Loving the Outdoor Walks
May 18, 2013 by Mickey Deputy
Brad, Mom and I have been on some walks together lately. I enjoyed the change of scenery down in Franklin on the trail near the house we're moving to in July. I think we'll be walking on it a lot this summer!
Apr 22, 2013 by Mickey Deputy
It's finally warm enough to start training outside!
Tonight's walking companions were Mom, Dad and Belle.
As of today, April 22, we have 23 people on the team and we have raised $9,935.78!! Only $65 away from 10% of the team goal!! And the season doesn't officially start for 2 more months! Way to go, TEAM!!
Mom said we have some fun fund raisers coming up this summer so keep your eye on this page for updates. Some of them include Chick Fil A and Orange Leaf, two of my favoritest places ever!! YUM!
Back on the Treadmill
Feb 25, 2013 by Mickey Deputy
After being sick with bronchitis and then Dad and Mom taking turns being sick, we finally got back to the Y tonight after 3 weeks off! My feet hurt when I got off the treadmill after a 35 minute walk. Mom said it's because my feet have to get used to training again. I hope they listen and get used to it quick!
Here a few pictures from tonight's workout.
I'm have a little trouble seeing over the top of the treadmill! :)
Check out my new shoes! They're very pink and I love 'em!
Look at that form!
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! The Oncology Nursing Society blessed me with over $900 last week! I am now at 60% of my fund raising and we still have almost 8 months to go! WOOHOO!!
Well, I'm tired after my workout so I'm off to bed. Sweet dreams!
Training Has Begun!
Jan 23, 2013 by Mickey Deputy
We finally got my new inserts after they were delayed due to Hurricane Sandy. Then we had to get new shoes for them to go into. Now we're ready to roll....or walk as the case may be.
I am going to the Y 3 times a week to walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes and to lift weights. Mom said we're going to start doing longer walks on Saturdays to help increase my endurance. I'm not sure I like the sound of that!!
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! I can't believe I'm at 20% of my goal already! WOOHOO! If you haven't donated and you want to, just click on the "donate now" button and use your credit card. If you want to send me a check payable to LLS, you can mail it to Mickey Deputy, 2902 E. Berwyn St., Indianapolis, IN 46203.
Thanks for helping me help others kick cancer's butt!
Really? 13.1 Miles?
Nov 20, 2012
Yep, really! I will be walking 13.1 miles at the Nike Women's Half Marathon in October 2013. There are a bunch of cool things about this......first, I am doing it with Team in Training to help raise money to find a cure for leukemia and other blood cancers. Second I am doing it with Team Mickey. That's right - I have a team named after me. Pretty cool, huh?! Third, if Team Mickey raises $100,000 (what the what! That's a lot of money!)....anyway if we raise that much, I will have a research grant named after me. Whoa! That's amazing! Fourth, 5th and 6th cool things is that this event happens in San Fransisco, has a Ghiradelli Chocolate Mile and has tuxedo-wearing firefighters handing out Tiffany necklaces to the finishers. I don't think I can handle much more coolness than that so now I'll explain why I am doing this.
When I was 7 years old I started getting sick a lot. My mom took me to the doctor who then sent us to the hospital for blood work. The doctor called us at 5:00 that evening and said we needed to go to Riley right away becuase my blood work was not good. So we did. The doctors there did another blood draw (I was *not* happy about another needle stick) and then came back in the room a long time later. They said we needed to stay at the hospital because it looked like I had leukemia but we wouldn't know for sure till after more tests the next day. Grandma and Grandpa took Brad home so that Mom and Dad could both stay at the hospital with me. The next day the doctors did lots more tests and learned that I had ALL (acute lympoblastic leukemia). I had to start chemo the next day. Chemo lasted 26 months. During that time I spent 30 nights at Riley, had 4 bone marrow aspirations (or bow and arrows as I called them), 20 spinal taps, multiple blood and platelet transfusions, took over 3000 pills and had more of those nasty needle sticks than I could ever count. But all of that brought me to off treatment day on Feb. 1, 2007 and then "cure date" on Feb. 1, 2012.
Since I kicked cancer's butt, I want to do something to help other people kick it, too, and make a difference in this world. So I am going to train to walk 13.1 miles and will raise at least $3900 for the honor of walking those miles. When we raise the $100,000 and I get to put my name on a research grant, I will put my name on one that will help find a cure for Infant ALL in memory of my friend Baby D who died several years ago of Infant ALL at age 2. I still miss Baby D!
If you want to donate toward my goal, you can click on "donate now" on the right and use a credit card. If you want to send a check, make it payable to LLS and mail it to me at Mickey Deputy, 2902 E. Berwyn St., Indianapolis, IN 46203.
Thank you for helping me make a difference!
Me when I was in the middle of treatment
Me right before my 15th birthday