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Hi, My name is Will Pogue and I was diagnosed May 20th, 2008 with Lymphoma. I am being treated by the wonderful doctors and nurses at Phoenix Children's Hospital. I have mommy and daddy and my big sister to help me get better too! Thank you for your prayers. I love you!

On May 21st, they located more bad cells in my bone marrow and changed my diagnosis to Leukemia and on May 23rd, they knew that I had a type of leukemia called ALL. They say this type is very treatable and has a high percentage remission rate. The chemo will make me tired and my tummy hurt, but it will help me get better in the end. Thank you again for your nice thoughts and prayers you have sent.

On June 26th we got the results from my bone marrow study that I have MRD. (minimal residual disease) This means I have an abnormal chromosome from my leukemia and I have to have a more intensive form of Chemo. Only about 10% of leukemia patients get MRD. My initial chemo treatment will last for 11-12 months and then 3 years of maintenance chemo after that. I got put into a high risk group of kids, but Dr. Dana believes that we have every reason to be hopeful for remission and we are going to have to fight alittle harder for it! I can do that!!! Luv to all of you who pray for me!

We moved back home to Minnesota on March 1st, 2009 to be closer to our family there.  We have loved the support that our small town community has brought to us and it feels good to be home.  I now see the doctors at the U of MN and we know we are in excellent hands! 

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Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry, "The Final Procedure!".

Yesterday Will got his port out and they let him keep it...we put it in his memory box for a keepsake.  He thought it was cool!  It was out patient and only took about ... Read more

Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry, "The Final Procedure!".

Yesterday Will got his port out and they let him keep it...we put it in his memory box for a keepsake.  He thought it was cool!  It was out patient and only took about ... Read more

Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry, "DONE!".

Will did it!  He made it to the end of his treatment!  Yesterday was his very last IV chemo treatment.  Three and a half years ago this date seemed like something we ... Read more

Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry.

We are now done with another month of treatment and only 2 more to go....EXCITED!!!  Will is already talking about everything he will be able to do when he gets his port ... Read more

Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry.

Big things happening this week for the kids.....SCHOOL IS OUT!!!  We now officially have a 1st and 5th grader on our hands.   They are very excited!  Will is playing ... Read more

Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry.

It's snowing again today and we are starting to think spring may never arrive.  We have been dreaming of warm sand, bright sun and tropical waters!!!How about you?  Read more

Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry.

Well, where to begin??? :)  Will some how picked up chicken pox along the way last week.  This led to what ended up being a relatively minor outbreak and he was on the ... Read more

Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  The kids had a wonderful time in AZ with grandma and grandpa and santa was VERY good to them this year!  Will is now well stocked with Star Wars and ... Read more

Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry.

Merry Christmas!  I know everyone has been concerned about Will and we purposefully haven't written....1-we have been busy with him and 2-we didn't want to worry everyone ... Read more

Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!WILL IS SIX!!!  Yesterday our little guy turned six and he informed us he is growing this year!  He already has, he just can't tell as well as we can. ... Read more

Jamie Pogue posted a new journal entry.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends & familynear & far !!!gobble gobble....says Will.  Read more

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