First of all thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers over the last year. We have decided to create a blog to have an outlet for anyone who is interested in updates on Lances condition a place to come and be informed. The title of the blog "A future and a hope" comes from Jeremiah 29:11, which is a verse that has given our family alot of comfort through these challenging times. Because as my Dad has said, no matter what happens we have already won! I would encourage you to pass on the location of this site to anyone that you may believe would be interested in updates. -Justin

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Early Christmas Present

Hi everyone! Happy late Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and soon to be Happy New Year! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by! It has been a year of a lot of ups and downs for our family, but as we get closer to the day that we celebrate the birth of our savior we were given the best Christmas present that we could have ever imagined. Last Friday, Dad went to Iowa City to get a bone marrow biopsy done, and after what seemed like a lifetime of waiting, the doctor finally called us back with the results. It was the best news that we could have heard. NO CANCER! After a little scare earlier this year with some cancer cells found in one blood test we are so relieved and so thankful, and to say we are just a little excited would be an understatement! We once again have been so blessed!

It seems just like yesterday that Dad was laying in the hospital having his transplant, but as of the 30th it has been two years now! He has come such a long ways in these two years and the results of this biopsy were the icing on top of the cake! I remember two years ago when Dad was going into transplant he wondered if he would ever make it out to be able to watch Gavin at his football games and swim meets, but two years later here we are. He sat through every one of Gavin’s football games this year, cheering him on louder than anyone else! And later today not only will he get to see Gavin swim, but also Helen and Evie! I will never cease to amaze me what a wonderful God we have!

So, I guess I’ll end here. Thank you again everyone for all your thoughts and prayers! Have a very Merry Christmas!



  1. That is amazing, wonderful news!!

  2. Wow! That is such wonderful, awesome news!!!