Monthly Archives: July 2014

Classic Owen

The other day I was minding my own business upstairs, when I heard my mom scream, “CIARA! CIARA! COME HERE!!” Instantly I thought the worst, that my dad had fallen and hit his head or something bad had happened. Then she yells, “TAKE A PICTURE! TAKE A PICTURE”. So I ran downstairs knowing that it couldn’t be too tragic…and what did I… Read more →


This will NOT define us

This past week has been tough. There were moments when… reality hit HARD. Monday night was the first night that my dad took chemo. Right before he was about to take the pill he said, “I’m ready to poison myself.” How terrible is that saying? Being as stubborn as I am, someone would have to strap me down and shove… Read more →

The First Step

Today there were a lot of firsts. First day for my dad to go back to work (half day), first day of radiation and first day of chemotherapy. Appointment after appointment, Providence Hospital knows us well. Whenever we walk into the medical department I just can’t help but laugh. Whether it’s the doctor’s office, the hospital, the cancer center; they… Read more →

The Dominator

I don’t think most people know this but, my dad has a nickname, and it is…The DOMINATOR. A little background story… We play multiple games of volleyball every year while we are family camping, and my dad thinks he is really good. He thinks he is SO good he “Dominates.” Well I mean he is alright, I’ll give him some… Read more →

The missing link?

Recently we found out there could possibly be a “Missing Link” to Glioblastoma. As you might ask “What is a missing link?” Well that’s exactly what I thought when we walked into the doctor’s office. Our chemo doctor, Dr. Jiang, TRIED to explain to us (Emphasize tried) how there is a clinical trial in place right now and the outcome… Read more →