On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Nate was diagnosed with High Risk- B- Cell -Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
The Lord comforted us each day, but following several months of chemotherapy, Nathan's cancer still had not gone into full remission. His hemoc team realized that his unique situation required a unique solution. They felt Nate could tolerate the Car-T cell transplant because of his body's resilience & strength throughout chemotherapy.
On Monday, October 14, 2019, Nate was the first ever "pediatric" patient at Rochester's Mayo Clinic to receive the Car-T cells, which allowed Nate's body to go into full remission. The Lord's mercies are new every morning. We are so grateful for friends and family following his journey in prayer and thanksgiving.
BACK TO THE VALLEY OF SUFFERINGS... The Lord was so merciful to give us 2 years of mountain top living. Unfortunately we are back in the fellowship of suffering, but grateful to grow closer to the Saviour through it all.
On Thursday, January 13, 2022 some unusual flags were seen in Nate's routine bloodwork. Because the cancer has returned, a vigorous course of chemo will be used to get it into remission with the hopes of moving to a bone marrow transplant. We covet your prayers for this humble, kind, generous boy. I am asking God that it is a prayer investment you will never regret. He brings us great joy and he is dad's best friend.
This kid has NEVER COMPLAINED once about his plight, but walks through it valiantly. Yes, he has good days and bad days, but he is a fighter. HE IS OUR HERO!!!