Tuesday, March 27, 2012



Calli is back in the hospital again :(

Someone needs to figure out why she can't walk....

Coolest CT scanner ever huh?

They CT scanned her brain, and it looks good...

sleeping soundly
The thing about the spine is... well... if something is swollen, or blocking it, or fluid or blood is in there..it presses on her cord, and boom!.... just like that...she cannot walk.

So, she is gonna stay here at CHOP for a bit, for a tune-up and get some more MRI's done and see what is going on :)  

She is super awesome and has the best attitude of anyone I know.

Her shirt says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," and has a picture of "Rosie the Riveter" on it.

Next time you feel like complaining.....
or giving up....
or focusing on petty junk...
watch this video 
and be reminded 
of what courage 
and perseverance 
and surrender is:

If the video does not work when you click on it,
 then just click on the you tube icon, 
and it will take you to the video on our you tube channel.

This was last week.  
Today she could not do what she did in the video
...but she will soon, 
just watch her.


  1. praying for Calli today....

    I found your blog via Mary Beth Bette...we attend church together. I have "visited" often but have never left a comment.

    You have a wonderful family and a faith that speaks to me everytime I visit.

    Praying for all of you.

    Kim Hendricks

  2. Praying for answers, healing, peace, and joy for your sweet girl.

    Blessings to you and your family,
    Amy in AL

  3. I loved the video. I've been having a tough time with school this week...PSSAS, paper deadlines... and when the I saw the video I realized how silly I was being, worrying over such small things!
    Praying for you Calli!
    Lydia <3

  4. Praying for ALL of you. I am so sorry you are going through all of this. I just don't understand why. Calli looks lovely in that picture and so confident. What an example to all of us.
    Love you guys and praying for you especially tonight.

  5. Calli, We are ALWAYS praying & thinking about you. (Aidan, Dad & Mom too:)

    You an inspiration to all of us, WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Just like you are one of our children!

    Your strenght & determination is amazing...We love seeing it.....well maybe not so much when you were little & would throw your tantrums til you got want you wanted..LOL

    You are an amazing young woman & we are very proud of you!

    We are & will always be here for you & Aidan!

    We Love You!!

    Aunt Lori, Uncle Jeff, Amanda, Alyssa & Zack

  6. Pray for Cali every night before going to bed! Praying for extra strength for her today! Praying for total healing! Praying she feels God wrapping her in His arms of comfort as she fights so hard. What a testimony of God's love, the smile and joy that glows on her face! What a sweet young lady. God is smiling down on you Cali! And He is so proud of who you are, and for the plan He has for your life! Keep your chin up girl! God and His Angels are with you!

  7. Wow, what a determined young lady! I saw the courage and strength in her face during the video. Our prayers are with you!
    Janelle & Rachel

  8. You've grown so much through this past year and are as pretty as ever. You always make me proud.

  9. Amazing video. Praying she can do that again before you know it. Praying. Praying. Praying. Oh God, please heal this precious child. Please heal Calli.


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