I have been informed by two of Lance's good friends, Steve Pierce and Steve Eaton, that Lance and Amy's 3 year old son, Reid, has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor, an embryonic rhabdomyosarcoma, in the space between his left eye and the eye socket.
Lance called me moments ago. Reid, Amy and Lance are at St. Jude's in Memphis TN where Reid is undergoing diagnostic testing and will soon undergo procedures all aimed at treating his condition.
Lance has asked me to post this, not to elicit sympathy, but rather to let you know that he and his family will appreciate your thoughts and prayers as their little boy undergoes these procedures. Lance will post something under this thread in the days to come, but he and Amy are so worried for their little boy that he feels he cannot speak about it right now. He asked me to do so, and to thank you all for your support as he holds the supercub friendships with the highest regards.
We spoke about how one deals with this sort of tragedy as a parent, and I must say that when my son was facing surgery as a 1 day old I have never been so torn apart. There are many of you in this Supercub Village who will know just what to say to Lance and Amy. Please take time to do so.
I post this with Lance's permission, and will add to it as time goes on.
In the meantime, we will pray and hope for the best for Reid, and for strength for Amy and Lance.