12 Days of Christmas: Day 3: Frank Seamans Jr.
A number of people had this thought. Congratulations to Meagan W. for putting it so well!
If I could wish something for Frank Seamans (Legacy Five) and his family this Christmas, it would be to give Frank Jr. a clean bill of health.
In December of 2008, it was discovered that Frank Jr. had some unusual spots on his neck. After visiting their family physician after Christmas, he was sent for a CT Scan. There were spots in various places also: neck, chest, and under his arms.
Frank Jr. was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. From the beginning, his doctors offered much hope that his Lymphoma could be taken care of with treatment. He began a fourteen-week round of chemotherapy. Halfway through the chemo treatments, doctors performed a PET Scan and found that the Lymphoma was out completely out of Frank Jr.’s body, and the Seamans family rejoiced over that. However, by the end of those fourteen weeks, in May of 2009, the family found out the Lymphoma had begun to grow again.
Doctors took the next step in the treatment process and Frank Jr. underwent a Stem Cell Transplant. He has since had his first post-treatment PET Scan and things are looking wonderful. At this point, there is no Lymphoma in Frank Jr., body!
As most of you know by now I am sure, Frank Seamans made the decision to leave Legacy Five back in September and come off of the road in order to be with his family. Gus Gaches, the person Frank recommended to the group, is the new tenor for the group and will begin singing with them on New Year’s Eve in Morristown, TN.
Many of us have walked through cancer with a close family member, so we can identify with the journey Frank Seamans and his family have had to take over the past year. I know all of us pray for complete healing to be restored in Frank Jr. and wish God’s very best for the entire family in the future.