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April
26
2019

April 26, 2019

"If you have your health, you have everything," the old saying goes.

And if we accept that saying as true, then it must be said that Chance has everything ... and more. A clean bill of health, plans to attend UC Santa Barbara in the fall and even a return to the baseball mound. (See photo.)

So this, we hope, will be the last post to this site.

We remain eternally grateful to everyone for all the big and little things you all did for Chance and for our family.

#ChanceStrong forever.

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April
14
2019

April 14, 2019

Thank you to the San Francisco Giants baseball club for the amazing "Get Back on the Field Soon" package addressed to Chance. It included (among other things) an autographed photo of future HoF manager Bruce Bochy, a couple of bobbleheads, Buster Posey socks, two caps, a backpack and a photo of former Giants pitcher and TV announcer Mike Krukow with a #ChanceStrong sign. Perhaps the nicest thing in the box was the personal letter to Chance from Giants community relations coordinator Tess Oliphant. Very classy.

April
1
2019

March 31, 2019

Great seeing more #ChanceStrong gear out and about. (See photos.)

Last week, Chance’s doctors cleared him for all activity with no restrictions beginning April 8 ... and we’re all enjoying a return to some semblance of normalcy in everyday life. Thank you again to everyone who has been checking in.

March
24
2019

March 24, 2019

Special thanks to Tom’s colleague at work and friend and fellow UCSB grad Pam Burrill for the sports-themed pillow cases (and Gaucho hats) for both Chance and Annika. Gauchos forever!

Also, to all who ordered #ChanceStrong T-shirts but haven’t sent in a photo yet ... please do so at your earliest convenience. Don’t tell Chance, but we’re going to make a scrapbook feat. all your smiling faces so Chance will have a tangible record of how much love this world contains for him. You can text or email pics to Tom at:

therealtomnelson@gmail.com

As far as updates go, let me sneak this in here:  Chance has attended school for the last two weeks and has a few doctor follow-ups in the coming weeks. Amazingly, you wouldn’t even know anything happened to him. #ChanceStrong
March
19
2019

March 18, 2019

Hi: So the latest update is that Chance is being amazingly #ChanceStrong and doing great. He returned to school last week. He is doing so well, that Tom returned to a full work schedule today, only to find a surprise: the student yerds (yearbook nerds) whom he advises decked out in some special tshirts. See photo.

March
13
2019

March 13, 2019

The strength is contagious!

March
13
2019

March 13, 2019

More strength.
March
12
2019

March 12, 2019

More people feeling #ChanceStrong today.