Friday, October 14, 2011

Seattle Times Article 10/14/11

Today in the Seattle Times Steve Kelley wrote an article about Andrew. Please take the time to read it. You can read it by clicking here or by purchasing the Times and finding it in the Sports section. Thank you to Steve Kelley for publishing this article!

We are just one week away from the race, please sign up today if you haven't already!

Andrew continues to be in pain and continues to fill with fluid. Our mother and Andrew met with the sarcoma specialist from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance this week. He was a fantastic doctor but told Andrew that he did not qualify for the Fred Hutch trial due to Andrew's liver failure. That was really hard to hear. The doctor mentioned one other chemo drug that is normally given to adolescents and comes with a great risk. The side affects were too great and Andrew declined. At this point we are left with the treatment facility in BC. We hope to have Andrew there next week.

Happy Friday and look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday at Greenlake!


Anonymous said...

Hi Andrew, I just read Steve Kelley's article about your heroic battle. I'm with you brother. I have had a very similar 5 year battle with a rare Stage 4 cancer as well. I, like you, played college ball in the mid-80's, and have adopted the same "never give up" attitude that you have in this fight. I was never supposed to make it much more than a few months, and Western medicine really had nothing to offer me treatment wise. I have pulled out all the stops, surgery, chemo, Cyberknife radiation, complimentary approaches (supplements, non FDA protocols, etc). I think the combo of all of them have helped keep me alive, and that's really all I more day. My favorite line is from Lance when he said "if you keep moving it can't get you". I know you feel the same way. My wife, 4 year old little girl, and I just moved to Seattle from Boston in March. Most of my doctors and specialists are in San Francisco, and I would be happy to hook you up with any of them. Also, I created a blog about 5 years ago as well, and in it I detail everything I have done treatment wise so that others (if interested) can see exactly what I am doing. Hang in there bro. I am going to try and make it to your walk next weekend. My blog address is My email address is if you want to get in touch. You and your family are my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

This is a great article! Andrew, you continuous positive attitude is inspiring. I wish we could be there for the 5k to show our support, but we will be there in spirit. We will continue to pray for you and your family.

Take care,
Mary Ellen (Novinger) Lusk