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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Exciting News

It has been awhile since I have updated you. Justin was accepted early decision to Salisbury University and he will play soccer for the team. Justin is so happy that his dream of attending Salisbury University came true. He plans to continue his endeavors with Justin's Quest at Salisbury. The college student body is very community orientated and is a great match to help and work with Justin continue his work to raise awareness and find a cure for brain tumors.  I cannot explain to you the feeling that Audrey and I have. As I have said earlier that every milestone that Justin achieves is so incredibly important and gratifying because of his brain tumor. When he was diagnosed we never thought he would even be alive to attend college. Not only is he going to a fantastic academic school but playing soccer for great team. Having faith and the best medical team has helped Justin beat all odds. Also, all of the prayers that Justin has received and continues to receive is also making a difference. As I write this I have to pinch myself that Justin is here on this earth, doing well and enjoying life. About 2 months ago Justin came to Audrey and I and asked us if he can get a tattoo. Of course Audrey and I were shocked but he just turned 18 and can get a tattoo without our approval. I asked him what type of tattoo do you want. He said " I want to get a Tatoo with the saying God gives his hardest battles to his strongest warriors with his date of diagnosis 3/12/09." Well Audrey and I were taken back by this phrase as quite it frankly blew us away at the meaning of the saying and most importantly what it means to him. We told him that this is permanent for the rest of his life. Justin recognized this but felt very strong that his brain tumor is one of the things that defines who he is. We went with him to get the tattoo which he had placed on the right side of his ribs. It was incredibly painful for him, but he was a soldier. Justin is so proud of this tattoo because it gives him a permanent badge of courage of his plight and the continued desire to raise awareness and find a cure for brain tumors. This kid never seems to amaze me. We are going to Mass general Hospital December 16th for Justin's MRI and doctors appointments. Of course this is a very stressful time for him and the family. We have been going to the eye doctor every 6 months and getting a special eye mapping test of his eye and optic nerves every 6 months. All of this is testing is done alternatively thereby giving Justin testing every 2 months to catch any new changes in Justin's brain tumor. We are very blessed to have Justin here and the rest of our boys.We will keep you posted. Happy and healthy holidays to all!


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