Wednesday, September 2, 2015

First day of school...

Life has gotten quite busy. Traveling, working, raising a 2 year old, summer, weddings and general life. But sometimes life sneaks up on you when you least expect it. 

Today, most of the kids in the area started school. That means, All of Saoirse's friends started kindergarten. While this is heartbreaking in so many ways to me, I find myself wondering more about what it would have been like to have her here. 

What would she look like?
Would she be going to school with her friends or would we have home schooled her?
Would she have needed to have hearing aids to hear the teacher?
Would she make friends?
Would she have picked out a Frozen backpack?

There are so many questions. Questions that will never have answers. Questions that will never need answers. 

I hope that just maybe, some of the friends that knew her as a baby will remember her as they all make new friends at school. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

My name is Kezia...

My name is Kezia, and I have cancer.
I have a daughter named Saoirse, and she died of cancer.
I run a foundation for neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer.
I own a business that makes products for patients with cancer.

My life revolves around the word that most people fear - cancer.

I'm so DONE with cancer.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Long Time Coming

It's been a long time since I've written. It's been a really hard winter for me. Emotionally I just wasn't ready for Christmas, and Lochlan getting to his second one and actually enjoying it. And I wasn't ready for Lochlan to pass the age that Saoirse was when she died.

So, a longer post is coming, but I wanted to post something and thank everyone for all of the support and congratulations on our win at Impact Pediatric Health at SXSW. We are super excited for what this means for CareAline, and we are looking forward to making our sleeves and wraps standard care at hospitals. If you are finding this page through a link from an article, click here to find out more info about CareAline and what we do.

I also want to thank everyone who supported our road trip down to Austin from Boston over on indiegogo! We are still raising funds for our future trips, so please share our campaign with your friends and family and keep checking in to see where we have gone! I will be updating it this week with images from this past trip, and some links to all the news articles that have been published since our amazing wins!

I am feeling well. Still doing my alternative therapies, and tweaking them slightly, and feeling really good. My testing is showing some progression, but I'm looking into some different options to try and turn things around more quickly. I feel really wonderful though, and don't feel sick, so I am going to continue to listen to my body and try and work on focusing on myself and my health for the next couple months at least. Thank you to everyone who has been sending healing thoughts and positive vibes. It has definitely helped!