Yesterday, October 4th, I received the good news that my MRI was clear. There is no indication of any tumors or questionable areas other than the already identified site of the breast cancer. What a relief!
This good news was texted to me by Fran while I was at the 75th anniversary celebration of PASR (Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees) at Spring Mill Country Club Manor in Ivyland, Bucks County. I was given the 2011-2012 Volunteer of the Year award by the Bucks County Chapter of PASR for my work with the Nor’wester Readers Canine Assisted Learning Program. For those of you who may not know about Nor’wester Readers, we are a 501c3 non-profit organization which provides registered therapy dogs to teachers to enhance their educational environment. Wendi Huttner and I started the program in 2007, and we have grown to 42 therapy dog teams working with teachers in four school districts and two private schools. Our dogs and their handlers are seeing approximately 850 students weekly and are making an amazing difference. As I said when I received my award yesterday, ” Who would have thought I would be honored for going to the dogs!”
. . . and so it is