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May 20, 2009

If those of you who read here would do something for me I would be so grateful.

My little bro (step-bro) J….. (I say “little but hes 25) has just found out that he’s got a form of leukemia in the bone marrow.  He’s already begun chemo and they are doing more testing.

Keep him in your thoughts/prayers please.  He’s such an amazing person and it will be very difficult for him to all of a sudden be so limited in what he can do.

Please, thoughts and prayers for the best of a very bad situation.

Updated to add: the type of cancer he has is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia….

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2009 6:08 pm

    I am so incredibly sorry, sweetie. My thoughts are with your whole family right now.

  2. May 20, 2009 6:27 pm

    My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with this. (((HUGS)))

  3. Kate permalink
    May 20, 2009 8:07 pm

    My thoughts are with you. So sorry to hear.

  4. Bree permalink
    May 20, 2009 9:07 pm

    My thoughts are with you and your family. What a scary time for all of you!

    I happen to work for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and would love to share some resources with you. One especially powerful resource is the First Connection program. First Connection volunteers are either survivors (of parents of survivors) who have “been there” and can offer a supportive ear and some very practical advice. Learn more here. Another good place to start is
    The Information Resource Center (IRC) provides accurate, up-to-date disease and treatment information. Information specialists are master’s level social workers and health educators. Their number is (800) 955-4572.

    I hope this doesn’t read like an advertisement! Whenever I know that someone is newly diagnosed, I hope that they can get lots of support, answers and resources early. Just as I’ve learned in the ALI community, feeling supported is almost as crucial as getting good medical care.

    I’ll be thinking about your brother and your family.

  5. May 21, 2009 2:59 am

    I am SO sorry luv!!! If there is ANYTHING I can do, please do not hesitate to ask!

  6. May 22, 2009 6:15 pm

    Here from L&F. I am very sorry about your brother’s diagnosis. Unfortunately I have first hand experience with a family member with leukemia. My mom had AML. From what I know about the chronic form, his chances of survival are quite high. My prayers are with him and you during his treatment.

  7. May 24, 2009 6:34 am

    So sorry. 😦 Lots of good thoughts and love.

  8. May 25, 2009 8:10 pm

    oh no! I am so sorry 😦 I will keep him and your family in my prayers!

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