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Old 01-29-10, 10:08 AM   #1
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Update on my favorite stoker - Last week I thought I might have lost him.

This might be a bit off topic, but I posted in the 50+ about the ongoing saga of my 6 y/o grandson, Tyler. To make a very long story very short, a week ago last Tuesday he was diagnosed (80%) with a fatal brain disease after suffering a seizure on Monday.

This past Tuesday the spinal tap results came back negative, taking this horrible prospect off the table. They now think it was all just a very rare reaction to the experimental antibody treatment he was on to prevent cancer re-occurrence.

Here is a pic of my buddy on our maiden tandem voyage back in August, just before he went into Miami Children's hospital for the month of September for a stem cell transplant.




You can read more about the most recent trial here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post10334331

Read his full story here:
www.caringbridge.org/visit/tylerharrison

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Old 01-29-10, 10:27 AM   #2
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That is good news! glad to here he's negative on that grandkids are so special I have 5 and certainly fill for you.
Great picture of you both I take my grandkids out on my tandem also they really enjoy it, hope he's doing good now and gets out on that tandem again soon.
I had kids cranks for them so they could pedal they really enjoy that he looks like he may be able to pedal with crank extenders.
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Old 01-29-10, 10:44 AM   #3
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Great news. Thanks for sharing it. Just a reminder of how lucky we are to have the people in our lives.

I'm going home early to hug my 6 y/o.
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Sounds like good news. Here's hoping for a continued recovery.
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Hey, I'm glad to hear that he's okay.


He's lucky to have a fantastic grandfather to ride with and look out for him.

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