On June 1, 2010 our two year old, "Little Air Bear," was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Type M7. After enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Hospital, Erin is now in remission and living a full life at home with our family. Her strong will and constant happy smile is an inspiration to us all. Through our difficult circumstances we found great strength and peace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for checking in on us.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

No More Leukemia: First Piano Recital

It's so hard to believe that nearly a year ago Erin was so sick in the hospital with acute myeloid leukemia.  Now, she is a regular little girl doing regular little girl things.  In the midst of the cancer turmoil I could never imagine what life would be like after cancer.  It's so wonderful to be done.  We feel so blessed and so grateful.

I hope you enjoy the video below of Erin's first piano recital.  I am a piano teacher, my children get the opportunities to perform regularly at the beginning of each of my student recitals.  Erin performed "hot cross buns."  She seems to think though, that she is smarter than her mother and she would never let me practice it with her.  She has the end all backwards (because her older sister taught it to her that way), but I think that overall she pulls off a fabulous performance for a two year old.

Tags: "Acute Myeloid Leukemia"


  1. aw that is SO cute! And I think Cecile did a great job of teaching Erin the ending! older sisters ALWAYS know more than mom does ;)

  2. Love that!!! Wish we were closer so we could see her recitals in person. Please give the kids a hug from me! :)

  3. that is SO sweet! i want to give that girl a big hug! i wished we lived by you guys because i'd totally be signing my kids up for piano lessons from you! :)

    here's a question: so i've been wondering about teaching elena a little beginning piano - when she's a little older (another two years or so) i'd like her to go take lessons from someone and i thought i could just get her started with some basics (i play). do you recommend parent's teach their kids? and also, i wonder how much she will be able to comprehend - she seems so young - but then i see (and hear about) younger kids playing the piano, too - anyways, so anyways in particular you start out teaching little, little kids? did that all make sense?