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!"


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

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Energy up".

Still no noticeable effects of the 24 hour high dose oral methotrexate. We gave him the rescue drug Saturday night and again this morning. He's full of tons of ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Its hair!!!".

Slowly but surely its his hair coming back. Chemo fights it down but it keeps coming. We're hoping the 2 weeks of IV cytoxin and etopiside on 10-1 and 10-8 doesn't ruin ... Read more

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Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "High dose methotrexate done".

Ok so he got his last dose of the methotrexate and that's now done. We gave him zofran preparing for nausea. Right now nothing. In fact hes eating but with Aden everything ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Odd day".

So Lori wakes up with a horrible migraine and we call Denver and abandon going north and reschedule the appointment for springs clinic today. It probably wasn't all bad ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Making the right call??? We hope.".

Back in June after months of therapy resulting in illness galore we made the call to go on this UK R3 protocol and abandoned the COG Aden was put on. We also ignored ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Back to Denver".

Going to Children's Hospital tomorrow morning. Dr Hunger wants us to go over this British protocol in finite detail with him. The UK R3 is not widely used and this oral ... Read more

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