Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Miracle Maker

December 28, 2011: today Sy's blood work came out great and his kidneys are functioning again at 100%! Doctors said if they didn't know Sy they would have no idea he even had cancer by looking at him. This is not the end, he still has a ways to go but this is a step in the right direction. For the 3rd time in 10 months I spent part of my day crying...in joy. 1st time was when scans came back showing chemo was working and tumors had shrunk, 2nd time was a month or so ago when tumors were still shrinking even though he had been off chemo for 2 months and then again today when I heard his kidneys were back for the fight. I may not be religious but at some point you have to start believing in something bigger then you and I believe something or someone is helping Sy though this fight and he is a miracle story in the making. Please keep the positive thoughts and prayers coming because it all is working some way or another. Thank you.

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Wish Come True

Dec. 26, 2011: Sy recently returned from his Make-a-Wish trip to Florida. Thanks to Make-a-Wish and Give Kids the World (GKTW) Sy was able to visit Sea World, Epcot Center, Universal Studios, Whoville, Harry Potter Land and Disneyworld! His name is now on a gold star that will forever be at GKTW and Sy has memories that will last forever.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

In Sy We Trust

December 6, 2011: every time you feel weak, not in the mood, or giving up hope, I want you to think of Sy. Through 11 rounds of chemo, an oral chemo drug every day, no hair, time away from his friends, constant trips to the hospital he has not stopped fighting. Yesterday Sy had scans done and for the 1st time in 8 months he decided he wanted to be awake for the scan. He was a trooper and continue to stare cancer in the face and tell it he is not scared. They returned the hospital today to meet with doctors and go over the scans. Mind you, he has been off chemo now for almost 2 months. Not sure what to expect we prayed harder and tried to think positively. Well let me tell you, Sy is stronger than any of us will ever be! Sy continues to beat the odds. Tumors in his lungs and liver have shrunk in size and number! Doctors have decided for Sy to continue his oral chemo drug with obvious follow up appointments. And thanks to the San Jose mercury newspaper article we have had amazing out reach and inquiries of ways to help and is looking into a clinical study. So fingers crossed the current treatment continues to work and the clinical trial works and can not only save Sy's life but others with liver cancer.Thank you for all of the support, prayers and faith. Don't stop believing!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sy's recent adventures

December 3, 2011: Sy finally got to take his first plane trip and was fearless. When Matt asked him if he was scared he said "Dad I have cancer, airplanes don't scare me no more, the plane just gets me closer to angels I always see around me." He is so amazing, makes me smile and cry at the same time.

When they all arrive in LA for another boxing event. They were met by Oscar De La Hoya and the rest of the Golden Boy crew, and Garcia Boxing group. Sy was once again there for weigh ins and introductions. He got to go to Disneyland for a little bit on Friday but Saturday was the big event. Sy was in the ring, presenting the belt and sitting ring side to cheer on the fighters. Did I mention it was all seen on Showtime? Yup someones getting famous and loving every minute of it. Thank you to Garcia Boxing and Oscar De La Hoya for showing Sy such a good time!