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Our little boy, Tyler (4), developed a fever on June 16th that after 6 days lead us to the lab for some blood testing and a chest x-ray. This test revealed that his white blood cell count was low, and as a result he was admitted to CHOC at Mission Hospital.  There the staff of doctors did an extensive work up for "fever of unknown origin" that culminated in a bone marrow biopsy on July 12.  The next day things got pretty wobbly for us when the doctors confirmed the diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, or ALL /Pre B, which is a cancer of the white blood cell line. The good news is that treatability of ALL has improved dramatically in recent years because of new chemotherapy agents, so all those dollars donated to cancer research really are helping.

After a good cry (which helped to get the head cleansed and a cemented a solid foundation for me get my heart connected  for the road to recovery) Jen and I brought Tyler down to the Rady Children's Hospital Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in San Diego. On July 16th Tyler had an indwelling intravenous line called a portacath surgically placed so he could begin chemotherapy. 

As I was driving down to San Diego on wed, I got a call from Lance around 11 pm his time in France (after climbing 18k!!). He gave me a couple of things to think about and after the call was finished... I was good to go. For the most part, Lance has been really supportive and a great symbol of hope and courage to help me keep on track. It has been priceless to have his support at this time and moment as he is bit busy with his day job. 

Tylers chemo regimen will be intensive dosing at first then the doses will be less frequent later.  He will be "in chemotherapy" for the next 3 1/2 years. There is way more to it, but I want to keep it simple.

With that said, all I know is this has been a crazy month and Jen and I are feeling beat down but still have our heads straight for the fight ahead. The greatest thing on our side that keeps me strong are our friends & family. Without the kind words and shared bits of wisdom and knowledge we are getting from everyone, we would have crashed and burned by now.

You never lose until you give up!
-Blick and Jen


Steve Blick posted a new journal entry, "2014".

Been a few months now and I thought I would do a quick check in and check out.....Tyler has been off chemo since mid-September and his body is slowly adjusting. Should ... Read more

Jenna Fowler signed Tyler's Guestbook.

Hi Tyler  My name is Jenna and I came across your page.  I look forward to your updates and following your journey.  I love lego, and love playing sports too!  I love ... Read more

Levi Leipheimer signed Tyler's Guestbook.

Thank you guys for the update, it's really awesome to hear. Here's to a great 2014!Levi & Odessa Read more

Jesse Anthony signed Tyler's Guestbook.

Such a joy to read this email, awesome to hear you guys are getting outside and doing so many fun things!  Wish you all the best and hope you have a happy and smooth ... Read more

Sean Petty signed Tyler's Guestbook.

What a fantastic update! So very glad Ty is doing well. You've all had an amazing attitude through it all, which I'm sure helped in the battle. Continued positive thoughts ... Read more

GG signed Tyler's Guestbook.

Wow!GGreat photo Tyler and thank you for the wonderfull update.So thrilled to see and hear you are feeling well.You are blessed with loving parents.  I support the "get ... Read more

Bob Haro signed Tyler's Guestbook.

Guys - thanks you for the update and continued progress with your son Tyler! Sending much love and positive thoughts your way and to Mr Tyler!Your friend - BH Read more

Sharon signed Tyler's Guestbook.

Thanks for the update.  It is awesome to hear all the positive news.  Best wishes to all of you for 2014. We'll see you soon! Read more

Gene Oberpriller signed Tyler's Guestbook.

That is great to see!Tyler, STOKED about scouting! Look forward, Go forward. and have FUN! Show Kira too.Steve , it was truly awesome to see you last month and have some ... Read more

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