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, June 20, 2008

Big "Little" Sister?

Big "Little" Sister, or Little "Big" Sister? I don't know, but we did make it through the day. Shayla had a great one! We left the hotel and went to Dorney Park (included with our Cedar Point passes in Allentown, PA). The girls really enjoyed this park and called it "Corney" Park because they had never heard of the word "Dorney" before. It was bittersweet being there. The very first ride we rode was the "Wild Mouse". This is the ride where Christi lost a stocking cap when Shayne brought her in October, on her way home from CHOP in 2004. We looked for her little cap, but didn't find it (smile). In the waterpark, the "Kid Car Wash" was also tough to look at. In July of 2005, while we were stuck in the Ronald House in Philly for five days waiting to get Christi in for a test, we drove up there and the girls played in the "Kid Car Wash" for the longest time having a blast. One little girl just cannot play by herself like she could with her sister. I know she really misses playing with Christi.

At dinner time, we had a delightful treat! We went to Sylvia's home. Sylvia and I still cannot figure out how she found out about Christi, but she was with us until the bitter end. She is the one who helped Shayne give Christi what turned out to be her final bath and she rubbed her feet with lotions many times. Sylvia brought us cookies and was the one able to line up a Priest to give Christi her final blessing. We went to their beautiful home and enjoyed a most incredible meal of all of our favorite foods: steak, chicken, salad, potatoes, mushrooms and "better than sex chocolate cake". Shayla asked, "What is the name of that cake?" When Sylvia quickly responded, "Better than summer vacation chocolate cake," I thought I was going to die laughing. We had a lovely evening!


At 20/6/08 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness , I was standing in the exact spot that Shayla is standing in at Dorney Park not 30 minutes ago. I've been following your journey for almost 2 years now and always keep you in my prayers. Glad you were having a fun day away from the books and papers!

At 20/6/08 9:31 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

The chocolate cake story is hillarious! Love it!

At 22/6/08 3:57 AM, Blogger Kimberly said...

Sounds like you all have been busy! The cake sounds delicious and Shayla looks like she is well prepared for her first horse show! How exciting. Go Shay!
Many Blessings!


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