Shane Allen Burton

First post: Feb 12, 2018 Latest post: Aug 31, 2020
February 9th of 2018, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Esophageal Cancer.  That means it had penetrated the wall of muscle of my esophagus and spread to one lymph node.  I went through 6 rounds of chemo and 28 rounds of radiation, followed by an 8 week break, and then surgery (esophagectomy). 

Team Rage was amazing. Your prayers, support, encouragement, good jokes, donuts, and service to me and my family were incredible!  June 8th, 2018 I was declared cancer free. There was no evidence of disease. 

And so I began to do scans/checkups every 6 months. 

Until recently. The Beast came back. With a vengeance. It is in the fluid surrounding my lungs and vital organs. And I’m told it’s not beatable. 

It’s not spread beyond there...nothing distal. Just in the fluid and there is one spot on my liver. I had my port placed last week, and I begin chemo on Wednesday. I qualify as well for at least one kind of immunotherapy. With these things in place, we could be talking about years rather than months. And who knows?  Maybe research makes some major breakthroughs in that time...and there’s always miracles. 

Either way...I’m doing my best to LIVE each day in ALL CAPS, along with my Love, Dani, and all our amazing kids! 

 Herein I will share my story...attempt to stay positive and stand on the promises that God can do exceedingly abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine. 

We will overcome. We will do our best to beat this thing.  For we are TeamRage.  Together, with all our positivity, we will rage, rage, against the dying of the light!

And remember...I love you all. 

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