Thursday, June 12, 2008

Conquer Childhood Cancer Act Passed!!!!

June 12, 2008

The U.S. House of Representatives UNANIMOUSLY passed the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act (now called the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act) today with 416 positive votes (as if anyone in Congress would have the huevos to vote against cancer kids). Thank you for the over 20,000 letters, faxes, and e-mails you have sent that helped sway your representatives. Hopefully, the Senate will follow suit soon, and of course, that the President will sign the bill into law. When those two things happen, we will have a new mission. We must once again return to full action to get appropriations to support the bill.

Erin and I are already back in town. Days three and four went as scripted and we're set to go sledding tonight (for those of you trying to figure out Texas geography, A&M has a ski mountain with artificial turf where they teaching skiing as a PE class and let locals schedule sledding parties. Once you get over the idea of sledding on damp, green plastic grass, you can have a great time). Erin will do physical therapy in the pool while I teach tomorrow, then we will depart for the final day of chemo with our friends Tonie and Janice Sahm (her real name not just a pseudonym for stay-at-home-mom). The IV version of irinotecan has required more zofran for stomach upset, but less imodium (actually no imodium) for diahrrea.


  1. Hi, I stumbled on your site while searching for the childhood cancer act! Isn't this awesome news for all of us!

  2. Hey Beungers!
    I am happy that Erin was outta there early on Thursday - we had a late apt for some reason???
    Anyway - Tell Erin Thanks for thinking of Hans and packing a book to read to him. What a peach! Right now dinosaurs, sharks, and volcanoes are among his favorite things to read about...
    Glad that erin's clinic week is behind her and she has a big week at camp to look forward to!