Thank you so much Make-A-Wish and Tommy Johnson Jr. Grandpa took Jillian and Sienna to the drags today compliments of Make A Wish of Southern Nevada. Not sure who had the best time, the girls or their grandpa Gil! Go Tommy Go!!!!
Good morning troops! Our little warrior is creeping up on her 9th birthday next month! So it is crazy that she still has all her baby teeth. Still have no idea whether or not the cancer treatment had anything to do with this or not. However, I have some exciting news! Jillian FINALLY lost her first tooth last night!!!!!
It had been wiggling for over a week now. It’s been driving her nuts and kinda painful. Last night at a restaurant while we were having dinner with Aunt Paula and Uncle Rob, she decided she had enough. She wiggled it until it started bleeding. Then Sienna and I went into the restroom with her. She wiggled it so much that she pulled it out!! The tooth fairy made her first visit and left Jillian a dollar. She was so exited!
So to all of you and the fabulous ToothFairy,
Special thank you to #makeawishsnv, Max Pawn, and especially Nate Schmidt of the Vegas Golden Knights for taking the time to care! My girls had a blast! Go get em Nate and #vegasgoldenknights 💜💛🎗
– General Dad
Hello Troops! Been a long time since I have posted. We have been busy living life and I had a slight technical issue with my phone. But now I’m back! Jillian had a yearly scan back in November and I am pleased to say she remains CANCER FREE!! She is enjoying the 3rd grade and taking piano lessons as well as karate classes.
Yesterday we attended the 2nd annual Cancer vs Construction event. This event was sponsored many companies. I need to give a big shout to to a few of these folks….
To my father’s employer Las Vegas Paving, Laurie Mendenhall, thank you so much for putting on this amazing event! And our very own Aunt Paula’s employer NDL Group participated with Jillian’s favorite activity- the sand box! And Fox 5 News…. thanks for covering this event and bringing more awareness to childhood cancers!
You all ROCK! A giant Jillian’s Army SALUTE!!!
September 21st marked the 4th anniversary of Jillian finishing her cancer treatment.
As September and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, there has been some promising news in the passing of the STAR Act. It looks like funding for childhood cancer research will move from 4% to about 7% if the STAR Act gets fully funded.
This is amazing news, but we still hope you will continue to help fund research. 46 kids a day are diagnosed with cancer and 7 die.
Kids fighting now don’t have time to wait.
If you are looking for a way to help, Rob and I are hosting our 4th annual Childhood Cancer Karaoke Show benefitting St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The show is this Wednesday, September 26th from 6-10 pm at Sunset Downtown which is a 21 and over venue. If you can’t attend in person or would like to donate with a credit card, you can donate online at https://www.stbaldricks.org/fundraisers/zookaraoke
Thanks for continuing to follow Jillian’s Army and supporting kids with cancer.
Wishing all you fathers out there a safe and happy Father’s Day!
You know you are all singing that song now… you’re welcome.
Anyway, another school year is in the books. Our warrior finished up 2nd grade with an award in Art. She has come a long way with her drawings. She will be moving on to third grade in the fall and I couldn’t be more proud. Her sister Sienna is moving on to junior high!!! Where is the time going???? Hoping you all have a safe and fabulous summer!
Hello troops!!! Let’s give a big shout out to our warrior Jillian! Today she turns 8 years old!!!
You fought a brave fight. Even though we have never met, I feel that the Neuroblastoma kids are like a family and we have lost one of our own. Fly high sweet girl.
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