My Kryptonite

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".

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Great Report

Donald had his last Chemo treatment for this 30 day protocol and is doing well. The doctor just came in and said he will not have to get any blood or platelets today. His levels are already beginning to rise. His platelet count is beginning to come up on its own which is GREAT! His white count is high enough he doesn't have to wear a mask every time he leaves the room. He still has to be cautious when getting in elevators or anywhere with lots of people. God has truly blessed us through all of this. It is only by God's Grace that Donald is doing so well. We give God all the glory. Thank you Lord for your blessings and for keeping Donald strong. You truly are merciful despite our short comings. We love you Lord and praise you.

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