Jeff Christenson

First post: Dec 19, 2018 Latest post: Feb 25, 2021
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In December 2018, Jeff was diagnosed with leukemia. At first we weren't sure about what type of leukemia Jeff had, and there it was a possibility that he may have lymphoma.  This news came after Jeff began complaining of difficulty swallowing . After an ENT ordered a CT scan, a mass was revealed under Jeff's breastbone, below his Adam's apple. We went to Mayo for blood tests and a PET scan.  The blood work suggested Leukemia.  After a consultation with Hematology at Mayo we have made the decision to pursue Jeff's care at the U of MN, so Jeff could be close to home and family.

Jeff was admitted to the U of M, working with a team that specializes in acute Leukemia.   Jeff had a bone marrow biopsy and genetic testing to determine  the treatment plan.  Jeff spent nearly 60 days doing induction chemo, was in and out of the hospital and had a stem cell transplant in April 2019.  He passed his one year transplant milestone in April. We have learned this week (Dec. 9) that his leukemia has relapsed and we are now dealing with a new set of challenges. 

Please pray for Jeff so that he has complete and total healing.  We have been asking God for his guidance on Jeff's journey and we have faith that HE will see us through this.

Thank you for your love and support.