My name is Dawn Wood and I am the mother of an amazing young man named Kyle Wood. On January 7th, 2016 Kyle was diagnosed with a rare genetic blood disorder called Fanconi Anemia. Currently there is no cure for Fanconi Anemia. Fanconi is a disease that effects many parts of the body. The DNA of Fanconi patients does not repair itself like ours which means they are highly prone to cancers and bone marrow failure. Kyle was in bone marrow failure and we went to transplant on June 14th. We have been at Children's Hospital in Wisconsin where he has been through a week of chemo. Because Fanconi kid's are very senstive to chemo it was a fight, but he fought bravely and never compalined once. His motto, even when puking up blood was "it could be worse." Our wonderful daughter Samantha was his donor. Kyle is on the road to recovery but still has a long haul. I have been living down here while my daughter and husband are back home and travel here on the weekends. Expenses are more due to our situation. When we do return home we will have to travel at least 3-4 times a week back in order for Kyle to be monitored closely. In addition, he will be on an enormous amount of special medications. We have insurance but we know that we will still incure out of pocket medical expesnes. We are people that never ask for help so this has been difficult to do. But so many people have encouraged us to reach out and we are for Kyle's sake. He is a true hero and we want to make sure that we are not worrying about anything but getting him better so he can have a happy life while he is here. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your help. It means so much to us and we are so appreciative of the love, support and prayers for our hero Kyle.
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