Tag Archives: friends

She made it through two years of treatment for a cure… Grateful!

June 10, 2011

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I am happy I found this video. This is what I want for Madison and every child with this disease. Two years is a long time and the journey was not an easy one but, seeing this beautiful young lady now, lets me know every test, probe, chemotherapy, all the time away from school, friends […]

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Sickle cell and the best day ever!

June 1, 2011

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At 5:00 am I woke up naturally. No alarm clock needed. It was the 23rd of May and all was right with the world. I knew because before I opened my eyes, I took an assessment of my body and there was no pain or even the slightest discomfort. So, I start to question my […]

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Pain changes your perspective

April 20, 2011

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If you wake up every morning pain-free, it’s easy to take that for granted. Having never experienced a pain problem that kept you from doing what you love to do or a pain problem that skews your perspective, its easy to underestimate it. It’s easy to sit back and judge those who experience that sort […]

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Fund Raising Success!

April 17, 2011

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The girls had a great time bowling! We met our fund raising goal and everyone had a good time. Thanks to everyone who came out and a special thanks to everyone who sent in a donation. While we certainly appreciate your donation, we missed your presence. It was a pleasure meeting every one.  Madi had a […]

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The First 1000!

March 16, 2011

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It feels good!!! When I started out, I have to admit I was a bit timid. It took me two weeks to make the announcement to my family and friends that I had started to blog…again. Over this three month period, I have gone through three transformations: Initially, it was all about Madi and sickle cell […]

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Sudden death in sickle cell patients

March 15, 2011

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This just in….Another student athlete has died. Robert Garza, 16, died during an AAU basketball game Saturday in South Texas. A while back sports officials wanted to make testing for sickle cell disease a requirement for football players due the deaths of the football players in Florida and Ohio. Players and parents were against it […]

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Blog getting too technical?!?!

March 11, 2011

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Really? I want to make this blog both entertaining and informative. But, I also want my readers to feel comfortable enough to respond with comments ON THE BLOG, not just through direct emails and phone calls to me. If I have gotten too technical, it’s because I thought sharing certain information was necessary, beneficial and […]

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My Purpose….

March 11, 2011

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I am not an expert in the area of medicine. I write on the Madison Holland Foundation blog from a personal perspective, this is what I know and have seen either here at home, in the doctor’s office or on the web. I do this to get attention for sickle cell and to hopefully get […]

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