In 2012, my nephew, Christian Bryant, was diagnosed with cancer. We were told he had a Wilms tumor also known as nephroblastoma. It’s a type of tumor that grows within the kidneys. It is the most common cancer in children. He was 1 year old.
￼After extensive rounds of chemo and radiation, and one surgery and the tumor was removed and Christian was able to go into remission.
1 year or so later the doctors found spots on his lungs and another tumor was found in is left lung. He started new rounds of chemo and radiation and underwent another surgery to remove the parts of his lung that was affected by the tumor leaving him with ¾ of a lung. He had now beat cancer for a 2nd time at the young age of 3 and he spent that summer happily in remission.
￼Unfortunately, in the fall of 2014 he was diagnosed with cancer a 3rd time. He was sent to Boston Children’s hospital to undergo experimental treatment. The tumor grew rapidly and was putting too much pressure on his heart. Christian died in March of 2015 at four years old.
￼It’s been two years since he passed away and last month I finally worked up the nerve visit him at the cemetery where he was buried. I searched for his headstone and only to realize there wasn’t one. I later found out that after all the hospital bills and other expenses my sister and her husband were unable to afford one. As many of you know, headstones don’t come cheap.
So, I thought this Christmas I would buy one for her. But, I need your help. I’m asking you to donate anything you have even if it’s only $5, anything helps.
￼My sister, Jensen, is my best friend and my nephew was my whole world. She has been through a lot these past couple of years and I really want to make her Christmas special this year by giving her son a headstone for his burial site.
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