This weblog was originally created to provide health update information for
Sophie Partin (born 5/21/2002), who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic
Leukemia (ALL) in late January 2005 and completed treatment in June 2007.
If this is your first visit to this site, you may want to begin in the Archives
section and read the updates in reverse order.
On October 2, 2006, we changed the name of this weblog from
"Sophie's Health Updates" (fairly boring!) to "Sophie's World." We did this
partly because, fortunately, things have become so stable, we tend to report
on our daily life more than Sophie's health. But we also love that title because
it reflects part of the reason Sophie has her name in the first place. Both
of our girls are named after characters in books by Jostein Gaarder.
Elisabeth's name (especially the spelling) was inspired by a character named
Elisabet Hansen in
The Christmas Mystery, and Sophie was named after
a character named Sophie Amundsen in
Sophie's World. These are both
fascinating books (as are all of Jostein Gaarder's books).
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on the most recent entries by clicking on the link for "Comments" at the
end of the entry. We usually close comments on older entries because
otherwise we tend to get inappropriate junk or spam comments.
Thank you for your interest, and we appreciate continued
thoughts and prayers from friends and family. We would also encourage
you to donate blood and to give financially to organizations such as the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and CureSearch (see links below).