Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We will be participating in Race for Wishes on Saturday, March 24th at Williams Square in Irving. This will be a fundraising event to raise money to give children with a life-threatening disease a wish through Make A Wish.
Sarah is the team captain and is raising money to sponsor her for the race. Hannah will be doing it with her as well.
We would love anyone to join our team and come participate in the event with us. There are lots of fun things to do that morning too like face painting, a bounce house, crafts, food!
If you would like to join us or sponsor us with a donation of any amount, please go to our team page

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Updated schedule in March

Sarah had the next to last Vincristine push yesterday. She is a little tired but her numbers were great. Steroids started yesterday so only this week and a week in March left with steroids. Then we will really know if it is the drugs or she is just being a 9 year old!

Her appointments were moved around in March. On March 13th she will have the final Vincristine push, start steriods. March 19th is the surgery for the back procedure and removing her port. March 26th is the last day she will take her daily chemo pills!!!!

Finally, the webpage for Wish Night is up. You can see Sarah's pictures at:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fun News

I thought you would also want to know about the fun things Sarah continues to have the opportunity to participate in.

1. She is one of the featured children for this year's Wish Night. This is the Make-a-Wish yearly event in North Texas. You can see one of her pictures from the photo shoot she did a few weeks ago. The theme this year is 1920's so she had fun dressing up in old style clothes. We won't be able to participate in Wish Night this year though as we have another opportunity that same month.

2. The Children's Cancer Fund has a yearly fashion show event to raise money for Children's Medical Center's research of kids' cancer. Sarah is excited about this fun event because we are helping raise money for research. She is also excited about her new dress from Dillard's that she gets to keep. I am a little excited about meeting people like Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach. You can read more about the event at

Monday, February 6, 2012

less than 2 months

Well, we have the end of chemo in sight! Sarah will go next week for a clinic visit and chemo and then we only have one more month to go. March will be the big month! The week of March 11th she will take steroids for what we pray the last time. On March 23rd, she will have surgery to remove the port and they will do the last back procedure at that time. On March 26th, she will take her last chemo pills!! My eyes swell up with tears as I read that sentence.

I personally have not dreamed much of that day because there are so many challenges we face on a daily basis, but as we get closer I am finding myself thinking about it more. I wish I could say I was a man of great faith who did not have any doubt that she would not face future challenges with cancer. I wish I could truly relax and not worry about her on a daily basis, but that is not the case. The cancer can come back, she could have many struggles with her body going through chemo "detox". We could find out years down the road that the chemo made her infertile. This will not leave us, it is a challenge Sarah, Anne and I will have the rest of our lives. The temptation is to fear bad news about Sarah's health and future.

The only Hope we can rely on is Jesus. The One who has walked with us during this challenge. I am continually reminded how my life is a daily struggle. I might not ever know the word 'relax' again, but I can still find Peace in the storm. Thank you Jesus for that calm even though my life rages with fear and doubt. We are in such need and the good news, Gospel, tells us that He can provide for all our needs. Wow, what a savior!

Please don't forget us in your prayers. Sarah still has two years of monthly checkups at the cancer clinic. Her liver has taken an extremely amount of chemo over the last two plus years so we pray that nothing was seriously damaged. Please don't forget to pray for the Clark family. Now that we are almost to the end of the health battle, we have many emotional battles. Each one of us have emotional scars from the pain and hurt so we pray for emotional healing also.

Finally, we want to thank you soooooo much. Your prayers are so comforting to us and I praise God for this blog. It has meant so much to us.