Thursday, May 24, 2012

It was a Great Gala Weekend!

We arrived fashionably late on Friday night after spending the day at Arnold Palmer getting tests to see if Taylor needed blood because his counts were low. We got the green light to go to the Gala at 4:30 and were on the road shortly after that!

Dressed and ready to go!! Notice: standing without holding on!!!

After the Gala dinner guest were ushered to a tent were the Spinners were performing and the waitstaff was serving sliders and fries!

We made it to the Gala just as dinner was being served. Dick talked about Taylor and his super courageous battle! Taylor was really happy he was able to go!
Fancy Desert. Yum! It was delish.
On our way to Dick Vitale's House for the Cocktail Party by the pool.

Highlight of the weekend! Coach Holtz was an honored guest of Dick Vitale. He gave a awesome speech on Friday night!  Finally we were able to catch him at Mr. Vitale's house on Saturday for a quick picture!

These kids are the reason Dick Vitale is raising  money for Cancer Research! "No child should have to go through what these kids have had to do!"
Taylor with Tampa Bay's new coach, Greg Schaino and Dick Vitale
Taylor and Jay Wright Villanova's Coach
Spencer and Sammy enjoyed the weekend too! Here they are on Dick Vitale's patio. Beautiful Home!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Taylor will be an Honored Guest at the 7th Annual Dick Vitale Gala!

Well, looks like its for Real! Got the tickets in the mail, hotel confirmation for five at the Ritz (compliments of the V Foundation) and, two calls from Mr. Vitale himself!!! We hope to be on our way "Baby"!

Taylor Update: Taylor currently has a fever and his throat hurts. We're hoping he sleeps it off by tomorrow or we may have to cancel the festivities. It will be a tough call, but Taylor's health is most important. 

We know you all are keeping him in your prayers.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy 17th Birthday Taylor!

If you've got to have chemo on your birthday, it's nice to be in a hospital where everybody knows your name! Arnold Palmer Doctors and Nurses are wonderful. We are Blessed to be in their care!!
I love my boy!

Dr. Sutphin will always be a part of our family!

Dr. Levy is one of Taylor's favorites!

APH 4th Floor Nurses are so special. Thanks ladies!

Taylor's cousins are right down the street from APH and wouldn't have missed his bday for the world!
Taylor was happy to have a surprise shorter chemo!! And cousins and best friends the Thurstons showed up to cut the birthday cake! (luckily the nurse stopped me before I lit the candles) who knew you couldn't light a candle in the hospital? Sprinklers on the 4th floor at APH would not have been welcomed!!! Hope Taylor made a wish anyway! 

Happy 17th Birthday Big Man! 
We love you!