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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 8:31am

The Team Hailey 5k registration is up and running!  We have a bit of a new look this year, and an added feature of being able to be a virtual participant and/or fundraiser if you cannot attend in person the day of the event.  And this year when you register online, a personal fundraising page is automatically set up for you to use if you choose, which will allow you to more easily reach out to family and friends to support the cause, and qualify for your name to be entered in the drawing for great prizes.  This can still be done the good ole fashioned way as well, but now you have a choice.

As always, we encourage people of ALL ages and fitness levels to participate.

For more information on the event you can go to the EVENTS section of our website where you will find more details and the ability to register online or download a registration form and register by mail, or if you prefer to go directly to the online registration page you can click on http://teamhailey5krun.org.

Thanks in advance for your participation...we look forward to seeing many of you at the event, and having another record year of participation.  Lets get over 1,000 people this year!!

Quick update on Hailey.  Things have been going fine.  It appears we did get at least some shrinkage from the last few months of the new treatment.  The exact amount is a bit unclear to us at this point, but overall that is obviously great news.  We continue on with the treatments every other week.  Next MRI is in another 2 1/2 months or so.  Hailey has also gained some weight and for the first time in a long time is doing really well in that area.  Faith is doing well too.  She's loving first grade and doing well in school.  

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 11:07am

Hello to All!

We are gearing up for the Team Hailey 5K and finalizing our corporate sponsors. In the past Thrivent Financial has been a wonderful supporter. In order to be considered for funding, I have to submit the names of 6 Thrivent Members that will be participating or volunteering for our event. If anyone is a Thrivent Member and willing to provide me with information, please email me directly at shannonmeltz@yahoo.com.

 I need the following information in the email:

1) Thrivent Member Identification Number (found on your Thrivent statement)

2) Full Name

3) Address

4) Telephone Number


Thanks and Take Care!


Friday, January 14, 2011 - 8:33am

It appears Hailey's tumor has shrunk!  More details to come...

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 1:53pm

It's MRI week!  Since our last update we have had several treatments on the new regimen (Avastin/CPT-11).  Things have been going pretty well all in all.  Hailey did get sick for about 24 hours after the first few treatments earlier on, but we've gone about 3 treatments in a row now where she has not gotten sick at all afterwards.  She seems to be handling it better now.  No idea if that will continue. 

Of course, this is a big week because we have her MRI on Thursday and that will give us an early look as to whether this new treatment is working.

We are also still set to fly out to MD Anderson in late March to see their Proton Radiation center and meet with the doctors to determine if that is a realistic next option for Hailey if this current treatment fails and no other drug option becomes a better choice.

Basically, it's business as usual over here.  We're plugging away, continuing treatments, trying to live life.

Mark your calendars for the Team Hailey 5k.  It's coming April 16th!