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.

Friday, December 9, 2011

6 Days

Only 6 days left until Erin's one year mark!
Today we are thankful for
Before Erin had cancer she had pretty thin scraggly blonde hair, then cancer hit and only 20 days after she started chemotherapy she had a squeaky clean head. The high dose chemo kept her hair growth away and she didn't start getting little brownish red hairs on her head until she finished treatment last Christmas. A lot of people attribute cancer with a bald head, but there are a lot of kids out there who have a full head of hair and are still fighting cancer. We are thankful for the fun times we have had trying to style Erin's hair as it grew in, we had some funny remarks about our "handsome little boy" when it was just coming in, but overall Erin hasn't really seemed too phased about the whole hair thing. I think that is one of the blessings of having her cancer when she was so young.

Please enjoy these pictures of the many hairstyles of Erin:


6 months old

1 year old
23 months old (one week before cancer diagnosis)
2010 amid cancer treatment

Dec. 2010 just after finishing treatment

January 2011

February 2011
March 2011

April 2011

May 2011

June 2011

July 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011


  1. what a gorgeous girl! i want to squeeze her in that newborn picture! :)

    i think elena's hair is somewhere between erin's "may/june" pics. it is a frustrating stage because it sticks up unless it's just freshly combed out of the bath. but, yes, so grateful for that hair - even if it is unruly! i can't believe how fast erin's hair growth took off. she looks gorgeous and healthy and thriving!

  2. I love this blog showing all of the hair phases. I'll be coming back to this as a hair regrowth reference in a few months. Such a beautiful girl!

  3. wow!!! She has lots of hair!! That is amazing how thick and quick it has come back in.