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AIDEN’s Story

Aiden was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Febuary 22, 2007. Photos:

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Tuesday, Feb. 20, Aiden came home from Day Care with a little fever. Mom noticed some swollen lymph nodes in Aiden's neck. She thought he may have tonsillitis. She made an appointment with his Doctor for the following day, Feb. 21. The Doctor took a CBC test and he said he thought his machine was broken so asked Gena to take Aiden over to the hospital to have the blood test run. The hospital re took the test. The hospital called Gena again before she even got home and asked them to come back. They needed to redo the CBC test again. Aiden's doctor called about 8 p.m. Feb. 21 and told them to take Aiden to Kosair hospital immediately. He thought Aiden had luekemia. Kosair did Aiden's CBC again. His # was so high (232,000) normal is 10-15,000. Around 4:00 a.m, it was confirmed (High Risk) Acute L. Leukemia. Read the journal for what follows next! One moment can change your life forever!

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Where has the time gone?

Well, I looked at the date and was like WOW, where did the time go?  I am very happy to announce that Aiden is doing great.  He has gained 14-lbs. since Dec 22 and having his gallbladder removed.  His hair has grown back, and even got his fourth First Haircut this past weekend.    Aiden has had a few battles with getting his daily oral chemo where it needs to be since Christmas, but of course, the docs are on top of it. He will have a Bone Marrow Biopsy again at the end of March to see how his bone marrow is working and we will be able to determine at that time when he will be able to end chemo (around June'ish) and we will be able to label him a "2" time cancer survivor. 

It's snowing here in Sellersburg tonight, and they are telling us we will get between 6"-10" tonight/tomorrow morning, needless to say, Aiden and I will be snuggled up watching TV.  Everyone stay warm and safe, and we will be making a pretty BIG announcement that's honoring Mr. Aiden real soon.    Much Much love and many Blessings ! Gena 

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Anita Woolard
By Anita Woolard
It is so wonderful to hear the good news that Aiden is doing well. Praise God. I love this young man to death even though we have never met in person. Following his journey has been such a blessing for me. I proudly wear my jersey for "Aiden's Lego Legacy".
linda palma
By Linda palma
Prayers answered! So glad to hear Aiden is doing well. We have an amazing God!
Jan DeKlavon
By We love you guys! Dave and Jan
Praising the Lord with You!!!!What a joyful report to read on this snowy night! We will continue to keep Aiden in our prayers, and we cant wait to find out what your announcement will be! We will trust the Lord for a good report at the end of March, and look forward to happy dancing in June! Also looking forward to Spring to see Mr. Aiden and his buds shooting hoops and running around The Knoll :)
Charlie Wallace
By Charlie Wallace
Amen amen amen amen
Time does fly at certain times but we were praying for you all those days and nights that seemed so dark. Praying for Aidens full recovery and victory over cancer.
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