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Caesar Sant is a 10 yr-old boy,  born in Providence/RI in 2018.  After many years trying to raise funding for his born marrow transplant, unsuccessful, we are moving to Memphis, next (Feb) month in other for him has his bone transplant at St Jude, that is FREE of charges, however the family/patient must be living there and no far than 250 miles from the hospital. In fact, we are packing to move.  We even just opened another GoFundMe to help to raise funding, NOT to pay the transplant anymore, but to help with the COSTS ASSOCIATE/RELATED to it like moving, arrange the house there,  post-transplant, etc, etc. 
NICE RETURN: now from on, for each donation, you'd have music  < www.caesarviolin.com> from his Heavens Gates first album that he finally started record it. 
Like any other child, Caesar is a very special boy and since very little.:
Although he was born with bad anemia --sickle cell -- we believe that Education best way to pave new opportunities and open new doors so that IT  helps with many ways. Therefore, at the very early, he started this process to support his natural abilities. So, he started taking violin lesson at 2 with incredible skill and joy; the Kumon (a Math & Reading) program. By 4, he was reading fluently. At 5 he was doing the third-grade math. Since he was a toddler he started learning different languages such as Greek, Chinese, Russian,  German, Hebrew.  At 5 he earned the black belt  (Little Dragon’s) in Karate.  Then, the anemia which blood disorder is more than tricky starts to be more severe bringing strokes to him = nightmares. The 3rd one (the last, 2014) as you can see his store here well documented by the National Geographic, depicts a fairly summary of he has undergone. On the other hand, he is the happiest person you can imagine. I have no idea from where such positive comes from. Certainly, it comes from his inner which the main source is God. (KEEP  READING BELOW)


NOW, WE FINALLY  moved to Memphis/TN (below photo) in order of he has his bone marrow transplant. Here is his 1st blood transfusion at St Jude. The transplant will be likely to happen in the coming Summer. In the months ahead, all the exams need will be done as part of the actual pre-transplant evaluation. Caesar keeps smiling with his happiness, what lovely contagious us all
 
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472473_1547918288769726_r.jpeg472473_1547918716801848_r.jpegAlthough the previous two o strokes did not cause much neurological damage, the third one (June 2014) left him temporarily paralyzed and unable to walk by himself for 6 months. Basically, he got to a stage where even his eyes were not moving. As a result, he had to relearn everything from the scratch: the violin and Math parts, he greatly recovered,472473_1547919306434089_r.jpeg
though his limbs and fingers (mainly on the right hand) are still weeks); the languages not too much --with slight exception for Hebrew and Russian that he got to manage again, and the others got in 'slow motion'.  But hope is everything!! National Geographic:  https://bit.ly/ 2Gyk1rA  did a documentary on him. More recently, Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him with a wonderful wish to play for his idol, the icon, and great violinist,  Mr. Itzhak Perlman that happened in Richmond (VA) - on Sep 2016. Without hope-faith-love, we certainly would be that far.

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Although most sickle cell patients receive blood transfusions after strokes to prevent another crisis, Caesar’s parents knew that more blood transfusions would only ease the symptoms, not cure them.  The only and best outcome if go through a bone marrow transplant that can (~95%) cure this anemia. Then, we decided the best option was to work in such a direction by having a sibling. 
He is currently under chronic/monthly blood transfusion. Yes, it doesn't cure anything. It's mitigated (decreases) the changes of new strokes, on the other hand, it being a number of side effects among them organ demages, iron overloading, multiple antibodies etc.

THANKS TO THE SUPPORTERS LIKE YOU, Caesar's vital organs are good, he doesn't have many antibodies, his iron overloading is NOT overloading at all (we learned how control/take it down and totally naturally. But all these are very costly finanaially, emotionally....(I was dead for 30 min with a heard stopped/attached last June and by God miracles, I came back), but in the end, it's the parents' job number one to DEVOTE to the children. That's the core of my family. Yes, it's a complicated business, but it's a kind of thing that you have to have patience, faith, hope to work hard and leave ALL on God's hand to make the final decision. 

After all this: we decided to go through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to ensure that we do not pass along the sickle cell gene to another child, as well as to find a 100% bone marrow match for Caesar. Then, we were able to have one healthy and beautiful child (baby Helen, born in December 2014), who can preserve Caesar's life
and be spared from suffering herself. Her umbilical cord blood -- that has the perfect compatible cells  -- was collected and store for the transplant. 

