Chris Vaughan

First post: Dec 22, 2019 Latest post: Jan 10, 2020
In the first week of November 2019, Chris began having headaches and felt a bit dizzy. He was first diagnosed with Vertigo. After following doctors orders, his symptoms worsened to severe nausea the following week. Luckily, his wife, Kelly, decided to take him back to the doctor.  His doctor, who is also a family friend, knew it had to be bad if Chris was missing prime deer hunting time due to this pain. He ordered a CT scan and after the scan, his symptoms made more sense. The doctor found a tumor in his cerebellum- this part of the brain controls balance and fine motor skills. They found the tumor on November 15th and had it biopsied on November 25th. After the biopsy, they confirmed that the tumor was cancerous, specifically Primary CNS Lymphoma (Non-Hodgkins). They did many scans following this to ensure that this was the primary spot. Many, many prayers over the next few days and our prayers were answered in that it is a primary spot and the cancer had not spread. 

His treatment plan is to have four chemotherapy treatments- each of which is inpatient and is scheduled to be 21 days after the beginning of the last. 

Chris has the absolute best caregiver in his wife, Kelly. If you know her, you know she puts everyone before herself and doesn't rest easy until those that she loves are happy. This diagnosis and treatment plan has come quick. Kelly's family, friends, and teammates at Blue Cross have helped tremendously while she makes Chris a priority, but I thought it best to make this site to keep everyone in the know and to be a place where she can reach out for help where she needs it. 

Chris isn't going to beat this alone & Kelly isn't either! Your prayers mean more than you know. 

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