Cure for BJ - Round 2

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In 2012, BJ was a healthy 11 year old, playing football for the Boger City Panthers, when he was diagnosed two weeks into the 6th grade. It was a devastating diagnosis. He's always been very healthy!!

We have quietly survived each day with a strong faith in God, the support of wonderful friends and coworkers, special people in our lives, and countless people praying. BJ is 14 now and has been kicking Leukemia's butt for 3 1/2 years. We were on the countdown...He had 7 months of treatments left. He was scheduled to be done on Jan 4, 2016. We were already beginning to plan the party to celebrate the end of his cancer treatments.

On May 22, 2015, at his regularly scheduled chemo visit, we found out that the cancer was back. We were shattered because we were so close to being done. The end game became having a bone marrow transplant. He endured 3 phases of high dose chemo induction all summer, and was not able to get to an acceptable level of disease to have a successful bone marrow transplant. He was accepted into a clinical trial at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC in September 2015. The CART cell trial was unsuccessful and after a week's stay in PICU, and a total of 3 weeks in the hospital in Durham, BJ was transported back to Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC. He remains inpatient, as he receives the toughest chemo he has had, to try to erase as much leukemia as possible, to once again try to get to transplant.

BJ is an athlete...loves football and basketball. He's an avid Carolina Panthers fan. He's a true Tarheel by birth. He loves to fish, target shoot, and he's an easy going country boy. 

This fundraiser has been set up to provide support for BJ's medical bills and expenses through this next step in his journey.  We are so very grateful for the many people who care so much.

Track updates at Cure For BJ Round 2.
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Just looking back over the past 3 1/2 years...
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BJ has such a positive and courageous attitude, even with the battle he is facing, he is conscious of what others are going through.
BJ's 14th bday, March 2015.
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Baron von Tann
42 months ago

This young man is truly an inspiration. Pray God will give him and his family the grace to get through each day and thank God for each day they are together in this life. May God strengthen his mother for the journey ahead and richly bless her.

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Beth McAfee
42 months ago

good luck and all my prayers sent to u keep kickin butt u can do it

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Raised by 173 people in 49 months
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TA
$20
Tyler Adams
38 months ago
$30
Anonymous
38 months ago
JW
$100
Jeff Williams
39 months ago

Hope this small gift helps with your expenses. Best of luck and good wishes to Michelle, D. Love, and the entire family.

$100
Anonymous
39 months ago
BT
$250
BJ Bombers Smoky Mountain Relay Team
39 months ago
SB
$100
Scott & Betsy Bodien
39 months ago

We wish we had the right words, just know Betsy and I care. We are sorry for your loss.

BB
$100
BJ Bombers
39 months ago

BJ'S Bombers Run with Pride.

$50
Anonymous
39 months ago
WT
$500
Watkins and Shepard Trucking
39 months ago

We're so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you and your family during this incredibly difficult time.

$10
Anonymous
39 months ago
Baron von Tann
42 months ago

This young man is truly an inspiration. Pray God will give him and his family the grace to get through each day and thank God for each day they are together in this life. May God strengthen his mother for the journey ahead and richly bless her.

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Beth McAfee
42 months ago

good luck and all my prayers sent to u keep kickin butt u can do it

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