Hi everyone!  We are the Stone family of four, six if you include Maddy the dog and Sarah the cat!  My high school sweetheart and I have been married for  10 years but we have been together for 17.  We have two amazing children that are 6 and 4.  Where has the time gone?  I started this blog while in Taiwan for baseball, but now we are back home and have begun a new journey in our life together.

On August 7, 2008, Ricky suffered a grand mal seizure at our home.  A very large brain tumor was found in the left front lobe of his brain.  He had surgery and the neurosurgeon was able to remove 90% of the tumor.  Ten days later we found out the tumor was a grade 3 Anaplastic Oligo tumor which is very rare and also malignant.  He has finished all 33 radiation treatments and just finished his 10th round of chemo.  He will do rounds of chemo with 5 days on, 23 days off through November.  We will continue to fly to Houston every 2 months for MRI scans.  His next appointment is December 15.  We continue to pray for complete healing!

Throughout this journey, our family has been continually blessed.  We are so thankful for all of the support we have received from friends and family.  God is so good and we are so grateful!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by!!

Family Portrait Taken By Show and Tell Photography

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7 Responses to “Family”


  1. 1 Elaine McCoughan June 8, 2008 at 4:54 am

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!
    I can’t believe that you are in Taiwan!!!! What an adventure. I think if my hubby told me he was going to work in Taiwan I would say “have a nice trip….. I see you when you get home” I just read your email. This is a new address, please delete the old one. I still have the old one, but it get so much junk mail that I don’t use it much.

    I still work for the Astros and I help Nicole when the guys are out of town unless she is in MS. and then I baby sit for the Erstads. The team is so different this year without the Everetts, Lidges, and Lambs. We really miss them.

    I think about you so often. I will always remember that you were the first players’ wife that asked me to baby sit. Lilly will always have a special place in my heart!!

    I love the blog and all the pictures and I will have to get caught up on all the old stories on the website because I didn’t know that you had a web site either.
    Love and hugs
    Elaine 🙂

  2. 2 Cindy July 7, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I just came across your blog today. We are hoping to adopt our next child from Taiwan. I look forward to reading more on your blog about your life and experiences in Taiwan.

    Cindy
    http://adopttaiwan.wordpress.com

  3. 3 Amy Figgins October 5, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    What a great picture!!! You guys are just gorgeous!!!!

  4. 4 naturallyopinionated November 4, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I just ran across your blog today, and am so impressed with your attitudes. I, too, have cancer (stage IV breast cancer, in my case) and am being treated at the wonderful MDAnderson. I know that this can be a perilous journey, but I have found that the Lord holds us closer at those times, and I am confident that you sense that too. I am praying for your family.

    Blessings,
    Lori
    http://www.lorimoon.com

  5. 5 Chris February 7, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Hey Ricky,

    What’s it been, 20 years? This is an old bud from the Little League/Babe Ruth days of baseball, Chris Coolidge. Just wanted to wish you and your family the best through this tough time. I just found out about all this and I have to admit, I am still in a bit of shock. Know that my wife, Heather, and I will be praying for your health and your families strength.

    God bless,
    Chris

  6. 6 Jenny (Egelston) Wood February 13, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Hi, guys. Mom called me a little bit ago to give me your website. I hadn’t heard anything from anyone after I initially read the news. I hope everything continues to get better. If you ever want to talk or catch up, email me or look me up on Facebook. Take care!

  7. 7 Joe Egelston February 14, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Sue just told me she waited on Tracey today, and she had a blog. I just wanted to say hello and to tell Tracey what a great job she did here.
    I called your Dad a while back, Rick, just to check on you.
    The children are just beautiful. Never was much at email and such Rick.

    Be strong,

    Joe


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