Be a Farren Fan – Live Long and Prosper!
The year 2020 hasn’t been a great one for many, but for the Davis Family it has been especially hard. In the early summer while lifting pallets from the back of his car, Farren felt his back suddenly give out. Weeks and weeks of physical therapy and medicine to ease his back pain did nothing and he finally found himself with experts at the University of Utah and Hunstman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City, UT. What he thought was a simple back strain ended up being a significant diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma. His Thoracic vertebrae T-7 and T-8 were essentially eaten away by the tumor and it was putting pressure on his spine. By September 1, he was beginning months of chemotherapy and radiation to treat this aggressive cancer with the hopes of being prepared for an autologous stem cell transplant in 6 months. Luckily the Davis family was not naïve to the cancer battle since Farren has been an unfaltering caregiver for Nancy as she has battled breast cancer this past year.
January 21, 2021
We had an uplifting appointment with the amazing Myeloma team at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital today. Dr. Sborov and Grace APRN shared exciting news that all his blood work and scans show that his cancer has had a “complete response” to the chemotherapy, he is recovering extremely well from COVID, and they are now ready for him to start collecting stem cells for his upcoming transplant. The goal date for transplant is Mid-March! We are excited to see light at the end of this long tunnel, and although this cancer is not curable, we hope that all these treatments will allow Farren and Nancy to get back to some normalcy in life!! Live Long and Prosper Farren Fans! Thank you for all the support!!!
January 17, 2021
Farren and Nancy survived 2020 and are hopeful that 2021 will be their year to beat all of these medical challenges. They both are free from oxygen during the day with minimal residual COVID issues.
Farren is actively working towards his Autologous Stem Cell Transplant which we hope will occur in April 2021. The process for this includes multiple trips to Salt Lake City for special injections and then collection of his own healthy stem cells. After enough of these cells have been collected, Farren will be admitted to the hospital to have his entire immune system wiped out and rebooted. They will then inject his healthy cells back into his body. This process will help drastically fight the multiple myeloma and in a way “put a lid” on this kind of cancer. It is not a cure, but a significant way to keep the cancer at bay.
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January 21, 2021
Hey brother, you look great in the pic.... Let's hope you feel as well as you look. Always praying for you and Nancy. We love you both
Al and Suzy Woods
December 16, 2020
We love all of you so much! Stay strong.
December 13, 2020
We love having Jena and Russ as our neighbors!
December 11, 2020
Farren and Nancy, Love you both! Love, Christi Reed