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
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
AA's DVD Honor Moment.
I am currently in Manhattan running some errands before I start school on June 4th and had to go by Memorial Sloan Kettering to drop off some cartoon DVD's that we accidentally brought home with us after we checked out of the hospital back in March. I was able to see some of the staff we were cool with, including Julianna Y. & Alyson S. They were very instrumental in the ability of all three of us to deal with our ordeal with cancer. Something they said really struck a cord with me. They said that they miss us still and that various staff members and families still ask for us and about how we are doing. They told us that so many people feel that we were role models for being great parents that did every thing possible to provide AA with every opportunity to succeed with his battle with cancer. It was very unexpected but it was a nice way of AA honoring us through his experience. We never did this to gain respect or admiration from anyone, we just did what we needed to do to fight for our boy. The boy we love. There was only so much we could do against something that does not understand compromise but we are satisfied in knowing that we placed all our cards on the table and have no regrets about how we treated AA. Most importantly, AA knows that now and I am sure he knew it then.