Nearly 2 ½ years ago our family was stunned to receive the news that our niece, Marisa Kamp, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 4. This week we are rejoicing at her recovery and the end of her treatments. Here is an excerpt of what her mother, Teresa, just posted on Carepages.
“We rejoice to announce that Marisa’s treatment ended October 11! This past Monday, we had an appointment at the clinic to discuss her follow-up care. She will need to go to the clinic monthly for blood work and check-ups the first year post-treatment, then every 2 months the 2nd year, every 3 months the 3rd year, every 6 months the 4th year and from 5 years post-treatment until she is 18 years old, she will have long-term follow-up care in which she will go to the clinic once a year to monitor her growth, etc. She needs to continue with one anti-pneumonia medication for 3-6 months because her counts will take that long to get back to normal post-chemotherapy.
“After 2 years and 3 ½ months of treatment in which Marisa took 2,700 plus pills and had multiple spinal taps, it still seems surreal to have it come to an end. First of all, we want to acknowledge God, who has blessed her treatment and made all things go wonderfully well. He has helped us all the way through and we are so humbled and grateful for His care and kindness shown to Marisa. If we consider what we really deserve, our praise and thanks seem so inadequate. We pray that this will be blessed for Marisa’s soul, and as well as her body, and that it may be blessed for our whole family circle.”