Damn, life has dropped me to my knees !!

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« Reply #50 on: June 04, 2014, 12:04:27 AM »
Stay strong brother. You and your family are in my family's prayers daily...
I know everyone here has already told you but let me know if there is anything I can do to help.


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« Reply #51 on: June 04, 2014, 05:49:03 PM »
Ken you have prayers from Ohio headed your way dude!! Give that girl a hug from us..

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« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2014, 07:50:24 PM »
Hi ken....
I started following your story on facebook... Having a little girl of my own, it just hits home, if ya know what I mean... Bella is just darling by the way, and I can see a fighter in that sweet face of hers.... Hang tough there dad!!! She needs you... And thank you for feeling open enough to share your family's story through this.... By doing that you have so many prayers and positive thoughts supporting her, and many more to come!  When volumes are spoken, mountains can be moved. 😊


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« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2014, 11:00:22 PM »
Thank you Heather.
She IS a fighter, and a stubborn one at that, but I can't take all the credit, as she has a great mother that helped raise the fighter in her also.
Thanks for following on Facebook, the more people that see and follow her, means more people become aware of the type of cancer she has and MORE IMPORTANTLY to me, puts a smile on her face, when she sees how many people are "checking her story out".
 We've decided to paint the boat, metallic orange, as orange is the universal color for leukemia, and well, I love METALFLAKE, so it will be a tribute to her, and for the fight against her disease. Now I just gotta find some orange flake on eBay, and 1 step will be down

 Thanks again SOO much, Ken
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« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2014, 01:52:04 PM »
I thought it might be nice for Bella to be able to put a face to the well wishes. Left to right Sierra, Teresa & Cowboy Mark


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« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2014, 04:39:38 PM »
Ha Ha, thanks Mark. Since I don't know how to send this pic from the iPad to my wife's phone  :screwy: , I'm going to take a pic. of the iPad, and send it thru my phone.
Thanks, and have fun for us at the lake.
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« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2014, 12:05:56 PM »
If anyone is interested, my wife, daughter, and myself have been posting pics of Bella smiling, playing, and having fun on my Instagram account.

It is: ken_carvalho_sr

Since several people have asked for pics, and progress, I figured instead of posting non-boat pics here it would be easier to see her on I.G.
You are welcome to just look and see her progress and are under no obligation to "follow",  like or anything (obviously you know that) like that. My wife's friend did start a fund, (I had no idea) and it is listed there but want you to be sure this is not a "tacky attempt" to get you to look at that at all.

I just want as many people as possible to see my baby girl, laughing, playing, and having fun.
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« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2014, 01:33:47 PM »
I think u need to post up the link for the fund!!! I don't have a insta gram :( but I'm sure there are tons if guys that are super Into helping out, I know u have never asked for any kind if support but I'm sure the bills are crazy expensive and if we can get all our boys from SoCal to pitch in 20 bucks a guy it would sure make a huge difference N I'm sure relieve some stress on ur part!!!


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« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2014, 01:51:58 PM »
I think u need to post up the link for the fund!!! I don't have a insta gram :( but I'm sure there are tons if guys that are super Into helping out, I know u have never asked for any kind if support but I'm sure the bills are crazy expensive and if we can get all our boys from SoCal to pitch in 20 bucks a guy it would sure make a huge difference N I'm sure relieve some stress on ur part!!!


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Ummmm, I so DON'T want to do that as I never intended this to be a thread, or posting where I am "asking" for help.
Let me think about it for a bit.
 I came home from the hospital today to do some chores, pick up, mow the lawn etc., and just for a break of fresh air from the "sterile" hosp. environment.
I understand and appreciate the fact everyone wants to help, but I more want this to be a morale booster, and a way to show her people care, when I read to her all the nice things people say.
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« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2014, 01:58:40 PM »
I can't even imagine what you are going through right now!!!! Everyday I am praying for a speedy recovery and for your family!!!! I know I would totally be down to pitch in some money to help with medical bills cause I know how those can stack up on you.

I know that is not what you set up these postings for but I am always willing to help someone out, especially a fellow SCJB member


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« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2014, 02:59:58 PM »
I completely understand and didn't mean to step on toes, just wanted to let you know that you have help from ur SCJB family, I found and now following you on the insta gram, didn't know the wife had one hahahah anyways ur daughter is gorges!!! And it's now good to put a face with the name. I'm here for u bro!!


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« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2014, 03:26:33 PM »
I've been sitting back and waiting to see how things would turn out (always hoping for the best), and decided it was time to post a little note.

From what I can see through your posts, you are handling yourself and your family very well and deserve recognition for all you are doing.  I've started following the FB and IG threads and look forward to seeing a speedy recovery from your little girl.

