Taylor: 6 y/o, adopted Cancer fighter!

 
Raised: $10,835.00
Goal: $100,000.00
 
 
 

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Nicole L. Hammond

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Team Hammond is a foster and adoptive family from Las Vegas, Nevada. We have adopted four small special needs children out of foster care over the past 4 years. We also currently foster... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Nicole L. Hammond 1 month ago

It's been so long since we've updated this page. It will remain open for those that want to give (thank you!), but most of Taylor's updates will be on our Facebook page, wwe.facebook.com/LordPleaseHealTaylor

We can't believe it's been a year since this journey started. Last year on President's Day, we asked our FB family and friends to pray for our son who was in the ER. We knew something was wrong with him, but we never expected Cancer. Thank you for all your support over this past year. The well wishes, donations, cards, flowers, gifts, hugs and kisses are immeasurable. We could not have made it through this year without your love. Please continue to pray for Taylor's complete healing and restoration as his journey is not over yet. We love you and thank God for you.

 

 
 

Updated posted by Nicole L. Hammond 7 months ago

I'm sorry it's been a while since I posted an update. We've been pretty tired (exhausted) these past couple of weeks. Taylor has been in and out of the hospital every other week for the past 7 weeks. He'll be back in on Tuesday, hopefully for his last stay. This chemo is pretty strong and has been challenging for him. Everyone suffers differently with this drug and unfortunately, Taylor's side-effect is an increase in his temperature. His fevers have gotten up to 103 or more and offer him little relief. Between the hospital visits and our new baby, there is little sleep for mom & dad around here. Please keep praying for our strength.

Speaking of the new baby (*Nathan* if we get to adopt him), he and all of our other kiddies are doing great. We are so blessed that they have been able to adjust and be fluid with us as we journey through this cancer battle as a family. Children really are resilient. We thank God for his protection over them during this time.

We are scheduled to meet with Dr. Walters, the bone marrow transplant specialist, on Monday. We wonder if he has news of another donor?! I'll post another update as soon as we hear something.

Thank you for praying for us and continuing to share this story. We feel a move of favor coming our way very soon. We love you! ♥

 
 
 

Updated posted by Nicole L. Hammond 7 months ago

Most of you may already know that Taylor's bone marrow donor backed out and his bone marrow transplant was cancelled. He was scheduled to have the transplant on the 16th. We were disappointed initially, but we understand everything happens for a reason. The stress of preparations, accommodations, flights, childcare all seemed to be for nothing. It can be frustrating to look back on.

We are so grateful for everyone who stepped us to help us during this time. Our friends and family each stepped in to do their part to help us, especially with the care of our other children. Charlie & Jordanne really enjoyed their time in Los Angeles with my family. While Meganne & Blake had a blast with our close friend from church. The Word says to "1. Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven......3.But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4. so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Matthew 6:1,3-4
I cannot mention you by name, but please know that we appreciate all that you ALL have done for us. Your recognition comes from above and is never forgotten.

Taylor is feeling ok. He is going through some really intense chemo. For this treatment, he has to be hospitalized for a week, every other week, for 8 weeks. We are on week 3 and he'll be going back into the hospital tomorrow. His ADHD keeps his mind fresh and full of energy, even while his body says no. He doesn't understand the conflict, so his first treatment was pretty rough. He also suffered from a phantom fever that wouldn't go away. He was given iv antibiotics and it went away. We have effectively locked down our home. We tried to keep things as normal as possible for him and our other kiddies, by having visitors and other children come over, but the risk of infection for him is too great to ignore.

Thank you for praying for us and with us. Please keep him in your prayers this week as he gets another dose of chemo.
This photo is of the whole crew before bedtime a couple of days ago. I forgot to mention we got another foster baby. It's Taylor's half brother. We're never going to say no. If we get to adopt him, his name will be Nathan. Please pray for our strength as we try to raise these children in the midst of this storm.

 

Meg, Blake, Tay, Jordanne, Nate

 
 
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Created by Nicole L. Hammond on February 23, 2013

Team Hammond is a foster and adoptive family from Las Vegas, Nevada. We have adopted four small special needs children out of foster care over the past 4 years. We also currently foster one baby for a grand total of 5 little ones, ages 6 and under. Our family was featured on our local CBS affiliate during one of our adoptions. News link www.tinyurl.com/teamhammond1

One of our super hero sons, Taylor, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. He is the bravest boy we know. He is currently hospitalized and receiving a mix of intensive inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy. We are grateful that he is under the care of one of the top Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists in the nation.

We have no doubt that he will beat this. He is a tough boy, but as sweet and genuine as only a child can be. He is in good spirits and loves all the well wishes he has received. He hates the pokes and pricks, but loves the popsicles and pudding. He enjoys watching SpongeBob, Wipeout & The Cosby Show. He is in Kindergarten and just received a card from his classmates that he looks at every day.

Our friends and family have shown us so much support. We have set up this page to allow all of those who wish to help us during this journey. Every dollar, prayer, well wish, and good thought has not and will not go unnoticed. Every donation is appreciated, no matter how big or small. All donations go to helping offset all related costs of Taylor's care.


We love and appreciate all of you. If you have watched our journey, you know there is a greater good at work in this family. This situation will not stop us. It will make us more determined and solidified to continue the work we have started in our children.

We thank you and Taylor thanks you for your time and generosity. Please feel free to contact us at anytime. Follow us on twitter at @Team_Hammond for our latest updates.
 
 
 
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I pray in JESUS name the goal is met. I will do all I can but GOD is in control and I have faith in HIS predestined outcome. I love you nephew

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I love this little baby boy. And I am praying God continues to heal him. I wish there was an po box where I can send him gifts. Get well sweet baby boy

 

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Keep fighting wee man

 

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for the big kid and the big game tomorrow.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving Taylor

 

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