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Joan Brown

Thinking of you always, and praying unceasingly!  Merry Christmas, Tyson Family!

Another verse I came across that brought me strength and I hope it does the same for you:

"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still" Exodus 14:14

praying that you may have strength and peace in the stillness.

Saturday, December 27, 2014 07:56 PM
Jerica Carter

I write this praying blessings upon you and your family not only this time of year but in these given circumstances.  Mother to mother I share with you both my love and strength,  reciprocating that which you gave in getting my girls here. If ever you need support be it emotional or mental or even spiritual please don't overlook my family.
love always

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:07 PM
Susan Hickey

God bless you all at this holiday season and throughout 2015. 

Monday, December 22, 2014 04:07 PM
Laura Dobbins

Dr. Tyson,

I found my way to your blog via a Facebook post by a high school friend who is a L&D nurse at St Mary's.   I had seen that you were on leave from VWC when I tried to make an appointment, but did not know why.  

I am so sorry to hear about the trials you and your family have been going through, but loved reading the last post's, "I told you so."  I hope Callen has many more "I told you so" moments.  

You and your family are in our thoughts.

-Laura & Christina (moms to Katie)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 02:46 PM
Meghan Gough

Dear Dr. Tyson and family,

I woke up this morning thinking about you and your family. I'm sending you energy, peace and gratitude this morning! 

I think about the day you delivered my daughter often because your face was such a relief to me. I had spent the night laboring with an on-call doctor (who I think had settled on a c-section). Just stopping in to check on me as you arrived to the hospital in the early morning, you swooped in, knees on the delivery table, and hands working to untangle my baby -- and there was my Lily! I had full trust in you and now you are an important part of Lily's story forever.

I hope you feel the support of your quiet, but very sincere cheerleaders! 

Meghan, mother of Lily (delivered on 1/23/2012)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 06:41 AM
Deidre Belcher

Dear Team Callen-

I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear of Callen's diagnosis. Please know that your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Katie, you are truly a gifted writer. I found myself smiling through my tears as I was reading your journal entries. Sincerely, Deidre Belcher

Sunday, November 23, 2014 01:18 AM
Laura Carlstrom

Katie and Jim,

I just want you to know that we continue to pray for sweet Callen.  We formed a prayer circle for you today at work.  We love you and miss you so much.  Callen will fight this--no doubt!  After all, he IS superhero strong!!  Praying for health, strength and comfort for all.  

Much love,


Thursday, November 20, 2014 06:41 PM
Johanna Orleski

Dear Team Callen, 

We are praying for you all and sending so much love and light. Dr. Tyson, on July 27, 2013 you delivered my sweet Annabelle and saved my life and her life in the process.  The honesty, kindness and hope that you share on this website are nothing short of inspiring.  If there is absolutely anything that we can do, please let us know.  


Johanna Orleski and family

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:40 PM
Tammy Stewart

Dr. Tyson,

It is that time of year for me to come in again and I hear that your not there. I am so sorry to hear about what your going through. With that said i am so happy to read how positive and strong you and your family is during all if this. I am thinking about you and your family. I am putting out positive thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that I can do please let me know.



Monday, November 10, 2014 07:50 PM
Julie Murphy

Katie and Jim, 

Prayers and hugs for all of you. I continue to put Callen on the prayer list at Good Sheperd. We all think of you often.


Julie, Mike, Reed, and Conner

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 04:35 PM
Caroline Bear

Dr. Tyson & family,

I've been holding all of you in my thoughts & heart. Sending light, love, & bright healing energy...


Caroline Bear

-mama of Daisy Grace Dooley delivered by Dr. Tyson on September 10, 2012

Saturday, October 25, 2014 02:25 PM
Laura Hurdelbrink

Dr. Tyson and family,

I wanted to stop by and send you my regards and thoughts during this difficult time. During one of my recent prenatal checkups at VWC, Nurse Compton gave me an update that treament is going well.

Jaxon (delivered 12/28/12 by Dr. Tyson) and I include Callen in our prayers every night. I can only imagine how strong and brave he is going through this. And for you all to be fighting daily for him is amazing! I know the love that he has from his family and friends will go so far as he battles this awful disease and kicks it to the curb. My sister in law's younger brother had ALL as a child and is now a happy, healthy OR nurse helping heal others. I pray and hope Callen's story will end just as succesfully.

Please keep writing!

With love,

Laura Hurdelbrink

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 04:52 PM
Tyson Loverro

Hey Bud,

Thinking on you little guy. Your Dads coming up North, will take good care of him. Love ya buddy and hope you are okay, I'm sure you are. Keep kicking ass bud, hope to see you soon!!!


Friday, October 17, 2014 05:22 PM
Clarice Roberts-Muse

Hello Dr Tyson, 

I was in the office today for my annual, I missed you:)) I am so sorry to hear about Callen. I am praying for you and your family for strength to get you all through this. I hope and pray he is doing well with his treatments. Love to all.

