Monthly archive for ‘ April, 2012 ’

Alyssa’s Play Date!

30th April 2012 | 3 Comments

Phoebe and Alyssa What a fun day Alyssa had yesterday. For the first time, she got to play with another child her age. Miss Phoebe came over to give Alyssa some of her toys that could not go on the plane with her back home to Canada. Alyssa was in her glory, she immediately took […]


Thank you everyone!!!

28th April 2012 | 0 Comments

Well thank you everybody for coming out to our events this weekend. We heard they were a great success! We hope everyone had a great time and we are so grateful for all of your support! There is less stress now, knowing that we can both stay in Memphis for the rest of Alyssa’s time […]


Caw Hall Event Tonight!!!

27th April 2012 | 0 Comments

Hey everyone just a reminder that tonight is the fundraiser, starting 730pm at CAW Hall on Bunting. Please come have some food, drinks and a great time. Tickets can be purchased at the door.  There is over 100 great prizes to be won. We wish we could be there! 🙁 Thank you to everyone for […]


More Awesome Kids!!!

25th April 2012 | 1 Comment

So now I can introduce you to my son, Jacob Dodd. (In the first picture) Him and his friends, Eric Bussi and Ryan Ward, thought that it would be a great idea to hold their own fundraiser to help us out. They did this last week and I finally got a picture of them together […]


Our shining star…

24th April 2012 | 0 Comments

Today is Day +40 for Alyssa, and every day that goes by she is getting stronger, more curious, playful, funny, energetic, and more like a little girl instead of a little baby. Oh my goodness, is her personality ever starting to shine through. She is such a star, she warms your heart with her smile […]


Alyssa’s new friends!

23rd April 2012 | 2 Comments

I want you all to meet 2 amazing kids, Cameron and Donna Patterson. Cameron read Alyssa’s story in the St. Catharines Standard and was immediatley determined to help. Him and his sister wanted to donate their money that they had worked so very hard to save. Such an amazing act of kindness and I am […]


First Steps

21st April 2012 | 1 Comment

She did it! All day Alyssa has been very brave and has been standing on her own. She will be in the middle of the room and all of a sudden she will stand straight up and then sit back down after about 5 or 10 seconds, followed by lots of clapping and cheering by […]


Step away from my crackers…..

21st April 2012 | 0 Comments

Alyssa has not stopped eating, screaming at times for us to bring her more food. This is good though, she is starting to put the weight back on that she had lost during transplant. She has also been gaining her energy back, which is great. Day after day she is getting back to herself 🙂


Where have all the fish gone???

19th April 2012 | 3 Comments

The past few days have been very busy here at Target house. Alyssa has so much energy and it is wonderful to see. She never stops playing, always on the go, and always with a Goldfish cracker in her hand. Sadly though, we have found that the only flavour of Goldfish crackers that she likes, […]


Another great day!

16th April 2012 | 3 Comments

All I can say is, wow! I am so amazed by how much support we have back home. Alyssa’s story was told in the St. Catharines Standard newspaper today, and a follow up story will be in tomorrows paper. My father told me tonight that he has received a ton of emails and his phone […]