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Date: 2/18/2001
From: Jill
Subject: My husband is a Tai Chi Master
Location:

I am glad to hear you are doing so well. My husband is a Tai Chi master so I
know the strength (both inner and outer) you can get from martial arts. I
will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jill
Date: 2/18/2001
From: Faye
Subject: I am so proud of you
Location:

Hello, Bryce!

My name is Faye and I have Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma too. I am so proud of
you. You are an inspiration to me. I hope everything continues to go okay
for you and I will say a special prayer for you. Please continue to be
brave and strong!

Faye
Date: 2/18/2001
From: caroline
Subject: We can always chat on aol
Location:

alright. we thank you so much for theat strong encouragement. i think i have been doing fairly well. i have been soooo hungray, constantly. is that good? i know some older people that have had cancer and are fully recrovered from it. they say to eat because that keeps your appitiate up. so that is my goal. thank u so much for me and we can always chat on aol. well i must go, i will talk to u later.
love, caroline
Date: 2/18/2001
From: Kelly Reynolds
Subject: Bryce's health before treatment
Location: Lubbock, TX

I really don't know how to start an email like this, so I will just start writing. If I get long winded, which I have been accused of, or don't make any sense, I apologize.

Hi. My name is Kelly and my son, Josh is going to have a lymph node biopsied on Monday, Feb. 19th. I was looking up treatments for lymphoma and came across your web page. What y'all have gone through, so far, sounds a lot like what we have gone through. They have ruled out Leukemia, thus far. So we are waiting to do more tests on Monday, 2-19-01. They think it is a localized lymphoma of some kind. We aren't sure yet. I wanted to know if Bryce was sick at all when you noticed his eye lid. Josh is never sick. He has none of the symptoms for Lymphoma. The Dr's are baffled. We have been told that there is a slim chance that it could be nothing, but that is not likely.

We noticed a lump in his ear about 5 months ago. We took him to our Pediatrician and he said just watch it and see what it does. We all thought it was an infection. It kept getting bigger and it turned purple. When I took my 9 month old, Zach, in for his shots, I took Josh in too so the Dr. could look at his ear. He said since it hadn't gotten smaller and had actually gotten bigger he wanted a plastic surgeon to take a look at it in the next couple of months. This was on Thursday, 2-8-01. I am not the one to put such things off so I had an appointment for the following Monday. On Sunday, 2-11-01 I noticed the side of Josh's neck was swollen. Monday morning I took him to the pediatricians to check it out. They thought it was an ear infection and gave us a prescription. That afternoon we went to the plastic surgeons office. The surgeon didn't have a clue what the lump could be so she decided to just remove it. She said it didn't look like anything bad, but she would have a pathologist look at it anyway. End of story. So we thought.

Wednesday, 2-14-01, we get a call from our pediatrician asking us to come in for a CBC. They had noticed that there were malformed white blood cells in the lump they had removed from Josh's ear. The CBC came out fine. We then went to an Oncologist for tests. How stupid of me, but I did not know what an Oncologist was. We did the bone marrow, spinal tap, CAT scan. The bone marrow test and spinal tap showed nothing. The CAT scan showed several enlarged lymph nodes, which they expected to see.

Pretty much that is where we stand at the moment. On Monday, 2-19-01, we go back to the hospital to get some tissue from the enlarged lymph node. They will look at the sample while they are in surgery and decide what to do then. I guess they will decide to remove the entire lymph node and put in a shunt (?) or decide it all looks ok. We praying that it was just some kind of fluke with the ear and the enlarged lymph node. But, in reality, I don't think it is.

I know I have written you a long email, and I do apologize for this. It seems to help me to talk about it. If you have time, I would appreciate it if you could let me know about
Bryce's health before treatment.

Sincerely,

Kelly Reynolds
Lubbock, TX
Date: 2/18/2001
From: Amanda
Subject: My name is Amanda and I live in Bucks, England
Location: Bucks, England

Dear Bryce and family

Thank you for sharing your experience on the web and I do hope your treatment is going well. My name is Amanda and I live in Bucks, England. I have an interest in lymphoma as I am a Registered Nurse and used to work for a charity in Britain called Lymphoma Association which provides information and support to people affected by lymphoma.

