A Little Taste of Normal

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Eighth grade (Fall 2015) for Harrison was rather uneventful. Each month he made a trip to the pediatric oncology clinic at the hospital to give a sample off blood. It was a drag, to be sure, but compared to monthly chemo infusions, daily chemo pills, and every-third month spinal taps for chemo, this was nothing. He did miss school every … Read More

End of Treatment

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When Harrison was first diagnosed with leukemia in December of 2011, doctors told us his treatment would last three and a half years. That seemed like an eternity. We never imagined reaching the end of that terrible journey. He was in fourth grade at diagnosis, and would be finishing seventh grade at the end of treatment. Remarkably, that day finally … Read More

Catching Up

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I haven’t posted here in years. But that doesn’t mean nothing of significance has happened. In fact, more has happened since I stopped writing Harrison’s childhood cancer story than before. Beginning next week I am going to re-write the last four years of Harrison’s grueling journey fighting cancer and its horrible side effects. If you have not yet read Harrison’s … Read More