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Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — retinoblastoma

When God says "No".

Posted by James Hahn on

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Feast of St. Lucy
Matthew 11:28-30

On this day, 8 years ago, my wife and I loaded up my Chevy Malibu and headed East to CHOP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia leaving 4 kids behind with my parents.  It was a snowy day much like it is today here in Columbus and a very dangerous trip with plenty of wrecks and jack-knifed tractor trailers along the way.

We traveled to...

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Lots of pictures

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In the pictures at the top, Catherine is in a pony walker. She is beginning to tolerate this for longer periods of time. Hopefully it will motivate her to become more mobile because while she still suffers from hypotonia (weak muscles) she is also beginning to develop hyperwill(a strong will)...I made up that word. We are starting to catch on that she can in fact do a lot of things, but chooses...

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I got my eye on you...

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As you can tell (or can you?) Catherine got her prosthetic eye a few days ago. It's amazing! Not only is the color an almost perfect match, it moves within the socket making it look very realistic. We went to Miller Artificial Eye Laboratory in Columbus and they are truly artists. She will go back there every few months to make sure it's fitting properly and to make any adjustments as she gets...

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Catherine

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Catherine will be having her eye surgery tomorrow morning at 9am, eastern time. Prayers are greatly appreciated and it's not too late to pray for a miracle! God Bless and we pray for all of you.

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Catherine Update

Posted by Nicole on

Some may be wondering why we have travelled here to Philadelphia with Catherine. Here is the reason...retinoblastomais a relatively rare cancer with about 300 cases occurring in the US every year. There are plenty of ophthalmologists, oncologists, and pathologists who have seen very few or no kids with this type of cancer. That's why we have travelled here, where children come from all over the...

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