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 www.ChristiThomas.com 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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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

SE PUBLIC LIBRARY NIGHT

(PIC: Winter 2003, Christi age 5, snacking and playing a computer game while in our Ronald McDonald House of NYC room)

Consider this your personal invitation to come to the 2009 Christi Thomas Family Night at the Seneca East Public Library! We are grateful they allowed us to sponsor the night again this year. Last year's was a great "end of the summer reading program" event with a wonderful magician and some yummy treats. They have the same thing planned for Thursday night at 7PM. Join us if you can! You did not need to participate in the reading program to come to the show and to enjoy the treats. Stop by, we'd love to see you there!

3 Comments:

At 6/8/09 11:06 AM, Anonymous V.K Gupta said...

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At 6/8/09 7:34 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

I wish so much that I could be there! I'll be there in spirit!

Many hugs,
Olivia

 
At 7/8/09 5:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There has definitely got to be a reading of the "Hank the Cowdog" series!! One of the many, many, wonderful things about Christi, was her remarkable sense of humour. Her love of words made her quite a punster. I remember the day that Angela hit a buzzard with her car and how Christi found that incident hilarious! Hank the Cowdog had a similar tale of woe! And when Angela and Shayne saw those cows enjoying a bonfire, the captions again poured in--hilarious!--with that same love of playful words.

Christi was so special in so many, many ways. One of the things that strikes me, is how she tried to make everyone feel accepted and included. She had made those little gifts for the new girls in her class, and as she was dreaming in her morphine induced sleep, she even remarked how difficult it was to give one of them away, that she "really liked" that one. She dreamed about her spelling competition, "it's okay guys, I know this one."

Even her love of words and her wit stayed with her, until her final days of unconsciousness. Remember when she said, "If I wasn't so civil, I'd be cursing right now!!!"??? And she had every right to curse and blame and be bitter and upset. But she stayed Christi, through and through, right to the end. She thought about her Disney cruise, all of the books she loved, (Shayne asked her what she was dreaming and she said, "books, and more books") and the power of her mind never left.

She even joked "Ah, Mommy loves me, even here in my natural habitat", as she sat drug induced and limp on her portable commode.

Anyone who has worked with, or experienced, the dying of a loved one, will tell you that the later stages as the Spirit lets go, includes a deliberate isolation. The person can become agitated, anti-social, and make requests for solitude and silence. A personality change is not uncommon.

How is it that Christi was Christi all the way to the end? To me, it's another indication of the amazing family from which she comes, and their amazing gift and legacy to all of us. Oh Christi, we love and miss you!

 

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