All Smiles

Aidan at the World Treasures Museum
This past couple weeks has been pretty good. Aidan was finished with his antibiotics bag on Tuesday. He was so excited he ran around the house for a good 15 minutes. It is nice that he gets to be him old self for awhile. He definitely is back to being Aidan. You can see video of Aidan here! (he cracks me up!)
I think we are all glad to see him being his silly self again. We have all definitely missed that side of him. He even talked to me on the phone last night because he HAD to tell me someone sent him a Sleestack costume after this article was posted. He has promised to wear it for me when I visit for Thanksgiving. I can’t wait to see what he does with that one. I will be sure to get pictures :D
On Tuesday Aidan goes back to the hospital have his Hickman line replaced. Keep him in your thoughts and your prayers that all goes well. It breaks my heart that he has to go through it again but he has proven to be pretty resilient. I have to remind myself to be thankful that we have technology like the Hickman to help him make it through this.
The Reed Men :)
The family has had TONS of interviews in the past couple of weeks. Aidan has been LOVING the cameras. I hear he has been quite the ham. The Reeds have been in the Huffington Post, TODAYshow.com, ABC News Online, The front page of their local newspaper, and they should be in this weeks issue of In Touch Magazine.  But the biggest most exciting/nervewracking interview was with John Berman for ABCs World News. There is a good chance their interview will air tonight (5:30PM Central), if not tonight early next week. I am pretty excited to see what they do with it!
<3
Aunt Mandi
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A Little Update

I know a new post is far overdue! As you can imagine absolutely EVERYONE has been busy over here! Katie and Wylie with Aidan and Amry and me with over 4,000 of your orders!! It is amazing to see that Aidan has the WORLD behind him!

I never got to share any of Aidan’s halloween pictures here. If you follow our facebook I am sure you have already seen them but for everyone else here they are!

Jigsaw!

Despite the few setbacks he has had Aidan was able to go trick or treating. We are glad he got to keep a little normalcy to his favorite holiday. The celebration was not nearly as big as previous years but he seemed to enjoy himself.

Aidan has been recieving gifts from some of you and he thinks it is pretty cool. I know they put a smile on his face, which is something we all love to see!

Aidan loves every single one of his gifts but here he is posing with one of his favorites. An autographed picture of “Micheal Myers!” (I know the entire Reed family was pretty excited about that one.)

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Thank You

The response and support our family has received is simply amazing. Through the donations and sale of Aidan’s art, the family has been able to avoid financial ruin. The family had considered the sale of their home, and Aidan’s father began to look for a 2nd job to offset the impact of the additional medical expense.

However, due to the tremendous outpouring of support we have received; the family has been able to offset current medical and loss wage expense. Given the demand for Aidan’s art and the uncertainty that awaits us on the road to curing Aidan from leukemia, we have elected to continue to offer his art for sale. All of the proceeds generated from the sale will still go to Aidan and his family to prepare for future medical expense. Our family felt it morally important to share that your support has been more than we could have ever anticipated, and we wanted to thank you for everything.

While the donations and financial support have been an amazing blessing, we would like to especially thank everyone for all of the letters and support. Your words have been uplifting and inspiring to the entire family. Your words and support for Aidan have helped us in ways unimaginable. Aidan has been drawing more than ever, and we do our best to share all of your words with him. Your support has been keeping Aidan’s and our family’s spirits up. Again, we sincerely thank you for this.

Thank you,
Aidan and family

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It’s Chucky!

PICC is unclogged :).
Just a picture…

It’s Chuucky!! (and Dad :D)

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Another trip to the hospital…

Aidan’s PICC line is clogged. The antibiotics were leaking all night. Right now Aidan is at the hospital with his dad having a special fuid run through his line. The fluid is supposed to unclog it. Wylie says the nurses are acting like its not a big deal.

 

At this point everything seems like a big deal.

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:)

Aidan is doing good!

Carrying the backpack around everywhere doesn’t seem to bother him much, which is good. He has to wear it until late next month. We are so glad to see that he has been drawing and dressing up in his costumes just like the old Aidan. :D

Dad found a little jester hat for Aidan and  MADE the shoes to match. Who says men cant sew ;p

Dad and Aidan the Fall Parade

Tomorrow Aidan gets blood drawn and they will talk to the Doctor about getting back on track with the chemo. He also started a new healthy diet, no more McDonalds!

AND I have posted a few new pictures in Aidan’s shop!

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I Heart Aidan

The family’s spirits have seemed a little lifted this weekend. It really makes me happy. Aidan is not better of course but they all have a little less to worry about.
Have I told you I love this kid!

Wylie tells me Aidan has been drawing up a storm now that he is an Internationally recognized artist ;).
Thank you guys for making this a little more enjoyable for all of us. Helping them worry less and giving Aidan something else to concentrate on-his art. I could never say thank you enough. We love all of you :)

On another note, we would really like everyone’s help to pay it forward. We would love more than anything to help other children and families in this situation. So stick around, keep checking in on Aidan and we will keep you updated on this process as well.

<3
Aunt Mandi

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