Monday, October 19, 2009


for the lack of posts. I know that you all continue to care and pray for us. The past few weeks have been a blur. We are planning many things for the future of Cody's Crew. We definitely want to continue the 5K and Tot trot. What a huge success it was and we raised over $12,000.00. The yard sale was another great success. We are blessed with great people who work very hard for this cause. One of the ideas we are kicking around is having a 5 mile or 10K in the spring. This will be more runner oriented. We are talking about having it at one of the local parks so we will not have to run on the road. Another very big idea that is in the very early stages is a Relay Across America. This will be a massive undertaking and we will need some very good sponsorship. It will all hinge on sponsorship and if we can get a major network or the media to take notice. We are all about the attention. We must get the word about neuroblastoma out there.

On a family note. This past weekend was very exciting to say the least. We kept Justin home from school on Friday because he was showing signs of the flu. So, Diane's mother watched Justin at home. I received a call from Diane about 3p.m. and she told me that I need to get home ASAP. Apparently Justin had just finished taking a bath and when he was getting out of the tub he collapsed on the floor. When he fell he hit his head on the tile floor and cracked the back of his head open. We had to rush him to the ER where he had a CT scan and ended up with 6 staples in the back of his head. We were at the ER until 7:30. It reminded me just how much I hate hospitals. Diane said she wished she was still running to Georgetown everyday. For that matter so do I... We miss Cody..

My marathon training has been going pretty well. We are less than two weeks away from the New York Marathon. I will be taking the train up on Halloween and running the next day. Then I will be staying the night after before coming home on the 2nd of November. I'm also pretty sure that I am going to run a marathon in early December. I figure since I'm already trained up I might as well stay at that level of fitness and keep running marathons as long as the opportunities present themselves.

That's about it for now. We are very grateful that you all continue to check in on us. We continue to take life one day at a time. Some days are harder than others. Nobody said it would be easy. God bless you all.


Cameron said...

Much love and prayers to all of you. Great job with all the running. I am hoping and praying some major sponsors come forward to help get the word out. A friends son was just diagnosed at 2 years of age. This is just not fair...word has to get out!

I hope Justin feels better. What a scare!!!

Keeping you close in thought, always.


runrgrl2007 said...

Sorry to hear about Justin and pray that he is feeling better! I contiue to pray for your family and am amazed at your strenght and the grace you show! God Bless! Good Luck in NYC! Can't wait to read your post on that. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Wow that was an exciting weekend, though I am sure not in the way you wanted. I hope Justin is downing better now.

Susan and Jonathan

Anonymous said...

Other than Justin, I'm glad that you all are okay. It's always good to hear from you. The race accross country sounds good and you can count me in. Cycling is to me what running is to you. If I or any of my cycling friends can assist, just give me a holla. I have a good friend that lost his daughter to the beast. He lives in Richmond and he coordinated a cross country ride from Sacremento to Crystal City two years ago. Im sure he still has his contact information. I can forward his name and number to you if you would like. Keep the faith brother and tell everyone we said hello.
Eric, Kia, Nyera, Peanut

Gettin Older said...

Thinking about you and yours and praying for y'all as well. Judy's news must be pretty tough on your family as well.

MangoAK said...

Wow- I hope Justin is okay.

You and your family continue to be in my prayers.

Best of luck in NYC- looking forward to reading your report.

And I didn't know September was childhood cancer awareness month- but you are right-it needs to be made more aware of. Maybe if alot of us e-mail the NFL- they will wear gold ribbons in Septemter in the future.

I'm guessing though- with how dedicated and how much you are doing in the fight of the beast and how much so many of us are also spreading the word- that someday, along with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure- and the Terry Fox runs- that there will be a Cody Johnson Run that is run across the country. That would be so cool. I belive you can make that happen- especially with the help of all your many friends, personal, virtual, close by and far away.

Take care. Hugs to you, Diane, and your kids.