Welcome To C.C.'s Page

Meet C.C. Crawford



  ~Diagnosed Acute Mylogenous Leukemia, M1/with Normal Chromosomes, 4/99~

~Autologous Stem Cell Transplant 11/30/99 at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Washington~

~Relapsed 3/00 - Semi-Remission Achieved 3.31.00~

~Relapsed 6/01/00 -
Mylotarg on board 6/13 and 6/27 and still looking up!~ 

C.C.'s visit to Virginia Mason Hospital for his Stemcell Transplant started on November 22, 1999 when he checked into his home away from home on the 15th floor. His room number was 1578 and, as usual, we attempted to make it as homey as possible. The pictures in the background of this photo with nurse Nancy and C.C. were those that were brought on C.C.'s first visit to VM in April '99. His co-workers from Boeing Company learned that real flowers were a no-no so Jackie Twilly, a close co-worker, found five beautiful floral posters, glued them to poster board and distributed them to the five Boeing locations that C.C. visited regularly at work. He would bring them with him on his longer stays in the hospital just to brighten his room and remember his friends.

On C.C.'s very first visit, April 12, 1999, he was in the hospital for about 5 weeks. He was very sick when he first arrived and was on oxygen for almost a 10 days. To brighten his room, I sent him a bouquet of balloons. They were so big that they almost set off the fire alarms when the delivery person brought them upstairs and into his room. They lasted over 6 weeks and was a wonderful way to brighten his room. We had also taken photos of grandchildren, photos of him and I along with a huge photo of his American Eskimo Dog, "Ruby". In fact, Ruby was able to make a canine visit around the third week to the hospital. She not only got to visit "Dad", she also visited another patient who had not seen his pet for almost two months. That was a very nice day...she brought smiles to a lot of faces...!

The song you are listening to is one of our favorites...It's called "From A Distance" sung by Bette Middler and reflects our feelings of exactly where we feel we are in this great scheme of things.. The lyrics are as follows......

From a distance the world looks blue and green, and the snow-capped mountains white. From a distance the ocean meets the stream, and the eagle takes to flight.

From a distance, there is harmony, and it echoes through the land. It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace, it's the voice of every man.

From a distance we all have enough, and no one is in need. And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease, no hungry mouths to feed.

From a distance we are instruments marching in a common band. Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace. They're the songs of every man. God is watching us. God is watching us. God is watching us from a distance.

From a distance you look like my friend, even though we are at war. From a distance I just cannot comprehend what all this fighting is for.

From a distance there is harmony, and it echoes through the land. And it's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves, it's the heart of every man.

It's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves. This is the song of every man. And God is watching us, God is watching us, God is watching us from a distance. Oh, God is watching us, God is watching. God is watching us from a distance.

Although Cees is still working through this difficult disease, we are taking it one day at a time. We know God has been watching us through all of this, not just from a distance, He's been right there with us. Sometimes even holding us up when it's too difficult to stand on our own. It's not been easy, it's been a difficult and scary trip to get to where we are...but we continue to keep looking up and out into that distance, holding on to the hope and promise that the rainbows in this background holds. That through faith and trust in Him, we will get through this! We will continue to look up and fight, for we are in it to win...we have that promise of victory!

We hope this site holds some peace and strength for those that visit. I'll be adding more pages as we continue our journey so come back and visit often.

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