My Story

Welcome to Lance's CaringBridge site. It has been created to keep friends and family updated on Lance's progress as he begins his quest to become seizure free.



Lance was diagnosed with severe hemophilia in 1990 at five days old after experiencing a severe intercranial bleed. Lance recovered faster than expected and proceeded to grow into an amazing young man (not that as his parents we are biased!).

He has been presented with many challenges since and has always risen to the occasion, carrying himself with grace while maintaining a friendly, outgoing personality.

In 2001, Lance began experiencing brief episodes of disorientation that were later diagnosed as petit mal seizures. Over the past several years, the seizures have increased in frequency and severity. Lance has tried many different medications however he has been unable to keep his seizures under control.

Thanks to the talented doctors at the Cleveland Clinic and the dedication of our amazing hematologist, Dr. Amy Shapiro and her staff at the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, Lance is being given the chance to overcome the seizures that have made acheiving some of his goals more difficult.

Be sure to read the latest in Lance's journal, view the photo gallery, and drop us a line in the guestbook. We appreciate the kindness and support of our many friends and families as we begin this process.

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Michelle Rice posted a new journal entry.

I can't believe it - graduation is THIS Saturday!!! We are so excited. Lance has taken all of the necessary steps to enroll at Ivy Tech for the fall (we thought about ... Read more

Natalie Guzzo signed Lance's Guestbook.

Hi Rice family!! Its been so long since I've contacted you all and I hope all is well. Lance, it sounds like you are doing well. I hope you are enjoying college. Happy ... Read more

Sandi Reynolds signed Lance's Guestbook.

Congratulations!!! Have a great summer! You deserve it. Can't wait to see which college you pick. Sandi Read more

Wens World signed Lance's Guestbook.

Congratulations on being seizure free! Your still inspiring people with your success story. :) And ConGRADulations on your upcoming graduation! Read more

Carol Sinks signed Lance's Guestbook.

Hi Lance, CONGRATULATIONS on your graduation. That is awesome. I hope you really enjoy your summer and good luck at Ivy Tech - I know you will enjoy and excel. Carol ... Read more

Judy Rich signed Lance's Guestbook.

Lance, Congratulations on Graduation !! That is an awesome accomplishment! Enjoy your party and all the fun that comes with knowing you are getting out of high school ! ... Read more

Stacey Beer signed Lance's Guestbook.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so very proud of you. You are a true inspiration. You have overcome so much with a positive attitude. I can't wait for your Graduation Party!!! ... Read more

Sonji Wilkes signed Lance's Guestbook.

Lance - it was a pleasure meeting you this past weekend. You are an inspiration to many and are truly a great young man. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation and ... Read more

Michelle Rice posted a new journal entry.

I can't believe it - graduation is THIS Saturday!!! We are so excited. Lance has taken all of the necessary steps to enroll at Ivy Tech for the fall (we thought about ... Read more

Melissa Lemoine signed Lance's Guestbook.

I first found out about Lance when the article in USA was featured in May 2007. A coworker shared it with me because we are instructors at a state residential center for ... Read more

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