We feel so touched as Jared's elementary school is honoring Jared the week after Thanksgiving as they hold a school wide "Jared Vance - Hero Day" in honor of Jared and his superhero status. Every grade level in the school is doing a service project in honor of Jared. What a neat thing to be honored and an even neater thing to honor someone by helping other people. We feel so grateful to have such amazing support around us in our community. We especially thank Mrs. Tonge and her class who started it all.
Here is a picture of our family at Jared's Make A Wish Celebration. Jared has had a wonderful time putting together his legos . . . all of his lego creations have completely filled the donated bookcase that Make A Wish gave us and he still has about 10 boxes left!
Jared had a few really great days following his Make A Wish night, but has sort of been going a bit down hill since. There is no doubt that he still has some good moments of Legos and Indiana Jones games, but he just seems to struggle for a good portion of the day. That moment of struggle seems to be lingering a bit more throughout the day. He has recently acquired a magic set and has proudly mastered a few of the tricks. He still shows a great love for life while he is up and feeling well. He fights hard and will always retain a super hero status in our family.
We hope to have a wonderful Thanksgiving week with a lot of family and cousins for Jared to be with. Hopefully he will have more ups than downs. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.