My Story

It was Easter Sunday 2008 and Aden our youngest of five and only a month from his golden birthday didnt want to eat his favorite ham, more urgently he had a yellowish tint that developed around his eyes....On Saturday nite March 29th we discovered Aden - only 4 years old had Cancer.

Aden endured three years and three months of chemotherapy which ended in July 2011. He had a complete remission.

In October of 2013 Aden was complaining of headaches and backaches. A scan of his blood showed a reduced platlet count. Because of his history the clinic decided to do a bone marrow biopsy. On November 19th 2013 we discovered his cancer / acute lymphoblastic leukemia had returned isolated in his bone marrow.

Team Aden is led by his mom Lorelie along with dad Mike Sr. His sisters
Alexa, Allie and Alea and his brother Mike Jr. Along with his niece Audree Sky and her dad Zach (roni) and grandma Ethel in Illinois - uncle David Anthony in Illinois and Uncle Steve and Aunt Sue and cousins Kyle and Ryley. Please post your comments!!!!! 

Our motto "we beat it once we can do it again!"



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Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "What's on tap now".

Thursday is exams and chemistries at the springs clinic. He has to have a 750 ANC (measures immune system strength) at Thursdays appt to get chemo on Friday at ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "No nausea".

Friday he had his last methotrexate dose for a long while. 9 pills of 2.5mg. Last weekend he was sick - this weekend nothing. You can not predict the chemo. Its ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Package arrives every week..".

For over several months now Misty from Florida has been sending care and gift packages to Aden from Florida. I don't think she's ever met Aden. She's a friend of Loris. ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Stuff".

I stopped his constipation medicine. Don't need that anymore. Read into as you wish...lol.We heard from Philadelphia today to begin the rigorous T Cell extraction ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Gaming with his hero".

He seems to have come alive some - for the last several days he was unusually quiet. He's back gaming hard talking to buddies on his Xbox 360 live system. Aden loves his ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "T cell update from Dr Hunger".

Hi Mike and Laurie--I have provided the first bits of information to CHOP that they need to arrange for cell collection for Aden.  Mia Benson-Smith (contact information ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Clinic today - counts weird".

Took Aden in for chemistries and a quick once over w Kandee the nurse practitioner at the oncology springs clinic today.white blood count: 1900platlets: 135khemoglobin: ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Little cough".

Anyone else wakes up with a small cough etc or congestion its ok take something. With Aden your heart skips a beat. His suppressed immune system can allow a cold or cough ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Up next....".

Heard from the scheduler Sherry today....Oct 1 at springs clinic for full chemistries and exam. If he has a 750 ANC we move on to day 2.Oct 2 up to Children's Denver for a ... Read more

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