Adam was your typical 18 year old high school senior who was looking forward to his last year of high school in 2003. He loved hanging out with his friends, watching and playing hockey, hunting, fishing and playing cards. It was at a doctors appointment that first week of his senior year that changed everything for Adam. The small lump on Adams arm was not so typical. After many tests, Adam was diagnosed with ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After 8 hard rounds of chemo, Adam was able to return to school after his spring break and graduate with his class. All tests showed that Adam was in remission. He would under go almost 2 more years of maintenance chemo. On Oct 31, 2005 during a routine follow up appointment with his oncology team, Adam learned that his cancer was back with a vengeance. He immediately underwent several more months of intense chemo. Unfortunately, nothing could stop the beast. Adam entered the hospital again on Thursday, February 23, 2006 because of an infection. The bacterial infection proved too strong for Adam to fight with his compromised immune system and he passed away that afternoon. During his 2 1/2 year battle, Adam never wanted to be known as a kid with cancer. He always tried to continue his normal teenage lifestyle. His smile and dry sense of humor is remembered by all you knew him.
"I received an oil painting from an amazing family who came upon you. They took the time to shed happiness into my world. They got you right little man. They saw who you were and they put you onto canvas with an unbelieveable reality. The color in your cheeks, the sparkle in your eyes, the kindness on your face, is like staring you in the face. It makes me so happy to look at it."
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