First Day of 2021-2022 School Year
Fishing with the Cal's Angels Shane's Anglers Program
Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation Night Out at the Ballpark
Sawyer's transition from PICC line to Port
A couple months ago Sawyer told us and his team that he wanted to to transition from his PICC line to a Port.
He was so excited about the freedom this would give him! In preparation for the big day we made a countdown chart.
One of the last days Sawyer had his PICC line. He always had to be very carful with his line making sure it did not get wet. This always made playing around any water very tricky.
Heading back to surgery.
Sawyer 's port being accessed for the first time. He did amazing! He only needed numbing cream!
The Child Life Specialists at Comer gave him this extra special Lego for doing such a great job getting his port.
Sawyer's first time playing in the water since he got his port! It has been so wonderful seeing the freedom it has given him!
Family Beach Pictures March 2021
Fantasy Flight to the North Pole!!
We got to meet Benny the Bull!
Comfort dogs were there for the kids. They were all Golden Retrievers and Calvin loved them.
Waiting to leave for the North Pole!
When we landed at the North Pole we got to meet Santa! This was the first year that Sawyer actually talked to Santa and told him what he wanted for Christmas!!
Some of our favorite pictures of Jack
Chicago Bears visit the hospital!
2018 Family Pictures
First Day of School!
Jen took the boys apple picking for the first time this fall. Hopefully we can get in another visit!
We went to a Kane County Cougars game for Calvin’s birthday. We all had a lot of fun and the boys made it through the whole game and the fireworks after!
Seeing the bunny at the Cosley Zoo. Sawyer specifically asked to see it.
Sawyer’s friend Nicholas and his family were at the game too!
Last Round of Chemo!!!
A magician came to Sawyer's hospital room!! He loved it and got to bring a magic wand home too!
Kicking this tumor's butt is hard work!!
Play room time!!
Sawyer and Mommy's outing to Navy Pier!!
When Sawyer came out of his 8 hour surgery he had 5 pumps and 3 IV lines going into him.
At the hospital they have various games in the family life center and they stream them on the TV so kids in their room can play too. We’ve played a couple times but Sawyer never won. Well on Monday he played Body Parts Bingo and won this new camera. He was so excited!
On Tuesday Aunt Lisa, Grandma Williams, Grandma and Papa Hunter, Loree, and Jocelyn brought Calvin and we all got to visit.
St. Pius X Field Day!!
Calvin saw all the kids lining up and he immediately went over and lined up with all of them.
The shirts say “Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Courageous.” I think that describes Sawyer!
Move for The Kids 5K!!
Thank you to everyone who was part of or donated to Team Super Sawyer!!
Sawyer ran the kids dash!! He was awesome!!
Chemo Cycle 5
Sawyer presented a toy donation to Sara Stewart, Child Life Specialist at Lurie Children’s Hospital for the 17N Playroom from the St. Pius X Student Council! Thank you all so much for your wonderful donation!!
Flying paper airplanes in the halls!!
Putting together some Paw Patrol Puzzles!!
Mr. Flaherty's Haircut
Here we go!!
All the kids wanted to touch Mr. Flaherty's hair after.
Looking good guys!!
Calvin's ready for school. As long as there are trucks to play with there.
All of the kids loved having Calvin there. They sang Wheels on the Bus to him.
Chemo Cycle 3
As it turns out Sawyer and his new friend are fans of Puppy Dog Pals. She and her family gave Sawyer Bingo and Rolly. He loves them!
Sawyer painted a picture for his new friend!
We were so thankful to Grandma Fran, Aunt Lisa, and Jocelyn who came up and spent some time with Calvin while we had to be at the hospital with Sawyer.
A little playtime in the playroom kitchen!
Stem Cell Harvest
The first day was rather tedious. Not only did Sawyer have to stay in bed for the day but he had to be in a certain position so his blood flowing out and in had the same pressure. It meant he was kind of limited with the activities we could pass the time with, but he made do. The machine behind him pulls his blood out spins it in a centrifuge and separates the different components collecting the stems cells with the white blood cells and then pumps them into a bag. Then it returns the remaining blood components back to him. The wonders of modern medicine!
We got the dinosaurs to the island!
Hair Cutting Party!!
Recent Pictures 3/18
Because Sawyer wasn’t in school on his birthday his friends sang Happy Birthday to him his first day back!
We had a play day at the Museum of Science and Industry!
A little play time at the hospital while Sawyer gets some platelets.
Our wonderful neighbor Jen Blevins made Sawyer’s fantastic cookie birthday cake that he had requested!! It was delicious!!
Calvin thinks it’s Daytona Spring Break ‘95! 😆