Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!

Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!
Maddy has officially become a big sister!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Just a Quick Note

We hope you all are doing well and we continue to thank you for checking in. Madelyn is doing great. We believe she saved the "terrible twos" up to really let us have it in the threes!!!:) She is full of spunk, personality and has her own agenda...and she won't hesitate to tell you what it is. I tell Rick she takes after him and he tells me she takes after me...go figure!!! Our next checkup is on April 15th. We are on 6 month intervals now, so if everything goes well, we won't need to go back until October!!

We had the opportunity to participate in the USC Dance Marathon last weekend. Every year they have a 24 hour dance marathon and all the money goes to the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital (This is the hospital that Madelyn was treated at.) They raised $144,000!!!!!!! We spoke to the dancers and told them Madelyn's story and tried to explain how important the money is that they raised for the hospital and without it, there wouldn't be nearly as many happy endings! There were 1,000 dancers and they all did a cheer for her. At first she was shy, but by the time we left, she was on stage by herself hoola hooping!!

We are truly blessed for our healthy baby girl, our family and friends....all of you who still think of our family and check in on us. Thank you and please continue to pray for all those who are starting, in the midst or at the end of their battle against this terrible, terrible monster!!

We love you all!