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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
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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