Journal entry #9
By Mark Nowak
The Wegner family arrived safely at MD Anderson Clinic in Houston on Sunday. They have an apartment that is ten minutes away that will be there home away from home for the next few months. After a couple of very long days of meetings with physicians the treatment strategy for Justin is in place. He will be admitted to the hospital on Wednesday Dec 7th in preparation for his surgery Thursday morning. It is going to be a very long surgery and prayers are needed.
Justin is in very good spirits and has been sleeping and eating great. He continues to play video games just like any other teenager. He never complains and continues to take one day at a time and one treatment plan at a time.
Justin likes his surgeon very much and believes this phase will be conquered. His surgeon is called "The doctor with the golden hands". She has been empathic and has patiently answered any questions or concerns Justin or the Wegner family have had.
A few wise words from Gandhi:
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. " - Gandhi
Justin has incredible strength and I know he will come out even stronger after this.
Please keep him in your thought and prayers, especially on Thursday.