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Update on Nate

Nathan has still been doing well on his clinical trial. Very few side effects and not having fatigue or other issues like he has in the past. A few weeks ago when we were at Duke the local news station there interviewed us and Dr G about experimental treatments for pediatric patients. You can see the interview at

We are so thankful that we have a doctor that is such a strong advocate not only for Nathan but for all children battling cancer. Today we saw Dr. Bonner for Nathan's neuropsych testing. He did wonderful! She said academically he is doing terrific and the memory issues that he has is due to the disease progression as well as treatments that he's been on. She said this is very common with other brain tumor patients as well. We will go back for an MRI on May 29 to see how the clinical trial is affecting all of the tumors that Nathan has.

We were able to enjoy a great, peaceful, relaxing weekend camping with friends. The kids had such a great time just being in the great outdoors and exploring nature. Sunday morning was so special just sitting around the campfire singing praise and worship songs and then Bobby delivering a devotional to everyone that was there. Having that family time with Sarah, Matthew, Nathan and Tabitha just away from TV, video games, internet, etc was so special for Bobby and I.

We would like to ask that everyone please remember a few families in your prayers: the Parker family and the Cyrus family whose precious babies both went to be with The Lord. Also pray for healing for: Yan, Levi, Kaydon, Ezra, Dylan, Lance, Karla, Roy, Jeff, Nana, Papa Harold and Grandma Lisa.

Revelation 21:4 "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

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Valerie Keller
By The Keller Family
Love that you were able to go camping we love to camp too
kim whitmer
By Kim Whitmer
Great to read this post!! Continued prayers!!
dale storddda
By Love you, Dale& Gail
Very Happy to hear Nathan's quality of life is so good. He has such a supporting family, and so many fun things to look forward to, with all the fun you plan for your family. Praying for God's healing touch for all of you. In Our Father's name.. I dub you the Greatest Parent's Award..xoxo
Laura Gwyn
Glad you all had a good time. Happy Nathan is doing good
Julie Thomas
By Julie Thomas
Your family is such an inspiration! May God bless and heal you and all those battling cancer!