Sean's Battle w/ Stage 3 Cancer

Sean MacDonnell is a loving 4 year old with stage 3 Rhabdomyosarcoma,  a rare cancer found in 250 children in the USA each year. 

In February 2018, Sean's parent's, Christine & George, noticed a small mass on the side of Sean's neck that first appeared as what his pediatrician thought a swollen lymph node. Although he didn't show any sign of sickness, they took the doctors advice and put him on an antibiotic to help the mass shrink. Unfortunately, the mass only grew, and rather quickly. Christine and George proceeded to take Sean to visit the radiologist for imaging, along with blood work.  The imaging showed the mass was blood fed. This news was terrifying to Sean's parents, as most cancer cells are blood-fed.

The pediatric surgeon immediately scheduled Sean for surgery to biopsy part of the mass to send off to pathology and within a few days, they received a call with the results. The mass was a tumor. Cancer. A highly aggressive form of soft tissue cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma.  A rare cancer. Christine said, "My heart sank- I panicked. I had no words... "

Sean was immediately admitted to the hospital. The doctors performed a variety of tests- sending him in and out of anesthesia at least a handful of times- all weekend long. The doctors staged Sean’s cancer as a stage three. The location of the tumor was deemed inoperable due to its location- too close to his spine, facial nerves and major arteries.  After a week in the hospital, Sean was discharged on his 4th birthday.

Due to this rare case, the doctors felt it was necessary to transfer Sean's case to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, a 4 hour round-trip drive, once a week.  

An intense treatment plan of chemo and radiation for the next 10-12 months is the long road ahead.  Christine and George are extremely faithful and know Sean can beat this battle, "Little Sean will fight the heck out of this and kick it in the butt. We have no doubt. There is NO other way!!"

Every penny of your generous donation
will help offset all of the costs associated
with Sean's treatment.

We thank you all so much for your love and support in helping out sweet Sean and his family!! They are SO GRATEFUL!! 

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    • 7 mos
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    • $50 
    • 9 mos
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    • $50 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kate Crump 
Organizer
Eagle Mountain, UT
Christine MacDonnell 
Beneficiary
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