Andrew Aidan, Our Fighting Warrior!
Andrew Aidan and his dog Beemer have been the pride and joy of their parents, Michelle & Roi ever since they were born. AA loved to take walks outside, play with his best friend Beemer and his Thomas the Tank Engine set of toys along with any other plane, helicopter, car, truck toy he can get his hand on. For those that have met him, they saw the soul of a mature adult in the body of a sweet, loving boy with a beautiful smile. He bravely battled an aggressive, inoperable, rare form of brain tumor called Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor or AT/RT that spread to his spine as well. This type of cancer effects less than 50 children a year in this country. He has been an inspiration to us and we are sure he will be a vessel of motivation to those in similar situations. Thank you God for protecting our boy!
Andrew Aidan (R.I.P.) , Michelle (Mother), Roi (Dad) & Beemer
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Luckily, we can count ourselves as owners of precious moments with AA especially after last night.
We are glad to say that AA had a better day yesterday and appeared to be in no pain or discomfort. He was more alert and opened up his eyes often and was reacting to alot of the stimuli we were giving him. We were once again blessed with the support of so many friends and family, including his Great Aunt Evelyn who flew in from Florida late last night to also spend time with him. Support that we could not have gotten through this with out. We were able to share alot of laughter and tears while reflecting on life with AA and in prayer as we were led in a very nice prayer session with Graciela, Michelle's "Aunt". It was very nice to have and to also have the baby reactive to it. We were also blessed enough to have a personal moment alone with AA. We were able to enjoy his beauty while telling him how much he means to us. Telling him of the immense sense of joy, love and pride that he has given to us as a gift for all to see. We were able to laugh, joke, cry and love our baby in solitude for a brief moment. A brief moment that we needed in order to start the process of healing which will take a very long time if ever to recover from. We were fortunate enough to see his precious eyes as he made so much eye contact with us and were even given one beautiful smile as well.
AA slept through the night comfortably unlike the last couple of nights even though his breathing is getting worse and it seems that his body is reaching the end of it's journey. Even though we are still faced with this reality, we still believe that God has not abandoned us and that there is still room for a miracle. In God we trust and we will give you more updates shortly. Until next time.