On January 27, 2011 Eric Merkley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. An aggressive cancer that we hope and the doctors to this point seem confident that is contained to one spot on his leg. Prognosis is good. Treatments and recovery will be long and painful.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

hyundai hope on wheels

Eric painting  his hand for his hand print to be printed on Hyundai Hope in wheels promotion

we laughed about how much room his hand took.  It is a good thing the other kids left him the big corner.

One of the camera guy wantd to compare his hand with Eric's

Yesterday Primary called and asked if Eric could come a few minutes early to participate in the Hyundai Hope on wheels check donation to Primary children's hospital.  There were a lot of cameras, TV and photo cameras here because the Utah Hyundai dealerships donated a lot of money today.  I have to admit that I was very impressed.  There will be stories on the at least fox, ksl and abc tonight, if you are interested in tuning in. 
So #17 chemo is being prepped right now!!  YEAH!!  Have I mentioned we only have 2 more to go?  Eric was mobbed with nurses as we walked in, excited "Mr. Charisma" was here and anxious to hear more Eric stories.  Eric was more than happy to tell them the latest story.  I love that even though this is an ugly, sad situation to be in, I am proud that he has not lost his sense of humor.  We have had great laughs.

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