Adrian's Battle Against Leukemia

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Raised by 477 people in 39 months
Ramiro El Padrino
on behalf of Maria Espinoza
 LORTON, VA
Adrian's Story

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On July 25th 2009, my wife and I met for the first time and it was love at first sight. Soon after we got married we started planning to have a family. On July 29th 2011 our one and only son Adrian was born. Adrian brought so much life and joy into our lives and we couldn’t be happier. Adrian was a healthy little man full of life and energy.

On July 24th 2015, after 5 days of fevers, we took Adrian to the doctor and requested blood work to be done on him. The very next day the doctor called us with the results. Adrian had an abnormal blood count and the doctor instructed us to rush him over to the emergency room for further testing.

While at the hospital, only 2 days before Adrian’s 4th birthday, he was diagnosed with cancer in the blood (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia).

After 2+ weeks at the Children's Hospital, Adrian’s condition has been stabilized through intensive sessions of chemotherapy and drug treatments. Unfortunately, Adrian is still very weak and in major discomfort due to the adverse reactions of the chemotherapy, not only that but he is also required to be in isolation due to his compromised immune system. A simple common cold can be life threatening to Adrian. Due to his current condition the doctors recommend treatment that will last approximately three and a half (3.5) years. 


How You Can Help Adrian?
Leukemia is a stubborn and difficult disease, even with “great” medical insurance the cost of treatment is more than most families can manage.It requires a substantial amount of emotional strength and financial resources. 

An incredible amount of family, friends and even good Samaritans have reached out to us to give us a helping hand and shown their support.

My wife and I are two hard working individuals, but for now we have to put work on hold to ensure that we can spend every possible minute that we can by Adrian's side. Words cannot explain the pain and stress that this tragedy has put us under, that’s why we have made a promise to help other families and children going throughthis long and painful battle.

All we want for our son is to have a bright and healthy future. Please consider “paying it forward” to help us ease the financial burden for Adrian’s recovery.

Sincerely,
Adrian Parada
Ramiro Parada
Teresa Espinoza
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#TeamAdrian Update: Unfortunatly Adrian is going thru a very difficult time of his treatment, doctors have increased his chemotherapy from once a week to everyday and that has really taken a toll on him as well as on us as parents, his bones hurt, he gets little sleep, he is vomiting constantly and he is loosing more of his hair everyday, there is no worst pain than seeing your son in so much pain.

Thank you for your continue prayers and support. "His fight is our fight"

I made a promise to him that we both would get the same haircut.

PS: If you see me walking around bald head, it is not my intentions to scare you LOL.




#TeamAdrian #TeamBoldHead #CancerSucks
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I wanted to take a moment to first thank everyone for their continue prayers and contributions towards Adrian's Recovery, and also give you an update on his treatment.

Adrian has been undergoing aggressive chemotherapy since the beginning of treatment, as we all know Chemo kills bad cells but it also kills the good cells like the white cells that help fight infections, normally the body recovers itself and bounces back, unfortunalty for the past 3 weeks he has been at high risk due to low ANC Blood counts, Normal being from 1,500 to 2000 and he is at 30 this is extremely low which means that his immune system compromise.

Doctors are trying to figure out what is causing his counts to continue to drop and we are hoping that the changes in medication will do the trick.

With counts this low he should be very tired sleepy and lethargic but this little BRAVE one is fighting like a champ!

Thank you for your continue prayers.
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Today Its our son Adrian's 30th day of very aggressive chemotherapy, it seems like an eternity for us as parents, what a painful process it has been, we are emotionally drained and at this point we run out of tears!

Aside from all the horrible side effects of the chemo, his body has been responding well to the treatment, his cancer cell count is down from 50% to "0" and his immune system is slowly recovering, nevertheless today is a very hard day for us, Adrian has to undergo several procedures at Children's Hospital.... more Chemo, Spinal Tap and Bone Marrow Biopsy, according to those results doctors will determine the next chemo regimen for several months to come.

He is been one Brave Kid, and we will fight this battle together and be by his side until we beat Cancer.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you that contributed towards his recovery, we are amazed by the outpouring of love support and most of all your prayers

THANK YOU !
Adrian getting his port accses ! ;( Not fun
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Liz Badley
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Make sure you get in touch with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They have a TON of patient support options!

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Dennis Mejillones
36 months ago

Our family will pray for your beautiful child's full recovery.

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Make sure you get in touch with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They have a TON of patient support options!

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Our family will pray for your beautiful child's full recovery.

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