This little guy has completed his chemo! He was very adamant that Jesus crushed his cancer and wanted that to be represented on his cake. He and I share a favorite bible verse which was taught to me some years ago by the first child I ever came across with cancer. It was very special to me to incorporate this verse into Keegan’s cake.
Sadly, I did not get a photo with Keegan (he was busy eating lunch) 🙂 I did get cropped into a photo collage though!
This is Brian! Can you guess what he’s in to? Sports. Any and all kinds of sports. Baseball, football and oh yes, hockey! I had the honor of creating my first jersey cake for Brian’s 16th birthday party-post cancer! He is currently in remission and doing well. Brian gave me a bit of schooling on sports and we talked a lot about the St. Louis teams. He is bright, funny, insightful and a total sports fanatic. I really enjoyed doing this cake for him and meeting him and his family was an honor! Such sweet people all the way around.
This was such a fun cake to do for Pheonix! She is a young lady after my own heart with her love of everything scary! I cannot tell you how ecstatic I was when I was informed her birthday would be on Friday the 13th and she would like to have a scary movie theme! Pheonix definitely got a scary cake- Jason, Michael, Freddy, movie reels and a marquis all in one cake. Every bit of this cake was hand made by me and completely edible with the exception of the light back lighting Jason.
This is JJ and his Power Rangers birthday cake. JJ celebrated his 5th birthday over the summer. Had a little mishap during delivery and JJ’s cake ended up a bit squished to the side. While I panicked-everyone else took it in stride. JJ loved his cake! That is all that truly mattered anyway.
Still keeping up the little guy-he’s still fighting!
Hello my lovelies! Long time, no blog. I’ve been busy! Really, really busy! I have a new love. It involves, kids, cakes and lots of smiles! For the past year I have been working with a wonderful charity organization called Cakes Against Cancer for Kids. Please visit their web page or their Facebook page to find out more about them. This wonderful group of people work hard all across the country on a volunteer basis to provide a birthday cake for kids who are fighting cancer. They also match volunteer bakers known as Gold Ribbon Bakers to children who have finished treatment. I am very proud to be a Gold Ribbon Baker. This year I have completed 4 cakes for 4 super kids! Some for birthdays, some for completing chemo. All of them warriors in my book.
Last year I completed 3 yes 3 whole 5k walk/runs. While this may not seem like a lot or even that hard to many, for me it was a challenge and a welcome one at that. Considering less than a year ago I could barely walk down my hallway and up until around the time of my first 5k I would definitely be exhausted and in so much pain that I would lie down after very little exertion of any kind. We’re talking if I stood for any length of time, say going to the grocery store or cleaning one or two rooms in my house, I was done. Finished. Out of commission for the rest of the day and sometimes for two days. Working my way through the first 5k was challenging. By the time the second 5k came around I was getting stronger. When it was time for the third and final 5k of 2013 I knew I was only going to keep working to get better and faster!
Now around a month later and a few weeks into the new year I am working hard to not only complete the 5k walk/runs I have planned, I’m also working to get faster. My hope is to complete 12-5ks this year! I began walking 3 miles each day and so far so good. I’ve only had 1 or 2 days where I absolutely could not do anymore and limped through the rest of the day and tossed and turned at night working through the pain. I am determined to get stronger. I’m determined to do a 15k by year’s end! I am addicted!
I thank my lucky stars for my family who loves me and protects but encourages me. I’m grateful for the friends who have gone out of their way to spend the day with me walking the 5k instead of running. I am blessed that I am able to get up and walk, sometimes with pain each and everyday.
To my girls-you know who you are, be prepared! I am addicted and on a mission to better myself and help raise money and awareness for the causes close to my heart. Hope you are all ready too!!
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