Saturday, July 26, 2014

Checking in!

Today I got an incredible e-mail from a gentleman in Alabama whose grandson (also named Ben) was just diagnosed with pre-B ALL.  Ben and I called him and we had a great chat.  Apparently he read this entire blog and found it informative and inspiring, which made us feel terrific!

To anyone who is wondering how Ben is doing, the answer is GREAT!  Although he gets checked every six months, he is basically back to being a normal kid.  No more treatment, and very low risk of recurrence at this point based on how long it has been since Ben went into remission.  There are some long-term effects of having gone through chemo, but they are nothing compared to what they used to be.

Anyway, if you are visiting this blog because you or a loved one is going through treatment, we hope you find it helpful.  Everything is going to be OK, hang in there!

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