As of this posting you have about 60 posts in this thread, but nearly 2000 views.  Many of the members of SCJB are here to gather info and don't post, but still want to know how things are going, so please keep us in the loop.   

And know this, if you need help, need something that is just out of reach, or just need to vent... There is always a SCJB member willing to help out.
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« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2014, 04:14:56 PM »
5150: Oh, no, no toes stepped on!!
Crew chief: THANKS !!
Kroger: thanks, and yes piling up fast.

O.k., my biggest concern is that all along I made this thread to:
 1) ...TALK !! What this has done to my little girl has kicked me down so hard, I'm having trouble getting up. I have a VERY small circle of friends in the "non"- Internet world, as in the past, two "best friends" on 2 different occasions ripped me off for a lot, so my attitude (what is tattooed on my chest) is: TRUST NO ONE ! So here was a place to get the word out and release some frustrations of life without having to actually face anyone face to face!!

2) ...Get the word out about my little girl, so people are aware of this disease. I myself knew that Cancer was bad, but truly had NO IDEA how bad it was and how many people, especially children it effects.

3) ...Just hoping people would write down words of encouragement so that I could show her that people out there care about her.

Another concern is that I do not want people to think that this was all a ploy, to in any way think this was an under handed way to lure people and get them to give me money!! I believe that goes along with MY trust no one attitude, because I fear, that would be the first thing I would think if I myself saw a thread like this one??
This is a hard thing for me to accept help, as I moved from SanDiego at 16y/o to Spokane, Wash. And have been on my own since. Married, divorce  after 9 years, and then married again this time for 19 years, have raised all my kids, have none out of wedlock, and have basically taken care of myself and my family on my own since 1984.
It's also hard to believe that people/ internet friends (like you all) are willing to give money away for nothing to a complete stranger and his daughter???
I hope this makes sense, as it is hard to "hunt-n-peck" at a keyboard, and convey my thoughts to an internet site.
So, with reluctance, and if anyone is OFFENDED, or feels this is INAPPROPRIATE or any moderators want it removed, I will remove it:

The site is:    gofundme.com
The title is:    Bella Carvalho Cancer Fund

Also she has a Facebook that my wife and daughter are posting things on. I don't have F.B. myself, only the Instagram, but if your interested it is called: Rarity-IzaBella Carvalho
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« Reply #63 on: June 11, 2014, 10:40:37 PM »

5150: Oh, no, no toes stepped on!!
Crew chief: THANKS !!
Kroger: thanks, and yes piling up fast.

O.k., my biggest concern is that all along I made this thread to:
 1) ...TALK !! What this has done to my little girl has kicked me down so hard, I'm having trouble getting up. I have a VERY small circle of friends in the "non"- Internet world, as in the past, two "best friends" on 2 different occasions ripped me off for a lot, so my attitude (what is tattooed on my chest) is: TRUST NO ONE ! So here was a place to get the word out and release some frustrations of life without having to actually face anyone face to face!!

2) ...Get the word out about my little girl, so people are aware of this disease. I myself knew that Cancer was bad, but truly had NO IDEA how bad it was and how many people, especially children it effects.

3) ...Just hoping people would write down words of encouragement so that I could show her that people out there care about her.

Another concern is that I do not want people to think that this was all a ploy, to in any way think this was an under handed way to lure people and get them to give me money!! I believe that goes along with MY trust no one attitude, because I fear, that would be the first thing I would think if I myself saw a thread like this one??
This is a hard thing for me to accept help, as I moved from SanDiego at 16y/o to Spokane, Wash. And have been on my own since. Married, divorce  after 9 years, and then married again this time for 19 years, have raised all my kids, have none out of wedlock, and have basically taken care of myself and my family on my own since 1984.
It's also hard to believe that people/ internet friends (like you all) are willing to give money away for nothing to a complete stranger and his daughter???
I hope this makes sense, as it is hard to "hunt-n-peck" at a keyboard, and convey my thoughts to an internet site.
So, with reluctance, and if anyone is OFFENDED, or feels this is INAPPROPRIATE or any moderators want it removed, I will remove it:

The site is:    gofundme.com
The title is:    Bella Carvalho Cancer Fund

Also she has a Facebook that my wife and daughter are posting things on. I don't have F.B. myself, only the Instagram, but if your interested it is called: Rarity-IzaBella Carvalho

Hey Ken

How's little Bellla? Can you post the link to the gofund site, my hillbilly ass can figure that site out.
Prayers & Thoughts

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« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2014, 10:17:07 AM »
Mark, it's:  http://www.gofundme.com
Usually when I type out a link it automatically makes it accessible. For some reason that doesn't work here? ....there it is, it worked this time... I put a picture up with I believe all the info in it? When you go to the gofundme site, there is a search box, and that's where you type in:
 
