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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

One more round of antibiotics

The bacterial strep is still present but it is a much smaller area affected. It was the size of a dime originally and is now about the size of a pencil eraser. It is still causing some discomfort but will continue to heal on this round of antibiotics. We hope and pray that is the case.


Happy Sweet Sixteen to our Heavenly Guardian Angel, Tanna. If you want to read about love, strength, faith and family, her mom posted the most beautiful example of that today on caringbridge. For those of you that haven't visited the sight, it can be found at tannakingsbury.


Game On