Hello friends! I hope this finds everyone doing well. We have been living in the Birmingham area for about two months now, and we are slowly settling into our new environment. There have been lots of changes for each of us - some good, and some difficult to accept. I believe that the move has been hardest on Noah; he doesn't get to see his extended family nearly as much, and he misses them a great deal...especially his Mimi and Grammy. Not having a backyard to roam and ride his 4-wheeler in has been difficult, and his behavior has reflected his anger and frusteration towards all of the change. But he has overcome much greater adversity than this and I believe he is beginning to adjust to his new life, and will be just fine. He loves going to school (MWF at our church's dayschool program) and is very proud of his lunchbox. I am very thankful that his frustrations and concerns for the past 6 months have had nothing to do with hospital visits, medications, radiation, sedation, etc. We have been blessed with many treatment-free days!! With Noah's upcoming MRI - this Thursday, Oct. 20 - we are asking for prayers that the coming months will also be treatment-free, that the effects of radiation will manifest in no other way than the deterioration of his tumor, and that the MRI on Thursday will show NO TUMOR GROWTH! We are praying that we can update this blog on Thursday with another diagnosis of "stable."
This past Saturday the Ghost Warriors Motorcycle Club from Arab, AL hosted a very successful benefit ride for Noah, and we, once again, are at a loss for words to describe how grateful and humbled we are at the generosity of so many people. There were many businesses as well as individuals who contributed to help the event become a success, and we forever indebted to you!
I can't close this post without sharing about a sweet little boy who is fighting for his life in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital: Justice Perry isn't quite 2 weeks old and has an amazing story. His family has been an encouragement to us, especially in the beginning of our Noah's fight. Troy and Sara, their first son Noah, and now Justice are some of the finest examples of walking out faith that I have seen. Please watch this video for a glimpse into their lives, and what they are facing. You can also follow Justice's progress here on their Facebook page. And most importantly, please pray for Justice's healing, and strength for the family.
Thank you for reading this update, for wondering how Noah is doing, for continuing to pray for his complete healing, and for not forgetting that EVERY DAY 46 children are diagnosed with cancer, and 7 lose their fight.
We love you guys! Check back Thursday for an MRI update!
These posts are written by Noah's parents Jessica & John David Crowe. The default author is Jess, and those written by John David will be noted.