Though in the summer of 2020 Tim was declared "cancer free", by Spring of 2021 suddenly his body was riddled with the disease. Though it was feared to be something uncontrollable, it turned out to be a flavor of the same stuff he has been fighting since 2011, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

But it was nasty enough he and his doctor decided to enroll him in a study using a system called CAR T where they take out a bunch of his T cells (using the machines pictured), train them to be killers, then send them back in to kill the bad guy cells. This required him to be admitted to the hospital for over a month.

The process caused him to become anemic, which he has not yet recovered from.

But did the process help his Leukemia? Ummm...a little bit. But mostly you'd say it failed because the disease was slowed but still advancing.

So the doc put him back on the same drug that previously put him into remission, and now we sit back and hope and pray.
Though in the summer of 2020 Tim was declared "cancer free", by Spring of 2021 suddenly his body was riddled with the disease. Though it was feared to be something uncontrollable, it turned out to be a flavor of the same stuff he has been fighting since 2011, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

But it was nasty enough he and his doctor decided to enroll him in a study using a system called CAR T where they take out a bunch of his T cells (using the machines pictured), train them to be killers, then send them back in to kill the bad guy cells. This required him to be admitted to the hospital for over a month.

The process caused him to become anemic, which he has not yet recovered from.

But did the process help his Leukemia? Ummm...a little bit. But mostly you'd say it failed because the disease was slowed but still advancing.

So the doc put him back on the same drug that previously put him into remission, and now we sit back and hope and pray.
Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard...
Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard...