Day 4


My first week of radiation is over, now that’s worth a smile! We met up with my Doctor this afternoon – she was very impressed with the progress I’ve made in just a few days … let’s face it, they’re all pretty impressed with me down here.

We moved into an apartment today that’s only a 5 minute drive to St. Jude’s. It’s pretty spacious and has a kitchen, so it’s going to be nice to eat home cooked meals. There are a couple kid parks nearby and a even a pool … this will certainly make the next couple months more comfortable.

Dad and Aunt Maureen are flying home on Monday … my great aunt has been awesome, I’m so glad she’s been here for me and she’s really good at doing art projects exactly as I say! Dearest is driving down in Mom’s car this weekend, she’ll be here by Sunday … my Aunt Caroline is going to visit next week as well, so the medical reinforcements are en route.

We get the weekends off, so I’ll drop another blog on ya Monday. Thanks for all the nice comments, mom and dad read every one!


28 thoughts on “Day 4

  1. Dear John, I am a friend of your Grammy Daryl and Grampa Brad’s. I live up north in Stewartstown near their log home. I read your blog every day and have enjoyed seeing you each time. Your smile today was fantastic! You and your mom and dad are in my prayers each day as well. I attend a Ladies Bible Study on Tuesdays and we all pray for you each week now. One of my grandsons, Drew Jeffrey, is the same age you are. Maybe some day you can play together when you come north for a visit! Have a restful weekend. Love and prayers from a new friend, Lynne Placey

  2. So glad to see you smiling John! You gave us the motivation to win both of our football games tonight. We did it for you! Keep strong my friend.

  3. What a handsome boy! We’re so proud of how brave you are! Sending you lots of love, support and well wishes from 34 Chalet!

    Josh and Becca

  4. Hey John – that’s a million dollar smile right there! Awesome job on the first week!!! Thank you for sharing this journey with us, we are humbled and inspired by your actions each and every day. We’re your #1 fans!!! Xoxo

  5. Little John, I’ve travelled all over the world and come to realize New Hampshire men are the toughest and strongest out there! You’re going to beat this buddy, keep fighting!

  6. Aww, John, it’s so good to see your big smile. 🙂 Yeah, I bet ALL those medical folks there are VERY impressed with you, because you’re well on your way to beating this thing. I think of you every day and pray for you. And it’s nice to hear of your new apartment and all those great amenities. Hang in there, little buddy! I’m rooting for you all the time. 🙂

  7. <3…one week down! Glad your reinforcements are on their way. Mom & Dad take care of yourselves! John- a pool & parks sound like a nice change from the hospital, hope you can enjoy this weekend buddy!

  8. That’s the smile everyone has been waiting for:) Olivia and Ava ask about you all the time, they are looking forward to seeing you when you’re done with your treatment. They love talking about you whenever they get asked about their bracelets. Stay strong, everyone here is rooting for you!!!

  9. John – you look Great buddy! I think of you every minute that passes! You are so STRONG and have so much COURAGE. Remember the 1 digit off trick when passing your phone # to all the nurses. You can’t have them all calling at once! The Arcade Room in Oak Bluffs is waiting for us – You Got This! Love ya Buddy

  10. Hi Alison, Jesse, and John! Just wanted you to know you’re in my thoughts and I think you are all so brave! Thanks for keeping us all updated with this awesome blog. Keep up the good work John, Jackson says hi!

  11. A smile! oh that is wonderful! you john and your mom and dad are in my prayers every day! have a nice weekend. I am going to Gloucester to be with my granddaughter Cassidy. She is 6 too. I tnink we play games cause she told me to bring yahtzee. we will play cards too. take care and enjoy your home cooked meal!!!!!!

  12. Glad to see you’re smiling, John. Otto and Kalee are out right now, but we’re all thinking about you and we miss you a lot. We’ll see you later this summer!

    – Uncle Dan

  13. Love seeing that smile, John Bradley. You did a great job this week and I am so very proud of you and your awesome parents (and of course, Aunt Maureen!). Keep up the great work, little buddy! All my love coming your way!

  14. Cross week one of your calendar, John Bradley! Awesome job! We are all so proud of you! We think about you, Mom and Dad and your beautiful sisters everyday! Enjoy the sun this weekend!!! Xoxo

  15. You look strong and very brave ! Can’t wait for you and your family to have some fun at home! In our thoughts always ! Love Nurse Jenn

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