If you have read my posts, then you know that I have mentioned a student who has been, quite literally, deathly ill. We just got the notification that his body has started making"baby white blood cells". He is still not making platelets and needs weekly transplants. However, they finally cleared up all of the infections, fungus in the lungs... and he actually came to school. The odds are still against him at this point in time because his white blood cells are nowhere near what they should be, but it is the first good news that we have gotten about him since he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. Now, they are thinking that he may be able to do his "Make-a-Wish" wish, which is to swim around the great coral reef off of the coast of Australia. They have already started a fund to help him meet the financial costs of it. (The school did a massive fundraiser right before the Christmas break and donated $1500 to it. They also gave out 6 other checks for $1500 each for charitable organizations. Pretty cool huh?) Alex just wants to be a normal kid. He has begun to work on his Eagle Scout badge for the Boy Scouts. His community service project is raising money for aplastic anemia research and a blood drive. He designed those little plastic bracelets and is selling those to raise money. He is such a neat kid. I am just thrilled to have some good news for him.