So what is Zach doing today, while his Mom and I are preparing for him to be very sick, he is texting and talking with many young people, who like him have DSRCT, he writes to Moms and Dads, Grandpa and Grandma, Auntie's and Uncles, Brothers and Sisters, and friends of sick children and teens. Zach continues to ask questions of new friends, and give answers to everyone who asks, he will say exactly how he feels, unless he thinks his thoughts might hurt or scare someone. I know all of you who have a love one stricken with this disease are still wondering why our children, and how can we protect our kids, and all we have to do is look at ourselves at the end of every day. Think of every loving word said, every special touch given, every hug, kiss, tear, question, and remember how incredibly strong our children were all day long. This is where you will find your answer to this question, we are able to fight every minute of everyday because of the strength and will of our children! My Son wakes every day and finds a way to smile, he gives me power, he shows our entire family how to find the best in every day, and we do! If today is harder than the day before, you must have faith, reach down deep down inside yourself if you need to, and know that you and your loved ones are not alone, ever.............look back at all the e mails and text your family has received, remember a special phone call from a dear friend or family member that touched your heart, think of all the many families like yours, believe me, this will help. Do not be afraid to reach out to a complete stranger who you talked with, Zach and our family have felt the most sincere love and support from people from all over the world, caring special folks who we have never met. Most importantly ask God to be in your corner, pray for his help, and he will comfort you, I have learned there is no right way to pray, or wrong words to use. As parents of children with this cancer, we all know how hard some days can be, and we also know about the special moments when some how we can actually smile, or even laugh. Please don't forget these times, use the positive memories of the day before to deal with the day you are in, I can tell you this helps, and of course, the morning smile from my Son!