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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

August Update

This month has been busy! Chase had a lumbar puncture and all his usual chemo on August 13th. His numbers all looked good and weekly chemo will continue at the same dose. One of his liver numbers was slightly elevated but that is from the anti fungal he takes twice a day. Classes started for him yesterday at DSU. He moved into a house with three other guys last week. All is going great for him!


Cole also moved back to DWU and started classes yesterday. He is living on campus in the pods with five roommates. They have a pretty nice set up. We celebrated Cole's 20th birthday by going to a Vikings preseason game two weeks ago. It was really a fun time!


Tim started school with teachers on the 17th and students on the 20th. I even subbed a day already.


As you can see, we have done a lot of moving in the last month. We are looking forward to the changes a new school year brings, also. Somethings that never change though are the many prayers for those fighting cancer. Thanks again to all of you who follow us and keep us in your prayers.


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Gabe Mydland
By Gabe Mydland
Godspeed. It sounds like things are getting back on track. Looking forward to seeing Chase on campus.
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Julaine  Stratmeyer
By Julaine Stratmeyer
Good news! I was just thinking of you this morning and wondering how you were!
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