NOW, by end of next month/Feb we'll be in Memphis and months ahead --from that point, ALL will work accord the St Jude Transplant Center schedule -- things will move accordingly.  While we'll do what we've been doing, trying to have a 'normal' live,  we'll our best to support Caesar throughout this process. Again, though the Transplant Specific Medical Costs free, the related cost associated to it are even complicated to calculate.

Many THANK YOU for ou SUPPORT,

With love and gratitude,
God bless you

Sant Family
Lucas & Aline - Caesar's parents  -- < www.caesarviolin.com>

Also, below are a few links with the latest news and +info about him:

1) National Geographic documentary about him after the 3rd stroke - launched on March 12, 2015
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/150312-child-prodigy-violin-sickle-cell-anemia-vin

2 Caesar story feature on Our State Magazine, 2014 - before the 3rd stroke

  https://www.ourstate.com/fiddle-violin/

3) Playing  US National Anthem in the same month he turned to 5-yr-old - it was after the 2nd stroke)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvkioWERIfY  

4) Playing the Brazilian National Anthem at the 4-yr-old
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL7KYQt-uek

5) News on the 2nd stroke http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/25/caesar-sant-four-year-old-violin-prodigy-north-carolina-debilitating-disease_n_3331356.html

6) News on the 2nd stroke   http://www.journalnow.com/multimedia/videos/news/video_8f4aebea-a6ce-11e2-9771-0019bb30f31a.html

7) He doing Math at 4-yr-old, after the 2nd stroke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UfCMi9vIdc

8) Doing a spontaneous fun thing  he always  enjoys do that in the mornings:  Conducting Tchaikovsky at 3-yr-old
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeNEr1kK6Es


God's bless you

Lucas & Aline - Caesar's parents
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Dear Contributors and Friends: (please, visit Caesar's new site www.caesarviolin.com for you buy his music already available for you and to get more updates, almost daily)
Yesterday was the second monthly blood transfusion that Caesar had here in Memphis (St Jude). Extra exams were done and more will come in the next month once his bone marrow transplant will be done in this Summer.
It's the so-called 'pre-transplant' phase that demands the best available efforts of a transplant candite person which is like a 'routine' done in any transplant center. It was a long day but did make it. The good thing is the fact that we are getting close to finishing this long chapter. VERY IMPORTANTLY: his vital organs are in a great health shape and his ferritin/iron in under control. We did all using natural medicines: expensive stuff but it works and without side effects. Hope is the most important in this sort of business because it plays with faith quite well -- in the end, it never left you to give up of the real love -- God!
Today, he woke up normally and with a beautiful smile. His smile makes anyone with pain, sadness, worries, feels like all the life sacrifices will pay off. You must feel happy too with hope even more real.

Love and Peace,
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Caesar finally got this first visit at St Jude Hospital where he got his 1st blood transfusion last week. We just (last month) moved from Winston-Salem/NC to Memphis/TN as a basic requirement from this hospital in order to qualify for having his bone marrow transplant that will take place at this Summer. Yes, was (has been) a quite challenger to do such moving but it's what it's --- we couldn't long longer staying at our lovely Winston-Salem waiting to have the high amount of money to move to a transplant center.
So, the option to have this transplant here (as long as the person lives no further than 100 miles from the hospital) is free of charges through the costs and the family burden to reach here are quite indescribable. We are still living with a friendly family. The important ---and even super blessing -- is the fact the Caesar has some elevation spiritual (it must be from God) that radiate us all; without saying that, no matter what, he is always smiling.
He'll keep his monthly blood transfusion here while all the exams, evaluations need, is being done for this last 'act' of his bone marrow transplant within the months ahead.

