About a year ago we were devastated by the news that Rickard had GI lymphoma. We had just moved to a new house and I was 8 months pregnant with our daughter, Anja. We had been looking forward to settling down in our new house, but this just goes to show how unpredictable life is (Hello COVID-19...) Going through maternity leave and chemo leave together allowed us to take time as a family to focus on the important things. It also made us realize how much of a support group we have. We are so thankful to everyone for all their help, whether it was making us dinner, watching the kids while I visited Rick in the hospital, or driving Rick to his chemo appointments. I had been planning to host a dinner and invite everyone as a thank-you, but COVID has kind of wrecked those plans. Instead, I wanted to ask everyone to help me with a birthday surprise for Rickard. He turns 40 this September and I think he would appreciate if everyone made a donation to the American Cancer Society. During his chemo, the American Cancer Society paid for him to take an Uber to and from MGH in Boston (This would have been about $50 one-way otherwise), and with neither of us working at the time, it was such a blessing that they have that service. I wanted to make a big donation in his name so that we can help support other cancer patients while they go through their treatments too. Thank you very much to everyone who helped out during our chemo and maternity journey. I can't believe it has been a year already (Anja is so close to walking!!). We look forward to the time when we can all celebrate together. I promise, we're going to celebrate. Until then, be safe, be healthy, and we love you!