Hello everyone. Things have been very tough lately. We found out this week that another family we were close to at Sloan lost their battle as their son passed on to the next phase of life. We wish them well. Michelle had a rough time on Tuesday as well as she broke down thinking of AA. Tuesday evening we went to the Compassionate Friends bereavement group in Manhattan and had a nice experience. We met some nice people that are going through similar experiences. What is nice about Compassionate Friends is that the loved ones lost have passed from all different scenarios. They are not only for families of cancer patients. We saw that many people have also suffered extreme tragedy and we wish them continue prayers and support. One activity that we liked from the group was when every one had a chance to tell a funny story of your loved one. My choice was of when I asked Andrew Aidan who was his daddy and he pointed to me and said "Bob the Builder". That was vintage AA. Always on his toes with the greatest responses. Afterwards Michelle and I walked to Madison Square Park and shared memories of AA while enjoying a night time snack at the Shake Shack. All in all it was another hard day which brought with it love, joy, tears, sadness and longing.
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