Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Donate Blood.… Day 543 11MAY10

Joshua did awesome this morning on his spelling test getting 21 out of 21 words right! We were thrilled that he did so well. Unfortunately he pretty much shut down after that and had  award time getting through reading. Good times.. Bad times… That is the nature of things. So far he has been doing good on the steroids and our least favorite monster has not made any grand appearances yet. After a little play time we loaded up to head into Tampa to the Children's Cancer Center. Joshua had tutoring with Zack and got a little math homework done. As soon as he was finished we split into two groups, Renee with the kids headed to Riverview, I headed to substitute teach a class for a friend. They went to Riverview HighSchool to support Florida Blood Services during their awards presentation. Riverview High has had amazing blood drives and are leading the state! Renee got up with Joshua in front of over 400 people and gave a short speech about the importance of donating blood to help kids like Joshua. She is turning into quite the presenter here lately. Everybody was resting quietly when I got him and it wasn't long before they all conked out for the night. They have earned a good rest :)


Jennifer said...

I am glad that Renee and Josh are able to motivate people like that, to give blood that is. Unfortunately, there are some of us that are unable to give, for various reasons, so we find other ways to contribute. :) You guys might be hundreds of miles away but you are never far from our hearts! We love you guys!


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Awesome on the spelling test! And I am so very happy to hear the least favorite monster is staying in another state.

Great job Renee with the pep talk at the blood drive. It makes a difference if the speaker has an up close and personal relationship to the topic.

Mr. Dylan is delighting me 9 million ways from Sunday. We are having fun and wish all of you could be here to share with us. Maybe in the Fall.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,