Avery’s Terminal Battle:Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

36184578_1547424909782143_r.jpeg36184578_1547424686231690_r.jpeg36184578_1547424753538475_r.jpeg36184578_1547424854869426_r.jpegAvery Liam was born September 3, 2014 in Seattle. He was born with an infectious smile and beautiful curls. It was love at first sight for his family and friends.

On December 20, 2018, Avery started to complain of severe stomach pain. We took him to several hospitals, urgent care clinics, and doctors. All diagnoses were constipation.

On January 7, 2019, the same day his grandpa passed away, we decided enough was enough and demanded several more thorough tests be administered. Unfortunately what we thought was at worst, appendicitis, celiac disease, or extreme constipation turned out to be much worse—a cancerous tumor the size of a fist was found in the middle of his abdomen.

Daddy and I looked at each other in utter shock, disbelief, and immense sadness as we had to ask the ER doctor over and over again if he could repeat himself. As our lives changed that very moment, we reached out to our extended circle as we prayed, cried uncontrollably, and continued to ask ourselves, why him?

Avery, while under an excruciating amount of pain, went in for an emergency biopsy surgery. That biopsy came back positive for cancer. A very rare form of pancreatic cancer—so rare that it affects only roughly 1 person out of 25 million individuals.

Monday, we check to see how far the disease has spread, as they have already found lymph nodes on his lungs that show signs of the disease. Nevertheless, we believe in God and know that our son will be saved from this rare cancer. Like his disease, he’s one in a million and we will continue to help him fight across this long and perilous journey.

We haven’t been through this process alone. The outpour of love, prayers, and physical support we received from family, friends, and even unknown spiritual brothers and sisters has been more than a huge blessing. We have messages of support from prayer warriors from all corners of the world.

As the last few days have passed, we have been frequently asked if we have a GoFundMe page set up for our son. Up to this point, we’ve tried to humble ourselves and face this journey as two parents and our son. We’ve also been reminded of the fact that Avery isn’t the only child undergoing a battle with cancer, so we have chosen not to make a spectacle over the situation.

Regardless of how we, as his parents feel, Avery is to embark upon an incredibly difficult and arduous journey. Due to the masses that Avery has accumulated and how aggressive they have become, we have started chemo. Avery will need several blood transfusions, and after a few rounds of chemotherapy, he will undergo major surgery and will most likely lose his liver.

As I sit here and write this, I’m in tears because we’re watching our sweet boy be asked to endure pain most people will never have to endure in one’s lifetime.

So as we set up this GoFundMe page, please do not feel obligated to donate monetarily. We need prayers from anyone and everyone out there willing to do so. We believe in the healing of God to help get Avery through this journey. However, any and all help would forever be appreciated. Any donation will go to support medical, travel, meals, or any other form of unexpected costs associated with Avery’s cancer diagnosis, treatment and long term care.

Whether you believe in the power of prayer or positive vibes, please keep this little one in your thoughts. Avery and his family need all the love and support so he can KICK CANCERS BUTT!!

Thank you for taking time to read about Avery’s journey! And continue to please keep him in your prayers or if you have a prayer circle and can mention his story, please help us continue to spiritually fight for him. 

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