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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, "Chemo kicking in....".

Vincristine - which Aden got yesterday tears into the feet and legs and causes muscle atrophy and pain. Chemo is also cumulative. Its not a new dose - its a pile of doses ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Children's today".

Met very briefly w Luekemia chief Dr Steve Hunger who also examined Aden. He thought with the exception of the lingering leg sun burns (ugh) he thought Aden looked ... Read more

Mike Knar added a new photo.

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "I don't want to forget this....".

As we progress into a new regimen tomorrow I don't want to "ever" forget the ruthless journey this has been over the last 9 months and take where we are at for granted - ... Read more

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

Good numbs / actually too good.231k platlets 13.3  hemo3200 wbcA normal white is 5000 plus. With Aden they want the white count no greater than about 2000. The oral ... Read more

Mike Knar added a new photo.

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Busy ahead".

We take Aden to the springs clinic this morning for chemistries and then Thursday to the Children's Hosp in Denver for a lumbar puncture to start block 2 of interim ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "R3".

We have chosen (no surprise) the R3 British protocol and it starts with a lumbar puncture in the spine this Thursday at Children's Hosp in Denver. Dr Hunger is going to ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Yes Yes AND Yes".

Dr Hunger weighed in this morning via email and wants us to choose ASAP between the potent COG (children's oncology group) protocol OR the R3 British protocol - much ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "They respond - we are confused".

The response was centered around experimental drugs and the ones being used are in trials testing side effects. Not a good idea to test drugs on the self proclaimed "king ... Read more

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