Clarice Roberts -Muse 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 09:39 PM
Becky Drayton

Dr. Tyson,

I have been praying for your sweet boy and family ever since I found out about Callen earlier this year, and had hoped there would be a way for me to reach out one day.  Luckily, today while at VWC, one of your great nurses told me about this awesome site where you have so amazingly and bravely shared Team Callen's story.  Your words convey your emotions so strongly; thank you for making me both laugh and cry, and more importantly for letting me know how we can help.  Sending lots of love and strength to my favorite doc and her family:)~

Becky Drayton

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 09:35 PM
Susan Shackelford

The Virginia ENT branch of Team Callen has you all in our thoughts and prayers always.  God bless you all as the journey continues.

Monday, October 13, 2014 10:45 AM
Julie Murphy

Many prayers for all of you at team Callen. I hope that the treatments are going well. Love from all of us.


Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:56 PM
Carter Avery Morrison

Dr. Tyson, 

I heard through the grapevine about Callen's diagnosis a few months ago, but had no idea there was a website until I went in for a consult the other day. I'm sending prayers and thoughts to you and your family daily, and I'm so thankful to see that Callen is getting some success after such hard work this summer. Missing your smiling face! Will be keeping up with the blog and you can bet you'll see me at any Team Callen events in the future. 

All my best,

Carter Avery Morrison

Monday, September 15, 2014 05:42 PM
Cara Hoover

Callen, Katie (Dr. Tyson), & Family, 

Just wanted to drop in and let you know I think of and pray for you often. I hope your walk goes well tomorrow, we wish we could be there. Jackson had his first birthday recently and I am all the more thankful for his health in the past year - I know that despite our efforts as parents to keep our children safe and healthy, their future can forever be changed in an instant. Callen, I hope your kicking Lou Kee-mia's tail!! 

Hugs to all!

~ Cara Hoover

Friday, September 12, 2014 08:44 PM
Alice Rauschkolb

This feels like so much longer than 5 months......I cannot fathom how long it feels for all of you. xoxox

Saturday, August 30, 2014 07:17 PM
Susan Shackelford

I am praying for you all as this long, difficult journey continues.  Katie, your writing is a true gift.

Friday, August 29, 2014 02:20 PM
The Kreisler's

We just heard about Callen's illness and were very a taken back, but after talking to Jim this afternoon, we were very encouraged by his news and outlook. All our prays, hopes and good wishes to Callen and the entire Tyson family for successful treatment courses and a complete recovery and cure.

Les & Ellen Kreisler

Saturday, August 23, 2014 04:46 PM
Tracey Winckler

Update:  I 'd told my coworker about Dr. Tyson's (GYN) son having Leukemia yesterday.  A few minutes ago, I was telling her how I tied it to my ENT office.  When I mentioned Dr. Tyson's (ENT) name, she said "Wait a minute!  That's my doctor!  He's the one who did my sinus surgery!"  Circle of medicine getting smaller and smaller...Small world!

Thursday, August 21, 2014 01:24 PM
Tracey Winckler

The small circle of medicine...A few months ago, I was getting my allergy shot at VA ENT on Mayland Drive, and the staff there were wearing Team Callen tshirts.  I asked what it was about and they said that one of the doctor's on staff had a son who was diagnosed with Leukemia.  Fast forward, yesterday, I tried to make an appt with my GYN, Katie Tyson, and was told that she wasn't seeing patients right now.  When I inquired as to why, I was told that her son had Leukemia.  I immediately had tears in my eyes because I remember her telling stories about her son during my visits and I have loved her as a doctor and person every since I first started seeing her.  This morning, I was talking to my clinical study nurse, Christie, because I wanted to see if I could get an appt with her since I couldn't see Dr. Tyson.  She again, mention how Dr. Tyson wasn't seeing patients.  I asked how her son was doing and Christie said he was doing better.  She talked about the different things that had been done in support of the Tyson family and Team Callen and how Dr. Tyson had a blog talking about the journey.  I said "Her son is like 4 or 5, right?" and Christie said "I think so.  His name is Callen."  I immediately thought back to a few months ago and the Team Callen tshirts at Va ENT.  So I looked up the other doctors there and saw they had a James Tyson.  Definitely couldn't be a coincedence!  James Tyson at my ENT office and Katie Tyson, my GYN were the parents of Callen!  So I googled Team Callen and found this blog.  I'm sorry to ramble, but I just wanted to tell the whole story of how I got here, and how I wish I had known sooner so I could have participated in some of the activities.  I've read from the blog that he's doing good and it looks like he's going to beat this thing.  Yeeeaaahhhh Callen!  Dr. Tyson, I am soooo sorry that you and your family are going through this and you will definitely be in my continious prayers and thoughts.  I'm sure it's very difficult having another small child to take care of as well.  It seems like you have a great support system and you seem to be taking all of this really well.  If you need me to take care of that yellow purse I've been trying to get, I can hold it for you until you get through all of this.  LOL!  :-)

Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:33 PM
Michele Nelson

Thinking of you all & praying for healing.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 06:01 AM
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