Taylor: Adopted Cancer Warrior!

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Raised by 209 people in 46 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 116
Posted by Nicole Hammon
1 day ago
We posted this update late last night on Taylor's Facebook page. We have so many emotions right now. ...
It's a little late to be posting, but we couldn't let the day end without sharing our wonderful news. We found out this evening that Taylor's MRD test results came back from last Thursday's Bone Marrow biopsy. Taylor has no evidence of leukemia! What a miracle! All of our prayers have left the physicians astonished...like 'check the test 3 times' astonished! ✔✔✔ The Graft versus Host disease (GVHD) -- that's been affecting his skin, appetite, and bowels -- has been killing his terminal cancer cells. He's in the hospital now, as the GVHD that has been going crazy, now has to be controlled or it can become deadly. Conversely, the cancer cells can come back at any time, if the GVHD is not allowed a little freedom. It's a fine line we're walking, but it was effectively the only curative option we had left. The best part is that we haven't been hospitalized for the last few weeks, medically inducing GVHD or entering into some Phase 1 clinical trial. Instead, we've been enjoying God's glorious creation & soaking up the healing properties of the Hawaii water and sun. We've been spending quality time together as a family while praying for a miracle. Taylor's story is not in its final chapter. Please continue to pray for us as we start the next chapter and continue to walk with our hands in the Lord's hand. We love you and we thank God for you all!
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Update 115
Posted by Nicole Hammon
6 days ago
We were so blessed to spend 8 glorious days on the beautiful island of Oahu. We will share those memories soon. We ask for prayer today however, because cancer takes no vacations. Taylor became ill on the island and we barely made it home.
He's doubled over in pain, praying for himself, as a battle is fought inside his body. He is officially suffering from Graft vs Host Disease and has a horrible rash all over his body. This is what the doctors are hoping will cure the cancer, but if left unchecked, can be deadly. He is in a lot of pain and hasn't eaten in a few days. He was given fluids and pain meds at the clinic today and will return for another bone marrow biopsy in the morning. Please keep praying for him and his fighting spirit. We know the Lord has a Christmas miracle with his name on it.
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Update 114
Posted by Nicole Hammon
25 days ago
What a day to remember. Blessed 10th Birthday to our sweet boy. Taylor was surprised with a last minute party to celebrate his special day. Thank you to all our friends who came by at such short notice to make some memories with us. Our home was filled with love, laughter and kids! We are so blessed to have you all in our life.
We will have a medical update for him on Monday after we get his latest test results. Please keep praying for us and a miracle for him. We know God is able.
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Update 113
Posted by Nicole Hammon
27 days ago
Taylor smiles through sedation as he gets prepped for a spinal tap. He had a biopsy and spinal tap last week and the results came in on Monday. The cancer cell percentage has doubled to 1.7% and his spinal cord fluid tested positive for abnormal cells. The spinal tap today was done in order to confirm if they are cancerous. He is still feeling great, eating good and is happy. Thank you for all the messages, donations, food and prayer. We are so grateful for your love and support during this time. Please continue to pray for us and share his story. We love you all.
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Derrell Benford
42 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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Raised by 209 people in 46 months
Created February 23, 2013
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Tommy Monje
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GO TAYLOR!!!!!!

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Rebecca Cates
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I've seen Jennifer's posts on Taylor's progress and am very saddened he has take a turn for the worse. I pray Christmas will bring healing and relief.

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Gina Arroyo
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God bless Taylor. My prayers are with your wonderful family.

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Derrell Benford
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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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