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Jan 8, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.
David had been cancer free since November 2013. He was right in the middle of thoroughly enjoying life until the middle November of 2016. His lower back started hurting really bad and when he started running a fever with it (because of his history) his doctor directed him to the nearest emergency room. The next day he was transferred to Siteman Cancer Center and within a week (after a PET scan, bone marrow biopsy and other various tests) he was diagnosed with Aggressive Stage 4 Lymphoma throughout his bone marrow (different cancer than he had before and thankfully this one had an established treatment protocol). He started getting in-patient chemotherapy treatments immediately and has spent weeks at a time in the hospital over the last few months. Not only is the double vision he was experiencing from the inflammation of the cancer gone, he has since been tested twice for cancer and both times the tests have revealed he is once again cancer free!!! However, the treatments were so harsh on his bone marrow that it is not producing the adequate white and red blood cells or platelets that he needs in order to survive long term. Therefore, he is now in the process of getting a bone marrow transplant. This is also the best chance for a cure of the cancer not returning. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and support during this time. We truly cannot imagine doing this without you.
The last year has been an incredible journey. David was given three months to live at best when diagnosed with a rare cancer that deposited tumors in his liver and spleen. As he held onto hope and prayers he was also saying his goodbyes because the outcome from a physical standpoint looked like he would be leaving us to meet the Lord.But one year later he is alive and getting better everyday. We have learned that no matter what the doctors say, no matter what things look like in the physical, anything is possible with God! Prayer changes things.Thank you prayer warriors and believers and to everyone who has hung in there with us and supported us! Thank you God!