Austin was and has always been happy, playful, a jokester and a great love-bug (mommas boy!). Being diagnosed at 5 with ALL didn't change that. We always knew with this terrible disease, no matter the outcome, we would always stay positive and try stay as normal as possible. Austin loves bike riding, camping and fishing... during treatment we still continued to make time for all these things. Everything was not always sunshine and rainbows. There were many tears, many anxious visits hoping for good lab results, viruses to overcome and now life lasting side effects from chemo. Austin has grown into a little gentleman and so aware of everyone's needs. He is compassionate and loving and some days I wonder how I deserve to be this boys mom. Austin is currently He is 11 and 3 years off treatment!