Ashton’s Treatment & Surgery

Ashton is the sweetest 6 year old boy you will ever meet. A few weeks ago, he was taken to the emergency room for an elevated temp and abdominal pain. There he had a CT scan that revealed a mass in his abdomen. He was referred to a pediatric oncologist at Memorial Children’s hospital and was immediately admitted. From there, he was referred to Riley’s Children’s hospital in Indianapolis for a biopsy. The results of the biopsy revealed Ganglioneuroma Intermixed (a mostly benign tumor that is usually mixed with cancer cells). This situation is particularly dangerous because the mass is draped over his aorta. The risk of leaving the mass is too great, and Ashton will need surgery to have it removed. This campaign is very near to my heart as Ashton is my nephew. The thought of losing him is unimaginable. He was diagnosed yesterday, so I will continue to update as we get more information. Anything you can donate to help the family with expenses related to treatment and travel would be greatly appreciated. If you cannot donate, please keep him in your prayers.

Update: Ashton’s surgery has been scheduled for November 2nd at Riley’s. We are ever grateful for the continued prayers.

Update: Today, we are breathing a sigh of relief. Ashton is out of surgery. The procedure went well, and they were able to remove 100% of the mass. He has a very long road ahead of him as far as recovery goes.  We are ever thankful for each and every one of your prayers, shares and donations. 

Update: As you all know, Ashton’s tumor was removed a few days ago. The surgeon called with the results of the pathology report to say that they found Neuroblastoma. Ashton will now need bone marrow testing in addition to several other tests. This is very unexpected, and we are absolutely devastated. Your continued prayers are much appreciated.

Update: Ashton had his bone marrow scan today. He is out of surgery, home and recovering. We ask for your continued prayers as we await the results. 

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Organizer and beneficiary

Samantha Husband 
Organizer
Niles, MI
Kari Witte 
Beneficiary
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