Mar 18, 2018 Latest post:
Jul 22, 2021
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. As we move forward and adjust to how this is affecting our lives a second time, we will post needs for meals, transportation, errands, etc. on this site in the "planner" section as well. Thank you for caring about us and visiting!
I was originally diagnosed with Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma in March of 2018, and I was fortunate to achieve a remission after four weekly rounds of Rituxan. It sounds simple written here, but it wasn't because so much was unknown as we lived through it. Fast forward three years, and the lymphoma has woken back up and presents as Nodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma. I started a Rituxan/chemo treatment regimen in May of 2021, and I will continue with 3 days of treatment per month for 6 months--through October.
I have been married for almost 25 years (June 15th) to Kerry Van Voorhis, and we have two children: Emery (17) and Dean (15) and our 11-year-old dog who we treat like our third child, Pippen. We are Christians, heavily relying on our faith to take this journey one day at a time. We are hopeful that with prayer, support from our community, good counsel from doctors, and making some changes in our lives, that we will come through this healthier and stronger yet again!