Sunday, March 2, 2008

Who are you?

Many of you may have noticed the tracking device to the right of my blog page. It gives me a good idea who is checking in on Cody. I know many of you by name but there are many of you who I don't know. Please take a few minutes and say "hello" in a comment. Let me know where you are from. It means so much to Diane and I that you all care about our son. Please say "hello."


Anonymous said...

So glad Cody enjoyed the Lion King !! Sorry he is still uncomfortable from the bone marrow biopsy. Should be better by tomorrow. Looking forward to the next step for all of you !! I feel so positive with the best medical minds collaborating !!
Lots of positive thoughts and prayers continue. G2G

Dottie O said...

Checking in from Frankfort KY! Glad you are all home home safely and that your short visit was enjoyable in spite of the cold weather. The NYC pictures are so pretty. Cody looks fantastic, too! I'll bet the kids were glad to have you all home so quickly.

Looking forward to some news tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Deck, I can't tell you how much strength I have received from you and Cody. My Daughter Megan was diagnosed with leukimia on 1/23. Your family is truly an inspiration to mine. I am a big believer in the power of prayer and have Cody im mine.

God Bless,
Bruce (BGrunner from runners world)

Anonymous said...

I check in nearly everyday. Though I don't comment much, I do pray for all of you regularly.


Susan said...

I hesitate to leave of comment - but here goes - I am just a stranger who found your blog searching for blogs mentioning neuroblastoma. My son battled NB for over 4 years. He spent a lot of time at MSKCC as well. He passed away in July.

I am cheering for Cody and he is in good hands with the NB team at MSKCC.

Trish said...

I am out here checking on Cody one or twice a day. I am splitting time between Manassas,Westminster MD and Balitmore.

We are all praying for the entire family.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of ya'll today. Praying that the news is good tomorrow.

Susan and Jonathan

Alan and Family said...

Sorry it's taking me so long to comment, but everything has been so busy. Glad to here Cody and you guys had a good trip. I've been up here at mom's so she has been keeping me up-to date with cody. We have all been keeping Cody and you guys in our prayers. Stay strong and keep faith. Love you guys. The Florida Johnson's Family

Anonymous said...

My name is Jim from Boland Services. I have been following your journey & praying for Cody along with my church (Boonsboro,MD) since Pat from ACCA made us aware of Cody. I have 2 kids of my own and can't even fathome what Cody & you all have been going thru as well as the family of Ashlyne Will and Susan below who lost their kids to Neuroblastoma. MSKCC is the best & Cody will win this fight! God bless...

Anonymous said...

Mickey, it's Sante. Glad to hear your travels were safe. I love how hard you guys fight and I'm praying for you and the family

Anonymous said...

Hi Mickey, Diane, Cody, Daniela and Justin. I must say I have become like one of your other friends posted last week. I try to check your blog daily (once or twice or more)when I can to see how everything is going. I think of you often and am praying for your family. Hope the trip to Georgetown went well today. Sending my best from Alexandria, VA.
Karen Stein

mark said...

Mickey - SanDiego is the Sheridan Clan, Mark, Coilean (gaelic for Colin) and Stacy - we checkin every day and have you and your family in our prayers - Coilean is looking forward to some of your pirate drawings and would like to meet Cody and share some pirate tales some day.

elizabethnyc said...

Howdy from Burlington, VT - it's ElizabethNYC here. Isn't that confusing? ;-) I'm an ex-NYer, trapped in the boondocks.

Actually, most of my family is up here and it's a joy to spend time with them all. :-) Every moment spent with family is precious, as you know.

Prayers continue from the North Country!

Monica Cassier said...

Mickey and Diane,

I want you to know that I think of you and your sweet children everyday, and pray for safety and healing. I can't even imagine how hard this is for the two of you - you are my heros. You are - to me - the epitomy of strength.

Hang in there... I pray for good news for Cody every day and will be happy to support you in your fight to cure this wretched disease!!! Sign me up for a bunch of bracelets - I'll sell them for you!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Hello Deck Ape and family,

You don't know me but I'm Ed from South Pasadena, California; I found my way here from a month or so ago and have been checking on Cody's progress almost daily since. Take care.

Anonymous said...

I came to your blog by way of Jenny (thelearnedfoot) on the beginners forum at RW. I am praying for your sweet Cody. I am the mom of 4 kids, and my heart aches when I read all that he is having to go through. God Bless your whole family.

Keller, TX
Whendy (kellermom from RW)

Gettin Older said...

Hey Mickey, your tracker probably says New Orleans right now. Most of the time it says Biloxi. I have been having some issues with my Dad. Details are in an update thread at RWOL. I missed checking the blog for a couple days, but I have not stopped praying.


Country Cruiser said...

Not much of a poster, came across your blog from runners world forum.

I'm checking in from Illini Country!

Your family is in my daily prayers.

God Bless

Carol said...

Mickey and Diane,
Aunt Carol here. Just letting you know that you are in our prayers and our thoughts. We have Cody and the family on the prayer chains in both Bob's and my churches. Keep the faith and the hard work going. Blessings always.

Gregory said...

