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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

4th Quarter Starts

The 4th quarter is upon Team Casper and we are challenging ourselves for the finish. We need to dig down and find the strength to beat our opponent, cancer. Strong minds, bodies, and souls are prevalent in our team because we have so many fans cheering us on.

Chase had another chemo day at the Castle Thursday and with the start of another 87 day cycle he had a lumbar puncture (not sure how many of these he has had but would guess over 30). We checked in and started our routine with no major complications. Vincristine and pentamidine were administered, blood work was tested and all results fell within range. So he starts another round of steroids and a countdown to April/May.

Chase still has some issues with his thrombosis in his arm and is trying to fight off folliculitis. We upped his meds and are trying some over the counter products to combat. Please pray for healing.

Thanks for all your prayers and kind words.

The pics are from our Timberwolves trip. God bless!

Game On
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Doris Blom
By Doris Blom
Thanks for the post!! So happy for good results and will pray for continued healing and that the end of this fight will be over.. Romans 8:31-32 If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all-- how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?
God Loves you!!! and so do I!!!

Cousin Doris
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Mary Knutson
Keep those good reports coming! We're still here with you, keeping the prayers going! We wish you the best. Mary & Sylvan
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Monica Amaral
By Monica Amaral
Will continue to pray you through. Chase you were such an inspiration for Robert. He was in awe of your strong will. Game On from your Minnesota Family!
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Linda Jensen
By Steve and Linda Jensen
Continued prayers for your journey Chase!
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