Lance’s Story

Site created on September 3, 2014

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

As some of you already know, our 13 year old son (Lance White) has been diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on the morning of September 2, 2014. This was a complete and total shock and we are still trying to wrap our heads around what is happening in our lives right now and to prepare for the future. We are functioning day to day right now, and are not able to go much farther than that. It is all very overwhelming for everyone involved, and we are all trying to cope in the very best way we can, so please bear with us on our journey.  

We appreciate your prayers, positive thoughts and look forward to comments and our Guestbook visitors here. We should probably also add that nothing we say here is a secret, and our opinion is that the more folks who know, the more folks who'll pray, which is very, very, welcome. 

I will forewarn you that many, if not all, the following posts have very little emotion and a lot of info you may or may not be interested in.  Please know we will post as we can and try not to deluge everyone with numbers and factoids, but focus on how our son and family is doing. For now, this is best we can do.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Steve White

Yesterday Lance had his last appointment with his primary oncologist of the past 5 years and 2 months, Dr. Neff. Lance's primary team of Dr. Neff, RN - Holly Kubaney, Nurse - Dina Grayson were all there as was Dr. Patel - who's been a big part of Lance's life as well. These folks are part of our extended family.

5 Years. 2 Months. Diagnosed at 13. Last appointment at age 19.

Time to move on.

Lance's #s were all good. He's still not back to his weight he was at age 13. His recent echo cardiogram was good (taken because two chemo drugs Lance took can damage the heart).

Just wanted to say "thank you" to all those who spent time following, praying, sending positive vibes Lance's way. It surely helped.
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