Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Luke is Home, And....

 
     I think his mother said it best on her Facebook page...Tonight, we would like to tell Luke's Prayer Warriors and supporters how proud we are of you! All of you have been Amazing! You know how you have been praying for Luke to be cancer free and for those abnormal cells to disappear? Our/Your prayers were answered! Those abnormal cells disappeared! Thank you, God! Luke is cancer free! Thank you, God! Thank you, Prayer Warriors! Luke's doctor called me on our way home to tell us the final results were back from the Pathologist and that everything was Normal. Thank you, God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Luke finally having his favorite
lasagna from our local yummy pizza place.
 
     I have several posts that I want to share with you from our recent trip, but they can wait. Nothing is more important than sharing the news of our little friend Luke (read his story here) and his family. So many of you have been supportive, said prayers and followed his story as I have shared it with you. On Monday, 100 days post-transplant, Luke and his mother (and little sister) were able to come home and join his dad and big brother. This family has been through things that most of us can't imagine and it was such a joyous feeling to know that they were finally all together again.
 
     Then, came the big news yesterday...his tests all came back clear and the cancer is gone. His blood type is now that of his donor (isn't that interesting) and while he still can't be around a lot of people and will be taking medication (for life I think), he feels great, his hair is coming back and other than a little puffiness in his face...he looks like the Luke we all knew before he was sick.
 
     This town has been unbelievable in their support of this young family. Strangers have been unbelievable too. This little boy has touched the hearts of many and while this journey is not over and has had terrible moments for the family, I have no doubt that they would tell you that their hearts have been so touched by the generous spirit of others. I also know that they will be the first to give back in many ways.
 
     Please continue to pray for Luke and for his family as they try to find "normal" once again and he continues to become stronger. His family and I thank you so much for your
prayers.
 
The winner of my recent CD Giveaway was Dee Dee from d dzine.
 

9 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Praise God!

This is such wonderful news, Sue. Thank you for sharing. I am doing the happy dance for all of them.

XO,

Sheila

Traci said...

This is such awesome news!!! I didn't know that about the blood type. So interesting & weird!!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Oh suz,
That is just the best news I have
heard all week...........so wonderful. He does look good!
Bet he will enjoy that lasagna.
That is odd about the blood type thing, never knew that......
but will sure pray things continue to go well, sometimes these tradgedies really do bring out the good in people, which is so wonderful to see.
Look forward to hearing about your
trip too.
Yea, You are so right....it is such
a blessing to have parents that were always married.........
thanks for coming by hon,
Blessings, Nellie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wonderful News !!!

Jacqueline said...

Sue, that is so great and we will continue to pray for Luke and his family.

I was touched by your comments about your mother. I couldn't even talk about mine without crying for eight years after she died. How many times did I want to call her and tell her something. It is wonderful to have had a close relationship with our moms.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just wonderful Sue!
It's so refreshing to hear of some good news!
Prayers were answered.
Hugs,
Cindy

NanaDiana said...

That just puts such a lump in my throat. I will never, on this Earth, understand why children have to be sick and suffer. He is just darling and I am so glad it is good news. Blessings to him and the whole family. xo Diana

bj said...

O, Sue, what a heartwarming story..he is just precious and thanks to the Good Lord for restoring his health. God is GOOD.
XOXO bj

Gypsy Heart said...

God is so good!! We really have no clue what this family, and especially little Luke have endured. I'm so glad there were so many Prayer Warriors ~ there is such power in collective prayer.

Thanks for the update!
xo
Pat