On January 27, 2011 Eric Merkley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. An aggressive cancer that we hope and the doctors to this point seem confident that is contained to one spot on his leg. Prognosis is good. Treatments and recovery will be long and painful.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

And he's off!

Eric just called and he has cleared security at the airport.  He is so excited to be on his way to Sacramento!!  I asked him if the security was a pain to get through with his leg, and he said that after he went through the body scanner, they  swabbed his leg for explosives and that was it, he passed.

So needless to say, he is on his way.  We had a great talk.  He was craving information from home... as if he does not get a lot from me in my letters.  :) He said that he feels like he is alive again and no longer a zoombie at the MTC.  It is interesting how different personalities handle the MTC.  Eric is not one to be saddled in a chair all day long, but I am sure proud of him sticking it out and making it to the end.  Now all the work will begin. 

1 comment:

  1. Love the picture! Fits Eric perfectly! I had to laugh at the security at the airport. When we went to CA in Jan. for Tim's Make-a-Wish trip, security was a highlight of the trip. Tim had to go through the full body scanner, then get the wand, a pat down and the explosive test. And that was just in SLC! In CA, they had no idea what to do when I mentioned he had a prosthetic leg and would set off all kinds of alarms:) Glad to hear he made it through without too much trouble!