Kevin Taylor's Journey

Kevin was diagnosed about 2 years ago with hairy cell leukemia, which is a rare, slow-growing cancer of the blood in which your bone marrow makes too many B cells (lymphocytes), a type of white blood cell that fights infection. As the number of leukemia cells increases, fewer healthy white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets are produced. 

Hairy cell leukemia is considered a chronic disease because it may never completely disappear, although treatment can lead to a remission for years. 

Kevin was utilizing light therapy as a form of treatment, until Easter of 2014, when doctors determined that he needed to undergo chemotherapy due to the progression of cancer cells.

On May 12, 2014, Kevin began his first treatment of chemotherapy. Following chemotherapy, he developed a fever and dangeriously low white blood cell count, requiring him to remain hospitalized and missing his youngest daughter's wedding. Kevin was fortunate enough to be able to facetime during the ceremony in order to be connected. He then recieved two white blood cells shots, which were unsuccessful. They did another bone marrow on him today and will determine the next step within the next few days, which could potentially mean another round of chemotherapy.

Please consider helping the Taylor family raise money to help with medical and living expenses during this very stressfull time. Thank you all for your consideration.


  • Benefit at Casey's Pub and Grill! 
    • $4,700 (Offline)
    • 82 mos
  • Steve Ehrlich 
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    • 82 mos
  • Jake Osterberg 
    • $100 
    • 82 mos
  • Paula Hardman 
    • $25 
    • 83 mos
  • Sue and Steve Eichman 
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Catie Wenk 
Loves Park, IL
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