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Jack Bryant

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Khalil Gibran

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9 months post treatment and counting...

It's been a long time since we posted and it feels great to get some distance from cancer.  No news is fantastic news. Jack has bounced back like an absolute champ, again. The hair has grown back and finally lost some of the post-chemo curl (summer swim team won't recognize this Shaggy DA).  Jack had the opportunity to play another season of basketball at Garfield HS and is geared up for baseball season if the rain ever stops.  Currently he is studying for AP exams which is a lot more pleasant than prepping for surgery & chemo.  Yes, life in perspective.  Jack looks forward to finishing the school year, playing an entire baseball season and reaching his 16th birthday without a single trip to Children's Hospital.  You know, being a regular, healthy kid.  

This time last year Jack participated in the Big Climb after just being told that his cancer had returned.  This year he will climb knowing that he's beat cancer (and hopefully beat his boastful brother up 69 floors as well).

If you feel so inclined/generous, please consider supporting Jack and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) - CLICK HERE.   LLS is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  We relied on LLS when Jack's cancer returned to put us in touch with doctors nationally for 2nd, 3rd and even 4th opinions.  You see, there was only one case in the US that was similar to Jack's.  Research and resources are key!

As always we love and appreciate all our friends and family for the unconditional support (and delicious dinners) we've received over the past couple years.  THANK YOU!  We plan to remain low key until Jack's sweet 16, and next celebratory scans.  Wishing you all much peace and happiness.