Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Need prayers for sibling

(Above: Shaun, Jenni, Grandma & Grandpa Lindsay, and Will hiking at Jubilee Lake, Summer 2004)

Last week my family was informed that my younger brother, Shaun (who is 28 yrs old), was diagnosed with Hairy Cell Leukemia, which is a rare form of cancer in the blood cells. The Mayo Clinic website says:

"Hairy cell leukemia is a rare, slow-growing cancer of the blood in which your bone marrow makes too many B cells (lymphocytes), a type of white blood cell that fights infection."

As far as we have been told, it is not life-threatening but has no cure. He is currently under going some treatments that will put him in remission for the next 15 years.

I emailed Shaun (who lives in Portland) and asked him if there was anything we could do for him, and he just asked that people keep him in their prayers and email him with support, love, and friendship. I think he is a little depressed right now and could use some encouraging words. If anyone would like to befriend him and offer encouragement, his email is mustangshaun at msn dot com. Also please include him on the temple prayer list when possible.



Sandy said...

We certainly will keep him in our prayers and will put his name on our temple prayer rolls. Thanks for letting us know. We love you all!!

ld@davfam said...

I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. Hopefully the news of a little nephew will cheer all of you up soon!

The Thomas Family said...

We are so sorry to hear about your brother. He will be in our prayers.

Dan Thomas said...

Sorry to hear about your brother. I am sure that with a little proper care he will be OK. Thanks for letting us know.

Suguturaga Family said...

Wow...we will for sure keep him in our prayers.

Chelle said...

I'm really to sorry to hear the news about your brother. The word leukemia or cancer are always scary - especially when it happens to someone so close. I will definitely keep him & your family in my prayers.