Friday, October 06, 2006

City Interview

We had our interview with CityTV yesterday. It did end up being Anne Mroczkowski conducting the interview. She is a very nice woman and extremely professional. She did not leave our home until almost three in the afternoon so it did not surprise me when she called shortly after she left to say that they would not make it downtown in time to get the story to the editors in time. She informed us that she would let us know when it was on. I guess there is a possibility it being on tonight, but if there is one thing I have figured out with this disease it is that nothing is for sure. I do promise everyone here that I will let you know when it is going to be on the air.

Back in May, when we were still in isolation at the hospital, I received a phone call from a friend I had back in high school. He now teaches at that same high school (Pope John Paul II) we went to school at and was touched by our situation. He was hoping that our high school would do some fundraising to offset some of the costs in our battle against ADA deficiency. I received a few calls from him in the past weeks to let us know that Pope John Paul II have decided that they are really excited to help out our family. This Saturday, they will be holding a carwash in Scarborough at Millie's Pool Hall where the proceeds will be donated to Parker. If you are interested in getting your car washed and help out our family, you can head down to Millie's between ten and two. The car wash will cost a minimum five dollar donation. In addition to the car wash, they will be donating the money they raise for this month's "civies day" to Parker. I know I have said it many times, but our family is so touched by all of the people that have donated their time or money to helping our son. We mentioned it yesterday in our interview, but the strength that we get from family and friends is so important in Parker's recovery.

Lastly, I had mentioned a few days a go that I said Parker would be able to get himself to a sitting position by himself on a regular basis by today. Mission accomplished. The little guy has no problems propping himself up whenever he feels like it. The thing is, he is much more interested in hanging out on his stomach then sitting on his bottom. It seems every time he sits himself up he realizes the view is much better from his tummy. As a result, he only stays sitting for a few minutes before going back to his stomach.

2 comments:

Barb said...

Parker,
What a great smile. Sitting all on your own, what an accomplishment!

"Civies days" certainly takes me back some. I am sure everyone wants the chance to wear something other then their uniform and helping you in the process, even better!!!

Can't wait for tomorrow night, I hope there is a big turn out.

Barb

Natalie said...

Hello Parker Poo!

It is so exciting to see you sitting up all by yourself! What a big, strong boy you are!

I hope that you have a very happy thanksgiving little one...I am very thankful that I get to see adorable little you each day and to learn about all of your accomplishments! You are a special, wonderful, amazing boy Parker Poo and I do, do, do love you!!!

Lots of Love,
Auntie Natalie xoxoxo