Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sometimes Miracles Do Happen

On New Year's Day, I got a phone call from my sister, saying that her 2nd son (age 18, freshman at BYU) was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Scary, scary stuff.

After millions of tests, sleepless nights, lots of prayers and fasting, and finally a brain biopsy, the results came back as not a "true" brain tumor. Instead it is a cluster of healthy, existing gleocells (brain tissue). We are told it is one in many million to come back as this and not the cancerous kind they were expecting to find. Truly a miracle.

And, if we have not made it clearly enough, thank you to the many doctors, nurses, radiologist (thanks Adam, yes everyone from Boulder, that Adam), and pathologists who handled all of this with such compassion and grace. Also, thanks to the many people who prayed and fasted for him as well.

5 comments:

Jane Anne said...

I'm so glad things worked out. what a blessing.

Paige said...

Such wonderful news. I'm sure you are all so relieved.

ash said...

Janice, this is such good news. My dad told me about the situation on the phone and I've been thinking about your nephew ever since. This is such a relief, such a blessing. I wish the best for him and his family.

Gabriela said...

Wow, what a saga! I'm so glad everything has turned out as it has. What a scary thing to go through. That's so cool Adam was a part of it. :)

Carrie said...

What a blessing, Janice. There truly are miracles in this life. Thanks for reminding us of that and I'm so happy for your family's good news.