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My Story

Lance is NED!! Lance is in the eighth grade.  He enjoys being manager for the DHS football, basketball and track & field teams.  He is all boy alright! He goes back to St. Jude in July 2014 for annual scans.  Please keep him in your prayers. 



August 2008
I am a little boy who has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma. It is a type of bone cancer. I live in New Mexico, but my parents wanted me to have the best treatment in the country so we are here in Memphis, TN at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. My working diagnosis was made in my home town by my primary care provider. She is a very smart lady who did not waste any time by helping us get referred to St. Jude. My dad who is a New Mexico National Guardsman was stationed in Afghanistan when we found out about my illness. He was able to come home and be with me and my mom. My mom and dad are "tag teaming" with each other to make sure one parent is here with me and that a parent is home with my sister, Lindsey. Once a month we are all together in Memphis.

December 2008
After six rounds of chemo therapy, I had surgery on December 1, 2008 to remove the portion of my leg bone that had the tumor growing inside of it. I have an internal prosthesis and I am currently continuing my chemo treatment to kill any other cancer cells that may be floating around my body. I am going through physical therapy, where I am learning how to walk again.

 February 2009
I am halfway through my protocol!! I am now in the single digits of chemo therapy treatments left (only nine). I continue to work hard at PT and I can now put weight on my leg. I will soon be walking with one crutch and I hope to be walking on my own in a few months.

 

June 2009
I have only one more chemo treatment left!!  My body is very tired and my counts are all over the place.  Once I recover from the last chemo and have end of treatment scans I will be going back home.  I am walking with only one crutch and many times I can walk without it. 

July 2009
I completed my last round of chemo.  I am waiting for my counts to stabilize before I can go back to New Mexico.

August 2009
We are at home in New Mexico.  I am doing well and it feels so good to be living together under the same roof with my family. 

September - December 2009
I was home schooled with my buddy, Joey.  His mom our dear family freind made it possible so that my body could recover without being exposed to all the normal kid school germs.  My dad and I started playing the guitar since I cannot play sports any more, that's ok, because I can play better than he can.  You do not have to have a ball in your hand to have a good competition.  =) 

January 2010
I returned back to school at Dora!!  I am really enjoying being with all my friends.  I turned 10, I had clear scans and I got a pet. 


I know I have lots of people praying for me and I want to let them know we can feel the prayers.

My mom and dad will be keeping friends and family updated in the Journal section of my web page here at the caringbridge web site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol Fletcher posted a new journal entry, "The Dynamic Duo is in Memphis".

Well hello to all from the Dynamic Duo here in Memphis! happy to report that there are no negative or positive  results and that's because there were no scans for ... Read more

Sue Strickler signed Lance's Guestbook.

Hi, Lance my human friend!This is Mollie Cat finally signing in to say "Meow" that of course you know is Hello Good Buddy in feline which you speak fluently!!  I got my ... Read more

JANET NEWBERRY signed Lance's Guestbook.

SUPER!  With the dynamic duo in Memphis, that city will never be the same ... see you guys on Monday.   We plan to head to Hondo this afternoon to cheer on the ... Read more

lydia saiz signed Lance's Guestbook.

it is a blessing to know that Lance is doing so well. He is growing and it has been great to follow his growth and progress. I pray you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Read more

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Denly Rigby signed Lance's Guestbook.

So pleased to hear that Lance's progress continues in the right direction.  We pray that this will continue without any setbacks.LoveDenly and Wanda Rigby in ... Read more

Ama McDermid signed Lance's Guestbook.

So happy for you Lance.  God is good.  Have a wonderful school year.Love, Rod and Ama McDermid Read more

Sandy Daron signed Lance's Guestbook.

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!! PTL!!! I am SOO happy for you all!!!Enjoy the rest of the summer!!Love ya!! C.O.L.E.'s Foundation (Caring Openly, Loving ... Read more

Lois Hardin signed Lance's Guestbook.

Absolutely GREAT news!!!  It was great to catch up in person.  I will see you next time you come. Lindsey, congratulations on your upcoming ... Read more

Carol Fletcher posted a new journal entry, "Still NED".

Greetings from Portales, I am happy to report that we received a report of clean scans!!  Everything looks great.  We do not have to go back for clinic visits for one ... Read more

Sonja Michaels signed Lance's Guestbook.

Hi Lance & Carol - Thanks for the update! I will be praying for you as you meet with the doctor. I know that the God who has see you through to this point will ... Read more

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