Jan 16, 2019 Latest post:
Apr 19, 2021
Our journey began with a trip to Urgent Care and ended up with an ambulance ride from Midland to Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. After many tests and major surgery to remove a softball-sized tumor from his jaw, Deacon was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer.
Deacon’s journey to health is going to be longer and much more intensive than we expected and we are ready to fight and overcome this hurdle. Chemotherapy treatments will begin January 17, 2019, and Deacon’s ability to attend school with his friends will be on a hiatus for the remainder of his 7th-grade year at Bullock Creek Middle School. He loves to play sports, basketball, and football with his friends and is setting goals to get back to rock climbing at summer camp.
Deacon has been incredibly brave throughout this ordeal and provides unbelievable strength to his family with his fighting spirit. We have an incredible team of expert doctors and medical staff to join us on our journey to health. This page is dedicated to Deacon as a way to provide updates on his progress to our support system of family, friends, and church lifting us up as we begin this fight.