good news and an honor

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

8 thoughts on “good news and an honor

  1. kyleann says:

    I’m happy to hear the news . . . all the news!!

  2. Diana says:

    Great line!! I am happy to hear the news! The word “clean” has a new meaning now, huh? I am sorry I missed your honor – I was to have been there. Nevertheless – congratulations!

  3. Margot says:

    Congratulations on your “clear” MRI, and with your Honor as Volunteer of the Year!
    Thoughts and prayers continue for your journey!

  4. Good news surrounds you! Happy to hear about the MRI. That is great news! Also, what a perfect acknowledgement of your work with Nor’Wester Readers. So much to enjoy and be proud of! Happy thoughts continue!
    XOXO – Hillary

  5. Bille Jean says:

    Congratulations! and what great news to get all at one time! Your journey continues but not quite as heavy a load to carry 🙂 Prayers are sprinkling down on you like stars in the sky.

  6. Fran says:

    Deb, Thanks for info on getting an email alert. But most important – thank you for all the GREAT news! Sounds like your map to Recovery Rd. has been carefully designed & you are ready to go in good spirits. That’s so important. I wish I knew that you had an award at the PASR luncheon as I would have made arrangements to attend. Congratulations & well deserved! Keep the good news coming & your sense of humor – love it! XO Fran

    • Fran says:

      Me again 🙂 Forgot to mention how much I enjoy your outstanding photos which go so beautifully with your written messages! (The photos are such an artistic expression of you!) Thank you- Fran

  7. Loretta says:

    Great news, fantastic reward, beautiful photography and such clear and concise information about your journey. Congratulations.I am so happy for you, . Love, Loret

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