Fighting for Henry

My name is Roni Fisher, and I live in Richmond, Michigan. I am creating this GoFundMe for my nephew's son, Henry. Henry was recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an extremely rare but treatable form of cancer. The road ahead of him is long and costly, so the funds raised here will be used toward the medical bills for biopsies, chemotherapy, radiation, medications, surgeries, stem cell transplant, and whatever other treatments the team at Beaumont deem necessary to cure him. Henry's father will be added to the GoFundMe, and will receive the funds directly. To learn more about their story, continue reading. 

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Henry is a 6 year old boy living in St. Clair Township, Michigan. He is the son of Terry, a Police Officer in Grosse Pointe Park, and Kristen, a nurse in Mt. Clemens. Henry also has an 8 year old older brother named TJ. Henry is just like any other kid his age. He loves Spiderman, playing outdoors, spending time with his family, and so much more.

At the end of May, the Hays family received some news that would completely change their lives. Henry was taken to the hospital after experiencing ongoing body aches, and random fevers here and there. After testing negative for the coronavirus but finding abnormalities in his blood work, Henry was sent over to Royal Oak Beaumont for further testing. Doctors worked tirelessly to identify why Henry was wrong. After countless tests, the doctors pulled Terry and Kristen out of the hospital room to share that Henry has Neuroblastoma, an extremely rare form of cancer. The doctors continued testing to ensure it hadn't spread anywhere else in the body, and while his organs were clear, his bones were not. 

Throughout the last 2 weeks, Henry has not only undergone countless tests, but he has also endured surgeries to biopsy the tumor found on his adrenal gland and to biopsy his bone marrow. The team also placed a port in his chest for his chemo treatments, and Henry began his chemo treatment just days later. While the cancer Henry was diagnosed with is extremely rare, it is treatable and curable if caught at the right time. The team at Beaumont feels confident that they can eradicate the cancer from his body, but the road will be long and costly.

In April this year, his mother Kristen was one of the front line workers who contracted the coronavirus while working to treat the patients coming into the hospital who were experience the worst of the disease. This caused Kristen to be out of work for the weeks leading up to Henry's diagnoses, and with the intensive and demanding days of treatment that lie ahead for Henry, she will be unable to return to her job for the foreseeable future. 

As a family, we are optimistic about Henry's recovery but we understand the road ahead is long and winding. Henry is looking at days filled with stem cell transplant, chemotherapy, biopsies, radiation, and surgeries. While these will all take a major physical and mental tole on him, the family will face financial hardships as they figure out how to cover these life saving treatments.

PLEASE consider making a donation to ease the financial burden the Hays family will face. Every dollar counts! By supporting this GoFundMe, you are helping the Hays family access treatments that will allow Henry to live a long, fulfilling life.

Thank you in advance for you donations!
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Donations

  • Janet Hayes 
    • $50 
    • 5 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • Wendy Blankenship 
    • $50 
    • 5 d
  • Jodi Gates 
    • $50 
    • 5 d
  • Mike & Chris Drumheller 
    • $50 
    • 7 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Roni Fisher 
Organizer
Columbus, MI
Terry Hays 
Beneficiary
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