We thank God for the good news regarding Princeton's scan results! Last week Princeton had an MIBG, a test specific
for detecting Neuroblastoma cells. The doctor was specifically looking to see if the spot found on Princeton's head
in February had progressed and if there was any new developments. Praise God, the spot on Princeton's had is dissolved.
It is no longer there. A blessing, indeed!
The scans did not indicate anything obvious or overwhelmingly
alarming. In fact, the doctor said Princeton is in remission as of today. Of course, we know that could change
at anytime. However, the radiologist who read the report, indicated the spot on Princeton's right orbit above his eye
is slightly more enhanced than shown on previous scans and there is a small enhancement under his left eye. The
spot on Princeton's right orbit has always been an area of concern. When he was first diagnosed a tumor had eaten
through his skull leaving a hole there to be mended over time. This area has always had uptake on the scans.
The question has always been, is it Neuroblastoma positive or is it just the bone mending itself. With these areas
of uncertainty, Princeton needs to be monitored closely and will repeat scans at the end of July or early August.
We believe with all our hearts the areas around his eyes are not positive for Neuroblastoma and that he is completely healed.
As parents, it is tough to be placed in a position where we are in the middle between the doctor and a specialist
who reads the reports. When they have different opinions it makes it hard to know how to stand as a parent and what
course of action to take when pertaining to our son's treatment. The only sure thing we do know is God IS in control,
He has Princeton's best interest in mind, and we can leave the worrying to Him. We believe Princeton is healed from
the crown of his head to the soles of his feet in Jesus' name, because by His stripes we ARE healed. This is a promise
and a promise we choose to stand on.
We will continue fighting this battle alongside Princeton for as long
as it takes. Honestly though, the battle has already been won. We won't just fight for Princeton, but for all
the special children facing this horrible disease called, cancer. As a family, we will live each day enjoying the
gift of life and praising God for our family and our journey. It is through this journey we have learned so much and
we will be forever grateful for the lessons learned and the things we still have to learn. Thank you for your continued
prayers and support. Your prayers are working and we thank you so much for them.
Princeton was diagnosed
with Stage IV Neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer, in December 2011 at the age of 2.
At diagnosis, the cancer had metastizized and was found throughout his body. He underwent 15 months of intensive treatment
at Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, Orlando Florida. His treatment consisted of 6 rounds of high dose chemotherapy, 10
surgeries, a stem cell transplant, 12 rounds of radiation and 6 cycles of immunotherapy. The treatment was grueling and
difficult for Princeton's small body to handle. He finished treatment in March 2013. June 2013, Princeton relapsed. He
again underwent 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 12 rounds of radiation. He went into remission in April 2014.We
know God is greater than cancer and will cure him of this disease. We are reminded in Jeremiah 30:17 "But I will
restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord." God is the great physician and we know He will
get the glory! Thank you in advance for your prayers.
This website is designed to keep you
informed on Princeton's progress and make donations to the family. Treating Neruoblastoma is a full time job that requires
long periods of hospital stays and travel. Because this form of cancer is aggressive the treatment also has to be
aggressive. The family appreciates your support and donations.