Our Progress

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The World Spins in Small Circles

When I first started 4Patches4Hope, it was a remembrance of my mother, and a chance to do something in her memory for chemotherapy and radiation patents alike.

Now, as we are nearing the one year mark since Mom's passing, my very own sister is beginning radiation treatment of her own.

Terri - who was Mom's medical advocate and companion to nearly every treatment.
Terri - who accompanied me to deliver the first batch of quilts in April.
Teri - who when we visited the radiation facility to drop off quilts was told "now I don't want to see you or any of your family members here"....

Big sister, Terri.

After a whirlwind few days in early May surrounding an American Cancer Society Relay for Life, bug up the nose, blinding headaches and MRI's, Terri was diagnosed with a benign atypical meningioma - 3cm in size.  Surgery was scheduled quickly, went well (she was posting to Facebook not 24 hours later) and her recovery has been strong and steady - but a bit remains - so her 6 week course of radiation begins soon.  In the same facility where Mom was treated.

Thanks to the support of all the quilters around the world who have sent blocks - I know she will be warm in the radiation waiting area.

More quilts are in progress.  And for those who ask - YES I am still accepting blocks.

Because you never know what the next day will bring...



  1. This is a blow to you and your family.
    I'll be sewing some more blocks eand send them your way, to support and comfort your sister.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gos Bless,


  2. Thoughts and prayers to Terri. HUGS!

  3. Oh my goodness, thoughts and prayers are headed your way. My cousin had treatment in the same hospital as her father and I oftern wondered how she felt about that.

    I was just checking in to see if you needed more blocks. I'll be sending some out soon :)

  4. I too, was just checking in.

    So sorry Regina! Damn this disease! I've had three wonderful people in my family hit with cancer in the past 2 years... Glad to help you in your effort to bring comfort. More blocks will mail soon!

    Prayers and hugs! Marie