Ok well I thought I'd start out with a detailed description of our family. I have 7 siblings all together and we all range from 3 years old to 22 years old. We are all adopted. Some of us were adopted from foster care and some from adoption agencies. We are a very diverse family (please stay with me... we have a rather LARGE family and this isn't everybody!) me (Annastesia)- I'm the big sister to 6 of the siblings. I'm 18 and the 2nd oldest in the family. I am the first adoptee of my family and have lived here since I was 2 months old. Im the official Disney World Trip planner and I enjoy every minute of organizing it (so Im going to need the help of my fellow Disboards friends). Now, I'm pretty sure that there isn't a DISboard abbreviation for DISsiblings so I will make my own. Dsis= my sister Dbro= my brother Ddad= my dad Dmom= my mom This is Saundria and I... I'll get to her later... Ddad- I left out his age cuz I figured he wouldn't appreciate the news broadcast very much...Anyway, my dad is the Senior Pastor at our church and is such an awesome man. Dmom- Ditto for mom on the whole age thing... My mom is such a miraculous lady and gets so much done for our family. You would NEVER know how she does it though! My mom is truly an amazing women for having to put up with what she did. Dsis15- She is (obviously) fifteen years old. She was adopted at 13 and lived with us for about a year before then. She loves listening to music. Dbro11- He LOVES animals! He can recite every detail about nearly any animal he has studied. His favorite channel is Animal Planet so of course he is going to ADORE Animal Kingdom. Dbro8- He is the rough-n-tough boy of the family. He will get right down and dirty and have a blast doing so! This guy right here is my roller coaster buddy for the entire trip. Disbro7- He is the little guy of the family but has a big personality. He such a cutie and also enjoys bugs like his big brother. Dsis3- This adorable little girl is the whole reason we get to enjoy this magical trip in Dec. Her name is Saundria (pronounced Sawn-dre-ya)... But everyone calls her Sunny Saundria is only 3 years old and has been through more then any adult could bear. She was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) when she was just 2 years old. Before she was diagnosed my mom could tell something wasn't right with her. She complained about her ears hurting so my mom took her to the doctors. They all said that she just had a double ear infection and gave her some antibiotics. For a good week or two we continued to give her antibiotics but they didn't seem to do anything. I remember going to church one Sunday and she couldn't even walk on her own (now we know that it was the Leukemia attacking her bones). We didn't know what was going on. She had walked fine the day before. My mom had planned on visiting my grandparents, who live Ohio. She took Sunny and Dbro8 along with her. This is when Sunny was diagnosed. My mom told me that she knew something was wrong because when they went shopping, Sunny was slumped over in the cart. If you know my sister, you know she's not a laid-back child. So the next day my mom took her to the emergency room. They ran tests and diagnosed her with ALL. Immediately afterwords, they airlifted Sunny to a nearby hospital. At first, the hospital told my mom that they would have to stay there for 2 weeks or so. I dont know how this happened but they arranged for Sunny to be flew out of the childrens hospital back to our hometown hospital. Since my dad ended up going to Ohio to meet my mom, no one was here to stay with Sunny in the hospital. I agreed to meet her at the hospital so she had someone that she knew when she flew in. Ill never forget that moment when they brought her into the hospital room. She was crying and frightened because mommy wasnt with her anymore. She looked around the room at all of the relatives that were there to support her. She finally looked at me and there was a glimpse of joy in her eyes. She was so happy that she cried even harder. She called out for me and wouldnt let me out of her sight. I immediately switched into Big Sister mode and proceeded to protect and comfort her in anyway possible. We got so many visitors that day from family, friends, and members of my parents church. They brought gifts, toys, balloons, and cards but she never let go of me until she that night. I stayed in the room with her until my parents showed up that night. The sight of my baby sister lying in that hospital bed is an image that will stay with me forever. Sunny stayed in the hospital for a total of ten days that time. I had visited every chance I got and she was very grateful of that. Another incident I will never forget is when my sisters and I visited Sunny one night. We had a blast playing with her and talking to her. We all tried to make her feel comfortable in the hospital and let her know that we were there for her. When it was time to leave she said good bye to my two other sisters but wouldnt let me leave. She started crying uncontrollably and called for me as I walked through the hallways. I broke down in that hallway and could barely walk from crying so much. I hated to leave my sister when she wanted me there with her. One of the hardest times was walking down that hall knowing that Sunny was crying for me. My dad saw my pain and let me stay with her even though I had school the next day.