Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Monday, February 06, 2006

The Comeback Kid?

(Photo: Brave NBIV relapsed fighters, brace for the fight!)

Although her eyes are still both pushed out (right one far more than the left) and she's quite nauseated, we headed to the airport this afternoon and will be sleeping back in our own beds tonight! We can't wait to be reunited with Shayla and to be at school this week. Tim took us to the airport. (Christi was happy to learn there wasn't going to be a taxi ride involved!)

This morning she received her chemo in the playroom while making a matching beaded necklace for "Jess" and we overheard her tell the nurse, "I really feel much better with this chemo."

I really doubted five days ago that we'd be bringing her home, much less bringing her home feeling so much better. I'm filled with praise and glory for God's goodness.

We will board our plane shortly, thanks Lisa.


At 6/2/06 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!!!!! keeping Christi in my daily thoughts and prayers!! I'm sure being home will help her feel even better! Looking forward to the next blog update, hopefuly with more good news!
Megan in NC

At 6/2/06 2:01 PM, Anonymous Rachel (from Ky) said...

What a beautiful day :O)

I'm so happy to hear that you are heading home and I'm praying for a safe flight and a very happy reunion with your sweet little sister!

Now that you're out of the hospital you'll have to let us know where to send gifts! We're still working on our special project, so let us know *wink*

God Bless, and WELCOME HOME!
We love you!

At 6/2/06 2:02 PM, Blogger Chris Walden (Brighton, MI) said...

Woo hoo!!! Hooray for the comeback kid! So happy to hear that you're all headed back home for awhile. I hope this means that you will all be together for Shayla's birthday.

Praying for a safe return home.

At 6/2/06 2:05 PM, Anonymous Julie said...

So thrilled to hear that you will soon be home and reunited with Shayla! What a blessing that Christi is feeling improvement. We can't wait to see her at school!

At 6/2/06 2:16 PM, Anonymous Candy Belanger said...

Thank you, God! It's truly amazing what He and Christi can do together:) I hope she continues to feel well and can have fun with her class at the Valentine's Day party.

Always thinking about you!!

At 6/2/06 2:18 PM, Anonymous Lisa said...

I hope you're doing great little Christie, you're an inspiration - and so are your family. Prayers for all of you.

At 6/2/06 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a safe trip. I'm so happy Christi can go to school tomorrow and celebrate Valentines Day this week. We did send something to the hospital. I'm sure they will forward it.
God Bless
Jodie and Karlie

At 6/2/06 2:37 PM, Blogger courto said...

i'm amazed that she's able to go home so soon also! Now hopefully there will be more signs of the cancer retreating :)

At 6/2/06 2:47 PM, Blogger Java Koala said...

YAY! The Thomas Team is now all back together AND at home! That is most wondermous news! Those are great pictures of Miss America but who is that lady in the black coat?! LOL! Again, thank you so much Angela and Shayne for keeping us 'web family' members updated. Christi, you look mah-vel-ous! I'm so glad you're back home:o)

Java Koala

At 6/2/06 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAISE HIM! Im sooo happy to hear this steps, small miracles, we will take them all! I cant wait to hear about your reunion tonight when you get home. I dont know about the Mansfield area, but the storm track switched, and we didnt get near the snow they had called for, so your travels should go smoothly, except for the snow belt of course :) What a happy happy day. God bless

Becky in Ohio

At 6/2/06 3:20 PM, Blogger cneifer said...

Thinking of all of you everyday, and praying all is going well. It is nice to hear Christi is feeling better.
Pat Dean

At 6/2/06 3:59 PM, Blogger HeatherB said...

Hi Thomas Team,

YEAH for going home!! I'll bet you can't wait to return home and sleep in your own beds.

Christi- I LOVE the picture of you with Miss America! GORGEOUS!! Glad you are feeling better with this chemo.

Angela and Shayne- God is good! I'm very glad that Christi is getting to go home. What an answer to the prayers of so many people for Christi. She's forever my hero and inspiration. I appreciate all the time you've put into updating the blog and keeping all of us here in "cyber space" updated about Christi. I shared her website with some friends and they agree with me that she's GORGEOUS!! And has such spunk! :) I couldn't agree more.

With love, prayers, and hugs,


At 6/2/06 4:08 PM, Anonymous Traci said...

Praise the Lord! You amaze me, kid. You really are my hero! Love you guys!


