My little 3 year old nephew, Aloe, has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He has quite the battle ahead of him but with everyone's love and support, HE WILL BEAT IT! Everything changed for my brother and his family in just a fe
He went to the doctor on Wednesday, July 26th, and they thought it was just a really bad case of strep throat. The doctors told them to monitor little Aloe, and if the fever didn't come down to come back.
On July 29th, Saturday morning came and they brought him to the ER with a 104 degree temperature. Again, they said to monitor him and sent them home with some medicine. They said to take him back to his pedatrician if there was no improvement.
On July 31st, he had another spike in temperature and this time they were instructed to go to Children's Mercy for more blood work. They left around 2pm for the bloodwork and by 5pm they got an emergency call telling them to bring baby Aloe to Children's Mercy. All his blood counts were critical.
That night he was admitted and more bloodwork was done. That same night a test revealed a possibility of cancer. This was any parent's worst nightmare - strep throat escalated to leukemia/cancer possibilities in just a few days.
He was admitted to the Hematology/Oncology department of the Children's Mercy Hospital and that's where he's been since.
He's undergone 3 blood transfusions and on August 1st he had his bone marrow test. He will undergo surgery to have a stent put in and a spinal tap. This is just the beginning for Aloe and his family.
Doug, Ciara, and especially Aloe need all the help they can get now. They have at least a 3 year journey ahead of them and costs have already started to accumulate. If you can help and donate even a few dollars that can mean an extra gallon of gas for a chemo treatment or an extra stuffed animal for after a chemo treatment for little Aloe. It's understandable if you can't, everyone has their own hardships so we are asking for all the prayers and good energy for little Aloe's journey too! All of them, especially Aloe, need it. Thank you for your help, support, and love.
- Ami Coleman
- Bride Christian Fellowship, Int'l
- Fran Kupsik
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