3 Jan

So mad.

Memphis gets mad.

2 Jan

It’s a brand new year.

Happy New Year everyone!

This site (and its lack of updates) have been on my mind a lot the past few weeks, so I thought it was high time I did some typing.

Hey! You! Thank You!

To begin, I’d like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated over the past few weeks/months/years. I know I say this every single time, but the support you have all given has meant the world to us. You guys are amazing.

The “Music for Memphis” benefit was amazing! Thank you to everyone who showed up, helped, donated and wished us well. The donations have gone a long way to helping to get rid of some of the massive medical debt we’ve accumulated since Memphis was born. You guys are seriously amazing. Speaking of medical issues…

More Surgery.

As some of you are aware, one of Memphis’ testicles is MIA. As far as the doctors can tell, it’s probably in his body somewhere floating around (sonograms haven’t been able to give us much info on its location or condition). He was scheduled to go into surgery to find it and either remove it or send it home in early November, but due to him having Hand Foot Mouth a few weeks before, they decided to postpone it for two weeks to reduce the risk of post-op complications. Then Memphis got sick again, and has been postponed to “some point in the future when he isn’t sick.”

Memphis has now been sick solidly since mid-November.

After several doctors visits he was tested and diagnosed with RSV, and given a nebulizer to treat. Since then he has been getting better, though the steroids themselves are turning him into the Incredible Hulk. Hopefully after he has been illness free for a few weeks we can set a surgery date and get this whole thing taken care of.

And the Heart?

His heart has been doing pretty well since his open heart surgeries in October of 2010. He still has a minor obstruction and some leaking between the values that is being managed with medication for now, but will require surgery at some point. He has an appointment with his cardiologist later this month, and we might have a clearer road map at that time for when his next surgery will be.

Despite his cardiac issues, he is an INCREDIBLY active child.


Memphis has been doing very well with his physical and occupational therapy. He has been reaching his goals and milestones in the time frame expected with the exception of speech. He does say a few words, and a sentence or two he occasionally surprises us with (he has yelled “DADAIDIDIT” a few times). He has however been doing well with sign language and is very good at communicating overall. He consistently surprises us, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts talking nonstop in the next few months.

Memphis loves walking, and while he still has some improvements to make, is really good at it.

His problem solving skills are (in my opinion) pretty advanced, which is wonderful, but occasionally gets in the way of some of his learning/improving of other skills. For example: trying to get him to put shaped blocks in the correct holes in his toys is hard when he has figured out that you can remove one of the sides and put the blocks in and take them out.

The future!

Is looking pretty great! Memphis is an incredible kid (though I am far from impartial) and is doing very well. Every day I look forward to the new things he’ll learn, and the new things he’ll teach me.

I am blessed.


2 Jan

Drum solo.

Memphis rocks out with his new drum sticks.

17 Nov

Big benefit tonight!!

We are so excited!! I hope to see you all tonight at the Phoenix theater at 8pm! Memphis is preparing by watching blues clues and chewing on his teething strawberry. It’s hard work being this cute!


17 Nov

Tonight is going to be amazing!

We are so excited about the “Music for Memphis” benefit tonight at the Phoenix Theater! We cannot thank Heather Brown enough for all her incredible hard work and dedication pulling together this event. A huge thank you to the bands odd bird, Our Vinyl Vows, 26 Miles Per Hour and The Pennydreadfuls who are donating their time and energy. Another GIANT thank you the people coming to the show, and all the amazing people who have donated, and Tom Gaffey for letting us use The Phoenix. We do not have the words to thank you all properly. You have helped us so very very much. We love you guys a whole lot!

15 Nov

Shout out on Live 105!

Click the link below to hear the audio clip from 11/13/11:

Music Mentioned On Live 105


Thanks to Our Vinyl Vows for playing the show, and helping get this thing promoted! We can’t say thank you enough!

14 Nov

Memphis’s benefit is just days away…

Your donations and love have been overwhelming, we are so excited to see a lot of you at the benefit! And for those who can’t make it and have been donating we are so beyond grateful. Having all of you make our lives incredible. Thank you so much. For those of you who will be there it will be Thursday November 17th at 8pm and it will be $10 at the door.

28 Oct

Surgery coming soon…

We need to ask our family and friends to really help us right now, we are in a huge struggle as we’ve had constant doctors visits and we will be in pre-op quarantine for a week before and a week after. Financially we are drained and you all have donated and contributed SO much already and we honestly feel awful asking, but any and all donations are so very appreciated. Seriously we don’t know how we’ll get through the next few weeks without your help… Please click the link at the top of the screen to donate! It’s called the Memphis Borelli relief fund. We are so sorry to ask but we really need it right now. We love you all and we thank you for your generosity. Please keep Memphis in your prayers/thoughts/whatever you believe in. Thank you so much!!

12 Oct

Surgery date for our brave boy…

Hi everyone. We found out Memphis has his testicular surgery will be on November 8th. The week before and the week after he will be in isolation but he should be 100% by his benefit. This is really hard for us as you can imagine but we will be keeping you apprised. We are in desperate need for more money right now as he will be having several pre-op appointments. Anything and everything helps. We love you all and thank you for all you’ve already done. You keep us afloat.

10 Oct

Let’s go for a ride.


The Memphis Borelli Financial Relief Fund