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Tori’s Story

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We are so blessed.Welcome to Tori's journey. It all began around March 10, 2013. Tori started in with a bad cough, congestion and feeling very tired. We went to the doctors and he said she had some sinus issues and put her an on antibiotic. She felt a little better on some days, but then got worse. Her days were full of wanting to do nothing but lay around, her cough got worse and her chest began to hurt. She lost her appetite and began losing some weight. She kept the positive attitude, continued to work and manage her school load, but struggled. We took her back to the doctors, who put her on a stronger antibiotic and told us to get a chest X-Ray if it wasn't better by Monday.Her chest got better at first, but then got bad again. She began having shortness of breath, lost a few more pounds, her back began to hurt (we assumed it was from coughing so much), she was still very tired. Some days she felt pretty good and other days it was difficult to breathe. She began experiencing extreme night sweats and some numbness and discoloration in her left arm when she was actively using it.We had a chest X-ray done which showed some fluid in her left lung. So back to the doctors we went. The doctor noticed a large swelling around the left side of her neck, almost looking like a football players neck. The doctor then told us that the chest X-ray also showed a large thickening down the middle of the chest. He said that these were all sign of lymphoma - which is a form of blood cancer...and thus it all began!

Latest Journal Update

Scans Are Clear!

Tori's scan was clear today! There was some activity where she had her tonsils out a year ago which was concerning because she has no tonsils, so we need to follow up with her ENT in Columbus who took her tonsils out just to be sure. They are checking her thyroid so as well. So great news! Next scans in November.

Shoulder surgery tomorrow. Second one for Tori so I am sure she will come through with no issues, just some pain and down time.

Thank you all so much for your prayers...mom and dad do not like these little scares! :)

Cancer sucks, but we ARE beating it!
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Sherry Boerst
By Sherry Boerst
Great news!
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Deb Ernsthausen
By Deb Ernsthausen
What a relief! Prayers continue for an issue-free surgery and a quick recovery!
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Gennie Gongwer
By Gennie Gongwer
God is in charge/we thank Him.
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Cathy Dancer
By Cathy and Tim Dancer
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Jackie Stalter
By Jackie Stalter
Such great news!!!
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