Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Izzy's Video

Hoping that pictures are worth a thousand words and more, we put together this video of Izzy's life to date and our hope for the future. You can see it on YouTube by clicking here or the direct link is below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF3Fc0mNKcQ

Izzy goes in to the out-patient cancer clinic tomorrow for her second dose of chemo and a bone biopsy to monitor the cancer in her bone marrow. We'll be sure to let you know the results of the day.

Today she had a great time at the park playing with Lorin, Ryan and friends. During these times it still seems so surreal that she is sick.

17 comments:

joanne ludlow said...

Dear Izzy, You are leaving beautiful memories ofyour little life all around for us to enjoy. It must be scary to spend so much time in the hospital but so nice to come home and be with your family. Give hugs and kisses to mommy and daddy. They are hurting too. Maybe you can find them a big bandaid for their heads so they feel better. You are special and very lucky to have such thoughtful and loving parents. WE love you all. JoAnne and Paul LUdlow

Tiffany said...

We should all celebrate each other in such loving ways! Thank you for sharing some of your family's light with us.
love,
joey and tiff

Grandpa and Grandma Costley said...

What a great way to share your life with us. We wish we were there to blow bubbles with you and give you a big hug.

Love, Grandma, KK, and Ali

Auntie Amber said...

Can your girls even get any cuter?? The video was so neat. Izzy is definitely lucky to have such thoughtful and talented parents. We continue to hope and pray for Izzy every day. We love you guys!
Love,
Reed, Amber & Fam

Audrey said...

That was wonderful. I didn't expect to cry so early in the morning! It is an amazing joy to have a happy family.

Tamra Murphy said...

What a touching movie. Izzy you are in the Murphy family prayers every day and every meal. We are thinking so much about you guys. What a brave and pretty little girl you are, but we already knew that from watching you waterski last summer at Bear Lake. Cory and Kerri you may want to try a little Ambien. You must not be getting any sleep! You are such amazing and loving parents. How lucky we are to know you. Love, Darin, Tamra, Alex, Hannah, Ben, Sam & Grace

monniaux family said...

this video is such a good way to hope, i couldn' t not cry but in same time i was smiling and having so much hope for you little izzy so full of hapiness joy life and cutiness
you are in my prayers every day
aurelie and family

joanne ludlow said...

I think Izzy will be a movie star some day! JoAnne Ludlow

joanne ludlow said...

I think Izzy will be a movie star some day! JoAnne Ludlow

Jenny Ludlow said...

What a great movie...talk about a tear jerker! I hope it's as theraputic for you guys to post things on here as it is for me to read/watch them. I wish we were closer to Michigan, but it's a good thing that angels have wings. I'm praying that many more will fly your way.
Love tons,
Jenny

Miranda said...

What a fantastic and beautiful journey you have begun little Izzy. Know that the Rasbands hearts are right there with you! We love you very much and are thinking about you daily. We love to hear of your progress and know that your special spirit has a lot left here to do. What a beautiful little girl you are. Big "squnches" to you and to your Mommy and Daddy!

Leanne said...

I loved the video. It is so hard to understand why such little angels have to go through this. While I am at work I am in work mode, I try to keep my emotions on the down side. It is when I get home and have time to think about all the children I have worked with. I am so honored to have met your family. Sharing your daughters and your life with me is a great pleasure. Izzy is a strong wonderful little girl. Just keep positive energy around her and she will remain positive. I really appreciate the wonderful things you have said to me. It helps me realize that I am doing a good job. Thank you again for opening your heart to me. I am here if you ever need anything. Hopefully we will get together outside of the Hospital. Sending my Wishes, Leanne

Sharon said...

Dear Izzy, Oh boy---- what a tear jerker Bless your little heart and body. If you aren't the cuties thing I've ever seen. You have such a great family and good mommy and daddy. You have so much to do, so get all those bugs gone so we can play at Bear Lake in the water and have fun. We miss you and you beautiful smile. Love Aunt Sharon

acheidel said...

That was an incredible video. It's great to see pictures of Izzy, Lorin, and Ryan. I think about all of you constantly and wish there was more we could do. Take care.

Aaron

Meg said...

I cried watching that video. What a beautiful family and what a brave little girl. My family is thinking of your family and keeping you in our prayers.

Colter said...

Loved the video!! The kids (and moms) at playgroups miss having Izzy around! Kerri, I miss our weekly chats! Keep up the great work; we're praying for strength and peace to be in your family everyday!

Colter & Jill

SWKofoed said...

Thanks for making me cry Cory...that was great. We hope Izzy loves the blanket. We're excited to see you this weekend Ker.