About Delaney’s Blog

This is our family’s blog about our youngest daughter and sister Delaney, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. With the possible exception of Yoda, we can’t think of anyone cooler we would like to introduce you to. We live our wacky lives near Denver, Colorado and we appreciate your prayers.
“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases” Psalm 103: 2-3.
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12 thoughts on “About Delaney’s Blog

  1. You guys are so inspirational how you are dealing with this; I just survived breast cancer (it will be a year this April) so this hits real close to home (and my 7- and 10-year-old fellow Redstone students went on a similar journey to the rest of your “cast of characters”). Good luck to you all, I’m looking forward to following your journey and kicking cancer’s butt… 🙂

  2. Tom,
    What a beautiful Family! Delaney and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers. Nice to put a face to the voice. Call me anytime you need to talk.

    You all in our thoughts.

    Ritch, Amy and Sophia Billburg

  3. To my ” little brother” Tom and his beautiful Family,
    You all are truly an inspiration in the way you are dealing with Delaney’s Lukemia. Please stay strong and know that your faith in God will get through this adventure. Even though we have never met, I feel as though I know all of you. You are all in my prayers daily and if you need anything at all…please give me a call.

    With lots of hugs and prayers!

    Sheri Palizzi and family

  4. So I was talking with my son RJ last night because my husband said he needed a haircut. I told him he should hold out and do St Baldrick’s on Sunday for Delaney. RJ, who is in second grade at RSE piped in and said, ” I have a friend named Delaney she is in kindergarten. Mom you loved her she was the blue munchkin in our play the Wizard of Oz” RJ was the scarecrow 🙂 She is a riot. Her mix of the three amigos and Run DMC into the roll of a munchkin was priceless. I just hadn’t put this story together with that one. If we get the go-ahead RJ will be shaving his head on Sunday along with my husband. Hope to meet you then!

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Delaney made a big impression on my 5th grade son, Nate, who was in The Wizard of Oz with her. He came home from each rehearsal talking about Delaney and he could hardly wait until they voted for the “Tommy Award” because he knew from the beginning he was going to vote for Delaney. I think her bubbly personality is infectious! If anyone can beat this it’s your little girl!

    • I just heard today what you are going through because I hadn’t seen you all at church or Stacey at work. I will be praying for you all as you go on this journey. Lots of love!

  6. What a beautiful family! I think about Delaney often, as my daughter Luca was diagnosed 5 days later. Tom, I will never forget meeting you in the kitchen that first morning. Not only did you show me the ropes, but you were a well-needed shoulder to cry on. I will always be grateful for that. I have been following Delaney’s progress and I can see how strong she is. Cancer doesn’t stand a chance! I’m sure our paths will cross one day soon at Children’s.

    • Hi Molly,

      Thank you so much for writing!!! How is Luca doing? Her little sis? You? Your hubby? I am so glad you wrote, it really made my day. We actually brought gifts to the hospital for Luca and her sister but you guys had already been discharged. I’m guessing you guys are getting ready for your delayed intensification phase as well. I just realized that I now have your email address so if it is okay with you I might just send you an email vs. putting it on this public blog.

      Thanks again,
      Tom.

  7. Wishing Delaney well. My best friends son was diagnosed at xmas. He is thirteen. On July 19 he will have a bone marrow transplant. A young 21 year old american girl will hopefully give him a future. Seeing all my friend has gone through I can identify with your families journey. Again very best wishes to Delaney and to all of you. It is very much an illness that affects everyone. Another friend of mine is a nurse on the ward where my friends boy is treated and she made the point that it seems to affect the most extraordinary children in every family. I am sure Delaney is one of those.

  8. I didn’t realize! I am praying for you all as you continue on this journey, and I know God is there with you all the way. I pray that you all feel His presence through and through…

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