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My Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about our little Anya.

Visit often to read the latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and write us a note in our guestbook.

 Anya approached her Mom and Dad in early April 2012 complaining of stomach pain and a pain in her side. She asked for some kind of medicine to help her tummy ache. She tried TUMS, which soon changed to Childrens Tylenol to cope with the pains. She never displayed a temperature or anything more than simple aches and pains of a growing nine year old child. After a few more nights of concerns and complaints of tummy pains though, Anya asked to see the family doctor. We took her to the Doctors office the next morning.

When we got to the Doctors office we discovered that she needed an x-ray to determine what was bugging her. When the X-ray came back we looked at it together and there was a strange shape to her left hip bone. The Doctor ordered an MRI to be done at Children's Hospital in St. Paul.

Anya and Dad went to the hospital. She did great in the tube, but her nerves were getting to her as she reached the half way point. Anya asked that Dad would sit in the room and hold her hand while she finished the test. It was a really special moment for Dad.

Dad recieved a call from the doctor's office that there was some sort of adnormality on the scans and that the doctor wanted to meet with Mom and Dad the following day. When we went to the office the next morning the Doctor confirmed that Anya has a tumor 4cm X 5cm X 5cm. Our worst nightmare confirmed. The Doctor said that most likely it is Ewings sarcoma, but further testing would need to be done to absolutely confirm the results. She stated that our Oncology team from Anya's brother was already alerted and working on the problem.

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Zhenya DeVol posted a new journal entry, "Happy New Year".

It has been nearly four months since our last update. Life has come back into full swing. School started in September for everyone except Evan. Zhenya is back to working ... Read more

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Zhenya DeVol added a new photo.

Zhenya DeVol added a new photo.

Zhenya DeVol added a new photo.

Zhenya DeVol added a new photo.

Dina Anderson signed Anya's Guestbook.

Anya,It is so wonderful to read of your progress.  It is amazing that you were able to do the Dells walking on your own.  That is sure determination and ... Read more

Jenny Wazlawik signed Anya's Guestbook.

Dear Anya, This summer did indeed fly by, but I am so grateful that I was able to spend a few weeks of it working with you at summer school. Keep up the hard work ... Read more

Lori Hurley signed Anya's Guestbook.

I LOVE this post!Thank you for sharing!!Anya, you are beautiful, just like your mother!!!!May each day bring you more joy and strength, health and healing!We love you guys ... Read more

Zhenya DeVol posted a new journal entry, "Busy,busy summer..".

I guess it is a good thing that we've been so busy this summer. I feel though that I am ready for school to start:) Just wanted to share a little update on Anya's well ... Read more

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