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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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"He looks great!"

They say that at the oncology clinic and I heard it again on Tuesday. Lori and I think they compare cancer kids to each other because compared to a normal - healthy - never had cancer 11 year old he isn't that great....compared to a kiddo under going intensification (just starting chemo for the first time) Aden looks like an Olympian right now. 

We have decided to go forward with IV chemo one last time next week without the ARA-C or the heavy oral pills. After he recovers its a bone marrow biopsy. We just agree that this is a relapsed leukemia - we need one more mild heavy hit.