When Lily was first diagnosed with leukemia,
her principal, Mr. Jordan, visited her at the hospital and told her that on his birthday he would come to the neighborhood
pool and slide down the water slide with her to celebrate the end of the most intensive part of her treatment. Sunday,
July 26, 2009 was the day that Mr. Jordan kept his promise. Here are some photos from that day.
Lily and Sophie loving on Troy and Snowball - the new kittens
Photos from the 2009 Country Music Marathon,
1/2-Marathon and Children's Marathon
Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009
Lily's 8th Birthday - April 9, 2009
Lily and Sophie welcomed Lily's birthday
present: Rosie, their new chihuahua.
April 9, 2009
Getting her head shaved - March 26, 2009
Lily decided that she wanted to go
ahead and get her head shaved. She knew that the rest would fall out anyway during the next stage of treatment. She
told the stylist, "I need to get my head shaved because I have leukemia." Afterwards she said, "Thank
Beautiful inside and out
Chic and gorgeous!
Lily was in the hospital because of low
blood counts in this photo from February 9, 2009. Despite the low blood counts, she felt good. At one point she
was turning pirouettes around the room.
Sophie and Lily doing the "booty dance"
at the hospital on 2/9/09.
Wrapped up in a down comforter - ready
to watch "Air Bud" on TV. Such a cozy and warm way to spend a winter's evening! January
Here are Lily and Sophie on January
31, 2009. They were talking on the banana-phones!
Sophie and Lily on Tuesday, January 13,
2009 - Just finishing up six weeks of treatment.
At home on January 4, 2009. Lily
is wearing a cool new hat! Only 5-10% of kids lose their hair during this "induction" phase of treatment,
and Lily was one of them. There was just a little left at this point.
Miley Cyrus came to Vandy Children's Hospital on December
23,2008. She spent time talking with each child - and she gave Sophie and Lily autographed pictures.
A few days after Lily was diagnosed,
Sophie read one of her kindergarten books to Lily in the hospital.
Playing games on her DS helped her pass
the time while she was in the hospital. Early December 2008.
This photo was taken at Gimmie's house
in Georgia on Thanksgiving Day, 2008 - four days before diagnosis. In addition to the back pain, Lily was
now pale and had circles under her eyes. She still felt well enough to turn cartwheels in the yard with her cousins for awhile
At gymnastics - 12 days before she was
diagnosed with ALL. Two days before this picture she'd been to the pediatrician who said her back pain was probably because
of straining a muscle in gymnastics.
This photo was taken in July 2008
while Lily was at the beach in Florida with her family.
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