"Ladybug and the Dragon" eBook
written by: Rick Magers 2004


by: Myron (solo by Katia)

Katia is a beautiful 7 year old who was diagnosed with Leukemia AML (usually an adult Leukemia) at the age of 2 1/2. She has been through many chemotherapies, had numerous blood product transfusions, spent continuous month after month in the hospital for treatments and has been through a Bone Marrow Transplant. What does this have to do with Ladybugs? Well, Katia (a.k.a. "Ladybug") has adored Ladybugs since she could barely stand. Ladybugs seem to feel the same way about her as they will just come up and land on her and she is never scared by them. She can't stand other bugs but these, she LOVES! When Katia was only 2 years old, before she was diagnosed, we would go for walks around this pond by where we used to live. Of course, we would keep our eyes open for Ladybugs. I wouldn't see them but Katia would point them out. At first, I would question if they were even there, but they were ALWAYS there. Out of my site but plain and clear to her site. I would walk up to a bush, look around, and there one was! She definitely has a connection with the Ladybug Family:)

Through her many hospital stays, she has received Ladybug Gifts from around the world, Ladybug Cards and just so many things dealing with Ladybugs. She has ceramic ladybugs, clothes with ladybugs, ladybug ornaments, postcards, pins, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, socks, a bathing suit, bathrobes, Ladybug Train tracks!, Tent, Chair and umbrella, and the list just goes on and on. There are so many unique items which Katia will always treasure!! So many people have said, when they see a Ladybug, they think of Katia. To Katia, the Ladybug means LOVE, HOPE, SHARING, and CARING!

Picture by Katia 9/10/06


Katia with Homebound Teacher, Ms. Michelle 9/2/05

Katia 2 years post Bone Marrow Transplant!

Katia's Children's Dream Fund House presentation, 12/2005

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Songs by, Myron

"Katia Song"


"Thank You"


"Come On Back To Me"

"Follow Me"

"Leave Her Alone"

"Lady In Red"

"America Stands Strong"

"Noche de Paz"

"Wonderful Tonight"

"I Still Dream About You"




Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Girl of the Year 2005

The Ladybug is considered good luck in various cultures and it works in many ways. In the U.S. many are familiar with some of these stories. It is said that if a Ladybug lands on you and then flies away on its own it is good luck. A rhyme can be recited to urge it to depart.

It starts: Ladybug, Ladybug fly away home.
Your house is on fire and your children are gone.

There are variations on this song by region and country. In Europe the Ladybug is believed to bring specific benefits: Central Europeans --and similarly some Swedes--believe that if a Ladybug crawls across a maiden's hand she would soon be married; Germans believe that the Ladybug is generally good luck but a traditional belief is that if there are less than seven spots you are guaranteed a good harvest; in England each spot means a lucky month to come; in French vineyards Ladybugs bring good weather; and, similarly, in Austria a Ladybug is a sign of good weather. Others believe in the Ladybug, too: its name in Iran mean "Good News"; and Canadians say that you should make a wish and let the Ladybug fly away--the direction it flies too shows the direction from which your wish will come.

Most likely the Ladybug earned a favorable reputation from its usefulness in a garden. Ladybugs are a very beneficial insect that eat all kinds of bad bugs like aphids. Live Ladybugs can be ordered for gardens for this purpose. Accordingly, many of the Ladybug's good luck propensities may have been extrapolated from its desirability to farmers and, therefore, food and prosperity. Others point out the Ladybug's similarity in shape to the Scarab Beetle of ancient Egyptian and believe that the Ladybug is the European inheritor of the Scarab's good luck powers. Some believe that the red color represents the ancient belief in the good luck power of fire. Finally, some believe the Ladybug represented a goddess in pre-Christian Europe and that the name Ladybug now represents the Virgin Mary and the reference to fire in the nursery rhyme is a reference to the hell the Ladybug protects you from.

Today, there are many representations of the Ladybug and all are considered good luck.

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Katia Solomon: Acroustic poem dedicated to Katia Solomon by Gerald C. Rinks.

