By: Jenny Clay
Cody had just finished his 6th grade year in school. He was so excited for summer to start, and even more excited to start in a new school! Little did he know...little did we know...that would be the last year he would go to school....
Cody was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in August of 2007. He had developed a small dime size bump on his right leg that quickly grew 19 cm almost over night! He had absolutely no other symptoms, he was not sick, he was still a very active 12 year old boy. Our life forever changed! "Normal" was no longer what we did for the last 12 years.
Our "normal" was now hospitals, clinics, nurses coming to the house to check his blood counts, counting how many days out from chemo we were, watching temps that got to 100 and having a bag ready at all times to leave at a moments notice.
During the course of his treatment, I had to watch my scared little boy face things that NO child should EVER have to face.
Christmas 2007: "Momma, I want all of us to be together for christmas this year." (can't imagine "why" he would say this!)
April1,2008: This is where I watched my little boy turn into a little man. With more strength than this adult had, he knew his time was up, and there was no cure to be found! There was not nearly enough research done, especially for his cancer. I guess if people don't see it, or if they don't have to live it, it's not real. It is real, and it CAN happen to any family any where, regardless if your rich, or poor, the most healthiest child. It don't matter. Cancer attacks anyone, at anytime, and it don't give you any warning!
Cody Lee Robinson
December 4, 1994 - April 20, 2008