Tumor in the Femur

Because it's fun to say and we need to say fun things.


Irene Veldstra

Yesterday, my friend Susan from Homer, Alaska posted this on her Facebook page

🌟Please read! I need your help 🌟

One of a parent’s worst nightmares, “It’s Cancer”. The chilling, inescapable reality has hit one of my dear friends, her teenage son, and all of us who love them. I’ve known Atticus since he was a tot, and have watched him, from a distance unfortunately, grow into a talented, beautiful, young man who makes this world a brighter, better place. 💕 He is now in for an epic battle against Osteosarcoma and could use a few people in his corner. 💪

What I need from you:
Most of you know that I have a “side-gig” helping people better their skin through Rodan+Fields. This month I am donating my paycheck from R+F to “Atticus’ Healing Journey” so please, if you’ve thought about trying R+F for your skin or to boost your lashes, now is a great time.
If you don’t want to better your skin, or you already buy it from someone else, you can still help by sharing this post and referring your friends and your family to message me. I promise to take good care of them. 😉

There are 2 weeks left in the month, let’s show this family some love. ❤️

Susan was one of our Occupational Therapists when Anneka and Atticus were little. She witnessed a lot of tough (and embarrassing) times in our home and life during those days and was always such a great support. We still carry a lot of her OT tips and tricks with us even still (time to wrap someone in a burrito!). 



Go over to Rodan+Field and find some Life Changing skin care products, some amazing eyelash booster, and go over to Susan's page and order some stuff, and tell her thank you! The proceeds go to my family for lost income while I am on FMLA, and other unforeseen expenses that come up. 



Next, I updated our Amazon Shopping List  to include some other essentials for Atticus and the home. I know some of you have wanted to send care packages to him, so I made some ideas for that as well.  I want to reiterate that these are ideas, they don't have to come from Amazon, but it's an easy way for me to make a list and for everyone to see it. Even if you are crafty and want to make him a chemo beanie, we love hand made gifts too! 




I also started a Chemo Board on my Pinterest if you want to check it out for ideas on how to help, care package ideas, or you can send me tips or tricks I may have missed that would help too. 


You may also notice some changes to the sidebar on how you can tangibly help, so be sure to check that regularly and see if there is anything you want to do. Top priority right now is I need some cleaning fairies to help make sure my house is clean for a chemo patient

We are taking it easy the last couple of days, chilling at home, getting ready for a very busy week ahead.