These are some fellow cancer moms and some of the most AMAZING women I have ever met.
These three boys played together so well and are some of Skyler's favorite little cancer buddies!
Because most of these kids are still in treatment there are nurses from ICS that volunteer to be at camp. This is Kathy, one of our favorite nurses in ICS
This is also another one of our favorite nurses, Amber. She is so sweet! It was so nice to see these familiar faces outside of the hospital and it was awesome for them to be able to see Skyler running around and playing like any other kid his age.
Don't worry that isn't lipstick on his lips, just a Popsicle. This is on a bunk bed inside his group's cabin
In the back in the blue hat is one of Skyler's oncologists, Dr. Wright. We love her and I'm so glad she was there to see Skyler having fun and talking.
I never thought I would ever let Skyler swim while on treatment and especially with a PICC line, but all of his other cancer buddies were (most have ports which they can swim with) so I let him get in. I just wrapped his arm with saran wrap and put his sleeve back on and just told him to make sure that his arm didn't get in the water. I decided before we left for camp that I was going to do whatever it took to make sure he had fun and felt like a "normal" kid while we were at camp. That smile on his face made everything worth it! He was so excited to be able to get in a swimming pool again.
This is one of my favorite pictures. That girl in the picture with him is Brielle. She just got done with her SECOND bone marrow transplant because she relapsed. This was her very first time in a swimming pool too since she was diagnosed. So this picture is very special to me. Both of these kiddos have been at deaths door and back. They are amazing little fighters!!
Skyler was so excited to be able to stay in a hotel again. This is another thing I cant believe we did but it was SO MUCH FUN!
This was Skyler's favorite thing about camp....the zip line! He was looking forward to it the whole time and it just made his day getting all strapped in with with his helmet and harness. Since he didn't want me to stay with him at camp I didn't get to see any of the activities they did, but on the last day I decided to go an hour before camp was over and watch him. I hid behind a tree the whole time so he wouldn't see me. I'm so glad I was able to see him do this. I totally started bawling, good thing I had my sunglasses on. I cant thank Camp Hobe and all the volunteers enough for what they gave to my son. They made him feel like a completely normal kid. Its a place where we all know what each other has gone through and is going through. They all know what PICC lines are and hearing aids are and no one gets any weird stares because they look a little different. I will forever hold a very special place in my heart for Camp Hobe!
I love this picture...he looks so cute!!!!
This is Sky doing the zip line...
Look at that smile!!
The guy with the pink bandanna is another nurse at ICS named Mitch. We love him, he is so good with the kids.
These are some of the BRAVEST, STRONGEST AND CUTEST kids ever!!!!
These fellow cancer moms are a huge support and blessing in my life. I don't think I would be were I am today without them in my life helping me get through this cancer journey. They all "get it."
Love this kid! Im so proud of you buddy :)
When it was time to head home we stopped at a little candy shop in town with a fellow cancer fighter Daphne. Skyler loves her and they had a lot of fun picking out their candy.