My son AJ is an awesome 9 yr old, who in July 2012, was diagnosed with a rare and only recently discovered severe immune deficiency disorder known as DOCK8. AJ is one of a few hundred cases in the world and the first and only person in Nebraska with this diagnosis.
The only current treatment for DOCK8 is a bone marrow transplant (BMT). Without it, AJ would likely live an extremely short life span as most with the disorder succumb to an infection or squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer).
This summer A.J. will undergo surgery and chemotherapy leading up to his BMT in June. With all the treatment involved, recovery can take up to a year.
During this time our family of six will see a substantial increase in living expenses. Your donations will insure me the ability to stay by AJ's side throughout treatment, allow Eamon to take unpaid time off when necessary to be with AJ and our other three children, and most importantly allow AJ to continue to have the best care possible.
To learn more about AJ's story and DOCK8 Disorder please visit AJ's CaringBridge page at: www.caringbridge.org/visit/ajrydel
to join Team AJ on Facebook please visit our page at: www.facebook.com/GoTeamAJ
Our family greatly appreciates your support, generosity, and encouragement! Thank You!!!
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