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Date: 2/20/2001
From: Familie Van Dijk
Subject: Greetings out of the Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands

Hello mom and dad
Here a message out of the netherlands, I shall try to make the message in my
best english.
We have a 5 yeaurs old daughter who is having an non hodgkin stadium four.
Today it is a year ago the doctor told us she is having cancer. And only
parents who have also a child with cancer know what kind of impact this
message is having on your live.
On 24 december they started with the therapie and they used the same
medicines as your son have had. She had this medicines intra veneus till 31
July. At this moment she is getting her medicines by tablet and we have to
go in till Christmass 2000. At the moment she is clean and we hope it will
be going on on this way
greetings out of the Netherlands
Familie Van Dijk

Date: 2/20/2001
From: June
Subject: I wish you the best and hope you get well soon

I am the mother of a 43 year old boy that was diagnosed with large cell
lymphoma 8-2-1999. He began treatment that day and has completed 6 chemo
treatments "CHOP" is what the medication is. He had night sweats for 6-8
years that no one looked into, then 3 years ago he was anemic, the dr
put him on some vitamins etc. In June he became nauseated and went to
the dr. they ordered a ultra sound thinking it was gall bladder
symptoms. The ultrasound showed enlarged spleed etc. After CAT scans MRI
and finally a chest x-ray they found a large mass in his mediastinum,
this was biopsied and the dx was Hodgkins, then the lab sent the biopsy
to Stanford and they came back with a large cell lymphoma.
This seems to be a very hard disease to diagnose.
He is now scheduled to have a "galion scan" this week, we are praying
that he will have good results, and that the disease is gone.
Even though he is a man, he is still "my boy" and I am very scared for
I wish you the best and hope you get well soon.
Sincerely, June
Date: 2/20/2001
Subject: Dearest Bryce, from this far away land in South America
Location: South America
QueridoBryce,desde esta lejana tierra en sudamérica,quisiera enviarte
todo mi apoyo y deseos de que tengas mucha fuerza para seguir
adelante,felicitarte por tu valentía y que nunca pierdas la esperanza de
que te SANARAS. Yo tengo 46,recien hace un mes me diagnosticaron
LNH,estoy comenzando mi quimioterapia.Soy doctora,neonatologa.Amo los
niños.Te envío un gran abrazo.
Pronto te enviaré una foto de mis mascotas.Tengo 4 poodles. Bye.


Dearest Bryce, from this far away land in South America, I would like to send you all my encouragement and good wishes and strength to keep going forward. I would like to congratulate you for your courage and never lose hope that you will be cured. I am 46 yrs old, and was recently diagnosed with LNH. I am starting chemotherapy. I am a neonatal doctor and love all kids. I send you a huge hug. I will send you pictures of my for dogs, they are poodles.
Date: 2/20/2001
From: ashley orozco
Subject: My mommy took care of you
Location: Miami

hi bryce, this is ashley. remember me? my mommy took care of you and brooke when you came to miami. remember we were jumping on the bed and we ate pizza? don't tell your mommy because she's not supposed to know we were jumping. how are you feeling? i hope that you get better very soon. what toys do you like? do you like star wars? we went to see it. it was pretty cool. my favorite is queen amadali. who is your favorite? are you going to see the tarzan movie? i will pray every night so you can get better. i have to go now because it's time to sleep. i will write you again later. i have mommy and daddy help me write you and they both send their love and prayers also.

your friend,

ashley orozco :)

say hi to brooke from me and my sister monica.
Date: 2/20/2001
From: Mrs. Foy
Subject: From Your Kindergarten Teacher

Dear Bryce,
I just looked at your web page and I was very impressed. I liked looking at all the pictures and learning more about you. You are a very special and brave boy. I am so happy that I am your Kindergharten teacher. You are doing a great job and working hard. I am very proud of you.
I will see you soon.
From Your Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Foy
Date: 2/20/2001
From: Maureen Meddings
Subject: Cheers for now
Location: Brisbane

Hi Bryce

My name is Maureen I'm just a bit older than you being a grand mother of Samantha who is 6 yrs and a grandson Jesse who is aged 4 yrs. I now live in Brisbane having moved from the Sunshine Coast a couple of years ago so we could be nearer the hospital for me treatment therapy.

I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkinsons Lymphoma in 1995 after going in and out of hospital and having major surgery for adhesions and various other treatments. Eventually I was transferred from the Sunshine Coast to Greenslopes Hospital in Brisbane where is took them all of two weeks to come up with an answer for me. After more blood tests they called in Dr John Bashford, who is now my oncologist, he did a bone marrow biopsy and, I must say I was actually relieved to get an answer to my illness after months of tests and my specialist in Maroochydore telling me he had done every single test he knew of but the only thing he was certain I didn't have was cancer!! I received 6 months of intensive chemotherapy and went into remission. I still have to attend oncology for Plasma Exchange treatments twice weekly as I now also suffer from Periferal Neuropathy. I receive heaps of support from my family and friends and this is what will help you through also the love and support of your family.

