Welcome to Xander's webpage. Xander is 10 1/2 years old and has completed treatment for Stage 4 Neuroblastoma at Children's Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was diagnosed in June 2004 at the age of 2 1/2. Xander had 8 rounds of chemo, surgery to remove his tumor and a stem cell transplant. Xander is in remission as of 4/4/05 and has completed 6 months of oral chemotherapy . As believers in Christ we know that prayer is powerful and we ask that you join us in praying for continued healing for Xander and strength for the journey ahead.
On February 22, 2007 Xander had a tumor removed from his abdomen. Praise the Lord it was completely ganglioneuroma,dead neuroblastoma.
Xander began 3 weeks of radiation on April 16, 2007.
Xander completed radiation on May 4, 2007 and on June 15, 2007 received news that the radiation was successful. Praise the Lord!!
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
An amazing prayer said by Xander; “Dear God please don’t let my cancer come back for 200 years”
Xander relapsed with disease in the bone marrow September 21, 2007 and began outpatient chemo on September 25th.Xander participated in a clinical trial at St. Jude. It is an antibody treatment and the opportunity opened up at a perfect time.
Psalm 33:20-22 "We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you."
In October 2009, Xander began a clinical antibody trial at St. Jude. So far the antibody has been a benefit to Xander. The study is still in an early phase but we are hoping and praying that this will be just what Xander needs.
In February 2010, Xander's scans were all clear and his bone marrow was negative for Neuroblastoma, remission! Praise the Lord for He has answered our prayers.
In November 2010 Xander relapsed again with Neuroblastoma. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy in preparation to harvest stem cells for further treatment options.
Monday, May 20, 2013 11:45 AM CDT
Xander finished 4 days of chemotherapy and today we are headed to KC. Xander will receive a cell infusion tomorrow and stay in the clinic all day for observation. Please pray that Xander will experience peace, healing, and relief from pain........quickly. Last week was pretty awful for him,lots of pain. Yesterday and today have been much better. I know that so many are praying for us. It really encourages our family. Watching Xander hurt day in and day out has really been draining for us. Our hope is in the Lord! Our faith is in the Lord and we are waiting anxiously to see His plan carried out in Xander’s life. “ We wait in hope for the Lord, He is our help and shield. In Him our hearts rejoice for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us oh Lord, even as we wait” Psalms 33:20-22
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