On Sunday June 25 little Isaiah Wainwright was diagnosed with high-risk B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (B-ALL) at almost 14 months old. He had a fever for about a week that wouldn’t go away and when Lindsay brought him to the doctor she was told it was probably just from teething. He developed strange bruises on his leg and she brought him in again the next day. The doctor realized right away that there was something seriously wrong. He was tested right away and rushed to the hospital in Prince George, then travelled by air ambulance to BC Children’s hospital in Vancouver where they arrived at 1:00 am on Sunday. After extensive testing Isaiah received his B-ALL diagnosis.
Clayton and Lindsay were told by his oncologist that because Isaiah has cancer cells in his spinal fluid and a very high count of cancer cells in his white blood cells he is high-risk with a survival rate of about 80%. His prognosis may worsen or improve based on his body’s response to treatment. He will also have a higher chance of relapsing than most. Isaiah will be in intensive therapy for the next six months at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Lindsay will be staying with Isaiah for the entire six months, and Clayton will be travelling back and forth when he is able. Isaiah will require treatment for at least the next four years with regular trips to Prince George and Vancouver.
Clayton and Lindsay are completely devastated. Being away from their other three children and helping Isaiah through treatment is going to be extremely difficult to say the least. We made this page available for people wanting to help ease the financial burden that comes with having to be away from home for so long and travel back an forth. We all wish we could do more! They are the most caring and generous people, who don’t hesitate to help anyone else in need.