This Week's addition of
Cooking with Hayden
has been postponed until later this week!
It's been a crazy busy around our house the past few days.
Thank you for understanding!
|I don't think he was the least bit excited to be making brownies.|
What do you think? :)
|Hayden did everything himself with only minimal assistance from me.|
|They were delicious!|
Welcome to Xander’s webpage. Xander is 9 years old and has completed treatment for Stage 4 Neuroblastoma at Children’s Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was diagnosed in June 2004 at the age of 2 1/2. Xander had 8 rounds of chemo, surgery to remove his tumor and a stem cell transplant. Xander is in remission as of 4/4/05 and has completed 6 months of oral chemotherapy . As believers in Christ we know that prayer is powerful and we ask that you join us in praying for continued healing for Xander and strength for the journey ahead.On February 22, 2007 Xander had a tumor removed from his abdomen. Praise the Lord it was completely ganglioneuroma,dead neuroblastoma.Xander began 3 weeks of radiation on April 16, 2007.Xander completed radiation on May 4, 2007 and on June 15, 2007 received news that the radiation was successful. Praise the Lord!!“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7An amazing prayer said by Xander;
“Dear God please don’t let my cancer come back for 200 years”Xander relapsed with disease in the bone marrow September 21, 2007 and began outpatient chemo on September 25th.Xander participated in a clinical trial at St. Jude. It is an antibody treatment and the opportunity opened up at a perfect time.Psalm 33:20-22
“We wait in hope for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,
even as we put our hope in you.”In October 2009, Xander began a clinical antibody trial at St. Jude. So far the antibody has been a benefit to Xander. The study is still in an early phase but we are hoping and praying that this will be just what Xander needs.In February 2010, Xander’s scans were all clear and his bone marrow was negative for Neuroblastoma, remission! Praise the Lord for He has answered our prayers.In November 2010 Xander relapsed again with Neuroblastoma. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy in preparation to harvest stem cells for further treatment options.
Most of you know that Xander had some testing done last week. Friday afternoon we were told that the cancer in Xander’s body has progressed significantly. At this time we are unsure of what will happen next. Our doctor in Oklahoma City is consulting with a network of doctors across the nation, in effort to decide what is best for Xander. We believe we will need to take aggressive action. As you can see Xander is a healthy growing boy and it’s hard to imagine that his skeleton is covered with cancer. We ask that you continue to pray as you have done so faithfully. We believe that God is still in control and is
using Xander for His glory. As you pray for Xander we ask that you boldly share the message of the cross.
Xander’s response to this news…….I’m not worried because God has a plan for my life and He is going to Dazzle me with it!Thank you,
Doug and Ricki Lea