This is Luke Nelson, our sweet four year old little boy. He was diagnosed on Aprill 22, 2016 with Stage 4 high risk Neuroblastoma. His original tumor was wrapped around his heart and extended down to his pelvic bone taking up the entire left side of his chest/abdomen. Luke has undergone 5 rounds of intense high dose chemotherapy, a major surgery in NY to remove the tumor, a 6 week long isolated Stem Cell transplant, 3 weeks of radiation to his chest and abdomen, and 6 months of antibody therapy. On August 9, 2017 our family heard the words we had prayed so long for: Luke was CANCER FREE!! But beating cancer has come at the cost of Luke's long term health. We are now traveling down the road of side effects the treatments to save his life have caused. He has major hearing loss, decreased kidney function and lowered heart function and is still being tested for a long list of other problems. We have always held firmly to Christ and have had faith that no matter what highs or lows Luke's battle with cancer brough that we would always lift our eyes to Him and give God all the glory and praise for our son. We trust Christ and we trust His plan and we know that He has our family on this path for a reason. We were asked recently to update Luke's gofundme page since the description was from when he was diagnosed and to update on how much has been raised and where it has gone. We started this fundraiser when Luke was first diagnosed and through your generosity $40,000 was raised! That amount is incredible and has been such a blessing to our family. We were able to pay Luke's health insurance Out of Pocket Deductible the last two years and we were able to pay the hospital in NY for Luke's tumor removal. Every other penny of that amount has gone to Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Tx for the medical bills he accumulates there on a regular basis since it is his treating hospital. We have been asked by many people how they can donate and how they can help our family. #1 is to pray. Lifting your voices up to Christ is the best help you could ever give our son. #2 is to donate to Luke's medical needs. Any amount helps and is used for his medical bills, gas to get to the hospital and food while he is there. Luke has a facebook page where we do most of the upating on his battle and where we can always be reached by messaging www.facebook.com/prayer4luke We know Christ has a plan for Luke and we love and trust Him completely. Thank you all so much for showing our son and family love and for following with us on this journey!
Clint N Mia Nelson