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My 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. Your thoughts and prayers are so appreciated. We have wonderful doctors and nurses here and with God on our team, we are ready to compete in the biggest game of Chase's life!

Game On!

Chase's story began about a week before Thanksgiving when he was complaining that his lips were numb, jaw was sore and teeth hurt, all at just random times, no triggers or anything. So he went to the dentist first for ex-rays, looking for a cavity or abscess. Then he went to the orthodontist. Next we made a stop at the local clinic and thought his sinuses were causing the discomfort. All this in a period of 4 weeks, while he was attending classes at DSU and preparing for finals. When he came home after finals, the local PA took another look at him and found a large mass of lymph nodes on his neck,and a small one on his cheek, and behind his ear. This got the ball rolling with a trip to DeSmet for blood work, a stop at the Brookings ER and here we are at Sanford Children's Hospital diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. (ALL)

Game On Team Chase!

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Treva Casper posted a new journal entry, "Lab Reports ".

The lab report actually came to Chase's Sanford Chart on Saturday but it was medical terminology so we weren't really sure what it was. Finally, the nurse called late ... Read more

Treva Casper posted a new journal entry, "Update".

Everything went well with the biopsy today. The doctor said it is definitely an ulcer. We should know by Friday if it is viral, bacterial, fungal or chronic. He said he ... Read more

Treva Casper posted a new journal entry, "An ulcer".

Chase had an appointment yesterday with a specialist in ear, nose and throat. He used the scope and showed us what is in Chase's throat on a big TV. He said it was an ... Read more

Treva Casper added a new photo.

Treva Casper posted a new journal entry, "Throat issues continue".

Everything went as planned for the end of this three month cycle. Chase has been on maintenance for one year with very few complications, except the yeast in his throat ... Read more

Treva Casper posted a new journal entry, "Cancer Walk".

We had a great night at the KCCW. It is a great event that supports cancer families and honors all those that fought or fighting cancer. Thanks to all the folks who made ... Read more

Treva Casper added a new photo.

Treva Casper added a new photo.

Treva Casper added a new photo.

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