Colton's medical bills and needs
The family would love some help for numerous trips to and from the hospital, doctor's office, and outpatient clinic.
Colton completed his first round of cancer fighting medicine last June 24-25th . His next round is scheduled for July 18th.
FYI -- they are still paying for Colton's eye cancer three years ago because the treatments are not completely covered by their insurance plan.
We want to remove any financial stress on the family so they can focus on Colton beating this cancer.
Note: The Crace family is immensely grateful for the outpouring of support. With much love. #ColtonStrong
January 23, 2017 (+68 days old from stem cell transplant)
Things are going well, post chemotherapies and stem cell transplant. Colton’s PET-CT scan from last Tuesday shows no cancer, so he’s healthy! He will be rescanned in three months from now (April 2017).
Colton has been passing the days simply - staying put at home to ward off unsuspecting germs from others, to maintain rebuilding of his immunity system. Luckily, it’s been a winter season, so being housebound is manageable. The ‘rule of thumb’ is to pass the first 100 days (from stem cell transplant). Sooner or later, Colton will be out and about. He is keeping his eye on the return to Gallaudet.
I’d say it’s a work-in-progress for us to reframe ourselves to remain calm, trust the process, and have faith.
Onward to healthy healing and more peace!
We've come home!
Twenty-nine days at Riley Hospital's Stem Cell Transplant Unit (including the six days of cancer-fighting medicines plus two days of 'rest').
Twenty days re-birthday (age of stem cell transplant).
Mixed emotions faced us, knowing that these feelings are normal. Going to take us some days to recover and start playing. All I want to do is sleep in my bed and take my time reflecting, walking, meditating, and being thankful. Mindfulness, for sure, in being in the present.
Baby steps for Colton, since he is very restricted from being out in public for the next 3 months (maybe up to 6 months), so we will be home a lot.
I want to specially thank my sister, Janis for organizing her crew to do major clean-up at our home for two Saturdays. One of the condition before we could come home was to have the house all 'washed-up' (literally, spic-span clean from ceiling to the floor). Janis also helped coordinate meals for my family. All of my sisters were valuable in keeping me company and taking notes at the hospital for me.
I also want to thank several of my girlfriends for giving me dinners during my stay at Riley Hospital, including giving me 'hang in there' hugs.
Thank you to Riley Hospital medical team and the ASL interpreters for being compassionate and attentive.
Finally, thank you to each of the monetary donors (we've met $20K goal, because some sent us the monies privately). Each dollar has helped tremendously, so that I could continue to fully focus on caring for Colton and not worry about earning paychecks.
In closing, cancer is real and it needs our attention in helping stop whatever instigates it. Consider keeping an eye on researches - science, medicine, wholistic living, and preserving our planet that nourishes us.
Have a wonderful blessed holiday.
Love, The Crace Family