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Becki Cusimano
Becki C.
Thanks for the update.  Just today the barista at Starbucks here in Bettendorf asked me about my Team Jack bracelet.  I never take it off--and you are all in my prayers daily.  Will continue to lift up prayers that the "area of concern" will just disappear, and thankfulness for Jack's energy and courage.  Enjoy the summer--we have all certainly earned it after the cold cold winter.  Happy swimming in the river--we loved our afternoons in the Middle Loup River when I was a kid--so much fun!!!
Hugs from Iowa--Go Big Red!
Becki C.
Cooper DeWitt
Cooper DeWitt
We continue to be so grateful for everything your family is doing to raise money for childhood cancer research. As always, you have our thoughts and prayers. This Bible verse kept coming to mind as I read about Andy's running so I looked it up to get the words right...


I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
Erin Nahorny
Erin Nahorny
Stupid cancer! I use your line all the time, "Don't let your highs get too high or your lows get too low." So true. I wish you never had to worry about this ever again!! But in the meantime we take it a day at a time and keep praying. Sending our love and blessings!! The Nahorny's
Spencer Brandsrud
Teresa Brandsrud
Not the news that any of us wanted to hear :(  I do believe that Jack is in great hands...between the doctors at Boston and God, I couldn't think of a better place to be.  I will continue to pray for your family and Jack.

I can't imagine ever running or even walking 26 miles.  I am so very proud of Andy!!  I hope everyday he feels better and his body continues to heal. 

Take care,
Mary Jo Norfolk
Mary Jo Norfolk
Judy Krysl
Judy Krysl & Marie Kramer
Hi, Jack, Andy, Bri, Ava, and Reese--  I'm just checking in to spend some time in prayer--to agree in prayer with the other warriors.  My mother, age 90, remembers teaching second grade well, so when we pray for you, she is especially interested in you being able to have the kinds of days we think are wonderful for second graders, growing up in Holt County, Nebraska.  We hope you are having a GREAT year!

Judy and Marie

Becki Cusimano
Becki Cusimano
Hey, Jack--we just returned from 6 days in Nebraska, so missed your good news.  Soooo happy to hear the MRI results were good.  I was thinking about you while we watched the game and I bet you were jumping up and down just like me!  I LOVE my Huskers!!
I hope you get to relax and stay WARM these next few weeks.   Happy 2014--praying for blessings and sending love to your whole family! 

Love,
Becki C. in Iowa
Spencer Brandsrud
Teresa
Hi,

I just heard of Jack's story through Kathryn Gehring.  We are from Sioux Falls, SD and our son was just diagnosed with a brain tumor in August of this past year.  We were in much of the same situation with him suffering a massive seizure and then being airlifted to Sanford.  They were able to remove some of the tumor but not all of it, due to the fact that we are being told it is so close to his brainstem.  I ran across Emma's blog and was able to connect with Kathryn and she told me about Jack.  We are in the process of having a MRI at the beginning of Feb and up until this point have been I guess in shock and not sure what to do next.  I think it is time that we seek out a second opinion and I think my heart is telling me Boston is the place to go.  Any insight or advice you could give us to help us figure out how to make that happen would be great.  I know you are probably busy but I thought I would take a chance and reach out hoping that you could give us some guidance.  My email is brand@alliancecom.net.  I am so happy to hear about Jack's progress, it gives me comfort to see him doing so well!

Take care,
Teresa
Crystal Caravan
Crystal
We are so happy to hear the great news.  May God continue to bless you in 2014 with his love and strength.  I can't begin to tell you how many MRI's  Chanc has had to have, we are at the every 9 months stage right now.  With every new year comes the hope that a cure will be found soon. 
Erin Nahorny
Erin Nahorny
Stupid cancer! I use your line all the time, "Don't let your highs get too high or your lows get too low." So true. I wish you never had to worry about this ever again!! But in the meantime we take it a day at a time and keep praying. Sending our love and blessings!! The Nahorny's
Spencer Brandsrud
Teresa Brandsrud
Not the news that any of us wanted to hear :(  I do believe that Jack is in great hands...between the doctors at Boston and God, I couldn't think of a better place to be.  I will continue to pray for your family and Jack.

I can't imagine ever running or even walking 26 miles.  I am so very proud of Andy!!  I hope everyday he feels better and his body continues to heal. 

Take care,
Spencer Brandsrud
Teresa
Hi,

I just heard of Jack's story through Kathryn Gehring.  We are from Sioux Falls, SD and our son was just diagnosed with a brain tumor in August of this past year.  We were in much of the same situation with him suffering a massive seizure and then being airlifted to Sanford.  They were able to remove some of the tumor but not all of it, due to the fact that we are being told it is so close to his brainstem.  I ran across Emma's blog and was able to connect with Kathryn and she told me about Jack.  We are in the process of having a MRI at the beginning of Feb and up until this point have been I guess in shock and not sure what to do next.  I think it is time that we seek out a second opinion and I think my heart is telling me Boston is the place to go.  Any insight or advice you could give us to help us figure out how to make that happen would be great.  I know you are probably busy but I thought I would take a chance and reach out hoping that you could give us some guidance.  My email is brand@alliancecom.net.  I am so happy to hear about Jack's progress, it gives me comfort to see him doing so well!

