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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