Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

      The most up to date news on Spencer is that he continued his radiation therapy today after taking Saturday and Sunday off.  Unlike we originally thought, he did not start chemotherapy today.  He will not start the chemotherapy until after the radiation is done.  So far Spencer says some of his symptoms are digressing with the radiation and steroids which is positive news.  The process of treating this cancer is not an over-night process.  We have to show our true patience in this time, but Spencer is working hard each and every day.

       Over the weekend Spencer was able to enjoy being out of the hospital and back home with Lindsay.  He very much enjoyed sleeping in his own bed and being back in an atmosphere that is more comforting.  We were able to enjoy a good time together on Friday at Professor O'cools where we watched the thrilling Carolina basketball game together and shared laughs.  I think it really was a comforting feeling being together with all the people who are going through this with Spencer.  It truly made you feel like it was okay to laugh for a minute, and enjoy the time with people you love the most.

       Also during the weekend we started discussing different events and fundraising opportunities to help out the Hampton family.  This Sunday, April 1st at Tiebreaker's Sports Bar, we are going to raise money for the medical costs Spencer and his family are facing. The event will be held from 4-9pm and feature musical acts Jupiter Jones and Victor Hudson. There will also be live and silent auctions with items from the world of sports, entertainment and lots of local restaurants.  You will be able to receive more details about this on tonight’s news at 6 o'clock.  WITN news is going to have an interview with Spencer and Lindsay where they will be describing all that is taking place.  Everyone please tune in if possible and if it isn't available to you, then you can check the website a little after the news where it will be posted.

      There is also a relay for life team being put together by some of Spencer's close friends.  Everyone is really doing their part and trying to help raise money and awareness for Spencer.  I hope that everyone continues to look at the Facebook page and this website for more information on ways to help.  I will make sure to try my hardest to continue to take the time to post details and updates.  I also want to thank everyone who approached me over the weekend and told me how the appreciated the blog.  It is very inspiring to hear all you're kind words.  I just hope to continue to update and gain support for Spencer, Lindsay and the entire Hampton family.  The amount of friendships that are being strengthened through this is a beautiful thing to watch.  Love you all and keep praying your hardest.

Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10
           Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.

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