Take care,
Teresa
Becki Cusimano
Becki C.
Thanks for the update.  Just today the barista at Starbucks here in Bettendorf asked me about my Team Jack bracelet.  I never take it off--and you are all in my prayers daily.  Will continue to lift up prayers that the "area of concern" will just disappear, and thankfulness for Jack's energy and courage.  Enjoy the summer--we have all certainly earned it after the cold cold winter.  Happy swimming in the river--we loved our afternoons in the Middle Loup River when I was a kid--so much fun!!!
Hugs from Iowa--Go Big Red!
Becki C.
Cooper DeWitt
Cooper DeWitt
We continue to be so grateful for everything your family is doing to raise money for childhood cancer research. As always, you have our thoughts and prayers. This Bible verse kept coming to mind as I read about Andy's running so I looked it up to get the words right...


I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
Mary Jo Norfolk
Mary Jo Norfolk
Judy Krysl
Judy Krysl & Marie Kramer
Hi, Jack, Andy, Bri, Ava, and Reese--  I'm just checking in to spend some time in prayer--to agree in prayer with the other warriors.  My mother, age 90, remembers teaching second grade well, so when we pray for you, she is especially interested in you being able to have the kinds of days we think are wonderful for second graders, growing up in Holt County, Nebraska.  We hope you are having a GREAT year!

Judy and Marie

Becki Cusimano
Becki Cusimano
Hey, Jack--we just returned from 6 days in Nebraska, so missed your good news.  Soooo happy to hear the MRI results were good.  I was thinking about you while we watched the game and I bet you were jumping up and down just like me!  I LOVE my Huskers!!
I hope you get to relax and stay WARM these next few weeks.   Happy 2014--praying for blessings and sending love to your whole family! 

Love,
Becki C. in Iowa
Crystal Caravan
Crystal
We are so happy to hear the great news.  May God continue to bless you in 2014 with his love and strength.  I can't begin to tell you how many MRI's  Chanc has had to have, we are at the every 9 months stage right now.  With every new year comes the hope that a cure will be found soon. 
Cooper DeWitt
Cooper DeWitt
We continue to be so grateful for everything your family is doing to raise money for childhood cancer research. As always, you have our thoughts and prayers. This Bible verse kept coming to mind as I read about Andy's running so I looked it up to get the words right...


I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
Spencer Brandsrud
Teresa Brandsrud
Not the news that any of us wanted to hear :(  I do believe that Jack is in great hands...between the doctors at Boston and God, I couldn't think of a better place to be.  I will continue to pray for your family and Jack.

I can't imagine ever running or even walking 26 miles.  I am so very proud of Andy!!  I hope everyday he feels better and his body continues to heal. 

Take care,
Mary Jo Norfolk
Mary Jo Norfolk
Becki Cusimano
Becki C.
Thanks for the update.  Just today the barista at Starbucks here in Bettendorf asked me about my Team Jack bracelet.  I never take it off--and you are all in my prayers daily.  Will continue to lift up prayers that the "area of concern" will just disappear, and thankfulness for Jack's energy and courage.  Enjoy the summer--we have all certainly earned it after the cold cold winter.  Happy swimming in the river--we loved our afternoons in the Middle Loup River when I was a kid--so much fun!!!
Hugs from Iowa--Go Big Red!
Becki C.
Erin Nahorny
Erin Nahorny
Stupid cancer! I use your line all the time, "Don't let your highs get too high or your lows get too low." So true. I wish you never had to worry about this ever again!! But in the meantime we take it a day at a time and keep praying. Sending our love and blessings!! The Nahorny's
Becki Cusimano
Becki Cusimano
Hey, Jack--we just returned from 6 days in Nebraska, so missed your good news.  Soooo happy to hear the MRI results were good.  I was thinking about you while we watched the game and I bet you were jumping up and down just like me!  I LOVE my Huskers!!
I hope you get to relax and stay WARM these next few weeks.   Happy 2014--praying for blessings and sending love to your whole family! 

Love,
Becki C. in Iowa
Judy Krysl
Judy Krysl & Marie Kramer
Hi, Jack, Andy, Bri, Ava, and Reese--  I'm just checking in to spend some time in prayer--to agree in prayer with the other warriors.  My mother, age 90, remembers teaching second grade well, so when we pray for you, she is especially interested in you being able to have the kinds of days we think are wonderful for second graders, growing up in Holt County, Nebraska.  We hope you are having a GREAT year!

Judy and Marie

Spencer Brandsrud
Teresa
Hi,

I just heard of Jack's story through Kathryn Gehring.  We are from Sioux Falls, SD and our son was just diagnosed with a brain tumor in August of this past year.  We were in much of the same situation with him suffering a massive seizure and then being airlifted to Sanford.  They were able to remove some of the tumor but not all of it, due to the fact that we are being told it is so close to his brainstem.  I ran across Emma's blog and was able to connect with Kathryn and she told me about Jack.  We are in the process of having a MRI at the beginning of Feb and up until this point have been I guess in shock and not sure what to do next.  I think it is time that we seek out a second opinion and I think my heart is telling me Boston is the place to go.  Any insight or advice you could give us to help us figure out how to make that happen would be great.  I know you are probably busy but I thought I would take a chance and reach out hoping that you could give us some guidance.  My email is brand@alliancecom.net.  I am so happy to hear about Jack's progress, it gives me comfort to see him doing so well!

Take care,
Teresa
Crystal Caravan
Crystal
We are so happy to hear the great news.  May God continue to bless you in 2014 with his love and strength.  I can't begin to tell you how many MRI's  Chanc has had to have, we are at the every 9 months stage right now.  With every new year comes the hope that a cure will be found soon.