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My 3 year old has a brain tumour. #goEmma

Please read this one through. This is important.

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I recently wrote a long post about when I took my R2 to visit a little kid with cancer in Uppsala. A brave little trooper that bombarded us with trivia and questions in spite of his illness.

Little did I know disaster would strike my own life precisely 4 weeks later.

On Thursday, June 16th, we took our daughter to the emergency room. She had not been behaving what we thought was normal for a little while, and grew tired of waiting for the referral from our local physician.

On June 21st, our lives came crashing down. Emma, our beloved 3 year old, has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour.

She turned 3 on June 13th, so literally the worst gift any child could receive for their third birthday.

Her tumour is unusually large. She was likely born with it and it has grown slowly over the years. That is the only reason it can be so large and she has not had any symptoms until recently.

Her cancer is inoperable. It is too big, and located so centrally in her brain that it can not be removed through surgical means.
Our only home is chemotherapy which will commence as soon as the results form her biopsy comes in.

Naturally, our lives are wrecked. It is a disaster. We are living in a nightmare.

I don’t know yet what it all entails, it is too early, but we do know that we need to prepare for a LONG fight.

Currently, None of us are working. We are both on sick leave to help Emma as best as we can.

Marta (my fiancée) will not work until Emma is well again. That can mean up to two years.
I might return to work after summer. We don’t know. It all depends on the treatments.

I might need to sell my R2. I don’t know yet. If anyone would be willing to buy him, he looks amazing.

If you have read this build blog in the past and have enjoyed it, you can help us.

Please share this link within your network, and should you have the possibility to help out, it is much appreciated.

https://www.youcaring.com/micke-askernas-590891

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Emma is so brave and strong. She is stronger than all of us, I think. She is a little tired after all the tests and the seizures she’s had, but once she is well rested she is so happy. She just doesn’t have the stamina to do much. Yet.

#goEmma

By | June 25th, 2016|BB-8, R2-D2|Comments Off on My 3 year old has a brain tumour. #goEmma

Buy a lightsaber and help me in my progress

Hi all!

I am working hard on BB-8 upgrades, so hard that I’ve in fact been negligent to update this blog for the past few weeks.

Things have really been crazy in the past few weeks, and I’ve taken loads of pictures along the way, so updates will be brought here shortly.

Oh! Here’s a nice little picture to give you an idea of where I’m at..

 

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Last step of BB-8 remains: To get him rolling. In order to do this, I need to get a little more funding.

So, as a step in this, I am hereby selling my Master Replicas Darth Vader Episode IV light saber, still SEALED in its box!

That’s right!

This lightsaber, hailing from 2007, has NEVER been opened!

It’s currently on ebay, please help me and spread the good word out!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181928164922

Upcoming weekend we’ll be attending an opening of a big mall, and in the process, gathering a huge donation of toys, that in turn will be donated to a children’s hospital! For those in the Stockholm area, have a lookout in “Mall of Scandinavia” during the weekend.. 😉

By | November 12th, 2015|BB-8, R2-D2|Comments Off on Buy a lightsaber and help me in my progress

BB-8 progress

Time for another update on my BB-8!

Things have been going well, and this week I printed the last pieces for the body:

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In all, that makes quite a large stack of pieces that I need to go through and sand and treat and all that..

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More importantly, I started experimenting with the weathering. First take a look at my kickass weathering mount setup!

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Once I had this on the inflatable ball, weathering was fun and easy. I must say this is a process I really do enjoy.

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This was only a test with water colours, soon the real weathering will follow, this time with acrylics!

In addition to this milestone, I also got around to making a new PSI, since I lost my old one. Putting it all together looks really nice too!

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Stay tuned… =)

 

By | October 20th, 2015|BB-8, Building|Comments Off on BB-8 progress

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