Hello, and thank you for taking a few minutes to learn our story. My name is Amy Douglas. I am a native of Savannah, Georgia and have returned to the area just a few years ago after spending a decade in Alaska with my children. Our story is shared here to gain support for the care of my son, Wyatt, as he fights a difficult and unfair battle with childhood cancer.
Those who know us well may say that we have chased many adventures, overcome many obstacles, and pursued fantastic dreams. For all of those experiences we are grateful for the amazing moments we've shared, memories made, and lessons learned. Recently though in our journey, we have found ourselves in unfamilair territory, without a roadmap, a field guide, or a strategic plan. We're faced with an obstacle too great for us alone this time, and we are so very thankful for the love we feel now as we lean into our faith in God's promise, and the love and support of our family and friends.
I would like to share the news that changed our lives, our routines, our plans in just a blink. After Wyatt recently spent a week feeling awful at home with what we were told was a virus, I brought him in again to the doctor to be certain something else wasn't making him ill. After a quick look at him and a finger prick, we were sent immediately through the emergency room and then straight to oncology-hematology. Wyatt was diagnosed with an aggressive type of leukemia.
This shocking news followed 10 years of perfect health. We just celebrated Wyatt's 10th birthday in January.
Without taking a breath, we educated ourselves on his leukemia and he began procedures and chemotherapy the very next day. He has had six chemo treatments in the first two and half weeks. With several successful treatments behind him, he was released to come home, where he has been doing really well. He is so strong, more so than I could have imagined. I thank God for his strength and for his health that helps him fight hard now.
His treatment is expected to continue for three years, in stages. He will need treatments every few days, recovery at home between treatments, and he'll not be able to attend school until we beat his cancer. As you might imagine, I have left my job abruptly to care for him during his treatments and throughout his battle with leukemia.
This has been a real shock to us, of course, but we all maintain optimism and positivity as we support him and cheer for his cure. We are thankful also that his is a treatable cancer. Please pray with us and send good, healing energy for his strength, minimal side effects, and a cure. This will be a long, hard road; we want to help make it as bright, smooth, and scenic as possible for him.
Please share with those you know are prayer warriors. He needs all of the love, prayers, healing energy, and support we can offer him.
Thank you for sharing your heart with our Wyatt. Thank you for your support.