Today was the end of Carlene’s Radiation treatments and she is off to spend the day at Disneyland!!!!  She’s awfully tough and handled the whole chemo & cancer issues with great courage, and she has finally finished the long journey with a smile the whole way through.  We are so thankful to God for watching over her, and our entire family is so thankful for all the support and prayers that you all here on the blog have been sending her. It’ easy to be a fan of Movies, Star Trek  and find folks to share those things with, but what I have found is that the blog here has become a place where good friends are aplenty.  Couldn’t ask for anything better than a bunch of good friends to stand by you when times are tough!!!  Thanks again for all those kind heartfelt messages and for taking the time to write to her both here and on her blog!!! We get a pet scan in a couple of weeks to make sure everything is gone and stays that way and I’ll post up anything new that happens.

Love ya guys,


37 Responses to “Carlene!!!”

  1. 1 barriesuddery
    July 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Great news, John.

    Hope everything turns out OK and that this marks the end of this trying time for Carlene and the rest of your family.

    My heartfelt best wishes go out to you all.

  2. 2 Michael
    July 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Hey John! I don’t post here much but I do a lot of reading and i’m awfully happy to hear that Carlene is finished her chemo, I can’t begin to imagine how difficult it must have been for her and from all of your posts we can all gather that she faced the situation very courageouslym sounds like she deserves for things to go well and my prayers have been with her and your family throughout your postings.

    I hope that theres nothing but good news to come in the future!

    – Mike

  3. July 1, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    That is great news!

  4. July 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    That really is great news. And what better place to celebrate than Disneyland! 🙂

  5. 5 Matt Boardman
    July 1, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    That’s great news! Situations like these really can put the person experiencing it and their family through the proverbial ringer, but I’m happy that you all made it through it and perhaps a little stronger than before!

    God bless you and your family, John! 🙂

  6. July 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm


    Wonderful news! Carlene is a very strong little girl to make it through this.

  7. 7 Mark Delgado
    July 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Jon, you and I are kindred spirits. Just like with Carlene, my father just recently had to undergo chemo, in his case for colon cancer. Luckily, he survived it (some say the cure is worse than the disease…), and now he’s totally cancer-free. My heartfelt wishes go out to you and your daughter.

    • 8 johneaves
      July 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm

      And to you to Mark!!! We’ll keep you and your dad in our prayers too

    • 9 deg
      July 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm

      Indeed Mark, prayers for your dad your way, eh.


    • 10 DeanneM
      July 1, 2009 at 5:09 pm

      So glad to hear that he’s cancer free!

    • 11 Terry
      July 1, 2009 at 6:32 pm

      My Dad too had a bout with colon cancer about two years ago, he had good days and bad ones. Luckily they found it very early and he has been cancer free for the last two years.

      Good to hear that the treatment is over John, and that she can get back to being a happy and healthy kid.


  8. 12 Jim in NZ
    July 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    So glad to read that John.

    Here’s hoping that the scan shows up all-clear and that Carlene is on her way to a full recovery.

  9. July 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Yea! So good to hear, John! 🙂

    God bless ya all, eh.


  10. 14 Richard Knapp
    July 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Great news John, best wishes to Carlene, you, and your family.

  11. July 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Really nice to hear John, its nice to know that this rough chapter is over and done with! Shes going to be one tough trooper when shes older!

  12. July 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Great news. Congrats to her and your entire family.

  13. 17 DeanneM
    July 1, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Yea! The semi-patiently awaited news that the treatment is over!!

    I’m sure she’s having a great time in the “Happiest Place on Earth.” 😀

  14. July 1, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Glad to hear the ordeal’s nearly over for you all. 🙂

  15. July 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Hoping for all the best and God bless.

  16. 20 Matt Wright
    July 1, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Great news and what a wonderful way to celebrate! Disneyland is always a good time 🙂

  17. 21 Syd Hughes
    July 1, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    That is fantastic news! Very best wishes.

  18. July 1, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    So glad to hear that things are going well. Have a great time in Disneyland!

  19. 24 Jonathan Burke
    July 1, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    God bless Carlene and your whole family, John. 🙂

  20. 25 Scott D
    July 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Glad to hear the great news, John! Bet the family’s thrilled that your going to Disney to celebrate! 😀

  21. 26 Buckaroohawk
    July 1, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to Carlene and your whole family, John. Fingers crossed for a full and complete recovery. She’s a very courageous little girl. Peace!

  22. 27 Lt. Washburn
    July 1, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Best wishes to her and family.

  23. 28 meshula
    July 1, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Great news! Enjoy the Magic Kingdom!

  24. 29 Mark A-C
    July 2, 2009 at 6:54 am

    John, that is wonderful news. And I’ve found the optimism of both Carlene and you during this time inspiring.
    God Bless

  25. 30 Psion
    July 2, 2009 at 7:17 am

    This is great news, John. Good luck to all.

  26. 31 Seumas
    July 2, 2009 at 9:11 am


    Here’s to wellbeings!

  27. 32 Lee Staton
    July 2, 2009 at 10:41 am

    There’s an old saying: “The best way out is always through.”

    We are so happy that Carlene has made it through. Our prayers and best thoughts to Carlene and the rest of your wonderful family in hopes that you’ll only hear good news from now on.

    Love you guys,

    Barbara and Lee

  28. July 3, 2009 at 2:41 am

    Great to hear that! All my best wishes to Carlene!

  29. 34 Beta Capricus
    July 3, 2009 at 4:55 am

    What fantastic news! Hope things will be fine now

  30. 35 FSL
    July 5, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Disneyland. What a nice celebration. Thank God indeed

  31. 37 Mike Hamby
    July 8, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Hi John; I am also glad to hear that Carlene is through the treatments.. You all are in my thoughts and prayers always;; You guys ever need anything; let me know..
    Always your friend; Mike

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