Monday, November 4, 2013

October- November 3rd

It's been a month since I've written on here. It sounds bizarre, but every time something happened I kept saying I'd add it to the next post and the gap has grown far too large this time. I will not leave any of the big details out (I hope!). In order to do that I am going to go in chronological order.

-  I OFFICIALLY BECAME A FOUR DIAMONDS CHILD! Some of you might not know about the Four Diamonds Fund, but they are another amazing organization to help families with kids with cancer. Read more here: . Through this I was paired with Nittany Nation as my THON organization so that's amazing. Many of you know I stood for 46 in the fight against pediatric cancer 6 months before my own diagnosis.  To learn more about THON visit . I couldn't imagine my years at Penn State without THON.

- Nexttt, A huge thank you to Joe Caviston and the hard workers who assisted him with everything! You all did amazing things at my benefit at the school. I could not believe the support and it showed in the turn out and all the people wearing shirts! It was great.

- No Penn State game will ever compare to Michigan 2013!! From the amazing tailgate and friends, to being on the field and the nail biting finish!! I never thought I'd see such a great game. I saw 5 minutes from the field and the rest from the 40-yard line, first row. You could hear the players getting yelled at :P  I even made a friend toward the end of game! Somewhere out there is a 1949 alum with a Paternoville hat. It might of been my only one, but seeing the smile on his face made it worth it! He was so excited and even asked for my autograph, but no one had a pen so he has a team Kayla bracelet!

-Thanks to The Coach and all the people that made that benefit a huge success! The way our community came together was incredible and I was in awe of the amount of people that walked in and out of that place, the baskets made, and the people that simply were willing to help out. I am going to single out my Aunt Mary because none of this would have been possible without her hard work!

-NO MORE RADIATION! Self-explanatory. I'm Done :)
I still have my chemo pill, but that is on my own, is 5 days out of the month, and it's for a year.
Above all we received good news last week! The MRI showed some swelling which is normal after treatment. Other than that there were no other issues and we are so happy to get good news :).

-Also, we won tailgate of the year!! All the annoying facebook shares paid off! It's crazy the things that can happen when my Penn State Family and Carbondale Family work together. So thank you to all who voted and put up with every post!

I think I squeezed everything in this post! Sorry I waited a month and I hope I got everything. I always get so nervous that missed I something, yikes!


  1. SO glad all the news is good - its NO GREAT news! so glad all those annoying posts paid off too!! STAY STRONG!! Get lots off rest and take it EASY! Love and HUGS - FTK hey this it can stand For Team Kayla Too!!

  2. Posts are never annoying when they have a worthy cause behind them. As for all of the good things that have happened to you, look in the mirror every day and tell yourself that you deserve them....because you do!!! We all owe you a huge debt for turning something "negative" into one of the biggest uniting "positives" our community has experienced in decades. There cannot be any doubt about your importance in the Carbondale and Penn State communities. You have made a HUGE difference in many lives!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Kayla, I am so happy for all of your good news and I can tell you this, " I believe Bernie is looking down on you and smiling!" Keep your Sunny Disposition and your Positive Attitude. :-) <3

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