On May 30th, 2018 my son Nolan was diagnosed with stage IV nephroblastoma (Wilms tumor), just 2 days before his 5th birthday.
Immediately words like prognosis, treatment plans, best and worst case scenarios were brought to light. This was extremely difficult to comprehend considering all of this was in reference to my soon-to-be 5 year old. Thankfully, we were at the right place to get the best treatment.
We are so thankful to have the best team of doctors and nurses at MUSC Children's hospital. Nolan was put on an aggressive plan including 36 weeks of chemo therapy, radiation and surgeries. While Nolan has already had one surgery, we are still awaiting the actual tumor removal surgery. The doctors are very hopeful that once all treatment is completed there will be minimal lifelong affects.
Due to Nolan's weakened immune system, he was not able to attend kindergarten this year. We are traveling back and forth from MUSC multiple times a week for doctor's appointments and treatments.
I had to make a very tough decision for my family and leave my job.
As you can imagine this has not been easy on our family. We are raising money to help pay for bills since I am not able to work.
Nolan is a strong fighter and treatments are proving this is something that he can beat, but we still have a long road ahead of us!
Thank you for all of your love, prayers and support. We couldn't get through this without Team Nolan!