** UPDATE FROM BO 7/28/2014
I have no better way of articulating through this forum our gratitude to each of you, other than stating simply, with the deepest sincerity: thank you. It was the wonderful industry of my HLR colleagues that launched this fundraiser, and thanks to your immense generosity, it has far surpassed anyone’s expectations. There are no small kindnesses; every dollar, every prayer, and every message of support has meant everything to us.
After one round of chemotherapy, I was thrilled to learn that the leukemia is in complete "deep" or "molecular" remission, meaning that currently no sign of the cancer remains. I am undergoing a second cycle of chemo, and while a stem cell transplant is still on the table, the doctors are so pleased with results to date that I was told today that they believe such a risky procedure could be avoided altogether. We’re still undecided, and things could of course change, but at the moment it’s hard to see how the treatment outcome could be better. The medical professionals at MD Anderson are among the best in the world in this field, but equally important to this whole process is the support my family and I have received from you. Things would not be this good without all of you holding us up.
Going forward, I will try to post updates here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/boschwerinv.leukemia.
The fundraiser is wrapping up, but years from now, my family and I will still be talking about the kindness and generosity all of you have shown us over the past weeks. What a gift. We won’t forget it.
Onwards and upwards,
**UPDATE FROM BO ON 6/19**
Words seem inadequate in circumstances like this, but I would like to try anyway to express the gratitude I and my family have for the incredible support we have received from each of you. While I am not at all surprised—I have come to know very well the character and quality of spirit of the UHLC family and the larger Houston legal community—I am still entirely overwhelmed by the extent and enthusiasm of your kindness. I have been told that the process of beating this disease will be difficult, but when I think about your generosity and encouragement, it does not feel that way at all. I can’t thank you enough not only for the financial support you have provided, but the kind words, cheers, and prayers you have offered. I think about them before I go to sleep at night, and I sleep very well.
Many, many thanks again. At the moment, I am out of the hospital, with treatment ongoing on an outpatient basis. All results so far have been highly positive. I will keep you updated on the road to recovery.
Onwards and upwards,