More great news from Salt Lake, Steve continues to see progress on his battle! In his last lab report, his cancer markers were reading 50% less than what they were when he started! His PSA continues to go down as well! He started with a PSA above 8 and he is now at 4.9. From all the great progress Steve, Pattie and their family are happy with the treatment plan. Steve did have a reaction to part of the chemo treatment last week but doctors will continue with the same treatment in two weeks, but only after they increase his nausea medicine and fill him full of Benadryl. He will get another scan during his next treatment which will dictate if his treatment will change in the future. Steve is hopeful that if things continue in the direction they are moving he will move into more of a maintenance treatment schedule which will mean more time in between treatments. Thank you to everyone for their continued thoughts and prayers, they are much appreciated!
Great news from Salt Lake, "I am walking on clouds tonight after seeing the doctor today. He informed me that the large tumor in my liver had shrunk in volume by 30% and the small ones had become smaller yet. Also the tumor in my colon is almost gone (WOW!) that was welcome news. My blood work was awesome as well so, all in all, it was a very good day for the Vezina family."
Steve also shared that the last couple of weeks have been very special to him and his family. Thank you everyone for the hard work and support at the talent show and the silent auction. Please continue sending positive energy and prayers! Game Day...No Surrender!
Steve got some great news! After his latest scans and blood work, the doctors are saying that the tumors are shrinking in both his liver and his colon! Steve and Pattie are confident that the great news is because of all the positive thoughts, prayers and kindness of so many people. They are so appreciative of everyone and the effort everyone has made to show their support.
On Monday, there will be a talent show featuring a number of Dillon area talents. All the proceeds from admission will go to the Vezina family. It will held on Monday, January 6th at the BCHS Auditorium from 7:00-9:00 P.M. We will also have a silent auction and BBQ at the BCHS doubleheader basketball game on January 9th from 2:30-8:00 P.M. Again, all proceeds will go to Vezina family. Come out and show your support. If you have questions about either event, please call the high school office. Please continue to keep the Vezina's in your thoughts and prayers!
Round 4 is complete! Steve and his family are so appreciative of all the support, prayers, positive thoughts and inspiration that has surrounded him throughout his battle. His latest treatment has brought some great news! His doctors shared that his blood work and recent labs look good, and they are very happy with how Steve is handling his chemo treatments. His medical team said that if this progress continues, and his scans over the course of the next couple of treatments look good they will remove his prostate. He will be visiting with his prostate doctor on Thursday. Please keep Steve and his family in your thoughts and prayers over the holidays!
Round three is underway! Thank you all for the support and inspiration. Mark your calendars for December 12th, the first home wrestling match. The high school is going to have Coach Vezina appreciation night. There will be pictures, a book to share your stories and inspiration, and also t-shirts, wristbands and buttons for sale. It would be another great way to show your support! No Surrender!
Steve and Pattie have been very busy! Steve finished his second round of treatment in Salt Lake and made it home in time to travel to Billings to help coach our Dillon boys to a very special STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement! Check out the video attached. It is BCHS showing Mr.Vezina their love!
Game day today, Torrey's last game as a Bulldog! Last night, with the help of Coach Vezina the Beavers will get another trip to the State Championship! Steve leaves tomorrow for his second round of treatment, please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Don't forget, if you have Facebook you can leave a message of support here on this website!
Steve and Pattie are home!
It's game day today in Dillon. If you are in town, come out and support the Beavers as they take on Laurel and Western playing Tech immediately following. At the Western game, there will be t-shirts, wrist bands and buttons in support of Vez! Game Day...No Surrender!
A message from Steve, "I am so touched by the generosity of everyone. It definitely warms my heart and brings tears to my eyes every time I even think about it. I wish I could thank every person who donates or leaves a message for me and my family. We all appreciate the kind words, thoughts and prayers. I am soldiering forward strengthened by the sentiments of so many kind souls. God bless everyone and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts." Steve, Pattie, Tucker, Taylor and Torrey. Game day...No Surrender for Vez!
Good morning! Thank you so much for the unbelievable support you showed yesterday through donations and inspirational messages. It was amazing to see how quickly the word of this website got out. Please keep spreading the word. Don't forget that you can leave messages for Steve and his family on this site if you have a Facebook account.
Steve is on day two of his treatment. He was in great spirits yesterday. Here is a picture of him and Pattie during his first hour of treatment. Game Day...No Surrender!
Steve Vezina has recently been diagnosed with prostate, colon and liver cancer. He begins his treatment Monday, November 3rd in Salt Lake City, Utah. Steve has made a huge impact on the lives of his family, friends, students, athletes and colleagues! Here is one way that we can show him and his family our support and appreciation. If you choose to donate, all proceeds will go to the Vezina family. Let's get the word out; share this website with all your friends. It's Game Day...No Surrender for Vez!
Steve and Patty: It was so nice to meet you and have lunch in SLC while we were there with Brad. We continue to be amazed at your Spirit and upbeat attitude. We also continue to pray for a miracle--but hearing you say Jesus is your Savior was the real music to our ears. With Him you can't lose no matter what. The battle rages on but the war has been won! Our best to you and Patty--the time spent with you was so uplifting--we were blessed!! Marvin and Pat Miller
Steve- thinking about you and your family all the time.
"Sometimes it's good to have an obstacle to overcome, whether in football or anything. When things go bad we rise to the occasion" Vince Lombardi
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