Paige was too sick to be treated at Dixie Regional Medical Center, so she was transported by life flight to Phoenix Children’s Hospital where doctors ran another round of blood tests. The tests confirmed cancer the next day, and Paige has been diagnosed with Type B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). ALL is the most common and treatable type of childhood cancers with an expected 90% survival rate. After the initial induction period, Paige's doctors will use the information they collect to schedule 2.5 years of out-patient therapy that will be presented in 4-week schedules. The amount of treatments will vary from one to the next.
At this time, Andy is staying in Phoenix with Paige, and Lisa will be travelling back and forth over the next few weeks as Paige undergoes her first round of chemotherapy. They have been set up in an apartment close to the hospital, but because Phoenix is so far away, travel and living expenses will eventually become a burden for the family. This account is being set up to help Andy and Lisa with travel/living expenses. If you do not feel you can make a monetary donation at this time, please leave an encouraging remark in the comments. Andy and Lisa have been overwhelmed at the response of love and support so far, and they are very grateful to their Heavenly Father for the outpouring of His love as they navigate this journey.