Please praying and let's keep in touch,
Lucas
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Dear Supporters/Followers and Friends:
We just moved to Memphis/TN: I drove the truck last Thursday and my crew in being driven now by a great friend, Leo, and will arrive later tonight. It's the first --and huge-- step toward Caesar's bone marrow transplant that will take place months ahead but as the first requirement was to move to the transplant center, then it's done.
We are still looking for a house. It's tough as it can get, but God always blessing my family and this time He will not let as down. No way! There is a purpose for everything though.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Thank you
Love & Peace,
Lucas
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This' from Caesar's last blood transfusion on this two days ago (Thursday) at Levine Children's Hospital.
It's before and after the. Though it was a long day it was good because we had a farewell (we are moving to Memphis for Caesar has his bone marrow transplant at St Jude) where everyone was happy
and it after roughly 5 years of every monthly having the same battle. Once again, we are very blessed for the support (human respect, care, compassion) this great hematologist provided to Caesar. There is no way to express enough about!. I spent years since of Providence/RI, his born city/estate, looking for a great hematologist. Though we never asked nonsense special favor, we've been asked only to my son be treat with human respect, dignity, with nos discrimination bias as well as to listen to his parents, our rights. It's not too much. We met two then, but there were about to go be retired. Then, in 2014, after my bow had three strokes, almost by coincidences, we finally fund the physician, Dr. McMahon, and then nothing (no strokes) happened since then. It has been like a straightforward deal as this photo says! Now, in weeks to come, we'll be going to Memphis for he has his bone marrow transplant at St Jude. Our hope is right (very positive) as usual. I just can't wait to see Caesar free of needles with no more blood transfusion and finally cure of this craze anemia.

Love & Peace,
Lucas
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Doc Kennedy
46 months ago
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Help this young genius...my daughter, Hongmei Kennedy was his teacher when I met him and heard him play. Do what you can for he is worth our prayer, time and money for support that is needed.

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Emeka K. Ukaga
38 months ago
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I've donated a couple times...hopefully my startup takes off this year as we've planned so I can support your family as I've been meaning to. Every update brings me to tears. Just know in praying for you guys!

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Tania Haws
9 months ago
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I hope my collaboration helps you continue smiling and sharing the talent that God has given you! May God bless your journey!

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Barbara McCaffrey
24 months ago
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That was beautifully done . Maria Anita did a wonderful job in the beginning and Helen was darling to look at. You should be proud of your beautiful trio.

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Nikki Benedict
28 months ago
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I hope everything goes well and you reach your goal i have yet to recieve a donation for my campaign but i donayed to yours we hopeful future moms and current moms must supoort each other

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Christine Dianne
22 months ago

500K for what?!

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Deborah
1 month ago

Thank you Caesar for reminding us: Matthew 18:3-6 (KJV) (3) And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (4) Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (5) And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. (6) But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

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Cali Anne
40 months ago

Don't have any money to contribute right now, but am wishing for the best for your family. My niece was just diagnosed with Leukemia on Christmas. Stay strong for little Caesar ❤️

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Michael Clark
15 days ago

My wife saw Ceasar's story on the news , he really touched her heart, and immediately she told me about it . She said I need you to watch this and we have to help them ! Ceasar has an amazing gift. We are praying for your family and cheering for Ceasar. We hope you guys surpass your goal and we encourage anyone that reads this go fund me page to donate to this amazing young man and his family!!!

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Linda Williams
23 days ago

My brother had sickle cell, so I know first hand what he is experiencing. I pray that one day sickle cell will be eradicated.

SB
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Shirley Brevard
1 month ago

Because God love us all. He gave his only begotten son so we can live. I hope and pray Ceasar gets his bone marrow transplant so he can live a normal life. God is with him. Let's just LOVE one another. ❤❤

GM
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George Mitchell
1 month ago

This child is filled with the Holy Spirit and he's a blessing sent to all of us that can see or hear him.

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Doc Kennedy
46 months ago
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Help this young genius...my daughter, Hongmei Kennedy was his teacher when I met him and heard him play. Do what you can for he is worth our prayer, time and money for support that is needed.

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Emeka K. Ukaga
38 months ago
2
2

I've donated a couple times...hopefully my startup takes off this year as we've planned so I can support your family as I've been meaning to. Every update brings me to tears. Just know in praying for you guys!

+ Read More
Tania Haws
9 months ago
1
1

I hope my collaboration helps you continue smiling and sharing the talent that God has given you! May God bless your journey!

+ Read More
Barbara McCaffrey
24 months ago
1
1

That was beautifully done . Maria Anita did a wonderful job in the beginning and Helen was darling to look at. You should be proud of your beautiful trio.

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Nikki Benedict
28 months ago
1
1

I hope everything goes well and you reach your goal i have yet to recieve a donation for my campaign but i donayed to yours we hopeful future moms and current moms must supoort each other

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Christine Dianne
22 months ago

500K for what?!

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Deborah
1 month ago

Thank you Caesar for reminding us: Matthew 18:3-6 (KJV) (3) And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (4) Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (5) And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. (6) But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

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Cali Anne
40 months ago

Don't have any money to contribute right now, but am wishing for the best for your family. My niece was just diagnosed with Leukemia on Christmas. Stay strong for little Caesar ❤️

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