An Update on My Ill Student

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  1. ku_alum

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    Some of you may remember, we learned in late October that a student had Stage 4 cancer.

    My initial posts about it were ones of utter shock because he literally went from being in my classroom that day, to losing the ability to walk that evening.

    He has been hospitalized since the night in late October that his paralysis happened.

    He has had 1 surgery, 2 rounds of chemo, and daily walking rehab.

    He has at least 1 more week of rehab, and at least 1 more round of chemo ... AND THEN!! He might be able to come home!! The med center he is in is 3 hours from home.

    His prognosis is really good. Docs feel it is very, very, very likely he will win his cancer battle.

    He is regaining his walking and there is now hope he won't even end up using a cane.

    I chat online with him almost daily, I chat with his mom several times a week, I've been to visit a few times, I took students to visit, students are in contact with him daily ... what AMAZES ALL OF US is his attitude and endurance. It is truly inspirational.

    He has taught me SO much since October. His mother is also an amazing woman.

    When I learned of his illness, I was lost for words. Now, I feel like there are no words to describe how utterly amazing both he and his mother is.
     
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  3. Ted

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    God is good and His plan for this young man is not over. Praying for His work to be fulfilled.

    Thank you for the update. :)
     
  4. Tasha

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    That is fabulous! Thanks for sharing the news :D
     
  5. amakaye

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    Wow! So glad to hear the good news.
     
  6. DizneeTeachR

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    Thanks for the update...continued prayers for him!!!
     
  7. Ms. I

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    Yes, God can perform miracles! I pray that your student get healing & wellness.
     
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    Yay!! This is great news, ku!
     
  9. MrsC

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    What wonderful news!
     
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    That is fantastic. So happy for you, the student, and his family!

    Isn't it amazing how students will rally around each other when necessary?
     
  11. Bella2010

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    Great news!!!
     
  12. catnfiddle

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    HUZZAH!
     
  13. chemteach55

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    Great news--I will continue to pray.
     
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    YAY! There's always hope. Stage 4...but still hope.
     
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    That's great! :)
     
  16. Missy

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    Thank you for updating! Way to go.
     
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    Wonderful news. Thanks for the update.
     
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    I'm so glad he is doing well. Kudos to you for taking time out to chat with him. I'm sure your love is playing a part in his recovery. Prayers for continuing good news and no setbacks.
     
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    HE IS HOME!

    Home for a few days before returning for another round of chemo.
     
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    Yay! Even home for a few days is better than being stuck in the hospital.
     
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    Oh good... prayers continues as he battles....
     
  22. ku_alum

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    He visited school today! It was the first time I had seen him walking!

    For the few of you who I know on Facebook, I posted a picture!!
     
  23. Bella2010

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    Awesome news!!!!!
     
  24. smalltowngal

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    Yay!!
     
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    Glad that his recovery is going well.
     

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