in Sarasota and sees our father frequently… I spoke to dad just today and he was trying to convince me not to come for father’s day weekend, “too much”-he says. I […]

California Bound

California Bound

Well we did it, Todd and I are at the Denver Airport and we accomplished everything. Today we had a full day to enjoy the beauty that this state offers. We headed east on highway 50 and stopped at the Great Gorge… the worlds highest suspension bridge. You can drive or walk across it. The views from here are breathtaking […]