As some of you know, Mike’s brother’s grandson, Hunter Jones was diagnosed with leukemia in August of 2010. Hunter was 6 years old at that time. His type of leukemia (PRE-Ball) was serious and placed him in a lower margin of survival. He began the horrible ritual of tests, chemo and radiation that would eventually lead him to a bone marrow transplant. I can only imagine how painful and scary all those trips to Vanderbilt were to him.
It was discovered that his sister, Ronin, was a perfect match and so he was scheduled for a bone marrow transplant November 23rd. Once the transplant was done there was the 100 days of waiting. Waiting….waiting! We found out recently that Hunter has 100% of his sister’s bone marrow. He is leukemia free!!!! What a blessing.
On March 10th Hunter celebrated his 7th birthday and now looks forward to many many more happy birthdays. He now goes to the hospital every other week and each day he is returning to his “normal” routine as a seven year old.
The pic of Hunter is on his birthday and he is still puffed from all the steroids he was given to assist in his recovery.
Thanks to all of you for your concern and prayers during this horrible ordeal. So much for such a young fellow to go through but Hunter has done well and is still smiling and looking forward to a happy childhood.