#TEAM CALEB

Many of us have followed John and Sue’s journey with Caleb since December of 2016. We wanted to create a way to support them with the expenses they are facing as they seek to connect Caleb with the best care possible.  Not only are they incurring medical bills, but also they are facing expenses for traveling to hospitals in different cities, as well as costs in keeping their household running and the girls cared for as they work with Caleb’s appointments and symptoms. Donations to this campaign will be used to help the Anderson 5 shoulder these expenses, to make their day-to-day lives easier, and (hopefully) to enable them to have some quality family togetherness in the wake of this stressful time.
For those of you that are unaware of his condition, here is a summary-
"Christmas 2016 was the day our son became sick, it has been described as the perfect storm because at that moment his body was overwhelmed with multiple different issues that caused him to become so sick we would spend 5 days at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital. We knew that he did not have leukemia, but was diagnosed at that time with full blown orbital cellulitis, abscess on his optic nerve, strep, scarlet fever, and pansinusitis. When we left Peyton Manning we thought our son would return home to recover and we could put this week behind us, but that was not the case. After many hospital stays, different hospitals working to find the reason as to why his body would not fight the infections we found ourselves at Boston Children's hospital where we travel there every month and spent all summer (45 days) twice as we met with multiple specialties, has 13 physicians on his care team and was faced with a lot of medical decisions. Since the day he became sick we have faced 18 surgeries, 2 PICC lines, fecal transplant, hospital stays, medicines, constant appointments, monthly scans, scopes, blood draws, infusions and many other procedures which resulted in him being pulled out of public school. Caleb's case continues to be a rare situation, he has been diagnosed with an immune disorder, Exercise Induced Urticaria, chronic sinusitis, antibody deficiency, mass on his brain, optic neuritis and many other diagnosis but we are very confident in our physicians at Boston Children's. There is no cure for what he has, but we are confident that with the help of BCH that we will one day get him back to being a boy who can enjoy life outside of the hospital and appointments knowing that at any point if the inflammation level gets to high his body will shut down and he could lose his sight. We rest in the assurance that God continues to go before us as we move along our son's medical journey but there are days when we wish Dec 25th, 2016 would have never happened. Our son is a fighter and has been forced to handle many tough medical situations that are way beyond his years. We have seen him grow and love on those in the medical field, giving hugs to all those who care for him. He is a tough kid and we are so thankful for his fight to get better." #TeamCaleb #Joshua1:9

Please keep this sweet family in your thoughts and prayers as they conquer this journey one day at a time.  Any donations and prayers would be helpful.  

Thank you

Donations

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  • Doug Wolfe  
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
  • SWAT NLVPD 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
  • Gayl Mangiacarne  
    • $300 
    • 24 mos
  • Francesco Moore 
    • $10 
    • 25 mos
  • Leslie Sellers 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Tricia Smock 
Organizer
Raised $10 from 1 donation
Hingham, MA
Leslie Sellers 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
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