Welcome to Mitch’s CaringBridge page. We are using this source to keep family and friends updated on his journey. We will be updating this site with all new information so please check here whenever you have questions.
Cards and words of encouragement can be sent to:
Mitch Kitter c/o Robin Curtis
9217 25th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106
On December 7th we heard the gut-wrenching words “you have Leukemia” Mitch traveled via medevac to Seattle, to have additional testing at University of Washington Medical Center. They have confirmed the diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia given at Providence. He has a trial ahead of him, but anyone that has met Mitch knows that "quitting" is NOT in his vocabulary and "strong" IS in his vocabulary! He will be in Seattle for the next 7-8 months. Shalem will be by his side, when not able to be there physically certainly will be present emotionally. The team of leukemia specialist are some of the best in the country and will use cutting edge treatments and procedures to cure Mitch of this terrible disease.
Mitch’s mother and Jen will be tagging in and out with Shalem over the coming months, to see that he always has company. We have received many requests for visits, for which we are very grateful. We will establish a calendar, once we understand what Mitch’s immune system is able to handle. The calendar will allow for traffic flow and planning. Stay tuned. Please know your visits are very much appreciated and will be of great support to Mitch, Shalem and family.
Once Mitch has completed chemo his next challenge will be locating a bone marrow match. The course of chemo will destroy Mitch’s, requiring him to have a transplant. The technology of donated bone marrow has improved dramatically in recent years. If you are interested in this vital donation, please visit http://www.bethematch.org/join
to order your swab kit for placement on the national registry.
Thank you all for the continuous love and support you have shown already.