Friday, June 29, 2018

Autumn Jones' Fundraiser for Caroline / Clinic Visit Update

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Caroline STRONG fundraiser last night!  We had a great turnout, and we were truly blown away by the love and support from all of our Franklin-area friends and neighbors.  Caroline had a wonderful time seeing so many of her buddies, including her new pal, the Predators mascot, Gnash (major props Brian and Lincoln!). 

An extra special thank you to Autumn Jones for creating and organizing the entire event!  She put a ton of work and effort into this and we are beyond grateful for her dedication from start to finish.  Autumn, you rock and we love you! (*Fun fact: Autumn hosted Margaret's baby shower for Caroline back in 2013*). 

We also want to give a shout out to Autumn's VP's of Party-Planning, Cris Smith and Elizabeth Regas, and to all of the other folks that worked the raffles, check-in, kids' tables, grills (pretty much all the Jeffs in the VOC), DJ booth, dance judges, auctioneers, etc...we appreciate every one of the volunteers.  It was a night we will remember forever!  Our hearts are full and y'all are amazing!

Caroline visited the VUMC outpatient clinic today for her regular check-up, and (finally!) got mostly positive news.  Her platelets, white blood cells and ANC (immune system) counts were all strong!!!  However, she did require a red blood cell transfusion as a result of low hemoglobin numbers. The doctors seem pleased with her recovery progress, so as of now, we are on track to start Round 2 of High-Dose Chemo / Stem Cell Transplant on July 16th.  Please continue to pray that Caroline stays healthy (and happy) over the next few weeks to avoid any delays in the treatment protocol/timeline!

As parents, many days we are very sad and really do struggle to get through the day, but you folks help keep us moving forward.  So, once again, thank you for all of the love, support, prayers and well-wishes from near and far.  We could not do this without our incredible, on-going support system.

Team Lantz

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First time on a swing in almost 2 months!

FREEZE Dance!

Meeting Gnash!

Sporting her Gnash gear for clinic...

Cracking herself up while getting her blood transfusion - LOL!

4 comments:

  1. Awesome news!!! We had a blast at the Birthday bash. Caroline looked great and we pray for her and you guys too as she moves forward to this next treatment. God bless you all.

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  2. I'm so glad it went Well! I pray for her and your family every day. ❤

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  3. Great to read that Caroline's fundraising event was successful! I hope your family is able to participate in a few more special activities before Caroline is scheduled to undergo her second course of treatment! Continued Prayers to y'all! God Bless!

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