Ok, so anyway... let me catch you up on the weekend! First, THIS greeted me in the driveway of my office on Friday morning!
and THIS was all over the gym!
My cool staff made this cute canvas of everyone's hands and signed by all my employees!
And I guess you also noticed that they ALL wore black on this day!
I got some really crazy presents!
and an awesome cake!
But my birthday was not the only thing that we celebrated on Friday! We also had an IMOT graduation. You know how we always throw a party when our patients graduate from their three week stint of intense treatment?! Well, today was no different. We celebrated Daniel's graduation with a Cars theme. Meet Daniel...How CUTE is he?!
He is from North Carolina , and is a friend of Abel T's from St. Jude. They told them about our clinic, and we are so glad they did! I made canvases for all the graduates. Since St. Jude's motto is "HOPE", I made him this one.Jackson is from Georgia. He has spent a large amount of his sumer with us at MMPT. He is a precious young un! I made him this little canvas.
Last is Miss O. She is having her second or third IMOT session since sustaining a stroke last year. This is her canvas. I really want to encourage older people who are learning to live a "new normal" , with more dependence than ever before. I hope Miss O finds her JOY!
This is the cake that we had made for our three grads! Talk about some FOOD! Everybody who hangs at our clinic for any time at all, GAINS WEIGHT! We absolutely celebrate everything! ANd then there are the goodies that our patients make for us! DUDE!
Karl always does a super duper job with the presentation. We get to brag on them and really build them up and share all that we have seen regarding improvements over the past three weeks. Usually, there are lots of tears, as we get very close to our patients and they feel very loved while with us.
This is Jackson getting his trophy and certificate. His MiMi told us that he took his last trophy to school to show it off to his class. How sweet!
Hahahahhahahahaha... I GET IT! ! All that black! Y'all are SOooooo funny!!
Daniel has the biggest prettiest blue eyes! He has been such a fun kid! We are going to miss him!
Oh, and did I mention what they did to my ride outside? The whole town knew that I was turning the big 4-0!
And later in the day... my time!
All gathered in the peds gym and fooled me into coming into the room.
I will say. I got some of the strangest presents! STICKS? Kimmie. What?!
And tee shirts that were clearly too small!
and a hat with silvery hair.
and Geritol, and hemmrhoid cream, and a fake blonde ponytail, and other weird things! It was fun! THank you to MMPT for making my day special! I LOVE the people with whom I work. THey are family!
And that wasnt' the ONLY party! More coming tomorrow!