On October 15th, 2015 Kevin and Kristen (Natalie's Parents) received the words that no parent should ever have to hear, Leukemia. After many months of treatment and inpatient care she has been in remission. She finished her treatments in December 2017.
Since finishing her treatment Nat has been enjoying life and the Bowmans have been enjoying the freedoms that come along with not being tied to treatment. More recently she has been experiencing some severe headaches, to the point of ER trips and eventually an MRI. The oncologist wanted to do a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to rule out a relapse and see what might be causing this. Unfortunately, on October 4th, 2018 the family received the terrible news that the cancer had returned.
One of the hardest things is realizing that Natalie has just started to experience life without restrictions. Birthday parties, sleepovers, school, play dates...all will be taken away again.
The Dr's have said this a different strand from the first round, but it is in her spine and brain. Natalie will start with 10 weeks on inpatient care for two different cycles of chemo and steroids, along with weekly LPs . During this first year, the family will spend roughly half (probably more) of it in the hospital to receive the proper treatments until Natalie's counts are high enough to go home.
There are many expenses that come along with this journey...travel to and from the hospital, food, arrangements for JT, time away from work. All of this on top of the medical expenses that accompany this type of journey. Even the smallest donation will help make a BIG impact for this family!
We don't always understand the struggles of this world, but realize that He is in control. Isaiah 41:10
Please help support this awesome family and let's encourage Nat on this road to recovery.
Bowmans, we love you and you are in our continued prayers!
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