Welcome to our Stemen Strong website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting and thank you for your continual prayers, good vibes, and thoughts.
On Thursday, May 4, 2017, a seemingly routine trip to the pediatrician for a Troy who just wasn't feeling that great turned into a phone call that afternoon that he has leukemia. To be specific, Troy has High Risk B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). By Thursday evening we were at Nationwide Children's Hospital and he was receiving blood and platelets. Friday afternoon he had some diagnostic testing done and a port inserted in his chest. By Friday evening he was receiving his first round of chemotherapy. The road ahead is long, but it is a journey with a good ending. He has an incredible outlook so far and a positive spirit.