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"Let's Tackle This!"

It has been a difficult few months for Cody and his family. And it doesn't look like life will be getting easier anytime soon. 

After a summer of stomach aches, weight loss, doctor visits, misdiagnosis and an emergency room visit, the worst fears were realized when we learned on September 6, 2012 that Cody has cancer in his stomach and liver.  

At this writing, we are still trying to determine exactly what form of cancer it is and what the treatment plan will be, but Cody is ready to tackle this enemy and Tony and Carol have put on their warrior suits. Courtney, too, is suited up and ready to line up beside her brother to beat back this threat. Extended family and friends and his doctors and nurses are also taking the field to support Cody.

The game is on and nothing less than a Super Bowl win will be accepted. As Cody's high school football coach, Jeff Huerta always tells his team - "All in as one."


LeAna Bui posted a new journal entry, "Summer is Coming to an End".

Well, it has been a tremendous summer of fun for Cody and his family. From graduation to a Caribbean cruise to an Angels game with buddies to a Journey concert and ... Read more

LeAna Bui posted a new journal entry, "A Hint at a Future".

Just a quick update (I'm still on vacation) - Cody's going through the radio surgery process today at Kaiser L.A. Carol and Cody. Met with neurosurgeon who advised them ... Read more

Shelly & Ashley signed Cody Austin's Guestbook.

Cody,Today is another big day for you. Hopefully this will relieve some of your pain and give you back you life. I know you hear this all of the time but people really ... Read more

LeAna Bui posted a new journal entry, "This is a classy guy".

Just a quick share - Ryan Tannehill of the Miami Dolphins sent Cody the note in the attached photo. Cody's public thank you is included in the Instagram post. It's people ... Read more

LeAna Bui added a new photo.

LeAna Bui posted a new journal entry, "This is one team we don't need to be on".

Just a quick update to let all our wonderful prayer warriors know that those prayers and positive thoughts must be working. We are happy to report that Cody was removed ... Read more

Sandy St. Croix signed Cody Austin's Guestbook.

Hi Cody, thinking of you from New Hampshire and hoping you have a strong, healthy summer of fun.  I wrote this again because not sure it got posted.  Take care. ... Read more

LeAna Bui posted a new journal entry, "The Beat Goes On....".

Things are humming along pretty close to normal for the Smith family. Not too much to report other than Cody continues to feel pretty close to normal and that he's ... Read more

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