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Taylor’s Story

Taylor was diagnosed with colon cancer in early 2011 when she was only 14 years old.  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 3 follow-up rounds of chemo.

She was cancer free for her entire senior year, but in August of 2014 the cancer returned for a third time.  She had a mass removed from her abdomen and had several rounds of chemotherapy, but in July of 2015 the chemo stopped working, and the mass began to grow again.  We were going to travel to MD Anderson to have another surgery but the cancer has now spread to both her breasts. She is currently enrolled in a clinical trial at UT Southwest in Dallas.

In the meantime Taylor is really busy and enjoying her sophomore year at TCU.  She's majoring in Strategic Communications, she's a Chi Omega, and she's LOVING IT!! 

Latest Journal Update

Eating, visiting, smiling, etc...

Taylor got the OK to eat solid foods today, and almost immediately sent me over to her favorite spot, BLUE sushi in Ft. Worth.  She got a Tidal Wave Roll.

When I got back she was visiting with her great friend Milana.

They've taken Tay off the IV pain meds and switched her to pain pills.  So far, so good on that, and she'll need to be off everything IV to be able to get out of here.

They want her to be on the pills for 24 hours, so it doesn't look like we'll be out of here today, but hopefully she'll be out early enough tomorrow to grab a quick shower and head to her classes at TCU.

We also have an appointment with her clinical trial team on Thursday morning, so we definitely want to be out of here by then.

Thank you for everything, especially your wonderful prayers!

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michael messer
By Mike and LorI Messer
Great news! All my hope and prayers for Thursdays visit with Taylors clinical team. Your next post I hope to read that Taylors "back in school!"
Camilla Freitag
By Camilla Freitag
You are alll rock stars!!!
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Suzy Finigan
By Suzy Finigan
Sushi would NEVER be my choice of food, but hey, to each his/her own! I hope you enjoyed the sushi, Taylor. I hope you can get back to classes tomorrow...but if not, then Thursday! Continuing to pray for your continued healing. God is holding you tight!
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