Video: First Dose, First Video Post

Way to tired to type update or anything deep just going through the emotions. Arrived at CHEO 8am and Aiden is fast asleep after long day; it is now 7:30 pm and he getting his first dose of Chemotherapy. No turning back now… ​​

January: No Pictures Just Words

So my last posts have been great, they have made me feel great. Focusing on the good has lifted my spirits and starting to write and be creative again has been a good therapy. But everyday my anxiety grows, so much that I am unable to sleep, the knot in my stomach pulling tighter and…

Video: Rehabilitation Journey

You do not know how far you have come until you look back. I am so amazingly proud of Aiden and all he had gone though. Everyday he is not only fighting to beat this cancer but to get back his ability to walk, speak and eat again. Over the last couple day Aiden has…

Home Sweet Home

I am finally sitting at my computer ready to write, but for some reason words do not come as easy. I look at my last post thinking it might kick this writers block but it only makes it harder as I realize I have not posted anything in a month; the last post: the ringing…

Guest Post: First Annual Almonte Pediatric Cancer Awareness Benefit 

Written by: Nina Wolstenholme EVENT DATE: December 10th, 2016 3 months ago Rebecca Keffer came to my house and asked if I wanted to help plan a benefit event.  I never thought that it would turn into the First Annual Almonte Pediatric Cancer Awareness Benefit with this years proceeds going to help Aiden Fortherby-Verk and his…

Ringing the Bell

Today is the Day! Today is the day that I have watched many other people do with tears in my eyes. An overwhelming of emotions.  Yesterday (Wednesday) I met with Dr Y and Dr H, they suggested that we forgo Aidens last radiation scheduled for Friday and make Thursday the last. Because Aiden had such…

Video: Walking for Pokémon Balls

​​ So we have finally found Aiden’s motivation! Over the weekend he has made amazing rehabilitation in his left arm/hand and coordination in his fingers and improvement in his eyes sight that he is now able to play iPhone games again! With that we also found out that there are new and different Pokémon in…

A half told story…

As I write this, I try to write this as a narrative, as a novel. I try to disassociate myself from the reality of the words in the story. If this was a novel it would be placed in the horror section because nothing is more scary then watching your child battle cancer. Watching your…

Bittersweet

At the Francis H Burr Proton Centre I sit once more, back to the routine I have grown accustomed to over the past 4 weeks. It was a bittersweet visit last week with Declan, Lynkon and Josh. Amazing to see them but also a reminder of everything we have already lost.   They arrived at…

Groundhogs Day

We left for hospital at 9:30 am this morning, after OT at 7 and PT at 8. Once again waiting, sitting in the MRI room; yellow walls, contemporary pale olive colored chairs. I wonder what studies have been done to determine the best color for waiting rooms, but truly I wonder what the results will…

Music Therapy

​​ We found a keyboard and Aiden seemed to love it! His right Arm and hand has improved sooooo much! He is holding a pen now BETTER then ever before (before surgery)!

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A hard slap of reality, I had almost convinced myself that Aiden would not lose his hair…. for some reason I thought since he was born with so much hair his hair cells would overcome the radiation. I know this may sound silly…. I am pushing down the tears and making jokes to get Aiden…