At 6/2/06 4:35 PM, Anonymous sharon shields from the UK said...

So glad to hear that you are heading home, I am so happy for Christi that this chemo has helped to make her feel more comfortable,I pray daily for Christi and for all of your wonderful family,may god bless you and hear your prayers.

At 6/2/06 4:36 PM, Blogger Angela said...

Dear Angela and Shayne,

I'm glad Christi said she's feeling better, I pray that it continues so. Have a happy time at home and school!

Take care

Love Angela

At 6/2/06 4:50 PM, Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Praising God with you.


At 6/2/06 4:51 PM, Blogger Brigid and Celie said...

You are awesome - and so are Shayle and your mommy and daddy, too!

Brigid and Celie

At 6/2/06 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lord does answer prayers! Although I don't know the Thomas', after reading the journal entries and the blog, I feel as though I do. I've asked the church to keep your family in their prayers! Christi and your entire family will be in my family's prayers!

At 6/2/06 5:09 PM, Anonymous Lydia Leslie said...

Praise GOD. What a miracle!!!!!

At 6/2/06 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a blessing God is so good . I'm so glad she gets to come home to Ohio and gets to go back to school and go to her favorite Valentine's party . I will continue to pray and ask God to continue to heal you and make you stronger each and everyday .

UpperSandusky , Ohio area

At 6/2/06 6:51 PM, Blogger nikki the red said...

yea! she's going home!! prayers make all the difference!!!

At 6/2/06 6:58 PM, Blogger The Farrell Family said...

Dear Thomas Family -

There is "no place like home." We are so happy that you will be back home, reunited with Shayla!!! Actually, since it's 6:55pm, you all are probably home by now. Have a wonderful night sleeping in your own beds!!

As always, we continue to "pray without ceasing" for complete healing for precious Christi!

Take care and God bless you all!

Love -
Rob, Amy, Emily, and Ryan Farrell

At 6/2/06 7:22 PM, Blogger susan said...

Dear Christi,
I am glad you got to go home for awhile, I am sure Shayla missed you all terribly. I pray you remain pain free and not too sick. Your amazing Christi, even Miss America 2006 was thrilled beyond belief to meet the awsome Christi Thomas,,,wink..
God Bless you all dear Thomas's, you are in my prayers.

At 6/2/06 8:28 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Of COURSE she's the comeback kid! Christi can do anything. It is so great you got to come home today. I'm sure Shayla was THRILLED to see you all. I hope Christi continues to feel well and has a great time at school this week with her friends and teachers! As always, I'm praying this chemo is kicking this beast...

Love & Prayers,

At 6/2/06 9:32 PM, Blogger Anna said...

Yay for home!

Hope you guys can enjoy some time and she can have her class Valentines Day party (that was always my favorite too) before her counts fall.

Praying hard for you guys!


At 6/2/06 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Whippets are cheering for you!


At 6/2/06 11:30 PM, Blogger California Friend said...

HOME SWEET HOME!!!! It REALLY is the most wonderful place to be, isn't it?? How GREAT it's going to feel to curl up in your own beds tonight!! Sleep tight, guys!!!

Love & hugs from CA.

At 6/2/06 11:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

praise god!

At 7/2/06 12:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Christi, I'm so glad you are home sleeping in your own bed tonight. I'm sure that Buttercup has missed his favorite person. I will keep praying for you , as well as mom, dad, and Shayla. Enjoy school, and I hope and pray that you will be able to attend your favorite party VALENTINE'S DAY. You are such an inspiration to so many people from all over the world. God loves you very much. Ellen

At 7/2/06 12:29 AM, Anonymous Colleen M. Kashino said...

Welcome home, Thomas Team! Sorry we missed you this morning. We had a gift for Shayla - Just missed you.

Can just imagine all arms of the Thomas Team wrapped around each other. Sure you are cherishing every moment. God Bless you all!


Janie and Colleen

At 7/2/06 6:13 AM, Anonymous Sylvia Pituch/Allentown said...

Good morning Christi! Did it feel so good to be back in your own bed?
I hope the trip back home went smoothly. You are indeed the most beautiful Miss America I have ever seen! I had goosebumps seeing you wearing your crown! : ) How special did that feel? I always wondered if it felt heavy wearing it. We continue to pray for a COMPLETE miracle. I believe in miracles Christi...I know that your family does also. Thank you for allowing us to "walk" with you on your journey. God bless you sweetie! love, sylvia


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