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My Story

Update 9/15/2013

Taylor was diagnosed with colon cancer in early 2011.  She had surgery to remove a portion of her colon, followed by 12 rounds of chemotherapy and a surgical procedure called HIPEC at MD Anderson hospital in Houston, TX.

The cancer returned in September of 2012 in an aggressive way.  Two large masses were discovered in her abdomen which turned out later to be her ovaries.  She had an additional 12 rounds of chemo, the HIPEC procedure again, then three follow-up rounds.

She's doing GREAT right now and is enjoying her senior year at Martin High School!  She's applied to TCU and we're waiting to hear.

Today is a GREAT DAY!  She's out shopping and EVERYTHING IS GOOD!

Update 9/20/2012

Taylor was diagnosed with colon cancer in early 2011.  She had surgery to remove a portion of her colon, followed by 12 rounds of chemotherapy and a surgical procedure called HIPEC at MD Anderson hospital in Houston, TX.

Unfortunately at this time her cancer has returned in an extremely aggressive way.

While the doctors are telling us the odds are stacked against us, we continue to have hope, and we're praying for a miracle.

On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, I had severe stomach pain and vomiting and went to the ER. They found an obstruction in my colon.

I was transferred to Cook Children's Hospital in Ft. Worth and was diagnosed with Stage III Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma, an extremely rare form of cancer. The cancer has not spread to my other organs, but has spread to some of my lymph nodes.

On Friday, April 8, I had 1/2 of my colon and some lymph nodes removed. After recovery I will still be able to eat and digest food normally.

I had 12 rounds of chemo in Ft. Worth, then went to MD Anderson in Houston for HIPEC surgery in January of 2012.

I had good checkups and clear scans until September 17th of 2012 when they found two large tumors in my abdomen.


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Bob Helland posted a new journal entry, "GOT A CALL! YAAYYYY!".

At least we're not just WAITING....The amazing Dr. Albritton, Taylor's oncologist called just a bit ago.They spoke with her MD Anderson surgeon, and the MD Anderson colon ... Read more

Martha Lu Knapton signed Taylor's Guestbook.

Don't like that you're having to wait! Prayers continuing!!!! Hugs to you all!! Read more

Bob Helland posted a new journal entry, "No news".

No news.Waiting.No plan.No clue.We're on the famous HOSPITAL TIME.  Lovely Read more

Bob Helland added a new photo.

Bob Helland posted a new journal entry, "Slight update, but nothing solid yet".

We're waiting, waiting, waiting again....We did get a call late last evening, and I'm just now getting around to updating everyone.  Not much new, so no real rush.Tay's ... Read more

Bob Helland added a new photo.

Cathy Schreiber signed Taylor's Guestbook.

I am so sorry you guys are having to go through this again.  Prayers and thoughts to Taylor and your family!!   Read more

Dawn Fairchild signed Taylor's Guestbook.

God brought her through the first 2 rounds, He can definitely do it again! Praying continuously for our sweet Taylor & all of you! Love you guys so much!! Read more

Bob Helland posted a new journal entry, "No news yet.....".

Waiting, waiting, waiting......The CT scan went really well.  Taylor was amazing.  Smiling, laughing, watching a movie while drinking the contrast stuff....  Big lunch ... Read more

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