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    THE ULTIMATE BOOTY KICKIN' CANCER SHUTOUT BLOOD DRIVE

    In honor of those that have battled and won, and those still fighting, in memory of those we have lost, the gloves are off - give a little love, give blood!  This drive is dedicated to Jaela and her friend Wyatt! 

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2014
    Fogerty Ice Arena – North Parking Lot
    9250 Lincoln Street, NE, Blaine, MN 55434
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Wyatt Klute, a 14 year old high school freshman, was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma on March 24th, 2014.  Not only is he an amazing fighter, he has big plans to play on the Blaine High School hockey and lacrosse teams once he finishes kicking cancer’s booty.  Wyatt is actively enduring an intense chemotherapy and radiation treatment schedule and is showing all of us he will win his daily battle.  Visit Wyatt's site at www.wyattklute.com.


    Jaela O’Brien, a 14 year old high school freshman and very talented hockey goalie, was diagnosed with leukemia on May 29th, 2013.  Taking daily Chemotherapy, she continues to work hard in beating her Leukemia and stay on the ice.  As part of her fight, Jaela donates her blood, bone marrow and spinal fluid in a search for a cure.

    Jaela and Wyatt both have a tremendously strong team of supporters rallying around them to help them “shutout” and “kick cancer’s booty”
    Please join us and celebrate both Wyatt and Jaela’s courage and help others in need by making a blood donation at this very special event.

    To register:

    1. To register for a blood donation, go to: ~ www.mbc.org/searchdrives
    2. Enter Sponsor Code: 4151
    3. Complete user registration or log in with existing user name/password
    4. Enter donor ID or continue on without donor ID
    5. Select time of day you would like for 9/20

    If you need assistance with registering, please contact Melissa at 651.964.0326 or Katie at 763.607.6224
     

     


    Please Consider Donating

    ONE YEAR AGO TODAY -- MAY 29TH

    We were sitting quietly in the examination room at Anoka Riverway.... it had been more than 30 minutes since they decided to draw Jaela's Blood.  We sat wondering why they were taking sooo dang long.  I had more than 1 inclination that the delay equated an issue.  In my mind I told myself, [they are going to come in here and tell us we need to see an Oncologist],  someone was preparing me for what we were then told.

    Her counts were sooo high the clinic level machines could not provide accurate results, that they had been on the phone with the Hematology and Oncology experts at Children's and we needed to go, right then, to get the help we were going to need.  They recommended an Ambulance, but we didn't need to be that extreme, right??  They asked us to go immediately and expect to stay a few days.

    Against their wishes, I did take her home.  I let her take her time gathering what she thought would give her comfort and peace for the undefined next steps.  I frantically was updating my mom, her dad and my boss.  Unplanned -uncontrolled was not my style.  (well it really isn't still, but I have learned to let go of sooo much)

    This is where it all began.  The last 12 months of life defined by a treatment plan, expected and the unexpected response to that treatment plan and an AMAZING amount of support and prayer.

    As we follow so many of our new Cancer Families, those that have won, those that are fighting with us and those that have lost their fight, we pause and recognize the unquantifiable gratefulness that Jaela is doing unbelievably well, is being allowed to do what she loves, is growing curly strawberry blonde locks, has 6 A's and two B's in school (B+'s, lets be clear) and that the nightmare we had last summer has become just memories.

    The carwash, the Beef's beer bust, the ice cream social and grill out, the Blood drive and bake sale, TBox dinner, the MAXX night out,  the jewelry party, Drop the Puck on Cancer and ending the year with the legendary Golf & Silent Auction Benefit.  How lucky are we?  People are what make everyday doable.  Thank you.

    The sky is blue, the breeze is light, the day is full of moments.   Pause and enjoy a few. 


    Yea, thats Zach.... He is HOT


    OUR FRIEND JONATHAN QUICK

    GET YOUR HELMET STICKERS & JAELA SHUTOUT T-SHIRTS!

    Stickers are $5.00 a piece

    T-Shirts are $10.00 a piece

    Please contact Mary Meister with your order.  All checks made payable to:
    Jaela's Ultimate Cancer Shutout

    To order, contact:


    Mary Meister / marymeister@comcast.net / 612.309.9797

    QUOTES TO LIVE BY

    “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”

    - Jimmy Valvano

    "You were born to be a player.  You were meant to be here. 

    This moment is yours"  -Herb Brooks