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Day 1 of the Fundraiser

WOW! Yesterday was amazing. I am completely over whelmed by the many people who so generously donated.

We started by having Otter Pops, suckers and chocolate dipped pretzels. Well the pretzels were gone in about 10 minutes. We had a lot of disappointed kids. We will have more today. So look for them. We ran out of suckers. The funniest part was that half of the otter pops didn't freeze. So we had otter pop explosions. My white shirt was not a white shirt with red polka dots. It was worth it and the dots did wash out.

Thanks for the comments, posts, love and encouragement!

I just wanted to let you know that Erin and I love to see your comments. I love to read them to her and see her smile. It is encouraging, especially at those times when you feel all alone. Then you read all the love and encouragement from each of you and it lifts our spirits. Thank you for the posts.

KEEP THEM COMING!!
Love,
Nancy and Erin

4 Days Only at Orchard Elementary

Erin Hope Galbraith a 2nd grader here at Orchard Elementary has been battling for 3 1/2 years with cancer in the form of a brain tumor. She has recently undergone surgery to have a tumor removed but further treatments are required. All who know Erin love her. She is a spunky, feisty, loving little girl with a fighting spirit. In October of 2005 she was given six months to live and because of faith, prayer and her fighting spirit she has beaten those odds. You can read more about Erin at www.hope4erin.com

April 22, 2009 Update on Erin

Today is Wednesday. Erin has gone to school all week. She is so happy and loving it. Erin is behind in school because of all the days she has missed. I was so concerned as to what to do. Mr Bezzant told me that she finally qualified for a 504 aide to help her because of her disability. YEAH! She came home from school yesterday with a perfect score on her math test. I was so shocked. I am amazed at how fast she learns and gets back on track.

Again with Erin by Kate

Today Erin started feeling yucky. She is getting tummy aches. She can't do anything without getting headaches. It is sad that when she stands up to do stuff that she gets a tummy ache or a headache. My mom said that Erin went to school and was fine. That is true but today she has not been feeling good. I will tell you what we do.
Thanks bye
Kate

Kate's Thoughts

I am Erin's sister. She is the best sister I could ever have.When Erin goes to the hospital it is always hard for the Galbraith family. This last Brain Tumor we always knew something was wrong and we found out that Erin's Tumor grew back and we would have to take her back into the hospital and that put me in tears but she made it through and she came home and went back into the hospital so they could put a drain in and she came home and guess what?

Today was Headache FREE!!

Can you believe it. For the first time in literally weeks Erin was headache free. I am so excited I wanted to tell you.

Another great thing was that she went to school today! ALL day. She has been wanting to go to school so bad, so she went yesterday for 2 hours and it went good. Today she went all day. She did great. No headache and she had so much fun. I am so happy.

Again, Erin needs your help!

We met with the radiation team regarding Erin's care. After much pondering, prayer, etc. the decision was made to not do radiation.

We are taking Erin back to her doctor in Mexico. We need to go as soon as we get her passport. We need to raise $2500 to get her down there.

In the past the health plan Dr. Calzada put Erin on stopped the growth of her tumor. We have tried other things but none of these are working so we are heading back to Mexico.

If you know of anyone who can help fund her trip to Mexico send an email to erinhope@comcast.net.

Thanks for everything.

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - We had to take Erin back to the hospital!

Over the weekend, Erin started to get very sick. It was the same kind of headache she had been having over the last month. I called the neurosurgeon and he said to watch her real close and if she got worse to bring her to the ER. That was on Sunday.

Monday, March 30th she was crying with such intensity. I decided to take her to PCMC. On the way she got so she wouldn't respond. I could tell she was breathing and her heart was breathing but that was it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - Discharge Day

Today Erin was given the okay to go home. YEAH!! I was so happy and so was she. The last week has had its emotional ups and downs. We thought we would get to come home on Monday, but the doctors wanted to observe her for another 24 hours.

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