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Chase’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. 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!

Latest Journal Update

Pray for answers

After seeing 3 doctors in one afternoon, we are on information overload. We still have questions and will have to wait for answers depending on Chase's body to respond.

Dermatologist report: rash is fading but is still visible. Biopsy is benign but T cell lymphoma is a concern because of cell arrangement and they do not know what it is or what is causing it. More tests next week.

ENT report: yes Chase has strep. Antibiotics for 3 weeks.

Oncology report: wait and see what the rash decides to do by next Thursday, which is chemo day. More testing at this time.

Message seems to be wait and see. Chase seems to feel as good as a chemo patient could even plus all his body has going on. So we will continue to wait and pray for good outcomes. Thank you for all the concern, thoughts and prayers.


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margit fritz
By Margit Fritz
Praying that the medical teams can determine cause and proceed with correct treatment for Chase so that he is released from all illness. Praying for your family so that you can also find relief from all this and see healing take place in Chases's body!
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Lori Engebretson
By Lori Engebretson
Thanks for the update. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. .. all of you! :)
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Julaine  Stratmeyer
By Julaine Stratmeyer
Praying for healing, conquered strep,and continued improvement! God is with you.
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Dianne Brandt
By Dianne and Joel Brandt
No wonder you are on information overload! So we will do our part and keep sending prayers your way! I pray for Chase each night! Take care all of you.
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Barb Mortimer
By Barb Mortimer
Prayers multiplied!
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Colleen Steen
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I'm keeping you all in my prayers! Remember "God's got this"!
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Karla Trautman
By The Trautman's
Continue to think of you daily. Sending lots of hugs, prayers and positive thoughts your way. Game On!
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Kristi Curd
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Thinking of you. Prayers sent today & everyday. Stay strong!
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diane reyelts
By diane reyelts
Chase and Family,
We do not know one another but your story was brought to my attention in the beginning and I have followed and joined in the praying since. I work in several school systems and see Game On/Team Chase yellow bracelets almost on a weekly basis up near Aberdeen! Hope the support and prayers lead to answers in this difficult time.
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