Thursday, February 7, 2013

Day 100 - So Long, Seattle

We're having an emotional day here in Seattle as we prepare to turn the page from this chapter to the next.  In the months since Dan's leukemia returned, we've been scared,  devastated, hearbroken and angry.  We listened to doctors tell us that treatment options were growing fewer and that this disease was a real threat to Dan's life.  We searched for protocols and clinical trials, we consulted with oncologists nation-wide, and prayed with family and friends that something would work so Dan could at least have the chance at a transplant.  But through it all, despite it all, and because of it all, we searched for hope and we kept the faith.  We practiced finding joys in the truly small things.  We quite literally lived each day like it was our last and we made memories along the way. 

It's day 100.  We're here.  We made it.  Dan beat the odds.  We finally heard the words complete remission.  There were more than enough ups and downs, twists and turns on this rollercoaster and we're ready to get off, for good.  So long, Seattle.  Good riddance, leukemia - see you never.
Now sit back, relax and share in our joy as we celebrate where we've been and how far we've come.  We did it together and we did it in love.  We have so many of you to thank on this very special day.

100 days

(I am not tech-savy enough to embed this video in the blog so you have to open a new window! :))



  1. I knew all along, that the shining beacon that you are, would not ever stop shining, now your light grows brighter, and its guiding you both back home to your families,
    Love you, very very happy for you

  2. Your journey is and has been inspirational, can't wait to read this chapter of your yet unpublished memoirs

  3. Absolutely love the video! Crying happy tears for you both!

  4. I'm also crying tears of joy! Well done Hanna and Dan - God is indeed Good! :o)

  5. You two are amazing!! What a hand you've been dealt this year, and it's no coincidence this is now the year of Faith. Our prayers remain with you! Love, John & Ann (now from Jacksonville, FL ) :)