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Nathan Charles’s Story

We have 4 children: Sarah, who is 13; Matthew, who is 10; Nathan, who is 9 years old; and Tabitha, who is 6 years old. Nathan was born on Dec 28, 2006. In January 2009, Nathan was diagnosed with a grade 2 low grade astrocytoma that was partially resected. In 2011, his cancer spread to his spine. Since 2009, he has had brain and spinal cord surgery to partially resect the tumors. His cancer has progressed 5 times and he has been on 7 failed chemo or targeted therapies (Carboplatin, Vinblastine, Avastin, Temodar, Etoposide, Revlimid, Everolimus) In April 2014, he started a clinical trial of AZD6244 which he takes 2 times a day and will have to come off of in April 2016. Nathan has asked the Lord Jesus Christ to be His Savior and is confident that the Lord will heal him whether on earth or ultimately in heaven. Nathan is full of life, love, joy, faith, and hope. Two of his favorite Bible verses are: Luke 1:37, "Nothing is impossible with God." Psalm 73:26, "My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart, He is mine forever." While there are many things that cancer does, there are many things that cancer cannot do:


Cancer is so limited


Yet in all these things


It cannot cripple love, it cannot alter hope


We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.


It cannot corrode faith, it cannot destroy peace


For I am persuaded that neither death nor life...


It cannot kill friendship, it cannot suppress memories


Nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height or depth


It cannot silence courage, it cannot invade the soul


Nor any created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God,


It cannot steal eternal life, it cannot conquer the spirit


Which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:37-39


written by: anonymous


Nathan's video journey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHfMIJsdssM

Latest Journal Update

Update on Nathan

Thank you all for your prayers. Preliminary results of MRI look good. Tumors look stable (cancer still there but size & enhancement haven't changed). Waiting to speak to his neurosurgeon for confirmation of radiology report. They want Nathan to be seen again by the neurologist for the headache and dizziness issues he is having. Trying to decide whether to have his port removed since he seems to be having so much trouble with it the past couple months. Pray for discernment.

"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess for He who promised is faithful." - Hebrews 10:23
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Connie Wolkowicz
By Connie
Continuing in prayer. What did you decide to do. Nathan is so strong and brave. What a trooper!!
Faye Waller
By Bob & Faye Waller
He is such a brave little man. Prayers have been, are, and will continue to be with the whole family.
Laura Rowland
By Laura Rowland
Prayers for Nathan and all the other children battling cancer.All these children need to be healed so they can live the normal life of a child and not be sick.Have lots of fun and enjoy life to the fulliest.
Bonnie West
By Bonnie West
Continued prayers!
Bonnie Ermilio
By Bonnie Ermilio
Some of your update is good, so I'm happy for that. I'm sending LOTS of hugs, love and prayers to Nathan!!!
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Ninette Heath
By Ninette Heath
Safe travels home! Great news. Will pray about the port. ❤️❤️
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Thea Jarvis
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Thank you for sharing this good news. Praying for discernment.
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Carol McDonald
By Carol McDonald
That's good news! To God be the glory! Will continue to pray for Nathan and your family. Safe travels on your way home.
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