Hi my name is Brandy and my fiance is Donald Fitzgerald. As most of you know Donald has been dubbed "Superman" and for good reason. Donald was diagnosed with ALL (leukemia) when he was 13 years old and relapsed when he was 18. He was cured of this cancer and has gone almost 13 years cancer free. During this time, he has undergone 2 hip replacements and a partial shoulder replacement due to the high doses of steroids he had to take. Then, on March 24th 2011, 3 months after his 32nd birthday, we got the devastating news that the cancer had come back. We are now at UMC about to undergo the long process of Chemo once again. He will have to stay in the hospital for a minimum of 30 days for the initial treatment. He is strong and will beat this once again but we need everyone's prayers. God is in control and there is nothing out of his hands. As someone posted once on facebook "The deals not done until God's done dealing".
Friday, April 8, 2011
Well today was a very good day. No tests, no blood or platelets, and no extra poking. It has been a pretty uneventful day. Donald and I took a long stroll around the hospital this afternoon and had a few visitors from the neighborhood stop by. Donald has 1 more week of Chemo and then we wait to see what happens. The doctors are hoping he will be in remission and we can begin looking for a Bone Marrow Donor. He will get another round of Chemo in the morning. Thankful he has had a good day today and praying for more days like today.