On June 22, 2004, I was sitting in Columbus Children's infusion room, holding Finn while we waited to hear if his counts were high enough to get chemo that day. In the end, they weren't but while we were waiting, Ben Brewer, was also there, getting his own chemo. . .and celebrating his 3rd birthday. That night I posted on Finn's CaringBridge site about how sad it was to see kids celebrating their BIRTHDAYS at the oncology clinic. What kind of world do we live in that children even have cancer at all, but that they must celebrate their birthdays in a chemo infusion room?
Ben had neuroblastoma, one of the most hideous childhood cancers. But after a transplant, he was cancer free. A neuroblastoma success story. The Brewers moved to Colorado shortly before we did. And Ben has remained cancer free.
Please pray for the Brewers. His mom, Sarah, has her own blog: Stronger Than I Look, which is aptly titled because there is no one who needs to be stronger than a cancer parent.