Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cody's Story

Cody's Story
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.

Cody definitely did not like going into the hospital, but he always had a way of making the best out of it. He never would meet a stranger. Whenever he seen another child not having a good day, he did whatever he could to make that child feel  better! And the amazing thing was, all the kids were the same way. These children are amazing! Stronger than the parents! Always doing whatever they can to make each other smile. It is like it is their "mission"! Their strength is beyond measure!

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!)

March 2008: "Lets throw momma a surprise birthday party." (by the way he convinced my friends to do it, and yes I was surprised!)

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!

By the way, Cody wanted to be in the military, preferably in the air force to fly planes, but even after he got sick, he said "Momma, I don't  think they will let me fly planes in the military, but maybe they will let me jump out of them or do something else inside of them. I just want to fly!" Well son, you are flying, you earned your wings my sweet angel... Fly.....Cody....Fly

Cody Lee Robinson
Ewing's Sarcoma
December 4, 1994 - April 20, 2008


BethM said...

He was a great lil man and i'm sure he's an even better Angel in Heaven R.I.P Cody Lee we miss and love ya your cousins Beth, Zac and Emmy

Lynn said...

I remember that pic of him with Kennedy...
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*it's emma* said...

Thank you for sharing your painful but very important story of your amazing Cody. Praying for your family!

Anne B. said...

Blessings and prayers for you and your family, Jenny. I know that Cody is so greatly missed. He was indeed a special kind of young man!! (((HUGS))) from RI!