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Monday -- April 13, 2020

Great news to share today!  Elise met with her doctor this morning at Mayo to review the results of her bone marrow biopsy - LEUKEMIA FREE!!  This is obviously fantastic news and the ideal outcome of the stem cell transplant process and we are overjoyed.  Sarah's bone marrow is kicking some serious tail!  She still has some hurdles/challenges to deal with in the coming weeks, but those pale in comparison to the the alternative outcome.

I just want to share my continued amazement of Elise's fight, spirit, and attitude!  As I told everyone in October, Elise is tough and resilient and if anyone can overcome it it'd be her!  So proud of my wife!!   I am also so thankful for the support from everyone during this journey - we never felt alone and knew we had an army of folks praying for her!  Special thank you to Tim and Lynn who have been absolutely incredible in their generosity and unwavering support!

She will stay in up at her folks through May at least, thanks COVID-19, but we will be looking to throw a party once she can come back to Tucson and it's safe to interact again. 

God is good all the time! 

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  • Fritz Oppenlander : Wonderful news! Elise, home in Tucson at this time?
  • Louise Christians : I am exuberant! So wonderful to have this news at this time of so much turmoil all around us. So happy for all of you and keep the faith!
  • Fritz Oppenlander : Thanks Nathan for sharing the exciting news !! Brst news of my day and difficult To beat for this week. Elise, I doubt anyone who knows you would have doubted your resolve,energy and determination to whip this challenge. Way to go !!!
  • Darek Dowsett : Unbelievable news! I got a little choked up reading this:) I am so happy for you guys!
  • Kara Belt : CONGRATULATIONS!!! I AM SO FAR BEYOND HAPPY ANS EXCITED FOR YOU ELISE!!! YOU ARE FAR FAR ABOVE A CHAMPION! YOU ARE ANGELIC AND A TRUE GOD-SEND! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMILY AS WELL!!! Wow! I am left with no words. My heart mind body and soul are so happy for you!!! You are always in my heart thoughts and prayers!! Take care!!!
  • Judy Lindholm : Such good news! It has been a long journey and it must feel good to see the end in sight. Hallelujah!
  • deb vogel : Yes God is good. This is incredible news
  • Christy Johnson : All The Time, God is Good!💕💕💕 Jim..
  • Julie Mooney : Best News Ever!!! So happy for all of you. What a fabulous blessing. God is good.
  • Latisha Smith : This is AMAZING news, Elise and Nathan!!! So wonderful to hear!!!
  • Shaun Hull : woo hoo!!! So happy for you guys!! You guys are an inspiration!!!
  • Natalie Cherry : Best news ever!!!