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, "Clinic appt being moved".

We decided to move the clinic appointment up to this week and get a look at all the chemistries. The oral chemo appears to not be doing anything and we want to make dose ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "This is odd but correct".

Someone actually studied whether being admitted on a weekend had differing effects on therapy versus a weekday dealing w childhood cancer.Leukemia Admissions on Weekends ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Labor Day weekend".

Aden woke up pretty pale and we are feeling what's going in food wise isn't coming out. Thus, we started him last night on senna the mildest laxative the oncologists ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "News today - Pediatric Cancer Month".

Presidential Proclamation – National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2014Washington, D.C. (United States) (OFFICIAL WIRE) August 29, 2014NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Clinic appointment".

Clinic in the springs called offer the 9th 10th or 11th of Sept for an appointment - I thought "wow this is easily the new longest stretch between appts in the last ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Trust the experts - to be wrong".

We've now bucked the experts advice four times. The first was when Aden got sick on the anti viral drug valcyclovir and demanded it be pulled and replaced with a safer ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "About Aden....".

People read this and we decided to tell you MORE about 11 year old Aden....Aden likes being at home - he likes the security of his recliner and TV and video games.Aden ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Tired now".

8pm and Aden (who's been up past 11p-midnight recently) says "this chemo has me tired."I was like "ok get to bed." He literally laid down and fell asleep in minutes. ... Read more

Mike Knar posted a new journal entry, "Steroid rage!!!!".

Saw some steroid rage in Aden today. Cheeks red and boy did he get mad over - food. Yes, food. We remember this back from 2008...he would get all emotional about - food. ... Read more

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

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