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Blake’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

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New Update For Blake

Connie and I wanted to let everyone know that Blake's most recent MRI of the brain and spinal cord were free of any evidence of cancer! We praise our Lord for the blessings that He has showered on Blake and us as a family. Not all kids are as blessed as Blake has been. Our friends' child has relapsed with cancer and is facing uphill battles. Please say a special prayer for Eli and his family as they face a very unknown and anxious future. Dr. Pastakia, Blake's oncologist, feels it is safe enough to spread the MRI's out from every 3-4 months to twice a year. We are still anxiously awaiting the magical "5 year cancer free" mark which is still 2 years out, but the oncologist feels very encouraged about his cancer free status and the lowered potential for return. 

We are also going to discuss with Blake's endocrinologist (hormone doctor) concerning adding Growth Hormone. We have been planning on starting this after his 3 year cancer free mark. Blake has held at 47 inches for 3 years now. There is a theoretical potential for cancer regrowth with Growth Hormone as it tells everything in the body to grow--including any tumor cells. We are feeling more confident with each passing month/year of being cancer free. But this will be a specific prayer that we will ask of you. 

Thank you you again for all of your thoughts, concerns, and especially your prayers. 

9 people hearted this



Barbara Rader
Our family has been so blessed. The Lord has certainly watched over Blake. My prayer is that God will guide you and Connie in making the right decision concerning the growth hormones. Our hearts and prayers continue to be with Eli and his family. Love to you all !!
Mary Anne Ketcham
By Mary Anne Ketcham, North Brandon church of Christ
We praise God for Blake's wonderful reports. We will continue to pray for Blake and you and Connie and your whole family.
Please let Doddie and Ron know that we miss them and send our love and prayers!
Patricia Hurst
By Pat Hurst
Our prayers continue Michael. We used this wonderful sight when both my sisters were in a horrific car accident in November of 2011. Becky set it up and we were so blessed to have it and to be able to put entries in every day. I will continue pray and follow Blake as you put entries in. Give Connie a big hug for me even though she probably doesn't even know me and hasn't ever met me. PH
mark moore
Katrena would have been crying with joy. WE all rejoice with you and praise our ever merciful, ever loving Father in Heaven

Mark Moore
Martha Porter
By Martha Porter
Continuing to pray for Blake and so happy to hear this wonderful update!
Martha Brown Porter
(I have friends and family at the East Wood church in Paris)
Leesburg, VA