We met Tamara and her daughter Marti, who is fighting CML, at the Stupid Cancer OMG Summit back in April. There was an automatic connection! We stayed with them while we were in OC/LA and the girls bonded so quickly and made a life long friendship!
Tamara has a mini white board on her fridge, so of course Lauren had to leave her mark. Marti took that “signature” today and had Dan Smith, of Captured Tattoo in Tustin, tattoo it on her.
We met Brad and his parents in Reno through NNCCF. Brad is a cancer survivor. Lola and he became friends over text messaging and social media. He designed a tattoo in her honor as well as getting one similar to the infinity sign she had her on wrist.
Thank you Marti and Brad. Lola would be so amazed and humbled, as we, her family, are ❤
When Lola first posted #LolasBucketList, a few awesome people contacted me about getting her tickets to a Fun. concert. What they didn’t know is that what she meant was “live long enough to go to the Fun. concert that she got tickets for on her 16th birthday in May”. Tyler and I took care of that for her last night =) It was definitely bittersweet, and I had to choke back the tears, but we had a blast!
Please bear with me while we are still in the process of unpacking and such. I use my PC for graphic edits, etc. and it has yet to get setup — so I can’t “cross” stuff off of her list until I get my PC up and running.
The “book” is Lola’s urn. Every single word/phrase on it embodies all that is Lola. A week before we left for George Mark Lola received a package from our friends in NYC that contained a hot pink/black outfit complete with a tutu, feather boa, beads and sunglasses. While she wasn’t able to wear the outfit, I used it all when I made this shadow box to protect her urn. I know without a doubt that she LOVES it.