Hey Deck,

Glad you made it home and enjoyed the sights and lights of the Big Apple. Hope the results that come back are good! Hang in there!

More prayers from Korea! (Yeah, the the Korean IP address there from downtown Seoul at my office ;-) )

Gregory (Pudov)

BIG MO said...

Alan just left here heading for the Air Port(5:45AM)and will get in
Flordia about 11:00AM. I have been checking the BLOG often and I see
there are quite a few folks making
comments and going here and there with Alan at home has worn me out.
It was very nice seeing him again.
I'm glad you are all home again
do pray that all the news will be
good and I'll be anxious to hear.
I'm going to lay back down for now
and Alan is supposed to call me
when he gets to Air Port. LATER....

Anonymous said...

This is Mrs. Yeh, Cody's music teacher from Bennett. I check this blog daily to see how the little man is doing. We are always thinking of him and miss him so much!!! Thank you for keeping us updated on how Cody is doing!

Anonymous said...


Just noticed the resemblance between you and Cody in the the "..out for dinner" photo.

Looking good!

Eric W.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, it is Jennifer Mitchell, John's daughter. Either he or Karen sent me this website and I have been checking in on it. It is one of the most endearing things I have seen in a long time. I continue to keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers. Hope to see you guys soon at one of your family functions.

Anonymous said...

Checking in from Maryville, TN is Susan Williams, Diane's former college & post-college roommate. Wish I could do more but know that our family is praying for yours. Thanks for taking the time to update everyone on this site. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

I am from Carson City Michigan and my granddaughter Laura has stage IV neuroblastoma. (carepage LauraVDB) Praying for your family everyday. Hugs and prayers. Carolyn Wing

Anonymous said...

Mickey as you can imagine I am a regular as checking on Cody's status is part of my daily routine. I hope today is a good day for the Johnson family and as always my thoughts and prayers are with you.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mickey,

We're still in Manassas :-) I have been praying for you & Diane, and of course Cody (and the rest of your little deckapes)!!

No one knows the trials of cancer and the day-to-day ups and downs until they either go through it themselves or they read your blog! I have discovered that it is truly a roller coaster ride!

Once we get off our ride, your tracker will show us in Oregon :-)

God bless!!


Anonymous said...

I don't normally post messages, but after reading that entry...
We're in Florida, my daughter Alina had NB4 and was also treated at MSK, now 2 years NED. I believe we're both in the bandofparents? It was nice (cyber)meeting Cody, he seems like a great kid.

trainingforsub3 said...


Steve checking in from the Chicago Suburbs. I don't post very often, but I check in on a daily basis and see how Cody is doing. I hope this visit will get things going in a continuous positive direction for Cody and can hopefully reduce the number of ups and downs that your family has had to endure.

I believe I first heard of your situation from the learnedfoot several months ago on the RW forum.

Best wishes for Cody and your family.

Anonymous said...

Mickey & Diane, Even though I do not comment everyday. You all are in my daily prayers and thoughts. LOL Pam

Anonymous said...

Deck and family,

I'm an old RW forumite who mostly just lurks now and also have some friends who are long time RW posters who told me about you and Cody.

I check in everyday and keep Cody and your family in my prayers. I live in the Aleutian Islands, Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Mango_AK (Donna)

Betsy said...

I don't leave many comments here for often I can't seem to sign in. I usually comment on Cody's RW thread. I think of you and your family every single day. You are all so strong and are truly an inspiration to everyone. We have a local family here going through a similar situation with their 6th grade daughter. I do not have the means to keep updated on their situation. I feel that when I check in on Cody, I am checking in on everyone I know, and don't know, that needs prayers, support, and in some cases, miracles. As a teacher of young children, as well as a parent, Cody's situation has really affected me. He represents so much and you all inspire me, as well as others, to remember what is important in life. My prayers are with you every single day!

Stocks said...

Deck, I check your blog pretty regularly. I have two young children who are the light of my life (DD - 4, DS - 1) and can't imagine what it is like going through what you and your family are with Cody. Thoughts and prayers from San Diego! DW and I loved Lion King in NY as well.

RW Masters

Jenny said...

Mickey, I check in every day or two. I would be North Olmsted Ohio, even though I don't live in North Olmsted but it's pretty close to where I live. (thelearnedfoot from Runner's World) -- I will do my next long run for Cody. I asked for good vibes for him from my own blog readers.

Anonymous said...

Pete from Oxford PA. Came here via learnedfoot (who has renamed her blog "Draw the Sword") and I haven't met her f2f either. I pray for your son, and for you and the rest of your family.

Anonymous said...


I met you in Philly and post on the Masters.

I pray for strength for you and your family as Cody fights his battle.

I first learned about neuroblastoma when I ran a 5K sponsored by the Catie Hoch Foundation, which raises money to help kids take a break from cancer and have endowed a chair at MSK for neuroblastoma research. Maybe their efforts are in some way touching Cody.

Sending positive thoughts your way.


Anonymous said...

Hello from Pittsburgh PA (Zelienople actually)! Just another random stranger, I happened by here via Jenny at Draw the Sword.
Sending lots of prayers for Cody and the whole family!