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Entries from January 2008

I found a GREAT website related to VA benefits and the military retirement process

January 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

There is so much that goes into a military medical retirement.  Lots of acronyms (ie. PEB, MEB, VA, DOD), lot of appointments, lots of paperwork, and lots of organizing.  The whole thing is very overwhelming to me.  It is stressful enough to know that Travis is going to get a major pay cut but making […]

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Tags: disabled veterans · DOD · help for medical retirement · MEB · military retirement · PEB · useful information · VA

Helping to explain cancer to little ones

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

I came across this website and though it is sad it is also sweet.  http://www.kimmiecares.com/ Kim Goebel lost her battle to breast cancer but before she did she created dolls that can be used to help explain cancer to children.  Here is a description from one of the dolls: “Kim is Causasian. She has blond […]

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Tags: brest cancer · children · doll · help · helping families · Kim Goebel · Kimmie Cares · Uncategorized

2 MRIs and lots of worries

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Today Travis is getting 2 MRIs, one of his back and one of his head.  So many things are runnng through our heads.  It is hard to stay positive right now.  We want to hear that everything is clear but we hate to get our hopes up.  Yesterday we also were advised that his days […]

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Tags: back · head · job · MRI · stress · update · work

I came across a sad poem that I can relate to.

January 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

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He got back on a snowboard

January 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Dr. Adler (Travis’s neurosurgeon) said that his goal for Travis was to get him back on a snowboard.  Well not even six months after his surgery Travis got back on the mountain after a two season hiatus.  It was great to see him snowboarding again.  I am so glad that this was not permanently taken […]

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Tags: Big Bear · condition · recovery · snow · snowboard · snowboarding · update