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Monday, December 18, 2006

Dale's Journey

Dale is an energetic, fun-loving 8 year old boy with leukemia. Dale has been treated with chemotherapy over the last several years. He successfully entered into remission 3 times, the last remission unfortunately was very short, ending very recently. His most recent bone marrow study showed recurrence of leukemic cells. The family a week ago met with specialists at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles for consideration of treatment with investigational chemo agents. Dale unfortuanately could not enter into these studies as these protocols included a medication that Dale could not take due to an allergy.

Dale will resume the same protocol as previously used, starting this Wednesday. The doctors are attempting to accomplish another remission while awaiting a bone marrow donor match. It has been determined that Dales' best chance for a complete cure is a bone marrow transplant.
Time is of the essence. Efforts are being made through the Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M) to screen more suitable candidates.

Please keep Dale in your prayers for strength to sustain his bright spirit through this next round in his fight for a cure. Remember his family in prayer as well for their support of him.

5 comments:

cathie said...

Thank you Shari and Cory for setting up this site for updates. Please keep us updated so that the family won't be unnecessarily interrupted with calls!

millie said...

Hi Dale,
You're always in our thoughts and prayers... Can't wait to see you next week!

Much love...
Auntie Millie

emiura8888 said...

Hi Dale,
When are you going to visit us on Kauai? Tobie is waiting for you!
Cya,
Uncle Eric

Auntie Kekoa said...

Hi my special keiki kane, I am so proud of you. You are my hero. Let's go have lunch one day. Your choice. Your mom and dad and brothers can come along too.
Looking forward to seeing you. Have a great Christmas holiday.
Malama pono kou kino, Auntie Kekoa
* Mahalo no for these update.

Audrey said...

Dale,

Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. We are glad to hear your special chemo arrived! Kristen loved your Christmas card...she loved the UCLA sweatshirts! and the Bear. Take good care of yourself!


The Kiehms