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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Friday, February 24, 2006

A Fabulous Day!

"It's been so long since we just sat and laughed," said one of Christi's best friends to her at school today. The incredible Mrs. Smith had her fourth graders wear hats to school so that Christi wouldn't feel awkward about her bald head; it was precious and thoughtful!! Her teacher said that the kids were "all smiles" to finally see Christi with them at school after so long. I can't even explain my relief and joy! I checked on her a couple of times. Each time I walked past her classroom she looked happy and content! I'm filled with thanks and gratitude that we were all three at school today!


At 24/2/06 4:14 PM, Blogger DeAnn Elliott said...

What a wonderful teacher to make Christi feel so "normal" Glad she enjoyed her day!

At 24/2/06 4:28 PM, Anonymous Lisa burt said...

You look great Christie, so glad it was a good day. Prayers for many more.

At 24/2/06 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will continue to pray for many more days, just like today!!!

At 24/2/06 5:46 PM, Anonymous Sylvia/Allentown said...

YEAH GOD!!!! Thank You for all three being back at school. Thank You God for special friends and teachers. Thank You God for the MIRACLE that we BELIEVE in! Amen.

Christi dear, Michele just donated her hair to Locks of Love last weekend at Penn State...I have to share your site with her...she will love to know that beautiful children like yourself indeed do benefit from those donations! She will be interested in seeing the process from your side. Thanks so much for sharing that with us. I'm hoping I get to meet you this coming week in Philly!

love, sylvia xoxoxo

At 24/2/06 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas team - just logging off before I left work for the weekend and so excited to see ALL of you at school today. I know that being around friends is great for healing. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Sending prayers and hugs from Texas.

At 24/2/06 6:37 PM, Anonymous Anissa Hagendorfer said...

OH she looks so happy to be at school! Good for you all! Keeping the Faith and Prayers coming from Florida :)

At 24/2/06 7:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww it looked like Christi enjoyed her day in school. I think it's awesome that the teacher had the other children wear hats too. Hope your evening is just as good as the day in school was!!!

:) erin

At 24/2/06 7:56 PM, Anonymous sharon shields said...

That has to be one of the most heartwarming photo's I have ever seen,they all look so thrilled to have Christi back in class with them but then who can blame them she is a true superstar,what a great bunch of kids and what a truly thoughtfull teacher.I hope you have a very good weekend with both of your special girls.I am sending you, as allways, lots of postive thoughts and tons of prayers.

At 24/2/06 8:00 PM, Blogger Angela said...

Dear Angela,
How wonderful that you were all at school today!! The photo' of Christi and friends is lovely.

Have a very happy Saturday, I pray that Christi feels good and that your family laugh a lot together.

Have a safe trip on Sunday.

Take care and lots of love


At 24/2/06 8:02 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

Looks like Christi has a great group of friends!

At 24/2/06 8:13 PM, Blogger The Farrell Family said...

What a glorious picture to see today ---- at school, in the cafeteria, surrounded by her friends!!!! Praise be to God, for answered prayers!!! We love that Christi's sweet teacher had the class wear hats today. What a toughtful and caring person!!!

We pray that you have a great weekend together. We will pray for a safe flight on Sunday.

God bless you all!!

Love -
Rob, Amy, Emily, and Ryan Farrell

At 24/2/06 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippie Christi!!!!! So glad you had a great day at school! God is so awesome! I pray you have a good weekend and you continue to heal!
Megan in NC

At 24/2/06 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christi and family,

I have been following your story for about 2 months and I have to admit that you are one of the bravest people I've ever encountered. I came across "Christ's Clubhouse" when checking on a patient that I had taken care of at our local hospital. I kept wondering who this Christi was and so I've been following your story. You and your family are an inspiration and you are beautiful. Keep up the good work.

An Anonymous Nurse Practitioner

At 24/2/06 8:46 PM, Anonymous Laura Lynn said...

I'm so happy to hear all of you were at school today. Keeping Christi and the whole family in my daily prayers. May God bless your trip to CHOP; I am praying the chemo will do it's job with no bad side effects.

At 24/2/06 8:49 PM, Blogger The Adams' said...

Way to go, Christi!!! So happy to hear about your day!! God Bless your wonderful teacher and classmates..!!..How are Buckeye and Buttercup getting along?

Prayers, hugs and smiles to all-Todd, Kim, Katie and Emily

At 24/2/06 8:59 PM, Anonymous Allie Causin said...

Hooray to be back at school, and what an adorible picture!!!

What a blessing Angela that you get to work in the same building as your girls!! My mother taught kindergarten in the same building I went to school at in 4th and 5th grade. Let me tell you, even though your girls may not express any opinion about it now, looking back myself, i wouldn't trade being in the same building with her for the world! It was definitly something special to know that mom was just down the hall! Not many kids get that opportunity to go to school with mom!! I'm sure your two beauties think the same thing, even though they may not say it to your face ;)!

God bless you all!
Forever in my thoughts and prayers, Allie

At 24/2/06 9:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As from the beginning of this journey, constant prayers for the fabulous T-Team!.. What a blessing to be back in school..GREAT hats!!..GO CHRISTI GO!! Strength and love to you all.

At 24/2/06 9:19 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

What a cute picture!! Praying for many more wonderful days like this!!

Love, Jennifer

At 24/2/06 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray for this beautiful little girl daily so awesome to hear the good news . PRAISE THE LORD !!!!!!

Counts Family

Upper Sandusky , Ohio

PS I am so excited I can't wait to tell all my prayer partners what awesome news and the progress this little girl is doing . Alot of people are praying for you and your family in the UpperSandusky area .

At 24/2/06 10:34 PM, Blogger California Friend said...

The picture we've all been waiting for!! I'm SO glad the 3 Thomas girls were FINALLY able to make it back to school!!

Love & hugs from CA,

At 24/2/06 10:45 PM, Blogger HeatherB said...

What wonderful news indeed- school!! What a great word! :) For all THREE of the Thomas girls.

Oh how happy Christi looks and I'm sure her friends were delighted to have her back with them, and feeling better.

What a great way to end my day!! I'll go to sleep with a HUGE smile on my face!!

Love you all so very much!

Tons of prayers,

At 24/2/06 10:54 PM, Anonymous brooke from oregon said...

yeah christi! yeah angela! i'm glad that the 2 of you were able to go to school with shayla today! i'm sure it feels nice to have a bit of normalcy, and to be back at a place that means so much to the thomas team. normalcy and comfort.. sounds like a wonderful day.

i am continuing to keep christi, and the rest of the thomas team, in my prayers.

At 24/2/06 11:04 PM, Blogger Anna said...

She looks great. How cool of her teacher to suggest hats so she would feel more comfortable.

Enjoy your weekend before the trip back to CHOP.


At 25/2/06 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christi, You look great. Your friends look so happy to see you. I'm so glad you finally felt well enough to go back to school. You go girl. Know that your prayer warriors continue to work overtime for their special angel here on earth. God bless you and your family. Ellen

At 25/2/06 7:35 AM, Anonymous danielle said...

oh seeing that just made my day!

it seems like you (angela) have a very good support system within the workplace - and that the girls have a great support system when they come to school.

wonderful! I am happy for you ALL!

At 25/2/06 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom and Dad Thomas,

I commend you on your wisdom to see that whether we live 10 years or 100 the important thing is how we use those years. I will never give up on keeping Eden here with us but in the mean time I make sure every day she is here is filled with love and laughter and she is always surrounded by friends and family. I think Christi is a very blessed little girl!

Always in our prayers and thoughts.

Lisa Adams (Mom of Eden)


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