Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas, Day + 240 Post Transplant!

"They will call him Immanuel" - "God with us".  Matthew 1:23

"Prince of Peace".  Isaiah 9:6

It's been just about 8 months since the transplant and Clif is regaining strength.   This past 3 months at home we have seen a steady progression of improved blood counts and physical ability.  Still being a high fall risk, life keeps all of us on our toes, literally.  Weekly visits to City of Hope continue, Clif has needed only a few transfusions of blood since discharge, platelets still remain low, but he has not needed a transfusion of those, thankfully!   We continue to look forward to a full recovery, God Willing.

Below, is a picture we took earlier this week at Convict Lake near Mammoth Mountain.  

Our lives during these holidays are busy.  Charlie is back home returning to ASU in mid-January.
Sydney has completed her college applications and the college return mail arrives daily. She is very popular and enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Alex.  William finished his 8th grade semester strong and earned his 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Doreene is our family's anchor and continues to be my advocate for everything important in life.  Honestly I do not believe I would be here if God, City Of Hope and Doreene were not at my side.

Physical therapy is going well and I plan to be at full  speed and at work soon.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  We all need to be grateful in 2015.

Clif Fincher


  1. Christmas MIRACLE! Seeing ALL of you together truly is so great. I love you all!

  2. Clif!

    It is so gratifying to see this update, and that you are well enough to compose it yourself.

    A lot of answered prayers from a lot of people who are pulling for you and your entire family, and if I could be so bold as to speak for all of them.... Wow it's great to see you out on an adventure with your family!

    Your determination continues to be an inspiration, and you are so blessed to have such an amazing family!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Your old friend,