Home – Sweet – Home! Our journey is far from over but we are thrilled to be beginning our newest chapter – back at home – in Augusta! As we adjust to moving back home with new rules and new guidelines we celebrate the opportunity to live under one roof together!
Please take a moment to read the attached article highlighting our return to Augusta and to our home!
By Meg Mirshak
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011
Rounds of chemotherapy and a fourth bone marrow transplant were critical for 9-year-old leukemia patient Brennan Simkins. The best prescription the doctor could write, though, ordered Tara and Turner Simkins to return Brennan and his brothers, Nat and Christopher, to their Augusta home.
“It’s a dream come true,” said Brennan, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January 2009.
The Simkins family moved back to Memphis, Tenn., last September after a routine checkup at St. Jude Children’s Research Center showed more signs of leukemia. Brennan received his fourth transplant Jan. 27.
“One of the beautiful things about coming home is eating at the dining room table and all five of us sleeping under one roof. He hasn’t had that in 10 months,” Tara Simkins said.
The family must adjust to living in Augusta again as a new school year creeps up on the three boys. His two brothers will return to St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School, but Brennan cannot expose his weakened immune system to a classroom filled with common germs. read more