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Posted 2016-10-12T03:25:13Z

October 11, 2016

The past week has been quite tough. After complications last week with the second clinical study, Shawn's treatment plan was changed to dose with just the targeting drug portion of the study. After just four daily doses, however, further complications from the lymphoma have occurred in his kidneys, stomach, and intestines, haulting treatment for the cancer. Shawn was admitted to the ICU at Huntington's St. Mary's yesterday and was treated for symptoms while tests were run. While our medical teams worked so vigilantly over the last fourteen months, we made a difficult decision today to stop aggressive treatment and proceed with comfort care. We truly feel blessed to have so many members of our family, friends, coworkers, and comforting medical staff surrounding us with prayers, love, and kindness. The children and I are so thankful to have enjoyed our life with such a caring, humorous, brilliant and delightful husband and father. He has touched many, many lives with his gentle and generous character. His faith in our Lord God and Jesus Christ has been unwavering. He has set the ultimate example of faithfulness, morality, and honesty of which I am so proud and will carry on through our children. May God bless each and every one of you for supporting us on this journey. 

Love, Sarah

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Comments (4)

  • JoAnn Smith
    JoAnn Smith

    Oh Heavens!!! I am sooooo very sorry it has come to this!!! I have been and will continue prayers for Shawn, you, and your entire family!!!! May God's Peace bring comfort to all of you!!!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Nancy Tresch-Reneau
    Nancy Tresch-Reneau

    We both love you guys so much. sarah, remember, during the day, I am just down 3rd avenue on Marshall's campus, so if you need anything, just let me know!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Kelli Beaumont
    Kelli Beaumont

    I've been thinking of you guys often and will continue to pray for everyone.

    3 years ago · Reply
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