Love for Nainoa
Nainoa has one of the kindest hearts of anyone you’ll ever meet. Unfortunately he and Kaelyn, his bride of less than a year, have a long road ahead of them as they begin the fight for Nainoa’s life. This past year has been especially challenging as Nainoa’s mourned the loss of both of his parents. The cost of treatment will be very expensive and our hope is that we can show support and love to Nainoa & Kaelyn by establishing this account.
Our family would be forever grateful to any donations, prayers and positive thoughts for a full recovery for our sweet Nainoa.
Nainoa would love to see anyone who would like to visit him. He can be reached at 801-310-7606 and Kaelyn’s number is 385-210-9328. They ask that you please call or text before stopping by. We would be forever grateful for any prayers of strength, comfort, and love for Nainoa, Kaelyn, Missy and their families.
Thank you for being such a great example to us, Nainoa. We love you very much!
Nainoa is now completing his 8th round of chemotherapy treatments. His schedule consists of a 2 day chemo treatment followed by a week off, then a 5 day treatment and another week off. The 2 day treatments aren’t too bad for him but the 5 day treatments are very hard as the type of drug they use is the strongest available for his type of cancer. He has 6 more rounds of chemo to go. The good news is that the cancer is responding to his treatments. The reality is that only 10% of patients with metastasized Ewings Sarcoma live past 5 years and that when Nainoa takes a break from chemo his tumors grow. This is hard to hear but also allows Nainoa and Kaelyn to focus on living each day to the fullest.
As a family we are excited to help Nainoa celebrate his 25th birthday at the end of April. His birthday is on April 23rd and we are planning a family party with his favorite foods: teriyaki chicken and beef, rice, and, of course, mac salad! We all love Nainoa so much and hope & pray that his 25th year is filled with great progress against his cancer.
I know many of you also love Nainoa and Kaelyn and would like to continue to support them. As medical bills are always a challenge we’ve decided to keep our goal on this account more fluid as the road ahead is seeming very long and uncertain and as you can imagine, overwhelming. All funds donated to this account are used solely for medical expenses and appreciated from the bottom of our hearts. Nainoa and Kaelyn could also use support in other ways. This summer a benefit dinner and auction will be held and any donations for the auction would be so helpful. More details will be posted here, but please feel free to reach out to Kaelyn if you can help out in any way. Kaelyn has also set up a meal train account that can be accessed here: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/en2q7y if you would like to bring them a meal one evening after Nainoa’s chemo treatment.
Nainoa, Kaelyn and their families truly appreciate the kindness, love, prayers, and support that you’ve all shown. Thank you for continuing to think of this sweet couple!
This past week was a big one for Nainoa as he and Kaelynn celebrated their one year anniversary and he began his chemo journey. As many of you know, Nainoa is at IMC and will hopefully be able to return home in the next few weeks. The doctors are planning on him having 26 weeks of chemotherapy.
Through the generosity of others Nainoa and Kaelynn were also able to attend last Saturday’s U game in a suite with a sideline pass. It was an awesome experience for them and Nainoa really enjoyed being out of the hospital for a bit.
Please continue to keep this sweet family in your thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.
Know that we are praying for your peace and comfort during this time. You are such an example of true love.
Hi sweetheart; Thinking about you and your darling wife this morning and just wanted you to know that my prayers are with you. Your grandpa keeps me caught up on your progress, there is just a whole lot of love out there from a whole lot of people. Love you, Aunt Ida