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Old 02-14-2012, 06:12 AM   #30
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Happy 4th Birthday Sweet Austin!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:14 AM

Four years ago I gave birth to our only child. We named him Austin on Valentine’s Day of 2008. The name Austin is of French and Latin origin and it means “great, magnificent".

We didn’t realize how much it would really mean that until he was diagnosed with advance bilateral retinoblastoma and had to undergo the most extreme of treatments in order to try to preserve life and if possible, save any form of vision.

Today Austin turns 4 and although he is blind due to the severity of his Cancer, he has persevered through all the challenges that were put upon him and always has this delightfully happy smile on his face as he continues to face life undaunted.

Austin, you are our inspiration. You have taught us that life is valuable in any form, and you are the sunshine of our lives.

As always, Mommy and Daddy promise that we will always do everything within our power to protect and care for you as long as we are able to.

May God continue to bless us with the courage and strength to endure the road ahead of us, just as you have been so strong all these difficult years.

Always know that Mommy and Daddy are right along with you holding you as you go through these tough times.

We love you very much Austin.

Happy Birthday Son!

P.S. Austin's MRI was stable, next MRI in 3 months. He is having his port remove on February 27, 2012.
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