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Welcome to Ken's CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Ken's progress. Get started by reading the introduction to our website, My Story.

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On October 18th, 2010, Ken was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  It was a complete surprise!  Ken immediately began aggressive chemotherapy.  Ken wasn't able to leave Marquette General Hospital for almost a month.

On October 31st, Ken and Kathie's daughter, Krissy, and her husband, Chris, gave birth to their first child, Cody.  He was such a blessing during an otherwise difficult time. 

In late November, Ken and Kathie travelled down to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, to seek more specialized treatment.  Ken was going to need a bone marrow transplant.  Ken's only sibling, Howard, very willingly volunteered to be tested for a match.  Unfortunately, he wasn't.  The doctors started searching the national donor database.

While waiting for a match, Ken underwent more chemotherapy and numerous blood transfusions while staying at home in Marquette, MI.

On January 14th, 2011, Ken and Kathie received the great news -- they found a match!  Ken and Kathie were told that they needed to be in Rochester, MN, by February 1st.  They are preparing for an estimated three month stay.

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Beth Godfrey posted a new journal entry.

(written by Ken)Kathie drove to Mayo on our last trip to Mayo in mid-January for day-long appointments.  They want to keep going down this road for now.  We got a great ... Lea más

Beth Godfrey posted a new journal entry.

(written by Ken)Kathie drove to Mayo on our last trip to Mayo in mid-January for day-long appointments.  They want to keep going down this road for now.  We got a great ... Lea más

Beth Godfrey posted a new journal entry.

(written by Ken, typed by Beth) 1.  Have been having more bad days than good.  No energy, buth have not been eating right.  Also, can not get far from the bathroom.  ... Lea más

Beth Godfrey posted a new journal entry, "Quick Update 11/5/2011".

(written by Ken, typed by Beth) I have had some reactions to the Graft versus Host Disease.  Started on August 20 and had to go back to Mayo Clinic.  Was hospitalized ... Lea más

Beth Godfrey posted a new journal entry.

Hello everyone, I just wanted to provide an update.  I've been in contact with Ken and Kathie today and they've informed me that Ken will be re-admitted into the hospital ... Lea más

Beth Godfrey posted a new journal entry.

Written by Ken --   Hello All, Back to the Mayo Clinic tomorrow (11/16/2011) to try and get this figured out.  Hopefully they can get it solved. It has not been very ... Lea más

Beth Godfrey posted a new journal entry.

(written by Ken) To all my Great Family and Friends, Will try and summarize the last 6 weeks as best I can.  Three of those weeks I was hospitalized at Mayo Clinic trying ... Lea más

Beth Godfrey posted a new journal entry, "Update on Ken".

Hi everyone, This is Beth (Ken's daughter-in-law) and I'm writing on Ken's behalf. Ken is in the hospital at the Mayo Clinic down in Rochester, MN.  The doctors and ... Lea más

ken godfrey posted a new journal entry, "Sorry so late".

First, I haven't been totally myself and this was brought to me by my wife. I started a new medication today and it will take about 3 days for the old medication to get ... Lea más

ken godfrey posted a new journal entry, "Today's Update".

Today I went to the neurologist, Dr. Politi, at 11am.  We went through my complete medical history since being diagnosed with AML on October 18th, 2010.  He ran some ... Lea más

ken godfrey posted a new journal entry, "Update".

Still did not feel good today and never went into work.  This will be short because I am still not functioning correctly. Tomorrow I will go to see the neurologist at ... Lea más

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