Monday, April 25, 2011

What to say......

I know that it has been a while since posting. I would like to get this blog published. That way if this site ever goes away we will have all the memories.

There is sadness around our house again. We just buried our 17 year old cat Zac. I'm just about out of words for my children. They have seen more death in the past 4 years than any kid should have to see. I know, I know, it could be so much worse but try telling that to your kids when they have been trough the hell my children have. Zac has been going down hill for the past 6 months but Diane has held on for as long as she could.

Please understand this, I am not a cat person. Zac and I had a mutual respect. He was in Diane's life before me and at times I think he has meant more to her. Despite my lack of affection for Zac my wife and kids loved him. We had buried our old dog Bear about 4 years ago. Cody was there for that. Cody passed just over two years ago. There is no explanation for the passing of a child. For all you out there that have a strong belief in God I respect that. I'm not here to judge you or change your mind. But, unless you have lost a young child that spent 80% of his life fighting the beast you do not have a clue. What the hell could any God be thinking by taking a child away from their family?

Now after months of counseling and trying to get my kids to smile again we say goodbye to another family member. After giving Diane and the kids their time to grieve I started to bury Zac. They are all crushed. Justin told his mother " I do not want anymore pets". She asked why and he said "they will only die and I don't want to be sad anymore".

This morning Daniela sent me a text from her mother's phone. It said, "we are taking Zac to the vet". I knew what that meant because Diane was talking about it yesterday. Well, about 30 minutes later I received another text that said "he's dead". I called her and talked to her for a few minutes and tried to console her.

At lunch I got a call from Diane. She told me how her morning went which was even more of a surprise than I expected. She told me that she was stopped by the police on the way to the vet. The police asked if she knew how fast she was going and Diane said "no". The lady officer told Diane she was going 40 in a 25. First of all, Diane is sitting there with her daughter crying while holding a near lifeless cat. Diane tells her that the cat is dying and she is taking the cat to the vet to have it put down. The officer gave her a ticket and walked away. Where is the compassion?

I'm not done yet. After getting to the vet the tech listens to Zac's heart while Zac expires. They didn't even have time to administer any drugs. Now you ready for the kicker? They charged Diane $150!

My kids are learning so much. Not much of it is good.... Please don't tell me that this is part of "the big plan."

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Just wanted to share this with you all...

I know that I don't post much here anymore. That doesn't mean that we have stopped the fight. I do spend most of my time on Facebook now. If you are so inclined you can friend me Mickey Johnson and or Cody's Crew on Facebook.

Here is a link I want to share.

After you view the video please go to this link and vote for "Mickey Johnson".

Saturday, November 13, 2010

We did it!!!

Dick's Sporting Goods has selected our story to use in the 2011 Pittsburgh Marathon advertising. We were selected by Facebook friends who voted over the past 3 days... Here are the links to our story and the Dick's Pittsburgh Marathon Facebook page. This is big for Cody's Crew...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Marine Corps Marathon

I know that I often ask all my friends to support my cause and I appreciate everything that you all have done. I will be running the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 31st. I have chose to take a Cody's Crew bib and try to raise $500. If you all can help me I would be very appreciative. If you choose to donate, please go to and just add Mickey MCM in the note section. In advance, "Thank you very much!"

Monday, October 4, 2010

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone...

Just 3 days out of September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) and we have already seen more attention payed to October's cause than all of last month's. If you caught any of the NFL games yesterday you were bombarded with pink. Pink shoes, pink gloves, pink hats, pink jerseys, pink everything. I bet every one of you know what the pink ribbon stands for. I would also venture to say that unless you are a regular here you probably have no idea what color ribbon stands for Childhood Cancer. There is something terribly wrong here.

9-11 was Cody's birthday. Here are a few pictures of our private family time.

We had a small Sponge Bob cake for our little guy

We released some balloons with a few small toys tied to them.

We watched the balloons until they were out of site.

A little quiet time..