I am doing an Open University course at the moment on the internet and for one of my assignments I need to put together a web page on a topic of my choice. I plan to look at lymphoma and would like to put a link to your page if that's OK with you. I'm sure other children with lymphoma find it helpful to read your story and to see how well and how bravely you and your family are coping. If you'd rather I didn't put a link to your page though, that's OK too, just let me know.

Wishing you all the very best and I hope to hear from you soon.

Amanda
Date: 2/18/2001
From: Allison
Subject: I have tears of happiness and relief right
Location:

Dear all of you,

I can't even express in words how elated I am for you. I have tears of
happiness and relief right now and I can only imagine what you must be
feeling. I'd love to give all of you a big hug and smile.

As the mother of a child, I know what a great day this is. This is the
first step toward looking back and being able to say, it's behind us.

Thinking of you and so happy that you emailed me.

Allison
Date: 2/18/2001
From:
Subject: I am a nineteen-year-old girl from Germany
Location: Germany

Dear Bryce,
I just read about you in the internet and thought that you would be happy to get mail from someone who can understand what you are going through at the moment. I am a nineteen-year-old girl from Germany and I had cancer too - even NHL like you. Reading your story everything seemed very similar to my own experiences.
My therapy was over last june and I am feeling really great now! Few days ago I was in hospital for "the big check up" (at the moment I have to go there every three months) and everything was okay! Surely you can imagine how happy and thankful I am!
Now I really know what "life" means and what a big present it is to live ! Sometimes I get a bit sad when I notice how other people of my age handle with their life because they don`t value being healthy...
I hope to bring a bit sunshine into your room with my message that I survived and that I am able to enjoy the great sides of life now. I wish you that you will soon be able to do all the things again which you are missing at the moment - that the sunny side of life will come to you soon ! Bryce, I am praying for you and I wish you all the best !
GOD MAY BLESS YOU AND STAND BY YOUR SIDE ! Always remember:JESUS LOVES YOU and YOU CAN NEVER FALL DEEPER THAN IN GOD`S HANDS ! ( I made this great experience and I hope you will make it, too!)
I wish you and your parents the essential strength for every day! Lovely greetings to you and your parents (please tell them that they made a really great web-site for you!) sends you Donata!
P.S.:I have got a very funny surname - "Löffel" that`s "spoon" in English...

Date: 2/18/2001
From: Bernard
Subject: God is watching over you
Location:

HI Bryce,
Thank you for your prayers and for being so positive. I forwarded your
mail to Nat and from what she tells me, she is proud and Happy to see
you being so strong. Hang in there during your treatment and be brave
for God is watching over you. Nat goes into hospital on the third of
April and will be admitted for a month where her BMT will take place.
She is a bit scared but mostly sad because I am not able to be there
through what seems to be the hardest part of her treatment. She called
last night and we laughed and talked for an hour over all the things
Australia has to offer, as well as our plans that are ahead. For now we
both are taking this whole cancer stuff one day at a time like you
advised. The most important part is not to let go of your dreams, for
your dreams pave the path your life follows as long as you believe in
what you are aiming for.
Look after yourself and continue being brave as Nat and I will be
praying hard for you,
Your Friend Bernard
Date: 2/18/2001
From:
Subject: I am an Irishman living in Scotland
Location: Scotland

Hope things go well for Bryce
I am an Irishman living in Scotland and my friends mother has been doagnosed with NHL - can you point me towards good information
Date: 2/18/2001
From: Lise Doiron
Subject: Best of luck to you and your family
Location: Hull, Canada

Hello Bryce,

I saw you webpage and was very touched by your
story. I think you are one of the most courageous
little boy I have seen. I too, have a Non-hodgkin
lymphoma since last fall. I have been through
chemotherapie and now, radiotherapie. I understand
how you feel. I hope you are doing better. I am
getting better every day.

Best of luck to you and your family,

Lise Doiron
Hull, Canada
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