On December 13, 2019, Solomon was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare cancer that disproportionately strikes adolescent boys. From that moment forward, Solomon has been waging a daily battle against this terrible disease, a battle that unfortunately afflicts far too many families but one that Solomon has waged each day with grace, humor, and uncommon resilience.
So far, this battle has involved moving through the initial shock of his diagnosis, undergoing extensive surgery, and placing on hold school and basketball--his two great loves. He has spent several weeks recovering from surgery at Dell Children's Medical Center where he has received excellent medical care and made lasting friendships. As of today and going forward over the next several months, the battle will involve multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation both here at home in Austin, TX and in Houston at MD Anderson.
We have every confidence that Solomon will prevail in his fight with cancer: partly because we know that Solomon is a natural-born fighter with an indomitable spirit; partly because we know that Solomon is held close within overlapping communities of love and support; but mostly because our faith tells us that a merciful, loving, and just God is ultimately in control of events.
We are so grateful for friends and family who have been holding us in the light from the very beginning of this journey. We will periodically update here to keep you abreast of the progress of our journey.