Friday, March 20, 2009

A Great Honor

Our friends, Hans and Cynthia, welcomed their second son into the world on March 2nd. To our surprise and great honor, they named him Alexander Tyler Loland. Tyler and I were both moved to tears by their e-mail about the reasons they chose that as Alex's middle name. They say that the name was not inspired by Hans and Tyler's shared battle against CML, but rather the life we share beyond cancer. It's a good reminder for us that fighting cancer is not the only important part of our life. We hope to meet young Alex soon, but haven't been able to connect yet. I did, however, finally dig up a picture of our newest soccer teammate.

Getting back the shared battle against CML, we are pleased to report that Hans appears to be doing really well on Gleevec. He just had an appointment at the beginning of March. While his BCR_ABL results got mixed up, his blood counts looked good. He's continuing with only monthly doctor appointments for now.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, such a beautiful sight to behold. It brings tears to my eyes when I think back to when I brought my little son into the world.

    Hope you guys are doing well. It sounds like things are moving in the right direction. Stay strong and keep up the fight. You are both in my prayers and thoughts each day.