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Afternoon Update

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Monday 2pm- Carson is feeling great. He is taking his chemo at home this week. We continue with baseball with 2 games per week and practice on Fridays. Carson has taken to golf and seems to really enjoy it. He played (rode in the cart and ate food) with dad and his buddies on Saturday for 4 hours and then the 2 of us went out on Sunday and played 11 holes together. He gets to drive the cart, measure the distances of hit shots and play his own ball. Carson made his first birdie on Sunday. From 115 yards, he landed his ball just feet from the hole and it rolled to about 7 feet away. He had a little downhill putt and he sank it for birdie!…he is pointing at the ball mark where it landed.

“Carson is strong” “Thank you for caring”

Mike

Carson Playing Baseball

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Hitting and pitching!

Morning Update

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Monday 8am- Carson is feeling really good. Here is a picture from his basketball game Thursday night. One day after his procedure and a 6 hour stay in the hospital, he goes out and helps his team to victory. He continues to take his chemo at home and is fighting off the ugly side effects of his current medicine. Today is the last day for that one (until he starts it again in 25 days) so by mid week it should be out of his system.

Carson played in his first baseball game in over a year and didn’t miss a beat. He batted in the lead off spot, started at shortstop and then pitched one inning. He went 2 for 2 at the plate, scored one run, made 2 great plays in the field and struck out 3 batters while pitching. The River Dogs won 2-1. Carson was the Player of the Game and received a pack of baseball cards for his great effort. What a joy it was to see him back out there!

“Carson is strong” “Thank you for caring”

Mike

Morning Update

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10am Saturday – Carson is back to feeling great. The virus is gone, but he continues to take some medication for it.

We were invited to the SD Padres VIP meet and greet this week to speak with the new prospects and some of the new signings that the Padres have brought on board this year. After the introductions and a brief over view of this years team, the President of the Padres introduced Carson to the 75 attendees and let everyone know that Carson has leukemia, is currently fighting it and is in remission. The crowd went crazy with applause.

One of the new players acquired this year and future star, Anthony Rizzo, fought off cancer years ago and became an instant buddy with Carson. We shared our stories about chemo, doctors and hospital visits. Anthony gave me his number to call him anytime. After the meeting, we went with the President down into the dugout and hung out with the players while the Padres owner, GM and others took questions from the crowd of 1,200 fans waiting in the stands. The Padres introduced the new players to crowd as they showed off their new uniforms. The new Sunday jersey is a new digital enhanced camouflaged jersey with the same pattern that our Marines have on their uniforms.

While in the dugout, Anthony took off his jersey, signed it and gave it to Carson. He is the first and only person to have this jersey. They will be in stores soon. Overall, we had a great night! The SD Padres are a class act organization who care about the community and the product they put on the field. Thank you Padres! Carson had a great time and it was such a joy to him smiling and having fun.

“Carson is strong” “Thank you for caring”

Mike

Modern Day Santa Claus – Love Carson

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Here are some toy shopping and delivery photos.  Today we delivered them to Radys Children Hospital.