Lance’s Story

Site created on June 20, 2019

Welcome to Lance's CaringBridge website. We are using this site as a means to keep family and friends updated, in one place. Thank you for visiting. Our family has received an outpouring of love from so many. Words will never be able to express how much it means to us. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.

Several of you have reached out for information on how to provide a monetary donation to Lance, THANK YOU! We have decided to have all monetary donations sent via PayPal ( or by check to Financial Edge Community Credit Union (Payable to: Lance McIver, Memo line: NHL Benefit).

Lance's Address: 833 South Pine Road, Bay City, MI 48708

Financial Edge Community Credit Union: 1199 South Euclid Avenue, Bay City, MI 48706

Newest Update

Journal entry by Dana Schwandt

Today Pat, Lance and I traveled to U of M for Lances mediastinoscopy outpatient surgery. We got here at 9 this morning, Lance was taken back as soon as he was checked in. His pre-op took alittle over 2 hours, and his surgery was just under 2 hours. We met with Lances Thoratic surgeon, Doctor Wakeam, before and after his surgery and made sure to ask some questions. 

Surgery went well. Doctor mentioned he took out 11 lymph nodules on both left and right side of his chest cavity. Some enlarged, and some not. All tissue is being sent to Pathology and we should have results soon with a follow up with Dr. Phillips, Lances Oncologist. Lances incision is close to 2 1/2 inches which is pretty much located at the center of his collarbone. He’s in some pain and his throat is kind of horse from his breathing tube being inserted, and the camera that was down his throat to see inside his lungs. 

As for now, we’re on the way home. Lance is napping, and I’m able to ride shotgun on this trip thanks to Pat. Thanks for all your continued prayers for Lance. 💚 

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