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Brandon Schoenberger

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Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023

I can't believe my last post was before Thanksgiving... we have some catching up to do. I have shared some posts on Facebook, so do follow me there for more frequent posts or at least photos. Well, lets get this update going... I will let photos do most of the

Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023
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Two Months

I know it's been a bit quiet around here lately. Words - at least ones that I care to share - have been somewhat elusive this last month. While the blog has been quiet, we definitly have not been. Where to even start... I guess I'll start with the most

Two Months
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Celebration of Life Service Details

I know it has been a bit quiet around here and many of you have been patiently waiting for additional details around Steph's service. Plans are coming together  and you can visit the Celebration of Life page for all of the latest information as well as the streaming details which

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One Long Week

On Monday, the kids, my mom, and I decided to take road trip to Boise. The kids have enjoyed time with cousins and family. We have been keeping busy and enjoying these long days the best that we can. Last night was the first night in a hotel room with

One Long Week
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The Trail Ahead

The kids and I went to REI yesterday to get new hiking boots. Today we put them to use on the Coal Creek Falls trail. It was great to get outside on this beautiful day for some fresh air and exersice. The falls were dry, so that added to some

The Trail Ahead
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Bittersweet Homecoming

Stephanie is cancer free in the arms of her Savior, Jesus. He welcomed her home at 12:11 this afternoon. I was able to be with her, holding her sweet hand when she sighed the weight of this world away. We will miss her terribly, but remember her always. Steph

Bittersweet Homecoming
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Uphill Battle

Steph's liver numbers continue to climb in the wrong direction. The toxins building up in her blood (ammonia) are impacting her cognative ability. Yesterday she was able to answer all the questions - albeit a bit slow. Today she was answering all questions with her birthday or "same". To her

Uphill Battle
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There and Back Again

After a couple weeks at home, we are back at UWMC. Steph's liver and kidney numbers have been on the rise again and they have decided to admit us today to keep a closer eye on her. The toxin buildup from the liver injury is causing some mild cognitive impairment;

There and Back Again
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Day 33: Home Sweet Home

After 2o days in the hospital, Steph was discharged yesterday, September 4th. This also happened to be the day that my cousins Ray and Kristi where back in town from thier anniversary Alaskan cruise. We were able to swing by my aunt and uncle's home straight from the hospital to

Day 33: Home Sweet Home
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Day 31: 100% Donor

One of the recent blood count tests was to count the CD3, CD33, and CD56 natural killer cells and see what percentage were existing and what percentage are newly created by the transplanted stem cells. The results are in and 100% of these key cells are from the new stem

Day 31: 100% Donor