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Friday, April 1, 2011

Leukemia Free

 

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.

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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.

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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.

               

27 comments:

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

That is great news,I'm so happy to hear good news like that.I know he has been thru so much and will say a prayer of thanks.

Carol K said...

This is the best possible news and just makes my day. Thank you so much for the update. Praise God and way to go, Hunter!

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

That is just super.
What a lad he must be to put up with all those treatments, and still have that great grin!
Happy Trails, Penny, TX.

Sue and Doug said...

that is utterly the best news ever!!..way to go, Hunter!!

Jim and Sandie said...

Wonderful news. The courage of the young is so amazing. Lots of lessons we can learn from them.

Donna K said...

What wonderful news! Nothing scarier than a sick child and nothing more wonderful than a full recovery. God Bless.

Cindy said...

Praise God for His healing hands on Hunter!!I know your hearts are happy.We will still keep in on our prayers list.

Great news....Cindy and Walker

Judy and Emma said...

I am so happy for Hunter. May he live long and prosper...

Karen and Al said...

I'm so glad to hear the good news on Hunter. Poor little guy, really had to go through a lot. Thankfully his sister was able to help him. She is to be commended too for her part in his recovery!

Margie and Roger said...

What wonderful news! So glad to hear that Hunter has done so well with all those treatments. The treatments are rough, but it certainly was worth it - go Hunter!

Merikay said...

Wonderful. Modern medicine may not be perfect, but sometimes it works.

Mike and Peggy Evringham said...

Now that makes an otherwise yucky day much, much brighter!!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

God is truly Great, and what more can be said about a sisters love for her brother.This is such wonderful news, that it would make anyone's day complete, we are so happy for all of you. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

pidge said...

Thank God. What a relief for the whole family..

Mike McFall said...

Praise the Lord!! So glad to hear such good news!!
My son Scott's older brother was a perfect match also. The transplant went well and he made it to the 99TH day and the Cancer returnd and he had to go on more Chemo. That was more than his body could stand, he had fought for 10 months and was wore out... His body suddenly shut down and he was gone`... Scott was 47,,,, Hunter's young age will help him. He has been through a lot,,,I think he will be fine. My prayers are with him!!!

Dennis and Donna said...

Fabulous news today!!! May Hunter live long and do great things with this great life God has given him.

Gin and Syl said...

Wonderful news!! What a lovely smile too.
Syl

John and Ellen said...

We Praise God for Hunter’s successful recovery! Hopefully Hunter can be a 7 year old boy again and put all of the past turmoil behind him. He is very fortunate to have such a caring and loving family!

John
relaxedrush.blogspot.com

Kevin and Ruth said...

So happy to hear that about Hunter's recovery. I hope that he is able to continue to be cancer free and able to enjoy many, many years of normal life.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Rick and Paulette said...

Great news! Way to go Hunter!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That is so great! We have a friend in our camping club that has two grandchildren going thru the same thing. It has been so difficult for all them. I can only hope and pray that they have as good a result.

Randy and Terry said...

What fabulous news!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Praise the Lord!!

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

Makes our heart feel all warm and fuzzy. Absolutely love hearing happily ever after news!

JOJO said...

What wonderful news. Hunter sounds like a real trooper. May he live a long and healthy life.

John and Carol said...

Great, great news! This just makes my heart sing. Thanks to Ronin's gift, great medical care, and lots of prayers Hunter is on the road to recovery. We wish you all the best.

Brooke (Siayla) said...

Thankfully medicine can work miracles. That is wonderful news and I can relate whole-heartedly as my brother went through a very similar course this fall. He was diagnosed with lymphatic leukemia and it was riddled throughout his whole body and when diagnosed wasn't expected to make it out of emergency. Amazingly with treatment he is now cancer free too. Your news is even more amazing as Hunter is so young...thankfully he will get to enjoy many more birthdays so HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUNTER!!!

Wayne and Roberta said...

Fabulous news about Hunter, may God watch over him and allow him to lead a long and happy life.

Your remodel to your new home looks wonderful.