Initially, Daniel went to the hospital with a fever of 103.4F. The nurse drew his blood and the doctor prescribed him antibiotics for pneumonia and sent him home. The following morning, Daniel received a call from his doctor stating that he had reviewed Daniel’s lab report and that Daniel needed to go to the emergency room to get a blood transfusion immediately.
After being admitted to the emergency room and undergoing a series of blood tests, his doctor stated that at 6pm he needed to meet with Daniel and his family to discuss the preliminary results. At this point, all we knew was that Daniel had pneumonia. That evening, to our horror, the doctor expressed that he was 90% confident that Daniel had Acute Lymphobalistic Leukemia (ALL), but that he was still awaiting the final lab results.
The following day the doctor informed us that, unfortunately, he had more bad news. The results confirmed that Daniel indeed has ALL, but it was also confirmed that he is concurrently suffering from another form of Leukemia called Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The doctor called it the “Two Headed Monster”. Given his rare diagnosis, Daniel is undergoing a highly potent form of chemotherapy and once he is in remission, he will require a bone marrow transplant.
The great news is that we have God on our side and family and friends like you helping Daniel to fight this battle. According to his doctors, he will be unable to work for an extended period of time. On August 31, 2014, Daniel will turn 26 and he will no longer be covered under his father’s current medical insurance which presently allows him coverage without paying a very high premium. Our family is willing to do anything and literally everything to help Daniel in his fight to beat this. Any money that we can raise on Daniel’s behalf will go towards helping him pay for his college loans from UC Davis, his mortgage on his new home and any future medical expenses. Please say a prayer for my little brother Daniel Lopez. Thank you for reading this and for your continued love and support of my brother and our family. Robert
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