Somethings we "Celebrate" every year.... Christmas, birthdays, and the like. Other things we celebrate only when they actually happen.... promotions, engagements. And still other things we celebrate because they are so very important that they deserve a special acknowledgement.
Today we celebrated one of the most important events in the history of our family. Today, February 1, 2010, an enormously critical milestone has been reached. Today Maddie has reached the Five-Year Cancer Free anniversary!! Our miracle girl has gone through those five years with absolutely no sign of any possibility that the disease will return. We can truthfully say that Maddie has been cured of cancer!
All cancer victims dream of reaching that goal, and sadly so many never get there. Their cancer recurs and they must once again deal with the uncertainty, the pain, and the fear while they go through another round of treatments that are nearly unbearable. And if that treatment is successful and the cancer goes back into remission, they must start that countdown clock back to the beginning and hope that this time they will reach that Five Year mark and be labeled "CURED".
Dancing in the streets will now commence!!!