Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system and typically originates in the adrenal glands, it is a pretty rare form of cancer (only 600-700 cases per year) that primarily affects children ages 5 and under. This type of cancer is also one of the most difficult to treat. Whereas many forms of cancer can be cured through chemotherapy and surgery alone, treatment for neuroblastoma must leverage every available means of cancer treatment available: several rounds of intensive chemotherapy, surgery, 10-20 rounds of radiation, 2 bone marrow stem cell transplants and immunotherapy.
I'm a friend of Orion's Dad and I'm doing this to help this family out.
You will be happy to know that Orion has been thru the majority of his treatments and the prognosis is good!
The problem is the medical bills. This is a rare form of cancer requiring treatments that some insurance companies haven't even heard of. The transports to specialists, the experimental treatments, travel costs, etc., etc.,. The treatments have been successful, unfortunately, the costs have been poorly covered by insurance.
Orion's dad Dan isn't the kind of person to ask for help. He is an inspiration frankly. I don't know how he continues to do it. We work together and you wouldn't have known, except for the bags under his eyes from sleepless nights in the hospital, that he and his son are going thru such a grueling ordeal. The man never complains, he comes to work and excels, despite this personal struggle.
The medical bills have become overwhelming and Dan and Orion could really use your help. We raised some money for them at work but it won't be enough. If you can see it in your heart to help out such a stand-up man and his incredible son I believe you will feel the joy of giving. At the very least you will make a world of difference and give these two a break that they truly deserve. Thank You!!
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