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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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September & October came and went and we all barely blinked!  How does that happen?  School is going so well for both children and they have been very busy with ... Read more

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We had a very uneventful start to the new school year.  It was cool and rainy, but that didn't damper their excitement.  Both got up before they needed to and were ... Read more

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The GOOD News...the Relay for Life was another success for us!!  We reached our goal the morning of the Relay event and then surpassed it that evening with our ... Read more

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The Relay is only 1 day away and we are in need of help! We are so far from our team goal this year, it is tough when times are tough, but remember every little bit ... Read more

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So, it's been pointed out that we haven't written in awhile and all I can say is, man we have been busy!!!  The kids have both enjoyed playing ball this summer, Athena ... Read more

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What a BUSY week!  Grandpa & grandma came from Arizona for a visit and the kids loved having them here with us. They are now officially spoiled again!  We are ... Read more

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What a week it's been here!  76 on Tuesday and now raining with a chance of snow tonight!  What?  It's May!  The kids are still battling colds, however Will developed ... Read more

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This has been a week....both the kids have come down with spring colds and we have gone thru boxes of kleenex!  Will was first and he missed 2 days of school.  Athena ... Read more

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  It hardly felt like easter for us as we sat in the sun and played in the pool.  The kids had an absolute blast on our vacation. ... Read more

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With Easter fast approaching, the kids are talking of the easter bunny, egg hunts and candy. (of course!)  Wes and I are reflecting on all that has happened, how we have ... Read more

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