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Almost four weeks ago- doctors gave a little 10 year old boy battling cancer one week to live, but today he is still fighting for his life.
As fragile as he is... AJ is a warrior
Whether it is just lifting his head or even trying to stand
Ann Fuller says, “He stood not very long maybe you know 2 to 3 seconds but he stood and his whole body shook with effort but he did it that's what he wanted to do and he did it.”
AJ has let everyone know he is in control in his battle against brain cancer...
Ann Fuller says, “He doesn't play by the rules he has his own set and he like having us play by his rules and that's probably a good thing because he is still here.”
When doctor's first diagnosed AJ in August of 2010 they said he would pass by October 2010.
The longest living person at that time lived 18 months past diagnosis... AJ was diagnosed 28 months ago ... Doctors now says they don't know when AJ will get his angel wings.
It is a battle also for fuller, as a mom she fears her son is hurting, but has pride watching her son courageously fight
She has had the conversation several times with her son that no parents should ever have to have.
Ann Fuller says, “It is ok to go with God ... But every time we have that conversation he says no - we are fighting.”
And this Thanksgiving, Fuller says she has so much to be thankful for
Ann says, “A lot of prayers and support and we are very very thankful.”
She says she is also thankful for the awareness AJ's fight has brought to childhood cancer
Ann Fuller says, “We need the awareness so that we can have the funds so we can have the research and that will get us closer to having a cure.”
AJ has requested when he does go home to god... He wants a party, no sad colors and all of his army friends to wear their dress blues.
AJ's family plans to donate his tumors to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital to help further research.
The Fuller family has set up a fund for AJ's final expenses the information is as follows:
Regions Bank (Hillsboro)
1604 21st Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212
If you take a check to any other Regions bank you will need to write this name and number on the check:
Ann Fuller, 0179384757
You can also call Regions with your card #: 1-800-734-4667 (conformation city is Oak Grove, KY)
Thursday, November 22 2012, 03:00 AM CST
Tennessee recoups unemployment benefits
May 22, 2013 20:26 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State Labor Department officials say they have recouped about $15.3 million worth of fraudulently collected unemployment benefits by garnishing tax refunds and other federal payments to people who were not entitled to receive the assistance.
A scathing audit released earlier this year showed that the state overpaid $73 million in unemployment benefits. The overpayments were the result of both fraud and errors at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The audit was especially critical of the department's method for recouping fraudulent benefits.
Acting Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips said in a statement that the ability to reclaim fraudulently collected unemployment benefits is critical to the business community. He said the department is focused on developing strategies to prevent people from wrongfully collecting the assistance.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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