Our son Zayden is a 13 year old, 7th Grader who was diagnosed with Stage 4B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on August 11th, 2022. He is the oldest of 4 siblings. He has a younger sister named Gemma who is in the 4th Grade, a younger brother named Kyzen who is 2 years old, and a baby brother named Zavian who is 7 months old. He is such a brilliant, warm hearted, and brave young man who loves to help and inspire others including his siblings, peers, and the many children and people we have met within the community.
After his initial diagnosis, he underwent 5 strong cycles of chemo and 24 rounds of radiation during the holiday season of 2022. We had a few good scans during the spring and summer of 2022 and high hopes that Zayden was in remission.
In September of 2023 we learned that Zayden’s cancer has returned and between the scan done in August and the most recent one done in October the active nodes had doubled in size. Zayden’s doctor in Albuquerque and the St Jude and Denver Tumor Boards are in agreement that Zayden needs to undergo a very aggressive treatment protocol. Treatment includes pre-treatment chemo, a stem-cell/bone marrow extraction, and then high dose chemo and a stem cell/bone marrow transplant.
This is a high-risk procedure and will require our family to travel to and from the Denver Childrens' Hospital and 3-6 months of quarantine for Zayden and our family.
We appreciate any and all help, and prayers for recovery. All funds that are collected will help us maintain our mortgage, car, and living expenses while we are staying in Colorado.