Caleb Barney

First post: Nov 7, 2016 Latest post: Oct 3, 2022
Caleb’s story began with a miracle and I believe will end with one as well.  He had been up at Andrews University for about a little over a month for his Freshman year, when he thought he injured his right leg by jumping off his loft bed in his dorm room.  He limped around and was in some pain for about 5 days when we told him to go to the local Emergency Room to rule out a blood clot.  On September 24, 2016, a Saturday night, my son who never listens about these things went to the ER to have his leg looked at.  The ER team did an ultrasound to rule out any clotting but found nothing so decided to do an x-ray since he did have pain and swelling, this is when they discovered a mass on the bone of his calf.  The Dr. called us at 12:30 am on Sept. 25 to tell us it was possibly cancer and in that moment, our whole world changed.  We headed up to Andrews the next day to begin this journey.  The miraculous part of this is that the pain he was experiencing lasted for maybe another 3 days after we arrived and hasn’t returned yet.  If he had waited even one more day, he probably wouldn’t have called us about the pain and we still wouldn’t know that he even had this going on.  God is good, Ewings Sarcoma is staged differently than some other cancers, it is only localized or metastasized.  We thank God every day that we found this in time and he has been diagnosed with Localized Ewings Sarcoma, our outcome could be so much worse.  There is no doubt that our journey will be filled with struggles but we have each other, our friends and most importantly God!  We will not lose faith in Him and His goodness. Thank you for your support and prayers!

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