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  1. All of you are an amazing team with so mush talent every where you look .You have so many friends, aquaintences and talent around you. Ana is the cortex of an amazing force just as her voice captures the hearts and ears of many . I just get a very strong feeling comming over me. Ana is such a strong willed little girl; she hasn’t got an inkling of a negativea though; nothing but good news and pulling through all of this as though it was but a lousy dream. Hurray! for chocolate chip mint ice cream, very good choice Ana. That would be mine also. May everyday be a good choice.You Go Girl. When I close my eyes every night I can see you,with your chocolate-chip mint……”You have some on your chin”

  2. So happy to hear Ana is making strides. Before you know it she will be running around giggling and you will be basking in the sound of her laughter. Thank you for sharing your amazing journey, Im not much of a reader, but I so look forward to your updates everyday and Im amazed at how you manage to put into words exactly how you feel and really bring us all right there in the moment with you. CHEERS FOR ANA!! Prayers fo get answered 🙂

  3. Ana,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Such a strong and brave girl you are. You are definitely missed by all that know you and your family. Soon you will be back in the swing of things hanging out with your friends. I don’t personally know you but I am a friend of Cindy Berryann, Lauren’s grandma. Cindy has been keeping all of us that work with her updated on your progress. Ana, keep fighting. You’re an angel on earth. God Bless You Sweetheart.

  4. Jackie, Thank you so much for keeping the information flowing. Your words and actions are so inspiring. I am so happy that Ana is making the gains you describe. Please tell her we are all holding her place in the class, the play our hearts. All our love, Ally, Olvie and Andy

  5. Jackie, you ought to get a Pulitzer for this blog. I have no idea how you manage to make so many beautiful connections considering being under slept, under fed, and under washed. Thank you again for sharing, and I am overjoyed that Ana is still soaring ahead as she should be. Much love!

  6. Wow Jackie. What a time. Your writing is so vivid, I feel like I am ACTUALLY there with you, and not just in spirit. Sounds like Ana is coming back to herself bit by bit. I loved hearing that her appetite was shocking! Go Ana! Warms a mother’s heart! You are on the other side of the nightmare, finally. All love to You, Ana, Jim and Emily. xxx

  7. Whew tears! What a wonderful writer you are. And great news that Ana is eating and things are going well. You are both so strong. Kelly and Cleo

  8. “On Saturday, [Ana] ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon…” 🙂
    A tiny crystal of healing for glorious Ana from every single snowflake that falls from the sky.

  9. It does sound like this is the hospital you are meant to be at. We are so glad that she seems to be progressing so nicely. We are thinking of all of you all day, everyday. Sending our love, our good wishes and our positive thoughts.

  10. Hi there-
    You don’t know me but. . .
    I wrote you once before – as we had similar battles with insurance companies (with similar outcomes).
    I am so pleased to hear that things are going well. SO PLEASED!! I am sure you already know this – but there is a ime limit on how long they will leave that central line in there – have they discussed using a PICC line instead? It sounds freaky and scary but it is SO much better and really not bad at all. The risk of infection is MUCH smaller – I’ve taken care of them on TWO members of my household. It’s doable.
    The snow has started to pick up nicely over the last few minutes – glad you are there with your girl.
    I decided to write again to let you know (as someone else commented the other night) that your circle of support is wider than you can even imagine. I truly believe that the power of positive thought helped to save my husband’s life – know that SO many are sending LOVE & LIGHT your way.

  11. Right on, Ana! What an amazing, strong, and determined person you are…not to mention, talented. Here at HMS, we are all so happy to finally be at this point with you and are reading about and talking about your progress numerous times a day.

    You rock!

    Michelle and the whole HMS Staff

  12. wow! it’s like once you get off in the right direction, it’s just full speed ahead. even though you’re aware of what lays ahead, you sound relieved now. it’s a wonderful thing that ana is progressing so well. we should never underestimate the resilience of the human body and spirit.
    i am so happy for you all.

  13. We love Columbia Pres (I think that’s where you guys are, right? If not – disregard). Anyway- FF has had all her surgeries there and they have never been anything but awesome. So glad to hear everything is going well!

  14. I got teary reading this..with relief. You are defiinitely in the right place, and this is the beginning of Ana’s wellness. I love you

  15. I am so glad that Ana is able to sit in a chair(: I am missing at Ana at school D: About how long will it take Ana to recover?

  16. Thinking of you all everyday. This progress is uplifting. Day 3 typically is the worst, so through the storm you continue. You and ana are so inspiring and strong! Lots of love!

  17. Hi Jackie – it sounds as though things are on track and I am so glad that Ana is doing well – or at least better than expected for where she is in treatment. I was wondering if you have an idea how long Ana will be in the hospital – is there a ball park amount of time. Natasha would love to send a care package so let us know when this is possible. thanks and have a good day – the snow is not too bad yet – just a sprinkling but it was a good decision for you to stay put for now. take care of yourselves, Mary-Ann, Natasha and family.

  18. Wow, that is amazing about the mural. It feels like a sign. So thrilled to here how well Ana is doing. I love how the pain specialist is impressed that she is eating. Go Ana! I hope the central line in her neck can come out soon.

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