As I am sure everyone else has the same story, we have been VERY busy the last few days. It has been great to be home today and able to relax and clean up the train wreck that came through our house (I can't imagine what it is like if you have kids). I'm going to try to capture it all in a couple blog posts. I would do it all at once, but I am terrible at uploading pictures onto this thing!
We started off having my dad's side of the family over to our house for the Jochim Family Christmas. We, of course, ate too much food, but enjoyed the company. The next day, Andrew's family came up from Bowling Green and down from Indy to have the Cohron Christmas. We once again hosted, and ate warm chili. After watching the Titans pull out a win, we ate, opened presents and played The Office trivia. It was so great to have a home and to have family over!
Most parents have high hopes for their children.They want to see them succeed in life and be as happy as possible.But for one local family, that dream became a nightmare when their son was diagnosed with a rare and deadly disease.In this weeks Family First we meet nine year old Alex HuckHe was good at sports and did well in school, but all of that changed last school year, when Alex started acting out in class.At first school officials and family members attributed it to ADHD, but as the symptoms got worse, so did the fears there was something seriously wrong with Alex.After a visit to Riley's Children's Hospital last fall, Alex was diagnosed with Adreno leukodystrophy, a deadly disease affecting boys between the ages of four and ten.Alex's little brother has a fifty-fifty chance of getting the disease as well.He's getting tested later this week.A fund for Alex has been set up at Integra Bank to help family members cope with the mounting medical bills.The PTA will be holding fundraisers for Alex in the coming months.