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Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Dean's journey as he courageously battles Leukemia. Thanks for stopping by!
Dean is currently eight years old and is an upcoming 2nd grader at Nickajack Elementary School. He is a precocious, humorous and brave kid and loves spending most of his time "playing ipad", doing puzzles, or building towers with blocks. He is one of the most awesome kids that we know and has always taken the vast challenges thrown at him during his eight years in stride.
Medically, Dean is special because he was born with a very small, and very rare, genetic deletion on his 15th chromosome. For the past six years this has caused him to have nearly daily seizures and overall developmental delays. On June 28, 2016, a new diagnosis was added...Leukemia (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL). This page will follow his journey through treatment (a three year process). Thanks again caring enough to stop by!!!