Taylor: Adopted Cancer Warrior!

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Raised by 173 people in 41 months
Nicole L. Hammond   NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV
Team Hammond is a foster and adoptive family from Las Vegas, Nevada. We have adopted 6 small special needs children out of foster care over the past 8 years. 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 currently homeschooled to limit his exposure to germs. 

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 and on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/LordPleaseHealTaylor for our latest updates.
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Update 96
1 day ago
Day +5 & +6 (7/21/16 & 7/22/16) Wish we had better news to report, as the sun sets on our sweet little patient. He’s fighting so hard and is exhausted most of the day. His blood pressure is still high and is constantly monitored and medicated. He is suffering from Mucositis, or ulcers and inflammation in his gastrointestinal tract, so he’s still not eating. The chemo and radiation killed both good and bad cells, so his sensitive stomach lining was the first to go. He’s been nauseated and spitting up blood, which is super upsetting to him. We are trying to keep his spirits up, but it’s difficult when he’s in so much discomfort. We talked to the doctor about putting him on a PCA, or patient-controlled analgesia, pump to keep his pain meds at a steady pace. He also received another bag of platelets today and more importantly, his very last dose of chemotherapy! Once the bone marrow engrafts and starts to create new cells, he should never have chemo again! We are believing in God’s will and claim victory over this cancer life. Please continue to pray that his little body holds up and continues to fight.
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Update 95
3 days ago
Day +4 (7/20/16) Taylor had a special visit today, but that's him sleeping right through it in the background. Our friend and fellow momcoligist, Rebecca & her sweet boy Wesley's Warriors, visited the bone marrow unit to see his favorite nurses and medical staff from his own transplant. Parents supporting parents is one of the upsides to this cancer journey. We've met many new friends along the way and are so blessed to have them in our lives. Taylor was put on a more permanent blood pressure medicine today and had his heart continously monitored. He also received platelets, as almost all of his counts are officially on zero. He sat up this afternoon for a few epic games of Uno, his buddy Cooper's favorite game. He tired out quickly and went back to resting. If you have reached out to us and we've yet to respond, please charge it to our head & not our hearts. We appreciate all of your love and continued support.
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Update 94
4 days ago
Day +3 (7/19/16) Taylor spent most of today sleeping. His heart is working hard, but beating slower than the doctors like. His blood pressure was also elevated which required him to undergo an ekg and more meds to control it. He's still not eating and was started on TPN or total parenteral nutrition, which is a mixture of micro nutrients, fats and proteins. TPN is inserted directly to his central line and bypasses his gastrointestinal tract, which is damaged due to chemo and radiation. When his new cells grow, it will heal in a few weeks. Despite the issues, he is still smiling, giving high fives and hugs to everyone he meets. Please continue to pray for him. We love you.
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Update 93
6 days ago
Day +1 (7/17/16) Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of love yesterday. It was a very emotional day for us all. Taylor took his first bag of bone marrow like a champ, but began to have complications shortly thereafter. Such a large volume of new cells was a shock to his system. He spiked a fever and got the chills as a result. He started antibiotics and antivirals to fight any lurking infection. He was also put on Lasix to help him expel excess fluid, which caused him to lose some of his bodily functions unknowingly. That upset him more than anything which caused him to become emotional. He understands this is all part of the process, but it still feels awful. He's resting on stronger pain meds today and allowing his body to heal. The donor bone marrow will hide in his bones like seeds and 'sprout' in 2-3 weeks. He will be in recovery mode until then. Thank you again for your support. We know God is with us.
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Derrell Benford
37 months ago

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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$19,564 of $50k goal

Raised by 173 people in 41 months
Created February 23, 2013
LD
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Laverne Davy
5 days ago

May he smile until he is old and grays!

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Lorraine Grandinetti
6 days ago

Wishing you the absolute best!

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Robert Dickerson
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Shannon Nightingale
8 days ago
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I wish I could donate more. Stay strong, Team Hammond! XO

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Kenechi Udeze
8 days ago
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Angela Dorris
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Ryan Abraham
13 days ago
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$500
Charles Taylor
13 days ago

My name is Charlie Taylor. How could I not help out Taylor, Charlie's brother?

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Anita Hoelscher
14 days ago
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Jenn Noseck
15 days ago
Derrell Benford
37 months ago

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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