I wish you all the luck possible in your treatments. Remember if you get tired listen to you body and take a rest. You will find for a while you seem to spend most of your time going backwards and forwards to the hospital, but the staff (especially at the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane where I attend) are just so caring and aware of what you are going through. Keep your chin up, you will get there.

My very best wishes to you and your family and if I can be of any assistance I am here for you. I know it awfully hard but stick with it kiddo in a few months you will be great.

Cheers for now

Maureen Meddings
Date: 2/20/2001
From: Dr. Louie
Subject: Your Uncle Milt sent a lot of people a message

your uncle milt sent a lot of people a message last night telling us all
that you had a fun day with your parents. It was pretty neat that it was
fathers day too. His message has made all of us happy and will make our
Monday a lot brighter. It doesn't surprise me that you are as tough as
Uncle Milt says you are because I remember when you were first born, you
came to vist your grandparents (and me!) in pittsburgh. We found out
that you had a little stomach problem and you had to have a small
surgery to fix it. You were a great patient then and we all knew you
were special.
It won't be long and all the tests and treatments will be over and
we can start a web page on your sporting career. I think you would make
a great wrestler, thats as long as mommy says your allowed. when you
come to Pittsburgh to visit I can show you a couple moves that I used
against your Uncle. He never figured them out!!
Have a great day Bryce I know mine will be a lot better.

Dr. Louie
Date: 2/20/2001
From: Michelle Gowen
Subject: What a story! I know how you all are feeling somewhat anyway

What a story! I know how you all are feeling somewhat anyway. My daughter was diagnosed just last year with ALL. She had many wonderful months after that. She was 12 and I know had we not traveled that road I would never have known her like I got to. Even though the treatments can be terrible we always managed to have fun. She would bet her nurses what her platelets would be. Some times she won and they would have to pay her off. All of the gifts and toys to her became over whelming, and after awhile I made sure she always had money, while in the hospital she spent alot of it in the vending machines. She was on prednisone ALOT.
And putting money into a machine is always fun for a kid. You know how they always have to get bubble gum out of a machine, then spit it out minutes later?
I am also glad you all are putting your story on the web and starting it from the beginning. We started our web page quite awhile after diagnosis. I don't mean to ramble, and as many people have told us, I feel like we are old friends since reading your page. Does your support network, include any family in the area?
They can sometimes be a help. We have no family here in Virginia with us, but friends came out of the wood work to support us and just listen to us.
Just have as much fun as you can !!!!
Love Michelle Gowen---- Doris' Mom
Date: 2/20/2001
From: Victoria
Subject: Blessings to you and may your journey touch many lives

My name is Victoria, I'm the mother of a 7 year old boy who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on Jan. 15, 1999. We were told that day that in the cancer lottery, we had just won. It wasn't until we'd experienced the past 6 months that we've truly believed that. Travis (that's my son) was given his "buddy" (port-a-cath) two days after his diagnosis. He then went through 28 days of intensive chemo -- induction, followed by 25 weeks of consolidation where he spent 3-4 days every third week in the hospital receiving chemo. We've just finished with the consolidation phase and are beginning maintenance. All this to say, although Leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are different, we understand what you are facing. It's scary ... real scary at times. But you'll do great! I hope that you will find as we did, that although this isn't something that you'd choose for your child to endure, the blessings that come with it are unimaginable. And as awful as this sounds this cancer journey has given us some tremendous gifts. We've been blessed by the support of our community, friends across the country and new friends that feel more like family than family.

I'm a true believer in the philosophy that everything happens for a reason. Lessons to learn or lessons to teach. You'll all be in my prayers as you travel this path. My only advice: Grasp every blessing that comes along ... there will be many, that's what will give you your strength. I wish I had the ability to tell you why this has happened to your family. I know that's a question we all have. But we (parents of childhood cancer survivors) are a special group. And we're blessed with the special gift of these brave, remarkable heroes that are the survivors. Blessings to you and may your journey touch many lives.
Date: 2/20/2001
From: Carrie
Subject: Please hang in there, and know that there are miracles happening every day

Dear Mom & Dad,

My name is Carrie. I sent your son a note from my daughter, Casey, who's email is Magicblnkt. I also sent the link to her web site. My daughter was diagnosed a year ago. Her prognosis is not good. We only have about a 2 % chance of 18 months of survival. We'll have hopefully another year of chemo, then radiation. Casey's cancer is inside her spinal cord and in the brain stem. So radiation is not good, especially at her age.

Since we've been going through this for a year, I wanted to let you know that I'd love to hear from you. I'm secretary of our support group, and have a great shoulder! Please hang in there, and know that there are miracles happening every day...we've had about 10 already! Please visit Casey's web site. You'll see what I mean. She was supposed to die last July.

Your family will be included in our nightly prayers.

Many hugs,
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