At age 7 he was diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma, a cancer that starts at the base of the brain and spreads to the brain and spinal cord. This is an aggressive type of cancer and Justin was given a devastating 1% chance of survival, if he survived the brain surgery. Make -a-wish foundation reached out to my family and sent Justin on not one, but two last wishes after the first ended in pneumonia in Orlando, FL and prolonged hospitalization they felt his wish was not fulfilled and sent him back.
Although he suffered a massive stroke on the operating table, including trauma to the brain; he was that 1%. We were blessed to have him survive and enter remission. Justin was not the same child he was before the cancer, he was a miracle. We thank the stars for so many years we've been given together.
Justin is now in critical condition after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, that has metastasized in his brain. He is currently on life support and his family by his side while he's kept comfortable. The infection has taken hold of his body and the only course of action at this time is to ease his pain and suffering. We greatly appreciate any prayers or support in this time of grief and sorrow.