Final Post

Friends,

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.

-C

 

  1. Wow is all I can say. This is the reason we have created Orange Bear Club is to help with childrens Leukemia as we watch the struggles that come along with this terrible disease. I wanted to ask if it would be ok to use this story on our site for the Month of September as it is Leukemia Awareness Month. We were inspired by a 3 yr old child who led us to create an organization built to help in the fight against this disease!

    Hope to hear from anyone who runs this blog now

    Prayers
    -Orange Bear Club -

  2. I just could not keep without saying many thanks in the bottom of my heart, after looking over this brilliant website!

    • Jose mercado
    • November 15th, 2015 1:58am

    My cousin just died from this deseas and he checked into the hospital on Sunday and died the next Saturday why did he only last six days please answer

  3. My sister died a little over a week ago. She’d had the diagnosis a little more than a month when she died. I am still in a state of shock. She “should have” lived another 20 years. She’d had Crone’s Disease, which was being treated, but otherwise, I thought she was healthy. I just never believed she would die before me.

    • Carol
    • February 1st, 2016 9:10am

    I stumbled across this blog because my nephew has just been diagnosed.

    I have found it oddly comforting, despite the final outcome.

    I love Austin’s writing. His sense of humor. His strength. His honesty.

    Peace and hugs to all that knew and loved him.

    • Lisa
    • February 18th, 2016 10:19am

    Wow! I’ve only read the 4 last posts but they could have been written by my spouse. We are on his second relapse, third leukemia diagnosis, and counts aren’t recovering and they are throwing the big guns. I’m sickened to hear Austin didn’t make it. I fear that I’m about to lose my husband. We started this battle when he was 30 and here he is 32. Prayers for your family as I know you miss Austin daily. We’ve got to get new medications for ALL. There are all types of studies for AML right now but only one new for ALL. We are at MD Anderson praying for a miracle!

    • Mark
    • February 29th, 2016 8:26pm

    To the Austin Family , I found his site when really trying to educate myself on this dreadful disease. I’m so very sad for your loss and yet he has given an even greater blessing to so many others. My twin brother who simply went in to the ER Dept. for a wound that never healed was given the news after many tests he had Leukemia. ALL PH chromosome, his treatments started back in October 2015 he has begun the arduous journey your Son had. Radiation and Chemo including the Ommaya reservoir to the CSF, multiple transfusions and prophylactic drugs. And of course the many side effects and complications that come. At 55 yrs old and healthy (or at least we thought) to be diagnosed with ALL and really no cure has taken its toll on all of us. We like you are holding on to hope , and perhaps a miracle drug. God give you strength love and peace to your family. And prayers if you will to my brother Mike for endurance, courage and strength. To the God above who loves you. Mark

    • Amy
    • March 8th, 2016 3:11pm

    Wow. Amazing writing. Raw, humored, dark and educational. Read the whole blog in one sitting. He seemed to be a great, brave man.

    Rest in paradise, young man. May your participation in these studies make as much a difference as this beautiful blog- allowing others a window into your journey is truly a selfless thing. Xo -Amy, 28, Canada.

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