Final Post


This is Austin’s father, Carty.

We lost our beautiful son Austin to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past May 8th.

This blog was an enormously important source of inspiration and comfort for Austin, many of you have told us it was valuable for you as well.

Deb (his mom), Dylan (his brother), and I miss him terribly as you might imagine.

We’ll leave the blog up indefinitely and keep an eye on the comments.  You can reach us at <debra at roundpond dot net>, <carty at roundpond dot net>, and <dylan at roundpond dot net>.

Thanks for all your engagement and encoragement.  ALL is a nasty disease, there is a lot of work remaining to make progress toward a cure, if you are able – consider a donation to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.



    • Louise
    • June 11th, 2016 10:36pm

    Thank you for leaving this blog up. I couldn’t pass by without providing a heartfelt acknowledgement of your son/brother’s journey, how insightful it is to read, about the disease, fighting, facing death and about our faith in – and the trade-offs – of medical interventions, hope and acceptance. I’m sorry for your loss.

  1. When I originally commented I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service? Kudos!

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