Brent Jutze complained of soreness in his throat the first week of March, 2012.  At first, we didn't think much of it.  He went to the family physician on a Friday and he first diagnosed Brent as having an infected tonsil. He was given antibiotics and told to see him the following Monday if the swelling in his throat didn't go down.  Monday came and Brent's right tonsil swelled so much it was the size of a quarter and cut off 75% of his airway.  He was immediately sent to the ER from the doctor's office where an X-Ray revealed a mass was growing attached to his tonsil.  March 7 was the date we were told Brent had Burkitt's Lymphoma, an aggressive, but highly treatable form of cancer.  He was admitted to St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo and that is where Brent began his 3 months of chemotherapy treatment.  He endured 4 rounds of chemo, including drawing fluid off of his lower spine twice each chemotherapy session.  During his second round of chemo, it was determined that Brent developed a blood clot inside his heart from the port that was put into him on his chest.  The port was used to inject the medicine directly into his heart.  The end of the port, however, was bumping against the inside wall of his heart, causing the blood clot.  Brent had to endure two blood thinner shots per day for two months which were given in his stomach area.  Finally, on May 30, 2012, Brent was given a clean bill of health.  The port was removed and follow-up exams showed no sign of the blood clot or the disease.  Brent now enters his first year "cancer free", if you can say that.  Brent has many years of follow-up exams and scans to go through, but, we will do whatever it takes to make sure this dreaded disease does not return.  We can't thank everyone enough for all the love and support Brent and the rest of our family has received through this ordeal.  Just a simple phone call or card meant a lot to Brent.