In 2010, From The Heart Run honored two families.
Tyler Harlickers was diagnosed with B-precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on December 1st, 2009. Tyler is undergoing chemotherapy once a week in Rochester, followed by a combination of treatments at home. Tyler’s treatment plan as well as his maintenance plan will require several years of medical supervision. He has a great passion for life, he enjoys sports, loves being a big brother and has a ton of determination for this journey.
Tyler is the son of Tim (1984 OHS graduate) and Susan Harlicker. Tyler is a first grader at McKinley Elementary School in Owatonna. He has two older brothers, Dillon (20), Jacob (10), and one little sister, Lillie (2).
Steve Nelson was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, in 2004. The cancer was discovered at an early stage and it remained asymptomatic for four years. Then in June 2008 it suddenly became aggressive, requiring a two week hospitalization, several weeks of dialysis, and stronger medications. Steve underwent chemo in January 2009, followed by a blood stem cell transplant in April. This put the cancer in remission for a few months, but it returned in the fall, showing up as tumors requiring radiation. New medications have the cancer in check for the time being, but those medications have potentially dangerous side effects. The encouragement and prayers of family, friends and even strangers have enabled him to maintain a positive attitude as he awaits the next stage of his journey.
Steve and Paulette Nelson have lived in Owatonna for 18 years. They have two children: Ellen is a sophomore at St. Olaf College and David is a junior at Owatonna High School.
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