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2014 Update

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We’ve cut and pasted this from a January update on the Team Taggart Facebook page

As you all know last Friday Bobby had a port put in and started round two of his battle with Osteosarcoma.

He received chemo for five days last Friday though Tuesday and was able to come home Tuesday night. He was feeling pretty bad Wednesday and Thursday. However, today he feels pretty good.

We were at CHOP at 8:30am this morning for his weekly doctor visits and all went well. They are expecting his blood counts to take a nose dive early next week so feeling well will most likely be short.

We went over to U of Penn to meet and set up a plan with his Radiation Oncology Team. Good news/bad news: the good news is that they feel that with the combo of radiation and chemotherapy they should be able to kick the crap out of the Osteo pretty well if everything goes right. The bad news is that it is a lot of treatments, we have to go back Tuesday morning to get Bobby set up and scanned and tattooed so they can hit the same spot every treatment. Then on Thursday he will start three weeks of treatment. Yes that means he will have to go to U of Penn every day for three weeks plus still getting his chemo across the street at CHOP.

We are going to log on some serious commuting time and hopefully I will get to get some work in. But it is all worth it and Bobby is ready to fight this battle. The support that he (we) get from his (our) friends family and especially the GA community has been overwhelming this past week. The texts, cards, posters, donations, meals, visits and flowers have really touched us and I cannot put into words how much it means to our family. I cannot thank everyone enough. Stay Strong Team Taggart we need ya. We are just getting started. WE ARE TEAM TAGGART!!!!!

John Taggart Sr.

You can follow Bobby’s progress on the Team Taggart Facebook page. If you’d like to help, there’s an upcoming fundraising event (click on poster below).

If you want to help but don’t live in the area, you’re welcome to send a check to:

Biking for Bobby/Team Taggart

c/o Rich Shellhas, Head of Upper School

Germantown Academy

340 Morris Road

Fort Washington, PA 19034

Team Taggart

The Grand Finale!

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Hey guys, this is it! The (almost) final post for Biking for Bobby. I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks to everyone who donated and showed support throughout the project for Bobby.

We’ve had a great school year so far and Bobby is doing great. He’s been using his brace to help him walk instead of his wheelchair. He and his twin brother John recently went on an awesome trip to Disneyworld and had a great time.

Hope you enjoy the video!

Haircuts for Bobby

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Hi there! My name is Carter and I’m in 8th grade. Recently, my friend Bobby was diagnosed with cancer in his leg. Since then, he occasionally will come in to school to catch up and try to tough it out though he will often start to feel sick and have to go home.

Some people in our school have gotten haircuts to show they care and one or two kids even did a one day “buzz cuts for Bobby” fundraiser. One night, I was eating dinner at Chipotle and telling my mom about Bobby and how some people were trying to help ease the cost of the surgery and chemo and the pain that bobby and his family were feeling. After a while we tried to change the topic, as people often will when the topic is sad, and instead started talking about a bike trip that I do every summer. That’s when an amazing idea hit me: what if I did a bike-a-thon to help Bobby? We started making plans immeadiatlly. How to get the idea on the web. How to get people to donate. Everything. And so, this blog, Biking for Bobby, was born.