One year ago on this date, I first took Eli to the pediatrician for what I thought might be a femoral hernia. It turned out to be a swollen lymph node with no other symptoms. The answer to all of the cancer questions the doctor asked was “no”. It would be another 7 weeks of blissful ignorance before further symptoms led to a diffinitive cancer diagnosis.

I don’t have a picture of him on September 10th, but the picture above is Eli participating at the Pinewood derby on September 13th. This picture below was taken on September 10th of two of Eli’s sisters making a cake for fun. Life was a different kind of normal then.

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