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!


Treva Casper added a new photo.

Treva Casper added a new photo.

Tammy Albrecht signed Chase's Guestbook.

Hey Chase thanks for the update.  Just said a prayer for you and others I know dealing with difficult circumstances.  See you at the KCCW. Read more

Treva Casper posted a new journal entry, "Monthly clinic visit update".

Yesterday Chase had his monthly check-up, chemo infusion, refill of nightly chemo pills and his 5 day supply of steroids. His throat is showing no signs of improvement, ... Read more

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Treva Casper posted a new journal entry, "Unexpected clinic visit".

As some of you know, Chase has had a sore throat and rash on his face since last month. We had been treating the throat issues as thrush or yeast with fluconazole and that ... Read more

Holly Bickett signed Chase's Guestbook.

Beautiful pictures of your hike. I'd say that was a Big Game On day. What a great family outing. God is good.  I did that hike in grade school many years ago while I ... Read more

Presley Johnston signed Chase's Guestbook.

We won't be able to make your cancer walk but the Cherokee Relay for Life is this coming Friday night and we have placed a luminary in honor of Chase in the dedications ... Read more

Treva Casper added a new photo.

Treva Casper added a new photo.

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