Brenden’s Story

Site created on February 1, 2019

Welcome to our CaringBridge 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.

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Journal entry by Miki Butler

Happy New Year!!
We have just had the most incredible experience thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The NHL, Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators allowed us a behind the scenes look at the 2020 Winter Classic and provided great seats, plus Tower Club access, for game day. We met Carter, an adorable 3 year old battling cancer, and his amazing family. Plus too many current and former players, announcers and behind the scenes folks to mention. There are no words to describe what the past few days have been like. 
On top of all that, Brenden had his 3 month post chemo scans and continues to be NED (no evidence of disease). His hair is growing back and when he has on pants he appears to be  a “normal” 18 year old boy. His counts are not completely normal yet but are at expected levels. 
In the midst of all this craziness, Casey had surgery on her shoulder and has battled the crowds and uncomfortableness of her immobilizing sling. Please pray for her full and speedy recovery.
I am so grateful to all of you for following Brenden’s journey. We would not have survived the past year without everyone’s support, words of encouragement, food donations, visits, gifts and prayers. 
Please continue to pray for clear scans. 
Additionally, please pray and be active in finding a cure for all cancers. Since Brenden finished treatment, my family has been diagnosed with breast cancer, resulting in a double mastectomy, renal cancer and prostate cancer. We must find a cure to eliminate the suffering of patients and their loved ones. 
Here’s to a happy and HEALTHY 2020!!
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