Aden’s 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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Clinic w Dr Cook

Dr Cook (Adens original oncologist) was back filling in and saw Aden yesterday.


Hemoglobin 14.3

Platelets 220k

White 2800

ANC 1900

All too good. His weight was also 49.5kg. Dr Cook upped all the oral chemo - again. He really said Adens blood work is clean - healthy looking stuff - but his health and weight are fighting off the oral chemo and they want the white count under 2000. That's gunna take some work - the goal is to not let the white blood count start appearing normal the key is suppressed.

This weekend marks seven (7) years of treatment. Dr Cook first saw Aden when he was 4 years old this coming week back in 2008 and initially diagnosed him with Leukemia. Now Dr Cook is semi retired and Aden is still being treated.

Here's a pic from St Patrick's Day - Mr Lucky indeed!
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Martino Mendine
By Martin F. Mendine III
My Love and Prayers to the Knar Clan !
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