Knights in white cotton armor
Attend the needs of the princess.
Together, they supplicate their knowledge,
Integrate mighty silver weapons, mighty powders and the
Awesome powers of God.

Sweetness plays the face.
Ordinary becomes extraordinary to
Leave all plainness in her life to wither.
Over the curly hair the spirits of
Many angels attend her tiny soul.
Oh Master and Lord of all, create
New love and hope in your servant, Katia.

This is and Acrostic Poem. The first letter of each line spells out Katia's name.

If Only for a Moment

If only for a moment,
I want to hold you tight,
I want to see your pretty face,
Treasure your very sight!

If only for a moment,
I wish to see you play,
Smile, laugh and run,
On a beautiful Spring day.

If only for a moment,
I will watch you as you sleep,
Eat a sugar cookie,
Or just play hide and seek.

If only for a moment,
I want to hear you sing,
See you learn to ride a bike,
Or soar high in a swing.

If only for a moment,
Let's do all we can do,
Cause here now and forever,
My sweet baby, I LOVE YOU!

Written for Katia by Tracy
Solomon (Mommy) * April 6, 2003


Mommy Makes it Better

The times you have a boo boo
On your arm or leg or toe,
Mommy makes it better,
And off to play you go.

If someone takes your toy
Or gives you a mean look.
Mommy makes it better,
Reading a story from a book.

When you go off to the doctor
And something has to hurt,
Mommy makes it better,
by calling you her "SQUIRT".

As you roll off of the sofa
And fall onto the floor
Mommy makes it better,
By kissing what is sore.

If Mommy has to go bye bye,
And she tells you that you can't,
Mommy makes it better,
By putting "Kissies" on your hand.

Now Mommy has a question,
If there's cancer in your blood,
Can Mommy make it better
With her kisses and her love?

Written for Katia by Tracy Solomon (Mommy) * April 6, 2003


This is written, with those in mind, that have lost loved ones, today, yesterday or over the years.


As each day we go through life,
like a forever winding road,
we never know what lies ahead
or what tomorrow holds.

One thing we know for certain
is the love we share inside.
Through sickness and in health
Our love is their to shine.

Some people just shine brighter
Some people plant more seeds
Some people are the givers
While others have more needs.

Of course none of this is easy
As our minds cannot explain
Why some of those with so much love
Must go through so much pain.

Why must some say goodbye
to those they hold so dear?
Sometimes over and over
in just one passing year?

It's something unexplainable
That I can not pretend
to even know the answer
for a broken heart to mend.

But know my prayers are always there,
Like a beacon in the night
That through the clouds, someday
Again, will shine some light.

My prayer is for tomorrow
to be brighter than today.
For those to find the faith
to get from day to day.

I pray that through the sufferings
God will hold each hand.
For as one must leave this earth,
Alone another stands.

By: Tracy Solomon *September 20, 2004

Katia's Birth

Katia's 5th Birthday

Diagnosed leukemia AML M4 April 15, 2002
Remission May 2002
Finished first treatment September 11, 2002
Relapsed in Spinal Fluid, Bone Marrow, and Blood
August 26, 2003
Admit back to hospital August 27, 2003
Cord Blood Transplant February 5, 2004
HOME (after 336 days away)JULY 27, 2004

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One the day you were born...
God held the stars
Within His hands
And watched as they twinkled and shined.
He tried to find two
of the best He observed,
But He couldn't quite make up
His mind.
Then suddenly two of them
danced in the air,
And the rest of them
took to the skies.
On the day you were born,
You were blessed with the stars
that were chosen
To shine in your eyes.

Written by Desiree Derosier-Kaczor--

"When a door closes…look for an open window…but it may take a while to feel the breeze.” Anonymous

This was sent to me via the guestbook

In My Daughter's Eyes

by: Martina McBride

In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light and the world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me gives me strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about
It's hangin' on when your heart has had enough
It's giving more when you feel like giving up
I've seen the light
It's in my daugter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
Though she'll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you see how happy she made me
For I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes

No one should ever have to wait for a match.



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The Katia Solomon Foundation
PO BOX 22375
Tampa, FL 33622