Saturday, August 6, 2011

This is Tawni, Skylers preschool teacher.


The year before Skyler was diagnosed he was able to go to preschool.  Putting him in Tawni's preschool class was probably one of the best decisions I have made as a parent.  Skyler did so well and LOVED it!  He learned so much and most of all he learned how to get along well with others, share, and how to behave in a classroom setting.  I was so sad when we wasnt able to return the next year because of his diagnosis because he was really looking forward to it and looking forward to seeing Tawni and his friends again.




This year Tawni contacted me and said she wanted Skyler to be the beneficiary of the Bountiful Triathlon that her and her husband were putting together.  This really touched me that she would do this for us.  With help from some amazing family and friends we were able to get volunteers to help out with the race today.  I have been looking forward to this race for months, but unfortunately wasnt able to make it today because Skyler wasnt doing well this morning (those dreaded fevers again)  My mom and dad were able to go and help out though and said it was incredible.  I am so grateful for Tawni and her husband and for everyone who came and helped out to make this possible.  On the back of the shirts that the athletes wore it said I tri for Sky.  Everytime I think about that it brings tears to my eyes.  This year has been awful to say the least, but this year has brought so much good to our lives as well.  Today was one of those good days where I thought to myself just how truly blessed me and Skyler are.  I want to thank Tawni from the bottom of my heart for doing this for us and for being such a wonderful blessing in our lives.  She has had such a positive impact on me and Skyler.   I also want to say a BIG thank you to the wonderful volunteers who took the time to come and help out today.  You are all amazing and I am so grateful for your willingness to help!!








7 comments:

cjmom said...

Oh my word! Some people just get it. I hope I can grow up and be like Tawni. (doesn't matter how old we are, we can always do some growing up.)

The Hernandez Family said...

So sweet!

Ashleigh said...

It is amazing and uplifting to see the good in this world. People really do care about each other. Will you email me your new address please? I have a package I would like to send Skylar. My email is belleigh11@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Jenny MacDonald said...

A friend of mine has a daughter Skyler's age that gets high fevers and vomiting every couple weeks. She was finally diagnosed with Peridic Fever with Aphtous pharyngitis Adenitis or PFAPA. My friend was relieved with the diagnosis since it is not contagious and the doctors said that her daughter will just grow out of it! Anyway, it sounds a little like what your little guy has. I guess it's worth asking the doctors about.

Skyler sure looks good in the photographs. He's always smiling...

Susi said...

PFAPA --that is exactly the same diagnosis that we probably are getting since they have ruled out everything else. Good news is that they do outgrow it around puberty or a little sooner....hope they get to the bottom of Skyler's fever soon. That's so awesome how your friend did that for you guys! I JUST Love hearing about things like this!! I might even run in a triathlon if I lived closer just to be a part of THIS :) Hoping for a great week for Skyler! Hugs

Ara said...

I have to say, it was an honor to do this triathlon & I'm so glad that Tawni & her husband decided that you & Skylar were going to be the beneficiaries of this triathlon. :) I recognized your dad at the triathlon from the pictures you've posted on your blog. I hope Skylar is doing better.

Brice.TawniWilliams said...

WOW... I don't even know what to say - thank YOU for the extremely sweet words. I wish you knew how much I think of you and Sky and it was a very easy decision to have you two as the beneficiaries. I miss Skyler SO MUCH. He is one brilliant, strong, sweet little boy and I have faith he will 'outwit' and beat this cancer!!! Thank you again - we love you both!!!