Hey everyone- so as most of you have heard, one of our dear friends, Stephanie Walsh, recently received the devastating news that her 6 year old son, Silas, has T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
On April 18, 2017, Silas was admitted to Connecticut Children's Medical Center, where he began an intensive whirlwind of tests and procedures. He has recently started chemotherapy treatments while they await further results.
Thankfully- Silas has a resilient and joyful spirit- and has tapped into his inner superhero ( as passed on in an early update from Steph)... " Not shockingly, Silas has been kicking ass and taking names. Making the staff laugh, blasting his playlist, dancing around and nearly ripping his IV out every 5 minutes and keeping us smiling. He is a HUGE music fan and one of his favorites right now is Bad Blood from the upcoming Lego Ninjago Movie. We decided to explain to him that we are now calling this our home away from home for a while, because his blood is bad and with the help of the doctors, we are here to fight it. So, with his theme song engaged, like every Super Hero needs, he is ready to do just that!"
At present, they are preparing for a lengthly hospital stay while Silas receives the treatments he needs to get better. The goal of this campaign is to lessen some of the financial stress, so the family can focus on healing.
I know that we all have big love for Steph, Chris, Silas, Zack and family and are hoping there is something we can do to help. Our online community extends far and wide, and although we are scattered around the globe, I believe we can come together to show our support.
Any amount you can contribute is appreciated. But also equally important, is positive thoughts, prayers, and encouragement! Oh- and fun mail for Silas to keep him smiling :)