Christopher's Leukemia Fund

My cousin was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia the week after his first birthday. He was quickly admitted to the Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach where he spent eight months undergoing treatment (chemotherapy, numerous blood and platelet transfusions, endless needle pokes, and numerous tests.) He even developed a blood infection while he was there.

During this time, my Aunt remained with him at the hospital every day while my Uncle worked and his older siblings continued school. About three months ago the Doctors informed my family that Christoper's tests came back clear and that there was no current sign of the cancer. Relieved, they were able to take him home after his counts raised a little. Then my Aunt noticed some bruising and a lump on his lower anatomy that the Doctor's said was Chloroma - a malignant tumor which is essentially a collection of leukemic cells occurring outside of the bone marrow. His cancer was back.

He's been transferred to The City of Hope in Duarte to start new treatment plans (more chemo and eventually a bone marrow transplant) and hopefully overcome this battle with cancer.

Christopher turns two next month and he's spent almost half of his life in the hospital and away from his siblings. My Uncle works to support the family, Grandmothers or family friends help to take the kids to school and bring them home, and my Aunt spends every second of every day in the hospital while Chris is in there. Treatment isn't cheap. Bills add up quickly (especially with two hospitals) and I'm hoping that I can help alleviate even a little bit of stress from their lives. Every penny will go toward his fight against Leukemia and we appreciate any help that we can get. Whether it's in the form of a donation, a share, a prayer, or keeping him in your thoughts; it's all appreciated!

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Donations

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  • Olga Correa 
    • $10 
    • 34 mos
  • Dino Juncaj 
    • $200 
    • 35 mos
  • Amir Orozco 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 35 mos
  • Marie Sailer 
    • $150 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sarah Leal 
Organizer
Las Vegas, NV
Mike LEAL 
Beneficiary
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