Cakes for Cody!
drawing for a Banana Nut Cake donated by Olga Bauer
and a Decorated Easter Cake donated by BJ Clark
Update provided by Cody’s Grandmother, Brenda Clark:
Cody was the star of the show on Saturday as he was
asked to throw the first pitch at the opening
ceremony for our Dixie Youth Baseball season.
As you can see, he has a mean little right arm.
He was so proud and while he couldn’t stand on his
own, his dad was there to support him. I can’t
imagine the thought that was going through his
little brain as he struggled to get his arm to work
well enough to throw the ball with hundreds of
onlookers watching. I know his determination
to get well is as strong as it was to throw that
first pitch. I must admit it was a very
emotional day for EVERYONE. Cody will return
to Duke on April 17th to have his catheter implanted
to begin his chemo on Monday, April 21, 2014.
While you can never be prepared to go through this
treatment, we are so ready for him to get this all
behind him so that he can play baseball and
basketball next year. He has 4 months of
treatment, 1 week of chemo and 3 weeks to recover.
I’m not sure at what point during the monthly
treatments he will receive his stem cells that will
help reduce the number of days he will need for
recovery time. He will be admitted into the
Children’s Hospital in Duke the week of his
treatments. I’m not sure at this point if they
will stay in Duke during his 3 weeks of recovery or
if he will be allowed to stay at home. We are
praying that he will stay well and his blood count
will stay up so that he will be able to stay home.
Tickets may be purchased at the Bladen County
Finance Department for $1.00 each.
Cakes can be picked up after drawing at 11am on
Thursday, April 17th. County offices will be
closed Friday for Good Friday. This project is
sponsored by Tina’s co-workers at Bladen County