Ja'Relle Bell is an energetic, fun loving, two year old boy who's world changed on March 31,2014. The day started off like any other normal day, breakfast, playing, visiting grandma, then back home for dinner. Tiffany Bios, Ja'Relle's mother, noticed that something wasn't quiet right. Ja'Relle was complaining of a stomach ache. After a couple of hours of medication and observation there was no change in his condition. He began to cry because of the pain, in that moment Tiffany knew she needed to take him to the ER. Like any parent, Tiffany thought maybe he had a stomach virus or constipation. Within the first hour at the ER, Ja'Relle was rushed to the children's hospital. After numerous testing the doctors informed Tiffany that Ja'Relle was being diagnosed with cancer. In that moment everything suddenly changed. Within 24 hours of the diagnosis, Wilms'cancer, Ja'Relle was having a life saving radical nephrectomy. That's the removal of the kidney, adrenal gland and ureter. Ja'Relle survived the 4 hour surgery with minimal blood loss and no complications. Today, the oncologist informed Tiffany that the cancer did not spread to any other organs. However, he is stage three and there is a presence of cancerous cells, without treatment there is a 50% chance the cancer will return. Over the next 6 months Ja'Relle will undergo extreme chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Out of concern for his well being it is ordered that Ja'Relle remain in the hospital for the duration of his treatment. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise monetary donations to help pay for Ja'Relle's medical treatment, which will not be covered by his insurance. The medical bills are mounting as we speak and this is an additional stress on Tiffany. My goal is to raise enough money to help pay the bills and bring relief to this incredibly wonderful family. Tiffany's focus should be on Ja'Relle and his recovery. As a community of generous givers I believe we can make this happen. Any contribution helps, if you are unable to give, please pass and share to bring attention to this family. Prayers are always welcomed! I thank you on behalf of the family and we will forever be grateful for your generosity. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!
About the disease:
Wilms' Tumor is a rare kidney cancer that is also known as a nephrosblastoma, Wilms' tumor can affect both kidneys, but ususally develops in just one. Doctors believe that the tumor begins to grow as a fetus developing in the womb, with some cells that are destined to form in the kidneys forming a tumor. Wilms' tumors primarily affects children between the ages of 3 and 4 and becomes much less common after the age of 5.
Improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of Wilms' tumor have improved the prognosis for children. With treatment the outlook for most children is good. They survive and go on to live normal, healthy lives.