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With love, hope, and faith, I am starting this web page for my son Tristin Greer.

We are thankful for all of those who love and care for Tristin and support him on this new adventure in our lives. From here you will be able to track his progress and updates.

With Love,
The Greer Family


Tristin is 13 years old and lives in Chattanooga, Tn. He  loves playing soccer and the viola. I think his true love though is  tormenting his twin brothers Austin and Justin.  He's the sweetest fun loving kid that you could ask for and we are so proud of him.   

In August of  2009, Tristin started having some stomach pains. After a couple of days the pain seemed to be getting worse, so we went to the ER. He was diagnosed with appendicitis and had surgery. The doctors  said the  appendix was inflamed and so I feel like they made the right decision. He was fine for a few months but later started having pain in his side. We went back to the ER in December and they were unable to find anything.  We went to the pediatrician in Jan. and Feb. for pain in his lower back, stomach, and vomiting. He was diagnosed with having gastritis and gave him Prevacid. Around the beginning of March, the nurse called us from school and said Tristin was feeling really bad and to pick him up. My mother came and took him back to the pediatrician.  The Dr. felt a hard spot in his abdomin  and  ordered an ultrasound.  I took him to the appointment and that's when they found it. A ct scan was ordered immediately and confirmed that there was a large tumor "The Thing" in his abdominal cavity. A few days later a biopsy was done and the results came back malignant. After several more tests, they were able to confirm it was Neuroblastoma.  After the scans and MIGB tests came back, they found 2 small lymph nodes near the collar bone area. That put him in Stage 4. We were thankful to hear that the bone marrow and bone scans came up clean. We will be going through a 15 month treatment of chemo, surgery, stem cell transplant, radiation, and antibody treatments. Tristin is in extremely good spirits. He is very stubborn(from his mom) and goal oriented and I have no doubt with God watching over him that he is going to kick this "Things" tail.

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Jason Greer posted a new journal entry.

   Gotta say I'm super proud of my son this weekend. He finished the St. Jude's Nashville Half Marathon for the 2nd year in a row now. It was less than ideal conditions ... Read more

Joel & Jennifer Andrew signed Tristin's Guestbook.

How is Tristin doing???  Did you change websites by chance?  Just very curious since there have been no updates.  I hope all is going well and that is why we have not ... Read more

Jason Greer posted a new journal entry.

   Gotta say I'm super proud of my son this weekend. He finished the St. Jude's Nashville Half Marathon for the 2nd year in a row now. It was less than ideal conditions ... Read more

Jason Greer posted a new journal entry.

I just wanted to give everyone a quick update.... We've had a wonderful time being at home these past several weeks. Tristin looks amazing and feels great. I'm so ... Read more

Jason Greer posted a new journal entry.

  Tristin and I came back home from Michigan last Friday. Scans are STABLE!!! Answered prayers! Dr. Sholler said that we can stay on the DFMO since he's feeling really ... Read more

Jason Greer posted a new journal entry.

   We've had a really nice past couple of weeks. Tristin is feeling good and isn't complaining of anything. He even started playing tennis with his school team. I'm so ... Read more

Jason Greer posted a new journal entry.

   Well, we finally made it home Sunday around 3:00 in the afternoon. We were suppose to have gotten in 10:30 Saturday night but after several delays in Charlotte, they ... Read more

Jason Greer posted a new journal entry.

  Our meeting today with Dr. Sholler went much better than I had ever hoped for!! Over a year ago, I had heard about a Phase 1 trial they were doing called the Genomics ... Read more

Jason Greer posted a new journal entry.

   We can breathe a little easier tonight. Dr. Sholler's office from Michigan called this evening and wants us there next Monday. We'll do scans Tuesday and Wed and then ... Read more

Jason Greer posted a new journal entry.

   Tristin went to New York a week ago for scans with his Aunt Angel and grandmother. We had high hopes that everything was ok and we could continue with our ... Read more

Jason Greer posted a new journal entry.

  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Sorry for the lack of updates, but we've been so busy with work and the family coffee shop at the mall with the holiday ... Read more

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