Thursday, July 9, 2009

Race for a cure

My daughter and her husband are trying to raise enough money to participate in a marathon for leukemia and lymphoma, which will be held in San Francisco this October. My husband (Fran) is in remission since his lymphoma diagnosis in Febuary of 2007. Luckily he felt a lump on his inner thigh while drying off after a shower. Did you even know you have lymph nodes there? After an antibiotic didn't reduce the size, he had a biopsy done. The doctors were amazed that he had felt it and after cat scans, a bone marrow test, blood work, and treatement they feel it was contained in just one lymph node. We were fortunate to find it early because he had no symptoms. He still has to do cat scans and blood work but everything looks good.

If you would like to donate to the Leukemia/Lymphoma fund to help Brad and Missy reach their goal and be able to participate in the marathon this October you can go here Thank you to those who are able to donate. For those who are unable, please pray for a cure.


Cynthia said...

I am SO glad he found it! Wow. It sounds like his long term prognosis is very good.

I wish everyone the best!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow he was lucky. But so was I .Most people wait to late when they think something is wrong.
Thank you for the prayers hon.