Janel (CamelNoodle) & Will! Sending support!

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Janel (CamelNoodle) & Will! Sending support!

Hi all!

Many of you know Janel as a long time member of our community. You also likely know of her son, Will's journey -- battling an extremely rare and aggressive type of cancer called sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma. He's the third child EVER diagnosed with this cancer.

He has had multiple surgeries over the past two years. His scans have been clear for almost a year. The latest MRI, however, did find some inflammation near where his tumor was located. He will be undergoing biopsies tomorrow to help clarify what they are dealing with. For Will, due to the past surgeries, even the biopsies can be more difficult.

Once again, positive thoughts and prayers are welcome. Janel -- know you, Will, and all your family have our support!



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I've been following Will's journey in your caring bridge account. I'll be praying for you all as he faces biopsies this week.

However, I'm delighted that he gets to come visit Seattle! We live in the area and I'd love to meet up and say hi. He's an incredible kid (just like our Will) but what else would I expect with such an awesome family.

May I add you guys to our prayer chain?

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Janel, sending prayers and thoughts your way.

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I was just wondering about your Will earlier today - and thinking that I hadn't checked in on your CaringBridge site to see how is was doing. And then I see this. I am so sorry to hear of the latest update. I hope that the doctors are able to get in easily tomorrow for the biopsy, and that the inflammation is just part of that muscle's healing process. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. :bighug:

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I'm so sorry you're facing another hurdle, I'll be sending thoughts and prayers your way.


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Thinking about your family and saying many prayers for your family today.

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Janelle, your family will be in my thoughts.

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Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I'm sorry Will is going through this.

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Prayers and hugs

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Thoughts and prayers that everything went well yesterday. And continued prayers as your family goes through these challenges

MissyJ's picture
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Will and family are heading off on Will's "Make-A-Wish" trip! (They are opting to wait until their return to obtain the results of the biopsies.)

Have a wonderful time Will (and mama!) Can't wait to hear all the details (and see pics!)

Safe journey!

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Have a wonderful, fun filled trip Will and family. Sending you lots of thoughts and prayers for a good report upon your return.

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Sending lots of prayers and (((heart hugs))). Hope your Wish-Trip was great. And if you do come to Seattle I totally need to get in on that meetup.

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We just got back from Will's Make A Wish trip. We went to Seattle/Mukilteo to visit Will's friend Dunn. They also had a special surprise for Will -- see the video here: http://kidkbim.s3.amazonaws.com/wish-1355020199.smi.mp4

We also spent time seeing the sites and being tourists. I'll post pictures and other info on Will's CaringBridge site soon.

I also met up with Jules -- pregnancy.org management team! It was nice to finally put a face to a name. Thanks for visiting.


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I'm so glad that the Make-A-Wish trip was a success. I love the video and envy Julie in being able to meet!

(((((((((HUGS))))))))) I know that the news since you've been back has been horribly difficult to process. I am so sorry that you all are back in the forefront of this battle. You all definitely continue to have our love, support, and prayers.


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Janel and Mike, you have a wonderful family. Will is articulate, composed and has a wonderful smile and sense of humor. Thomas...well, he's shy, right? lol I've seen twisters approach with less caution. Definitely a lovable little guy. And John, I love how he lets you know just what he wants. Thanks so much for sharing them for a few minutes. I can tell you all, if I lived in their area we would have to be irl friends!

Now, for today. I'm so sorry that your news was not good and that Will is battling again. Please let me know if I can help out in any way in addition to thoughts, prayers and virtual hugs.