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Posted 2015-05-14T18:29:00Z

Still hangin' loose

Not a whole lot has changed since my last update, Hayden is still doing great, he's had a two-week break these last two weeks from any chemo or treatment and continues to gain weight, attend school regularly and remain active as ever. his doctor has continued his chemo at 75% of normal dosage due to the neuropathy he is experiencing in his legs and feet. I've continued stretching his legs as often as possible to fight the effects of the neuropathy in the hopes that in the end he will regain complete function and flexibility. There is been no promise that this will be the case, but we continue to pray he will have a complete recovery without a need for surgery for him to remain walking correctly. His spirits remain high as usual he has never complained, this has been an eye-opening experience to see such a young boy achieve such amazing feats during such a physically demanding treatment schedule. I'm so proud of him, and he again has become my inspiration in life to fight the odds, never give up and to never let anyone tell you you're not capable of achieving your dreams and aspirations today and moving forward into the future. We are continually blessed by YOU who are reading this.... Thank you for your support, love and encouragement for Hayden and the family through this process. Our June fundraiser date has been moved to October 11, 2015 and will now be held by our gracious hosts/coordinators Patty Malone and Jeanette larkin at their restaurant and bar "Malones" in Scott's valley. This will not only be a fundraiser, but also a celebration of life and completion of 43 weeks of ongoing chemo treatment for Hayden since he is scheduled to be done with that part in August of this year! Follow up trestment and scans will continue for the next few years to assure his cancer has gone into remission and remains as such. June 27th there will still be a fundraiser horse shoe tourney, and if you are interested please contact us through FB, text or email for more info. This event will be planned and put on by Tucker Sanden and friends. Thank you ALL again for your prayers, love and support. Most recent shot of Hayden above at the iconic and historical buena vista skate pool... Dreaming of the day he will shred these walls! Written by Nate, With love and thanks from the family as a whole. Praise the Lord!

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Comments (3)

  • Andrea Skonovd
    Andrea Skonovd

    Hayden, you are such an awesome kid! Can't wait to celebrate with you in August. Hang in there buddy!

    8 years ago · Reply
  • Marie Waltrip
    Marie Waltrip

    Hayden continues to be an AMAZING kid, such a strong resilient spirit! Keeping him and all of you in my prayers and daily thoughts. One foot in front of the other and before you know it, it will be behind you with only sunshine days in front of you. Healing hugs and love coming your way from me, Marie Marler Waltrip

    8 years ago · Reply
  • Shalene

    Love you all, thanks for the beautifully written update. Thinking of Hayden's strength and grace constantly. Thank you Hayden for sharing your bravery with all your friends. We love you buddy!!

    8 years ago · Reply