Mason Ogle

First post: Dec 3, 2017 Latest post: Jan 23, 2018
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Mason has a love for soccer. He has played since he was 3 years old and hasn't missed a season, playing both outdoor and indoor. He chose to run Cross Country for his school thinking it would be good conditioning for soccer. This fall (2017) Mason played soccer and ran cross country. About half way through the season, he started to experience pain in his left knee.  We assumed it was "runners knee" or some other sports related injury, or even growing pains. We bought him bands, and braces. We would give him tylenol as needed. He seemed to recover when he wasn't running on it so we didn't see the need to have him checked out right away. He finally had his last tournament at the beginning of November. He hobbled on the field most of the weekend, but that didn't stop him from scoring the championship winning goal! We knew now that the season was over, we could take him to the doctor and he could have a few months break before Spring season to recover. I got him to the doctor on Tuesday that week. He did the normal range of motion tests, and he seemed fine...he just had a limp. He did an x ray and came back and told me he could see a "spot". He said it cold be a tumor or even an infection, so he ordered an MRI. Mason had his MRI Thursday night of the same week. Friday morning the doctor called and said he was certain it was a tumor, and had an appointment made with an oncologist at the Buffet Cancer Center for Monday. We were shocked, and in disbelief. We still thought it was probably benign and we could get back to normal once it was removed. Monday we met with the surgical oncologist, Wednesday he had a biopsy. While Mason was in recovery from that, the surgical oncologist confirmed he had Osteosarcoma.  We were devastated.  Mason rarely even gets a cold--how could he have cancer?? The rest of that week was a whirlwind of labs, scans, and tests. We have been told he will have 10 weeks of chemo, followed by a very extensive surgery to take out the tumor and reconstructing his leg and knee, then about 30 more weeks of chemo.  He isn't able to go to school regularly (he has only been twice since this has started). His chemo treatments are in patient, 3-5 days at a time. As you can imagine, this has totally turned Mason's life up side down. It has also effected our family. Mason has 3 siblings, and they are still adjusting and trying to understand what is happening. 
Mason is the happiest, most easy going kid. If anyone can fight this, he can! He loves God, he has so many friends and family who are willing to encourage him and pray for him. I don't always understand God's plan, but I do understand it is HIS plan. When my children were young, I would pray for them and tell God they are I truly have to trust him and totally give Mason to him, so His plans and work can be done. 
Please pray for our family. Mason's siblings need patience and understanding. They are all very close to each other.  Pray for Matt and I's marriage. We are tired ,and we have just begun! We are stressed about finances as well as splitting our time between the hospital and home.  And of course pray for Mason's healing, and strength. 
The week before we found out about Mason, this song was sang at church. I just love the words--

I don't know about tomorrow;
I just live from day to day.
I don't borrow from it's sunshine
For it's skies may turn to grey.

I don't worry o'er the future,
For I know what Jesus said.
And today I'll walk beside Him,
For He knows what is ahead.

Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand.

Every step is getting brighter
As the golden stairs I climb;
Every burden's getting lighter,
Every cloud is silver-lined.

There the sun is always shining,
There no tear will dim the eye;
At the ending of the rainbow
Where the mountains touch the sky.

Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand.

I don't know about tomorrow;
It may bring me poverty.
But the one who feeds the sparrow,
Is the one who stands by me.

And the path that is my portion
May be through the flame or flood;
But His presence goes before me
And I'm covered with His blood.

Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand...


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