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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

Blood Work Good

Treva and the boys went to Brookings and Chase had to do some blood work. All of his numbers were good and trending the right direction. Chase's oncologist increased his chemotherapy he takes every day but his doctors continue to be cautious so Chase can fight off the mono virus and all he had going on months ago.

Treva and I watched the documentary Tom Brokaw put together sharing his cancer journey. It was spot on how cancer takes over a individual with cancer and how it affects the family. If you did not get a chance to see it, I recommend you listen in how Tom's journey may hit home.

I would like to send a big thanks to my superintendent colleagues for all their support and prayers they have given our family. What a great group of professionals taking care of our schools and kids!

Special thanks to all of Chase's supporters and Game On prayer warriors. We continue to move forward and are so blessed as both boys are home from another successful year of college. God is Good!

Game On