 Bella Carvalho Cancer Fund

then press "enter" or "return" depending on your phone/iPad/computer.
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« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2014, 10:30:10 AM »
A quick update.
She finished up her chemotherapy on Tuesday, it was hard and rough on her, but it did what the Drs. wanted. She is at 3% of her White blood cells, so she is susceptible to infection, pneumonia, sickness, etc. She is being constantly monitored, then yesterday she started on a blood transfusion. That went well. She is now just laying in bed sleeping and resting. She is EXTREMELY emotional thru all this, because of the medicine. It takes a lot out of her body, and she has hi's and lows. There are times where she wants NOTHING to do with me, and her just hearing my voice agitates her and makes her cry. Same thing towards her mom or sisters.  That, other than seeing her in pain, is one of the hardest things. I know it is just the medicine making her act and feel that way, but it is hurtful and bothersome sometimes.
So after 2 more rounds of the chemo regimate, we then go to Seattle for 6 months, for the bone marrow replacement. She and my wife will,stay there, I'll be visiting on the weekends, and staying home during the week in Spokane to work, take care of things at home.
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« Reply #66 on: June 13, 2014, 11:33:41 AM »
Ken , I can't even imagine how hard this is even tho you keep us updated on all of this I also have a little girl of 4yrs and couldn't imagine this type of situation I'm lost for words your a great dad and your wife is a great mother stay strong and Bella will pull and stay tuff with you guys please keep the updates comin my families prayers are with your family


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« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2014, 12:16:49 PM »

Mark, it's:  http://www.gofundme.com
Usually when I type out a link it automatically makes it accessible. For some reason that doesn't work here? ....there it is, it worked this time... I put a picture up with I believe all the info in it? When you go to the gofundme site, there is a search box, and that's where you type in:
 
 Bella Carvalho Cancer Fund

then press "enter" or "return" depending on your phone/iPad/computer.

Hey Ken

Thanks I figured it out this morning. I'm kinda slow with technology! Lol! Tell Bella to keep strong and she's in our thought and prayers. We're going to Big River this weekend for the meet I will get a group pic of everyone and post on here for Bella to see were all thinking about her.

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« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2014, 12:30:45 PM »
Carrera202: thank you
Mark: that would be F-ing awesome, thank you.

 I have a request for anyone that has an ORANGE FLAKED boat, or just Orange in general.
Not sure if I mentioned it, but ORANGE is the universal color for childhood leukemia (such as pink is for breast cancer, clear is for lung cancer, etc.) so that is the color I've decided to paint ours.
I bought a pound of Orange Flake, and 25 Grams of Orange pearl additive, but I'd like to see some "close up" views of different shades of orange on boats. I googled it but wasn't very successful, thanks.
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« Reply #69 on: June 13, 2014, 04:06:42 PM »

Carrera202: thank you
Mark: that would be F-ing awesome, thank you.

 I have a request for anyone that has an ORANGE FLAKED boat, or just Orange in general.
Not sure if I mentioned it, but ORANGE is the universal color for childhood leukemia (such as pink is for breast cancer, clear is for lung cancer, etc.) so that is the color I've decided to paint ours.
I bought a pound of Orange Flake, and 25 Grams of Orange pearl additive, but I'd like to see some "close up" views of different shades of orange on boats. I googled it but wasn't very successful, thanks.

Not any flake, but here's my float.


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« Reply #70 on: June 14, 2014, 04:43:00 PM »
77, thanks, I like it.


Also figured I'd put some pics. up of Bella doing some of the things she likes doing. Other than the "normal" dolly's, dress up, and coloring, she spends a lot of time in the shop with me. Here she is learning to "shrink and stretch" sheet metal, and use the bench top English wheel, and MIG weld...
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« Reply #71 on: June 14, 2014, 04:44:26 PM »
She likes the Chopper I built, and the HotRods we are building.
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« Reply #72 on: June 14, 2014, 04:47:01 PM »
I chopped my '32 sedan 6", and channelled it 3", and when mom goes with us, Bella will be sitting in the back seat, so she wanted to be sure she would fit back there after I made and installed the rear floor half.
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« Reply #73 on: June 14, 2014, 04:48:44 PM »
...and since we are also a "LowRider" family, HipHop music goes hand in hand with my lowered cars, and she wanted to do some HipHop "mixing" at my sons wedding.
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« Reply #74 on: June 14, 2014, 04:53:03 PM »
I got her a face mask so she can help out and be in the shop when I paint. We also like metal flake... I kinda "collect" METALFLAKE!!!
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