Originally Posted 8.19.2010 “avastin”

at 2 pm today I will be hooked up to my new drug, avastin..im chugging water with the hopes that my veins can perform today, while running to the bathroom every 5 minutes it seems. im numb to the world, but focused at the task at hand..

yesterday i met a 5 year old girl who is being treated at sloan for neuroblastoma, a rare (500 children in the US) form of cancer. she was a doll..sweet little voice, shy little eyes, spinning in a chair going round and round..
today she they will examine her bone marrow..im worried about my veins, and this sweet little munchkin has to go through that pain..

a very humbling experience..

please send her your thoughts..isabella santos..

(take a look at the video towards the bottom)



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by Colleen Dangerfield at Saturday, August 21, 2010, 1:13 PM

so glad about your markers!! i am thinking of you and praying. love to you and ange. xoxo.

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by Sasha Rau at Sunday, August 22, 2010, 7:14 AM

Glad I could be with you, that your veins cooperated, and that yougot to experience wonderful Ann…

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by Jessica Moser at Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 8:38 AM

I was thinking of this when you told me this story but now that I’m reading it, and realizing when this all went down and all the other crap you were dealing with around the Avastin, I have to say that so many people would only have wrapped themselves up in their own problems. Some because they are selfish, but many I suspect because they just wouldn’t have had the capacity to get past their own fear / anger / sadness. Your instinct was to move right past yourself to sympathy for someone else, and is just another indication of the amazing person you are.

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by Sasha Rau at Thursday, August 26, 2010, 6:16 AM

Jessica: agreed.

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by Jennifer Merendino at Thursday, August 26, 2010, 8:10 AM

such sweet things to say…love you girls..

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