Sunday, March 11, 2012

Celebration time!!… Day 1210 10MAR12

Today being the amazingly special day it was called for a celebration!

But first Joshua had to take his LAST DOSE OF CHEMO!

A little while later Renee's parents picked us up and took Joshua and the family to a really nice dinner at Red Lobster. They choose the restaurant so that Joshua could get his favorite crab legs, which he did :) It was a yummy meal! We left there and headed in to Tampa because our great friends at the Pediatric Cancer Foundation had gotten the whole family tickets for the hockey game. My dad met us at the ice rink and we all headed inside. Our tickets came from the Vincent Lecavalier Foundation and were in his suite, center ice! Vinnie is the Captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning and a fantastic guy with strong ties to the pediatric cancer world. We got a chance to talk with him a bit in the suite during the game. 

Joshua and Vinnie Lecavalier

Our view of the ice

The suite was fantastic and the boys and all of us really enjoyed being there. During the second intermission one of my good friends who works in the television studio for the Lightning put a special message to Joshua from all of us on the jumbotron, it read:

Congratulations to 9 year old
Joshua Gandy!

You are 100% cancer free!
You won buddy!

It was amazing to see that lit up in the middle of the rink for 20,000 people to see!

After the game was over we headed down to meet up with Coach Raymond for a visit. He took Joshua back to hang out with the players for a little while to celebrate his final day of treatment. 
Joshua with Martin

We headed home after that, tired but having had a wonderful celebration for our little guy. A big thanks to all of the people who helped make his night so special!

1 comment:

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

What a wonderful way to celebrate your victory. I am so proud of you and very happy your journey is at an end.

You are the Mightiest Warrior ever and will always be my Champion.

Love, Hugs and Kisses,