Before Easter of 2017, Kolton's parents noticed a lump on his neck. At the time, they suspected mumps because of a local outbreak. He was treated with antibiotics and steroids. Those helped a little and the bump went down but then it came back. After another visit with the doctor, he was diagnosed with swollen lymph nodes. He had another treatment of antibiotics and steroids which seemed to help a little again. Kolton's parents thought he was getting better so they signed him up for soccer. During a practice he pulled a groin muscle. The pain became so strong that he was unable to walk so Kolton was rushed to the ER. At the ER, there were preliminary blood tests ran and Kolton was transferred to the hospital where an MRI revealed that his tiny little body was full of tumors. The initial diagnosis was leukemia but after continued tests on June , 2017, Kolton was diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer called Neuroblastoma and is considered Stage 4 high risk.
Kolton has started his fight with chemotherapy and is scheduled to have 6 or 7 rounds of chemotherapy. He will hopefully be spending his 5th birthday at home. After chemotherapy is finished Kolton with travel to Seattle for a couple months to have stem cell replacement.
This fundraiser is to help Kolton's family offset the medical and traveling expenses for Kolton. We truly appreciate your love, support and prayers during this difficult time. We want to see him ring that bell at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
- Beatriz Sutherland
- Cathy Rauch
- Raymond Plasse
- Marine Yanikian-Sutton
- Armen Demirchyan
Organizer and beneficiary
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