On December 9, 2011 (his 14th birthday), Deven was diagnosed with Stage 2b Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of blood cancer. He endured chemotherapy and radiation and achieved remission in May of 2012. Sadly, Deven relapsed just 3 weeks later. Deven fought very hard and was awaiting a stem cell transplant, but his body could endure no more and was no longer responding to treatment.
Deven passed on March 22, 2013 at the age of 15. He will forever be missed and will always be loved. The Ethan Jostad Foundation extends our deepest condolences to Deven's family and thanks them for allowing us to share his story.