Mortal Showers Bring Eternal Flowers

About Us


We’re the Merling Family. Last year after a busy summer our 16 year old son was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma -An aggressive bone cancer- in his left humerus. We went for treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. For 9 months we stayed there, undergoing rounds of chemo and a major surgery to remove the cancer and replace the bone in Scott’s arm with a metal rod.  This blog was created to keep our friends and family updated on Scott’s progress and to record our journey. We have now finished treatment, and Scott is doing well. He goes back for scans every 3 months. We keep this blog up and going to show the story of a post cancer life and to show that there is hope and healing.  As Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we believe in eternal families and that through the Savior there can be great peace among chaos.

You can start at the beginning of our journey here and here’s a video that shows the pieces of the past nine months.



5 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Susan Brookings - Harlan's Grandmother

    Hi Scott,
    I love your website.
    Great to see you and your family at school today.
    Good luck with your treatments!

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