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April 7, 2011

Dear Friends and Family, We don't have any big news, but I wanted to give you all an update about Michael, and fill you in on a few things that are going on as well. We returned from Houston on Friday. Michael had two weeks of radiation treatment at M.D. Anderson. The radiation targeted the cancer that recently recurred in his eye socket. Unlike last summer, he did not have to go under general anesthesia each day. He is now old enough to sit still for these treatments. Due to the location of the radiation, he did have to wear a mask and the mask was fastened down to the table, so it was uncomfortable and frightening. He was very brave to endure this treatment awake. I will attach a photo. While we were in Houston, we met with Dr. Peter Zage, a pediatric oncologist who specializes in neuroblastoma. We reviewed Michael's situation, and talked about possible treatments and the clinical trials he is eligible for based on his diagnosis and recent relapse. Yesterday we met with our primary oncologist, Dr. Amy Pass, and had a similar discussion. We also met with Mark Dungan, who works with NANT (, a…

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