March 2010 – Bennett Randall Nester was born in Houston, Texas at Texas Women's Hospital.
December 2011 – Diagnosed through MRI with a Pineal Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma causing hydrocephalus on his brain. Brain Cancer was diagnosed.
June 2013 – Bennett began a 15 Month Cycle of Chemotherapy- Carboplatin & Vincristine & Vinblastine
September 2014- Partial Resection of Tumor
January 2015- 6 Weeks of Proton Radiation at MD Anderson
July 2016- Tumor is shrinking
I've never seen a more resilient child than my son. He has met every day of his battle with cancer with a brave face, strong heart and one big smile. This journey has brought us fears, tears, hope and endless love from family, friends and strangers. I have seen his story inspire others and I know that God chose this very special little boy for something much bigger than all of us. Cancer, you have met your match. I have prayed every day for our lives to go back to normal, but it never will. This is our new normal. Chemotherapy, bloodwork, surgeries and proton radiation, we hope it is now over as we enter into our 5th year of tumor stability post radiation. He prays each night before bed, and during his prayer he always tells God a joke before it's over...I love how he sees the world and the light he brings into it. Thank you everyone for your continued support of our little superhero.