March 5, 2014

Hello to our family, friends and new friends!
This has been quite the most amazing day!  I know it’s been a very long time since I have updated, but bear with me as I have amazing and happy news to share with you!
Back in November, we were so happy and honored that Roman was chosen to be a SURVIVOR on the Survivor Wall in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Cincy Childrens. This is where almost 7 years ago, Roman stayed in the hospital for a solid month straight for his bone marrow transplant.

I want to say that we would not have had this amazing opportunity had it not been for the help of my dear friend and neighbor Kim Kruspe. We love you Kim! In November, Roman had a professional portrait session done in his Taekwondo gear. Sheridan was also able to have a few pics done too. These pics were taken by a BMT nurse named Stacie. She and Dr. Davies both work together on this amazing project, where they choose a child who survived a BMT for each disease they have transplanted. Roman was chosen to represent Neuroblastoma.  
Today was THE most amazing day for Roman and our family. He got to choose where to hang his Survivor portrait on the Survivor Wall. He got to stand ever so proudly next to his portrait smiling of course! For Mike and I it was like walking right back into our emotions from almost 7 years ago. A sense of pride came over me as I saw his portrait being hung. I teared up as I was thanking Dr. Davies for doing what she is doing. Having our son on that Survivor Wall giving hope to other Neuroblastoma families fills our hearts completely. Seeing him in his Taekwondo gear with fists prepared to fight means more than the world to us. Roman was a fighter back then and he will always be a true fighter in the future.     Derney(grandma) got to be a part of today as well. She and Duppy both were so involved with taking shifts at both the hospital...

Welcome to the Rescue Roman website.
I am a happy, adorable 8 year old little boy. With the exception of having a peanut allergy, I've been perfectly healthy until my swollen right eye led doctors to discover I have cancer. I was diagnosed in April 2007 with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, High Risk, N-Myc non-amplified. I was 18 months old.

Thanks for visiting my website.
Keep reading to learn more about me and my fight against cancer.

Did you know the gold ribbon is the symbol for childhood cancer?

Survivor Wall at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

It's Been 6 Years Since Transplant!

Read these Childhood Cancer Findings...

Everyday is Childhood Cancer Awareness Day.

Follow this link to read Jody's thoughts of Roman's first year post diagnosis.

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Two Feather's Prayer
Hear me, four quarters of the world-- a relative I am!
Give me the strength to walk the soft earth.
Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand,
that I may be like you.
With your power only can I face the winds.
Great Spirit...all over the earth the faces of living things are all alike.
With tenderness have these come up out of the ground.
Look upon these faces of children without number
and with children in their arms,
that they may face the winds
and walk the good road to the day of quiet.
This is my prayer hear me!
Black Elk, Sioux

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