First we are hoping that everyone and their families are healthy and finding ways to navigate these trying and difficult times. COVID-19 is affecting EVERYONE in some way, shape, or form, be it physical health, mental health, financial health, you name it. We are wishing you all the best and hoping we can get back to somewhat more normal days very soon.
Things here have been pretty uneventful, which is good, and everyone is healthy. Brax is feeling the best she has felt since pre-diagnosis and its AWESOME. 450+ days since we started this journey and things are finally starting to normalize a bit as a family unit. If COVID-19 weren’t a reality, we’d be in great shape. We still have over a year of treatment to go, but based on how things are currently going, we are optimistic that things will continue to go smoothly and we can continue to focus on non-cancer things.
Brax had another treatment last week, April 14th and everything went very well. The hospital is now a completely different place with all the rules and restrictions in place. It’s certainly not as welcoming as we know it. We say how thankful we are to not be going through diagnosis and initial treatment this year, as that was scary enough as it was, and now for all of these newly diagnosed families to have to add COVID into the mix is just not right. Current restrictions only allow (1) parent to be with the child now too, which is hard. The other parent is not even allowed to visit in an attempt to keep everyone healthy, which is understandable, but no less difficult.
Besides treatment, Brax has been keeping busy with school, practice, and things a 10-year old should be doing. Easter was great, the weather is getting nicer, the girls are getting along (for the most part) and we are still married (touch and go some days), so we can’t complain. We are blessed!
In closing, our big event planned for this spring, the TB1F Champions Cup, we have officially postponed until July 17th. Our main focus is the health of our guests and we want to make sure we are keeping everyone safe and following CDC guidelines. We are hopeful this date will hold, but we know there are no guarantees and we will review this new date once we hit June. Tickets are still on sale and we have had a great response to the event. There are currently only (2) general tickets and 5 horses left. It’s shaping up to be an exciting evening and a very “feel good” event. We have had a lot of people step up to make this event very special. Thanks to all of them! You know who you are! Sponsors and partners listed below. Thank you!
For more info or to purchase tickets, please check out the link below.
TB1F Champions Cup Info/Tickets
Thanks again for everyone’s continue support after 450+ days. Our group of family and friends is unmatched!
And we continue to ask for prayers, not only for Brax, but also for her good friends she has met along the way who are all at varying points of treatment – Bella, Casey, Megan and Jake!
Stay Safe, Stay Home, Stay Healthy!
2 Replies to “Staying Home, Staying Healthy, Staying Busy”
Thank you for the kind letter and update. I’ve been meaning to send ‘Team Brax’ a pic of me wearing the lovely T-shirt you sent me. I used Brax for inspiration to tackle exercising more as we are ‘stuck’ inside. We are blessed to have an elliptical and I got going on a daily(or every other day) regiment and all the while had Brax in my mind. If she can be so resilient in her daily
struggles-I can certainly do something good for myself in this way. Thank you TB for giving me the motivation and ‘Stay Healthy’!
Ps my daughter is a UMN gymnast and that last picture is priceless ❤️ Continued Prayers!
Great to see some good news these days, thanks for sharing!
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