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, we are very sad many days, 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, ongoing support system.